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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

CU-Boulder Peace Corps

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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New study details how cocaine really works in the brain, offers possibility of drug to treat addiction

New study details how cocaine really works in the brain, offers possibility of drug to treat addiction

A research team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered a mechanism in the brain that is key to making cocaine seem pleasurable, a finding that could lead to a drug treatment for fighting addiction. The findings build on past research also involving CU-Boulder that found the same mechanism in the brain also [...]

CU Anschutz volunteers show healthy hospitality to Stock Show visitors

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Five-year-old Zoe Atkins enjoyed the free health screenings at the National Western Stock Show so much that she came back for seconds. The volunteers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus-operated booth were more than happy to oblige. The Atkins family (at right)—Zeb Sr., Stacy, Zeb Jr., 8, and Zoe—returned to the CU Anschutz [...]

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CU Denver Business School marketing class helps KOTA Longboards refine demographics, brand

CU Denver Business School marketing class helps KOTA Longboards refine demographics, brand

CU Denver Business School students supplied “heart and soul” to a marketing project that is pushing an innovative local longboard company—named after World War I fighter pilots—to greater heights in the action-sports sector. The fast rise of KOTA Longboards LLC and its visionary founder, Mike Maloney, a former U.S. Navy Top Gun pilot, was celebrated [...]

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Beth-El students, faculty lead Valentine’s Day Bear Drive

Beth-El students, faculty lead Valentine’s Day Bear Drive

A team of student nurses and Beth-El College of Nursing and Health sciences faculty hope to make Valentine’s Day more fun for about 300 children who are patients at Children’s Hospital at Memorial Central. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 8 at Build-A-Bear in the Chapel Hills Mall, student nurses and interested faculty, staff [...]

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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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