María Teresa Navas Mejía, a long-term employee at the University of Colorado Boulder, recently received her green card thanks to Carina De La Torre and students in the law school's Immigration Defense Clinic.  Credit: Stephanie Daniel/The World

Colorado Law students gain powerful lessons providing free legal services to immigrants

May 16, 2022

Students at the Immigration Defense Clinic have represented more than 20 longtime university employees from El Salvador who have temporary protected status, which allows them to work. The clinic is helping them become permanent residents.

Ilham Siddiq

Civil engineering student, a tsunami survivor, awarded fellowship to study disaster recovery

May 5, 2022

Ilham Siddiq survived the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami and is now using his firsthand disaster knowledge to evaluate the effectiveness of recovery policies.

Leeds graduates

Leeds Class of 2022 prepares to create impact in sustainability, finance, real estate and beyond

May 5, 2022

The newest class of Leeds School of Business graduates is out to make its mark at companies such as Morgan Stanley, Disney and L'Oreal.

Katelynn Thammavong

Katelynn Thammavong: A community leader

May 3, 2022

Graduating senior Katelynn Thammavong has been recognized with a Community Impact Award for her work to connect and empower Asian-heritage STEM students and disrupt anti-Asian racism during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Max Riedlsperger and two of his grandchildren, Ben and Emily Lemiere

When graduating is a family affair

April 29, 2022

Max Riedlsperger and two of his grandchildren will take part in the 2022 commencement ceremony together. The multigenerational celebration is a special experience for the close-knit family.

2018 graduates process onto Folsom Field

Presenting tomorrow’s leaders: The class of 2022

April 28, 2022

Read from some of the many talented, motivated and innovative students who are graduating and starting on their next adventures. As they become Forever Buffs, they leave their inspirational legacies—with advice and reflection—for those who follow.

person planting a plant in a garden

Homegrown community engagement sprouts in Fort Morgan, Colorado

April 26, 2022

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of international travel, Mortenson Center graduate student Britta Bergstrom pivoted her field-based practicum in Tanzania to a community-engaged garden in her home state.

Briar Goldwyn, right, and Cole Velasquez in Puerto Rico

Doctoral candidate reflects on research, partnerships in Puerto Rico

April 12, 2022

Briar Goldwyn is researching multi-hazard housing safety and disaster risk reduction at CU Boulder. She recently returned from fieldwork in Puerto Rico and has been active there for years.

Engineering building

An inside look: Undergraduate research with the Animal Inspired Motion and Robotics Lab

April 5, 2022

Riley McGill is a sophomore who has been helping build a small, six-legged robot in Professor Kaushik Jayaram’s Animal Inspired Motion and Robotics Lab.

Mayhoffer Farm

Students help preserve farm as a crucial urban buffer

March 7, 2022

As part of their capstone project for the Master’s of the Environment program, three graduate students worked with local communities to create a plan for the Mayhoffer Farm’s ongoing success.

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