CU Boulder Police Commander Paula Balafas

CUPD commander graduates from prestigious public safety program

March 10, 2021

CU Boulder Police Commander Paula Balafas has graduated from the prestigious School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Linda Frueh Wellmann

50 years of CU Boulder service: Linda Frueh Wellmann

Feb. 3, 2021

Staff Council is excited to honor Linda Frueh Wellmann, who has served at CU Boulder for 50 years. Enjoy a short autobiography that highlights Frueh Wellman's time on campus and some of the memories she’s collected, as well as a note from a Nobel Prize laureate.

Lisa Marshall headshot

Science writer wins top honor among national peers

Oct. 22, 2020

CU Boulder's Lisa Marshall produced what is now an award-winning story that touches on how exposure to "old friends" in soil can improve peoples' mental health.

Shaz Zamore taking a selfie on a hike in the mountains.

Scientist reflects on the joys and challenges of being a Black nature lover

Aug. 12, 2020

An encounter in May now called the "Central Park birdwatching incident" ignited a national conversation about whether Black people are welcome in natural areas. It's a discussion that hit home for Shaz Zamore.

Keasley speaks at the 2016 fall Diversity and Inclusion Summit

Alphonse Keasley, a true university citizen, to retire

July 16, 2020

Alphonse Keasley, associate vice chancellor in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement came to CU Boulder in 1975, beginning what he calls his life as a university citizen.

A fairy house built by Linda Park

Spreading fairy dust in an age of uncertainty

June 12, 2020

A local art project from a CU Boulder staff member brings magic to her Boulder neighborhood.

Mary Ann Shea

Mary Ann Shea reflects on many years of advancing student-centered teaching

June 2, 2020

Mary Ann Shea, the outgoing director of the Faculty Teaching Excellence Program and director of the President’s Teaching Scholars Program, reflects on her career promoting student-centered teaching and learning.

A Uighur market seen in China

A first-hand account of China’s drive to detain Uighurs

May 18, 2020

Former graduate student Sarah Tynen was living in Urumqi, China, when officials began detaining Muslims in unheard of numbers. "I still have nightmares about it," said Tynen, who serves as the university’s graduate program manager.

Valerie Simons

CU Boulder’s Valerie Simons shares her Title IX experience with Colorado

April 23, 2020

Valerie Simons has led Title IX compliance at CU Boulder since 2014. Now, she has the opportunity to share her knowledge with the entire state as the chair of the Colorado Sexual Misconduct Advisory Committee.

Students analyze maps in the library

Map librarians connect classes with maps

Jan. 7, 2020

As you walk toward the map collection of the Earth Sciences and Map Library, you may find a room full of students and the chatter of discovering maps. The number of classes held in the space has increased thanks to Ilene Raynes and Naomi Heiser.