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Problem of human trafficking discussed at Buechner Breakfast

Panelists discuss problem of human trafficking at February's Buechner Breakfast

DENVER - About 1,000 people were arrested in the United States last year for human trafficking schemes, but that's just "skimming the surface" of a national scourge that exists in the shadows, said a federal agent who specializes in trafficking cases.

Clinton Foundation highlights work of Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

Anschutz Health and Wellness Center honored by Clinton Foundation

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 5, 2013) – The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center has been recognized by the Clinton Foundation for its pledge to reduce childhood obesity.

Colorado statehouse welcomes CU Denver student veterans

Colorado statehouse welcomes CU Denver student veterans

DENVER (Feb. 5, 2013) – "Boots to Suits", a program originally meant to pair the veterans with mentors in the business world, is now enlisting mentors from public service and government.

Struessel recognized for journal article

Tami Struessel

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 5, 2013) - Tami Struessel, senior instructor, School of Medicine's Physical Therapy Program was honored with an award for her manuscript on physical therapy.

Lee co-authors work involving cities in Thailand

DENVER (Feb. 5, 2013) - Yuk Lee, professor of Planning, co-authored an article invovling cities in Thailand.

Franklin published new works and served on four conference panels

Jeff Franklin

DENVER (Feb. 5, 2013) - Jeff Franklin, professor of English and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences associate dean for Undergraduate Curriculum and Student Affairs, has been recognized for multiple articles recently published.

New CU Denver Lynx Mascot

Have you ever named a university mascot? Juliana Valera has. The integrative biology student won the “Name Your Mascot” contest for the brand-new University of Colorado Denver Lynx mascot.

Student says Milo name fills bill for urban campus

Student Juliana Valera stands with Milo the Lynx, the mascot she named

DENVER - Milo. The name of the University of Colorado Denver's new mascot popped into the head of CU Denver graduate student Juliana Valera while she was riding on light rail.

Milo the Lynx makes rousing entrance

Milo the Lynx appears at CU Denver

DENVER (Feb. 7, 2013) - In a Spirit Thursday that pulsed with more energy than a glitzy NBA game intro, University of Colorado Denver students, faculty and staff today welcomed a furry and energetic new member to the campus community -- Milo the Lynx.

Film made by CU Denver grad selected for SXSW Film Fest

Film about tiny house living made by CU Denver grad to premiere at SXSW Film Fest

DENVER (Feb. 7, 2013) - “TINY: A Story About Living Small,” a film made by a University of Colorado Denver graduate, will premiere at the prestigious SXSW Film Festival in March.

Grant funding will support nursing master's degree programs

AURORA, Colo. Feb. 7, 2013 - Grant funds Adult, Family and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner master’s degree options to for geriatric needs.

Chopra honored for ‘exemplary commitment’

Ritu Chopra

DENVER (Feb. 7, 2013) - Ritu Chopra, professor in the School of Education and Human Devlopment, recieved the 2012 Colorado TED Excellence in Teacher Educator Award.

Professor views project as way to open doors to housekeepers

Assistant Professor Andres Lema-Hincapie stands between custodians Aurelio Barranca-Osorio and Angelica Reaves

DENVER (Feb. 12, 2013) - Andres Lema-Hincapie's work in the Department of Modern Languages is about opening doors -- to language, to culture, to art.

New program to curb opioid prescription drug overdoses

Prescription drugs

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 12, 2013) – A new training program to help stem the epidemic of opioid prescription-related overdoses and unintentional deaths has won the endorsement of the Colorado Medical Society and COPIC.

Donors thanked for transformative contributions to university

Dr. Donald Bennallack is welcomed to the stage by CU Foundation Chair Carl "Spike" Eklund

DENVER (Feb. 7, 2013) - Stories of life-changing university research, and the people who make it possible, were celebrated at the Sixth Annual Donor Recognition Dinner.

New interchange called critical access point to Anschutz Medical Campus

Congressman Ed Perlmutter talks about the partnerships that led to the 17th Place intersection

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 12, 2013) - Officials cut the ribbon on the 17th Place-Interstate 225 interchange Monday morning, ushering in an important access to the Anschutz Medical Campus. The bridge is expected to open to public use by March 1.

Martinez Day proclaimed by Denver Mayor

Dr. Donna Langston-Martinez

DENVER (Feb. 12, 2013) - Denver Mayor proclaimed Jan. 31, 2013 as "Dr. Donna Langston-Martinez Day".

Ott publishes two new essays

Brian Ott

DENVER (Feb. 12, 2013) - Brian Ott, associate professor in communication, has published two co-authored essays.

College Music Society selects Coe for ambassadorship

Dr. Judith Coe

DENVER (Feb. 12, 2013) - The College of Music Society has selected Judith Coe, associate professor of Music, College of Arts & Media, to serve as their inaugural ambassador to Ireland.

‘Tough love’ needed to turn around low-performing schools

Child with wind spinner

DENVER (Feb. 13, 2013) - Study finds small, incremental efforts in work to turnaround low-performing schools seldom succeed.

President Benson says he wants 'interim' removed from Chancellor Elliman's title

CU President Benson addresses a forum at the CU Denver campus

DENVER -- Saying Chancellor Don Elliman "will take this campus farther and faster than anybody you could imagine," University of Colorado President Bruce Benson today said the "interim" should be removed from Elliman's title.

Special mention for Thenhaus’ project for abandoned silos

Clark Thenhaus

DENVER (Feb. 14, 2013) - Clark Thenhaus, lecturer in the Department of Architecture, received a Special Mentions in the Infrastructural Transformation Category in the d3 Unbuilt Visions 2012 Competition.

Crane appointed CSPH associate dean for Academic Affairs

Lori Crane

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 14, 2013) - Colorado School of Public Health professor and department chair, Lori Crane, has been chosen as the school's new associate dean for Academic Affairs.

Bioinnovation and Entrepreneurship opens doors to students

Students attend a class as part of the Bioinnovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate at Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 19, 2013) - Carsten Schnatwinkel, who has a PhD in molecular cell biology, is discovering career avenues he hadn't previously considered thanks to a certificate program in Bioinnovation and Entrepreneurship.

App launched for Anschutz Medical Campus

New app is available featuring information about the Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 19, 2013) -- 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.

MIX wins Mile High Vocal Jam competition

MIX performs at the Mile High Vocal Jam on Saturday

DENVER (Feb. 19, 2013) - The University of Colorado Denver's Commercial Voice Program swept Saturday's Mile High Vocal Jam competition at the King Center. MIX and the 9th Street Singers took first and second place, respectively.

Development of Denver’s Skyline Park is setting for Komara’s essay

Ann Komara

DENVER (Feb. 19, 2013) - Associate Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture Ann Komara wrote an essay for a special issue of Landscape Journal.

Johnson invited to present at international conference on math education

Heather Johnson

DENVER (Feb. 19, 2013) - Assistant Professor Heather Johnson, PhD, School of Education and Human Development has been invited by the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction to present a recent paper.

2013 Alumni Rock Bottom Ruckus raises scholarship dollars

Alums of CU Denver raise money

DENVER (Feb. 20, 2012) – CU Denver alumni, administrators and well wishers turned out in cowboy boots and western wear on Feb. 17 for this year’s Rock Bottom Ruckus.

Admission Promise creates pipeline for community college students

A CCD student receives advising from Admission Promise coordinator Nimol Hen

DENVER (Feb. 21, 2013) - The many routes to attaining a bachelor's degree can be confusing. That's where Admission Promise steps in, easing the transition to a premier university -- specifically, the University of Colorado Denver.

Minority Affairs Committee shares feedback from diversity groups

Brenda Allen makes a point during inclusion and diversity dialogue at Auraria Library

DENVER (Feb. 21, 2013) - The Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) led a wide-ranging discussion about underrepresented students and the issues they face -- including financial aid, academic support, campus climate and integration -- at a recent meeting.

University Communications volunteers at Food Bank of the Rockies

University Communications team members volunteer at Food Bank of the Rockies

DENVER (Feb. 22, 2013) - Multiple teams of volunteers rolled up their sleeves to lend a helping hand this month at the Food Bank of the Rockies as part of the CU in the Community program.

Don Elliman named chancellor of CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus

Don Elliman named chancellor of CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus

DENVER (Feb. 22, 2013) - CU President Bruce D. Benson announced the selection of Don Elliman as chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.

Maymester provides opportunity to explore new field and fulfill requirements

Positive, convivial, intense, gratifying, experiential, passionate, life-altering—these are just some of the words that faculty and students use to describe their experiences in a Maymester class.

Business School students compete in Commodity Trading Challenge

An Undergraduate team from the CU Denver Business School competes in Trading Challenge

DENVER (Feb. 26, 2013) - Students in the University of Colorado Denver Business School are getting the chance to trade actual commodities in real time through the CME Group Commodity Trading Challenge.

University and Ogilvy partner on global business education

Students rush to their next class at International College Beijing

DENVER (Feb. 26, 2013) - CU Denver and Ogilvy PR announce a new program to educate CU Denver students about global business and communications skills through an intensive public relations planning course in China.

TRIO supporters celebrate and rally for student services programs

CU Denver student Samantha Miles talks as an Achiever Speaker at TRIO Day

DENVER (Feb. 26, 2013) - TRiO supporters gathered to both celebrate and rally for continued funding of the outreach programs that currently serve thousands of low-income university students, including 165 at CU Denver.

Professor shares passion for anthropology with students

Charles Musiba talks about early human fossils during Scientists in Action program

DENVER - After fielding questions about rare bones, cool discoveries and tough excavations, Charles Musiba, Ph.D., was asked a more personal question: "Do you like what you do, and why?"

CU Denver Student Life is hiring a student justice

DENVER (Feb. 26, 2013) - CU Denver Student Life is hiring a justice. The primary role of the student justice is to interpret the Student Government Association (SGA) Constitution and resolve appeals from students.

Kittelson thanked for six years of leadership for the Colorado Biostatistical Consortium

John Kittelson directs Colorado Biostatistical Consortium

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 26, 2013) - John Kittelson, Ph.D., who spearheaded the effort to open a dedicated center for biostatistical consultation at the university, has elected to step down as director of the Colorado Biostatistics Consortium (CBC).

Albino honored as 2013 Distinguished Psychologist in Management Award

Albino honored as 2013 Distinguished Psychologist in Management

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 26, 2013) - The Society of Psychologists in Management (SPIM) has awarded Colorado School of Public Health Associate Dean Judith Albino, Ph.D., the Distinguished Psychologist in Management Award for 2013.

Pension studies point toward surplus deferred compensation

Piggy bank, pennies and Benjamin Franklin

DENVER (Feb. 28, 2013) - Two CU Denver Business School professors indicate a large level of surplus deferred compensation and near-retirement salary growth among both K-12 and university employees.

Johnson spoke at Developmental Biology Conference

Aaron Johnson

DENVER (Feb. 28, 2013) - Aaron Johnson, Biology, was invited to present his paper at a conference earlier this month in Utah.

Vidali publishes in Journal of Medical Humanities

Amy Vidali

DENVER (Feb. 28, 2013) - Amy Vidali, English, published a paper in the Journal of Medical Humanities.

Martinez presented paper in Rome

Donna Martinez

DENVER (Feb. 28, 2013) - Donna Martinez, Ethnic Studies, traveled to Rome, Italy to present a paper at the 5th World Conference on Educational Sciences.

Johnston honored for work to prevent birth defects

Richard Johnston Jr., MD

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 28, 2013) - Richard Johnston Jr., MD, is being honored with the Godfrey Oakley Award.

Furfari tapped as associate director for Preceptorships

Kristin Furfari

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 28, 2013) - Kristin Furfari, MD, has been selected as the new associate director for Preceptorships.

Newman named to Best Doctors List for occupational medicine

Lee Newman, MD

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 28, 2013) - Lee Newman, MD, was named among the top five percent of doctors in the U.S.

Communication faculty and students participate at Western States Communication Association Meeting

Communication group at the WSCA conference

DENVER (Feb. 28, 2013) - A group of Communication faculty and students participated at Western States Communication Association Meeting earlier this month.

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