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University recognized for outstanding electricity savings

Research 1 on the Anschutz Medical Campus

DENVER (March 5, 2013) - Research 1 on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora is included among the 2013 Xcel Energy Efficiency Expo awardees.

Metal prototype machine may revolutionize biomedical research

Researchers stand next to new 3D metal prototype machine

AURORA, Colo. (March 5, 2013) - Thanks to a Veterans Administration grant, the CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus/VA Biomechatronics Development Lab now has a cutting-edge metal 3D printer that could revolutionize bioengineering research.

Proposal calls for bold new vision for education funding

Sen. Michael Johnston discusses aspects of his school finance bill at the Buechner Breakfast on March 1.

DENVER (March 5, 2013) - With Colorado's K-12 students mired in widening achievement gaps, deepening poverty and lagging school funding, a state coalition believes it has devised a strategy to turn the system around.

Researchers discover gene that causes obesity in mice

DNA sequence

AURORA, Colo. (March 5, 2013) - Researchers have discovered that deleting a specific gene in mice prevents them from becoming obese even on a high fat diet, a finding they believe may be replicated in humans.

Step Afrika! highlights many cultures

Step Afrika! performance

DENVER (March 6, 2013) - Step Afrika! brought historical stepping to the CU Denver stage in a recent performance.

Human Resources team pitches in at Food Bank of the Rockies

Human Resources team poses for a picture at Food Bank of the Rockies after volunteering at the warehouse

DENVER (March 7, 2013) - The university's Human Resources Office this year chose to donate its time in the CU in the Community campaign to the Food Bank of the Rockies.

Program celebrates scrappy and spirited history of university

Panelists talk at 40th anniversary commemoration at CU Denver

DENVER (March 8, 2013) - One faculty member shared stories of a scrappy and spirited young university. A graduate remembered "a compact, pure education." A former dean recalled the tumultuous path to become a respected research institution.

March of Dimes recognizes CU researchers; Join the walk

DENVER (March 8, 2013) - Nanette Santoro and James McManaman, School of Medicine, accepted an award recently from the March of Dimes honoring the University of Colorado for Excellence in Research. You can help, join the March for Babies, April 27.

Graduate programs make their mark in latest school rankings

Denver Campus and Anschutz Medical Campus

Denver (March 12, 2013) - Graduate programs at CU Denver and the Anschutz Medical Campus continued to make their mark nationally, according to the latest US News & World Report rankings.

Mechanical engineers & motorsports on the move

Interior of the renovated 5th Street Hub

DENVER (March 14, 2013) - Ron Rorrer, PhD, PE has new facility at the recently renovated 5th Street Hub which is now home for Rorrer’s senior design students and their projects, including race cars.

New officers elected for 2013-2014 year

AURORA, Colo. (March 14, 2013) - Recently, several students were elected to the Anschutz Medical Campus Student Senate.

Weight loss programs help kids lose weight


AURORA, Colo. (March 14, 2013) – Overweight and obese children in low-income households can successfully lose and maintain weight when given access to a structured diet.

DAC students jazzed by collaboration with renowned British artist

British artist Howard McWilliam points at some of the student artwork during a meeting with DAC students

DENVER (March 14, 2013) - Animation students at the University of Colorado Denver are "jazzed" by the rare chance to work with a British illustrator as they bring his drawings to life in an animated film.

Red-hot performance art lights up the night

Iron Pour 2012

DENVER (March 15, 2013) – The Iron Pour is expected to draw several hundred spectators who will watch molten iron pour into molds, while sparks and fire light up the night.

DPS students told they are university's class of 2020 at Expo

Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Raul Cardenas addresses the DPS students

DENVER (March 19, 2013) - More than a thousand Denver Public Schools students received a warm CU welcome on Friday as the annual Higher Education Expo at Auraria gave them an up-close look at the campus.

Heart implant may reduce risk of repeat stroke

Heart implant: AMPLATZER™ PFO Occluder  courtesy St. Jude Medical

DENVER (March 20, 2013) - A new study out today suggests that in carefully selected patients, a non-surgical approach may be part of a comprehensive strategy to take away some of that fear.

University of Colorado Cancer Center elected to elite group

Patient in University of Colorado Cancer Center

AURORA, Colo. (March 20, 2013) - CU Cancer Center has been elected as a member institution by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the world’s leading cancer centers.

K-12 position part of strategy to build student relationships early

Chris Dowen is new director of K-12 outreach at University of Colorado Denver

DENVER (March 21, 2013) - Connecting with students early in their academic careers will be a primary goal of Chris Dowen, who started last week as the university's first director of K-12 outreach.

Research project aims to earn historic landscape designation

Two CU Denver students conduct research at homestead as part of historic landscape project

DENVER - Boulder Valley's ranch land boasts a story that goes back generations. University researchers are documenting its history in an effort to earn the open space a rural historic landscape designation.

Joaquin Gallegos honored as Champion for Change

Joaquin Gallegos

Washington, D.C. (March 25, 2013) – Gallegos, a senior majoring in Public Health, traveled to the nation’s capitol where he was recognized as a Champion for Change by the Aspen Institute’s Center for Native American Youth.

CU Advocacy Day highlights university at Capitol

CU Denver student Megan Alcott talks at the luncheon during CU Advocacy Day

DENVER (March 25, 2013) - The vital role the University of Colorado plays in ensuring student success and creating the next generation of leaders was celebrated and affirmed at CU Advocacy Day at the state Capitol on Friday.

Graduate students aim to 'bring people together'

Students perform at Un/Shared event

DENVER (March 26, 2013) - Un/Shared Worlds: A celebration of engaged scholarship and arts-based ethnography brought together a broad cross section of people who engage in critical, exploratory and experimental forms of ethnography.

Diversity office name change; Martinez new role

AURORA, Colo. (March 27, 2013) - The CU Anschutz Medical Campus Office of Diversity and Inclusion has changed the name to Office of Inclusion and Outreach.

CU Denver Welcomes top Guitarists to Guitar Festival


DENVER (March 28, 2013) - Guitar Festival runs April 3- 5 and will feature acclaimed musicians. Workshops and performances promise entertainment and insight into the creative process.

Transitioning type 1 diabetics from pediatric to adult care

Transitioning type 1 diabetics from pediatric to adult care

AURORA, Colo. (March 28, 2013) - CU researchers are developing a program for adolescents with type 1 diabetes to better prepare them to transition into adult care after graduating from high school.

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