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Developing ethical world-changing leaders goal of new UCCS program

Bringing executive-level leadership education to undergraduates is the goal of a new UCCS program. Garrett Gatlin, interim director, Chancellor’s Leadership Class, outlined a plan called UCCSlead during the Dec. 12 campus forum. The plan expands UCCS student leadership efforts beyond the scholarship program-based Chancellor’s Leadership Class to reach students of all academic levels. Eventually, Gatlin [...]

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Bringing the past into class: Photo re-creation meets the original American girl

Bringing the past into class: Photo re-creation meets the original American girl

It could almost be the original famous photograph—people standing on either side of the street, ogling, leering, whistling, while a single person walks down the sidewalk, head held high. Only instead of an American girl walking down the street, it’s an American boy, and instead of Italians from 1951, it’s a group of CU Denver [...]

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Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp Returns in 2015

For many, the new year brings weight loss resolutions and the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus is ready to help. The center’s new transformative weight loss program Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp will offer three Chapter 1 boot camps in 2015: March 22-28, June 14-20, and [...]

CU-Boulder co-leading new severe weather research group

CU-Boulder co-leading new severe weather research group

Building on years of collaboration using unmanned aircraft to fly into the storms that create the massive tornadoes that rip across the Midwest, scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have formed a new research consortium. The Unmanned Aircraft System and Severe Storms Research Group (USSRG) builds upon a partnership [...]

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December forum to touch on multiple topics

A chancellor’s all-campus forum on Friday will touch on a new higher education funding formula, the Colorado Springs City for Champions project, 50th Anniversary planning and UCCS student leadership programs. The one-hour forum will begin at 10 a.m. in the University Center Theater. Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak will provide an update on House Bill 1319 to [...]

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Colorado’s broad economic expansion to continue in 2015, says CU-Boulder’s Leeds School

With 2014 marking Colorado’s highest employment growth since the start of the 21st century, the state will continue to expand in 2015, adding a variety of jobs in almost every business sector, according to economist Richard Wobbekind of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. Wobbekind’s announcement was part of the 50th annual [...]

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Assistive Technology Partners ready to help aging population

Although Assistive Technology Partners (ATP)  is a program of both CU Anschutz (the School of Medicine) and CU Denver (the College of Engineering and Applied Science), it is located on neither campus. In a low-slung building at East 18th Avenue and Pearl Street in Denver, 15 faculty, staff and students – including engineers, clinicians, therapists [...]

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Romero Troupe’s political theater starts in the classroom

Romero Troupe's political theater starts in the classroom

Outside his Immigration Politics class, senior instructor James Walsh, Ph.D., stands in a huddle with five of his students and hands one of them an extraterrestrial mask—a last-minute prop for the play they are about to perform. “Is everyone OK?” Walsh asks his students. They nod. “We had fun practicing,” he says. “Now let’s have [...]

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Ten ways to keep from being fleeced online: Expert at CU Denver offers tips

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As the holiday shopping season gets underway, the importance of avoiding hackers, phishing scams and phony websites while buying online becomes increasingly important. University of Colorado Denver  cyber security expert Jason Lewis, Ph.D., a computer science instructor, has put together a list of 10 ways to stay safe while shopping online this season. Remember: If [...]

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Executive MBA in Health Administration a unique program in the state

Jobs that are projected to rise at the healthiest clip in the next decade are those focused on keeping the population, which is rapidly aging, healthy. At the top of the health care employment pyramid are the leaders—managers tasked with improving health care outcomes, dealing with insurance changes under the Affordable Care Act, and adjusting [...]

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Alumnus gifts more than $6 million to CU-Boulder to bolster economics, Baroque music

An estate gift of just over $6 million from a music-loving economics alumnus will create three major new endowments benefiting the Department of Economics and the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder. Funding from the gift will endow two faculty chairs—one in economics and one in Baroque music—and create a unique travel [...]

November forum highlights changes in research support

The Office of Sponsored Programs will move, add staff, and change its name as part of an effort to meet campus strategic plan goals and meet the needs of faculty conducting scholarly works. Mary Coussons-Read, executive vice chancellor, Academic Affairs, and Kelli Klebe, associate vice chancellor for research and faculty development, Academic Affairs, shared a [...]

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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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