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Chemical warfare’s history casts dark shadow today

Chemical warfare’s history casts dark shadow today

The use of chemical warfare is the topic of a one-day symposium organized by Joseph Gal for the upcoming American Chemical Society’s National Meeting and Exposition in Denver. A professor of medicine and pathology at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, Gal’s specialties include historical aspects of science and medicine.

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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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Clauset study: Alma mater’s prestige highly predictive of faculty placement

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Aaron Clauset, assistant professor of computer science at CU-Boulder, was the lead author of a study that found that small differences in institutional prestige have an enormous impact on the likelihood that a person who graduates with a doctoral degree will land a coveted faculty job. The advantage of alma mater prestige in finding a [...]

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Thayer publishes on stress of racial discrimination during pregnancy

Zaneta Thayer, assistant professor of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, recently published two articles addressing effects of stress during pregnancy. One article, “Ethnic Discrimination Predicts Poor Self-rated Health and Cortisol in Pregnancy: Insights From New Zealand,” is in Social Science and Medicine. It looks at the relationship between a woman’s [...]

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Butler featured in video on how math models predict storms

Troy Butler, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, is in a new video detailing how to improve the predictive capabilities of mathematical models that can help in severe storm forecasting. The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) produced the video featuring [...]

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Five questions for Rebecca Laroche

Five questions for Rebecca Laroche

While in graduate school, UCCS professor Rebecca Laroche became interested in women writers in literary history. As she focused on literature from the 16th and 17th centuries, she began researching women’s roles in medicine and found there were just as many women in medicine as men.

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Is there harm in sexting?

Sexting Panic: Rethinking Criminalization, Privacy, and Consent (Feminist Media Studies)

A new book released this week by CU Denver’s Amy Hasinoff examines the social conversations around sexting. In it, she discusses how teenage sexting – sending sexually explicit images or text messages over cell phones and social media – is thought about, talked about and regulated.

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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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CU technology providing hope for patients with liver disease

CU technology providing hope for patients with liver disease

A promising new test developed at CU Anschutz and HepQuant LLC may enable a physician to detect liver disease, measure the severity of the disease, and predict risk for future complications. HepQuant is among the 141 startup companies sprung from CU technology discoveries over the past two decades.

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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 [...]

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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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When gas prices go up, which communities do best?

When gas prices go up, which communities do best?

Researchers at CU Denver studying how the region would react to a sudden spike in gas prices, found those living closest to their work, in areas with more compact street networks and better multi-modal infrastructure, would be more resilient than others.

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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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Study finds experience of pain relies on multiple brain pathways, not just one

Study finds experience of pain relies on multiple brain pathways, not just one

People’s mindsets can affect their experience of pain. For example, a soldier in battle or an athlete in competition may report that an injury did not feel especially painful in the heat of the moment. But until now it has been unclear how this phenomenon works in the brain. A new study led by the [...]

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Five questions for Carol Runyan

Five questions for Carol Runyan

Injury is the leading cause of death for people ages 1 to 45, and has been called the last great plague in America. But because injuries traditionally have not been addressed fully as part of the public health domain, funding for injury prevention research has been limited. Carol Runyan is working to change that.

Colorado business confidence remains positive, stable for first quarter of 2015, says CU-Boulder index

The confidence of Colorado business leaders has increased slightly going into 2015, according to the Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) released Monday by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. The index also is more stable than ever in its 11-year history. “We’ve gone seven quarters with very low volatility quarter to quarter [...]

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Barsugli receives funding for wildlife, climate studies

Joseph Barsugli, research scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at CU-Boulder, is one of several researchers who recently was awarded funding by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s North Central Climate Science Center in Fort Collins. Barsugli and others will share $400,000 in funding for new wildlife and climate studies. [...]

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Matthews, Neu, Cook publish findings on insomnia in children and cancer

College of Nursing colleagues Ellyn Matthews, Madalynn Neu and Paul Cook, have published research findings on sleep among children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and their mothers. “Sleep in Mother and Child Dyads During Treatment for Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia” was published this fall in the journal Oncology Nursing Forum. The authors note that ALL [...]

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CU Denver researcher’s work making tracks for Moab museum

CU Denver researcher’s work making tracks for Moab museum

Just as he did during a 30-year career at CU Denver, dinosaur footprints expert Martin Lockley, Ph.D., is leaving his imprint on the moon-like landscape of eastern Utah.

CU-Boulder co-leading new severe weather research group

CU-Boulder co-leading new severe weather research group

Building on years of collaboration using unmanned aircraft to fly into the storms that create the massive tornadoes that rip across the Midwest, scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have formed a new research consortium. The Unmanned Aircraft System and Severe Storms Research Group (USSRG) builds upon a partnership [...]

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Morris study shows benefits of prefab construction at St. Joe’s

A study by Matthew Morris, an instructor of construction engineering and management, and doctoral student Eric Antillon, both of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at CU-Boulder, found that using prefabricated elements in the construction of the new Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver cut 72 workdays off the construction schedule and resulted in [...]

Five questions for Jeffrey Montez de Oca

5 Questions for Jeffrey Montez de Oca

An assistant professor of sociology at UCCS with interests in sociological theory, sport, media, identity and inequality, the Cold War, and urban food security, Montez de Oca teaches courses on sport, gender-sexuality, and popular culture. “I want students to have skills to critically analyze the media they consume, whether it is television, movies, music or commercials,” he said.

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Ten ways to keep from being fleeced online: Expert at CU Denver offers tips

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As the holiday shopping season gets underway, the importance of avoiding hackers, phishing scams and phony websites while buying online becomes increasingly important. University of Colorado Denver  cyber security expert Jason Lewis, Ph.D., a computer science instructor, has put together a list of 10 ways to stay safe while shopping online this season. Remember: If [...]

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November forum highlights changes in research support

The Office of Sponsored Programs will move, add staff, and change its name as part of an effort to meet campus strategic plan goals and meet the needs of faculty conducting scholarly works. Mary Coussons-Read, executive vice chancellor, Academic Affairs, and Kelli Klebe, associate vice chancellor for research and faculty development, Academic Affairs, shared a [...]

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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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