Lucile Berkeley Buchanan

After 100 years, university recognized Lucile Berkeley Buchanan

March 14, 2022

History overlooked Lucile Berkeley Buchanan, the first African American woman to graduate from the University of Colorado. A dogged CU journalist, Polly McLean, brought her back to the fore.

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On lonely Boulder ‘prairie,’ Mary Rippon saw glory

March 6, 2022

Mary Rippon was a bona fide pioneer who became a CU icon, but CU almost did not become her home. When CU’s first president, Joseph Sewall, invited Rippon to teach at CU, which had just opened its doors in September 1877, Rippon initially declined.

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CMCI team uses public relations in fight against youth lymphoma

March 2, 2022

A team of four undergraduate students in the College of Media, Communication and Information is competing in an advanced public relations capstone project to help raise awareness among young adults about lymphoma, a type of blood cancer.

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Research on the edge: Aerospace student pushing boundaries of hypersonics

Feb. 23, 2022

Jenny Horing, an aerospace doctoral student and Smead Scholar, has been poring over the latest results in her hypersonic flow and material response research, searching for clues in the data to better understand the next frontier in high-speed thermodynamics.

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Alumnus explores depths of new music with current graduate student

Feb. 17, 2022

Saxophonist, composer and improviser Aakash Mittal is collaborating with current master’s student MarieFaith Lane on a project blending Hindustani and Western classical music.

Katie Melbourne

CU Boulder student working on James Webb Space Telescope

Jan. 24, 2022

Katie Melbourne is earning her doctorate in aerospace while also working full time at Ball Aerospace on NASA's flagship James Webb Space Telescope.

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Research, creative work highlights from last year set stage for a groundbreaking 2022

Jan. 14, 2022

From learning how to best address COVID-19 to tackling the ever-expanding effects of our changing climate, CU Boulder faculty, staff and students will always be found at the leading edge of the issues that matter most. Enjoy these stories of resilience, collaboration and impact.

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CU Boulder researchers work to transfer the ‘technology’ of biology

Nov. 1, 2021

Several new faculty hires in CU Engineering have a deep interest in bio-inspired engineering. While they are all looking at different forms, functions and problems, their shared interests in the natural world could drive exciting new interdisciplinary projects and research areas.

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College of Music encourages non-traditional careers, fosters community

Oct. 12, 2021

What distinguishes CU’s College of Music from other music schools? Ingrid Anderson, president of the College of Music Student Government, says a welcoming community and the support of non-traditional music careers set the college apart.

Jesse Duran

Summer intern brings fresh perspective to CU research lab

Aug. 31, 2021

A Fort Lewis College senior spent the summer working in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU Boulder, helping to determine the amount of bacteria in the Animas River for an Environmental Protection Agency project.