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News from January 2013:

Three finalists chosen for CAM dean

DENVER (Jan. 2, 2013) - Provost Roderick Nairn and the College of Arts & Media Dean Search Committee announce that three candidates have been identified as finalists from a distinguished group of applicants. They will visit for interviews soon.

Buechner Breakfast examines Denver budget

Panelists discuss Denver's budget at the January Buechner Breakfast

DENVER (Jan. 7, 2013) - After the November election, Denver is heading into its most stabilized budget in years, but challenges remain to find efficiencies and promote revenue growth. This was the subject of Friday's Buechner Breakfast.

Timely reminders boost child immunization rates

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 7, 2013) – New research from the Children’s Outcomes Research Program shows that timely reminders are more effective at increasing immunization rates among preschool children than those from primary care practices.

Bette Smith named Administrative Director of J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities

Bette Smith named Administrative Director of J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities

DENVER (Jan. 7, 2013) - The University of Colorado Denver Business School announced Bette Smith as the Administrative Director of the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities.

Gloor elected vice president of music educators association

Storm Gloor elected vice president of music educators association

DENVER (Jan. 7, 2013) - Storm Gloor, an assistant professor in Music and Entertainment Industry Studies in the College of Arts & Media, was recently elected vice president of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association.

Taking a social justice approach to ending violence against women

Beth Richie discusses violence against women at Center on Domestic Violence workshop

DENVER (Jan. 8, 2013) - Violence against women is complicated by social status, public policy and the ways that anti-violence work has been organized. The "Arrested Justice" conference focused on these topics.

CU Denver rolls out powerful statement for coming year

University of Colorado Denver campus

DENVER (Jan. 15, 2013) - New academic programs. Construction of our "front door" Academic Building. The unveiling of a mascot. The University of Colorado Denver's 40th anniversary. Those are but a few of the highlights of the new year.

Drugged driving laws show little impact

DENVER (Jan. 14, 2013) – A new study by economists at the University of Colorado Denver and Montana State University reveals that so-called “per se” drugged driving laws have no discernible impact on traffic fatalities.

University colleauges to participate in Governor's implementation task force on Amendment 64

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 14, 2013) - Four university colleauges have been selected to participate in Governor's task force in relation to Amendment 64.

Book on craft and contemporary art earns accolades for Buszek

Maria Buszek

DENVER (Jan. 14, 2013) - College of Arts & Media Associate Professor of Art History Maria Elena Buszek, PhD, has been awarded this year's LoPresti Prize for Excellence in Art Publishing.

Program makes pharmacy come to life for youngsters

Aurora students display their certificates after participating in pharmacy exercises at Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 15, 2013) - More than 400 students from elementary and middle schools throughout Aurora descended upon the Anschutz Medical Campus recently and discovered what it’s like to be a pharmacist.

Big plans highlight coming year at Anschutz Medical Campus

Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo.

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 15, 2013) - It's been said that "planning is everything." At the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus that couldn't be more true as plans abound for the campus as well as the schools and colleges.

EHS conducts chemical removal in North Classroom lab

Hazardous materials crew members remove a chemical from the North Classroom

DENVER (Jan. 15, 2013) - The Environmental Health and Safety Department recently came upon a lab at the University of Colorado Denver that had ethyl ether that had been stored in the lab for several years.

University online graduate programs ranked by magazine

A student studies at her computer at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus

DENVER and AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 15, 2013) - Online graduate degree programs in Business, Education and Nursing have been ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2013 Best Online Education Program rankings.

Amplifying Auraria art

Students in the Public Art class at CU Denver restore a sculpture on the Auraria Campus.

DENVER (Jan. 17, 2013) - A project led by the University of Colorado Denver to spruce up a landmark sculpture on the Auraria Campus has grown into a wider effort to better maintain and promote public art on the downtown campus.

International College Beijing offers a life-changing experience

International College Beijing offers life-changing experience for students

BEIJING (Jan. 17, 2013) - The growing ICB program allows CU Denver students to study in China while Chinese students study here. The results are life-changing.

Choline in infants can prevent schizophrenia


AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 17, 2013) - Choline, when given as a dietary supplement in the last two trimesters of pregnancy and in early infancy, is showing a lower rate of physiological schizophrenic risk factors in infants 33 days old.

Physician, research exchange for CU and Zhejiang University

Dr. Edil (right) consulting patient at Zhejiang University College of Medicine, Hangzhou, China

HANGZHOU, China (Jan. 21, 2013) - The agreement lets CU physicians and researchers work in Hangzhou where the can observe and treat conditions prevalent in China but less so in the U.S.

University leaders build Habitat for Humanity home

University leadership members prepare to work on Habitat for Humanity home

DENVER (Jan. 17, 2013) - A dozen members of the university leadership team donned hard hats and wielded hammers, paint brushes and tape measurers to help build a Habitat for Humanity home in northeast Denver on Jan. 17.

Eight Diversity and Excellence grants awarded to university

Eight Diversity and Excellence grants awarded to university

DENVER and AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 21, 2013) - The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Denver received $22,359 in Diversity and Excellence grants for 2012-13.

Teske included among influential education policy scholars

Dean Paul Teske

DENVER (Jan. 17, 2013) - Dean Paul Teske, School of Public Affairs, is included for the second year in a ranking of the most influential American scholars in the education policy arena.

Udi's offers healthy food option in Business School

Udi's restaurant opens concept store in CU Denver's Business School

DENVER (Jan. 22, 2013) - Udi's opened a new concept store this morning in the Business School's main floor lobby. The cafe and juice bar offers grab-n-go selections that are featured at other Udi's restaurants

Mini-STEM School launches at CU Denver

CU Denver Graduate School launches Mini-STEM School

DENVER (Jan. 22, 2013) – Known as the STEM subjects, the words alone can be intimidating --science, technology, engineering and math. But these disciplines are the foundation for careers today and far into the future.

Barton chairs National Nursing Centers Consortium board

Amy Barton

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 22, 2013) - College of Nursing’s Amy Barton, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor, associate dean for Clinical and Community Affairs gave the welcome address at the National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC) member conference Nov. 28.

Feed the Need works to end hunger on the Auraria Campus

Deherrera and Ortega welcome donations

DENVER (Jan. 24, 2013) - Feed the Need program looks to get large food donations for food pantry's on all Auraria Campus institutions.

Bioengineer working toward breakthrough in prosthetic technology

Student Jacob Segil and Richard Weir, PhD, are developing advanced hand prosthetics in a lab at CU Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo. - When people lose an arm or a leg, the nerves that control the limbs continue sending signals to the muscles left behind. Decoding those signals is the goal of a university researcher.

Schwartz receives Extraordinary Service Award at AMC Medical Staff dinner

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 24, 2013) - Erica Schwartz, director of the College of Nursing’s Midwifery Practices was honored with the Extraordinary Service Award.

Ibrahim leads spiritual-cultural assessment workshop

DENVER (Jan. 24, 2013) - Farah A. Ibrahim, School of Education & Human Development, presented a workshop on Jan. 17 at the American Psychological Association’s National Multicultural Conference and Summit in Houston.

Benefits, challenges of making health care safer and better

Classroom at CU College of Nursing

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 28, 2013) – Improving the way budding doctors and nurses are taught, bringing those professions together in the classroom and clinical settings, and measuring the results, has been a challenge, according to study.

CU Night at the Stock Show

President Benson and Regent Chair Carrigan

DENVER (Jan. 29, 2013) - The annual CU Night at the Stock Show went off without a hitch over the weekend to a large and very excited CU alumni crowd.

Construction slated for CU medical facility in Guatemala

Construction slated for CU medical facility in Guatemala

GUATEMALA (Jan. 29, 2013) - Construction of a new medical facility in Guatemala is slated to begin in March, marking the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s first long-term presence in a developing nation.

Festive groundbreaking set for Academic Building 1

Academic Building One will go up at Larimer Street and Speer Boulevard

DENVER (Jan. 29, 2013) - University and city leaders will plunge shovels into earth on Thursday morning, marking the start of construction on a signature building in CU Denver's 40-year history downtown.

Common READ program highlights social justice

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

DENVER and AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 31, 2013) - This year's Common Community READ program is gearing up with the book The New Jim Crow.

University and city leaders break ground on new academic building

CU Denver and city leaders dig into earth at Speer and Larimer for Academic Building 1 groundbreaking

DENVER (Jan. 31, 2013) - In a ceremony that cast an eye back on history, but mostly looked forward to how CU Denver and its signature new "cornerstone" will further enhance the city and region, the academic building started to become a reality today.

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