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News from September 2013:

Film project to document details of dealing with breast cancer

DENVER - (August 3, 2013) - CAM's Michelle Carpenter awarded Center for Faculty Development grant to produce film project dealing with breast cancer.

A "Call for Offers" on the 9th Avenue property

Former University of Colorado Health Sciences Campus

DENVER (Sept. 3, 2013) – The University of Colorado Denver today announced a “call for offers” to purchase and develop 25.88 acres of the former CU Health Sciences Center.

Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship makes grand debut

Jake Jabs, CU Denver leaders and U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman cut ribbon at Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship

DENVER (Sept. 3, 2013) - Jake Jabs' vision to provide students with an unrivaled education in entrepreneurship became a reality on Aug. 29 when the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship officially opened.

National recognition for CU Denver Veteran Student Organization

DENVER (Sept. 3, 2013) - The CU Denver Student Veterans Organization was recognized this summer as the July Chapter-of-the-Month among 850 Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapters nationwide.

CU Denver Live! invites students to 'express themselves'

CU Denver Live! invites students to 'express themselves' with balloon poping

DENVER (Sept. 4, 2013) - In search of the elusive answer to 'What is art?', the CU Denver student arts committee, CU Denver Live! hosted an event designed to encourage students to 'express themselves.’

Peering into genetic defects

Max Watson, with mom Deana, doing musical therapy

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 5, 2013) – An international team of scientists, including CU School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado researchers, has discovered a new disease related to an inability to process Vitamin B12.

Allen ‘checks in’ on progress since diversity summit

​(Sept. 5. 2013) - Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion Brenda J. Allen offers update on diversity and inclusion efforts at both CU Denver and the CU Anschutz Medical Campus since a diversity summit this past April.

Buechner panel examines reauthorization of ESEA

Panelists discuss education policy at first Buechner Breakfast event of academic year at CU Denver

DENVER (Sept. 6, 2013) - The 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act espoused goals of lifting children out of poverty. But as the act evolved, its regulatory complexity began to constrain the ability of states and school districts to hit that mark.

Study shows high school athletes suffer from preventable heat illnesses

High school football players

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 9, 2013) – Two new studies on heat exertion among high school football players show only 2.5 percent of certified athletic trainers surveyed complied with national guidelines aimed at limiting heat-related illness.

Ethiopian biology student makes star turn in TV ad

Robera Oljira gets instructions on a film shoot for the CU Denver TV spot in which he stars

DENVER (Sept. 10, 2013) - Robera Oljira crammed for his biology final on a hot day in mid-July. He walked with purpose between the Tivoli Student Union and North Classroom to continue studying. Suddenly, he saw two women running toward him.

CU Denver faculty awarded for excellence

Winners of the campus-wide awards at the 2013 Faculty Excellence Awards at CU Denver

DENVER (Sept. 10, 2013) - Thirty-three faculty members on the Denver campus at the University of Colorado Denver received awards at the 2013 Celebration of Faculty Excellence on Friday.

CU Denver embraces Learn with Purpose advertising campaign

CU Denver students get excited before the unveiling of the new university ad campaign

DENVER (Sept. 10, 2013) - Nearly 700 members of the university community turned out to see CU Denver's first-ever TV spots and embrace our new tagline, "Learn with Purpose."

CU in 2014 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges

DENVER (Sept. 2013) - The nationally recognized excellence of the University of Colorado’s campuses and undergraduate programs is again highlighted in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges, the 2014 edition of which was released today.

Former Nursing dean honored for shielding Japanese-Americans

Thelma Robinson and Helen Nakagawa Budzynski stand next to Cadet Nurse poster

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 12, 2013) - Shortly after the outbreak of World War II, Japanese-American nursing students up and down the West Coast found themselves ejected from colleges and packed off to bleak internment camps in the interior of the country.

CU Anschutz Medical Campus Advancement Office celebrates new space

Spike Eklund, Rick Lawrence and Marsha Dawe chat at the CU Foundation open house at Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 12, 2013) - The CU Anschutz Medical Campus Advancement Office welcomed more than 100 members of the campus community to its modern and spacious new offices at an open house Wednesday afternoon.

Rainstorm wreaks havoc on region

Heavy rain caused Cherry Creek to swell over its banks near CU Denver on Thursday.

DENVER and AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 12, 2013) - Heavy rains swamped the metropolitan area today, causing an electrical outage in Building 500 on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

University community affected by 100-year flood

A truck lies on its side after a road in Sunshine Canyon gives way due to flooding

DENVER (Sept. 17, 2013) - Although the rain has passed, the record-breaking storm has left many parts of Colorado in ruins. Students, faculty and staff at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus have been affected in countless ways.

CU Regents' resolution recognizes Bruce Schroffel

BOULDER (Sept. 17, 2013) – The University of Colorado Board of Regents today approved a resolution of appreciation for Bruce Schroffel the former CEO of University of Colorado Hospital and now CEO of University of Colorado Health.

Study examines rates of weapon-related crime

Panelists speak at the Crime and Weapons in Colorado briefing at CU Denver

DENVER (Sept. 17, 2013) - Firearm-related crimes comprised 10.7 percent of all crimes involving weapons in Colorado in 2010, and slightly more than half of weapon-related criminal incidents ended in arrest.

CU Regents approve master plan

BOULDER (Sept. 17, 2013) – The CU Board of Regents today gave its approval to a new master plan for the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, an outline of potential growth and development for the next decade.

Twist, rock & munch at Anschutz Block Party

The Inflatable Outdoor Color Dot Game by Hammacher Schlemmer

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 13, 2013) - The Anschutz Block Party on Sept. 20 will feature food, bands, even giant inflatable Twister. Everyone’s invited!

Student's work on dam vulnerability thrust into spotlight during flooding

CU Denver student Laura Ferre performs an internship for the Division of Water Resources

DENVER (Sept. 19, 2013) - Laura Ferre, an undergraduate student in geography and environmental sciences at CU Denver, found the importance of her internship project -- studying dam vulnerability -- suddenly magnified amid last week’s torrential rains.

New men's soccer team reflects CU Denver diversity

Players on CU Denvers new mens soccer team go through drills at a recent practice

DENVER (Sept. 19, 2013) - The ball gets crisply knocked back and forth as players glide through drills. The CU Denver men's soccer club team is only a few weeks old, but already this blend of international talent shows promise.

Filling prescriptions in a flood-ravaged town

Roads are cracked in Estes Park, where a CU Denver pharamacy student is serving as a visiting pharmacist

ESTES PARK, Colo. (Sept. 19, 2013) - Fourth-year pharmacy student Steven Merrill found himself amid a town in crisis when last week's flood hit Estes Park, where he's been a visiting pharmacist, with brutal force.

Undergraduate Pre-Health Program recognized for excellence

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 19, 2013) – The CU Undergraduate Pre-Health Program (UPP) based on the Anschutz Medical Campus has been recognized by the Excelencia in Education review team with an Honorable Mention for the 2013 Examples of Excelencia.

Executive MBA program enters 32nd year with new executive director


DENVER (Sept. 19, 2013) - CU Executive MBA program, delivered at the CU Denver campus with faculty from each of the three University of Colorado business schools begins 32nd year with new director.

First-ever Block Party a smashing success at Anschutz Medical Campus

Anschutz Block Partygoers play Twister on a large inflatable Twister board

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 20, 2013) - About 2,000 folks -- students, faculty, staff and community members -- reveled in the food, music and games at the Anschutz Medical Campus today, making the first-ever Anschutz Block Party a smashing success.

Japanese students enjoy annual visit to Anschutz Medical Campus

Japanese students watch a Visible Human Project film during a tour of the Anschutz Medical Campus

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 24, 2013) -- "Oohs" and "aahs" filled the room as the Japanese physical therapy students donned 3D glasses and saw the human body as never before in the "Visible Human Project" anatomy laboratory at the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Study shows over 200 mobile apps related to dermatology

Mobile apps

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 25, 2013) – A surge of mobile apps related to dermatology has allowed scores of smart phone users to track and diagnose a wide range of skin diseases but doctors are urging caution.

National Academy of Science report addresses sex crimes

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 25, 2013) - A national committee found crimes of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors are often ignored and that stronger prevention and response efforts are needed.

Prostate Cancer Awareness receives boost on radio airwaves

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 26, 2013) – University of Colorado Hospital and CU Cancer Center collaborated with ESPN 102.3 radio to educate men about prostate cancer, screening guidelines, prevention and the latest treatments.

Students being targeted by scams

(Sept. 26, 2013) - ​We have received numerous reports of scammers targeting CU students or ‘phishing.’

Big opportunities at the Mini-School for the Humanities

DENVER (Sept. 26, 2013) - The CU Denver Graduate School presents its first-ever Mini-School for the Humanities featuring a series of eight, weekly free lectures.

Outstanding chemistry work earns scholarships

Christal Davis, Nara Chon (front) and

DENVER (Sept. 27, 2013) - In the basement of the Auraria Science Building, you’ll find two very different CU Denver chemistry students working in the same lab, beaming with the same immeasurable appreciation for the same scholarship.

SkiDAZE 2013 draws shopping crowd

SkiDAZE booths

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 27, 2013) – Many CU Anschutz Medical Campus students, faculty and staff turned out yesterday and today for the annual SkiDAZE to shop for discounted season ski passes.

Young patients with metastatic colorectal cancer at higher risk for death

Christopher Lieu, MD

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 30, 2013) - Younger patients with colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body represent a high-risk group that is less likely to respond to treatment.

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