David Meyer holds his phone to display the Flatiron Chat app on screen

Pushing Boundaries: Student app gives introverts a voice in class—and more

April 13, 2017

David Meyer wants to change the way people communicate. To bring back the lost art of sharing stories with people we meet, he developed a mobile application that makes it easy to initiate a conversation.

Tim Hogan and Dina Clark at the Museum of Natural History herbarium

Pushing Boundaries: Plant hunters are the pioneers of Colorado botany

March 10, 2017

The CU Museum of Natural History herbarium houses more than a half-million grasses, flowers, lichens and mosses—regarded as one of the most important natural history repositories in western North America.

Technology, Arts and Media student Kristof Klipfel poses with his "piano glove"

Pushing Boundaries: ATLAS student's piano gloves turn any surface into keyboard

March 6, 2017

After struggling to find his place in engineering and math, Kristof Klipfel discovered the creative outlet he craved in the ATLAS Institute's Technology, Arts and Media program. The senior is consistently cranking out innovative work that demonstrates his active imagination.

Pamela Wright signs with Taw, an 18 year old high school student in Boulder

Pushing Boundaries: Deaf student helps deaf refugees find their voice

Feb. 20, 2017

Since sign languages differ greatly from country to country, refugees immigrating to the U.S. have an especially difficult time adapting. Linguistics graduate student Pamela Wright is not a refugee, but, as a deaf person, she's finding ways to make their transition better.

Adam Elbeck and Melina Dabney pose in the CU Boulder film lab with stacks of movie reels

Pushing Boundaries: Students earn experience, paycheck working at the International Film Series

Feb. 1, 2017

Student employees gain real-world experience working at the International Film Series, a popular venue for foreign, experimental and art films, documentaries and classic cinema.

Hope Saska, curator at the CU Art Museum, points to a print from the Bawdy Bodies exhibit

Pushing Boundaries: Caricatures satirized 18th-century bawdy women

Jan. 25, 2017

Bawdy British humor is featured in the "Bawdy Bodies: Satires of Unruly Women" exhibit at the CU Art Museum opening Feb. 2. A selection of prints shows the popular satire of the late 1700s and early 1800s, revealing parallels between then and today.

Young Arapaho dancers in costume

Pushing Boundaries: Saving the Arapaho language from the brink of extinction

Jan. 10, 2017

Professor Andrew Cowell and linguistics doctoral student Irina Wagner are working to save the endangered Arapaho language. Along the way they are also preserving the stories, narratives, songs and ethnohistory of the Arapaho.