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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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Leeds School: At midyear, Colorado poised for continued growth

Leeds School: At midyear, Colorado poised for continued growth

The Colorado economy continues to outperform the U.S. economy and grow at a magnitude that slightly exceeds previous expectations, according to the midyear economic outlook released by CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. Colorado’s employment is up by 3 percent year-over-year from May 2013 to May 2014. A total gain of 68,000 jobs in Colorado is [...]

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Grants to UCCS Aging Center support elder care and caregivers

Grants to UCCS Aging Center support elder care and caregivers

The UCCS Aging Center recently received three grant awards, totaling more than $500,000, from the Colorado Health Foundation, Caring for Colorado Foundation and the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments’ Area Agency on Aging. A two-year $372,708 Colorado Health Foundation grant and a $75,000 Caring for Colorado grant will support the center’s integrated care programs [...]

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Summer enrollment up 6 percent

UCCS summer enrollment increased by 211 students, an almost 6 percent increase from a year ago, according to a June 16 report. The Office of Institutional Research provided enrollment data following the official census date for summer enrollment. There were 3,793 students enrolled for the summer 2014 semester compared to 3,582 students last summer, a [...]

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Drones 101: Course in Unmanned Aerial Systems looks to the future

Take a look at the current CU Denver catalog and you will see a course titled Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Housed in the Geomatics Engineering and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, this course might, at first glance, look like Drones 101—the study of the unmanned aircraft often [...]

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CU-Boulder-led team identifies fossils of tiny, unknown hedgehog

CU-Boulder-led team identifies fossils of tiny, unknown hedgehog

Meet perhaps the tiniest hedgehog species ever: Silvacola acares. Its roughly 52-million-year-old fossil remains were recently identified by a University of Colorado Boulder-led team working in British Columbia. The hedgehog’s scientific name means “tiny forest dweller,” said CU-Boulder Associate Professor Jaelyn Eberle of the geological sciences department, lead author on the study. The creature — [...]

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State leaders visit bioscience labs

On June 6, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan were joined by more than 45 state leaders getting a firsthand look at Colorado’s bioscience industry and the vital research being carried out at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Organized by Bennet and hosted by the university, the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority, Terumo BCT [...]

English alumnus Dick Shahan donates funds to celebrate Boulder and support graduate students

English alumnus Dick Shahan

English alumnus Dick Shahan recently made a $75,000 gift commitment to CU-Boulder — $50,000 of which has established an endowment to create the Dick Shahan CU-Boulder Undergraduate Writing Competition, expected to generate an annual prize of $2,000 for a prose piece that features Boulder. The additional $25,000 will fund the Shahan Graduate Fellowships in the CU-Boulder English Department, providing an annual $1,000 [...]

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Living with cancer: Survival rates at CU Cancer Center beat national rates

Survival rates at CU Cancer Center

In the five years since Ellen Smith was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer, she has been busy. She traveled the world, indulging her love of art and art history. She celebrated the births of four more grandchildren, expanding her large family even more. She married Ben Smith, the man she calls her “best friend.” [...]

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Study: More cyclists on road can mean fewer collisions

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A University of Colorado Denver study examining collisions between bicycles and motorists, shows bicyclist safety significantly increases when there are more bikes on the road, a finding that could be attributed to a “safety in numbers” effect. The study focused on Boulder, which has one of the highest rates of bicycling in the country at [...]

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Vice Chancellor Burnett selected for Missouri position

Brian Burnett, senior executive vice chancellor, Administration and Finance, was named vice president for finance and chief financial officer for the University of Missouri System June 20. MU President Timothy M. Wolfe announced Burnett’s appointment following a meeting of the University of Missouri Board of Curators. Burnett is expected to begin the Columbia, Mo.-based position [...]

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CU Cancer Center helps to speed drug approvals

Lung cancer patient Michael Moore got a dose of good news last month. He learned that a clinical trial drug, which has helped him and other patients, received “breakthrough therapy” designation from the Federal Drug Administration. “Life doesn’t end when you have cancer,” said Moore, who has been fighting the disease for two years and [...]

CU-Boulder moves forward on Title IX officer with appointment of Valerie Simons

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University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano on Tuesday announced that CU-Boulder has hired education and civil rights lawyer Valerie Simons to serve as the director of institutional equity and compliance, effective July 22. The newly created position, which includes the role of Title IX coordinator for the campus, reports directly to DiStefano and [...]

MOOCs and much more discussed at CU Online Symposium

While disruptive to traditional delivery models of education, massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other outgrowths of the technology revolution have diminished the “You Can’t” argument in higher education. That was one of many thought-provoking messages delivered by Richard DeMillo, (photo at right) distinguished professor of computing and director for 21st Century Universities at the [...]

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Bonfils names campus its Outstanding Blood Drive Partner

Bonfils names campus its Outstanding Blood Drive Partner

UCCS on Monday was named the 2013 Outstanding Blood Drive Partner by Bonfils Blood Center during a Southern Colorado Community Partner Appreciation Dinner at the Sangre de Christo Arts Center, Pueblo. Mathew Roesemann, budget analyst, Division of Resource Management, accepted the award on behalf of the university from Bryan Krueger, Bonfils president and CEO. UCCS [...]

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CU announces Technology Transfer Awards for CU Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

The University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office (TTO) on June 2 presented awards to University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus researchers, companies and advisers who best represent both the spirit of innovation at CU and best practices in commercialization of university technologies. In the last two decades, inventions by researchers from CU’s four [...]

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New CU study illuminates how cancer-killing gene may actually work

Scientists armed with a supercomputer and a vast trove of newly collected data on the body’s most potent “tumor suppressor” gene have created the best map yet of how the gene works, an accomplishment that could lead to new techniques for fighting cancers, which are adept at disabling the gene in order to thrive. Scientists [...]

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