Children in Afghanistan skateboarding thanks to the Skateistan nonprofit

Education on the quarter pipe

June 23, 2022

Alumnus Rory Burke is working with a nonprofit called Skateistan to help kids across the globe achieve academic goals through skateboarding.

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Award-winning filmmaker gives persistence, ‘energy’ to next generation

June 22, 2022

John W. Comerford, who discovered the power of film at CU Boulder, arranges major gift to its Stan Brakhage Moving Image Art Forum and Studies Collection.

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An ‘easy-button’ approach to user testing

June 22, 2022

Recent ATLAS graduate Elsy Meis proposes Dashboard Zero, an approach to user testing that is both simple and immediate, in a paper she will present later this month at the Human Computer Interaction International Conference.

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Alumnus shines light on history of LGBTQ community in American West

May 31, 2022

Gregory Hinton is a California-based author, historian and the founder of Out West, a national museum program series exploring the contributions of LGBTQ communities to Western American history.

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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.

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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.