University of Colorado

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    August 27, 2014

    CU Boulder Student's Death Casts a Pall on Start of New School Year

    Tragedy struck the University of Colorado Boulder community on just the second day of the new school year: A male student was found dead in Stearns West, a dorm that's part of the large and iconic Williams Village complex. Although there's no indication that a crime led to the student's passing, li ... More >>

  • News

    August 7, 2014
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    July 30, 2014

    Single fracking waste well blamed for hundreds of low-level quakes

    A single injection well in Weld County, used to dispose of millions of gallons of produced water from fracking operations, has been linked to 500 minor earthquakes in the area over a seven-week period since early June, according to University of Colorado researchers who've been monitoring seismic ac ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014
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    March 4, 2014

    Filmmaker Guy Maddin on cinematic séances and the Brakhage Symposium

    Filmmaker Guy Maddin says that watching a movie has more in common with a paranormal séance than meets the eye; he remembers the first time he realized that the French word for a movie screening is "séance," which translates into "a sitting." Both activities take place in the dark; both are enchan ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014
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    January 2, 2014

    Reader: Boulder rules, Westword drools

    In December, the University of Colorado launched a new $100,000 branding campaign, entitled "Be Boulder," in hopes of turning people's attention away from Boulder's rep as a party school and towards the noble laureates and astronauts and filmmakers the institution has produced. But facts are facts, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Dazzle hosts Flood Relief Jive Drive tonight

    Support Colorado flood victims tonight at Dazzle, the great restaurant/jazz club; all proceeds will go directly to musicians effected by the flood. The music starts flowing at 5 p.m. and runs until midnight -- giving you the chance to order twice off the award-winning happy-hour menu, offered from 4 ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013
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    September 13, 2013

    Photos: Wesley Quinlan feared dead, woman missing in ongoing Boulder flooding

    Update:Last night, the President of the United States officially approved federal disaster assistance in regard to flooding in Boulder, El Paso and Larimer counties. But for the friends, family and loved ones of Wesley Quinlan, a Boulder teen feared dead, this significant step pales in comparison to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Frasca, Pizzeria Locale and Frasca Caffe temporarily close due to flood waters

    Pounding, unrelenting rain caused numerous creeks in Boulder and Larimer counties to flood early this morning, and Boulder, by the looks of the photos streaming in, is under water, prompting officials to close the University of Colorado Boulder campus today and tomorrow -- and that's just the beginn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Sugar daddies and cougars: May-December couples seldom rich or hot, study says

    The myth of the rich older man or woman who weds a gorgeous spouse many years younger has been perpetuated by TV, movies and the tabloids. But are such stories the rule or the exceptions? The latter, argues a study by two academics associated with the University of Colorado. Their analysis, which c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Reader: Ready to give breakfast a try at Moontower Tacos

    Later this morning we'll post our Restaurant Roll Call for February, a compendium of all the openings and closings on the Denver dining scene last month. One of those openings? Moontower Tacos, which opened a week ago in the former Thai Mango space at Sixth and Grant. Owner Brent Thrash is from Aus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Moontower Tacos will soon be serving tacos morning, noon and night

    Construction is going quickly on the project to transform the former home of Thai Mango at 609 Grant Street into Moontower Tacos. Owner Brent Thrash, a native of Austin who went to the University of Colorado, is predicting his place will open in a couple of weeks. See also: - Tacos Junior deserves ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013
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    December 20, 2012
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    December 11, 2012

    Gun ban in college buildings?: Boulder rep plans legislation despite court ruling

    It just doesn't make sense for lawmakers to allow guns on college campuses, where the risks of suicide or shootings tied to mental health illness can be high. At least that's an argument of Boulder Representative Claire Levy, who is crafting legislation that would add campus buildings to the list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Walmart meeting cancelled after councilmembers oppose tax-increment deal

    For a while, it looked like Walmart had Denver in the bag. But now, developers are going back to the drawing board...or at least the calender. After Denver City Council reps Mary Beth Susman and Jeanne Robb announced they opposed tax-increment financing for the project, the Colorado Boulevard Health ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Alex Botwin and Berk Visual team up with CU Program Council to launch Elm & Oak Academy

    Elm & Oak, the boutique clothing/art shop and music imprint that has absolutely blown up since opening its doors just off the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado in 2009, has started what may be the best thing to happen to the University of Colorado since being named the 'Top Party School' in 201 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    James Holmes defense accuses prosecutors of reckless disregard for the truth

    The 18th Judicial District has made public another document in the James Holmes/Aurora theater shooting case -- a so-called register of actions for the past week. And it contains some intriguing revelations. Among them: word of a motion in which Holmes's attorneys accuse prosecutors of reckless disr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Lynne Fenton, James Holmes doctor, reportedly alerted threat team weeks before theater attack

    Yesterday, we noted that Dr. Lynne Fenton, the psychiatrist ID'd as treating accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes, was the target of stories about previous disciplinary action more minor than headlines implied. Now, however, Fenton is getting press more positive for her but potentially injuri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    James Holmes reportedly sent notebook with massacre plans to CU psychiatrist before attack

    Update below: Each day seems to bring another shocking report in the Aurora theater shootings investigation. Today's? Fox News maintains that suspected murderer James Holmes sent a notebook filled with plans and details of his assault to a University of Colorado psychiatrist -- but it wasn't discove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Tyler Nemkov has left Mateo

    When Tyler Nemkov joined Cafe Society as a twenty-year-old intern from Johnson & Wales three years ago, he knew he wanted to pursue both a journalism and a culinary career. He opted to keep working in kitchens while he earned his degree at the University of Colorado -- right before it closed its jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    University of Colorado to ban visitors on 4/20 and close Norlin Quad

    After weeks of denying that it would crack down on 4/20 events, the University of Colorado Boulder has announced that school will limit campus visitors to official business only and close down the famous Norlin Quad where as many as 10,000 students have gathered to smoke herb in past years. The camp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Reader: CU Boulder will probably try to outlaw Nerf guns until Supreme Court rules otherwise

    In a post yesterday, we noted that the University of Colorado banned Nerf guns as well as the real kind. Now that the Colorado Supreme Court has deemed the latter rule unconstitutional, will foam find a home on campus, too? One of our readers has some ideas about that, and more.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks and more

    Are you ready? This is a weekend to remember. Tonight for the first time ever, the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre will add to its renown by hosting the first ever wintertime concert with Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks with Atmosphere, Common, Grieves and Budo and Get Cryphy. And that's just the tip o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 13, 2011
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    October 5, 2011

    Mile High Horror Film Festival will be full of the fright stuff

    What's the scariest thing about Colorado? The haunted mountain resorts? The cemeteries-turned-city parks? The escort-loving, meth-using pastors? All of those may soon be trumped by the second annual Mile High Horror Film Festival, which takes over the Tivoli Starz Film Center October 7 through Octob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    The five best scenes from Repo Man, an Alex Cox cult classic

    Only an asshole gets killed for a car (the Repo Code). The International Film Series at the University of Colorado in Boulder will show a series of films by director Alex Cox over the next few weeks; Cox teaches screenwriting and film production at the school. And while all of his movies, like Sid ... More >>

  • News

    May 19, 2011
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    May 3, 2011

    Reader: Steve Ells goes for soul over cheese

    ​Steve Ells, founder of the homegrown Chipotle chain, will have a starring role as the University of Colorado commencement speaker on Friday -- just five days after he wrapped up his gig on America's Next Great Restaurant. In the last episode of that series, Ells and his fellow judges chose S ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2011
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    January 25, 2011

    Denver Broncos cheerleaders get ready for auditions, Pro Bowl: A photo gallery

    Big pics below.​New Denver Broncos coach John Fox and his staff aren't the only ones getting ready for next season. So, too, are the Broncos cheerleaders. The squad recently posted information about its upcoming April 3 auditions on its Facebook page, along with a slew of new photos that give ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010
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    July 1, 2010
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    April 1, 2010
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    December 10, 2009

    New host for Radio 1190's Local Shakedown set to debut next month

    ​Kegan Warner has some big shoes to fill. Next month, he'll be taking over the reins as host of Radio 1190's long running Local Shakedown program, the weekly hour-long show devoted strictly to the best independent music coming out of Colorado. Warner replaces the outgoing and ever popular Katherin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 8, 2009
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    May 5, 2009

    Frasca finally opens for lunch -- for two days only

    For the first time, Frasca Food & Wine is opening for lunch -- but only on Friday and Saturday, May 8-9. Although the schedule change is to accommodate people in town for graduation ceremonies at the University of Colorado, you don't need to know a student to sign up for the $50 prix-fixe, four-cour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    A Psychedelic Experience for Ward Churchill?

    It's been a long trial, and former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill probably needs a mental break from his wrongful-termination lawsuit against the school (a case that has gone to the jury and could wrap up as early as today). And what better place to loosen your mind than at The Psy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Ben Folds and the CU Buffoons

    If you love a cappella versions of funny, smart-guy piano tunes (and really, who doesn't?), the world is smiling on you today. Ben Folds is releasing an album of covers of his tunes by college a capella groups -- I know, what took so long, right? It's due to hit in April and proceeds from the disc w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008

    Campus Press Documents, Part 1: The Yulsman Statement

    The April 10 Message column, about the future of the Campus Press, the University of Colorado Boulder’s student-operated campus newspaper, quotes briefly from a statement read at an early April faculty meeting by faculty member Tom Yulsman (seen here in a photograph that appears courtesy of the Pr ... More >>

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    March 13, 2008
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    February 14, 2008
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    December 14, 2007

    CU's Solar House Profiled By Discovery

    It’s been almost two months since the University of Colorado Solar Decathlon team, (profiled in the Westword feature “Partly Sunny,” on November 1), returned from the international competition in D.C. only to learn that the house they had built was not immediately welcome at their school. It w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2007

    CU's Solar Team Takes Seventh

    Heading into Friday’s awards ceremony at the Solar Decathlon on the Mall in D.C., the University of Colorado team knew it wouldn’t defend its title as two-time champions. They’d made too many mistakes, and hadn’t been able to get their message across to judges. They hoped to at least place w ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 13, 2007

    Think Green

    Boulder hosts an environmental art program.

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Memory

    OK, this ooo-eee-ooo story by Katy Human on the front page of today’s Denver Post, about research at the University of Colorado into suppressing traumatic memories, raises two important questions. First, if Katy Human writes about stuff just because she thinks it’s interesting, does that make i ... More >>

  • Film

    September 21, 2006

    Run Lola Run

    University of Colorados International Film Series

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    May 17, 2006

    The End of the Ward

    Back in 1994, Vernon Bellecourt and the national American Indian Movement asked the University of Colorado to investigate whether Ward Churchill obtained tenure through deception, "billing himself as an American Indian writer, scholar and artist," Bellecourt told Westword. He added that the universi ... More >>

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