People hold up Cuban flag in Havana 2020

The role of music in Cuban protests

Oct. 12, 2021

This summer, Cuban citizens erupted into a series of protests against their government. In this Q&A, Professor Susan Thomas speaks about the role musicians played in the recent demonstrations and in Cuban protests throughout history.

CMCI students en route to an interview

News Engagement Day: Reimagining what it means to consume news in a healthy, sustainable way

Oct. 5, 2021

Journalism student Lauren Irwin and alumna Tayler Shaw discuss News Engagement Day, a day that encourages news engagement while also promoting an understanding of the principles of journalism.

The Takács Quartet

Takács Quartet wins 4th Gramophone award

Sept. 30, 2021

CU Boulder’s internationally renowned Takács Quartet won a 2021 Gramophone Classical Music Award in the Chamber category for their 2019 recording of two complementary piano quintets with pianist Garrick Ohlsson.

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Japanese history project strengthens archival record

Aug. 31, 2021

A two-year effort to build a more complete account of the histories of the Japanese and Japanese American communities at the University of Colorado from World War II to the present day resulted in significant growth to the University Libraries Archives.

Stephen Graham Jones (Photo credit: Gary Isaacs)

Stephen Graham Jones reflects on latest slasher novel

Aug. 31, 2021

“What slashers do is they carve into the world and balance the scales of justice," says horror writer and CU Boulder Professor Stephen Graham Jones. His newest book, "My Heart is a Chainsaw," is in bookstores now.

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2 professors tapped to give Distinguished Research Lectures

Aug. 30, 2021

Rebecca Maloy of the School of Music and Roy Parker of Biochemistry and the BioFrontiers Institute have been selected to receive 2021-22 Distinguished Research Lectureships.

Devon Glover, The Sonnet Man, performing at Gracey Elementary School in Merced, CA

A new spin on Shakespeare: CSF virtual workshop series reaches GenZ through hip-hop

June 24, 2021

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is offering a virtual workshop for kids 12–18 years old is hosting unexpected professionals, including a brilliant rap artist who will teach attendees how to blend classical sonnets with contemporary hip-hop beats.

Phoebe Young holding her new book Camping Grounds

What the history of camping can tell us about inclusion, homelessness and protest culture

May 11, 2021

Professor Phoebe Young’s new book encourages those heading to the great outdoors this summer to reflect on the long history of camping and its implications on inclusion, homelessness and protest culture.

Cover art for Romance in Marseille by Claude McKay

Researchers unravel secrets of a long-lost novel

May 3, 2021

The CU Boulder journal English Language Notes helped unpack the mystery of Harlem Renaissance writer and poet Claude McKay’s novel, which was unknown for 87 years.

Illustration of a person being arrested

ProPublica’s Series on NYPD impunity wins 2021 Al Nakkula Award

April 12, 2021

ProPublica’s series The NYPD Files, a searing investigation into how the country’s largest police department maintains impunity from public oversight, is the winner of this year’s Al Nakkula Award for police reporting. The annual award is co-sponsored by The Denver Press Club and CU Boulder's College of Media, Communication and Information.