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For aspiring mothers, it’s never too soon to acquire healthy habits

For aspiring mothers, it’s never too soon to acquire healthy habits

For women of childbearing age looking to become pregnant, it is never too early to engage in healthy habits to ensure that she has a healthy pregnancy and her child has a healthy first step. Daily consumption of folic acid, even before a woman knows she is pregnant, is crucial. But that isn’t the only [...]

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Five finalists for dean of College of Media, Communication and Information to visit campus

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Bergen Finholt Freedman Haythornthwaite Potter University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore on Monday announced the five finalists selected for the position of dean of the College of Media, Communication and Information. “All preparations are on track to welcome the first class into the new College of Media, Communication and Information next fall and [...]

Business School study calls for audit transparency

Business School study calls for audit transparency

As major accounting companies increasingly outsource audit work to other firms, a new study from the University of Colorado Denver Business School says greater transparency is needed to help investors assess the quality of those audits. “Many people don’t realize that most audits of multi-national companies involve more than one auditing firm,” said study author [...]

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University Club discontinued, replaced by University Partners group

After 32 years, the UCCS University Club was discontinued following the fall 2014 semester. A new group called University Partners will take the reins, connecting UCCS with the Colorado Springs community regarding important topics that affect the Pikes Peak Region community and the university.  Founded 1982 as the UCCS Executive Club, the club sought to [...]

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New education center connects researchers, educators

Imagine a third-grade teacher in Davenport, Iowa, struggling to teach fractions to a class of students with academic challenges. Now imagine a researcher in Denver, Colorado, who has just published a two-year study of effective ways to teach fractions to special-needs students. Traditionally, those two individuals—one with need for real-world assistance and the other with [...]

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Students volunteer at National Western Stock Show

Student and faculty volunteers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are providing free screenings at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) this year. With two-thirds of Colorado considered rural or frontier regions, attendees who farm and ranch are a population often difficult to reach because of both the nature of their professions and [...]

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Campus to celebrate turning 50

Campus to celebrate turning 50

Several long-serving members of the UCCS community will be honored today as part of the campus’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Festivities are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. today on El Pomar Plaza with a photograph of faculty and staff that mimics one taken in 1990 as part of 25th anniversary celebrations. From 4:30 p.m. to [...]

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CU community, students, involved in peace march

CU community, students, involved in peace march

Unity was the theme at the city of Lafayette’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. March for Peace and Celebration. Monday’s march marked a decade of civic involvement from undergraduate leaders in the University of Colorado Boulder’s Public Achievement (PA) program as well as primary and secondary students in the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee, who host [...]

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UCCS graduate online programs ranked among nation’s best, top in Colorado

UCCS online graduate programs in business, engineering and nursing are among the top 50 programs in the country and the best in Colorado, according to the editors of U.S. News and World Report magazine. In the magazine’s Best Online Graduate Education Rankings released Jan. 7, UCCS programs were considered among the nation’s best based on [...]

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Two online graduate programs highly ranked by U.S. News

Two University of Colorado Denver │ Anschutz Medical Campus online graduate programs were ranked in the top 10 of online programs nationally, in a report released by U.S. News & World Report. The CU College of Nursing at the Anschutz Medical Campus was ranked fifth in the report’s Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs category and [...]

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Enterotrack commercializing device for non-invasive inflammation monitoring

EnteroTrack LLC and the University of Colorado (CU) have executed an exclusive license agreement that will allow the company to develop and market a novel device to monitor inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Diagnosing inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract such as eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), severe gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE), food allergic enteropathy [...]

Study finds experience of pain relies on multiple brain pathways, not just one

Study finds experience of pain relies on multiple brain pathways, not just one

People’s mindsets can affect their experience of pain. For example, a soldier in battle or an athlete in competition may report that an injury did not feel especially painful in the heat of the moment. But until now it has been unclear how this phenomenon works in the brain. A new study led by the [...]

Risk Management and Insurance Program fills urgent workforce need

Risk Management and Insurance Program fills urgent workforce need

Angela Carey has a problem that is the envy of most university students: She already works in her field. In fact, by working full time, she has made the decision to spread her last three classes over two semesters. Carey expects to graduate in December 2015, when she’ll ramp up even further into one of [...]

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Architecture students design homes for disabled and service animals

University of Colorado Denver architecture students are learning to design homes with disabled veterans and their service dogs in mind. Students in the Master of Architecture program in the College of Architecture and Planning spent the fall semester designing innovative, energy efficient residences to accommodate disabled veterans and their service dogs working collaboratively on daily [...]

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Colorado business confidence remains positive, stable for first quarter of 2015, says CU-Boulder index

The confidence of Colorado business leaders has increased slightly going into 2015, according to the Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) released Monday by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. The index also is more stable than ever in its 11-year history. “We’ve gone seven quarters with very low volatility quarter to quarter [...]

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Let’s Knock Out Cancer gala to feature Colorado hitmakers the Fray

Let’s Knock Out Cancer gala to feature Colorado hitmakers the Fray

Let’s Knock Out Cancer – a gala presented by the University of Colorado Hospital Foundation to benefit the hospital and the CU Cancer Center – is set for Jan. 24 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. The Fray will headline the event’s entertainment with what’s billed as an intimate concert. The [...]

Basketball teams to challenge Western State in Downtown Classic

Basketball teams to challenge Western State in Downtown Classic

The UCCS basketball teams will return to the historic Colorado Springs City Auditorium for the Third Annual Downtown Classic on Friday. Both UCCS men’s and women’s basketball teams will face Western State Colorado University in a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference doubleheader. The women’s game will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the men’s game to follow [...]

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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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