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Study: Ending statin use might improve quality of life for some patients

Study: Ending statin use might improve quality of life for some patients

Discontinuing statin use in patients with late-stage cancer and other terminal illnesses may help improve patients’ quality of life without causing other adverse health effects, according to a new study by led by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Duke University and funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). [...]

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Campus leaders unveil University Studies program

About one-third of next fall’s UCCS freshman class will have a different first-semester experience from their predecessors. During a March 18 campus forum, UCCS leaders unveiled a new program for students who have not decided on a major, have low academic index scores or are pre-business, pre-nursing, pre-business majors. Called University Studies, the program delivers [...]

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Study: Western forests decimated by pine beetles not more likely to burn

Study: Western forests decimated by pine beetles not more likely to burn

Western U.S. forests killed by the mountain pine beetle epidemic are no more at risk to burn than healthy Western forests, according to new findings by the University of Colorado Boulder that fly in the face of public perception and policy. The CU-Boulder study authors looked at the three peak years of Western wildfires since [...]

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Iron Art Festival: Creativity at 3,000 degrees

Iron Art Festival

Before fields turn ablaze with poppies and daffodils, a somewhat different rite of spring fills the air outside the Arts Building. This one is all about heat: flying sparks, glowing embers and flowing iron. A warm early spring evening greeted this year’s live iron pour, which was part of the fifth annual Iron Art Festival [...]

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Donors in spotlight for helping ‘faculty, staff and students push the boundaries of the possible’

The annual Donor Recognition Dinner highlighted stories of risk-taking entrepreneurs, benefactors who have touched the learning pursuits of CU Denver and the clinical activities of CU Anschutz, and a physician who served the university for over 50 years. About 500 people attended the eighth annual event in the Seawall Ballroom in the Denver Performing Arts [...]

Study: ‘Advertainment’ on the rise in pop music

Study: ‘Advertainment’ on the rise in pop music

As branding and advertising creep into almost every facet of life, a new study from the University of Colorado Denver shows it’s now making substantial inroads into popular music. The study examined in detail the yearly top 30 Billboard songs from 1960 to 2013 – a total of 1,583 – and found a steep increase [...]

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Student Success Center renamed, reorganization finalized

The Student Success Center recently changed its name as part of a new focus. Now Academic Advising, the new name more accurately reflects the office’s duties, according to Barbara Gaddis, executive director, Office of First Year Experience and Student Retention. Along with the name change, three staff members recently had interim removed from their titles. [...]

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Limerick to review nearly 40 years as University Fool on April 1

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CU-Boulder professor Patty Limerick will review nearly four decades of service as University Fool and reflect on the value of humor on April Fools’ Day. At 6:30 p.m. April 1  in the Wittemyer Courtroom of the Wolf Law Building, the history professor and Official University of Colorado Fool, and also Official Fool Emerita of Yale [...]

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Postdoc Research Day is about meeting people, starting collaborations and getting feedback

Postdoc Research Day

Postdoctoral fellows are investigators who perform basic science research that finds its way into applications that help humankind in myriad ways — from civil engineering to environmental science to disease therapies. There are almost 300 postdocs at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, and much of their research focuses on the intricacies [...]

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Study: Pediatricians pressured to delay vaccinations

Study: Pediatricians pressured to delay vaccinations

Pediatricians are facing increasing pressure from some parents who want to spread out the recommended vaccine schedule for their children by postponing vaccines, pointing to a need for improved programs that support timely vaccinations, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus. The [...]

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Researchers propose novel mechanism to explain region’s high elevation

Researchers propose novel mechanism to explain region’s high elevation

No one really knows how the High Plains got so high. About 70 million years ago, eastern Colorado, southeastern Wyoming, western Kansas and western Nebraska were near sea level. Since then, the region has risen about 2 kilometers, leading to some head scratching at geology conferences. Now researchers at the Cooperative Institute for Research in [...]

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A day in the life of the Liniger Building at CU South Denver

A day in the life of the Liniger Building at CU South Denver

Editor’s Note:  This story does not present a literal single day. It is, instead, a compilation of the many activities happening on any given day of the year. The Liniger Building at CU South Denver is many things to many people, as Lisa Douglas, vice-chancellor of CU South Denver, would be the first to acknowledge. [...]

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College of Business and Colorado Rapids partner to offer soccer management track

College of Business and Colorado Rapids partner to offer soccer management track

Students with a passion for soccer will be able to pursue a business degree with an emphasis in soccer management at the College of Business beginning this fall. Students in the program will gain hands-on experience through professional practicums with the Colorado Rapids organization. Soccer management will be housed within the high-demand Sport Management Program, [...]

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CU-Boulder technology could make treatment and reuse of oil and gas wastewater simpler, cheaper

Oil and gas operations in the United States produce about 21 billion barrels of wastewater per year. The saltiness of the water and the organic contaminants it contains have traditionally made treatment difficult and expensive. Engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder have invented a simpler process that can simultaneously remove both salts and organic [...]

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Philanthropy at Work: Julia Cummings

Philanthropy at Work: Julia Cummings

Julia Cummings is the director of marketing at the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver. She also is a two-time CU alumna, having earned her bachelor’s degree at CU-Boulder and her MBA from CU Denver. During that time, she also was a scholarship recipient. “While I was getting both [...]

CU Anschutz researcher examining impact of service dogs on returning vets

With scores of military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, a University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus researcher is examining the therapeutic impacts of service dogs on their mental and physical health. “We are finding that service dogs are improving the health of our returning wounded warriors,” said Cheryl Krause-Parello, Ph.D., R.N. at the CU [...]

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Private support shines at Golden and Growing reception

Private support shines at Golden and Growing reception

UCCS leaders on Feb. 25 announced $31 million in private support commitments to fund several arts and health care priorities. Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak announced the contributions at the university’s Golden and Growing reception celebrating the UCCS 50th anniversary. More than 250 donors and community supporters attended the event at Berger Hall. “Business and foundation leaders, [...]

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Photography exhibit on loan from Denver Art Museum coming to Fulginiti Pavilion

Photography exhibit on loan from Denver Art Museum coming to Fulginiti Pavilion

The Art Gallery at the Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in March will be home to a collection of photographs from internationally recognized artist Andrea Modica in connection with Denver’s Month of Photography. Modica’s “Human Being” is the result of an unusual discovery in 1993 of [...]

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Pre-health students enjoy immersive, real-world learning opportunities

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Robera Oljira endured devastating gaps in health care as he grew up in a small town in Ethiopia. Tuberculosis took his father’s life when Oljira was 4, and then his mother’s four years later. Raised by his two older siblings, many days passed with little food and often no electricity. “Ever since I was little [...]

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Search begins for Kraemer Family Library dean

A 10-member search committee has been charged to find a replacement for Teri Switzer, dean, Kraemer Family Library. Switzer plans to retire July 1 following a 42-year career in academic libraries and seven years as dean at UCCS. Mary Coussons-Read, executive vice chancellor, Academic Affairs, charged the committee Feb. 17 and named Terry Schwartz, associate [...]

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CU Book Store named Collegiate Retailer of the Year

Members of the CU Book Store accept the 2015 Collegiate Retailer award Friday in Atlanta.

The CU Book Store has been named the 2015 Collegiate Retailer of the Year by the NACS Foundation a subsidiary of the National Association of College Stores and its 3,300 store members. The Collegiate Retailer of the Year Award is bestowed on a store that demonstrates the highest level of collegiate retailing excellence. The announcement came at CAMEX [...]

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School of Dental Medicine gives kids healthy smiles

School of Dental Medicine gives kids healthy smiles

Five-and-a-half-year-old Mackenzie Baker wants you to know three things about her: she knows how to curl her own hair, a boy in her class likes her and she loves brushing her teeth. She tells everyone as she walks down the hall of the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus [...]

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CU-Boulder ranks sixth nationally for Peace Corps volunteers

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The University of Colorado Boulder is ranked No. 6 in the nation for graduates serving as Peace Corps volunteers, with 62 alumni now serving around the world, the Peace Corps announced Wednesday. In the annual Top Colleges list, CU-Boulder has held a position in the top eight nationally among large institutions for the past 13 [...]

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CU-Boulder technology for thin electronics commercialized by Kelvin Thermal

CU-Boulder technology for thin electronics commercialized by Kelvin Thermal

Kelvin Thermal Technologies and the University of Colorado have executed an exclusive license agreement that will allow the company to develop and market thermal management technologies that could enable the development of ultra-thin and flexible smartphones, wearable electronics and other commercial and military systems. As computers, smartphones and other systems become more advanced and consume [...]

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Labrador goes to lab: How did Ariel end up in General Chemistry I?

Labrador goes to lab: How did Ariel end up in General Chemistry I?

Monday mornings aren’t usually favored by students, but University of Colorado Denver biology major Stephanie Akright began looking forward to the start of the week. It had more than a little to do with a four-legged, tail-wagging member of the General Chemistry I laboratory class in which Akright worked as a teaching assistant last semester. [...]

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UCCS joins with Army Reserve to create future computer security experts

UCCS joins with Army Reserve to create future computer security experts

UCCS is one of six universities and several large private employers that will work with the U.S. Army Reserve to create a new cadre of cyber security experts. On Feb. 10, university, industry, and Army Reserve representatives gathered on Capitol Hill to officially begin the Army Reserve Cyber Private Public Partnership Program Cyber P3. UCCS [...]

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Ms. V goes to D.C.: Washington internship inspires Hispanic student

Ms. V goes to D.C.: Washington internship inspires Hispanic student

When Jennifer Villalobos stood before the U.S. Constitution at the Museum of Archives in Washington, D.C., her vision of the future changed. As she admired the remarkable document that has influenced history, she suddenly realized that anything was possible for her life. Villalobos is in her senior year at CU Denver as a Public Health [...]

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Husek takes helm at OPI; Luftig brings new focus to student success initiative

Since August 2013, the Office of Performance Improvement (OPI) has been working across the CU-Boulder campus to provide academic and nonacademic units with the strategies, tools, methods and resources necessary to improve quality and performance. Jeff Luftig, who has been leading this office since its founding, will be moving into a new role to provide [...]

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$10 million grant to support pulmonary hypertension study

$10 million grant to support pulmonary hypertension study

A team of physicians and scientists led by a pulmonologist at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus has been awarded a $10.2 million, four-year federal grant to support a lung bank that will provide improved research opportunities into the causes and potential treatments for lung disease. Mark Geraci, [...]

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Body cameras assist UCCS Police gather evidence, train officers

Body cameras assist UCCS Police gather evidence, train officers

Following unrest in Ferguson, Mo., the use of body cameras by law enforcement became a topic of national debate. While Pueblo and Colorado Springs police are testing their new body cameras, UCCS police officers have worn them since 2012. Lt. Marc Pino answered specific questions about the UCCS Police Department’s use of body-worn cameras. How long [...]

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