CU-Boulder history chair wins Pulitzer Prize for her book

April 20, 2015

The chair of the University of Colorado Boulder history department today won the Pulitzer Prize for history for her book Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People . Associate Professor Elizabeth Fenn said she first learned of the prize when she received an email from a New York Times reporter. A short while later, she received official notification from her editor. In the meantime, her phone started ringing and people started showing up at her office door.

Fred Anderson

CU-Boulder Professor Fred Anderson named 2015 Hazel Barnes Prize winner

April 15, 2015

Professor Fred Anderson of the University of Colorado Boulder history department has been awarded the 2015 Hazel Barnes Prize, the most distinguished award a faculty member can receive from the university. Since 1992, the Hazel Barnes Prize has been awarded each year to a CU-Boulder faculty member who best exemplifies the enriching interrelationship between teaching and research, and whose work has had a significant impact on students, faculty, colleagues and the university.

Limerick as the University Fool with Harvard President in 1983

CU-Boulder’s Patty Limerick to review nearly 40 years as University Fool on April 1

March 17, 2015

University of Colorado Professor Patty Limerick will review nearly four decades of service as University Fool and reflect on the value of humor on April Fools’ Day.

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Special Valentine’s Day event about Albert Einstein slated for CU-Boulder

Feb. 2, 2015

Up for a romantic Valentine’s Day evening? Then head to the University of Colorado Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium to Relativity for Lovers – A Valentine’s Day Among the Stars , for music, film and a talk on the genius of Albert Einstein.

Bike-to-work events offer chance to explore barriers to cycling, says CU study

Jan. 27, 2015

Cities that host bike-to-work events as their sole effort to increase commuter travel by bicycle may be missing a larger -- perhaps more valuable -- opportunity, according to a study involving the University of Colorado Boulder and led by the University of Colorado Denver . Local governments should use bike-to-work days to find out from participants why they’re attending and -- more importantly -- what prevents them from biking more often, according to the study.

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Downtown Boulder businessman’s gift sparks $2 million CU Opera endowment

Oct. 20, 2014

Longtime Boulder resident Paul N. Eklund has made a transformative gift to the opera program at the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder that, combined with additional university commitments, establishes a $2 million endowment for the program, to be renamed the Eklund Family Opera Program in honor of the gift.

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CU-Boulder marks 100 years of Homecoming

Oct. 16, 2014

Not everybody or everything makes it to 100, but the University of Colorado Boulder Homecoming is about to reach that centennial mark. On Nov. 7, 1914, CU took on Utah to win 33-0 in the first Homecoming featuring an intercollegiate matchup. This year, from Oct. 22 to 25, CU-Boulder will host hundreds of guests at dozens of major events. In addition to the traditional football game and parade, the celebration will include a concert, an alumni lecture series, affinity reunions and college and school gatherings.

Ritters endow classical guitar program in College of Music

Oct. 10, 2014

CU-Boulder alumni Michele (Mikhy) and Mike Ritter have a deep love for CU-Boulder. They've recently made a trailblazing gift to the classical guitar program in the College of Music that, combined with a commitment from the Office of the Chancellor, will endow and name the program.

Syrian-American musician brings message of peace to Boulder

Sept. 26, 2014

As his country continues to suffer from civil war, terrorism and atrocities, renowned Syrian-American composer and pianist Malek Jandali will bring his message of peace and human rights to CU-Boulder with a lecture and public concert on Sept. 29.

Tweets during 2013 Colorado floods gave engineers valuable data on infrastructure damage

Sept. 3, 2014

Tweets sent during last year’s massive flooding on Colorado’s Front Range were able to detail the scope of damage to the area’s infrastructure, according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder. The findings can help geotechnical and structural engineers more effectively direct their reconnaissance efforts after future natural disasters—including earthquakes, tsunamis and tornadoes—as well as provide them data that might otherwise be lost due to rapid cleanup efforts.

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