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CU Boulder: 7 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know

June 26th, 2022

The University of Colorado Boulder is one of only 36 public research universities in the United States that are members of the Association of American Universities (AAU), an organization of institutions acknowledged as America’s finest research universities. 1. CU boasts nearly 475,000 living alumni, more than 250,000 of whom call Colorado their home. This means that 52% of alum stay in the Centennial State! 2. CU employs more than 36,000 people. This makes CU Boulder the largest employer in Colorado, with Lockheed Martin following closely behind. 3. CU boasts 19 alumni astronauts from the... Read More

Looking Back – 2014 CU Campus Life

June 19th, 2022

The University of Colorado Boulder was originally founded in 1876, five months before Colorado officially became a U.S. state, and now in 2014 the university boasts over 30,000 faces that have come to Boulder from all over the world. The AboutBoulder photography team, including Joe Wirth and Travis Bildahl, explored the best spots across CU-Boulder for only just a handful of days and met some of the people that help make Boulder the number one American college town.                                                                   That... Read More

A Brief History of CU Boulder

June 19th, 2022

Boulder’s first schoolhouse opened in 1860, but it was far from the last school to be built here! The University of Colorado in Boulder was established in the early 1870s when the Colorado territorial legislature made an amendment to the constitution that provided money for three universities. CU was, of course, one. The other two were the Colorado School of Mines in Golden and the Colorado Agricultural College in Fort Collins, both of which still exist today. But at first, there was some debate about exactly where to put the new university. Two cities were competing for it: Boulder and Cañon... Read More

How Many of These Fun Facts Do You Know About Boulder?

June 16th, 2022

How well do you know the city that you live in? Here are 7 facts you can use for your next virtual trivia night! 1. The median age of Boulderites is just 29 years old 36% of the population in Boulder is between the ages of 25-44, with the median age being 29. The fact that Boulder is a college town may skew the population younger than most cities. 2. Boulder has 10 sister cities They’re located in Dushanbe, Tajikistan; Jalapa, Nicaragua; Lhasa, Tibet; Mante, Mexico; Yamagata, Japan; Kathmandu, Nepal; Kisumu, Kenya; Nablus, Palestine; Ramat Hanagev; Yateras, Cuba. Dushanbe gave Boulder its... Read More

Top 5 Things to Do Near the University of Colorado

June 9th, 2022

Listed below are the top five most popular activities to do in and near the University of Colorado Boulder campus, as determined by recent Trip Advisor reviews: 1 – Folsom Field Folsom Field, named for famous University of Colorado Coach Frederick Folsom, first opened its doors for the 1924 season and has been the Buffs’ home ever since. The Buffs will play their home games on the “hilltop” for the 95th consecutive season in 2018. Colorado defeated Regis College 39-0 on October 11, 1924, and the stadium was dedicated. It was CU’s second home game of the season, since... Read More

Faces of Boulder ~ Pic of the Day ~ Grace!

June 5th, 2022

“I was unsure when people told me that I would like Boulder, but I’ve never been happier.” Originally from Boston, Grace is here at CU Boulder studying Evolutionary Biology and Pre-Vet. She originally wanted to be a surgeon for humans, but after shadowing various surgeries at a vet clinic she decided she wanted to be a veterinarian. “I just like animals more than I like people.”  Read More

Best Happy Hours in Boulder ~ 5 Highest Rated

May 26th, 2022

According to Yelp reviews, here are the Highest Rated Happy Hours in Boulder, Colorado: 1. River and Woods 2. Avanti Food & Beverage 3. Mojo Taqueria Boulder 4. The Bitter Bar 5. T/ACO an Urban Taqueria  Read More

Boulder’s Snow Dog of the Day ~ Gary the Greyhound!

May 21st, 2022

Spending quality time with pets, specifically dogs, provides humans with companionship and can improve health. From a physiological standpoint, being with your dog can release feel-good hormones such as serotonin and oxytocin that elevate your mood. There are also other ways in which they can increase your health and  longevity. Increased physical activity. Dogs are more likely than other house pets to beg for play or exercise, encouraging owners to take more frequent walks or exercise with their dogs. A 2006 study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine found dog owners were... Read More

6 Tips for Buying a Home as a Vacation Rental in Colorado

May 15th, 2022

Buying a house you intend to rent out is very different than buying one you plan to live in. This is especially the case if you’re planning on making it a vacation rental. You are not buying for yourself, so all the usual criteria you would use to judge a home no longer stand. So, how do you know you are investing in a property people will want to spend their vacations in? Research Local Tourism  Look for areas that are popular hubs for vacation rentals and tourists due to their wealth of attractions and activities–perhaps a property near the Denver Zoo or a cabin home close to Flagstaff.... Read More

7 Famous CU Boulder Alum

May 14th, 2022

CU Boulder has produced a host of famous alum across all fields, most notably the arts, business, journalism, and athletics. Here are 7 you may not have known originated from CU Boulder. 1. Heather Hach Heather Hach is a screenwriter, librettist, and novelist who graduated from CU Boulder with a journalism major. She began her career as a research assistant at The New York Times and went on to write the screenplay for the 2003 adaptation of Freaky Friday and the 2007 musical Legally Blonde. 2. Steve Ells Steve Ells is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Chipotle Mexican Grill. He graduated from... Read More

Looking Back: Forbes’ Top Colleges List includes CU Boulder & 11 other Colorado schools.

May 9th, 2022

CU Boulder and Denver, UNC, and DU, are all among Forbes’ list of top colleges in the U.S. for 2019. According to Forbes, the list is based on the top academics, career success and lowest debt. There were 650 schools in the ranking, meaning that only 15% of schools nationwide were included. Colorado schools ranked as such: United States Air Force Academy – 43 Colorado College – 92 Colorado School of Mines – 94 University of Denver – 140 University of Colorado, Boulder – 146 Colorado State University, Fort Collins – 223 Regis University – 298 University... Read More

The CU Celebrity Scene Timeline

April 21st, 2022

CU Boulder is the home to, and birthplace of, many “celebrities”. I use the word celebrity loosely because some of the successful and well-known people who have sprung from the University of Colorado work behind the scenes and not in front of the camera. The list of CU successes is a large one, consisting of scholarly award winners, astronauts, athletes, politicians and journalists. Hundreds and hundreds of alumni are recognized for their outstanding achievements in their various fields. However, I will focus on the alumni who are largely in the public eye and whose names you will likely recognize. Brandon... Read More

[Flashback] Bear Attempts to Move in to CU Boulder Dorms

April 20th, 2022

Just a few days ago, wildlife officers euthanized a bear they found and cornered on campus at CU Boulder. It seems this was not the only bear in the area though, as another one meandered onto campus again yesterday during freshman move-in day. Cortez Patterson was working on campus, taking a lunch break, when he saw a bear a mere feet away from him. “Didn’t know where I was going to run, but my first instincts was just not to sit there, you know,” Patterson said. “You hear about all the bear encounters and some of the bad situations that can go down like that, so my first instinct was to... Read More

Facts & Figures about the University of Colorado Boulder

April 1st, 2022

Facts and Figures:  In fall 2020, the total student headcount enrollment among CU’s four campuses was 66,872. CU Boulder, 35,411; UCCS, 11,747; CU Denver, 15,162; the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, 4,522. CU awarded 17,099 degrees in the 2019-20 fiscal year. In fall 2019, CU had 4,150 tenured/tenure track faculty and 4,84 non-tenure track instructors. In fiscal year 2019-20, CU garnered $1.41 billion in sponsored research awards to conduct research in economic sectors critical to the state and nation, including energy, bioscience, aerospace and health care. CU’s operating budget... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day: Travis!

March 29th, 2022

Travis is a CU Alumni and is an award winning photographer.  When they wrote  the book Of Cool, they were talking about Travis!    Read More

Alumnus of CU Boulder Earns the Top Spot for the Best Desert in Town

March 25th, 2022

Boulder Baked is rated number one for the Best Desert in Boulder, Colorado, according to the most current Yelp reviews. Boulder Baked is a family-owned local Boulder business. they use premium, local and organic ingredients whenever possible. They support their employees and their families by paying a living wage. They use only clean energy. Their mission is to provide high-quality hand-crafted products and quality jobs for our diverse staff. Boulder Baked offers a wide selection of delicious baked goods including gluten-free and vegan options. They are open for delivery, dine-in or take out... Read More

30 Years in Boulder ~ Top Ranking for this Family Owned Chinese Restaurant

March 25th, 2022

According to the most recent Yelp reviews, China Gourmet who has been in business in Boulder for over 30 years received the top ranking for Chinese food in Boulder, Colorado. We are a family-owned Chinese restaurant committed to serving traditional Chinese cuisine prepared with only the freshest ingredients. Begin your meal with hand-wrapped dumplings or one of our daily soups. Visit us today for a lunch on our expansive terrace or to pick up an order to-go! http://www.chinagourmetmenu.com/ photo via: China Gourmet  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day – Lia!

March 20th, 2022

  Meet Lia! Lia is a student at CU Boulder and is studying international business. She has a strong love of traveling and has already been to 41 countries and has lived in Ghana and Indonesia. So ideally, she would like to work somewhere that allows her to continue to explore the world! On top of working to pay for school, Lia still manages to find time to take advantage of Boulder’s adventurous spirit. She is an avid rock climber and loves to explore, camp, and just spend every possible moment outside. When I asked her what her favorite part of adventuring was she said, “Oh... Read More

Locally Owned Certified Apple Repair Opens Store in Boulder Colorado

March 16th, 2022

Newest Location, Digitiqe Boulder Visit the newest location in Boulder, Colorado! We service and repair all Apple Mac and iOS Products. Our experienced Apple Certified Mac Technicians are able to provide the highest level of technical support, proper diagnosis, reliable repairs and fast turnaround time. We offer extensive support on both AppleCare and out-of-warranty Apple devices. All repair work is backed by Apple We offer extensive support on warranty and out-of-warranty devices Premiere support and customer service All repairs are done at our shop (no shipping devices out) which makes for... Read More

Featured Exhibit: CU Museum of Natural History ~ Antarctica: More than Meets the Eye

March 8th, 2022

The newest exhibit in the CU Museum of Natural History’s BioLounge takes visitors on a journey beyond the ice to the ancient Dry Valleys, where CU conducts world-class research. Discover the minuscule lifeforms that exist in the harsh environment at the end of the world; discover what it’s like to live as a scientist in an area where no rain has fallen in over 2 million years; and get to the heart of how this icy place plays a critical role in weather and climate around the world! photo via: colorado.edu  Read More