Kobe Bryant memorial

What do we owe the dead? Truth, philosopher says

Feb. 28, 2022

CU Boulder’s Iskra Fileva has won the Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest for her 2020 essay about the dust-up surrounding Kobe Bryant’s death and life, exploring the social pressure to pretend those who have died were good people.

Dance MFA candidate Anna Pillot

Soaring heart rates: Revealing a performer’s inner world

Feb. 25, 2022

She’s a trapeze artist. He’s a computer scientist. Together, they’re hoping to redefine immersive performance.

Participants engaging in vocal empowerment exercises

Theater-based vocal empowerment programs increase self-authorship, civic engagement among young Egyptian women

Feb. 16, 2022

Vocal empowerment programs can promote a positive sense of self-perception among young Egyptian women and increase their willingness to express opinions on issues affecting their communities, according to a new CU Boulder study.

Scene from the new West Side Story movie

Viva ‘West Side Story,’ CU Boulder cinephile says

Feb. 7, 2022

Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz, cinema studies chair—and man who’s “morally opposed” to remakes—gives a thumbs-up to Steven Spielberg’s Oscar Award-nominated version of “West Side Story.”

 Kedrick Armstrong, a music+ scholarship recipient, conducts a group of musicians on strings.

'music+ campaign' raises over $50 million for College of Music people, programs

Feb. 4, 2022

The successful completion of the music+ campaign illustrates the commitment of the campus and community to music education and the performing arts. The college is celebrating the generosity of its supporters and continuing to build one of the premier public music programs in the country.

black and white image of Graumins Chinese Theater

Music research center to preserve, share historic trove of silent-era film scores

Dec. 2, 2021

CU Boulder’s American Music Research Center is creating a comprehensive digital archive of the Grauman Theatre Scores Collection.

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.

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.

A photo showing Japanese students at CU Boulder

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.