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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

Postcards from the Edge

July 12th, 2015

Douglas Adams wrote: “Space is Big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.” Some of that distance, though, is about to shrink. Enter NASA’s New Horizons mission. Launched in 2006, it’s been hurdling toward the outer reaches of our solar system at 31,000 miles per hour. The destination? Pluto, its system of five known moons, and beyond. The craft is on track for its closest flyby of Pluto on July 14th; detailed information is expected to arrive beginning the 16th (again, space is big). Using a host of abbreviation-heavy scientific equipment—REX,... Read More

Halloween in Boulder

October 14th, 2013

Take one step out of your front door these days and the crunch of crimson leaves beneath your feet will send a clear message: fall is in full swing. That, and you might need to invest in a leaf blower. With fall comes high winds, vibrant foliage, trendy scarves, and most important of all, Halloween. With the Halloween season underway, jack-o’-lanterns have begun popping up on doorsteps all across town as if we’d just had a visit from Johnny Pumpkinseed. Holiday decorations of bats and witches are appearing in shops and in homes everywhere as Boulder County has begun to embrace the... Read More