Smarties Candy Company co-president Jessica Dee Sawyer, left, with her sister Liz and cousin Sarah Dee.

Alumna holds sweet gig

April 28, 2021

Alumna Jessica Dee Sawyer works with her sister and cousin as a co-president of the well-known Smarties Candy Company.

CU Boulder alumna Claire France

Alumna startup offers help and food for essential workers, school kids during pandemic

April 26, 2021

Meet CU Boulder alumna Claire France, who launched a new endeavor called My Launch Box aimed at addressing the food scarcity issues she witnessed as a student teacher.

Painting of a person holding a heart

Education alumna transforming medicine through human caring

April 20, 2021

A tireless quest to expand knowledge and practices of human caring has sent education alumna Jean Watson around the world more than 20 times, sharing her theory of human caring and healing to educate the next generation of nursing and medical healers.

A protest against police violence

3 CU Boulder education alumni explain police-free schools movement

April 20, 2021

Under direct pressure from organizing groups and a civically engaged public mobilized by state violence against Black men, women and children, school districts are reducing or eliminating contracts with police, specifically school resource officers.

Jessica Gilman in front of a research plane

Taking to the skies to understand wildfire, pandemic impacts

April 19, 2021

When Colorado went on lockdown last March, alumna Jessica Gilman was in her lab analyzing air samples. Gilman had spent the previous summer in a plane as part of research into wildfire smoke, its chemistry and effects on human health.

Clark Lindsay, left, and family

Alumnus harnesses blockchain for secure purchasing of personal protective equipment

April 14, 2021

A Forever Buff is using his technology background to help small and medium-size companies order personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Imig Music Building

Success breeds success for College of Music alumna

March 25, 2021

Barbara Pierpoint reflects on the importance of the arts in communities and how her love of the oboe lead her to a passion for music education.

Evelyn Skoy

Alumna's nationwide search finds no evidence of ‘Ferguson effect’

March 25, 2021

While researching for her dissertation, Evelyn Skoy found that Black Lives Matter protests are not associated with upticks in crime but are linked with fewer police killings of Black people.

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.