The town of Yanhuitlan with ancient mountaintop city of Cerro Jazmin in background (Oaxaca Highlands)

Scholars aim to unlock mystery of the Mesoamerican collapse

Oct. 8, 2020

A global team of researchers led by a CU Boulder professor has received a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to study the classic-period collapse in Mesoamerica.

Girl listening to music with mask

How music of past pandemics can predict human behavior now

Sept. 14, 2020

Austin Okigbo, an associate professor of ethnomusicology, studies South African music created during epidemics. According to Okigbo, certain themes reverberate through periods of widespread illness.

David Korevaar at his home piano

CU professor celebrates Beethoven’s 250th anniversary with 10 hours of sonatas in 6 weeks

Aug. 7, 2020

David Korevaar, professor of piano at CU Boulder’s College of Music, uploaded videos of himself performing all 32 of Beethoven’s sonatas on his YouTube channel in just 60 days.

Students watch a performance of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" during a past Colorado Shakespeare Festival season

Bringing the Bard online

June 4, 2020

With the Colorado Shakespeare Festival season and camps postponed, staff members have been busy adapting their community resources to a virtual format.

sheet music from new collection

Exploring America’s musical past to compose the future

Feb. 20, 2020

Silent films weren’t actually silent. Now, students can study the music of this once prominent corner of American pop culture.

Ensign Mary F. Waters and Lt. Wm. J. Sweeny check a 20 mm canon at Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard in Massachusetts in 1944.

‘Making Waves’: Documentary follows women at war

Nov. 11, 2019

As the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II approaches and airwaves begin to fill with stories of distant battles won and the brave men who fought them, Kathleen M. Ryan, a documentary filmmaker and associate professor of journalism, is focused on the veteran women who helped make those victories possible.

Mary Rippon theatre

Colorado Shakespeare Festival announces 2020 season, featuring modern remixes of classic tales

Oct. 29, 2019

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is releasing the lineup for its 2020 season, including larger than life remixes of classics, playing June 5 to Aug. 9.

Music students practice the Alexander Technique with instructor

Playing through pain: Keeping musicians in the game

Oct. 18, 2019

Student-athletes aren’t the only ones on campus who can be felled by injury. CU Boulder’s College of Music is leading the charge to treat and—more importantly—to prevent repetitive injuries to musicians.

Headshot of Patty Limerick

Patty Limerick featured on The New Yorker Festival panel

Oct. 9, 2019

The faculty director of CU Boulder's Center of the American West will be in New York Oct. 13 speaking as part of the festival's 20th anniversary event, discussing the legacy of President Donald Trump.

1940 baseball team photo

75 years after internment, librarians give voice to Japanese and Japanese American history

Oct. 2, 2019

The CU Japanese and Japanese American Community History Project will build out archival records of Japanese and Japanese Americans on campus throughout university history.

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