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CU Denver students writing for new Guatemalan magazine

Headline of John Soltys' article in Contrapoder

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 1, 2013) – As relations between the University of Colorado Denver and Guatemala continue to grow, a new partnership has arisen giving students on the Anschutz Medical Campus a direct voice in that nation’s media.

Department of Defense grant goes to Colorado Cancer Center

Anschutz Cancer Pavillion

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 1, 2013) - A major Department of Defense grant to researchers at the University of Colorado Cancer Center aids development of drugs that target androgen receptors as a driver of breast cancer.

Starbucks, Jamba Juice Express replacing Bookstore Brew

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 3, 2013) – Bookstore Brew in Building 500 will cease food services next Tuesday, Oct. 8. Starbucks will be opening on Monday, Oct. 14 in Building 500 as well as The Library Cafél

Qatari ambassador attends student group celebration of Qatari culture

CU Denver Business School Dean Sueann Ambron exchanges gifts with Qatari Ambassador Mohamed Bin Abdulla Al-Rumaihi

DENVER (Oct. 3, 2013) - Red carpets were rolled out in the Tivoli Turnhalle Wednesday morning. The cultural event hosted by the CU Denver Qatari Student Association had a regal air, thanks to a visit from the Qatari ambassador to the United States.

Remembering James Shore, doctor, chancellor, advocate, colleague, friend and much more

(Oct. 3, 2013) - James H. Shore, MD, a psychiatrist and former chancellor of the University of Colorado’s health sciences and Denver campuses, passed away last weekend. He was 73.

PAL Program garners national certification

CU Denver's Peer Advocate Leaders

DENVER (Oct.3, 2013) - CU Denver’s Peer Advocate Leader (PAL) Program, now in its fourth year, has been recognized by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) with the International Mentor Training Program Certification (IMTPC).

Leading economist says quantitative easing weakens Fed balance sheet

Economist Bluford Putnam discusses quantitative easing at CU Denver Business School lecture

DENVER (Oct. 3, 2013) - The Federal Reserve's massive asset purchase program has produced mixed short-term economic effects, while in the long term has weakened the Fed's balance sheet, said a national economist who spoke at the CU Denver Business School.

Integrative learning takes focus at undergraduate symposium

Panelists speak as part of CU Denver Undergraduate Experiences Symposium

DENVER (Oct. 4, 2013) - Discussion at the Undergraduate Experiences Symposium centered on the prefix "multi," which is fitting since 21st century students will go on to multiple careers, all of which require a broad, multidisciplinary set of skills.

School children eating better, moving more

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 1, 2013) - The Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center will celebrate its success in increasing physical activity and healthy eating in rural schools on Oct. 8, 2013 at the Alamosa Community Recreation Center.

Tattoo Nation exhibit and film at Fulginiti Pavilion

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 8, 2013) - Tattoo Nation exhibit and film open at Fulginiti Pavilion on Anschutz Medical Campus.

CU team finds likely culprit behind liver problems

CU team finds likely culprit behind liver problems linked to intravenous feeding

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 9, 2013) - Researchers at the University of Colorado and Children’s Hospital Colorado have figured out a likely culprit when intravenous feeding causes liver damage.

Graduate School grant will expand PhD diversity

Lab researcher at Anschutz Medical Campus

DENVER and AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 9, 2013) - The number of minority PhD candidates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (the so called "STEM" disciplines) will expand thanks to a two-year grant of nearly a million dollarsl.

AIG executive calls risk management field challenging and fun

AIG Executive Robert Schimek speaks at a CEO Briefing as part of the CU Denver Business School Risk Management and Insurance

DENVER (Oct. 10, 2013) - Robert Schimek, an executive with American International Group (AIG), gave intriguing insights into the 2008 financial crisis and inspiring advice about the fast-changing field of Risk Management and Insurance.

Cultural differences may explain why some don’t get HPV vaccines

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 14, 2013) – A new study explores why girls in minority groups and low-income families, who are most at risk for cervical cancer, may not be getting the human papillomavirus or HPV vaccine.

CAP Finland Initiative project aims to create global professionals

Don and Maria Johnson are contributors to CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning Finnish Initiative project

DENVER (Oct. 14, 2013) - Thanks to the generosity of donors who have deep ties to the land of a 180,000 lakes, the College of Architecture and Planning is forging strong ties to Finland and its world-renowned architecture and design culture.

GEM offers open access global energy business course

GEM offers online global energy business class at CU Denver

DENVER (Oct. 15, 2013) - The Global Energy Management (GEM) Program at the University of Colorado Denver Business School is excited to offer an open access energy business course starting on Monday, Nov. 4, on Coursera.

SPA spotlighted at Global Livingston Institute event

GLI Executive Director Jamie Van Leeuwen speaks at GLI celebration event in Denver

DENVER (Oct. 16, 2013) - The Global Livingston Institute celebrated a big year of problem solving in East Africa and much of the spotlight shined on the School of Public Affairs, which has partnered with the nonprofit since its launch three years ago

Home schooled children leaner than traditionally schooled kids

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 17, 2013) - The results of a recent study show kids that are home-schooled are leaner than kids attending traditional schools.

AMC Student Senate sets 2013-14 agenda

Student Senate hearing

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 17, 2013)- The Anschutz Medical Campus Student Senate laid out plans for the 2013-2014 academic year during a retreat last week.

New CU Denver building rises on Auraria Campus

CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning students tour the construction site of Academic Building

DENVER (Oct. 15, 2013) – Driving along Speer Boulevard or the Auraria Parkway near downtown, it’s hard to miss the new building rising on the Auraria Campus. CU Denver’s new academic building is on schedule to open in 2014.

Altitude Research Center team to share latest discoveries

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 18, 2013) – After months of research in Bolivia, Ethiopia and Ladakh ('Little Tibet'), researchers from the CU School of Medicine’s Altitude Research Center will hold a reception on Tuesday, Oct. 22, to discuss new findings.

A unique field trip destination

Students Tour the New Academic Building Construction Site

DENVER (Oct. 22, 2013) College of Architecture and Planning students learn the design secrets inside CU Denver’s new building.

CAP's second-floor renovation scores awards

The CAP second floor renovation is celebrated with a ribbon cutting and grand opening

​DENVER (Oct. 21, 2013) - Renovation of the second floor in the CU Denver building opened a new space for the College of Architecture and Planning garnering two significant professional awards.

$48.4 million from NIH to advance translational research

Patient visit at the Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 22, 2013) – CCTSI has received a $48.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue to accelerate the translation of research discoveries into improved patient care and public health.

CIBER meeting looks at future of international business education

Vincent Matthews addresses Western Region CIBER meeting at CU Denver

DENVER (Oct. 22, 2013) - Forces shaping international business education -- disruptive technologies, innovative pedagogy and global changes -- were topics of the Western Region Center for International Business Education and Research meeting.

GEM students tour latest solar-farm technology

Global Energy Management students from CU Denver tour Alamosa Solar Generating Project

ALAMOSA, Colo. - Touring two solar farms and getting a chance to ask technical questions are yet more reasons two Middle East oil company managers are excited about the CU Denver Global Energy Management program.

Altitude Research Center showcases latest findings

James Balog, academy-award nominated photographer and National Geographic contributor

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 24, 2013) - Over the last year, Robert Roach and his fellow researchers have traveled the world’s high places searching for clues into how people adjust to the challenges of altitude.

Panel says technology job market is robust

A panel discusses information systems technology at CU Denver Business Executive Panel Event

DENVER (Oct. 24, 2013) - Hundreds of thousands of information technology and computer-related jobs are currently unfilled in the United States due to a shortage of qualified applicants. The sector's long-term employment outlook remains robust.

Lecture series launched to raise awareness of epilepsy research

Tracy Dixon-Salazar, Ivan Soltesz, Manisha Patel and Susan Axelrod

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 25, 2013) - The University of Colorado launched a lecture series to bring awareness of cutting-edge research in epilepsy to scientists across the country.

New genetic error in some lung cancers identified by CU scientists

Robert C. Doebele, MD, PhD

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 27, 2013) - A study led by scientists at University of Colorado Cancer Center and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston has uncovered a new sub-type of lung cancer.

Flapjack festivities a hit on Anschutz campus

Pancakes being cooked up at the staff appreciation breakfast

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 29, 2013) - Poised over a very clean plate, Sandra Andazola declared the staff appreciation breakfast Tuesday at the Anschutz Medical Campus a success.

Hockey team wins in pre-Avs game at Pepsi Center

CU Denver students and Milo the Lynx cheer for the men's hockey team in a game at Pepsi Center

DENVER (Oct. 29, 2013) - For the second time in its short history, the CU Denver men's club hockey team skated to a 4-1 result at the Pepsi Center. This time, however, the Lynx were on the winning side of the scoreline.

CU Denver’s a cappella group Mix goes national

Mix a cappella group

DENVER (Oct. 30, 2013) - CU Denver's a cappella group makes it to elite national competition, SoJam, for second year in a row.

Chancellor puts innovation and service at forefront of address

CU Denver Chancellor Don Elliman addresses the audience at the State of the Campus speech

DENVER (Oct. 30, 2013) - The University of Colorado Denver needs to be adaptive, responsive and relentlessly innovative in the fast-changing environment of higher education, Chancellor Don Elliman said in his State of the Campus address.

Marks reviews Anschutz campus responses to array of challenges

Lilly Marks, vice president for health affairs at the University of Colorado and vice chancellor of the Anschutz campus

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 31, 2013) – As the environment for academic health centers changes dramatically, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is adapting right along with it.

University community celebrates Academic Building topping out

Lubna Mazin, Student Government Association Vice President

DENVER (Oct. 31, 2013) - CU Denver's new centerpiece building is only nine months from opening, and university leaders and guests celebrated by touring the structure before watching the final beam get lifted into place.

GEM alumnus tours senator around urban redevelopment

Joel Poppert explains the benefits of geothermal loops to Sen. Udall and others

DENVER (Oct. 31, 2013) - A Global Energy Management Program alumnus recently gave U.S. Sen. Mark Udall a tour of Denver Housing Authority’s Benedict Park Place. It uses an energy-efficient, cost-cutting geothermal energy system.

Campus Halloween contests scare up competition

'Dead Celebrities' from Human Resources

DENVER and AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 31, 2013) - All sorts of spooky, crazy characters appeared across the CU Denver l Anschutz Medical Campuses for Halloween.

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