Mollie Isaacs

A voice fit for ‘American Idol’

March 24, 2020

CU Boulder junior Mollie Isaacs recently competed on season 18 of American Idol after receiving a golden ticket to Hollywood from judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie last November.

Rubén Donato

Rubén Donato elected to the National Academy of Education

March 5, 2020

As an educational historian, Rubén Donato studies the historical dimensions of educational equality and has delved into the history of Latino education in the United States.

Paul Sanchez

Asteroid named for CU Boulder researcher

Nov. 25, 2019

Paul Sanchez, a scientist in aerospace engineering, is getting an asteroid named after him. And it's actually two asteroids: His namesake is a binary system made up of two rocky bodies orbiting around each other in space.

CU students in the "Medicine in Space and Surface Environments" class perform CPR on a "fallen" crewmate in the Habitat at the Mars Desert Research Station in southern Utah.

How to save a life—on Mars

June 26, 2019

This May, in a remote part of southern Utah, 21 CU Boulder aerospace engineering students, a mix of graduate students and undergrads, became Martians.

Jasmine Colgan, artist with vitiligo, poses for photo

Pushing Boundaries: As artist’s skin turns white, her art ruminates on the meaning

June 10, 2019

Diagnosed with vitiligo, student artist Jasmine Colgan says, “I am not a woman of color, but a woman of colors…My skin, which is both black and white, is a literalization of this fact of my existence.”

Markos Scheer in front of lake, mountains

Alumni in Focus: Lawyer, political science grad leaps into kelp farming

May 24, 2019

Experts say aquaculture will play an important role in feeding the world’s burgeoning population, which is why CU Boulder alumnus Markos Scheer is launching a new career in kelp farming.

U.S. Army Rangers parachute from a plane

Students pitch ideas to thwart national security threats

May 10, 2019

At a recent event, students shared their ideas for how the U.S. Armed Forces can keep up with an increasingly connected world—from a strategy for resupplying ships using autonomous capsules to a device that detects GPS jamming signals.

Two piggy banks on an unbalanced scale

Romantic partners lose financial literacy over time; here’s how to stop it

Couples often establish a “household chief financial officer,” which may lead the other partner to lose financial literacy. The good news? If this phenomenon is true for your relationship, you can start to bridge the gap.

Woman standing with walker

Engineering grads’ high-tech walker could keep seniors from falling

May 6, 2019

With a new prototype under their belts, four students are just getting started in their mission to bring the walker into the 21st century.

Don McKinney on the Grammy red carpet

From the red carpet to the classroom

April 26, 2019

What do Lady Gaga, Jimi Hendrix and CU Boulder professor Don McKinney all have in common? More than you might think.

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