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Students plant trees at fire-devastated Hayman site

Group of CU Denver students who planted trees

DENVER (May 1, 2013) - More than 300 new trees planted by CU Denver students are dotting the landscape in Colorado's Pike National Forest where the arson-triggered 'Hayman fire' blackened more than 200 acres in 2002.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

As the audience enters the theater, William Shakespeare sits on a bench on stage. The king and queen of the magical fairyland tiptoe up and put him gently to sleep.

Businessman Jabs pledges record gift to CU Denver

CU Denver officials pose with Jake Jabs who made largest-ever gift to the university

DENVER (May 2, 2013) - The University of Colorado Denver Business School has received a $10 million pledge by Jake Jabs, founder and CEO of American Furniture Warehouse.

Simpson delivers straight talk on fixing federal deficit

CU officials and Sen. Alan Simpson at the Celebration of Success event

DENVER (May 2, 2013) - Retired U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson brought that a sobering message and his renowned tart humor to the 2013 Celebration of Success dinner on Wednesday night.

Huber collaborates on new dark matter results

Martin Huber

DENVER (May 2, 2013) - Martin Huber, Physics, is a collaborator on the Cryogenic Dark Matter Experiment.

CDC recognizes Todd as Childhood Immunization Champion

AURORA, Colo. (May 2, 2013) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention honored James Todd, MD, professor of pediatrics and microbiology with a CDC Childhood Immunization Champion award.

Ott delivers lecture on art in postmodernity


DENVER (May 2, 2013) - Brian Ott, Communications, delivered a lecture at the University of North Carolina on April 12.

Keranen gave invited presentation

Lisa Keranen

DENVER (May 2, 2013) - Lisa Keranen, Communications, gave an invited plenary presentation at a national forum at Wake Forest University on April 13.

More light less heat needed in energy debate

Panelists discuss energy development during a Buechner Breakfast at CU Denver

DENVER (May 3, 2013) - While record amounts of oil and gas are flow, Colorado is wrestling with the boom's scale and potential health consequences. A panel at CU Denver discussed energy policy and pushed for "more light and less heat."

Study shows so-called cougars, sugar daddies more myth than reality

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore @ Time100, 2010

DENVER (May 6, 2013) - Despite the popular image of the rich older man or woman supporting an attractive younger spouse, a new CU Denver study shows why this sterotype may be false.

Students faculty and staff honored for diversity efforts

Diversity Award winners pose with Lilly Marks, Don Elliman and Brenda Allen at May 6 luncheon

AURORA, Colo. (May 6, 2013) - Outstanding individual and collective efforts to promote diversity and inclusion on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus were celebrated Monday.

Educating the national media about weight gain

James O. Hill, PhD, Anschutz Health and Wellness Center Executive Director

AURORA , Colo. (May 7, 2013) - They came to the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) hoping for answers but journalists from across North America may have headed home with plenty of questions.

Physicist receives Fulbright Award

DENVER (May 7, 2013) - Best known for his research in dark matter, Physicist Martin E. Huber, PhD. receives Fulbright Award to continue SQUIDs research in Israel.

Future looks bright for young scientists mentored by CU Denver’s Tagg

Associate Professor Randy Tagg and Aurora LIGHTS students

DENVER (May 7, 2013) - CU Denver Associate Professor Randy Tagg has spent the last several months with high school students in the Aurora LIGHTS Innovation Academy as their “university scientist in residence.” 

Spring 2013 Joint Faculty Assembly Meeting

DENVER and AURORA, Colo. (May 7, 2013) - Faculty at both campuses gathered today for a joint meeting via teleconference.

CU Denver hosts finals for National History Day in Colorado

A student participates in National History Day in Colorado program May 4.

DENVER (May 7, 2013) - Months of planning and preparation came to an end this past Saturday at the National History Day in Colorado finals held at CU Denver. 

Discovery shows fat triggers rheumatoid arthritis

AURORA, Colo. (May 8, 2013) - Scientists have discovered that fat cells in the knee secrete a protein linked to arthritis, a finding that paves the way for new gene therapies that could offer relief and mobility to millions worldwide.

Graduate to head to Washington, D.C.

Fena Flores

DENVER (May 9, 2013) - Fena Flores is graduating with a BA in Communication and hopes to find work in our nation's capitol.

Implementing Public-Private Partnerships for Colorado

DENVER (May 9, 2013) - The State of Colorado continues to forge successful public-private partnerships, especially in the transportation arena. Denver’s Union Station is one example of public-private partnerships.

Geography students go to farm to learn urban agriculture

CU Denver instructor Amanda Weaver pets a goat at Five Fridges Farm in Wheat Ridge

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (May 9, 2013) - As sunshine melted another spring blanket of snow, grass sprouted in clumps, goats milled in pens and a stream trickled. CU Denver students checked on animals and crops at this urban farm in the suburbs.

Yang co-authors award-winning paper regarding IPO pricing

DENVER (May 9, 2013) - Business School Associate Professor of Finance Jian Yang, Ph.D., CFA has co-authored “The Differential Impact of the Bank-Firm Relationship on IPO Underpricing: Evidence from China.”

Davies earns promotion to rank of major

AURORA, Colo. (May 9, 2013) - Brett Davies, MD, MS, ASOPRS Fellow in Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has been promoted from captain to major in the United States Air Force.

Mall kiosks showcase CAP student work

CAP students Ryan Sagar and Jake Sacks install a display into a kiosk on the 16th Street Mall

DENVER (May 14, 2013) - Little by little -- by piecing together maps and photos -- the historical character of a six-block area in the heart of Denver came to life for passers-by on the 16th Street Mall.

Military veteran graduates to career

Matt DePuy and Nita Mosby Henry

DENVER (May 14, 2013) - Even though graduation was still a few weeks off, CU Denver senior Matt DePuy had already started his new career and his CU Denver Boots to Suits mentorship had played a major role.

Honors and Leadership Program celebrates Class of 2013

Class of 2013 in the University Honors and Leadership Program

DENVER (May 14, 2013) - Twenty-three students were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the University of Colorado Denver at the University Honors and Leadership Program graduation ceremony on Friday.

CU Foundation hosts faculty/staff luncheon at Anschutz Medical Campus

CU Foundation hosts faculty/staff luncheon at Anschutz Medical Campus

​AURORA, Colo. (May 14, 2013) - The CU Foundation hosted a luncheon May 10 for Anschutz Medical Campus faculty, staff and fundraisers.

Technology Transfer Office announces awards

Jeffrey Bennett, Inventor of the Year

AURORA, Colo. (May 14, 2013) - The University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office (TTO) presented awards today to university researchers and companies who represent best practices in commercialization of university technologies.

Chadwick is ‘Let Your Light Shine’ EPA Employee of the Month

Kelly Chadwick

DENVER (May 15, 2013) - Chadwick is the recipient of the ‘Let Your Light Shine’ award for April. This Employee of the Month award is given by the Exempt Professional Assembly (EPA).

Foss presented four lectures in China

Sonja Foss

DENVER (May 14, 2013) - Sonja K. Foss, Ph.D., College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, research professor in communication, just completed a lecture tour of four universities in China.

Martinez publishes new article

Donna Martinez, Ph.D.

DENVER (May 14, 2013) - Donna Martinez, Ph.D., professor and chair of ethnic studies, was published in the Journal of Modern Education Review.

Walker performs world premiere in Washington, D.C.

Gregory Walker

DENVER (May 14, 2013) - Professor Gregory T.S. Walker performed the world-premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker's Bleu at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. on April 20.

American Thoracic Society to honor Schwartz

David Schwartz, MD

AURORA, Colo. (May 5, 2013) - David Schwartz, MD, chair of the Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine, will be receiving the American Thoracic Society’s Amberson Lecture award.

Franklins donate major scholarship gift to university

CU Denver officials and Franklins sign scholarship agreement

DENVER (May 15, 2013) - Leading youth advocates Les and Marianne Franklin committed a major scholarship gift to the University of Colorado Denver, ensuring that at-risk students have an opportunity to achieve their dreams.

Graduate headed to graduate school immediately

Darick Laselle

DENVER (April 22, 2013) - Darick Laselle will be graduting with a BS in Electrical Engineering and promptly heading to graduate school in Georgia.

Dual chamber defibrillators pose higher risk of complications

Implanted defibrillator

AURORA, Colo. (May 14, 2013) - A device commonly used to treat dangerous heart rhythms may cause more issues for patients than a simpler version of the same device.

Panel disscusses technology and international development

Panel discusses media, technology and international development at CU Denver

DENVER (May 16, 2013) - The growing role that fast-changing media and technology play in developing countries around the globe was discussed this morning by a panel organized by the School of Public Affairs.

Coaches Caravan visits Anschutz Medical Campus

Jim Ellis shows the educational grocery lab to CU Buffs coaches during Coaches Caravan

AURORA, Colo. (May 16, 2013) - The Colorado Coaches Caravan rolled onto the Anschutz Medical Campus Tuesday, giving top CU Buffaloes coaches an up-close look at the campus's cutting-edge scientific research and fitness programs.

Patel tapped for Dream Team to fight Childhood Epilepsy Syndrome

AURORA, Colo. (May 16, 2013) - Manisha Patel, PhD, has been selected to lead one of eight “Dream Teams” of research scientists at a variety of institutions throughout the country tasked with curing childhood epilepsy.

Kempe appointed to CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

AURORA, Colo. (May 16, 2013) - Allison Kempe, MD, MPH, professor of pediatrics, CU School of Medicine, has been appointed to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

CU President’s Diversity Awards honor leaders in inclusiveness

Andrew Yeh

DENVER (May 17, 2013) - Faculty, staff and students from across the University of Colorado System were honored May 8 during the annual CU President’s Diversity Awards reception.

School of Medicine announces 2013 Sabin and Ford Scholarships

Owori Mang’eni, Maggie Reinsvold, Regina Richards, Susan Anduaga, Chase Yarbro

DENVER (May 17, 2013) - The CU School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion in partnership with the Blair Caldwell African American Research Library hosted a scholarship reception May 16 in Denver's historic Five Points.

Navy son surprises mother at her graduation

Spring graduate Beth Rozinek stands next to her son Zac Drake at CU Denver graduation May 18

DENVER (May 18, 2013) - The bear hug between the mom in a cap and gown and son in Navy fatigues went on for more than a minute. Zac Drake, stationed in Japan, hadn't seen his mother, Beth Rozinek, in 18 months.

A cappella group Mix members graduate from CU Denver

For Mix, CU Denver’s 8-member a cappella group, the past year has been an unexpected series of triumphs, with all the drama of a “Glee” episode.

Engineering students display innovative solutions in design contest

CU Denver computer science students create surveillance system for Design Competition

DENVER (May 20, 2013) - Seventeen teams competed in the College of Engineering and Applied Science's Engineering Design Competition on Friday. Students created innovations in electrical, mechanical, civil and computer science engineering.

Historians recognize Komara for book on Skyline Park

Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park

DENVER (May 21, 2013) - Ann Komara, associate professor and chair of Landscape Architecture, will receive a Leadership in History Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH).

Workshop focuses on how to implement public-private partnerships

RTD General Manager Phil Washington delivers the keynote at the PPP workshop

DENVER (May 22, 2013) - Already a leader in public-private partnerships on transit projects, Colorado must keep that innovation moving forward because public resources for services and infrastructure continue to shrink.

Transforming the family dining experience

Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and the Healthy Dining team

AURORA, Colo. (May 22, 2013) - The University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Centeris teaming up with HEALTHY DINING to help Coloradans make healthier choices when they eat in restaurants.

Second recent seven-figure gift to CU Eye Center

Malik Y. Kahook, MD,

AURORA, Colo. (May 23, 2013) - Craig Slater and his wife, Colleen, have donated $1.5 million that establishes the Slater Family Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology. Chair holder will be Malik Y. Kahook, MD, of the CU Eye Center.

Ian Justl Ellis and Diane Banet 2013 Anschutz Medical Campus Commencement

At the Anschutz Medical Campus commencement ceremonies this year, nearly 800 graduates took the next step in their lives and careers.

Nearly 800 graduate Friday on Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo. (May 24, 2013) - Nearly 800 graduating students quietly took their seats on the grassy Education Quad Friday morning waiting to receive degrees in medicine, pharmacy, nursing and other health science disciplines.

Surge in children accidentally eating marijuana-laced foods


AURORA, Colo. (May 27, 2013) - A new study shows the relaxation of marijuana laws in Colorado has caused a significant spike in the number of young children treated for accidentally eating marijuana-laced food.

Canvas-ing for a better online learning experience

Devlin Daley speaks about his Canvas Learning Managment system at the CU Online Symposium

DENVER (May 28, 2013) - On May 23, a record 180 faculty and staff took part in the 12th annual CU Online Symposium, held on the Auraria Campus, to learn about the university’s new LMS, Canvas. 

Preservation researchers document historic model trains

A laser prepares to document a Union Station model train layout

DENVER (May 22, 2013) - Wherever the state's most elaborate model trains end up, operators can thank the University of Colorado Denver's Center of Preservation Research for documenting every detail in their original home -- Union Station.

5th Gear for Kids awards first grand prize

AURORA, Colo. (May 30, 2013) - Franklin Carpenter, a student at Kenton Elementary School, earned an all-expense paid trip to Iceland in the inaugural year of 5th Gear Kids.

Land Your Dream Job dispenses valuable information to students

Students and presenters at the Land Your Dream Job event held at CU Denver Business School

DENVER (May 30, 2013) - Business students, many of whom are about to enter the job market, listened intently during "Land Your Dream Job," an event recently hosted by the MBA Student Organization (MBASO).

Officials spell out challenging funding environment

Jeff Parker explains higher-ed funding challenges for CU at a lunch-and-learn session

DENVER (May 30, 2013) - CU Advocates wrapped up a four-campus series of discussions about the university's economic future with a lunch-and-learn session at the University of Colorado Denver Business School on Wednesday.

Top interns named by Experiential Learning Center

CU Denver student Bradley Larson works with cheetahs as part of an internship

DENVER (May 30, 2013) - Students, faculty and employees who work with the Experiential Learning Center's internship programs were recently awarded with top interns and distinguished nominees awards.

CU leads study on weight loss for medically underserved

Veggie meter

AURORA, Colo. (May 30, 2013) - A study by researchers from the CU School of Medicine and Anschutz Health and Wellness Center may make obesity treatment more broadly available to people with fewer resources.

Truesdale recognized for community service

AURORA, Colo. (May 30, 2013) - The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) recently recognized Rhonda Truesdale, a human resources and finance manager for the University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Campus Police Department.

Kautzer curates new exhibit on home and homelessness

Chad Kautzer

DENVER (May 30, 2013) - An art exhibition curated by CU Denver Philosophy Assistant Professor Chad Kautzer opens June 1 at RedLine Denver.

Senior filmmakers go sci-fi with animated short

The poster for 'The Ninety Nines' senior capstone film produced by CU Denver students

DENVER (May 30, 2013) - Students in the animated capstone class now know something about feats. When the film they were making about aviator Earhart looked certain to fail, they pulled together and piloted their project to a landing.

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