CU English Professor Stephen Graham Jones holds ax over shoulder

Wolfing out with Professor Jones

Jan. 5, 2017

"The monster you can believe in is a scarier monster." CU English professor Stephen Graham Jones got hooked on werewolves as a boy in West Texas. Now he’s made them the stars of his latest novel.

Professor Albert Bartlett holds up bicycle wheel in classroom

Physics professor's home designated as historic landmark

Dec. 20, 2016

Iconic physics professor Albert A. Bartlett helped preserve the city he called home, and now Boulder City Council has moved to preserve his longtime home. The house, built in 1917, has been designated as an historic landmark.

Cynthia Banks poses in front of The Hub in downtown Boulder

Colorado entrepreneur brings a world of experience to the classroom

Nov. 30, 2016

Cynthia Banks didn’t have the opportunity to study abroad as a student. The summer after graduating in 1989, she helped a marketing professor take a group of undergraduates to Australia to study at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. The Colorado native launched an international education organization a year later that would eventually send 30,000 students to 27 countries and offer 150 programs worldwide.

Lori Hunter demonstrates yoga pose in the steps of Norlin Library

A yogi in the classroom

Oct. 19, 2016

Sociology professor Lori Hunter takes yoga from the studio into the classroom, where her students practice mindfulness and assess yoga’s place in our culture – and its growing commercialism. She asks, “Is this version of yoga even ‘authentic?’ Does it matter?”

Keith Maskus stands with a blackboard behind him.

Q&A: Maskus discusses transition from Boulder to Capitol Hill

Oct. 12, 2016

Economics Professor Keith Maskus has been named chief economist for the U.S. Department of State. Maskus, a professor of distinction who also was the director of CU Boulder’s Program on International Development, is beginning the two-year appointment — based in Washington, D.C. — this month.

portrait of Francis Beckwith

Get to know newest visiting scholar in conservative thought

Sept. 6, 2016

Francis Beckwith, the 2016-17 Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy, is now on campus teaching courses, arranging the appearance of guest speakers on campus. Learn more about him through this Q&A.

 Ashley Brandin conducting

Principles of gaming give music students a one-up

May 12, 2016

College of Music alumna Ashley Brandin (MMus'13) is bringing the principles of video games into her music classrooms to get her students excited about learning.

Steven Maier

Longtime CU-Boulder professor wins prestigious Grawemeyer Award

Dec. 2, 2015

University of Colorado Boulder scientist Steven Maier, who discovered a brain mechanism that not only produces resilience to trauma but aids in coping with future adversity, has won the 2016 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. The award is among the most prestigious in the field of psychology and comes with a no-strings-attached $100,000 prize.