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Poet Noah Eli Gordon dies at 47

July 19, 2022

Noah Eli Gordon, associate professor of English and associate chair for creative writing, has been hailed as “charismatic,” “irreplaceable” and a “great poet and fine teacher.”

Peter Molnar and colleagues

Peter Molnar, renowned geophysicist, dies at 78

June 24, 2022

CIRES, Geological Sciences and CU Boulder mourn the loss of an exceptional scholar who inspired greatness. Molnar was a distinguished professor, CIRES fellow and the recipient of some of the most prestigious awards in his field.

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Physicist, entrepreneur, space pioneer R.C. Mercure dies at 90

March 29, 2022

CU Boulder alumnus R.C. Mercure was instrumental in launching what became Ball Aerospace and other successful ventures.

Frances Draper

Community remembrance for Frances Draper set for Oct. 9

Sept. 23, 2021

Family, friends and community members from CU Boulder and beyond will pay tribute to former Vice Chancellor for Strategic Relations Frances Draper in a memorial service at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9.

The 9/11 memorial at the University of Colorado Boulder. (Photo by Casey A. Cass/University of Colorado)

Remembering the victims, first responders of 9/11

Sept. 10, 2021

From a day that seemed to change life forever, we remember the victims and first responders. The University Libraries have compiled a list of archival resources. A number of tributes will occur at the Sept. 11 football game at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver. Learn more as we reflect on this 20th anniversary.

Professor Mark Meaney, center, and students

Leeds mourns ‘passionate educator, mentor and thinker’ who broke new ground in business ethics

July 9, 2021

Professor Mark Meaney is remembered by colleagues and the community as a dedicated mentor and tireless scholar, as well as a global authority on sustainability.

Image of the COVID-19 victims memorial service on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Dennis Mileti, expert on disaster communication, dies at 75

March 3, 2021

Dennis Mileti, a world-renowned expert on disaster communication, professor emeritus of sociology and former director of the Natural Hazards Center, succumbed to complications from COVID-19 on Jan. 21.

David Shneer teaching a class at CU Boulder

David Shneer, noted Jewish historian, dies at 48

Nov. 6, 2020

Professor David Shneer, the Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History at CU Boulder, passed away. A noted scholar who helped shape students' lives, Shneer researched 20th century European, Russian and Jewish history and culture.

Konrad Steffen

Konrad Steffen: A celebration of life

Sept. 8, 2020

Please join CIRES virtually on Wednesday, Sept. 16, to celebrate Konrad Steffen’s life and contributions. Koni served as CIRES' director from 2005–12 and was a member of the geography department faculty.

Konrad (Koni) Steffen

Former CIRES director Konrad Steffen dies in Greenland accident

Aug. 11, 2020

Konrad (Koni) Steffen always had a smile and a kind word to say–to another scientist, a staff member, to the graduate student of a colleague. And it seemed, at times, like he could do anything: brief Congress, ford a meltwater river on a snowmachine, mesmerize journalists with tales of his time on the ice.