Wiley B. Rutledge pets dog

First U.S. Supreme Court justice from CU known as model of collegiality

June 29, 2017

Often overlooked due to his short tenure, Wiley B. Rutledge was the first CU Boulder graduate to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. He was sworn in 19 years before Byron White joined the nation's highest court.

Brothers display their insect food product including crickets on a plate.

Alumni innovate locally and globally

June 15, 2017

From bringing a family recipe to the hot sauce market; to helping debut an all-female orchestra in Afghanistan; and normalizing the superfood of insects in the American diet, CU Boulder alumni are innovating near and far.

Charlie visits with customers at Boulder Farmer's Market

2 CU grads are cooking up Guatemalan hot sauce using family recipes

June 13, 2017

Cousins Juan and Charlie Stewart, both CU Boulder alumni, are carving out a space for themselves in the hot sauce market using Guatemalan family recipes and locally-sourced ingredients.

Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra Zohra

With a CU mentor, Afghan girls embrace music

June 12, 2017

For years, the Taliban banned music in Afghanistan. Now the country's first dedicated music school has debuted an all-female orchestra, with CU Boulder music alumna and mentor Allegra Boggess to thank.

art installation at 2017 Venice Bienniale

Two alumni featured in Venice Biennale 2017

June 5, 2017

Two bodies of work exhibited in an official satellite site of Venice Biennale 2017, the oldest and arguably most prestigious visual arts event in the world, share close ties to CU Boulder.

Alexander Drumm's diploma from 1892

The story behind CU's first graduate

May 12, 2017

There are nearly 300,000 CU Boulder alumni today. For a few moments on a spring day in 1882, there was just one: Henry Alexander Drumm.

CU Boulder graduation tassels

Join the 2017 #ForeverBuffs campus conversation

May 10, 2017

Be part of the story: Use the hashtag #ForeverBuffs to be featured in the 2017 Spring Commencement Storify page.

Car overturned in earthquake aftermath

NEIC provides only 24/7 earthquake team of its kind in the U.S.

March 29, 2017

CU Boulder alumni Dale Grant and Julie Dutton, as part of one of the world's best-equipped earthquake teams at the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC), are among the first to gather key details in a quake's immediate aftermath.

Former CU employee Judy Collins plays guitar, sings on stage

The album: CU musicians saw national success with folk collaboration

Jan. 17, 2017

In 1959, the folk music craze sweeping America prompted several CU affiliates to produce a record titled "Folk Song Festival at Exodus," which would later propel one featured group to the Billboard charts and a young employee, Judy Collins, to true superstardom.

Italian flag flies in clear blue sky

Italian alumna, lifelong learner experiences la dolce vita

Dec. 29, 2016

While Joyce Earickson's career focus has varied, her goals have remained constant: teaching, helping others and leading a meaningful life. "I think I’ve had to come to terms with wondering if everybody might have a wandering life like I’ve had . . . where they start out in something and then it morphs into something else and leads here and there."