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.

Alexander Williams

In rap music, alumnus pens lyrical prophecies

April 1, 2022

CU Boulder graduate Alexander Williams is working to raise the profile of rap and hip-hop scholarship. From very early on, he found that music gave him a sense of hope, possibility and agency.

Sreyas Krishnan in front of the Delta IV Parker Solar Probe in Cape Canaveral

Alumus Sreyas Krishnan helps launch rockets into space

March 18, 2022

Mechanical engineering alumnus Sreyas Krishnan has played a critical role in United Launch Alliance’s latest Atlas V rocket launch, which carried another weather satellite into space on March 1.

Alumnae Katie Wall and Courtney Jacobson

Partnering up to inspire play

March 9, 2022

At first glance, degrees in theater, religious studies and art history might not seem ideal for entrepreneurship. But alumnae Katie Wall and Courtney Jacobson say their classes were the perfect training ground for starting and running their new company, The Culture Biz, which builds culture and connection through intentional play.

Jenny Simpson holds up American flag after winning bronze medal in Rio Olympics

Jenny Simpson to be inducted into Pac-12 Hall of Honor

March 8, 2022

The Pac-12 Conference announced the 2022 class of the Pac-12 Hall of Honor, including Jenny Simpson, who was a member of the cross-country and track and field teams from 2005–09. She is one of the most decorated athletes in CU history.

Stock image of a surgery team

The path one alumnus took from mechanical engineer to heart surgeon

Feb. 10, 2022

Michael Lewis took an interdisciplinary education to the next level. After graduating with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering and working at Boeing for a year, he discovered another way to help people—through medicine.