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.Read more »

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.Read more »

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.Read more »

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.Read more »

CU Art Museum temporarily closing for repairs

May 8, 2015

The CU Art Museum, located on the Boulder campus, will temporarily close to the public beginning Saturday, May 9, to facilitate repairs to the building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.Read more »

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.Read more »
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CU-Boulder highly rated in QS World University subject rankings

April 29, 2015

The University of Colorado Boulder was highly rated in a number of subject areas in the latest World University rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd. (QS).Read more »

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.Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »

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