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‘Quietly poor’ poet’s life anything but prosaic

Poet Kim Swendson is a collector of sorts, a gatherer of experiences with people she interacts with during the day. Asking the gas station attendant about his children, chatting with the barista about her weekend plans… these daily interactions serve as inspiration for the stories and poetry Swendson writes.

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Alums give back to CU, city in multiple ways

Sue Baer loves to write, loves children and wants to help others. So it’s no surprise that her newest children’s book tackles a grown-up issue: children with autism. It’s one of many ways she and her husband, Barry, use their time and resources in the service of others.

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Goodall draws largest-ever crowd to Gamow Lecture

A crowd of 8,700 guests gathered at CU-Boulder to hear the 50th George Gamow Memorial Lecture featuring renowned primatologist Jane Goodall. Historically hosted in Macky Auditorium, this year’s lecture was moved to the Coors Event Center after the initial ticket release sold out in minutes. This event was a hallmark example of the reach a […]

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Geography prof left lifelong impression on students

It was just one personal letter, but it reaffirmed, recognized, and acclaimed the lifelong work of a professor. “No one outside of my immediate family positively influenced my life more than Professor Smith,” a former student wrote to the professor’s family. “He counseled me at critical times and even rescued me once when I had lost my life’s direction.”

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