Body of water in Peru

Buffs among first to volunteer as Peace Corps resumes global operations

May 27, 2022

CU Boulder alumni Lisa and Peter Waugh are among the first Peace Corps volunteers to return to service overseas after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted.

wind turbines with mountain range in background

Alumni spotlight: Alicen Kandt of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

May 19, 2022

Kandt is using her mechanical engineering degree to support the fight against climate change and help build energy-resilient communities and organizations around the globe.

Karin Schuster, Wolfgang Schuster, Sharron Land Gegenheimer and Bernd Kottmann reunited in Munich, Germany in 2019

Alumna endows scholarship to help students study abroad, connect with the world

May 18, 2022

For Sharron Land Gegenheimer, living and studying abroad was life-changing—and now she wants other students at CU Boulder to have the same kinds of experiences.

Michael Leeds speaks at a podium during Leeds School of Business graduation

For Michael Leeds, it’s values, not medals, that matter most

May 6, 2022

This spring, CU has honored Michael Leeds with a university medal, recognizing not only his financial support, but his tireless advocacy for bringing sustainability, social responsibility, diversity, equity and inclusion to the forefront.

Commencement attendees celebrate in the stands of Folsom Stadium

Family’s Buff roots ‘sko’ deep

May 4, 2022

Three generations of the O’Donnell family—all attending the College of Arts and Sciences—will celebrate this year’s commencement.

Lucky Vidmar and his wife Aubrey Ardema with Chip the Buffalo

Alumnus intertwines engineering and ethics

April 26, 2022

Lucky Vidmar is working to empower ethics-focused engineers and honor his friend and mentor through the Moulakis Lecture Series within the Herbst Program for Engineering, Ethics & Society.

Patricia Sheffels

‘Little decisions influenced my life’

April 25, 2022

CU Boulder alumna Patricia Sheffels has established a keynote-speaker program to address environmental issues.

Frank Webb in Vietnam

Vietnam War veteran returns 50 years later for commencement he missed

April 22, 2022

Frank Webb is headed to Folsom Field to participate in something the war prevented him from doing in the 1960s—attending a commencement ceremony.

Kaleb Chesnic playing flute and Nathália Kato playing piano

Alumnus Kaleb Chesnic expands flute repertoire

April 7, 2022

Recent alumnus Kaleb Chesnic has already made his mark on the flute repertoire by transcribing all three of Edvard Grieg’s violin sonatas. And in a review of his debut recording with pianist Nathália Kato, Gramophone praises Chesnic as a “sensitive and virtuoso performer.”

Leeds professor Shaun Davies speaking to students

Lecture series honors alumnus who was a presence—‘not just in size, but in terms of his voice’

April 4, 2022

Rather than a more traditional scholarship, Steven Pardo’s mother was interested in creating a lecture series to honor how her son delighted in bringing people together.