UC Denver Professor Richard Sanders and the College of Arts & Media received a third federal earmark grant for $500,000. The money will fund the National Center for Media Forensics (NCMF), established in 2007 to teach future experts in the field of media forensics, particularly the study of "audio and video fingerprinting." Although still young, the center aims to establish cross-disciplinary, inter-institutional collaborations for research between the Downtown Campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus. Jeff Smith, associate director of the NCMF, has worked with Sanders since 2005. Smith said he would like to implement programs now that the center has settled into its new location, which features state-of-the-art equipment and tools used by media forensic investigations. In all, the total support in earmarked funding for the NCMF totals nearly $1.2 million.