Category: Editor’s Take

Making Connections

Within our sphere, this organization exists to build connections and community, to help weave and reinforce a sense of association, and to promote the idea that we are not separate. We are connected.

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An Inspired, and Inspiring, Community

The Colorado School of Mines community certainly has a lot to celebrate: After receiving a record number of applications, Mines welcomed its most academically accomplished class on record in August, research funding and private giving both broke records for the second year in a row, a major new residential and dining facility is under construction, and a new capital campaign has been launched, which includes ambitious plans for infrastructure development, and faculty and student support.

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Honoring and Supporting Our Own

For those working in the energy industry in unstable countries around the world, the risk of terrorism is a daily reality. Miners who have lived with such risk would have been particularly alarmed by news of the January 16 attack on the gas plant in In Amenas, Algeria. We were also concerned.

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Stay Connected. Keep in Touch.

I had a very different Editor’s Take in mind until the day before we went to press. That was when my boss and friend, Anita Pariseau, came into my office at the end of the day to say she’d taken a position at...

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A Bell from the Past

My curiosity about the 1948 theft of the 1,200-pound University of Colorado bell, and its mysterious reappearance two years later, was first aroused 10 years ago. I was chatting with members of the Class of ’52, who were...

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Lucky Finds, Nuclear Deals and a New Look

Finding a million ounces of gold from campus using satellite photography isn’t usual for a student earning a master’s degree in geology, but it’s what happened to Russell Dow MS ’04. His story of mineral discovery is...

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The Global and Microscopic Community

The cover design of this issue was partly inspired by a presentation in the Arthur Lakes Library by Associate Professor John Spear MS ’94, PhD ’99, delivered long after Lisa Marshall wrote the article,...

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Letter to our Readers

Dear Readers, Innovation is a theme that runs throughout this issue. While not everyone is driven to innovate, it’s second nature for those connected to Mines, and the people and projects covered in the pages that follow...

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Letter to Our Readers

Dear Readers, What a tremendous testament to the dedication and work ethic of generations of Mines graduates that the Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association, a membership-based and volunteer-led organization, has now...

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Current Issue: Spring 2023

Mines Magazine spring 2023 cover of construction engineering students looking at blueprints on a construction site

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