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News from December 2013:

Burmese python genome reveals extreme adaptation

AURORA, Colo. (Dec. 2, 2013) – Scientists from the University of Colorado School of Medicine who sequenced the genome of the Burmese python have discovered large numbers of rapidly evolved genes in snakes.

New evidence suggests Neanderthals organized their living spaces

Excavation at Riparo Bombrini in Italy

DENVER (Dec. 3, 2013) – Scientists have found that Neanderthals organized their living spaces in ways that would be familiar to modern humans, a discovery that once again shows similarities between these two close cousins.

Skeleton discovery suggests rugged tree climbing ancestor

Bone fragments found in Tanzania by CU Denver Professor Charles Musiba and his team

DENVER (Dec. 5, 2013) - A human ancestor characterized by "robust" jaw and skull bones was a muscular creature with a gorilla-like upper body and more adaptive to its environment than previously thought, scientists have discovered.

Dental Medicine appoints Bailey to endowed chair

School of Dental Medicine gets a visit from U.S. Surgeon General William Bailey

AURORA, Colo. (Dec. 5, 2013) - The CU School of Dental Medicine appointed Assistant Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, William D. Bailey, DDS, MPH, as the endowed chair in Prevention of Early Childhood Caries.

How 911 calls are handled for CU Denver

DENVER (Dec. 5, 2013) – When situations develop that pose an imminent threat to the safety or security of students, faculty or staff on our CU Denver Campus, help is available by dialing 911.

Study shows first link between altitude and concussion

High school football players

AURORA, Colo. (Dec. 9, 2013) – A new study shows that high school athletes playing at higher altitudes suffer fewer concussions than those closer to sea-level.

How to treat Meniere’s disease

Ear inspection

AURORA, Colo. (Dec. 5, 2013) Researchers at the CU School of Medicine may have figured out what causes Meniere’s disease and how to attack it.

Is Fort Lyon Shelter a sustainable solution for homeless?

CU Denver political science Professor Tony Robinson makes a point on homelessness at Buechner Breakfast

DENVER (Dec. 9, 2013) - Now that Colorado has converted a former prison into a housing and retraining facility for the homeless -- albeit 270 miles from Denver -- the question becomes: How do we sustain it?

Goal is scholarship support for 1,000 more students every year

Raul Cardenas, associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs at CU Denver, announces the 1,000 More scholarship initiative

DENVER (Dec. 10, 2013) - One thousand more. CU Denver's goal of fostering student success regardless of background is behind 1,000 More, our largest-ever scholarship initiative.

From common colds to deadly lung diseases, one protein plays key role

CU lab student

AURORA, Colo. (Dec. 10, 2013) – An international team of researchers has zeroed in on a protein that plays a key role in many lung-related ailments, from seasonal colds to more serious diseases.

Mix A Cappella takes the World Stage

DENVER (Dec. 10, 2013) - Look out world, CU Denver’s Mix a cappella singers are going international. The group will perform in London.

College of Nursing ranked as cutting edge by Nursing School Hub

College of Nursing students

AURORA, Colo. (Dec. 11, 2013) - The University of Colorado College of Nursing is ranked in the top ten cutting-edge schools in the U.S. by Nursing School Hub.

Housekeepers show powerful desire to learn

Graduates of a housekeeper tutorial program display certificates at CU Denver

DENVER (Dec. 12, 2013) - Tears gathered in the corners of Fabiana Martinez's eyes when she expressed her gratitude for Maricela Reyes, the student who showed her how to operate a computer.

Medical Mystery Solved

Johan Van Hove, MD, PhD

AURORA, Colo. (Dec. 13, 2013) – Van Hove, a University of Colorado medical school professor, has identified a new disease related to NKH, a finding that resolves previously baffling cases including the death of a Colorado girl.

More than 1,300 graduate at Fall Commencement

Natasha Lujan celebrates graduation from CU Denver with daughter Sienna and mother Michelle Bianchi

DENVER (Dec. 16, 2013) - Natasha Lujan brushed away tears when asked to describe her feelings at the University of Colorado Denver Fall Commencement on Saturday.

Innovation rules in Engineering Senior Design Competition

Engineering students display tramway system that could transport people at Anschutz Medical Campus

DENVER (Dec. 16, 2013) - It looks like something out of a sci-fi film, but the suspended tramway suggested for the Anschutz Medical Campus may be arriving at the right time.

Speakers tell Entrepreneurship graduates to take risks

Jake Jabs discusses the characteristics of entrepreneurs at the Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship certificate ceremony

DENVER (Dec. 16, 2013) - Two of Denver's most accomplished entrepreneurs and leaders spoke at the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship certificate ceremony on Thursday evening.

DARS and catalog undergo improvements

CU Denver Registrar Ingrid Eschholz and Associate Registrar Martina Juarez led effort to upgrade DARS, catalog

DENVER (Dec. 16, 2013) - Accessible. Accurate. Useful. Those are the key objectives that drove significant improvements to CU Denver's Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) and the academic catalog.

New ISIS Access Request form introduced

DENVER (Dec. 18, 2013) - The Office of the Registrar has been working to improve the security process for ISIS (Integrated Student Information System) – the electronic admissions and student records system for the CU Denver Campus.

Book and photo worlds take note of photo series

Roxanne Davison, left, and Carol Golemboski, center, were honored at the Independent Publisher Book Awards

DENVER (Dec. 19, 2013) – Think of photographer Carol Golemboski’s award-winning iPad app as a coffee table book about photography — without the coffee table or the book.

New policing program installs Community Officers

DENVER (Dec. 19, 2013) - A community policing effort, or Neighborhood Community Officers (NCOs) program, was initiated and approved this fall on the Auraria Campus by campus leaders from each institution.

$1.5M grant for Colorado School of Public Health

$1.5M grant for Colorado School of Public Health

DENVER (Dec. 30. 2013) - Local Colorado foundations signaled ongoing support for improved community health with the announcement of a new, collaboratively funded grant to the Colorado School of Public Health.

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