People hold up Cuban flag in Havana 2020

The role of music in Cuban protests

Oct. 12, 2021

This summer, Cuban citizens erupted into a series of protests against their government. In this Q&A, Professor Susan Thomas speaks about the role musicians played in the recent demonstrations and in Cuban protests throughout history.

The Takács Quartet

Takács Quartet wins 4th Gramophone award

Sept. 30, 2021

CU Boulder’s internationally renowned Takács Quartet won a 2021 Gramophone Classical Music Award in the Chamber category for their 2019 recording of two complementary piano quintets with pianist Garrick Ohlsson.

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#MeToo: Study finds sexual harassment in academic libraries more frequent than thought

Sept. 2, 2021

A first-of-its-kind quantitative survey co-authored by researchers at CU Boulder, William & Mary and Radford University has measured the prevalence of sexual harassment in academic libraries, with hope to enact change within the industry.

Flora Duffy at Tokyo Olympics

CU alum Flora Duffy adds page to comeback story with historic Olympic win

Aug. 19, 2021

CU Boulder aluma Flora Duffy took first place in the Tokyo Olympics women’s triathlon, securing Bermuda’s first gold medal in Olympics history.

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MLB All-Star Game to return to Denver for first time in 23 years

July 7, 2021

Tom Zeiler, a history professor who co-teaches a popular course called America Through Baseball, discusses the history of the All-Star Game, the role of politics in baseball and the significance of the game returning to Denver, which will happen July 13.

Devon Glover, The Sonnet Man, performing at Gracey Elementary School in Merced, CA

A new spin on Shakespeare: CSF virtual workshop series reaches GenZ through hip-hop

June 24, 2021

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is offering a virtual workshop for kids 12–18 years old is hosting unexpected professionals, including a brilliant rap artist who will teach attendees how to blend classical sonnets with contemporary hip-hop beats.

The Condon Report

CU the site of one of the last government-commissioned reports on UFOs. What does it say?

June 9, 2021

A 53-year-old government-commissioned report on UFOs was collected at CU Boulder and resides in the University Libraries archives. Heather Bowden, head of Rare and Distinctive Collections, shares her insights.

Phoebe Young holding her new book Camping Grounds

What the history of camping can tell us about inclusion, homelessness and protest culture

May 11, 2021

Professor Phoebe Young’s new book encourages those heading to the great outdoors this summer to reflect on the long history of camping and its implications on inclusion, homelessness and protest culture.

Richard O'Neill

CU Boulder violist Richard O’Neill wins Grammy

March 17, 2021

Richard O’Neill, the newest member of the College of Music’s string faculty, won a Grammy Award in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category for his performance of Christopher Theofanidis’ Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra.

Baby holding mother's hand

Research-backed custom lullabies connect Colorado parents, babies

Feb. 9, 2021

Student musicians and researchers created personalized lullabies for Colorado families and studied the effects of the project on the mental health and well-being of children and parents.