Twins Peggy Coppom, left, and Betty Hoover. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

Buff nation mourns passing of superfan Betty Hoover

Aug. 5, 2020

Betty Hoover–a longtime and famed Buff superfan along with her twin sister–passed away, leaving what will surely be a palpable absence in the community and at CU athletic events. For many years, she devotedly attended countless games, Homecoming and other gatherings.

Uriel Nauenberg

Honored CU Boulder physics professor Uriel Nauenberg dies at 81

Jan. 28, 2020

Longtime professor Uriel Nauenberg, widely recognized for his work in high-energy physics and legendary as a teacher of undergraduate students, died on Dec. 31, 2019. He was 81.

Carol Lynch, former dean of the graduate school at CU Boulder

In Memoriam: Remembering Carol B. Lynch

Aug. 13, 2019

The university is remembering Carol B. Lynch for her academic achievement and commitment to graduate education. A memorial service will be held on Sept. 7 in Boulder.

Phil Solomon

Remembrance May 5 for internationally recognized filmmaker Phil Solomon

May 1, 2019

Professor Emeritus Phil Solomon passed away on April 20. The Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts, his lifelong academic home, is hosting a film screening honoring his life and work.

Zachary Owens in front of bookcases

Celebrating the life of Zachary Owens

Oct. 16, 2018

The warm, compassionate and talented Zachary Owens, an Honors Program faculty member, passed away in July 2018. Join a campus celebration of his life on Nov. 9.

John Christopher Harrison

CIRES founding director John Christopher Harrison, 1929–2018, passes away

Oct. 5, 2018

Harrison died peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 2 after a four-month battle with pancreatic cancer. CIRES will soon announce a way to honor his considerable scientific and leadership legacy.

Aerial of CU Boulder

Former faculty member, CU president John Buechner passes away

July 28, 2018

Longtime CU Boulder faculty-member, politician and former University of Colorado President John Buechner passed away Saturday.

Frank Clarke with football

Buffs Hall of Famer Frank Clarke passes away

July 26, 2018

Former NFL standout receiver Frank Clarke, the first African American varsity football player at CU and the first to earn a letter, died Wednesday at age 84 after a lengthy illness.

Deb DePinto

Deborah DePinto will be missed

July 16, 2018

A chef de cuisine in Campus Dining Services, DePinto, who began working at CU Boulder more than 10 years ago, was known as an exemplary hard worker.

Mike Carter

OIT colleagues honor life of Mike Carter, and you can too

June 29, 2018

In tribute to staff member Mike Carter, the community is invited to support the campus Tour de Cure team with donations, or join the group for the American Diabetes Association event Sept. 8.