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.

Red brain overlaid on skeleton

Beyond opioids: How we’re rethinking pain

Scientists are making progress against chronic pain. This week, we discuss painkillers for dogs and whether we can think ourselves out of chronic pain.

Macbeth performers on stage

The Bard in your backyard: Shakespeare covers Colorado

Feb. 15, 2019

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival announced a new initiative to bring live Shakespeare to every county in the state by 2028, reaching an estimated 180,000 audience members.

Torah in Hebrew

Student constructs gender-inclusive Hebrew language rules

Dec. 12, 2018

Lior Gross and Jewish Studies instructor Eyal Rivlin publicly launched their new gender-inclusive Hebrew language—the Nonbinary Hebrew Project—in late October.

2013 Boulder flood

Students work to prepare Boulder County for next environmental disaster

Dec. 10, 2018

One Program for Writing and Rhetoric class has spent the semester working with Foothills United Way to help prepare for Boulder’s next environmental disaster.

U.S.-Mexico border

New event to kick off series exploring immigration through art

Nov. 6, 2018

One of the most polarizing issues in the United States is about to get a fresh look through the eyes of artists, poets and even a YouTuber.

Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre

The Bard, and then some, at this season's Colorado Shakespeare Festival

July 10, 2018

In its 61st season, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival brings five classic plays, including Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost and Richard III, to CU Boulder stages through Aug. 12.

Sandy Lane, Between You and Me, 2018.

Caught in the middle: Erasing borders through art near Korea's demilitarized zone

June 14, 2018

Opening on June 22, Art & Art History Professor George Rivera has organized an art exhibit at South Korea's DMZ Museum roughly three miles south of the North Korean border.

Efren Herrera

Class of 2018: Finding a voice in social justice

May 4, 2018

Born in Mexico and raised in Colorado, Efren Herrera Hurtado first set foot on campus as a junior transfer student intent on degrees in French and Italian, but he unexpectedly discovered a new passion.

Aly Raisman

Aly Raisman reflects on sexual abuse, Olympics

April 13, 2018

The decorated Olympian, who now uses her platform to promote positive body image and advocate for survivors of sexual abuse, spoke to a crowd of CU Boulder students, staff, faculty and community members Thursday night.