First-generation CU Boulder graduate Chao Ma

Celebrating our first-generation graduates

May 6, 2021

The College of Engineering and Applied Science is honored to recognize the accomplishments of first-generation students as they achieve a new milestone for themselves, their families and their communities in obtaining a degree from CU Boulder.


Outstanding grad seeks common ground on climate and elsewhere

May 5, 2021

Renae Marshall, the College of Arts and Sciences’ Outstanding Graduate for spring 2021, produced an “impressive” thesis examining the fate of more than 700 decarbonization bills in the past five years.

Creatively decorated graduate cap

Presenting tomorrow’s leaders: The class of 2021

May 4, 2021

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

Photo of community gathering at Oakland International High School

Examining the call for community schools

April 28, 2021

CU Boulder doctoral student Julia Daniel studies community schools, a promising model of education that broadens access to learning opportunities and strengthens communities.

Areyana Proctor

Areyana Proctor honored as Newman Civic Fellow

April 27, 2021

Areyana Proctor has been recognized for her commitment to racial justice, equity, and solving public problems through storytelling and representation of people of color in the media.

Sophie Woods

Engineers adjust plans to support Colorado town

April 27, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, sophomore Sophie Woods and the Engineers Without Borders Puerto Rico team faced difficulties due to the inability to travel. They made the difficult decision to suspend the Puerto Rico project and began searching for creative opportunities to bring engineering solutions to under-resourced communities.

A Zoom class set up by CU Boulder dance graduate students

Dance grad students keep kids moving with virtual classes

April 9, 2021

When local students began learning remotely because of COVID-19, graduate students in the Department of Theatre & Dance partnered with Boulder Valley School District to help keep kids with a range of learning needs moving and engaged.

Evan Kirk and Claire Meyer demonstrate how thermal testing for the PortaVax device is set up. (Photo submitted)

Engineering students invent device for delivering COVID-19 vaccines to rural areas

April 9, 2021

Meet PortaVax, a portable vaccine carrier that can keep up to 250 vaccine doses cold for several days using insulation and dry ice. Students are still testing the device and tweaking its design, but they say early results are promising.

Flowers line a fence surrounding the parking lot where 10 adults, including a police officer, were shot by a lone gunman at the King Soopers at 3600 Table Mesa Dr. (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

Processing and remembering with music

April 9, 2021

CU Boulder music student Josh Sweeney has turned to music in the wake of the Boulder tragedy, including recording his own arrangment of Samuel Barber’s famously moving “Adagio for Strings.”

Students release biodegradable balloons as part of class project

Meet Hunter Sherraden, student-employee of the year

March 30, 2021

Read more about Hunter Sherraden, student-employee of the year, and the other 2020–21 nominees.