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CU Denver sees largest, most diverse undergraduate enrollment ever

The University of Colorado Denver is seeing the largest, most diverse undergraduate enrollment in its history, including the biggest freshman class. This year’s incoming freshmen number 1,354, a 17 percent increase from last year and a 25 percent jump from 2010. The undergraduate class is 9,987, up 3 percent from 2013. At the same time, [...]

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UCCS basketball signs middle school prospect

UCCS Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jeff Culver on Sept. 8 signed an 11-year-old Colorado Springs boy to a national letter of intent. Culver signed Kavan Brown, a student at Sproul Junior High School, as a member of the team, making him immediately eligible to participate in team activities. Brown will wear number 50, noting the university’s golden [...]

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Axel to receive 2014 Charlie Butcher Award; free lecture open to public

Axel to receive 2014 Charlie Butcher Award; free lecture open to public

On Oct. 7, the BioFrontiers Institute will honor a professor dedicated to the science of smell. Richard Axel, M.D., a professor at Columbia University, has studied the olfactory processes in mammals for more than two decades. In 2004, he and postdoctoral researcher, Linda Buck, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their [...]

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Anschutz Block Party a success despite brisk weather

Anschutz Block Party a success despite brisk weather

An occasional “brrrr” rose up between golf swings, volleyball bumps and bites of burrito, but the hearty souls at the Anschutz Medical Campus and surrounding community still turned out in large numbers for the festive Anschutz Block Party on Friday. Stacey Bagby, a professional research assistant in veterinary technology, wore a warm jacket, hat and [...]

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Panel: Time is now for U.S. to lead in biomedical research

The United States is in danger of losing its biomedical edge to countries that are aggressively funding research into personalized medicine. That was a key message from the 21st Century Cures Roundtable at National Jewish Health on Wednesday. The discussion, hosted by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver, featured a panel of experts from academia, government [...]

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Raves for new Student Commons Building: ‘Cool, modern, super-interactive’

Raves for new Student Commons Building: ‘Cool, modern, super-interactive’

As they cut the ribbon that stretched 1,800 feet around this new campus jewel, University of Colorado Denver students Mitchell Devito and Stephanie Adams extolled the amenities that they’ve already come to love in CU Denver‘s signature building. “It’s cool. It’s very modern, and the classrooms are super-interactive,” said Devito, a junior majoring in international [...]

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Boulder Campus Staff Council Spotlight: Vince Aquino

Boulder Campus Staff Council Spotlight: Vince Aquino

Staff Council Spotlight is an initiative of the BCSC Awards and Staff Recognition Committee (BCSC/ASR). Contact Serena Leland, Boulder Campus Staff Council (BCSC) Representative, at serena.leland@colorado.edu with comments or if you have a person you would like to recommend for the Spotlight series. What is your official title at CU-Boulder? How long have you been [...]

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Ground broken for Recreation and Wellness Center

Ground broken for Recreation and Wellness Center

University and campus leaders began a $16.3 million, 47,000-square-foot project to create the UCCS Recreation and Wellness Center on Sept. 5. Led by Tamara Moore, executive director, Auxiliary Services, campus and CU leaders praised the expansion that will bring recreation, student health, counseling and nutrition counseling under one roof. UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak called the [...]

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UCCS enrollment surpasses 11,000 students, a new record

UCCS enrollment surpasses 11,000 students, a new record

More than 11,100 students enrolled at UCCS for the fall 2014 semester, a new record, and more than 5 percent larger than last year’s record student enrollment. Classes officially began Aug. 25 and official, detailed enrollment reports are expected in mid-September. Preliminary reports prepared by the Office of Institutional Research show 11,199 students enrolled for [...]

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Study: For some African-American women, hair care a potential barrier to exercise

According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately four out of five black women are overweight or obese and 36 percent meet physical activity objectives as determined by the CDC. That’s compared to 50 percent of white women meeting the same objectives. A study conducted by the Center for African American Health and the University [...]

CU on the Weekend offers free programs in Boulder, expands to CU South Denver

CU on the Weekend offers free programs in Boulder, expands to CU South Denver

The public is invited to attend free, Saturday programs led by University of Colorado Boulder faculty on popular topics as part of the CU on the Weekend series, which begins Saturday. With topics ranging from the sweeping stories behind celebrated musical compositions to the micro-level study of bacteria that uniquely forms each person’s microbiome, CU [...]

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Researcher finds income, education disparity in reasons for choosing not to vaccinate

Researcher finds income, education disparity in reasons for choosing not to vaccinate

Not all students returning to school will be up to date on their vaccinations. A new study conducted by Jennifer Reich, a researcher at the University of Colorado Denver, shows that the reasons why children may not be fully vaccinated depends on the class privilege of their mothers. According to the National Network for Immunization [...]

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CU-Boulder leads international unmanned aircraft testing event at Pawnee Grassland

CU-Boulder leads international unmanned aircraft testing event at Pawnee Grassland

An international research effort organized by the University of Colorado Boulder conducted the first multiple, unmanned aircraft interception of a telltale rush of cold air preceding a thunderstorm known as a “gust front” as it rolled across the Pawnee National Grassland in northeast Colorado on Aug. 14. Organized by CU-Boulder’s Research and Engineering Center for [...]

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Third Annual CU Denver Block Party rocks education corridor

Third Annual CU Denver Block Party rocks education corridor

Two new CU Denver faculty members from Fort Collins and Champaign, Ill., respectively, enjoyed slices of New York-style pizza while soaking up the Mile High City sunshine and festive block party vibe. “Being new faculty, it’s nice to come out and see the student spirit here,” Caroline Clevenger, Ph.D., said of the CU Denver Block [...]

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GOCA to open We Are You Project as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month

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The We Are You Project, a new exhibit featuring 30 Latino/a artists, will open Sept. 5 and continue through Oct. 11 at the GOCA1420 gallery, Centennial Hall Room 201. A series of events are scheduled for Sept. 13. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Symposium featuring six artists’ presentations organized by Andrea Herrera, professor, Women’s and Ethnic Studies [...]

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CU, Delta Dental of Colorado give student veterans another reason to smile

CU, Delta Dental of Colorado give student veterans another reason to smile

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus continues its ongoing commitment to student veterans with the opening of the CU Heroes Clinic, thanks to a $1 million gift from Delta Dental of Colorado. The clinic opens Aug. 25. In collaboration with the CU Denver Office of Veteran Student Services, the CU Heroes Clinic [...]

UCCS2GO functionality takes center stage at forum

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At an Aug. 6 forum in the University Center Theater, UCCS unveiled a first-of-its-kind mobile application that allows students to access their university information from a smartphone or tablet. John Hanna, application manager, University Information Systems, gave a live demonstration of the app to UCCS faculty, staff and students. According to Hanna, UCCS2GO will address [...]

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CU-Boulder senior auditor registration for fall semester is Sept. 2-3

The Senior Auditors Program provides Colorado residents, ages 55 and older, the opportunity to attend classes on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. Tuition is free and participants pay just an administrative fee to cover registration, application processing and IT support. The program was established in 1973 and is coordinated through the CU-Boulder Alumni Association. “The [...]

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Q&A with Richard Krugman, M.D., School of Medicine

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School of Medicine Dean Richard Krugman, MD, announced in January that he would step down as Dean when a search for his successor is completed. To honor his achievements and to celebrate the School’s history, the School is planning the Bow Tie Ball on Nov. 15. During more than 24 years leading the school, Krugman [...]

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Study shows links between city design, health

Study shows links between city design, health

In a rare study of how street network design affects public health, researchers at the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Connecticut have discovered that older, more compact cities promote more walking and biking and are generally healthier than many newer communities. “Previously we had found that people drive less and walk more [...]

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CU doctors top 5280 Magazine list of top docs

Faculty from the University of Colorado School of Medicine filled more than half the roster of 5280 Magazine’s Top Doctors issue for 2014 – an honor that is determined annually by peer physicians who are asked to select physicians they would trust to care for themselves and their families. This year’s magazine focuses on cancer, [...]

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CU-Boulder study paved way for stocking state’s ‘true’ greenback cutthroat into wild

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A genetic sleuthing effort led by the University of Colorado Boulder that resulted in the identification of Colorado’s “true” native greenback cutthroat trout two years ago has come full circle with the stocking of the official state fish into Colorado’s high country. Roughly 1,200 greenback cutthroat fingerlings reared in federal and state hatcheries in Colorado [...]

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Why I chose to teach here: Jared Brown and Zaneta Thayer

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ZANETA THAYER: Room to teach and do research Zaneta Thayer, Ph.D., finished her doctoral degree in anthropology last fall with impeccable academic credentials. She was considering various options when she saw a faculty position posted in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Denver. Thayer earned bachelor’s degrees in biology and anthropology at [...]

Psychology Department receives $325,000 federal graduate student training grant

The Department of Psychology recently received a two-year $325,000 Graduate Psychology Education grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. The grant will be used to prepare doctoral students in the clinical psychology program to deliver mental health services to older adults within integrated medical settings, according to [...]

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Decoding ethnic labels: Are you Chicano, Latino or Hispanic?

Decoding ethnic labels: Are you Chicano, Latino or Hispanic?

If you are of Latin American descent, do you call yourself Chicano? Latino? Hispanic? As an undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Carlos Hipolito-Delgado, Ph.D., knew instinctively that the ethnic labels his fellow students chose said something about their perception of themselves and their values. “There was a very clear understanding that [...]

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University of Colorado Cancer Center among the best in cancer care

University of Colorado Cancer Center among the best in cancer care

The University of Colorado Cancer Center’s clinical partner, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) again ranks as the best hospital in the state, according to U.S. News Best Hospitals report. UCH ranked in nine specialties which means the hospital is among the best in the United States in those specialties. Services for cancer survivors are [...]

UCCS master’s program earns accreditation

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Master of Public Administration program is now independently accredited by the Network of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration, NASPAA. The program was notified July 11 that NASPAA’s accrediting Commission, the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation, found the program to be in substantial conformance with the NASPAA Standards. In [...]

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CU Achieve summer program helps students stay on track to graduation

By the end of last spring, Jessica Van der Linden was behind on credit hours — just two courses shy of being a junior as her sophomore year at the University of Colorado Boulder came to a close — because she had taken family leave during the school year. Over the summer, she was able [...]

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Students, CoPR design ways to realize Rocky Mountain Land Library

Students, CoPR design ways to realize Rocky Mountain Land Library

The skies cleared, the birds chirped and the mountain air over Buffalo Peaks Ranch settled into a hushed reverie. Just minutes earlier, a late-spring squall of sleet, hail and dark clouds roared through the valley. But now, as Jeff Lee spoke to a gathering of 50 people about the concept of a “land library,” a [...]

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High school lacrosse players risk concussions and other injuries

High school lacrosse players risk concussions and other injuries

With more than 170,000 students now playing high school lacrosse, more and more are being exposed to injuries during practice and competition, according to a new study from the Colorado School of Public Health and the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. The study, published  by The American Journal of [...]

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