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News from October 2011:

Campaign passes $1 billion

DENVER (Oct. 3, 2011) - Individual, corporate, and foundation gifts and grants toward Creating Futures have now exceeded $1 billion—surpassing a major milestone in CU's most ambitious fundraising campaign ever, the $1.5 billion Creating Futures.

Study questions key quality measure for children with asthma

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 4, 2011) - Researchers studyingthe first national quality measure for hospitalized children find that it has little actual effect on patient outcomes.

Study shows using Internet to find work cuts unemployment time

Using the internet to find work

DENVER (Oct. 5, 2011) - A new study shows that using the Internet to look for a job reduces the time spent unemployed by an average of 25 percent.

What the promise of admission means

Auraria Campus

DENVER (Oct. 6, 2011) - In a new program called the CC to CU Denver Admission Promise, newly enrolled community college students will find a guaranteed seamless transfer between a Colorado Community College and the University of Colorado Denver.

CU Denver makes joint admission promise to Colorado Community College System graduates seeking bachelor’s degrees

CU President Bruce Benson discusses the Admission Promise program

DENVER (Oct. 6, 2011) - A degree from the University of Colorado Denver can begin at one of the Colorado Community College System campuses under a new program called the CC to CU Denver Admission Promise.

National Science Foundation selects University of Colorado Denver research team to study sustainability of cities

Denver (Oct. 10, 2011) - The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected a team of University of Colorado Denver researchers to be part of the new Sustainable Cities - People, Infrastructures and the Energy-Climate-Water Nexus project.

Tree planting for Nobel honoree Maathai

CLAS Tree Planting

DENVER (Oct. 10, 2011) - Pioneering African conservationist Maathai honored with University of Colorado Denver tree planting on Auraria Campus 9th Street Park.

Undergraduate Experiences Symposium features interactive sessions

DENVER (Oct. 10, 2011) - The symposium brought together 85 faculty and staff from across the schools and programs of the University of Colorado Denver for a full day of brainstorming at the Curtis Hotel.

Cancer Center test helps reduce death rate in clinical trial

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 11, 2011) - University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers have developed a test that helped reduce the risk of death in lung cancer patients by 36 percent over a 30-month period in a recent clinical trial.

Dinosaur Tracks Museum in its last year at CU Denver

Dinosaur Tracks

DENVER (Oct. 13, 2011) - CU Denver's Dinosaur Tracks Museum is among the best in the world, and moving to Boulder in 2012 with the retirement of Director Martin Lockely

Claim Jumpers strike up the band for Homecoming

DENVER (Oct. 15, 2011) - A group of musicians, The Claim Jumpers, that evolved out of the CU Denver College of Arts & Media (CAM) gathered Oct. 15 in the main concert hall at the King Center on the Auraria Campus. The mood and music were upbeat and jazzy.

Open House attracts prospective students

Open House, Fall 2011

DENVER (Oct. 17, 2011) - The pleasant weather on Oct. 16 provided a great backdrop for the University of Colorado Denver Open House. Prospective students came from across the Denver Metro area as well as from outlying communities to explore opportunities.

Tim Tebow pink cleats auction benefits CU Cancer Center breast cancer research

Tim Tebow pink football cleats

Aurora, Colo. (Oct. 17, 2011)—Tim Tebow is poised to take the field as starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos on Oct. 23. In the week before his debut, he's also poised to make an impact on the field of breast cancer research.

Researchers find evidence that ProComp works

Denver Public Schools | ProComp

DENVER (Oct. 18, 2011) - The ProComp teacher incentive-pay system at Denver Public Schools has improved teacher retention and may have contributed to increases in student achievement, according to the findings of a three-year study.

University of Colorado Denver hockey team debuts as first club sport

University of Colorado Denver Hockey Team

DENVER (Oct. 19, 2011) - The club makes a big splash this week as they host the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Thursday, Oct. 20; 4 p.m. at the Pepsi Center.

Leadership shares updates at Fall Forums

Chancellor Jerry Wartgow

DENVER (Oct. 19, 2011) - During Fall Forums for faculty, staff and students, CU Denver Chancellor Jerry Wartgow opened his presentation by spotlighting a year of accomplishments and the significance of our university to the city and state.

Hockey team debuts in Homecoming game at Pepsi Center

CU Denver Hockey, puck drop by Chancellor Wartgow

DENVER (Oct. 20, 2011) - University of Colorado Denver students, faculty and administration rallied as the university's first-ever sports team, the club hockey squad, skated to an exciting and high-profile debut Oct. 20 at the Pepsi Center.

Funny Field Day full of fun

Dress Change Race

DENVER (Oct. 21, 2011) - Teams from across the University of Colorado Denver participated in the first Funny Field Day event under sunny skies on the Auraria Campus next to the Plaza Building on Oct. 20.

President Obama to visit CU Denver

President Obama

DENVER (Oct. 21, 2011) - President Obama will visit with University of Colorado Denver students, faculty and staff on the Auraria Campus Oct. 26. Tickets required.

Homecoming-New Business School tour

DENVER (Oct. 21, 2011) - Students, alumni and members of the business community joined Business School Dean Sueann Ambron on October 21 for a tour of the new Business School building that will be opening in January 2012.

Students discuss mascot merits

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 21, 2011) - The Student Government Association collected 1,125 surveys in September asking students about the kinds of events they'd like to see on campus and whether or not they support having a University of Colorado Denver mascot.

Homecoming festivities bring out people and pooches

DENVER (Oct. 22, 2011) - The Oct. 22 event at the Ninth Street Park on the Auraria campus featured a dog parade, barbecue, music by Chris Daniels & the Kings, face painting, balloon animals and other fun.

Benson's Town Hall Meeting

Benson's Townhall Meeting, 10-24-2011

DENVER (Oct. 25, 2011) - CU President Benson hosts Town Hall Meeting at Lawrence Street Center Oct. 24.

Lines form early for a chance to see President Obama

Students, faculty and staff waiting in line to get President Obama tickets

DENVER (Oct. 25, 2011) - Three words explained CU Denver student Ashley Idrees' willingness to get in line at the Tivoli Student Center at 5:50 a.m. Oct. 25 for tickets to President Barack Obama's Wednesday morning speech: "I love Obama."

President Barack Obama outlines plan to alleviate student debt

President Barack Obama outlines plan to alleviate student debt

DENVER (Oct. 26, 2011) – Speaking to a raucous crowd of thousands at the University of Colorado Denver Wednesday, President Barack Obama unveiled plans to relieve the often crushing burden of student loan debt on up to 1.6 million people.

Student emphasizes debt burden before introducing President Obama

Mahala Greer introducing President Obama

DENVER (Oct. 26, 2011) - As she introduced President Barack Obama at this morning's speech, Mahala Greer, a University of Colorado Denver senior in Spanish, made clear that soaring student debt is a weighty concern for herself and her peers.

President Obama attracts exuberant students and supporters

President Obama at Auraria Event Center

DENVER (Oct. 26, 2011) - The excitement had built throughout the snowy morning as students and supporters waited in a line that formed around midnight and stretched from the campus center clear to Speer Blvd.

School of Medicine selected to establish center to benefit preventive health services

Aurora, Colo. (Oct. 28, 2011) - CU School of Medicine has been tapped by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to establish a center that will focus on increasing the use of preventive health services within primary health care settings.

Latino-achievement partnership goal: ‘Get students across the finish line’

Frank Alvarez with Provost Rod Nairn

DENVER (Oct. 31, 2011) - CU Denver and HSF officials signed a memorandum of understanding on Oct. 28 that will foster recruitment and retention practices at CU Denver and leverage the strengths of both organizations in supporting Latino achievement.

CU medical school faculty, students teach bilingual CPR program

Bilingual CPR program

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 31, 2011) - Elementary kids in Aurora were putting a lot of energy into learning CPR (cardiopulmonary recusitation) on dummy patients recently as part of a health fair program put on by students and faculty from the School of Medicine.

Halloween brings out fun and frights

Rachel Fraser

DENVER (Oct. 31, 2011) - Crazy costumes of all sorts kicked off Halloween in St. Cajetan’s as the Staff Council hosted its high-spirited annual costume contest and Halloween breakfast on Oct. 31.

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