Elspeth Schulze adjusting the wire cage on the granite pile. A collage of vintage postcards of a volcano is on the wall.

Pushing Boundaries: For open studios, student artists draw wide inspiration

April 10, 2019

Elspeth Schulze, Haley Takahashi and Thomas Yi tell their stories of becoming artists. Plus, check out their artwork in the Emerging Artists Open Studios on April 12 at the Visual Arts Complex.

Bhavna Chhabra at Google in Boulder

Pushing Boundaries: From humble roots to Google role model

April 3, 2019

On her journey toward independence, first-generation student Bhavna Chhabra found the courage to believe in herself and discovered a world of opportunities; 25 years later she’s a director at Google.

Ana Bogusky poses with her unCover magazine handbook

Pushing Boundaries: Student’s fashion blog, magazine add sustainability to style

March 4, 2019

Graduate student Ana Bogusky’s passion for fashion inspired her to launch a style blog and magazine-like handbook that create awareness for shopping locally and ethically.

Students pose for photo in recycling bins at Vail Resorts

Pushing Boundaries: Vail Resorts aims for zero waste with help from Masters of Environment students

Feb. 15, 2019

Three CU Boulder students in the Masters of the Environment graduate program teamed up with Vail Resorts Inc. to help the industry leader reach its commitment to send no waste to the landfill by 2030.

Mentor and mentee Stuart Wygant and Luke Roberson

Pushing Boundaries: ROTC cadets become ‘Army Strong’ with help from mentors

Dec. 19, 2018

The Golden Buffalo Battalion Army ROTC mentorship program provides freshman and sophomore cadets with leadership opportunities to learn from junior and senior cadets.

K. Woodzick in library

Pushing Boundaries: Non-binary monologue database expands theater for all

Dec. 3, 2018

Graduate student K. Woodzick created an online repository of monologues for non-binary, transgender and gender non-conforming actors.

Jamie Principato works on her research project

Pushing Boundaries: Undergrad launches student-driven particle astrophysics research group

Nov. 16, 2018

Jamie Principato designs instruments for particle astrophysics, and she's inviting students from physics, astrophysics, engineering physics and computer science with interest in research to join her.

Lior Gross

Pushing Boundaries: Student works to restore fragile veneer of biocrust in the American West

Oct. 4, 2018

Student Lior Gross, who's doing a concurrent bachelor's/master's degree in ecology and evolutionary biology, studies ways to reintroduce biocrust back onto depleted land.

Aaron Treher and Molly McDermott speak with the Cargills at their farm.

Pushing Boundaries: Grad students think like barn swallows to craft an artistic nesting site

Sept. 5, 2018

Side by Side is a community art and science event focused on barn swallows, a declining songbird species that nests exclusively in human-made spaces.

Rachael Kaspar and friend reveal the bees

Pushing Boundaries: Honeybee hive-mates influenced to fan wings to keep hive cool

Aug. 2, 2018

Honeybees fan their wings to cool down hives when temperatures rise, but a new study suggests older honeybees influence the fanning behavior of younger bees.