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Rec Center expansion to begin soon

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Construction on what will become a campus student health and wellness center will begin Dec. 2, according to the Department of Facilities Services. The $16.3 million 51,000-square foot expansion of the Campus Recreation Center will make way for a new student health clinic, counseling services and expand recreation options.  When complete, the project will almost [...]

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At symposium, experts survey obesity landscape, tools, solutions

Personal weakness.  Heritable condition.  Environmental outcome. Such are our views of obesity, a physical state few Americans are comfortable with yet an increasing number of us live with, to dire health consequences. More than 150 public health practitioners and obesity experts from the spectrum of the health industry, academia and research gathered in Thornton on [...]

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World-renowned education scholar Rinaldi shares insights with campus community

World-renowned education scholar Rinaldi shares insights with campus community

Dean Rebecca Kantor and the School of Education & Human Development recently hosted a two-week visit by world-renowned education scholar Carlina Rinaldi,  president of Reggio Children and a professor at the University of Reggio Emilia and  the University of Modena, Italy. Rinaldi gave talks to a range of audiences—from CU Denver students, faculty and staff [...]

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Report: CU-Boulder ranks No. 1 in state for sending, receiving students internationally

The University of Colorado Boulder enrolled more international students during the 2013-14 academic year and sent more students abroad during the 2012-13 academic year than any other higher education institution in Colorado. The data, released today by the Institute of International Education in its annual Open Doors Report, show that CU-Boulder was home to 2,163 [...]

Veterans Day Ceremony recognizes service members for their duty, selfless service and integrity

Veterans Day Ceremony recognizes service members for their duty, selfless service and integrity

A Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Tuesday in Tivoli Turnhalle paid homage to the duty, service and integrity of our military veterans, and particularly the many student veterans who enrich the university community each day with those characteristics. The ceremony traditionally takes place outdoors on the Tivoli Commons but was moved indoors due to the frigid [...]

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Facial structure predicts goals, fouls among World Cup soccer players

Facial structure predicts goals, fouls among World Cup soccer players

The structure of a soccer player’s face can predict his performance on the field — including his likelihood of scoring goals, making assists and committing fouls — according to a study led by a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder. The scientists studied the facial-width-to-height ratio (FHWR) of about 1,000 players from 32 countries [...]

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Top five reasons veterans love the CU Heroes Clinic

Top five reasons veterans love the CU Heroes Clinic

No. 1 It’s free If something sounds too good to be true, it often isn’t true, but the CU Heroes Clinic at the CU School of Dental Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus is the exception. Free dental care for veterans who are enrolled in a degree program at CU Denver or CU Anschutz may [...]

Media, faculty join forces to discuss ethics

The daily ethical challenges faced by managers of traditional and social media outlets will be the subject of a Nov. 17 summit at UCCS. Lauren Brengarth, assistant professor, Department of Communication, will lead a summit to bring academic experts and working journalists together to share the challenges faced in newsrooms across America. Brengarth is a [...]

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CU Denver advertising campaign soars through DIA

CU Denver advertising campaign soars through DIA

The large scale of CU Denver’s ‘Learn with Purpose’ installation at Denver International Airport, including wall and 50-yard-long floor signage, is a first for the airport. CU Denver’s “Learn with Purpose” campaign is lifting off to new heights. Beginning this month, big and bold signage emblazoned with “CU Denver” and “Learn With Purpose” as well [...]

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Dean’s State of the School address: ‘Don’t think it hasn’t been fun’

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The University of Colorado School of Medicine has excelled at its primary missions during the past year, Dean Richard D. Krugman, MD, reported last week in his annual State of the School Address. The school stands on a solid financial base, offers a national example for community service, is investing in its research program and [...]

November forum to highlight research

Mary Coussons-Read, provost, and Kelli Klebe, associate vice chancellor for research and faculty development, will lead a discussion about university research at UCCS during the November Chancellor’s All-Campus Forum. The forum is scheduled for 3 p.m. Nov. 11 in the University Center Theater. Coussons-Read and Klebe will highlight current faculty successes in research and elaborate [...]

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Top teens to track potential ‘killer asteroids’ during Summer Science Program

Top teens to track potential ‘killer asteroids’ during Summer Science Program

University of Colorado Boulder administrators have signed a memorandum of agreement to host 36 of the nation’s top high school students beginning next summer to image, measure and track near-Earth asteroids. The asteroid research is the keystone project for students participating in the international Summer Science Program (SSP), established in 1959 to allow some of [...]

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EdTrex commercializing CU, UCAR curriculum management platform

EdTrex LLC, the University of Colorado and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) today announced an exclusive option agreement allowing EdTrex to continue developing a software platform enabling on-demand creation of customizable curricula using curated open education resources. The company is actively engaged in extending its technology to address additional opportunities in classroom learning [...]

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When hearing aid users listen to music, less is more, says CU-Boulder study

When hearing aid users listen to music, less is more, says CU-Boulder study

The type of sound processing that modern hearings aids provide to make speech more understandable for wearers may also make music enjoyment more difficult, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder. The findings, published in the journal Ear and Hearing, suggest that less sophisticated hearing aids might actually be more compatible [...]

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In State of Campus address, Marks envisions ‘elite tier’ status

Lilly Marks, vice president for health affairs at the University of Colorado and vice chancellor of CU Anschutz, challenged campus leaders to aim even higher as an academic health center known for its quality, scope and impact of its teaching, research and clinical programs. “By any measure we are ranked in the top 20 to [...]

Innovative CAP dual degree program lets students see world through landscape lens

Innovative CAP dual degree program lets students see world through landscape lens

When Lisa Sabella enrolled in the graduate landscape architecture program at CU Denver, she never imagined being able to keep her academic and career goals on track—even enhanced—while enjoying a profound Chinese adventure. She got excited when, in her first year in the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP), a new dual degree program was [...]

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Health Fair offers learning opportunity

Health Fair offers learning opportunity

The 2014 UCCS Health Fair, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Berger Hall, has many of the benefits of visiting a primary care provider with a couple of notable exceptions, according to Stephanie Hanenberg, director, Student Health Center. “There are no appointments, no co-pays, and no exams,” Hanenberg said. “We only [...]

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Nurse helps homeless adolescents, prepares future public health leaders

Nurse helps homeless adolescents, prepares future public health leaders

Scott Harpin, Ph.D., rarely hears back from the young people he works with at the Urban Peak shelter. And maybe that is a good thing. “If they’re not going back to the shelter, we hope that their situation has improved, and maybe that means success,” said Harpin, assistant professor, College of Nursing at the University of [...]

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50th Anniversary update: ‘Discovering Place – A UCCS Field Guide’ now available

Discovering Place – A UCCS Field Guide

Tom and Carole Huber did not set out to create a publication to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of UCCS. Instead, a project intended to celebrate and help preserve the treasures of campus and serve as the core of a course team-taught by the couple, grew into one of the cornerstones of the celebration [...]

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CU Denver study exposes bias in transportation system design

America’s streets are designed and evaluated with a an inherent bias toward the needs of motor vehicles, ignoring those of bicyclists, pedestrians, and public transit users, according to a new study co-authored by Wesley Marshall of the University of Colorado Denver. “The most common way to measure transportation performance is with the level-of-service standard,” said [...]

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NASA’S MAVEN spacecraft watches passing comet and its effects at Mars

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NASA’s newest orbiter at Mars, MAVEN, took precautions to avoid harm from a dust-spewing comet that flew near Mars on Sunday and is studying the flyby’s effects on the Red Planet’s atmosphere, according to University of Colorado Boulder professor Bruce Jakosky, principal investigator on the mission. The MAVEN, or Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN spacecraft, [...]

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Higher education funding discussion draws crowd in Colorado Springs

A standing-room-only crowd of community supporters shared views about a new formula for funding higher education during a Colorado Department of Higher Education-sponsored meeting Oct. 9 at the Penrose Conference Center. Brenda Morrison, partner, Engaged Public, a firm hired by CDHE to gather public input, led the crowd of 100 in a discussion about HB-1319, a [...]

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State leaders discuss prescription drug abuse epidemic

The growing threat of prescription drug addiction and the best ways to confront the epidemic was the focus of a daylong meeting Oct. 3 of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention. “We consider prescription drug abuse a major public health threat,” said Larry Wolk, M.D., the executive director and chief medical officer at [...]

Gala raises over $170,000 for combat veterans at CU Denver, CU Anschutz

Army veterans who are now students at CU Denver and CU Anschutz

Gregory Stube, a retired Green Beret and featured speaker at Combat to Classroom: A Salute to Service, politely encouraged attendees to “throw your wallets at this auction” with the goal of transforming today’s soldiers into tomorrow’s leaders. They did just that, raising over $170,000 to fund scholarships for combat veterans at CU Denver and CU [...]

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MAVEN spacecraft’s first look at Mars holds surprises, says CU-Boulder mission leader

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NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft has provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars and produced unprecedented ultraviolet images of the tenuous oxygen, hydrogen and carbon coronas surrounding the Red Planet, said University of Colorado Boulder Professor Bruce Jakosky, the mission’s principal investigator. In addition, the new observations allowed scientists to [...]

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Time for action: Faculty, staff, students plan for student success

Time for action: Faculty, staff, students plan for student success

​It’s time for action. That was the message at this year’s 10th annual Undergraduate Experiences Symposium. Since 2005, staff, faculty and students have attended this annual gathering to discuss opportunities for growth of undergraduate education at CU Denver, but this year was all about moving from discussion to implementation. “We’re here to think big, to [...]

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One family, two hearts: Medical odyssey provides hope, health

One family, two hearts: Medical odyssey provides hope, health

On Dec. 17, 2011, 48-year-old Brian Sherry was folding laundry when he first experienced an unusual electric sensation on the left side of his chest. A veteran elementary school teacher, Brian is an easygoing guy with a wry sense of humor and a passion for producing homemade wine. He walked upstairs, took a shower, sat [...]

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UCCS forum to focus on entrepreneurship and regional economic forecast

UCCS forum to focus on entrepreneurship and regional economic forecast

The relatively robust Colorado economy is attributed to innovation and entrepreneurship, activities that both create jobs and lessen dependence on a few large employers. But what must southern Colorado do to be part of this statewide trend? National and local experts from UCCS, Wells Fargo and Company, and local business leaders will discuss entrepreneurship and [...]

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Acknowledging appearance reduces bias when beauties apply for masculine jobs, says CU-Boulder-led study

Past research shows physical beauty can be detrimental to women applying for masculine jobs. But belles can put the brakes on discrimination by acknowledging their looks during an interview, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The paper, published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, is the first to [...]

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Research into sports safety for kids catches attention of White House

Research into sports safety for kids catches attention of White House

When Dawn Comstock, Ph.D., met President Barack Obama in May, the White House gave her three rules: no selfies, no hands in pants pockets, and absolutely no touching the president except to shake his hand. Then the president came in, thanked Comstock for the work she’s doing to keep high school athletes safe and put his [...]

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