Henderson building

Student creates resource to make data visualization easy, accessible for museums

Sept. 8, 2020

Everybody talks about data, but how do they actually use it? A CU graduate student created a new resource that makes data visualization easy and more accessible for museums large and small.

Anoushka Divekar

Take Two Knees: A concert by Anoushka Divekar

Sept. 3, 2020

Recent College of Music graduate Anoushka Divekar debuted this virtual concert that she and collaborators created from works by Black female composers.

Margot Gage Witvliet in hospital

I’m a COVID-19 long-hauler and an epidemiologist—here’s how it feels when symptoms last for months

Aug. 17, 2020

Imagine going from healthy and active to fearing you are dying almost overnight. CU alumna and epidemiologist Margot Gage Witvliet shares her story on The Conversation.

Stock image of a person riding a bike over hills

Alumni hit the road for yearlong cross-country bike tour

Aug. 10, 2020

For 31 years, Rob Drugan has taught a course on behavioral medicine at Brown University and the University of New Hampshire. Last year, he decided to take his course—which focuses on the benefits of exercise—across the continental U.S., traveling by bike with Connie Eppich.

Colorado lacrosse goalie Julia Lisella

All-American goalie reflects on 5 years between the pipes

Aug. 3, 2020

Captain Julia Lisella (SLHSci’20) of Littleton, Colorado, played with every class in CU women’s lacrosse history. Julia has anchored multiple top-25 seasons for the Buffs, and some of her best saves have come with her eyes closed.

Image provided by NASA showing a Soyuz capsule in orbit, as seen from an Apollo capsule.

Astronaut alum Vance Brand marks 45 years since Cold War thaw in space

July 28, 2020

Brand (Bus’53, Aero’60) made history when he and his Apollo crew members met with Soviet cosmonauts in space in 1975, only to narrowly survive a near-fatal landing back on Earth.

Joe Klecker at the CU Invitational

Elite distance runner headed for Olympic trials

July 20, 2020

For alumnus Joe Klecker, running talent comes in the family; his mom made the 1992 Olympic team and his dad holds the U.S. 50-mile ultramarathon record. Now, he'll be heading pro and will compete at the eventual Tokyo Olympic trials.

David Bolen, right, running in the 400-meter dash during the 1948 Olympic Games in London

The race for peace and freedom drove CU Boulder’s first Olympian

July 6, 2020

David Bolen became the first CU student to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team in 1948, running the 400-meter dash. His trip to the 1948 Olympics in London ignited a passion in what sports could do for world peace, and led to a post-Olympic life as an ambassador to multiple countries.

Michael Atkins

Custodian-turned-principal still straightening out education system

July 2, 2020

After moving up the ranks from custodian to principal, Michael Atkins has his sights set on an even broader goal—transforming the education system.

Barbara Bentree

Alumna honors the legacy of Dave Grusin in new film

July 1, 2020

Alumna Barbara Bentree returns to the College of Music with her new film. She reflects on her time at CU and her early career, the importance of music and the process of honoring one of the industry’s greats—Dave Grusin.