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University receives Grand Challenges Explorations funds

Dr. Arunprakash Karunanithi, Assistant Professor in the department of Civil Engineering

DENVER (Nov. 1, 2012) – The University of Colorado Denver announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Authentic Powwow held for American Indian Heritage month

Native dancers

DENVER (Nov. 1, 2012) - The first annual American Idian Student Services Powwow was held on the Auraria Campus to kick off American Indian Heritage month.

Anschutz Medical Campus launches own website

Anschutz Medical Campus website

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 2, 2012) - The Anschutz Medical Campus has a brand-new website that's every bit as inviting, vibrant and innovative as the campus it serves.

Addressing the need for future teachers

High School students involved with Pathways2Teaching

DENVER (Nov. 2, 2012) - CU Denver's School of Education and Human Development is working to increase the number of teachers of color through their program Pathways2Teaching.

Mix a cappella hits all the right notes

Mix a cappella singing group finished second at national singing competition

DENVER (Nov. 5, 2012) – One weekend at the national SoJam competition in Raleigh, N.C., is all it took for CU Denver’s a cappella singing group to make its biggest splash yet.

Pharmacy homecoming spans time and locations

School of Pharmacy students celebrated the CU homecoming game.

AURORA and BOULDER, Colo. (Nov. 5, 2012) - Over the weekend, several dozen alums who have pursued pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences at CU gathered to participate in the third annual official homecoming festivities.

Academy Award is just the beginning for CU Denver alumnus

DENVER (Nov. 6, 2012) – It’s not often that a recent college graduate serves as a co-producer, videographer, and assistant editor on an Academy Award winning film, which makes Aaron Kopp’s story so intriguing.

Program makes science and math fun for middle-schoolers

Students in Robotics Club at Englewood Learning Academy watch a robot drive on the floor

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (Nov. 6, 2012) - From the moment you walk in the door to Robotics Club at Englewood Learning Academy, there's something different about this class. Motorized robots blink, roll on the floor and even belt out popular songs.

Election Day Watch Party hosted

Students take pictures with Obama and Romney

DENVER (Nov. 6, 2012) - An Election Day Watch Party was held on the Auraria Campus today for students to stay informed about the day's events.

CU Denver election party put in worldwide spotlight

CU Denver students are interviewed on election night by BBC reporter Lerato Mbele

DENVER (Nov. 6, 2012) - As more swing states turned blue on the CNN Electoral College map, the cheers grew louder in Associate Professor Tony Robinson's house. Jia Meeks, a political science major at the University of Colorado Denver, shook his head.

Twelve students from university receive ARCS scholarships

AMC students receive ARCS scholarships

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 7, 2012) - Achievement Rewards for College Scientists scholarships were given today to nine students at the Anschutz Medical Campus and three at the University of Colorado Denver.

Solving the generation gap issues in the workplace

Wayne Cascio speaks on the different generations at work

DENVER and AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 7, 2012) - Business School Professor Wayne Cascio gave a brown bag presentation on the four different generations that are co-existing in today's workplace.

Club sports take off at CU Denver

The CU Denver hockey team plays in front of a section of CU Denver supporters at the season-opening game.

DENVER (Nov. 8, 2012) - What started with men's hockey last year has snowballed into an avalanche of interest in club sports at the University of Colorado Denver.

Ceremony pays tribute to courage, commitment of veterans

Student ROTC

DENVER (Nov. 8, 2012) - Honor, courage and commitment were highlighted as virtues of American service men and women during a Veterans Day observance at Tivoli Commons this morning.

Emergency exercise conducted in Building 500

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 8, 2012) - An emergency exercise was conducted today in Building 500 on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Safe Campus Night is a community effort

Students on the Auraria Campus

DENVER (Nov. 9, 2012) - The seventh annual Safe Campus Night was held to find problem areas around the Auraria Campus.

Design-Build club works to connect students with professionals

CU Denver students in Design-Build club tour a construction site in Denver

DENVER (Nov. 12, 2012) - Just as the design-build system relies on collaboration between architects and builders, the university's student chapter of the Design Build Institute of America hinges on collaborations between students and professionals.

MBA students get job-search guidance from Andrew Hudson

Andrew Hudson

DENVER (Nov. 12, 2012) - “Tell me about yourself,” job-search guru Andrew Hudson said to a congregation of current students, professors and alumni on a recent Friday evening in downtown Denver.

Five Points benefits from CAP and community collaboration

Five Points art installation is 'about the hopes and dreams of a community'

DENVER (Nov. 13, 2012) - An art project came to life in the Five Points neighborhood as a result of a collaborative effort, including the University of Colorado Denver and community groups.

Amendment 64 does not change existing CU campus policies


DENVER (Nov. 13, 2012) - The passage of Amendment 64 by state voters allows adults to purchase up to one ounce of marijuana at regulated retail outlets. The measure does not alter existing CU campus policies.

Lunch with Lawmakers featuring Jovan Melton

Jovan Melton

DENVER (Nov. 13, 2012) - The monthly Lunch with Lawmakers was held today with special guest Jovan Melton.

November's Stop and Serve for Project C.U.R.E.

Students work on hats for Stop and Serve

DENVER (Nov. 14, 2012) - The Experiential Learning Center's 'Stop and Serve' for November was held to benefit Project C.U.R.E.

School of Medicine Faculty Senate unanimously endorses petition

Assistant Professor Chad Kautzer addresses the School of Medicine's Faculty Senate

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 14, 2012) - The School of Medicine Faculty Senate voted unanimously to support a petition that asks to activate the university's legislative lobby to restore jurisdiction of firearms policy to the Board of Regents.

Concealed Carry on campus Q&A

DENVER (Nov. 14, 2012) - Questions & Answers are offered as additional clarification on how the law regarding Weapons Concealed Carry applies to our campus locations.

Festive Veterans Day celebration takes place despite snow

Members of the CU Denver Veteran Team play flag football in the Veterans Day tournament

DENVER (Nov. 15, 2012) - Despite snow flurries and frigid temperatures, a festive day of football, fireworks and other activities took place on the Auraria Campus on Saturday to commemorate Veterans Day.

Music and the mind is focus of first CNS brain program

Professor Hector Rasgado-Flores talks about music and the mind at Brain Series

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 15, 2012) - The mysteries of the interplay between music and the brain were explored in an entertaining program at the new Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities on the Anschutz Medical Campus on Wednesday.

Hamman and Krugman receive Distinguished Professor awards

Dr. Richard Krugman, Chris Bowman and Dr. Richard Hamman pose with their Distinguished Professor awards

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 15, 2012) - The visionary work of Richard D. Krugman, MD, and Richard F. Hamman, MD, DrPH, was celebrated today as the scholars and leaders received Distinguished Professor honors from the Board of Regents.

The Great American Smokeout

Great American Smokeout

DENVER (Nov. 16, 2012) - The Great American Smokeout is a day designed to help people quit smoking or even begin the thought of quitting.

Statement regarding judge’s order on public disclosure

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 16, 2012) - Judge Sylvester modified the order that previously prevented the University from responding to requests under the Colorado Open Records Act.

The Beat goes on for Mix A Cappella Singers

Mix a cappella singers

DENVER (Nov. 19, 2012) - The magic started at auditions for the 2012- 2013 school year. The former UCD6 a capella group grew from six members to eight, renamed itself “Mix”, and instantly took the country by storm.

Physical Therapy students score for second time

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 19, 2012) - Students from the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program in the School of Medicine are this year's recipients of the Physical Therapy Association Student Advocacy Challenge Award for the second consecutive year.

Online magazine Confluence promotes greatness of Denver

Higher education is a focus area for Confluence electronic magazine

DENVER (Nov. 20, 2012) - Back in the mid-1980s then-Denver Mayor Frederico Pena invited residents to "Imagine a Great City." Now the city's greatness is highlighted in an online magazine, Confluence.

CAP students design affordable housing

CAP Students

DENVER (Nov. 20, 2012) - Students in the interdisciplinary Urban Housing course this semester researched, facilitated and designed three affordable housing charrette projects. The result were presented at the Housing Colorado Now!

School of Pharmacy students collect food for low-income families

School of Pharmacy students collected food for Colfax Community Network

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 26, 2012) - Almost 2,000 items were collected in a recent food drive conducted by students in the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

York named 2013 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow

Jake Adam York

DENVER (Nov. 27, 2012) - Jake Adam York, an associate professor of English at the University of Colorado Denver, has been named a 2013 Literature Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts.

School of Pharmacy student assists in hurricane relief

Stephen Lee, a Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences student, displays medicine he distributed in New York

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 27, 2012) - Stephen Lee, a student in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, called his recent trip to New York City to help patients affected by Hurricane Sandy "a humbling experience."

New tools to help fight pancreatic cancer

Laparoscopic Whipple procedure

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 28, 2012) – Patients at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) are now among very few in the world to gain the benefit of one of the most advanced minimally-invasive techniques in surgery of the pancreas.

Symposium markets NVTI services to national audience

NVTI Training Solutions Director Vaune Shelbourn gives an introduction at the NVTI Symposium in Denver

DENVER (Nov. 28, 2012) - The National Veterans' Training Institute is about a lot more than job training skills for veterans. That's the message being conveyed at a national symposium this week.

Website upgrade Dec. 1-2 may result in outages

DENVER and AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 28, 2012) - An update scheduled for this coming weekend, Dec. 1-2, 2012, will mean intermittent outages to the CU Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus websites.

A new partnership for the food pantry

Food pantry at Auraria Campus

DENVER (Nov. 27, 2012) - The food pantry on the Auraria Campus recently began a partnership with the Food Bank of the Rockies so volunteers are able to donate hours for food.

Documentary Inspire Me! Africa premiere

DENVER (Nov. 29, 2012) - A new documentary film "Inspire Me! Africa" takes audience members on a journey with University of Colorado Denver students and alumni who are teachers by profession.

World AIDS Day offers prevention tips

Students get information at World AIDS Day

DENVER (Nov. 30, 2012) - World AIDS Day is a time for people to learn the facts about AIDS and also prevention tips.

High school students get preview of medical school

High school students get preview of medical school

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 30, 2012) – More than 100 high school students from Douglas County took a pre-med class at the School of Medicine’s Center for Professional Excellence (CAPE) at the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Zweck-Bronner honored with CU Excellence in Leadership Award

Zweck-Bronner accepts award

DENVER (Nov. 30, 2012) - Steve Zweck-Bronner was awarded the University-wide Excellence in Leadership Award during today’s annual luncheon hosted by the Excellence in Leadership Program.

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