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New Associate Vice Chancellor of diversity and inclusion

Brenda Allen meets fellow CU community

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 1, 2012) - The Office of Diversity and Inclusion based on the Anschutz Medical Campus welcomed the new Associate Vice Chancellor Brenda J. Allen today with a 'meet and greet.'

Disability Awareness Fair brings resources to campus

Henry Butler performs in Tivoli Commons

DENVER (Oct. 2, 2012) - The Disability Awareness Fair was held on the downtown Auraria Campus highlighting resources for students with disabilities.

CU’s Eric Coleman wins MacArthur “genius” grant

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 2, 2012) – Eric Coleman, MD, a geriatrician at the CU School of Medicine whose work focuses on helping patients transition from hospital to home, has won a $500,000 MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellowship.

Students rally for Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards talks at a Planned Parenthood rally at St. Cajetans Oct. 2.

DENVER (Oct. 3, 2012) - Several Colorado elected officials joined students in a rally for Planned Parenthood on Tuesday, arguing that the women's health advocacy organization is targeted for de-funding by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Luncheon recognizes faculty for tenure and promotion

Faculty members recognized at tenure and promotion luncheon

DENVER (Oct. 3, 2012) - University leadership recognized faculty who have reached the milestone of tenure and/or promotion at a luncheon today in the Terrace Room at Lawrence Street Center.

Forecasting model still points to Romney win

Romney speaks at a Colorado primary rally on the Auraria Campus in Spring 2012

DENVER (Oct. 4, 2012) - An update to an election forecasting model announced by two University of Colorado professors in August continues to project that Mitt Romney will win the 2012 presidential election.

Anthropologists find evidence of ancient meat eating

Skull fragments of hominins 1.5 million years ago show evidence of meat eating

DENVER (Oct. 4, 2012) – A skull fragment unearthed by anthropologists in Tanzania shows that our ancient ancestors were eating meat at least 1.5 million years ago, shedding new light into the evolution of human physiology and brain development.

Warren St. John shares insight on creation of book

Author Warren St. John meets with attendants

DENVER (Oct. 4, 2012) - Author Warren St. John was on the Auraria Campus to talk about his book 'Outcast United' for the Freshman Common Reading program.

PSA campaign to address opioid dependence

DENVER (Oct. 4, 2012) - The Colorado School of Public Health and Pinnacol Assurance are taking a significant step in addressing the rising rates of death from opioid pain relievers.

Symposium focuses on undergraduate learning

A panel discusses a range of topics at the CU Denver Undergraduate Experiences Symposium

DENVER (Oct. 5, 2012) - The 8th Annual Undergraduate Experiences Symposium took an internal focus this year, asking faculty and administrators to "Reflect, Plan and Act on Student Learning and Success."

International College Beijing has several opportunities

DENVER (Oct. 8, 2012) - The Office of Global Education offers informational session about the study opportunities in China.

University named 'Military Friendly' school for third straight year

University of Colorado Denver named Military Friendly school for third time

DENVER (Oct. 8, 2012) - For the third year in a row, the University of Colorado Denver has been named a "Military Friendly School," a recognition of the university's innovative programs and welcoming environment offered to veterans.

Get out the vote RV Tour lands on Auraria Campus

DENVER (Oct. 8, 2012) - Governor Hickenlooper was on the Auraria Campus today to rally the young generation vote.

Facebook messages may prevent sexually transmitted infections

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 9, 2012) - Sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention messages delivered by Facebook can be effective in promoting condom use among young adults in the short term, a new study has found.

Think Tank campaign goes bigger, bolder at high schools

Installation crew puts up CU Denver Think Tank poster in a stairwell at Hinkley High School

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 9, 2012) - Karen Ramsey, a math teacher at Hinkley High School, loved the giant splash of color going up on a wall just outside her classroom. The CU Denver Think Tank campaign has gone bigger, bolder at high schools.

Career Center workshop highlights dream jobs

Students work on perfect days

DENVER (Oct. 9, 2012) - The CU Denver Career Center hosted a Dream Big workshop today to help students find their dream careers.

5th Gear Kids Kicks into High Gear

Happy face oatmeal

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 9, 2012) – Aurora Public School and Cherry Creek School District fifth graders, are getting geared up to learn about making healthy living choices through the first-of-its-kind “5th Gear Kids” program.

CAP instructor gives UNM students a tour of city's urban landscape

CU Denver instructor Ken Schroeppel explains Denver's urban history to University of New Mexico students

DENVER (Oct. 10, 2012) - Thirty-nine students and five faculty members from the University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture and Planning recently visited Denver to learn about Denver’s successes in urban revitalization and public transportation.

Mozambique's First Lady visits CU campuses

DENVER (Oct. 10, 2012) - The First Lady of Mozambique was given a tour of the CU Denver Business School as well as the Anschutz Medical Campus today.

Working to develop teachers and community leaders

Working to develop teachers and community leaders

DENVER (Oct. 10, 2012) - Margarita Bianco, assistant professor, School of Education and Human Development specializes in teacher education. That has been a natural path to working with various efforts to understand and improve teaching.

Join Nationwide 'Tweet' on World Food Day


AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 10 2012) – On World Food Day, Tuesday, Oct. 16, ONE will focus on world hunger and malnutrition with a nationwide 'tweet' and events in six locations, including the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center.

Poetry magazine gives voice to the voiceless

CU Denver Communications Department publishes new volume of prison poetry magazine

DENVER (Oct. 11, 2012) - Inside the gray and virtually windowless walls of the prison a group of University of Colorado Denver students braced themselves for their first meeting with the disenfranchised, the invisible, the unteachable.

Women's Resource Center celebrates first birthday

Women’s Resource Center hosts first birthday bash

DENVER (Oct. 11, 2012) - The CU Denver Women's Resource Center celebrated its first birthday today with a two-day event.

CAP students attend annual state APA conference

CAP students from CU Denver attend annual APA conference in Snowmass

DENVER (Oct. 12, 2012) - College of Architecture and Planning students and faculty made a big impact at the recent annual conference of the Colorado chapter of the American Planning Association.

Panel focuses on the energy future that students want

DENVER (Oct. 12, 2012) - Before the vice presidential candidates sparred in a lively debate on Thursday night, a spirited discussion struck on that very topic, courtesy of the Energy Moving Forward forum.

Fundraiser to benefit The Haven

Friends of the Haven

DENVER (Oct. 12, 2012) - Mothers living with addictions have found a home and a recovery program at The Haven. Serving among the co-chairs for the annual benefit event are the University of Colorado's Lilly Marks and Richard Lawrence.

Steven Medema gives lecture on history of economics

Steven Medema explains history of economics

DENVER (Oct. 12, 2012) - The Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award winner Steven Medema gave his lecture today on the history of economics.

Pinnacol Assurance gift to improve worker health and wellness

Wellness in the workplace

DENVER (Oct. 15, 2012) - Pinnacol Assurance has formed a partnership with the Colorado School of Public Health to develop a program designed to improve the health of Colorado businesses, workers and their families.

Youth drive prescription drug abuse

Prescription pills

DENVER (Oct. 16, 2012) - A University of Colorado Denver study shows that young people are driving an epidemic of prescription drug abuse.

CDC names Colorado one of five Food Safety Centers of Excellence

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 16, 2012) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) named a Colorado agency-university collaboration as one of the nation’s five new Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence. 

Veteran Student Services setting national standard on vet support

Veterans Student Services at CU Denver sets national standard for vet support

DENVER (Oct. 16, 2012) - Cameron Cook, veteran student services manager, says the University of Colorado Denver's Office of Veteran Student Services is well on its way to becoming a national model.

Anschutz Health and Wellness stage for education

Chef Neville talks about his sweet potato recipes

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 16, 2012) - The ONE campaign was brought to the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center to educate and bring awareness of global hunger.

Making the dream a reality

ESL Academy students celebrated at graduation ceremony

DENVER (Oct. 17, 2012) - “Have you ever had a dream and made it happen?” asked Anwar Ali during a presentation to her fellow students and supporters at the Oct. 12 graduation ceremonies in CU Denver’s ESL Academy.

Banners spruce up CU Denver education corridor

Crews install new CU Denver banners in the education corridor in downtown Denver

DENVER (Oct. 17, 2012) - The University of Colorado Denver campus is ablaze with new signs that identify the CU Denver education corridor.

2012 Academic Athletes honored

DENVER (Oct. 17, 2012) - The CU Denver Academic Athletes recently were honored during an event in the Lawrence Street Center. It is a program sponsored and hosted by the CU Denver Alumni Association.

Forum addresses concerns about research and creative activities

CU Denver faculty members learn about research options at the Research Forum

DENVER (Oct. 18, 2012) - Submitting research grant proposals can be daunting, so it's helpful to know that the university offers resources to ease the process for faculty members. A Research Forum explained the resources available.

Krugman and Hamman selected as Distinguished Professors

Richard D. Krugman, MD and , MD, DrPH

DENVER (Oct. 18, 2012) - Among the CU faculty names to be considered by the Board of Regents for designation as Distinguished Professor are Richard Krugman and Richard Hamman.

Starting a 'supergroup' for Down syndrome research

Tom Blumenthal makes a presentation at the First LCI Down Syndrome Symposium at Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 19, 2012) - Through the work of the Linda Crnic Institute (LCI) for Down Syndrome and the institute's $1 million in challenge grants, "a supergroup" for Down syndrome research is being formed.

Weight loss does not lower heart disease risk in adults with type 2 diabetes

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 19, 2012) – An intensive diet and exercise program resulting in weight loss does not reduce cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke in people with longstanding type 2 diabetes.

Chancellor Elliman emphasizes student success in State of the University

Chancellor Don Elliman delivers his State of the University speech at CU Denver

DENVER (Oct. 22, 2012) - Putting student success at the core of the university's mission while taking creative approaches to the funding puzzle were central themes of Chancellor Don Elliman's State of the University address this morning.

Marks says Anschutz Medical Campus must be architect of change

Lilly Marks delivers her State of the University speech at Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 22, 2012) - The Anschutz Medical Campus is well-versed in adaptability, and as changes loom on the federal health care and budget landscapes, the campus is poised to meet the challenges with its trademark innovation and flexibility.

The Lynx needs a name


DENVER (Oct. 23, 2012) - Rocky the Mountain Lion. Dinger the Dinosaur. Gill the Cutthroat. Soon we'll add ________ the Lynx to the pantheon of lovable Colorado mascots. But your help is needed.

Film showcases College of Nursing history

Susan Hagedorn, Therese Jones and  Victoria Erickson

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 23, 2012) - The CU College of Nursing 110-year history of teaching, caring and research is showcased in a film shown during the Arts in Medicine program on Oct. 22 in the Fulginiti Pavilion on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

“Mix” of voices qualifies for top competition

Mix in recording studio

DENVER (Oct. 23 2012) - They are eight voices that sing as one. No instruments, just voices. And, CU Denver’s a cappella group Mix has proven that it ranks among the very best.

CU Denver hosts government career panel

Women in government panel

DENVER (Oct. 24, 2012) - The Women's Resource Center, Career Center, and Expereriental Learning Center hosted a 'Women in Government' career panel today on the Auraria Campus.

Study shows whites twice as likely as blacks to get CPR from bystanders

CPR training

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 24, 2012) – Researchers found that those who suffer cardiac arrests in wealthy, white neighborhoods are nearly twice as likely to get cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) than people who collapse in poor, black neighborhoods.

Grant to support partnerships with community colleges

Students on Denver Campus

DENVER (Oct. 25, 2012) – Grant awarded to help degree completion for undergraduate students transferring from community colleges.

Bioengineering welcomes prospective undergrad students

Students learn about new program

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 26, 2012) - The new undergraduate program of bioengineering hosted an open house for prospective students.

CRISP advances importance of preventive services

Dr. Allison Kempe receives a research award

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 26, 2012) - The mission of the Center for Research in Implementation Science and Prevention is to advance the understanding of how to get effective preventive services to be widely implemented.

At-large Regent candidates debate range of issues

At-large Regent candidates debate at Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 26, 2012) - The four candidates for an at-large Board of Regents seat debated ways to maintain affordable and high-quality education, and shared views on grade forgiveness, privatized programs and conceal-carry gun permits.

CU Denver hosts annual fall Open House

A family learns about health science opportunities

DENVER (Oct. 29, 2012) - The annual fall CU Denver Open House was hosted yesterday at the Auraria Events Center.

CU Denver hosts Majors Fair

Modern Language professor speaks to a prospective student

DENVER (Oct. 30, 2012) - The third annual Majors Fair was hosted by the Career Center today on the Auraria Campus.

Anschutz Medical Campus students work to serve community

Tribute pledge cards are shown in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 30, 2012) - In the wake of last summer's theater shooting, a coalition of students at the Anschutz Medical Campus came together to do, as one student says, "something constructive from something so destructive."

Surviving Cancer in rural Colorado

Rural Colorado

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 30,2012) - Surviving cancer requires months of grueling treatments and life-saving therapies that can have long-lasting effects on the quality of life of a survivor and his/her family.

Hippies, Pirates and storybook characters highlight Halloween contest

Registrar's Office dresses as Hippies for the annual Staff Council Halloween Contest

DENVER (Oct. 31, 2012) - The Hippies of the Registrar's Office -- a tie-dye-wearing, peace-signing, flower-waving brigade fresh from Woodstock -- took top honors in this year's Staff Council Halloween Contest.

Study to examine zero-calorie diet drinks vs. water

Glass of water

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 31, 2012) - New study will examine if zero calorie drinks offer the same benefits during weight loss as water.

Exhibit showcases ideas for Japan post WWII

DENVER (Oct. 31, 2012) - On the first floor lobby of the CU Denver (Dravo) Building get a look at ideas for a great modern city following war and destruction. The exhibit is Struggling Cities: from Japanese Urban Projects in the 1960s.

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