Campus Architect Emeritus Bill Deno poses for photo with Body & Soul book

CU Boulder architectural pioneer dies at 94

July 5, 2023

At the beginning of the spring semester, CU's Infrastructure and Sustainability department lost a cherished colleague. Campus Architect Emeritus Bill Deno, 94, passed away on Feb. 20.

Charles Wilkinson

Charles Wilkinson was a trailblazer for justice, the Earth and American Indian law

June 15, 2023

The University of Colorado Law School and the Getches-Wilkinson Center communities mourn the profound loss of Charles Wilkinson, the Moses Lasky Professor of Law Emeritus and a distinguished professor. Wilkinson passed away surrounded by family on June 6.

Chas Wetherbee

Dedicated to the memory of Chas Wetherbee

Jan. 19, 2023

The campus community lost a cherished colleague and treasured friend, Associate Professor of Violin Charles “Chas” Wetherbee. The Boulder Philharmonic's performance on Jan. 22 and the CU Boulder College of Music's next Faculty Tuesdays recital on Jan. 24 will be presented in Wetherbee's memory.

David Bolen

Life celebrated for David Bolen, CU’s 1st Olympian

Jan. 2, 2023

David Bolen, the University of Colorado's first Olympian who went on to have amazing career of accomplishments outside of the sports arena, passed away in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Dec. 10; he was two weeks shy of his 99th birthday.

books in a library

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.

artist's rendition of a satellite in space

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.