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'Eye-opening' lessons for student volunteers

Student volunteers in Alternative Winter Break program

DENVER (Feb. 1, 2012) - During the recent winter break, CU Denver students donned work clothes to participate in community service learning projects. A group of 15 students volunteered through the Alternative Winter Break program.

Film offers lessons on hate and hope

The director of a film about human hate speaks to the audience at Tivoli Turnhalle on Feb. 1

DENVER (Feb. 1, 2012) - Messages of hate and hope infused the screening of "Anatomy of Hate," which was attended by about 75 students at the Tivoli Turnhalle today.

Elliman named new chancellor of CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus

Don Elliman

DENVER (Feb. 2, 2012) - University of Colorado President Bruce Benson today named Don Elliman interim chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus.

New research confirms need for lung cancer testing

Robert Doebele, MD, PhD

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 2, 2012) – Different kinds of lung cancer behave in different ways, suggesting they are fundamentally different diseases.

CoBank donates $2.5 million to Business School

New Business School building

DENVER (Feb. 3, 2012) - CoBank's gift of $2.5 million will help the Center for Commodities, located in the new CU Denver Business School, become a hub of education, research and expertise in commodities.

Multiple factors considered in deciding on snow closures

Students brave the snowstorm at Anschutz Medical Campus Friday morning

DENVER (Feb. 3, 2012) - We know the TV stations provide confusing updates on campus snow closures. Their limited characters and automated systems don't always clearly express the decisions made by the campus. Many factors go into making the decision.

Students learn about health career preparation at fair

A student gets information about the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

DENVER (Feb. 6, 2012) - Students interested in health careers enjoyed one-stop shopping to learn about different programs and prerequisites at the Health Professions Information Fair.

Romney chooses Veteran Student Organization to host caucus results party

CU Denver Veteran Student Services Director Cameron Cook to welcome Mitt Romney to campus

DENVER (Feb. 6, 2012) - The CU Denver Veteran Student Organization has been chosen by the Romney Campaign to host the Colorado Caucus Results Party Tuesday at the Tivoli.

Students get the 'story' behind Colorado Music Hall of Fame

G. Brown addresses CU Denver Music Business Senior Seminar

DENVER (Feb. 6, 2012) – Colorado Music Hall of Fame Curator G Brown talked with students about the choice of John Denver as the first, though controversial, choice for Hall of Fame induction.

Lawyer speaks on drug policy reform and ballot initiative process

Attorney Sean McAllister speaks about drug policy reform at the Lunch with Lawmakers session

DENVER (Feb. 7, 2012) - Sean McAllister, a Denver attorney who specializes in civil rights, spoke at today's Lunch with Lawmakers. He helped draft a 2006 ballot initiative that would have legalized possession of small amounts of the drug.

CU College of Nursing ranked as "Smart Choice"

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 7, 2012) – CU College of Nursing ranked as “Smart Choice” among top online programs.

Students give mixed reaction to Romney speech

Romney stumps at Tivoli Turnhalle on Tuesday night

DENVER (Feb. 8, 2012) - University of Colorado Denver students expressed mixed reactions to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's speech on the Denver Campus Tuesday night.

WISH program addresses women’s health matters

WISH program addresses women’s health matters

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 8, 2012) - A collaboration by Women’s Integrated Services in Health (WISH), the Center for Women's Health Research and the University of Colorado Hospital results in an education seminar at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Breastfeeding reduces risk of childhood obesity

Breastfeeding reduces risk of childhood obesity

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 8, 2012) - Children of diabetic pregnanices have a greater risk of childhood obesity but research from the Colorado School of Public Health shows breastfeeding reduces the threat.

Study Abroad Fair exposes students to world of opportunity

Student Kendall Thompson talks to Tony Robinson, chair of the Political Science Department, about study abroad options

DENVER (Feb. 9, 2012) - University of Colorado Denver students got exposed to a world of learning opportunity at the Study Abroad Fair in Tivoli Turnhalle on Feb. 9.

CU Denver a cappella group prepares for national competition


DENVER (Feb. 9, 2012) - University of Colorado Denver’s elite singing group, UCD 6, is putting the final touches on preparations for a national a cappella competition.

Mascot survey closes Feb. 9

DENVER (Feb. 9, 2012) - Student government leaders at the University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus are seeking input on options for a possible school mascot.

CU Denver alumnus nominated for Academy Award for short documentary

Directors and cinematographers discuss a scene to be shot for the film Saving Face

DENVER - University of Colorado Denver, College of Arts & Media alumnus on Aaron Kopp co-produced and shot "Saving Face," a film that has been nominated for an Academy Award.

School of Dental Medicine hosts Research Day

DENVER (Feb. 10, 2012) - More than 200 dental students, residents and faculty participated in today’s 28th Annual University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine’s Research Day Scientific Program.

A trial that could dramatically increase the number of donor lungs

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 13, 2012) - In addition to being Valentine’s Day, tomorrow is a National Donor Day. A clinical trial at University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) may increase the number of lungs available for donation.

Moral dilemmas of photojournalism explored in Arts in Medicine program

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 13, 2012) - Professor Daniel Teitelbaum, MD, an adjunct professor in the Colorado School of Public Health, presented some of the most iconic documentary photos taken and gave insight into the people behinds the lens.

Data and info available online from OIRE

DENVER (Feb. 13, 2012) - The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OIRE) provides a wealth of data and information on its interactive, self-service website at

Key element found that improves vascular health in postmenopausal women

Key element improves vascular health in postmenopausal women

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 14, 2012) - Researchers studying why arteries stiffen in postmenopausal women have found a specific chemical cofactor that dramatically improves vascular function.

Valentine's Day celebration of "Hearts of All Ages"

DENVER (Feb. 14, 2012) University of Colorado Hospital's fundraiser 'Hearts of All Ages' offers families a chance to be together on Valentine's Day.

CAM Dean Dynak resignation announced

DENVER (Feb. 14, 2012) - College of Arts and Media Dean David Dynak announces resignation.

Optimizing clinical research online

Optimizing clinical research online

DENVER (Feb. 15, 2012) - As oncologists already know and newly diagnosed lung cancer patients learn, the kind of treatment given to patients is increasingly becoming dependent on the specific gene mutation present in the cancer.

University's collaboration and innovation drives regional economy

CU Denver Chancellor Jerry Wartgow, right, talks about partnerships at leadership forum

DENVER (Feb. 15, 2012) - University of Colorado Denver Chancellor Jerry Wartgow talked about the university's emphasis of invigorating the economy through partnerships at a regional leadership forum today.

Incoming Chancellor talks at Anschutz Medical Campus

Incoming Chancellor Don Elliman chats with Lilly Marks at town hall meeting

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 16, 2012) - Incoming Chancellor Don Elliman introduced himself to a small crowd gathered in the Shore Family Forum at the Anschutz Medical Campus Wednesday.

Invitation to CU Advocacy Day at the Capitol

DENVER (Feb. 16, 2012) - Faculty and staff invited to CU Advocacy Day March 16. But register now to participate.

Study finds students' reasoning abilities don't improve during law school

Associate Professor James Stratman

DENVER (Feb. 17, 2012) - A study conducted by a CU Denver professor and several colleagues suggests that law schools may be encouraging students to memorize content rather than develop the reasoning skills that are essential to the practice of law.

New marketing campaign asks students what they think about university experience

CU Denver student Ilya Mamayan answers questions about his university experience for marketing campaign

DENVER (Feb. 20, 2012) - A new marketing campaign asks students for their input as it targets traditional high school students, community college transfers and military veterans for future undergraduate enrollment.

Elliman town hall meeting Denver Campus

Incoming Chancellor Don Elliman speaks at the Town Hall meeting Monday

DENVER (Feb. 20, 2012) – Don Elliman is set to be the next interim chancellor for the University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus. He’ll assume the role April 2 after current Chancellor Jerry Wartgow departs.

Giving Back at Food Bank of the Rockies

Team from the Division of Medical Oncology, School of Medicine

DENVER (Feb. 21, 2012) – The charitable Food Bank of the Rockies has been the destination for several teams of volunteers participating in this year’s Giving Back Campaign.

Marketing grad students present state marketing plan to governor

CU Denver marketing students, faculty join Gov. Hickenlooper and Anabliss representatives at Capitol

DENVER (Feb. 21, 2012) - The students who won a branding campaign competition in a graduate-level marketing class presented their concept to Gov. John Hickenlooper on Feb. 21.

Research and Creative Activities Symposium 2012

DENVER (Feb. 22, 2012) - Faculty asked to engage undergraduate and graduate students in the 2012 Research and Creative Activities Symposium scheduled for April 27; Anschutz Medical Campus.

Tracking software, responsive police thwart iPad thief

Professor David Jones holds iPad he recovered thanks to responsive police, tracking software

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 22, 2012) - Tracking software and strong police work thwarted a would-be iPad thief on the Anschutz Medical Campus last week. The message: lock up your valuables at all times.

Fair allows students' science skills to shine

Dr. Allegra Melillo, left, talks with Lauren Nguyen and Patrick Christensen about their science fair project

DENVER (Feb. 22, 2012) - Regional science fair is a great way for faculty from the University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus to connect with metro-area students, says a faculty fair volunteer.

CU Denver "Boots to Suits" to help launch careers

Veteran students and their mentors listen to the Boots to Suits announcement on Feb. 23.

DENVER (Feb. 23, 2012) - Having served two tours of duty in Iraq, Tyler Heath has faced—and conquered—the fear of the unknown.

Spicy event is part of Student Life's Spirit Thursdays

Student Katie Camarata, left, samples chili served by Chelsea Smith at a Spirit Thursday Chili Cookoff

DENVER (Feb. 23, 2012) - The Office of Student Life hosted a well-timed Chili Cookoff in the North Classroom Atrium during today's cold and snowy noon hour. The event is part of Student Life's Spirit Thursdays.

Denver Bound students head to campus

Students on Denver Campus

DENVER (Feb. 24, 2012) – This weekend 25 prospective undergraduate students and their families will be on the Denver Campus as part of the Denver Bound Scholarship Interview Weekend.

Hockey team wraps up 'building' season, looks forward to next year

CU Denver hockey team takes to the ice for a game during inaugural campaign

DENVER (Feb. 24, 2012) - The University of Colorado Denver hockey team, the first sports team on the Denver Campus, recently finished its inaugural season with a respectable record of 6-18.

University's partnership with Spain moves ahead on research initiatives

University forges health care network with Spain

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 24, 2012) - A delegation of Spanish health care leaders met with University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus officials Feb. 22-23, laying the groundwork for research and incubator initiatives.

Spring 2012 Admissions Open House

Prospective students get information about CU Denver at Spring Open House

DENVER (Feb. 27, 2012) – Prospective students, their family members and some with friends queued up Sunday for the CU Denver Admissions Spring Open House at the Auraria Events Center.

Survey aims to help recruitment, retention, promotion issues

Mary Coussons-Read speaks to the Women's Issues Committee about research being conducted by the university

DENVER (Feb. 27, 2012) - A survey of Denver Campus faculty found that in terms of recruitment, retention and promotion of women faculty, there is much being done well but still room for improvement.

Research offers insight to how fructose causes obesity and other illness

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 27, 2012) - A group of scientists from across the world have come together in a just-published study that provides new insights into how fructose causes obesity and metabolic syndrome, more commonly known as diabetes.

Blood Wedding director, Jose Mercado

Professor/Director Jose Mercado

DENVER (Feb. 27, 2012) - Jose Mercado's production of "Blood Wedding" is amazing for many reasons and is highlighted with a rarely used English translation and bilingual students.

Book raises issues of humanism and science

Panelists take part in the Common Community Read program

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 28, 2012) – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a book that raises a range of issues. More than 50 faculty, staff and students joined in today to discuss their impressions of the book.

Conference focuses on fairness, solidarity in health care

From left, Jennifer Ballentine, Therese Jones and Fredrik Broekhuizen at the Society for Humanism in Medicine meeting

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 28, 2012) - The Anschutz Medical Campus hosted the 42nd annual conference of the Society for Humanism in Medicine, featuring national speakers and a campus tour with current medical students.

Green Schools and students’ science scores are related

Green Schools National Network conference

DENVER (Feb. 29, 2012) – A nationwide survey shows a positive correlation between Green School practices and student achievement in science.

Laser Replacing Scalpel at UCH Eye Center

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 29, 2012) – Eye surgeons at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) are using their scalpels less and instead embracing the latest technology for removing cataracts: bladeless cataract surgery.

College of Nursing hosted its second Nightingale Ceremony

College of Nursing hosts second Nightingale Ceremony

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 29, 2012) - The College of Nursing hosted its second Nightingale Ceremony: An Affirmation of Nursing on Feb. 28. Dean Pat Moritz welcomed 88 new BS students who matriculated in spring semester 2012.

Writer talks about living life through prism of music

Writer Klosterman talks about the importance of chasing your dreams

DENVER (Feb. 29, 2012) - Writer Chuck Klosterman entertained a nearly full house in Tivoli Turnhalle on Tuesday with a humorous 90-minute talk about randomness, chasing dreams and rock 'n' roll.

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