Women Who Lead featured alumni

Forever Buffs Spotlight: Women who lead

March 24, 2021

Learn about the work and achievements of several distinguished members of the CU community in a special series of videos. The series showcases how CU women have made a positive impact both on campus and in their own communities.

"Destruction" from The Course of an Empire by Thomas Cole visualizes the fall of Rome. (via Wikimedia Commons)

Alumnus who loves to teach aims to 'humanize' history

March 10, 2021

Gerardo Muñoz says his favorite experience at CU Boulder was simply discovering professors who "genuinely cared" about teaching. Muñoz himself now cares about teaching so much that he was named Colorado’s teacher of the year.

Rock climber and CU Boulder alumnus Garrett Cease

Helping others learn the ropes

March 2, 2021

Rock climber and CU Boulder alumnus Garrett Cease uses wellness techniques with his students to bring a sense of balance into the classroom.

David Varel

A question of honor makes history

Jan. 28, 2021

Through his research, a CU Boulder history graduate inspired the removal of a "Lost Cause" scholar’s name from a prestigious Civil War book award.

Akhil Rao

Former PhD student wins national award for orbit-use dissertation

Jan. 27, 2021

Akhil Rao has won a dissertation award of which only two are given annually in recognition of unusually significant contributions to one's discipline.

Levinson sewing a horn cover

Seamstress for the band: CU alumna sews bell covers for CU Horn Studio

Dec. 15, 2020

As research emerged showing wind and brass instruments could produce COVID-19-laden aerosols, CU Boulder alumna Maddie Levinson began sewing French horn covers for school band programs across the state.

Felix Pappalardi, left, and Leslie West of the band Mountain play in front of Norlin Library at CU Boulder (Photo by Dan Fong)

In conversation with Colorado's premiere rock 'n' roll photographer

Nov. 20, 2020

On this episode of CU at the Libraries, alumnus Dan Fong and Megan Friedel, head of the University Libraries Archives, discuss Fong's work as a rock 'n' roll and counterculture photographer.

Wisdom Amouzou

Wisdom Amouzou teaches students they are the leaders they’ve been waiting for

Nov. 6, 2020

As principal and co-founder of Empower Community High School, alumnus Wisdom Amouzou's goal is not just to ensure students progress from one grade level to the next, but to gradually give them the tools to run the school alongside parents and educators.

Jerry and Doree Hickman

Supporter spotlight: Doree Hickman

Nov. 4, 2020

Doree Hickman gained a family when she became involved with the College of Music Advisory Board. Now she’s giving back to the place she loves as part of the music+ campaign.

Nora Barpal

Music grad’s solution to expensive college auditions: A recording studio in a box

Sept. 15, 2020

College of Music graduate Nora Barpal wants to break down barriers that can keep young music students from becoming professional musicians. To that end, she's partnered with another alum to launch a coalition that provides high-quality recording equipment to low-income high schools.