Glenn Miller plays trombone with Holly Moyer's Orchestra at Curran Theater in 1923

Donor support puts Glenn Miller collections in the spotlight

April 23, 2024

CU Boulder’s vast and historically valuable Glenn Miller collection is set to take the spotlight, thanks to a philanthropy-funded archiving project. Miller attended CU Boulder before becoming one of the most successful big band musicians of the 20th century.

鶹Ժ and faculty record arrangements at Might Fine Recording studio in Denver

New takes on a traditional tune: Jazz program arranges, records 3 styles of ‘Pomp & Circumstance’

April 23, 2024

The College of Music’s Thompson Jazz Studies Program is shaking up CU Boulder’s 2024 commencement ceremony with new takes on the timeless rendition of "Pomp & Circumstance" (1901). The traditional graduation march has been reimagined in three new styles: Latin jazz, New Orleans funk, and big band swing.

a scene from The Big Sleep crime film

A guy, a gun and a dangerous blonde...and why we like them

April 4, 2024

Remembering writer Raymond Chandler at the 65th anniversary of his death, a CU Boulder English scholar reflects on the hard-boiled investigator and why this character still appeals.

Terracotta warriors excavation site outside of Xi'an China

Taking archaeology beyond big discoveries and bullwhips

April 4, 2024

CU Boulder archaeologist Sarah Kurnick addresses some common myths about archaeology at the 50th anniversary of the discovery of China’s terracotta warriors.

Stephen Graham Jones in his office

Writing a final girl’s last stand

March 28, 2024

“The Angel of Indian Lake,” book three of CU Boulder Professor Stephen Graham Jones’ Indian Lake Trilogy, comes out this month. In writing it, Jones became acquainted with a fear even he hadn’t imagined.

Wall in Roman-era village of Silchester in south-central England

‘Missing’ houses offer a new perspective on Britain’s Roman period

March 8, 2024

A population estimate considering now-decomposed wooden houses suggests that Silchester, England, may have been typical of towns across the Roman Empire, CU Boulder researcher finds.

Peter Sellers as Dr. Strangelove

Anything but a bomb, ‘Dr. Strangelove’ turns 60

March 5, 2024

CU Boulder’s chair of Cinema Studies and Moving Image Arts shares insights on Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece “doomsday sex comedy” and why the film is more relevant than ever.

Person reading newspaper clips in a display box

Climate journalism is strong in hard-hit countries

March 1, 2024

Climate change has disproportionate impacts globally, and a new analysis identifies compelling coverage by news outlets in less-resourced countries, where reporting on the issue is done in unique and in-depth ways.

Death of a Salesman book cover and scenes from the movie and staged plays

After 75 years, ‘Death of a Salesman’ still packs a gut punch

Feb. 22, 2024

CU Boulder theater professor Bud Coleman reflects on Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer-winning play and why it’s a story that still has meaning.

Motown artists collage

And the Motown beat goes on

Feb. 15, 2024

Upon the 65th anniversary of the Motown record label, a CU Boulder professor says that, from Taylor Swift to K-pop, “It’s all Motown; they are not creating anything new.”