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Research shows impact of Facebook unfriending

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Two studies from the University of Colorado Denver are shedding new light on the most common type of `friend’ to be unfriended on Facebook and their emotional responses to it. The studies, published earlier this year, show that the most likely person to be unfriended is a high school acquaintance. “The most common reason for [...]

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Prof sees great future in (malleable) plastics

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Researchers at CU-Boulder have discovered a new kind of plastic that can be reshaped or recycled either by heating or soaking in water. Wei Zhang, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at CU-Boulder Wei Zhang, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, led an interdisciplinary team of researchers that published its findings in the journal Advanced [...]

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Groundbreaking planned for latest housing expansion

Housing Expansion

The campus community is invited to attend groundbreaking ceremonies for a $74.5 million, 515-bed expansion to campus housing at 11 a.m. April 25. About 20 university and student leaders and general contractor representatives are expected to dig a few inches into former parking lot 9 and officially begin a two-year  project to build the Village [...]

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TV transformation begins at Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

TV transformation begins at Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

The ABC Television Network will air 13 two-hour episodes of the hit series “Extreme Weight Loss,” a unique, non-competitive show about weight loss transformations. Unlike previous seasons, the first three months of the participants’ journey were spent at University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC). The show documents the 365-day journey of 17 [...]

Success stories abound at Boots to Suits event

Success stories abound at Boots to Suits event

Aaron Torres is one of the many success stories produced by Boots to Suits, the innovative CU Denver program that helps veterans transition into civilian careers. Torres joined about 100 other military veterans, employers and community members as Boots to Suits celebrated its second anniversary at Sullivan’s Steak House in downtown Denver on April 9. [...]

Program Prioritization results to be shared Monday at forum

Preliminary results of efforts to review and categorize 59 degree and 66 non-degree UCCS programs will be shared with faculty and staff during the April Chancellor’s All-Campus Forum. The forum is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday in Berger Hall. The venue was selected to allow more interested faculty and staff to attend and learn details [...]

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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to visit CU-Boulder Friday

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to visit CU-Boulder Friday

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will give a free public talk Friday at CU-Boulder, speaking on America’s space program and the challenges and opportunities the space agency will encounter as it moves through the 21st century. The talk, titled “NASA’s Roadmap to Tomorrow’s Missions,” will be at CU-Boulder’s East Stadium Club on the east side of [...]

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Campus to commemorate Ludlow Massacre centennial with series of events

Ludlow Massacre’s impact remains vivid

In southern Colorado on April 20, 1914, fighting broke out between a camp of striking coal miners and an alliance between the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company and the Colorado National Guard. In the end, at least 18 miners and their family members were dead. The event galvanized national efforts to promote higher labor standards [...]

1000 MORE scholarship initiative envisions moving lives in dream-fulfilling direction with more financial support

1000 MORE scholarship initiative

Maryam Rawesh said she wouldn’t be a student at CU Denver, pursuing her dream of becoming a neurosurgeon, if not for a scholarship. Lubna Mazin credits a “random scholarship that came in the mail” for setting her down a path at CU Denver where she’s flourished in academics and leadership. Ana Chauca-Diaz is on the [...]

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Donor-funded peer educator program makes the grade

Donor-funded peer educator program makes the grade

A year ago Erica Rozbruch (ʼ14) noticed that her friends majoring in business were struggling to cope with stress. She decided to leverage her skills as a peer educator for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the University of Colorado Boulder to start a campaign called “How to Be a Happy B-School Student.” She talked [...]

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CU receives warm welcome from south Denver

CU receives warm welcome from south Denver

The University of Colorado received a warm welcome from the south Denver community at a reception to announce the university’s arrival in the fast-growing region. This fall, CU opens classroom space at The Wildlife Experience, which hosted more than 180 guests at the April 3 event. The Wildlife Experience sits at the center of the [...]

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Strong Communities for Children program launched

The CU School of Medicine and UCCS announced April 4 the launch of a Strong Communities for Children program in Colorado Springs. Meeting at the Lodge as part of the Kempe National Forum, UCCS Provost Mary Coussons-Read and Gary Melton, professor, Department of Pediatrics, Anschutz Medical Campus announced the new program. Melton is also associate [...]

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Special Care Clinic fills dental health care gap

Special Care Clinic fills dental health care gap

Harold Fowler, a 62-year-old Denver resident with cerebral palsy, sits calmly as gauze gets packed around his teeth and the high-pitched whir of a drill fills the room. Outside the state-of-the-art clinic in the CU School of Dental Medicine Building sits Harold’s mother, Reather Fowler. Reather and her husband have been taking Harold to regular [...]

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Academic Building already a shining star of Denver architecture

Academic Building already a shining star of Denver architecture

It’s still a few months from opening, but already the accolades are pouring in for the University of Colorado Denver Academic Building. In its Best of Denver 2014 edition, Westword named the Academic Building under construction at the intersection of Speer Boulevard and Larimer Street “Best New Building in Denver.” The building, which is five [...]

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Galleries of Contemporary Art to open Destiny Manifest

Galleries of Contemporary Art to open Destiny Manifest

The Galleries of Contemporary Art on Friday will open Destiny Manifest, a multimedia visual art exhibit, at GOCA121, 121 S. Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs. Destiny Manifest features Montreal-based Isabelle Hayeur and Colorado-based Holly Parker Dearborn. A public talk with both artists, as well as a UCCS Sustainability Office student representative, is scheduled for [...]

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CU-Boulder prepares for flood season, will test campus text-messaging system today

Flood Safety

The University of Colorado Boulder today will test the CU-Boulder Alerts system on to raise awareness of how the campus community will be notified in case of an emergency. The test will include text messages, emails, social media and website announcements. Annual testing of emergency notification systems is required by the Clery Act, a federal [...]

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New solar-powered tables offer sustainable convenience

Three new solar power picnic tables will offer faculty, staff and students the chance to charge electronic devices while enjoying Colorado Springs’ 300 days of sunshine. Each table is made of recycled materials and is equipped with four standard AC power outlets and two USB ports, all powered by solar panels on the table’s umbrella. A [...]

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With help of device developed at CU, new glaucoma procedure could offer patients non-drug, non-surgical option

With help of device developed at CU, new glaucoma procedure could offer patients non-drug, non-surgical option

OcuTherix, Inc. and the University of Colorado (CU) have completed an exclusive license that will allow the company to continue developing a new non-invasive procedure for the treatment of glaucoma that uses patent-pending technology developed at CU. Glaucoma is a leading cause of worldwide blindness, and is treated by lowering the fluid pressure inside the [...]

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Basketball pool picks not going so great? Here is why, says CU-Boulder math professor

Office basketball pool picks not going so great?

It took 48 games for the first and second rounds of the 64-team NCAA men’s basketball tournament to be decided, and millions of fans are deliriously awaiting the Sweet 16 to commence today. But is there anyone left among the tournament pickers still in the hunt for Warren Buffet’s $1 billion offer for filling out [...]

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The envelopes, please: Smiles unsealed at Match Day 2014

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The annual Match Day festivities for CU School of Medicine students launched with hugs, laughter and lots of photo-taking, filling the 90 minutes between check-in at the Grand Hyatt ballroom in downtown Denver and the envelope-opening that unveiled for each fourth-year medical student where they would go next. The students, accompanied by family and friends, [...]

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AppIt Ventures CEO credits Business School experience for guiding firm to success

AppIt Ventures, a software startup that got rolling after winning the 2012 Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan competition at the CU Denver Business School, is going strong and just reached another milestone. Still at the helm of AppIt is company founder Rob Carpenter, who recently represented CU Denver in another prestigious competition—the University Startup [...]

Postdoctoral research day highlights innovation

Innovation and creativity were the main themes running through the fifth annual Postdoctoral Research Day on March 14 at the Anschutz Medical Campus. This year’s keynote speech, entitled “So You Think You Can Innovate?” was delivered by Roberta Ness, MD, MPH, dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Texas and an expert [...]

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Student dance raises more than $7,000 for nonprofit children’s cancer organization

CU Denver students recently ‘put on their dancin’ shoes’ and kept time to the music as part of an effort to raise money for Brent’s Place. The mission at Brent’s Place is to help children living with cancer by providing housing and programs through community partnerships. At Brent’s Place families are offered hope and healing [...]

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Study on lunar crater counting shows crowdsourcing effective, accurate tool

Study on lunar crater counting shows crowdsourcing effective, accurate tool

If Galileo were still alive and kicking, he might want to take a selfie with some of the thousands of citizen scientists all around the world for their surprisingly accurate work of counting craters on the pock-marked moon. A new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder showed that as a group, volunteer counters [...]

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Conflict in Crimea close to home for faculty, staff member

Dramatic images of Russian soldiers, buildings on fire, and streets in the Ukranian republic of Crimea filled with protestors are difficult for two UCCS community members to watch. Anatoliy Glushchenko, associate professor, Department of Physics and Energy Sciences, and Oksana Glushchenko, accountant, Resource Management, shared their experiences and knowledge of the conflict in the hope [...]

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Advanced Conductor Technologies commercializing CU high-performance, superconducting cable

Advanced Conductor Technologies commercializing CU high-performance, superconducting cable

Advanced Conductor Technologies LLC and the University of Colorado have completed an exclusive license agreement that allows the company to continue its work developing high-temperature superconducting cables to provide flexible, high-current density power transmission. High-temperature superconducting (HTS) cables were initially developed for use in metropolitan electrical networks because of their efficiency and large transmission capacity. [...]

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Ethics of digital media to be examined at symposium this weekend

The Ethics of Point-of-View Journalism

Students, scholars and media professionals will discuss media “in the fast-paced world of digital journalism” at a University of Colorado Boulder symposium Friday and Saturday. CU-Boulder’s Journalism and Mass Communication program will host the conference including two talks that are free and open to the public. Jay Rosen will give one of the talks at [...]

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Former College of Arts and Media student shares Oscar for ‘Frozen’

One year ago, Jeff Gipson watched the Academy Awards 2013 and thought to himself, “Wouldn’t it be great to work on a film that actually won one of those awards?” This month, Gipson is posing for photographs with the Oscar for Animated Feature Film won by Walt Disney Animation for “Frozen.” It was the first [...]

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Chancellor to lead St. Patrick’s Day celebration

UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak will soon join the ranks of mayors, city council members, lieutenant governors and football coaches by serving as grand marshal of the 2014 Colorado Springs St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade is scheduled for noon March 15 in downtown Colorado Springs. The parade route begins at Tejon and St. Vrain streets [...]

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Marijuana symposium features university health and public policy experts

Experts from the vast spectrum of marijuana research gathered Friday to discuss the medical and public policy implications of Colorado’s new cannabis laws, focusing strongly on the drug’s impact on children. “We are here to examine the evidence,” said moderator Tim Byers, M.D., associate dean of the Colorado School of Public Health, which sponsored the [...]