Elizabeth and Maria Shevchenko sail near Yokohama, Japan, in 1937

Teaching Russian at CU Boulder was not her plan

Sept. 14, 2023

Elizabeth Shevchenko Wittenberg was born in China, detained in World War II Japan and fully embraced her American life. A scholarship named for her describes her life in 54 words—here is the rest of the story.

Two researchers on a beach in Madagascar

Early-career scientist gains immersive field experiences as part of NSF-funded program

Sept. 5, 2023

Naya O'Reilly, a scuba diver and environmental studies doctoral student, spent the summer in Madagascar studying sustainable oceans as part of a fellowship with the NSF-funded Global Sustainability Scholars.

Herd of sheep in Tibet

Doctoral student recognized for innovative Tibetan research

June 20, 2023

Sanggay Tashi, a doctoral candidate in anthropology, will use a $50,000 award to do on-the-ground research into Tibetan nomads as they adapt to a changing world.

Balaji Rajagopalan

Unlocking the monsoon mystery and its impact on society

June 14, 2023

Balaji Rajagopalan grew up in a small railroad town near Hyderabad, India, in a home without running water. Now a professor of civil engineering and an expert in hydrology, climatology and water resources, Rajagopalan was recently honored with a Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship and an opportunity to make a difference in his native country.

Light projections in an auditorium at the annual Space Symposium

CU showcasing 75 years of innovation, impact at Space Symposium

April 18, 2023

From trailblazing research to cultivating the future workforce, the University of Colorado has been the epicenter of the state’s space research sector since 1948.

The Capitol from the Old Post Office tower

CU in D.C. program has impacts on students

March 28, 2023

In the spring of 2022, Morgan Chudd spent a semester studying in Washington with the CU in D.C. program. While interning with the governmental relations firm Potomac Advocates as a research analyst, she also gleaned lifelong professional experience.

Shelby Buckley

Environmental engineering on an icebreaker ship at the North Pole

Feb. 6, 2023

Shelby Buckley has made the research trip of a lifetime—studying the impacts of climate change up close and personal on a five-week trip to the Arctic aboard an icebreaking ship.

Badlands, South Dakota

Diverse student projects illuminate power of data analytics

Feb. 3, 2023

Last summer, 18 Earth science data corps interns completed an immersive summer internship program with CU Boulder, Oglala Lakota College, United Tribes Technical College, Metropolitan State University of Denver and CIRES' Earth Lab, bringing new perspectives to studies of birds, water and Indigenous lands.

People holding a Woman, Life, Freedom sign in protest

What to do about Iran? Let Iranians show the way, panelists argue

Dec. 1, 2022

A panel of CU Boulder and local municipal government leaders agreed there are a variety of actions U.S. citizens can take to support the current protests in Iran—primarily by listening to and following the lead of the Iranian people themselves.

abstract image of hands holding gears

Students digging deeper for answers to complex problems

Nov. 14, 2022

Map the System offers CU Boulder students the chance to present their ideas for addressing deeply rooted issues at an international competition sponsored by Oxford University.