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Kantor begins work as SEHD dean

Dean Rebecca Kantor

DENVER (March 1, 2012) – Rebecca Kantor spent 29 years at The Ohio State University as a teacher, researcher and administrator. She came to CU Denver this year as dean for the School of Education and Human Development.

University selects Del Giudice as new Chief Planning Officer

Michael Del Giudice has been hired as the university's new Chief Planning Officer

DENVER (March 1, 2012) - Michael Del Giudice, a planner with a wealth of experience in university campus and health care facilities planning, has been hired as Chief Planning Officer for the university.

Postdocs share research, get feedback at Research Day

Postdoctoral fellow Eunyoung Tak explains her research project to a doctoral student during Research Day

AURORA, Colo. (Mar. 5, 2012) - Postdoc fellows from the Denver Campus, Anschutz Medical Campus and National Jewish Health presented research projects Friday. Research Day gives them a chance to get feedback on projects.

Study shows dry storage a viable option for biospecimens

Carter Reid, a professional research assistant in Medical Oncology, examines a specimen in the lab

AURORA, Colo. (Mar. 5, 2012) - A University of Colorado Cancer Center pilot study has discovered that the quality of dehydrated RNA from human cancer biospecimens compares favorably to those stored in ultra-low-temperature freezers.

University of Colorado President disappointed by handgun ruling

Anschutz Medical Campus

DENVER (Mar. 5, 2012) - Today the Colorado Supreme Court ruled against the University of Colorado Board of Regents to set weapons policies outside of the provisions of Colorado's 2003 Concealed Carry Act.

Wirth Chair Sustainability Awards announced

Wirth Chair Awards announced

DENVER (Mar. 5, 2012) - The Wirth Chair Awards celebrating the Creators of a Sustainable Future will be given at the 13th annual Wirth Chair Sustainability Awards Luncheon April 25.

CU Denver wins national competition to promote energy-efficient buildings

DENVER (March 5, 2012) – Students from University of Colorado Denver are among the winners of a national competition that challenges college students to develop and present real-world solutions to boost the energy efficiency of buildings.

Students pitch in to help the homeless

Nelson Rodriguez inspects a box of hygiene kits prepared for the Random Acts of Kindness project

DENVER (March 6, 2012) - Christine Wood and Yesenia Trebizo pitched in with other CU Denver students today to make blankets, beanies and hygiene kits for the homeless as part of a Random Act of Kindness project.

Staff Council holds election for members

DENVER and AURORA, Colo. (March 6, 2012) - The Staff Council is seeking individuals to participate in this governance group for classified employees to represent the University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus.

Campaign finance reform takes spotlight in debate

Debaters Mario Nicolais, left, and Ken Gordon discuss campaign finance reform during a March 7 debate at CU Denver

DENVER (Mar. 7, 2012) - Opposite sides of the campaign finance reform issue squared off in a debate that centered on a recent Supreme Court ruling and the "super PACs" that are playing a key role in this year's national politics.

Nobel-winner Cech says mentoring requires combination of approaches

Thomas Cech, Nobel Prize winner in biochemistry, gave the keynote to the Mentored Scholarly Activity program March 8.

AURORA, Colo. (March 8, 2012) - When it comes to mentoring in the area of scientific research, said Nobel Prize winner Tom Cech, PhD, there is no magic formula to success. Cech spoke at Mentored Scholarly Activity program today.

New science series at Anschutz Medical Campus to engage community in health

Jack Westfall, MD

AURORA, Colo. (Mar. 8, 2012) - The public will get to explore Frontiers in Medical Science through a new conversation series being presented on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Bare shelves at CU Denver student Food Pantry

Bare shelves at CU Denver student Food Pantry

DENVER (March 8, 2012) - Shelves are nearly empty at food pantry that serves students on the Denver Campus with Auraria.

UCH selected as candidate for LIVESTRONG projects

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AURORA, Colo. (Mar. 9, 2012) - The University of Colorado Hospital is asking for the public to partner with them as they work to bring new programs to the community. UCH has applied for funding from LIVESTRONG to implement three programs.

An auspicious time for teaching and learning

School of Medicine Dean Richard Krugman gives at talk at the Spring Conference on Learning and Teaching

AURORA, Colo. (Mar. 9, 2012) - It wasn't until he became a dean of the School of Medicine that Richard Krugman, MD, realized that not all people are like pediatricians. He spoke at today's President's Teaching Scholars Program Spring Conference.

Loretta Ford inducted into Colorado Womens Hall of Fame

Ford inducted into Colorado Women's Hall of Fame

DENVER (March 9, 2012) - The Colorado Women's Hall of Fame inducted College of Nursing's Loretta Ford and nine other honorees during last night's gala celebration. Ford was inducted in the National Women's Hall of Fame in October 2011.

Making personalized cancer therapies more cost effective

Personalized treatment

AURORA, Colo. (March 9, 2012) – As scientists continue making breakthroughs in personalized cancer treatment, delivering those therapies in the most cost effective manner has become increasingly important.

Ruckus raises scholarship dollars

Rock Bottom Ruckus

DENVER (March 12, 2012) - CU Denver alumni, administrators and well wishers donned cowboy boots and hats to for the March 11 Rock Bottom Ruckus -- raising $47,000 for student scholarships.

Assistive Technology Partners Open House

Assistive Technology Partners

DENVER (March 12, 2012) – If the enthusiasm and size of the crowd are any indication, an open house for University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Assistive Technology Partners (ATP) was a great success.

Preventing the skin cancer, not just the sunburn

Students on campus

AURORA, Colo. (March 13, 2012) – With the first day of spring just one week away, anyone who spends time in the sun should be aware of new sunscreen regulations designed to help prevent skin cancer.

University of Colorado Denver graduate programs among the best

CAPE Lab

DENVER (March 13, 2012) – Graduate programs at the University of Colorado Denver have once again scored highly in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings, with many rated among the top 50 in the nation.

Staff Council hosts Open House

Members of the Staff Council discuss issues at Open House on March 13

DENVER (March 13, 2012) - All CU Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus staff were invited to join the conversation today during an Open House hosted by Staff Council at the Lawrence Street Center.

Skiba and College of Nursing honored by U.S. Army

Skiba and College of Nursing honored

AURORA, Colo. (March 13, 2012) - The U.S. Army has sent a commendation and American flag to the College of Nursing’s Diane Skiba thanking her and the College of Nursing faculty for their dedication and support of nursing students who are serving in the

Business School rolls out welcome mat for Forty Under 40

Murugan Palani is among the Forty Under 40 business leaders being recognized by the Denver Business Journal

DENVER (March 14, 2012) - CU Denver Business School hosts reception for this year's Denver Business Journal's Fourty under 40.

Regents consider tuition proposals for four campuses

Regents discussed tuiton matters at today's board meeting

DENVER (March 14, 2012) - The University of Colorado Board of Regents today discussed a variety of tuition strategies on the four campuses, including a proposal for undergraduate linearity on the Denver Campus for certain students.

CU School of Medicine physicians go mobile with iTriage

DENVER (March 14, 2012) - By combining the mobility of iTriage® with the utility of CUdoctors.com patients will more easily connect with CU School of Medicine physicians on the web and on their Smartphones.

Primary care barriers for Medicaid patients

A doctor treats a patient at Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo. (March 14, 2012)- Twice as many people insured by Medicaid as by private insurance report barriers to primary care. Medicaid patients also are twice as likely to visit the emergency department as their privately insured counterparts.

School of Medicine student organizes helmet giveaway and lesson

School of Medicine student fits child with with helmet

AURORA, Colo. (March 14, 2012) - It was an exciting morning for students at Aurora’s Fletcher Elementary School – getting new bike helmets and watching what could happen to your head if you fall off your bike and aren’t wearing a helmet.

UCH Neuro ICU honored with Gold Beacon Award

AURORA, Colo. (March 15, 2012) – The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently conferred a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence on the Neuro ICU at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

Staying out of prison after release

Ingrid Binswanger, MD, MPH

AURORA, Colo. (March 15, 2012) – Prison inmates frequently have a history of drug abuse. New research by the School of Medicine's Ingrid Binswanger shows they struggle to remain drug-free after their release from prison as well.

CAM live iron pour thrills crowd

Flames and sparks flew as molten iron poured into sculpture castings on March 15

DENVER (March 16, 2012) - Sculpture students and faculty in the CU Denver's College of Arts and Media, joined by a renowned visiting iron pour artist, put on a stellar show of cast-iron creativity outside the Arts Building Thursday evening.

Medical students learn residency matches at Match Day

Melanie Bui, right, celebrates upon learning she'll spend her residency in Michigan, where she can be near her husband.

DENVER (March 16, 2012) - With a baby on the way, married medical students Melanie Bui and Bebo Seward went into today's Match Day feeling a little anxious. They joined 130 other seniors in the festive gala at the downtown Hyatt Regency.

Study shows air emissions near fracking sites may have serious health impacts

A Colorado School of Public Health Study found that fracking causes potentially harmful air emissions

AURORA, Colo. (March 19, 2012) – Researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health show air pollution caused by hydraulic fracturing or fracking may contribute to acute and chronic health problems for those living near natural gas drilling sites.

New Valve Replacement Procedure Offers Hope

AURORA, Colo. (March 19, 2012) – The University of Colorado Hospital Cardiac & Vascular Center is offering an innovative procedure to replace narrowed or diseased aortic heart valves non-surgically using a catheter.

Enthusiastic MillerCoors workers join Boots to Suits as mentors

Tony Smith, director of the Experiential Learning Center, explains the Boots to Suits program at MillerCoors

GOLDEN, Colo. (March 20, 2012) - Thirteen MillerCoors employees on Monday received information on becoming a mentor in CU Denver's new Boots to Suits program. The program helps veteran students transition from the military to the business world.

Speed limits support pedestrian safety

Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo. (March 20, 2012) - As the Anschutz Medical Campus has continued to grow, auto and pedestrian traffic on campus have gotten busier and busier.

Planning instructor gives tour money to student APA chapter

Ken Schroeppel joined the CU Denver Planning and Design faculty in spring semester 2012.

DENVER (April 21, 2012) - Ken Schroeppel is turning his passion for urban infill and design into a financial benefit for the University of Colorado Denver's student chapter of the American Planning Association.

Vision for sustainability in university spotlight

DENVER (March 21, 2012) - The university's efforts recognizing and prioritizing sustainability have achieved reductions in energy and water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions.

American Concrete Institute Outstanding University

Civil engineers at work

DENVER (March 22, 2012) - The University of Colorado Denver, through the College of Engineering and Applied Science, has been named an American Concrete Institute (ACI) Outstanding University for 2011.

Colorado obesity rate rises above 20 percent threshold

Colorado Health Foundation President Anne Warhover talks about the 2011 Colorado Health Report Card

DENVER (March 22, 2012) - For the first time, more than 20 percent of adult Coloradans are obese, making it imperative that strategies and resources for healthful living be developed to reverse the dangerous trend.

Changes in insurance coverage linked to greater emergency department use

Exam room

AURORA, Colo. (March 26, 2012) - Recent changes in an individual’s health insurance status – whether they are newly insured or recently uninsured – are associated with with greater use of hospital emergency departments.

Deadline approaches for Research and Creative Activities Symposium

AURORA, Colo. (March 27, 2012) - The 2012 Research and Creative Activities Symposium is April 27 but the deadline for students to register to participate is this Friday, March 30. The event showcases and recognizes students research and creative work.

Goff named dean for School of Public Health

David C. Goff, MD, PhD, FACP, FAHA

AURORA, Colo. (March 27, 2012) - Distinguished epidemiologist/physician David C. Goff has been named dean of the Colorado School of Public Health. Provost Roderick Nairn announced today that Goff will assume the role on June 1.

Design students create design concepts for Amnesty International conference

DENVER (March 27, 2012) - Deadline pressure stokes creativity. That's the case in the Design Studio II class, which produced in short order a stunning assortment of artwork for Amnesty International's conference in Denver this weekend.

Butterfly art exhibit at ELC in Tivoli

Magnified Bee, by Gabriel, grade 5

DENVER (March 27, 2012) - The work of 20 young artists is on display along the walls of the Experiential Learning Center at the Tivoli on the Auraria Campus.

NCAA Tourney to impact Denver Campus traffic

DENVER (March 28, 2012) - NCAA activities may impact traffic around Denver Campus with Auraria in Downtown Denver.

Chancellor Wartgow bids farewell, says university on its way to the top

Chancellor Jerry Wartgow chats with a colleague at his retirement reception

DENVER (March 28, 2012) - CU President Bruce Benson reached out to Jerry Wartgow asking him to take on the job of chancellor for the University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus. At the time both knew there was a lot of work ahead.

In election year, Hispanic community working to define its voice

Glenn Llopis, founder of the Center for Hispanic Leadership, talks during the Hispanic Voice Town Hall on March 27

DENVER (March 28, 2012) - Glenn Llopis, founder of the Center for Hispanic Leadership, brought his 2012 Hispanic Voice Town Hall tour to Tivoli Turnhalle Tuesday evening. The message: Hispanics must define their collective voice in this election year.

Students take on the challenge of building a better car

Team Mile Highdrogen Project

DENVER (March 29, 2012) – Engineering students from the University of Colorado Denver are taking on a challenge to design, build and test the most fuel efficient car possible.

Design Studio class creates artwork for Amnesty International conference

Design Studio student Ashley Feeney came up with the concept of face-painted models for the Amnesty International conference

DENVER (March 29, 2012) - Deadline pressure stokes creativity. That's the case in the Design Studio II class, which produced in short order a stunning assortment of artwork for Amnesty International's conference in Denver this weekend.

TedMed 2012 explores the future of medicine and health

TedMed is an annual conference that delves into the future of medicine and health

AURORA, Colo. (April 30, 2012) - The future of health and medicine will be explored in the TedMed 2012 conference, which will be simulcast at the Anschutz Medical Campus April 10-13.

Random Acts of Kindness event draws about 40 volunteers

Steve Walczak, right, an assistant professor in information systems, hands a basic needs kit to a homeless man in Denver

DENVER (March 30, 2012) - University of Colorado Denver students, staff and faculty fanned out across Denver Thursday afternoon, delivering hygiene kits, snacks, blankets and beanies to the homeless.

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