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University explains how BETA team operates

DENVER (Aug. 1, 2012) - We are unable to respond to inquiries about James Holmes due to court orders and laws that protect student confidentiality. Nor can we discuss how BETA teams have acted in other cases involving students, faculty and employees.

Community gathering intends to bring support and healing

The Arrhythmias Student Choir group sings during the Community Gathering

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 2, 2012) - Signs of healing, courageous responses to tragedy, and a re-dedication to the important work at hand were all acknowledged during a brief community gathering at the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Team CU Denver finds success at Dragon Boat Race

Team CU Denver

DENVER (Aug. 2, 2012) - At the annual Dragon Boat Festival team CU Denver found success in the races put on at Sloan's Lake.

Answers to general questions on BETA

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 2, 2012) - We wish to help you understand how the University’s BETA team operates and to correct potential misimpressions about how our BETA team functions.

University hires former U.S. Attorney Bob Miller to conduct independent review

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 3, 2012) – Robert N. Miller, former U.S. Attorney, will conduct an independent review of the procedures and actions taken by the university and its employees in relation to the suspect in the Aurora Theater shootings.

CU Medical team assess Guatemala health needs

Patients wait at the clinic door

El POMAL, Guatemala (Aug. 6, 2012) - A $1 million gift lays foundation for first permanent presence of a CU health clinic in the developing nation.

2012 Bard Center Winners

In June, 2012, the CU Denver Business School announced the winners of the 11th annual Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition, honoring students and alumni who are new entrepreneurs.

New roles for School of Medicine Professors Wilson and McCabe

AUORORA, Colo. (Aug. 6, 2012) - In the School of Medicine, Professor Mike Wilson, MD, Pathology has been named the new Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology.

Medhat Ahmed recognized by Alpha Kappa Alpha

Medhat Ahmed

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 6, 2012) - Medhat Ahmed, coordinator of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Anschutz Medical Campus, has been recognized among the Men of Distinction, Excellence and Leadership (M.O.D.E.L.) presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

U.S. Department of Education recognizes SEHD autism research

DENVER (Aug. 6, 2012) - Phil Strain, PhD and Ted Bovey, researchers with CU Denver’s School of Education & Human Development, have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Studies.

Hinkley High School teachers learn about Anschutz's offerings

Robert Winn speaks to teachers

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 7, 2012) - Teachers from Aurora's Hinkley High School were given the opportunity to learn about programs on Anschutz Medical Campus that could give their students an edge.

University offers support for students affected by fire

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 7, 2012)- An overnight fire at 1747 Peoria Street in Aurora caused two deaths and injured 15. The University is offering support for students affected by the fire.

Obama addresses women's health at rally

President Obama standing with Sandra Fluke

DENVER (Aug. 8, 2012) - An energized President Barack Obama told more than 4,000 cheering supporters and students Wednesday that if he wins Colorado, he'll win the White House.

President Obama's visit sparks support

President Obama speaking

DENVER (Aug. 9, 2012) - President Obama was on the Auraria Campus Wednesday to speak about his stance on health care and other important issues.

Alumni and Admissions Offices hold phone-a-thon

Jack Kroll

DENVER (Aug. 9, 2012) - CU Denver's Alumni and Admissions Offices joined together to hold a phone-a-thon to contact new freshmen and transfer students for Fall.

Schrier awarded by American Heart Association

Dr. Robert Schier

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 9, 2012) - The American Heart Association has announced that Robert W. Schrier, MD, is the 2012 recipient of the Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award from the American Heart Association.

Kerrane curates international contemporary art exhibition

"Clip-on" bird

DENVER (Aug. 13, 2012) - Rian Kerrane, associate professor, College of Arts & Media, is the Curator and a participant in Hybrid showing Aug. 11 - Sept. 30 at Denver's RedLine gallery, 2350 Arapahoe Street.

Jonathan Wu invited to serve on national MSE task force

DENVER (Aug. 13, 2012) - Civil Engineering Professor Jonathan Wu has been invited to serve on the AASHTO T-15 mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) Task Force.

Foss publishes “Gender Stories”

Gender Stories cover

DENVER (Aug. 13, 2012) - "Gender Stories," a new book by communications research professor Sonja Foss, has just been published by Waveland Press.

Bernard facilitates at National Academies of Sciences Institute

Aimee Bernard

DENVER (Aug. 13, 2012) - Aimee Bernard, senior instructor in biology, was selected to participate as a facilitator in the National Academies of Sciences 2012 Mountain West Summer Institute July 30 - August 3, 2012.

Anschutz Medical Campus work session draws opinions on parking, open space and signage

Dental School students look at Anschutz Medical Campus maps while consultant Christopher Fasching, left, explains

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 14, 2012) - Parking, open space, signage and bike access were among the topics discussed at an Anschutz Medical Campus Master Plan work session Monday evening.

University of Colorado students given inside look at top Broadway show

Matt Stone talks to CU students

DENVER (Aug. 14, 2012) - A group of University of Colorado students from both the Denver and Boulder campuses got a behind-the-scenes look at the top Broadway show The Book of Mormon.

Students excited for move-in day at Campus Village

CU Denver Chancellor Don Elliman helps students move into Campus Village Aug. 15.

DENVER (Aug. 15, 2012) - Hundreds of CU Denver students kicked off their university careers by moving into Campus Village on Wednesday, being greeted by university leadership and Student Life representatives.

Evolutionary increase in size of the human brain explained

Brain x-ray

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 16, 2012) – Researchers have found what they believe is the key to understanding why the human brain is larger and more complex than that of other animals.

New faculty welcomed to CU Denver campus

Student panel talking to new faculty

DENVER (Aug. 16, 2012) - The newest members of the CU Denver faculty were engaged in a week long orientation, including a panel of students active in Student Life.

Marks named Outstanding Woman in Business

Lilly Marks, vice president of health affairs at the University of Colorado, stands with her Outstanding Woman in Business award

DENVER (Aug. 16, 2012) - Lilly Marks, vice president of health affairs at the University of Colorado and executive vice chancellor of the Anschutz Medical Campus, received an Outstanding Women in Business award today.

Convocation speakers urge students to get involved during college career

Students attend the barbecue picnic after the Aug. 17 convocation at CU Denver

DENVER (Aug. 17, 2012) - Incoming freshmen at the University of Colorado Denver heard a message loud and clear at Friday's high-spirited convocation: Get connected to your university family and pursue college with courageous zeal.

Yakacki partners to develop improved replacement heart valve

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 20, 2012) - The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded a $150,000 research grant to MedShape, Inc.

New Silverman book discusses emotions that books evoke

Gillian Silverman

DENVER (Aug. 20, 2012) - Gillian Silverman, associate professor of English and director of women’s and gender studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has a new book, Bodies and Books, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in June.

Ott wins National Communication Association Award

Brian Ott

DENVER (Aug. 20, 2012) - Brian L. Ott, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, along with his co-authors Greg Dickinson and Eric Aoki, won the National Communication Association's 2012 Golden Anniversary Monograph Award.

Metcalf leads Plato seminar in Italy

DENVER (Aug. 20, 2012) - In July, Robert Metcalf led a week-long text seminar on Plato's Statesman at this year's Collegium Phaenomenologicum in Citta di Castello, Italy.

Geography team develops new modes of ‘synthetic’ learning

Gregory Simon

DENVER (Aug. 20, 2012) - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences (GES) are developing new “synthetic” approaches to train students in the interdisciplinary sciences.

App for Anschutz Medical Campus to launch soon

Anschutz Medical Campus gets its own app

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 21, 2012) -- Rolling out soon to a mobile device near you: a user-friendly and flexible app that features information about the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Largest multistate study for autism launching second phase from CU School of Medicine

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 21, 2012) - The Centers for Disease Control has launched its second phase of a multi-state study on autism and JFK Partners are collaborating with researchers at the Universtiy of Colorado.

Estudio multi-estatal más grande de Autismo lanza la segunda fase

AURORA, Colo. (Augusto. 21, 2012) - Los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC) han puesto en marcha la segunda fase de un estudio multi-estatal sobre el autismo.

Students learn how to get involved at fair

Students check out the Involvement Fair

DENVER (Aug. 21, 2012) - The Office of Student Life held its first event for the new school year, an involvement fair which gave students an opportunity to discover different ways to be involved on campus.

Analysis points to Romney win in 2012

DENVER (Aug. 22, 2012) - A University of Colorado state-by-state analysis forecasts that Mitt Romney will win the 2012 presidential election.

University celebrates grand opening of Business School

CU Denver Business School Dean Sueann Ambron receives thanks from Associate Professor Manuel Serapio

DENVER (Aug. 23, 2012) - University and state leaders gathered today to celebrate the opening of the University of Colorado Denver's new Business School, hailed as a center of innovation, entrepreneurship and world-class education.

Jack Hanna thrills with wild animals

Jack Hanna's wildlife program at Auraria on Aug. 22 included Siberian lynx.

DENVER (Aug. 23, 2012) - Jack Hanna was on the Auraria campus with some of his furry (and not so furry) friends.

Block Party on Lawrence Street

Faculty get ready to ride the zip line at the Block Party

DENVER (Aug. 23, 2012) - Lawrence Street was the scene of CU Denver's Block Party today for students, faculty, staff and friends.

Statement for Media Inquiries Aug. 24, 2012

DENVER (Aug. 24, 2012) - The University may only provide information when doing so is permitted by not only Judge Sylvester’s orders, but also by the laws governing the physician-patient relationship and educational privacy.

NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center Designation

AURORA, Colo. (Aug, 27, 2012) – University of Colorado Cancer Center remains in distinguished company having received a prestigious designation from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Bioengineering faculty win major grants from the National Institutes of Health

DENVER (Aug. 27, 2012) - Faculty in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Colorado Denver have been awarded more than $8M in new grants from the National Institutes of Health.

University officials cut ribbon on Fulginiti Pavilion

Vincent Fulginiti speaks during the dedication of the Fulginiti Pavilion at Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 27, 2012) - University officials, faculty and donors celebrated the visionary leadership of former Health Sciences Center Chancellor Vincent Fulginiti with the dedication of the Fulginiti Pavilion.

Harding leads international seminar on Afro-Brazilian art and religion

DENVER (Aug. 27, 2012) - Rachel E. Harding, PhD, assistant professor of Indigenous Spiritual Traditions, Department of Ethnic Studies led a 12-day travel-seminar to Salvador, Bahia, Brazil earlier this summer.

CU Denver alumnus makes big statement with tiny house

Christopher Smith works on the roof of his tiny house while being photographed

DENVER (Aug. 28, 2012) - Christopher Smith knew he wanted to sink down some roots, preferably on a mountainside. He just didn’t know that the process would require so much time, sweat and money.

Campus blood drives successful

DENVER and AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 28, 2012) - Three events for Bonfils supporting victims of the Aurora theater shooting were a success. More than 100 units were collected.

Voters approve Memorial Hospital lease to UCHealth

Memorial Hospital

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 28, 2012) - Colorado Springs voters agreed Tuesday to lease Memorial to UCHealth, a decision that brings approximately $1.8 billion to the city over time.

Chinese urban planning students visit CU Denver

Chinese urban planning students visit Denver and CU Denver

DENVER (Aug. 30, 2012) - Thirteen students and four faculty members from the Urban Planning Department at Southeast University in Nanjing, China recently visited Denver as part of a month-long educational trip to the United States.

Chemical used in hand soaps may impair muscle function

Chemical used in hand soaps may impair muscle function

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 29, 2012) - Researchers report antibacterial chemical found in personal-care products hinders muscle contractions at a cellular level, reduces muscular strength in mice, and slows swimming in fish.

Pancake breakfast kicks off full day of activities

A pancake cooker flips a cake into the air as a student waits to catch it at the Welcome Wednesday event.

AURORA, Colo. (Aug. 30, 2012) - Students enjoyed a delicious breakfast and the opportunity to mingle with classmates on Wednesday morning at Boettcher Commons.

Workshop gives students advice on government jobs

DENVER (Aug. 30, 2012) - The U.S. Office of Personnel Management offered tips and tricks to CU Denver students about how to find, apply, and get federal government jobs.

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