Cynthia Settje, owner and creative mind of Redthreaded

Corsets are a foundation for costume maker’s business

July 5, 2016

Think corsets went out with hoop skirts? Corsets have been used in period plays and movies for decades, but they’ve become popular again with women wanting the look of a nipped-in waist, and with historical costume enthusiasts and cosplayers. Cynthia Settje, owner and creative mind of Redthreaded, specializes in high quality corsets and costumes with a historical focus, including theatrical costuming, costume recreation, luxury corsetry and reproduction clothing.

 Students at shakespeare camp

CU-Boulder heads off Shakespeare fear…with fun

June 28, 2016

Ah, Shakespeare. Whether one loves, despises or fears the work of the immortal bard of Stratford-upon-Avon often depends upon the manner of first exposure. For a crash course in just how accessible, appealing and fun Shakespeare can be, there are few better places than the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s smashingly successful summer programs for children, Camp Shakespeare for 10- to 18-year-olds and Shakespeare’s Sprites, for ages 6-9.

Hung Liu (Chinese b. 1948), The Martyr, 2001, lithograph and collage

CU Art Museum kicks off fundraising campaign to acquire Sharkive print collection

May 16, 2016

The CU Art Museum (CUAM) at the University of Colorado Boulder has kicked off an initiative to raise $2 million to purchase and manage the Sharkive, a distinguished collection comprising 40 years of printmaking collaborations between renowned artists and Shark’s Ink of Lyons, Colorado.

Team wins Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting

April 15, 2016

Two reporters have won the 2016 Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting. Their winning piece details how dogged police work by investigators in Colorado captured a serial rapist and led to the exoneration of a Washington woman who was wrongfully prosecuted for false reporting of a rape that actually happened.

 Forensic Plant Science book jacket

Murder, they wrote... Plant forensic scientists help solve crimes

Jan. 28, 2016

They have been at if for decades, these two sleuths from CU-Boulder, using their expertise in plant forensics to help investigators solve crimes, often murder. And now the pair, emeritus professors Jane Bock and David Norris, have teamed up on a new forensic plant science book expected to aid detectives, lawyers and judges around the world in better understanding and solving crimes.

Music on a mission

Oct. 6, 2015

Sometimes the big moments for a musician happen nowhere near the recital hall or the practice room. Sometimes they happen on the other side of the world, in a classroom with a young student who can’t read sheet music, and who can barely speak your language. Classical guitarist Patrick Sutton (DMA'14) splits his time between performing and teaching students in nations without access to music education. He talks about his time spent in Afghanistan, Egypt and South Africa.

Colorado Classics Day on Sept. 19 to showcase Greek, Roman worlds to K-12 students

Sept. 10, 2015

The Classics Department at the University of Colorado Boulder will host students from across the state for Colorado Classics Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, on the south lawn outside the Duane Physics building.

Student life: Video game music

July 21, 2015

Since middle school, CU-Boulder student Willie Payne has looked for ways to incorporate music composition and computer science. With dreams of composing music for video games, Payne became interested in exploring new ways of using technology. Specifically, Payne wanted to create unique musical dynamics and adaptations where the user controls sounds.

Pulitzer Prize-winning CU grad returns to Boulder for CU NOW

May 26, 2015

It’s not every day you get to work with a Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist as a college student. It’s even less often that you share the same alma mater. When the sixth season of the CU New Opera Workshop, or CU NOW, kicks off this month, one of the opera professionals mentoring composition students knows Boulder well. Mark Campbell, a 1975 graduate of the Department of Theatre and Dance, is coming back to campus for the first time in 40 years.

Student life: Master student performs with world-famous 'orchestral academy'

April 29, 2015

When you’re a master’s candidate, in your final semester, you don’t have a lot of time for yourself. Your days are spent writing, researching, neglecting to sleep. And when you’re working toward your master’s in music, a good chunk of your day is spent practicing. That said, sometimes an opportunity presents itself that’s so good—an opportunity that will demand weeks of your precious time—that turning it down isn’t an option.