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National Academy of Inventors recognizes faculty innovators

Feb. 11, 2021

The National Academy of Inventors announced that CU Boulder researchers Mark Rentschler, Greg Rieker and Tin Tin Su have been designated as NAI senior members, in recognition of their impact on society through extraordinary innovation.

Linda Frueh Wellmann

50 years of CU Boulder service: Linda Frueh Wellmann

Feb. 3, 2021

Staff Council is excited to honor Linda Frueh Wellmann, who has served at CU Boulder for 50 years. Enjoy a short autobiography that highlights Frueh Wellman's time on campus and some of the memories she’s collected, as well as a note from a Nobel Prize laureate.

Michael Litos

Physicist wins major early career development award

Jan. 29, 2021

Michael Litos, an assistant professor of physics at CU Boulder, has won an Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation.

Akhil Rao

Former PhD student wins national award for orbit-use dissertation

Jan. 27, 2021

Akhil Rao has won a dissertation award of which only two are given annually in recognition of unusually significant contributions to one's discipline.

Kristen Carpenter

Kristen Carpenter named to Shawnee Tribe’s inaugural supreme court

Jan. 26, 2021

University of Colorado Law School Professor Kristen Carpenter, an American Indian law scholar with expertise in property, cultural property, human rights and Indigenous peoples, has been appointed as a justice of the inaugural Supreme Court of the Shawnee Tribe.

Karl Dorrell leading the Buffs onto the field against Arizona

Karl Dorrell earns coach-of-the-year accolade

Jan. 19, 2021

Head Coach Karl Dorrell has gained a first-year coaching recognition by the Football Writers Association of America; he helped lead the Colorado Buffalos football team to a 4–2 record in a COVID-19 pandemic-shortened season.

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CU recognizes 7 individuals with 2020 Regent Awards

Jan. 19, 2021

In a 2021 ceremony, the CU community was finally able to honor the seven recipients of the 2020 Regent Awards. The awards include honorary degrees, university medals and a distinguished service award for some of the greatest contributors to CU, the state and the nation.

"The Bosses of the Senate" by Puck, 1889. (Image via Library of Congress)

Unlocking a century’s worth of congressional testimony

Jan. 15, 2021

Historian Vilja Hulden, who is conducting a sweeping analysis of congressional lobbying from 1877 onward, has landed a major fellowship that will support her research.

Bill Penuel and Kevin Welner

CU Boulder scholars ranked among most influential in bringing educational ideas to the public

Jan. 14, 2021

In rankings released Jan. 6, two members of the CU Boulder School of Education faculty were recognized as among the nation’s top 200 researchers whose scholarship bridges academic and public audiences.

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Sociologist’s probe of prison gangs wins top award

Jan. 12, 2021

CU Boulder’s David Pyrooz and an Arizona State University colleague won the outstanding book award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.