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Professor enlightens students about taste and smell

Dr. Finger, along with museum curator Nicole Garneau, Ph.D.

AURORA (Jan. 1, 2011) - Inquiring young minds had great questions for Professor Tom Finger of the CU School of Medicine's Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and the Rocky Mountain Taste and Smell Center last month.

Field School students put stamp on Tanzania museum exhibit

Dignitaries view the human origins exhibit created by University of Colorado Denver students

DENVER (Jan. 3, 2011) - An exhibit that displays some of the world's oldest human fossil footprints is prominently featured in a new Tanzanian museum and bears the stamp of University of Colorado Denver students.

University leaders optimistic that momentum will carry into 2012

University leaders expect more gains in enrollment, research and new facilities in 2012

DENVER (Jan. 3, 2012) - As we welcome a new year, all signs point to increased momentum for the robust educational and economic engine that is the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.

Colorado Combined Campaign continues through Jan. 13

Colorado Combined Campaign

DENVER (Jan. 4, 2012) - One week remains to contribute to the Colorado Combined Campaign, which provides a way for Colorado government employees to donate to charities that benefit Coloradans.

Cancer Survivorship Tool

AURORA (Jan, 4, 2012) - Not only is quality of life better in cancer survivors who exercise, but the rate of cancer recurrence is lower. Though most doctors recommend exercise many survivors fail to follow through.

Health care policy to be a challenge in 2012 legislative session

Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 4, 2012) - Efforts to streamline services and contain costs will be a theme of health care policy in the upcoming legislative session, according to a research analyst with the Colorado Health Institute.

Piano lab upgraded with high-tech equipment

A spectrum of musical genres is at the fingertips of students in the Piano Lab at the University of Colorado Denver

DENVER (Jan. 5, 2011) - A spectrum of musical genres is at the fingertips of music students in the Piano Lab at the University of Colorado Denver, thanks to efforts of Irina Moreland and the support of the Music Entertainment Industry Studies Department.

Volunteers needed to man stock show health booths

Health booth volunteer working with children at the stock show

DENVER (Jan. 5, 2012) - The Colorado Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program is again partnering with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to sponsor six health booths at the National Western Stock Show.

University of Colorado Hospital tops off second inpatient tower

University of Colorado Hospital tops off second inpatient tower

AURORA, Colo. (Jan 5, 2012) – The top beam of the steel frame that will be the University of Colorado Hospital’s second Inpatient Tower was put into place today with a ceremonial “topping off.”

Barbara Davis Center enrolling patients for first-of-its-kind clinical trial

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 6, 2012) - The Barbara Davis Center (BDC) is enrolling patients now in a clinical trial of a closed-loop insulin pump for the U.S. market which aims to address hypoglycemia.

Panel says term limits reduce government accountability

Panelists discuss how term limits reduce accountability in governance

DENVER (Jan. 6, 2012) - Although popular with voters, legislative and local district term limits have resulted in eroded accountability of government leaders to the electorate, according to a panel that spoke at this morning's Buechner Breakfast.

Business leaders get tour of University of Colorado Denver

Chancellor Jerry Wartgow talks about CU Denver's academic programs to business leaders

DENVER (Jan. 6, 2012) - Denver business leaders on Thursday got an eyeful of the University of Colorado Denver's innovative approaches to economic development through its comprehensive array of academic programs.

Students to climb Kilimanjaro as part of XSci project

Teachers discuss plans for this summer's trip to Mount Kilimanjaro as part of experiential learning project

DENVER (Jan. 9, 2012) - XSci, the Experiential Science Education Research Collaborative in the School of Education & Human Development, rolled out its Africa 2012 kickoff meeting, a trip that will be a milestone for the experiential learning program.

New Business School opens with MBA class

Dean Ambron speaks to class and welcomes them to 'phenomenal building'

DENVER (Jan. 9, 2012) - The new home for the University of Colorado Denver Business School was christened this morning with its first class - the start of the new term for the 11-month MBA program.

Commons Cafe opens at Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 9, 2012) - Students, faculty and administrators enjoyed free coffee and pastries Monday morning at Anschutz Medical Campus as The Commons Cafe opened on the ground floor of the Education 2 North Building.

Customer service is focus of first Student Affairs Conference

Student affairs conference at the Tivoli Student Center

DENVER (Jan. 10, 2012) - Amid tightening budgets and growing competition, it's imperative for the university to deliver a "customer-service orientation for everything we do," said Chancellor Wartgow at the first Student Affairs Conference.

Colorado Springs City Council unanimously supports University of Colorado Hospital's bid

Colorado Springs City Council unanimously supports the University of Colorado Hospital bid for Memorial Hospital

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 10, 2012) - The Colorado Springs City Council today approved unanimously a proposal made by University of Colorado Hospital and its partners.

Staff Council gears up in New Year

DENVER (Jan. 10, 2012) – A range of topics including membership, benefits, recognition and professional development are on tap for the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Staff Council in the New Year.

UCH Surgical Weight Loss Center: Ready for More Patients

University of Colorado Hospital

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 11, 2012) – The Surgical Weight Loss Center at the University of Colorado Hospital has been accredited as a Level 1 facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons.

Forum offers small businesses tips on accessing capital

Rep. DeGette, Business School host forum on small business issues

DENVER (Jan. 11, 2012) - Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Denver) of Colorado's First Congressional District said small businesses need greater support, prompting her to host an "Access to Capital" forum at the University of Colorado Denver this morning.

Let’s tweet health and wellness

Twitter bird

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 11, 2012) - Jim Hill, MD, will host a fun and fast-paced Twitter Chat on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. Join the conversation on Twitter using #FHBC12.

CU College of Nursing welcomes new undergraduates

CU College of Nursing welcomes new undergraduates

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 12, 2012) - The CU College of Nursing welcomed 90 incoming students to the Anschutz Medical Campus for Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) New Student Orientation.

New students welcomed to Denver Campus

New students welcomed to Denver Campus

DENVER (Jan. 12, 2012) - An orientation session and resource fair in the North Classroom welcomed new students Jan. 11. Many in attendance were transferring to CU Denver from Metropolitan State College of Denver and Community College of Denver.

Goodwill offers thank-you lunch to university leaders for Giving Back

Leadership at Goodwill

DENVER (Jan. 12, 2012) - A visit to Goodwill Industries of Denver reinforced to the leadership team of the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus the powerful ways Goodwill impacts the lives of Coloradans every day.

Common Community R.E.A.D. book: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 13, 2012) - The compelling story told in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has been selected for the university's inaugural Common Community R.E.A.D. activity for students, staff and faculty.

College of Nursing recognized by U.S. News and World Report

College of Nursing recognized by U.S. News & World Report

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 13, 2012) – The University of Colorado College of Nursing's online program in graduate nursing was named an honor roll program in the first-ever edition of Top Online Education Program rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

Dental van provides care to low-income residents

CU SmileMaker provides more access to care

SHERIDAN, Colo. (Jan. 16, 2012) – There is a new place to get low-cost dental care thanks to a collaboration between the University of Colorado College of Nursing (CON) and University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine (SODM).

Stock Show event supports university scholarships

Andrew Henrichs and Stephen Wills

DENVER (Jan. 16, 2012) - One of the biggest attractions during the National Western Stock Show is the Coors Western Art Exhibit and sale which is a significant contributor to the National Western Scholarship Trust.

Mulloy, Witter appointed to health-related leadership positions

Karen B. Mulloy, DO, MSCH

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 16, 2012) - The Colorado School of Public Health and Denver Health announce the appointment of Karen B. Mulloy, DO, MSCH, along with the appointment of Deputy Director Roxana Witter, MD, MPH, both to leadership roles.

University announces annual technology transfer awards

University announces annual technology transfer awards

DENVER (Jan. 17, 2012) – The CU Technology Transfer Office will host its annual awards ceremony Jan. 17, honoring several faculty researchers, two companies founded on university research, and several members of the local entrepreneurial community.

2012 Denver Campus spring semester begins

Spring term begins on Denver Campus

DENVER (Jan. 17, 2012) - Students are excited - and a bit stressed - to start the spring term. Across campus today, books were opened, laptops turned on and classrooms filled as students and faculty returned on a frosty morning.

Fellowship, food on tap at MLK celebration at Anschutz Medical Campus

Faculty and staff celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy at Anschutz Medical Campus lunch

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 17, 2012) - The immortal words of Martin Luther King Jr. and the indelible images of his speech in front of the Lincoln Monument highlighted a lunch-hour MLK tribute today.

Donors give blood

Donors give blood Donors give blood at Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 18, 2012) - Today several dozen people rolled up their sleeves to donate blood. It was held in the Campus Services building.

Study shows connection between birth weight and armed conflict

Study published in Journal of Development Economics shows connection between birth weight and armed conflict

DENVER (Jan. 18, 2012) - A new study shows pregnant women exposed to armed conflict have a higher risk of giving birth to underweight babies.

Gov. Hickenlooper touts university's role in natural gas production

Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks about the clean-burning and job-creating benefits of natural gas

DENVER (Jan. 18, 2012) - Gov. John Hickenlooper touted the university's role in researching extraction methods for natural gas, an exceptional resource for providing clean-burning and job-creating energy.

Advance in lung cancer treatment

Robert Doebele, MD, PhD, lead author of the study

AURORA, Colo. (Jan.19, 2012) - Scientists from the University of Colorado Cancer Center have once again advanced the treatment of a specific kind of lung cancer.

Fifteen minutes of fame lasts a bit longer for artists who hit pop charts

Storm Gloor

DENVER (Jan. 19, 2012) - A detailed analysis of American pop music data shows musicians that hit the album charts spend, on average, a little more than five years there. More than one third will be ‘one-hit wonders.’

Employee of the Month Sara Honda

Sara Honda named Employee of the Month

DENVER (Jan. 19, 2012) - Sara Honda’s positive attitude and willingness to help others has been recognized by her colleagues in the School of Education and Human Development.

Stock Show a valuable out-of-classroom experience

Student Nicole Gonzales, Associate Dean Kathy Magilvy, students Masako Terada and M.J. Gani

DENVER (Jan. 20, 2012) - When the National Western Stock Show comes to town, the CU College of Nursing and other programs through the Anschutz Medical Campus provide health screenings for Stock Show attendees.

Prescription: Giving Back

Jaron Bryant packs items at Food Bank of the Rockies

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 20, 2012) - Through the Giving Back Campaign, seven colleagues teamed up at the School of Pharmacy and headed over to ‘lend a hand’ at the Food Bank of the Rockies on Jan. 13.

College of Arts & Media colleagues nominated for film honor

Above the Ashes

DENVER (Jan. 20, 2012) - Above the Ashes - a film, directed and produced by College of Arts & Media’s Michelle Carpenter, with colleague David Bondelevitch, was nominated for Best Sound Editing: Short Form in the 2012 Golden Reel Awards.

Researchers look at effects of two common sweeteners on the body

Researchers look at effects of two commons sweeteners on the body

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 23, 2012) - Researchers at the CU School of Medicine, along with their colleagues at the University of Florida, set out to see if two common sweeteners in western diets differ in their effects on the body soon after ingestion.

CU Night at Stock Show

CU President Bruce Benson and several regents ride on the stage coach at CU Night at the Stock Show

DENVER (Jan. 23, 2012) - More than 1,200 alumni of the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus attended CU Night at the Stock Show Friday, an evening of roping, riding and showing your CU spirit.

Dental Medicine students earn white coats

Dental Medicine students earn white coats

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 23, 2012) - As a symbol of the approaching transition to patient care, second-year students in the School of Dental Medicine received their white coats.

“The Power of Partnership” to the second power

DENVER (Jan. 24, 2012) - The University of Colorado Denver is moving forward with phase two of an exciting advertising campaign featuring university “partnerships.”

CU Denver student invited to State of Union

Mahala Greer

DENVER - Mahala Greer, the University of Colorado Denver student who introduced President Barack Obama last fall, tonight will attend the State of the Union address.

CU Denver student calls State of Union experience 'surreal'

CU Denver student calls State of Union experience surreal

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 25, 2012) - Mahala Greer, a University of Colorado senior, was among 20 invited guests who sat near the first lady for the State of the Union address Tuesday. She also toured the White House.

Colorado Center for Health and Wellness partners for state-of-the-art facility

Colorado Center for Health and Wellness partners for state-of-the-art facility

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 25, 2012) – The Colorado Center for Health and Wellness today announced it has partnered with Technogym and MediFit to offer a wellness experience unlike anything offered in the surrounding community.

Students get a chance to ASK about careers

CU Denver students enjoy information, food and prizes at Career Center open house

DENVER (Jan. 25, 2012) - University of Colorado Denver students poured into the Career Center today, learning about the center's ASK - 'access,' 'search' and 'knock' - approach to career building.

Teachers wanted: Leaders issue Teach for America appeal

Students gathered for dinner hosted by the Teach for America (TFA) program

DENVER (Jan. 26, 2012) - Leaders share experiences and issue Teach for America appeal to current undergraduate and graduate students contemplating career options. The goal was to introduce these students to the possibility of serving a stint with TFA.

International students get home away from home at ESL Academy

Chancellor Jerry Wartgow clips the ribbon to open new ESL Academy

DENVER (Jan. 26, 2012) - The three main goals of the new ESL Academy - to provide English language fluency, university degree preparation and a home away from home - were on display for the open house on the 16th Street Mall.

Donors recognized for contributions to maintaining university excellence

CU President Bruce Benson and his wife, Marcy, address the crowd for the donor dinner

DENVER - (Jan. 27, 2011) A festive mood filled the ballroom as leaders of the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Foundation honored donors to the Creating Futures campaign.

CU Denver in Top 20 for producing Peace Corps volunteers

CU Denver Campus

DENVER (Jan. 27, 2012) - CU Denver moved up two spots this year in the rankings -- from 20 to 18 -- for the number of graduate school volunteers signing on with the Peace Corps.

Students ring in the Lunar New Year

Chinese New Year’s day celebrations

DENVER (Jan. 30, 2012) - CU Denver students got into the spirit of the Lunar New Year by organizing and hosting festivities Friday evening in the Tivoli Turnhalle.

IT Services issues ‘phishing’ alert

DENVER (Jan. 30, 2012) - University email users recently may have received email messages that 'appear' to be from IT Services or an internal user, but these may be spam if the actual sender is not IT Services.

New thinking necessary to fight obesity

John Peters, chief strategy officer for the Colorado Center for Health and Wellness, speaks about the obesity crisis

AURORA (Jan. 30, 2012) - Obesity rates continue to climb because individuals and society haven't been given a good enough reason to reverse the trend, according to the chief strategy officer for the Colorado Center for Health and Wellness.

Leading Hospitals Form University of Colorado Health

University of Colorado Health

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 31, 2012) - Poudre Valley Health System (PVHS) and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) have finalized a joint operating agreement to create a new health system.

New partnership to curb childhood obesity

Preschooler getting a jump on healthy living

DENVER (Jan. 31, 2012) - Denver preschoolers are getting a jump on healthy living thanks to a new partnership aimed at curbing childhood obesity.

Women not getting recommended breast screening MRI

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 31, 2012) - A study of nearly 65,000 women found that while more than a thousand were at high enough breast cancer risk for additional screening with MRI, fewer than 200 returned within a year for the screening.

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