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McDevitt lead author on study about political influence within families

Michael McDevitt, CU-Boulder professor of media, communication and information, is lead author of a study that found parents are more reactive than proactive when providing political influence and opportunities for their children. The study, published in the journal “Social Science Quarterly,” found that political engagement independently pursued by youth spurs parents to realize that childrearing [...]

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Mansour, McKinnish publish on economics of age gaps and marriage

Men and women who are married to spouses of similar ages are smarter, more successful and more attractive compared to couples with larger age gaps, according to a paper from CU Denver Economics Assistant Professor Hani Mansour and co-author Terra McKinnish, associate professor of Economics at CU-Boulder. “Who Marries Differently Aged Spouses? Ability, Education, Occupation, [...]

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Five questions for Valerio Ferme

Five questions for Valerio Ferme

Growing up in Milan, Italy, he was no stranger to great literature. Dante was required reading and his parents encouraged him to read and think about literature as a way to look at the world.

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U.S. News & World Report ranks CU-Boulder second in world in geosciences

U.S. News & World Report ranks CU-Boulder second in world in geosciences

The publication rated the top 100 universities in geosciences in 2014 based primarily on their research and reputation.

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Facial structure predicts goals, fouls among World Cup soccer players

Facial structure predicts goals, fouls among World Cup soccer players

The structure of a soccer player’s face can predict his performance on the field — including his likelihood of scoring goals, making assists and committing fouls — according to a study led by a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder. The scientists studied the facial-width-to-height ratio (FHWR) of about 1,000 players from 32 countries [...]

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Skop looks to bring faculty together at new research center

Emily Skop, associate professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at UCCS, is looking for faculty members whose vision does not stop at the campus, state or national border. Skop, the newly appointed director of the Global Intercultural Research Center, wants to bring together faculty interested in bringing global perspectives to UCCS and working in [...]

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Jankowski, Dwyer, Risendal publish on effects of exercise for cancer patients

A new article on maintaining the positive effects of exercise for cancer survivors has been co-authored by a group including CU colleagues Catherine Jankowski, associate professor, College of Nursing; CU Cancer Center Integration Manager and Project Director Andrea Dwyer; and Betsy Risendal, assistant research professor, Colorado School of Public Health. “Searching for Maintenance in Exercise [...]

Five questions for Lon Abbott

Five questions for Lon Abbott

The mountains have always held special meaning for Lon Abbott. Growing up in Boulder, he took advantage of the rock climbing, kayaking and backpacking that was so accessible, and like many, fell in love with the landscape.

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November forum to highlight research

Mary Coussons-Read, provost, and Kelli Klebe, associate vice chancellor for research and faculty development, will lead a discussion about university research at UCCS during the November Chancellor’s All-Campus Forum. The forum is scheduled for 3 p.m. Nov. 11 in the University Center Theater. Coussons-Read and Klebe will highlight current faculty successes in research and elaborate [...]

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Coussons-Read, Kaukinen, Webb honored for research achievements

Mary Coussons-Read Catherine Kaukinen Rebecca Webb Three UCCS researchers recently were inducted into the Million Dollar Club at the 10th annual Celebration of Sponsored Research and Scholarship Oct. 22. Provost Mary Coussons-Read; Catherine Kaukinen, associate professor, School of Public Affairs; and Rebecca Webb, assistant professor, College of Engineering and Applied Science, were each recognized for [...]

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Yeatman publishes research on health, families in Malawi

Sara Yeatman, assistant professor of Health and Behavioral Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, has recently published two articles regarding research in Malawi. Published last month, the first paper, “Popular moralities and institutional rationalities in Malawi’s struggle against AIDS,” appears in “Population and Development Review.” Yeatman and colleagues compare the discourse [...]

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High-schooler makes meaningful contributions to Alzheimer’s disease research

High-schooler makes meaningful contributions to Alzheimer’s disease research

When Anna Newman was a young child, her grandmother taught her how to identify day lilies by their Latin names. When Anna was 9, her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. By the time Anna was 16, there were no more botany lessons from her grandmother.

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EdTrex commercializing CU, UCAR curriculum management platform

EdTrex LLC, the University of Colorado and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) today announced an exclusive option agreement allowing EdTrex to continue developing a software platform enabling on-demand creation of customizable curricula using curated open education resources. The company is actively engaged in extending its technology to address additional opportunities in classroom learning [...]

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When hearing aid users listen to music, less is more, says CU-Boulder study

When hearing aid users listen to music, less is more, says CU-Boulder study

The type of sound processing that modern hearings aids provide to make speech more understandable for wearers may also make music enjoyment more difficult, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder. The findings, published in the journal Ear and Hearing, suggest that less sophisticated hearing aids might actually be more compatible [...]

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Warneke study pinpoints sources of air pollutants

A new study from Carsten Warneke, an atmospheric chemist with NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder, has pinpointed sources of airborne pollutants in oil and natural gas production fields, something that previously has been difficult to show. The results have important implications for mitigation strategies in [...]

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Dropping names …

      A team from the CU Denver School of Education and Human Development (SEHD), led by counseling faculty member Farah Ibrahim, shared information at the Rocky Mountain Association of Counselor Education and Supervision in Wyoming. Ibrahim, who submitted the topic proposal, was joined for the presentation by SEHD colleagues Edward Cannon, Diane Estrada, [...]

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Five questions for Cheryl Krause-Parello

Cheryl Krause-Parello

At the College of Nursing, her health research initiative for veterans – Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors, or C-P.A.W.W. – investigates, in part, the beneficial effects that dogs have on their human companions.

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Nurse helps homeless adolescents, prepares future public health leaders

Nurse helps homeless adolescents, prepares future public health leaders

Scott Harpin, Ph.D., rarely hears back from the young people he works with at the Urban Peak shelter. And maybe that is a good thing. “If they’re not going back to the shelter, we hope that their situation has improved, and maybe that means success,” said Harpin, assistant professor, College of Nursing at the University of [...]

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CU Denver study exposes bias in transportation system design

America’s streets are designed and evaluated with a an inherent bias toward the needs of motor vehicles, ignoring those of bicyclists, pedestrians, and public transit users, according to a new study co-authored by Wesley Marshall of the University of Colorado Denver. “The most common way to measure transportation performance is with the level-of-service standard,” said [...]

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NASA’S MAVEN spacecraft watches passing comet and its effects at Mars

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NASA’s newest orbiter at Mars, MAVEN, took precautions to avoid harm from a dust-spewing comet that flew near Mars on Sunday and is studying the flyby’s effects on the Red Planet’s atmosphere, according to University of Colorado Boulder professor Bruce Jakosky, principal investigator on the mission. The MAVEN, or Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN spacecraft, [...]

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Groups awarded new patents

Two new patents have been awarded to two groups of researchers from CU Anschutz, CU Denver and CU-Boulder. One patent is for improved shape memory polymers, a “smart material” used in many next-generation implantable medical devices. The inventors on the patent are Christopher Bowman, CU-Boulder, chemical and biological engineering; Robin Shandas, CU Denver, bioengineering, and [...]

Five questions for Ted Randolph

Five questions for Ted Randolph

“Grad school was so much fun, doing research and discovering things and learning what no one had known before. It was so fascinating that I came as close as I could to being in grad school permanently – I became a professor.”

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Biomedical research lands CU-Boulder’s Palmer coveted award for $3.7 million NIH grant to fuel ‘high-risk, high-reward science’

Biomedical research lands CU-Boulder's Palmer coveted award for $3.7 million NIH grant to fuel 'high-risk, high-reward science'

Only 10 researchers nationwide were awarded NIH Pioneer Awards in 2014. The Pioneer Award challenges investigators to develop groundbreaking approaches that potentially can impact broad areas of biomedical or behavioral science.

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Stein Sture to retire as CU-Boulder’s vice chancellor for research

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell Moore announced Wednesday that Stein Sture will retire in June 2015 after 35 years of service to the campus, including his role as vice chancellor for research during the past nine years.

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MAVEN spacecraft’s first look at Mars holds surprises, says CU-Boulder mission leader

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NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft has provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars and produced unprecedented ultraviolet images of the tenuous oxygen, hydrogen and carbon coronas surrounding the Red Planet, said University of Colorado Boulder Professor Bruce Jakosky, the mission’s principal investigator. In addition, the new observations allowed scientists to [...]

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NASA awards CU-Boulder-led team $7 million

NASA awards CU-Boulder-led team $7 million to study origins, evolution of life in universe

The team, led by CU-Boulder professor Alexis Templeton of the geological sciences department, will be researching what scientists call “rock-powered life.”

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Acknowledging appearance reduces bias when beauties apply for masculine jobs, says CU-Boulder-led study

Past research shows physical beauty can be detrimental to women applying for masculine jobs. But belles can put the brakes on discrimination by acknowledging their looks during an interview, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The paper, published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, is the first to [...]

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With MAVEN now orbiting Mars, science mission set to begin

MAVEN

The spacecraft for a NASA mission to probe the climate history of Mars led by the University of Colorado Boulder slid seamlessly into orbit on Sunday, the last major hurdle of the 10-month, 442-million-mile journey.

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Researcher finds income, education disparity in reasons for choosing not to vaccinate

Researcher finds income, education disparity in reasons for choosing not to vaccinate

Not all students returning to school will be up to date on their vaccinations. A new study conducted by Jennifer Reich, a researcher at the University of Colorado Denver, shows that the reasons why children may not be fully vaccinated depends on the class privilege of their mothers. According to the National Network for Immunization [...]

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Anderson tests, shares research on HIV prevention drug

Peter Anderson, a professor in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, contributed to the latest findings on the effectiveness of a HIV prevention drug. Working in the Colorado Antiviral Pharmacology Laboratory at the CU School of Pharmacy, Anderson and his colleagues developed a way to test the effectiveness of the drug, Truvada (a [...]