Brown dwarf planet and stars

Astronomy undergraduate wins major scholarship at Cambridge

Jan. 13, 2022

Spencer Hurt, a senior who started his college career without any experience in astrophysics, is one of 16 students to win a 2022–23 Churchill Scholarship, which supports a year of graduate study at Cambridge University.

Zoe Fleming

Analyzing and explaining why complex issues exist

Dec. 22, 2021

With a dual degree in communication and sociology, Zoe Fleming is adept at analyzing and explaining why complex issues exist, in an effort to solve them. Fleming is CMCI's December 2021 William W. White Outstanding Graduate, awarded to the student with the highest GPA in the college.

Leah Rivera

A helper with a passion for justice

Dec. 22, 2021

Leah Rivera is the rare recipient of two awards bestowed by the College of Engineering and Applied Science: the Community Impact Award and the Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Award.

Atonio Vigil fishing with his mother

From electrons to Tolstoy, grad focuses on ‘biggest questions’

Dec. 15, 2021

Antonio Vigil, who is earning a degree in physics, has been named the College of Arts and Sciences’ outstanding graduate for fall 2021.

Laura-Elena Porras-Holguin

Magna cum laude graduate inspired by family, immigrant experience

Dec. 15, 2021

COVID-19 will be top of mind for Laura-Elena Porras-Holguin when she graduates. The virus deeply impacted her family but also motivated her to finish her senior thesis and solidified her desire to pursue a master’s degree in public health.

Ariel Flach

Student doubles up with flute, performance degrees

Dec. 15, 2021

The College of Music’s Outstanding Graduating Senior Award goes to Ariel Flach, dual music education and flute performance major. Flach personifies the college’s vision of the “universal musician,” emphasizing students’ preparedness for flexible careers.

Lianne Brito

Cuba to Colorado: Doctoral student studying earthquakes to build better world

Dec. 2, 2021

For Lianne Brito, "resiliency" is her personal watchword. Overcoming obstacles has been a way of life, from growing up in Cuba to her journey as a doctoral candidate in geotechnical earthquake engineering.

Kristen Sim and her family

First Teacher Leadership graduate gains master’s degree, network of colleagues far and wide

Oct. 19, 2021

Kristen Sim started the Teacher Leadership program thinking she might get a master’s degree over time. Fast forward one year, one pandemic, six self-paced online courses, three capstones and a network of new colleagues, and Sim is now the program's first graduate.

Jenna Whiteplume

First student benefits from Colorado American Indian tuition law

Oct. 10, 2021

Jenna Whiteplume is the first CU Boulder student benefitting from the Colorado American Indian Tribes In-state Tuition law. Colorado passed Senate Bill 29 earlier this year, granting in-state tuition to members of American Indian tribes with historical ties to Colorado.

CMCI students en route to an interview

News Engagement Day: Reimagining what it means to consume news in a healthy, sustainable way

Oct. 5, 2021

Journalism student Lauren Irwin and alumna Tayler Shaw discuss News Engagement Day, a day that encourages news engagement while also promoting an understanding of the principles of journalism.

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