CU students in the "Medicine in Space and Surface Environments" class perform CPR on a "fallen" crewmate in the Habitat at the Mars Desert Research Station in southern Utah.

How to save a life—on Mars

June 26, 2019

This May, in a remote part of southern Utah, 21 CU Boulder aerospace engineering students, a mix of graduate students and undergrads, became Martians.

Jasmine Colgan, artist with vitiligo, poses for photo

Pushing Boundaries: As artist’s skin turns white, her art ruminates on the meaning

June 10, 2019

Diagnosed with vitiligo, student artist Jasmine Colgan says, “I am not a woman of color, but a woman of colors…My skin, which is both black and white, is a literalization of this fact of my existence.”

Markos Scheer in front of lake, mountains

Alumni in Focus: Lawyer, political science grad leaps into kelp farming

May 24, 2019

Experts say aquaculture will play an important role in feeding the world’s burgeoning population, which is why CU Boulder alumnus Markos Scheer is launching a new career in kelp farming.

U.S. Army Rangers parachute from a plane

Students pitch ideas to thwart national security threats

May 10, 2019

At a recent event, students shared their ideas for how the U.S. Armed Forces can keep up with an increasingly connected world—from a strategy for resupplying ships using autonomous capsules to a device that detects GPS jamming signals.

Two piggy banks on an unbalanced scale

Romantic partners lose financial literacy over time; here’s how to stop it

Couples often establish a “household chief financial officer,” which may lead the other partner to lose financial literacy. The good news? If this phenomenon is true for your relationship, you can start to bridge the gap.

Woman standing with walker

Engineering grads’ high-tech walker could keep seniors from falling

May 6, 2019

With a new prototype under their belts, four students are just getting started in their mission to bring the walker into the 21st century.

Don McKinney on the Grammy red carpet

From the red carpet to the classroom

April 26, 2019

What do Lady Gaga, Jimi Hendrix and CU Boulder professor Don McKinney all have in common? More than you might think.

Bhavna Chhabra at Google in Boulder

Pushing Boundaries: From humble roots to Google role model

April 3, 2019

On her journey toward independence, first-generation student Bhavna Chhabra found the courage to believe in herself and discovered a world of opportunities; 25 years later she’s a director at Google.

Spring blooms frame a scenic campus setting

EBIO professor Pieter Johnson wins 2019 Hazel Barnes Prize

April 2, 2019

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Professor Pieter Johnson has been named this year's Hazel Barnes Prize winner, receiving the most distinguished award a faculty member can receive from the university.

Picket line during Los Angeles teachers strike

How to address distrust to create lasting change in education

March 26, 2019

Educational reform efforts that fail to address long-festering issues of distrust may be "doomed to failure," Dean Katherine Schultz argues in a new book.

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