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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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JFK Partners: 50 Years of Service and Success

Renee Charlifue-Smith, JFK Partners speech therapist, works with Tatum while his mother, Janelle, watches.

By the time Tatum was 8 months old, his mother, Janelle, would watch him at playdates with other babies the same age, and know that all was not right with her son. His motor skills were not developing and, even more worrisome, he could not yet hold his head up without help. “It is agonizing [...]

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CU Denver to assist communities in large-scale sustainability efforts

CU Denver to assist communities in large-scale sustainability efforts

CU Denver, already a big player in community partnerships, will take it up a notch next academic year when it teams with the City of Lakewood to help the huge suburb reach ambitious sustainability goals. The new initiative, called Hometown Colorado, makes CU Denver the first university in Colorado to adopt the innovative Sustainable City [...]

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New technique could slash energy used to produce many plastics

New technique could slash energy used to produce many plastics

A new material developed at the University of Colorado Boulder could radically reduce the energy needed to produce a wide variety of plastic products, from grocery bags and cling wrap to replacement hips and bulletproof vests. Approximately 80 million metric tons of polyethylene is produced globally each year, making it the most common plastic in [...]

CU Anschutz researchers leading the way in telehealth

Researchers from the Barbara Davis Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have launched a major clinical study using telehealth to target youth with type 1 diabetes (T1D) with the help of over $1 million in gifts, including $960,000 from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. The focus is on [...]

Wartgow shares insights about workforce training, education with SPA graduate class

Wartgow shares insights about workforce training, education with SPA graduate class

University of Colorado Denver Chancellor Jerry Wartgow, a recent guest speaker in Randy Harrison’s graduate class on Economic Development, shared stories from his many years in Colorado’s education and job-training trenches. A wry observation about how public policy tends to get meted out was especially humorous. “It’s such that if a fly came in and [...]

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Offices find new homes across campus

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With spring-cleaning season just around the corner, a number of UCCS offices are preparing to move, while others settle into new spaces. The Accounting and Budget & Planning offices moved to 1873 University Office Park on March 25. According to Gayanne Scott, assistant vice chancellor, Finance and Human Resources, the move provides more space for [...]

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President’s town hall message: ‘We are a huge force’

President’s town hall message: ‘We are a huge force’

Whether it be in the area of collaboration, efficiency, reputation, online education, marketing, diversity, enrollment or fundraising, all facets of the University of Colorado system, as well as CU Denver, are moving forward and creating powerful momentum for the university, CU President Bruce Benson told a capacity crowd at Wednesday’s Town Hall. The Terrace Room [...]

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CU researchers: Brain activity boosts processes that promote neural connections

CU researchers: Brain activity boosts processes that promote neural connections

Brain activity affects the way the developing brain connects neurons and a study by researchers at the School of Medicine on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Children’s Hospital Colorado suggests a new model for understanding that process. In a study of zebrafish, scientists tested how brain activity affected the development of insulating [...]