Thomas Jefferson statue inside the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.

How do we judge long-passed historical figures? Professor proposes a way

March 16, 2023

In a recently published essay, Professor Iskra Fileva offers a new method for judging long-passed historical figures who, by modern standards, may exemplify redeeming and repulsive qualities.

Audience members tune in to a CHA event

‘The arts and humanities give meaning to our lives’

Feb. 14, 2023

Jennifer Ho, director of CU Boulder’s Center for Humanities & the Arts, discusses the state of the arts and humanities in higher education as CHA celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Martin Luther King Jr. monument in Washington, D.C.

Understanding the full legacy of MLK

Jan. 13, 2023

As we prepare to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Professor Ashleigh Lawrence Sanders shares insight on King’s fuller legacy, his trajectory as an activist and why people tend to boil him down to a few simplistic words and phrases.

Theodore Dru Alison “Theo” Cockerell

Undergrad uncovers evidence suggesting CU pioneer favored eugenics

Dec. 16, 2022

Undergraduate Ciara O’Neil found documents indicating CU Museum of Natural History co-founder Theodore Dru Alison “Theo” Cockerell was a eugenics sympathizer.

CMCI instructor and student work at a computer in the classroom

CMCI faculty, students on a mission for change

Dec. 9, 2022

The College of Media, Communication and Information received a $25,000 donation from the climate-action organization Mission Zero to further climate-focused work. Faculty and students undertook seven grant projects, tackling climate issues through innovative storytelling.

Takacs Quartet with students from the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras

Takács Quartet launches CU Series, expands community engagement

Dec. 9, 2022

The Takács Quartet is pushing to deepen and expand its relationship with fans. Through its new CU Series, the group will allocate tickets to engage new audience members.

President Donald Trump

15 scholars weigh Trump ‘corruption’

Oct. 10, 2022

An essay collection edited by CU Boulder anthropologists explores expanded notions of corruption in the Trump era. Corruption is endemic to the United States, the editors argue.

Soundscapes of the People team pose for a photo in Pueblo

American Music Research Center receives grants, advances diverse music projects

Oct. 5, 2022

The College of Music's American Music Research Center is bustling with activity. Director Susan Thomas is spearheading various exciting projects—discover what’s new.

TikTok and other social media apps

How TikTok has changed the music industry

Sept. 12, 2022

TikTok has become a go-to platform for discovering new music, but many musicians say the app interferes with their artistic integrity. CU instructor and musician Mike Barnett discusses how TikTok has changed the music industry, for better and for worse.

Person sits on rock formation and plays music.

Video: ‘Soundscapes of the People’ explores Pueblo’s history through music

Sept. 1, 2022

The College of Music’s American Music Research Center has embarked on a research project aimed at documenting, preserving and engaging with diverse musical and cultural influences in and around Pueblo, Colorado.