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Caring Science Institute moving to CU Anschutz

The world-renowned Watson Caring Science Institute and International Caritas Consortium, dedicated to incorporating the healing power of human caring and compassion into modern medical practice, is moving from Boulder to the College of Nursing at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus early next month. Founded by former College of Nursing Dean Jean Watson, named [...]

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Infographic project seeks to spark STEM interest among Colorado students

Infographic project seeks to spark STEM interest among Colorado students

In a world seemingly deluged with data, learning how to make sense of all those numbers is an increasingly important life skill. Some students in Colorado will soon have the opportunity to take a crack at finding meaning in scientific data by creating infographics designed to help people visualize what the numbers are saying. This [...]

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Campus joins support effort for instructor’s son, injured in shark attack

Friends and family members of Sarah Treschl, senior instructor, Department of English, have established a Go Fund Me account to help with medical expenses related to a shark attack. Treschl’s 16-year-old son, Hunter, was attacked by a shark while swimming off the North Carolina coast during a vacation. Hunter was seriously injured in the attack [...]

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Study: No evidence of negative impacts to children of same-sex couples

Study: No evidence of negative impacts to children of same-sex couples

A new study from the University of Colorado Denver finds that scientists agree that children of same-sex parents experience “no difference” on a range of social and behavioral outcomes compared to children of heterosexual or single parents. The study was le​d by Jimi Adams, an associate professor in the Department of Health and Behavioral Studies [...]

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Stricter limits for ozone pollution would boost need for science, measurements

Stricter limits for ozone pollution

A tougher federal standard for ozone pollution, under consideration to improve public health, would ramp up the importance of scientific measurements and models, according to a new commentary published in the June 5 edition of Science by researchers at NOAA and its cooperative institute at the University of Colorado Boulder. The commentary, led by Owen [...]

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Rocky Mountain Colorectal Cancer Screening Summit confronts challenges in Colorado

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths for both men and women in the United States. If diagnosed after the disease has spread, the five-year survival rate is less than 8 percent. However if it is caught early the five-year survival rate can be as high as 90 percent. Screening is [...]

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Students make their mark on real-world innovation in annual engineering competition

Members of the CU Denver Motorsports Formula SAE team take their race vehicle for a spin down the North Classroom atrium.

Any nervousness Skyler Saleh had about presenting Team Stratus’s project to a group of judges is long gone. He smiles and launches into the ambitious scope of his team’s robotic navigation system: “We want to make the state-of-the-art robots available to anyone.” Saleh gives an enthusiastic overview of some of the software’s applications — the [...]

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Galleries of Contemporary Art to dazzle with Fourth Annual Brilliant fundraiser

Galleries of Contemporary Art to dazzle with Fourth Annual Brilliant fundraiser

GOCA will present its fourth annual art party extravaganza, BRILLIANT, on Saturday at 121 S. Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs. BRILLIANT combines art, technology, mixology, performance, and music to completely transform GOCA 121 and the Nosh restaurant patio into the ultimate party. In the words of Daisy McConnell, director, UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art, [...]

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Flavorful approaches to technology, education discussed at CU Online Symposium

Mike Pascoe has always been intrigued by the benefits of blending technology and teaching, but admits to taking a shotgun approach. He has used many technology “tools and toys” in instruction, but wasn’t always sure they worked. Now Pascoe, PhD, a senior instructor in physical therapy and cell and developmental biology, will make a quantitative [...]

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Schwab teams with CU-Boulder on new Certified Financial Planner track

Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. has entered into a five-year commitment with the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder to develop and invest in a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) program, aimed at readying undergraduate students for careers in financial planning and wealth management. A generous charitable investment will fund scholarships, as [...]

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More than 1,000 graduates receive degrees on damp spring day at CU Anschutz

More than 1,000 graduates receive degrees on damp spring day at CU Anschutz

Mother Nature kept the spigot running this soggy May, but the gray sky and drizzle didn’t keep commencement ceremonies from proceeding mostly according to plan at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus on Friday. All of the schools and colleges held their ceremonies outside, except the School of Medicine, which moved to the Crowne [...]

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Mountain Lions successfully secure 500 for $50K challenge

Mountain Lions successfully secure 500 for $50K challenge

The UCCS men’s and women’s basketball teams will begin the 2015-16 seasons with more than $60,000 in additional scholarship funding with the successful completion of the 500 for $50K Challenge. UCCS received $14,340 from 563 gifts to gain the $50,000 in scholarship funding from an anonymous donor for a campaign total of $64,340. “The UCCS [...]

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Launching a career in space

Launching a career in space

When their professor proposed a senior capstone project that combined space, satellite ground station communication exploration and the opportunity to be part of pioneering weather research, five students majoring in electrical and computer engineering at CU-Boulder jumped at the chance. It was just the sort of challenge the senior students wanted—one that would not only [...]

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17-year-old graduates before earning driver’s license, high school diploma

With what he calls “faith, trust and pixie dust,” a Colorado Springs youth earned a bachelor’s degree from UCCS two weeks before he’ll graduate from high school or pass his driver’s license exam. Jacob Reichard, 17, graduated Friday with a Bachelor of Innovation in Computer Security from the UCCS College of Engineering and Applied Science. [...]

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Ambron says teamwork, perseverance have Business School ‘poised to soar’

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“Poised to soar.” Business School Dean Sueann Ambron, CU Denver’s longest-serving dean, said the school is set to reach new levels as she prepares to retire on July 3. During a festive May 13 reception attended by 120 faculty, staff, students and business leaders—as well as CU President Bruce Benson—Ambron credited teamwork and perseverance for [...]

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School of Medicine research: Medicaid patients prefer ER

More than half of all Medicaid enrollees prefer the “one-stop shop” of a hospital emergency department to receive care for conditions that could be treated effectively at a primary care clinic, according to an article by a researcher at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The finding exposes a [...]

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Cultural Awareness Certificate amplifies CU Denver’s rich diversity

Their campus is a microcosm of the world, so a group of senior-seminar students decided to do something to celebrate and amplify CU Denver’s rich diversity. “In our class we realized we all spoke multiple languages and had international travel backgrounds, so we decided to use that to connect international students with domestic students across [...]

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United Arab Emirates to partner with CU-Boulder on 2021 Mars mission

A mission to study dynamic changes in the atmosphere of Mars over days and seasons led by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) involves the University of Colorado Boulder as the leading U.S. scientific-academic partner. Known as the Emirates Mars Mission, the project is being designed to observe weather phenomena like Martian clouds and dust storms [...]

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Interactive map shows 50 years of UCCS

Celebrating the university’s 50th anniversary with a new map is a logical extension for a geography faculty member. But a map created by John Harner, professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Marta Blanco-Castaño and Glenn Xavier, undergraduate students, goes well beyond helping someone navigate between two points. The new, online map created by the [...]

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Researchers create microscope allowing deep brain exploration

A team of neuroscientists and bioengineers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have created a miniature, fiber-optic microscope designed to peer deeply inside a living brain. The researchers, including scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder, published details of their revolutionary microscope in the latest issue of `Optics Letters’ journal. “Microscopes today penetrate [...]

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New clinic aims to smooth bumpy road of cancer treatment

Cancer has been called many things, but “predictable” is not one of them. The elusive disease affects nearly every part of the body, arises from a variety of causes, and is capable of cellular mutations that frustrate providers battling it. Similarly, there is no easy way to pin down the effects that cancer treatments may [...]

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CU-Boulder announces three finalists for vice chancellor for research

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore has announced the three finalists selected for the position of vice chancellor for research. The candidates will visit campus over the coming weeks to meet with students, faculty, staff and university administrators. The finalists for the position are Terri Fiez, director of strategic initiatives and professor in [...]

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‘Ambron Knowledge Exchange’ conference room, interim dean announced at fundraiser gala

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The financial crisis of 2008 was characterized by panicked politicians, bankers and regulators. During the global meltdown, John J. Mack, chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley, stayed calm. Mack, regarded as one of the most distinguished and influential leaders in the global finance industry, had been through plenty of pressure-cooker moments during his career. “By [...]

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CU Foundation meets on campus

CU Foundation meets on campus

UCCS hosted key meetings Friday for the University of Colorado Foundation’s Board of Trustees and Board of Directors. The board of trustees is the university’s leading volunteer group while the board of directors oversees the foundation tasked with managing $300 million in annual private support to CU and a $1.08 billion endowment. At the trustee [...]

At lecture, actor Burton discusses love of reading

Former “Star Trek” actor and Emmy Award-winning “Reading Rainbow” host LeVar Burton entertained and educated a crowded Gallogly Events Center during an April 27 lecture. “My life has been immeasurably changed by the books I’ve read,” Burton said. Chris Bell, assistant professor, Department of Communication, and director, Center for Excellence in Communication, introduced Burton after sharing his story [...]

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Student-staffed DAWN clinic serves population in need

Student-staffed DAWN clinic serves population in need

It was 9:30 p.m., an hour after the DAWN Clinic had already closed, when David Choi and his fellow volunteers saw her: an elderly woman in a nightgown and slippers making her way down Dayton Street. Her foot and knee were bleeding, she didn’t understand English, and she had no idea who she was or [...]

Business School celebrates Ambron’s transformational leadership

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“Excellence.” Ajeyo Banerjee, PhD, recalls this simple answer given by Sueann Ambron when asked: “If hired as dean, what would you bring to the Business School?” Her confident assertion, on top of stellar academic credentials and Silicon Valley pedigree, vaulted Ambron to the top of the candidate list. Fifteen years later, as Ambron’s retirement date [...]

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Shakespeare First Folio 2016 exhibition dates announced

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The University of Colorado Boulder, recently named Colorado’s host for the First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare national tour, is pleased to announce the First Folio exhibition will be open to the public at the CU Art Museum Aug. 8-31 in 2016. First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare will tour all [...]

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Cyber security conference comes to UCCS

The Army Reserve partnered with UCCS to host a Cyber Private Public Partnership (Cyber P3i) Design Workshop, which aimed to develop the framework required to create more cyber security experts. “The demand for these cyber security professionals and cyber experienced soldiers far outpaces the current inventory,” said Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, Chief of United States Army [...]

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Researchers produce first atlas of airborne microbes across United States

Researchers produce first atlas of airborne microbes

A University of Colorado Boulder and North Carolina State University-led team has produced the first atlas of airborne microbes across the continental U.S., a feat that has implications for better understanding health and disease in humans, animals and crops.

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