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News from November 2011:

Researchers find molecule that prevents type 1 diabetes in mice, human cells

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 1, 2011) - Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have found a molecule that prevents the development of type 1 diabetes in mice with a similar effect on human cells.

Breast Cancer Finding

AURORA, Colo.(Nov. 1, 2011) - A recent study shows that a sub-type of breast cancer may be more treatable if the tumor cells can be swtiched into cells that are more responsive to hormone therapies.

Top NIH leader opens Center for NeuroScience

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 2, 2011) The University of Colorado School of Medicine launched its Center for NeuroScience Tuesday, with a keynote address from Story Landis of the National Institutes of Health promising to fight for more research dollars.

CU Denver hosts Veterans Traveling Wall

American Veterans Traveling Wall

DENVER (Nov. 3, 2011) - An American Veterans Traveling Wall visits the University of Colorado Denver campus this week with speakers, theatrical performance and fireworks.

Take the Big Blue Test and Change the World of a Person with Diabetes

AURORA, Colo (Nov. 4, 2011) - Every time someone participates in the Big Blue Test and shares the experience on, a donation of life-saving supplies will be made on their behalf to someone with diabetes in need.

Moore to capacity crowd: ‘Democracy doesn’t work if you’re on bench’

Michael Moore

DENVER (Nov. 4, 2011) - Besides looking like a college student – social activist Michael Moore quickly won over his Auraria Campus audience on Nov. 3 by saying the government should pay students to get a degree.

University of Colorado Denver Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Funding

Zhiyong (Jason) Ren

Denver (Nov. 7, 2011) – The University of Colorado Denver announced today that it will receive funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Irish Ambassador visits with students and faculty

Irish Ambassador to the United States, Michael Collins

DENVER (Nov. 3, 2011) - The Irish Ambassador to the United States, Michael Collins, listened intently as University of Colorado Denver students and faculty talked about the profound experiences they’ve had on the Emerald Isle.

Leadership formalizes new engineering partnership

Memorandum of Collaboration Signing

DENVER (Nov. 7, 2011) - Delegates from China’s Northeast Forestry University (NEFU) visited Denver Nov. 2-4 to meet with faculty and leadership in CU Denver’s College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS).

University budget holds steady despite uncertain state funding

DENVER (Nov. 9, 2011) - Jeff Parker, vice chancellor for Administration and Finance, presented a budget outlook during the monthly meeting of the University of Colorado Denver Staff Council Nov. 8 at the Lawrence Street Center.

High schoolers get insights into medical careers

Science Day, Nov. 8, 2011

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 8, 2011) - The all-day seminar drew 350 high school students from across Colorado to hear Anschutz Medical Campus physician scientists and biomedical investigators talk about careers in medicine and research projects.

Researchers find elderly often lose ability to distinguish between odors

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 10, 2011) - Scientists studying how the sense of smell changes as people age, found that those 60 and over often lose their ability to distinguish between specific smells.

Veterans Day event recognizes sacrifices of service men and women

Scottish American Military Society

DENVER (Nov. 11, 2011) - The sacrifices of U.S. service men and women past and present were honored in a "Tribute to Veterans" ceremony at the Tivoli Commons on the Auraria Campus on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Forum addresses epidemic of prescription drug abuse

Drug Abuse Forum, Nov. 10, 2011

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 10, 2011) - More than 100 people attended the Colorado Prescription Drug Abuse Forum Nov. 10, hosted by the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Butcher Symposium highlights success of collaborative research

Butcher Symposium

BOULDER, Colo. (Nov. 11, 2011) - The Butcher Symposium recently brought together many of CU’s top researchers to share their current science and to build new scientific collaborations that span disciplines and campuses.

Global Down Syndrome Foundation Raises $1.4 million at fashion show

Denver (Nov. 10, 2011) - The Global Down Syndrome Foundation announced the results of their annual fundraiser, the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, held in October at the Hyatt Regency at the Colorado Convention Center.

Community college students urged to commit to degree

Commit to College Completion Corps.

DENVER (Nov. 14, 2011) - University of Colorado Denver, Community College of Denver and the Colorado Community College System join together for awareness-raising campaign "Commit to College Completion Corps."

Milk thistle derivative stops lung cancer

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 15, 2011) - Though the milk thistle extract has been used for over 2,000 years, this is one of the first carefully controlled and reported studies to find benefit.

University of Colorado Denver faculty member wins major communication award

DENVER (Nov. 17, 2011) - The National Communication Association has selected Stephen Hartnett, Ph.D., of the University of Colorado Denver for the Golden Anniversary Monograph Award for his essay, “Communication, Social Justice, and Joyful Commitment.”

University of Colorado Denver named “Military Friendly School”

DENVER (Nov. 16, 2011) – For the second year in a row, the University of Colorado Denver has earned a spot on the G.I. Jobs "Military Friendly Schools® List," putting it among the top institutions nationwide for veterans.

Fanfare greets opening of prestigious Still Art Museum

Hickenlooper at Clyfford Still Museum

DENVER (Nov. 16, 2011) - The Clyfford Still Museum, featuring 94 percent of Still's total work, making it one of the most comprehensive single-artist collections in the world, opens to the public Friday, Nov. 18, next to the Denver Art Museum.

Students receive scholarships for science, engineering and medical fields

BOULDER, Colo. (Nov. 9, 2011) - Ten University of Colorado Denver I Anschutz Medical Campus students are among this year’s 35 award recipients from The Colorado Chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists, or ARCS Foundation.

Researchers say Neanderthals interbred with modern humans

DENVER (Nov. 17, 2011) - Anthropologists using computer modeling have gained new insights into why Neanderthals disappeared as a distinct population some 30,000 years ago.

Professor focuses lens on Fourmile Canyon fire

DENVER (Nov. 17, 2011) - Digital design Professor Michelle Carpenter's film on the Fourmile Canyon fire, "Above the Ashes," will air on Colorado Public Television at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 29.

Ambassador visit highlights university's Tanzanian connection

DENVER (Oct. 27, 2011) - The University of Colorado Denver welcomes to campus Mwanaidi Sinare Maajar to allow the Tanzanian ambassador to learn how Colorado organizations are involved in her resource-rich nation.

Students get creative in concrete Frisbee toss

DENVER (Nov. 17, 2011) - University of Colorado Denver engineering students tossed concrete Frisbees as an extra-credit project Nov. 17 on the soccer fields at the Auraria Campus.

Depression Center event with Judy Collins

Judy Collins

DENVER (Nov. 21, 2011) - Judy Collins was the keynote speaker at the annual benefit luncheon for the University of Colorado Depression Center on Nov. 21. The sold-out event drew 400 people to the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Denver.

Student Nurses support Kids Against Hunger

Kids Against Hunger

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 21, 2011) - College of Nursing students pack thousands of meals for Kids Against Hunger shipments to Haiti and Africa.

Scientist discovers why drug boosts memory in Down syndrome mice

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 22, 2011) – A University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher who found a drug that improved memory in mice with Down syndrome has unlocked the mystery of how it works.

Ethicutioners win regional competition; head to nationals

Ethicutioners Team 2011

BOULDER, Colo. (Nov. 25, 2011) - The University of Colorado Denver Ethicutioners team swept the Rocky Mountain Regional Ethics Bowl competion Nov. 19 held on the CU Boulder Campus.

Book focuses on crises and their transformative opportunities

DENVER (Nov. 28, 2011) - Communities struck by crisis and how they collaboratively respond is the focus of a book edited by Bruce Goldstein, an associate professor in the Department of Planning and Design at the University of Colorado Denver.

Study shows medical marijuana laws reduce traffic deaths

DENVER (Nov. 29, 2011) - A new study shows that laws legalizing medical marijuana reduce traffic deaths and lead to less alcohol consumption.

New latino research and policy director

Evelinn Borrayo, PhD

Denver (Nov. 29, 2011) - The University of Colorado Denver appointed Evelinn Borrayo, PhD, to direct the Latino Research and Policy Center (LRPC) at the Colorado School of Public Health.

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