Bill Porter appears at the Met Gala in entirely gold beaded attire, including large wings extending beyond his hands.

Is it fashion or costume? Sometimes it’s both

May 6, 2024

Associate Professor Markas Henry reflects on the sometimes vague or even non-existent line between clothing and show—a distintion that can blur at the annual Met Gala.

The CU Boulder Art Museum in the summer with people walking by, down the sidewalk.

17 arts, humanities projects receive grants

May 6, 2024

A Research & Innovation Office grant program announced nearly $95,000 in combined funding for 17 projects exploring topics in disciplines from Asian languages and environmental design to composition and Classics.

In a horizontal dance position, Erika Randall extends her left leg with a pointed toe, and reaches back with her left arm, round golf-ball size lights glimmering around her with a black background.

How ‘dance like nobody’s watching’ does and doesn’t describe dancers

April 29, 2024

On International Dance Day, Erika Randall, a CU Boulder professor of dance, reflects on the popular advice that can apply to both dance and life.

top half of unearthed Ramesses II statue

Archaeologists unearth top half of Ramesses II

April 24, 2024

A team co-led by classics researcher Yvona Trnka-Amrhein unearthed the upper portion of a huge, ancient pharaonic statue whose lower half was discovered in 1930. Ramessess II was immortalized in Percy Bysshe Shelly’s “Ozymandia.”

Students and faculty record arrangements at Might Fine Recording studio in Denver

Jazz program reimagines classic graduation tune

April 23, 2024

The College of Music’s Thompson Jazz Studies Program will be shaking up this year’s commencement ceremony with new takes on the timeless “Pomp and Circumstance,” reimagined in the styles of Latin jazz, New Orleans funk and big band swing.

Glenn Miller plays trombone with Holly Moyer's Orchestra at Curran Theater in 1923

Donor support puts Glenn Miller collections in the spotlight

April 23, 2024

CU Boulder’s vast and historically valuable Glenn Miller collection is set to take the spotlight, thanks to a philanthropy-funded archiving project. Miller attended CU Boulder before becoming one of the most successful big band musicians of the 20th century.

a scene from The Big Sleep crime film

A guy, a gun and a dangerous blonde...and why we like them

April 4, 2024

Remembering writer Raymond Chandler at the 65th anniversary of his death, a CU Boulder English scholar reflects on the hard-boiled investigator and why this character still appeals.

Terracotta warriors excavation site outside of Xi'an China

Taking archaeology beyond big discoveries and bullwhips

April 4, 2024

CU Boulder archaeologist Sarah Kurnick addresses some common myths about archaeology at the 50th anniversary of the discovery of China’s terracotta warriors.

Stephen Graham Jones in his office

Writing a final girl’s last stand

March 28, 2024

“The Angel of Indian Lake,” book three of CU Boulder Professor Stephen Graham Jones’ Indian Lake Trilogy, comes out this month. In writing it, Jones became acquainted with a fear even he hadn’t imagined.

Wall in Roman-era village of Silchester in south-central England

‘Missing’ houses offer a new perspective on Britain’s Roman period

March 8, 2024

A population estimate considering now-decomposed wooden houses suggests that Silchester, England, may have been typical of towns across the Roman Empire, CU Boulder researcher finds.