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Study of Medicaid patients seeking care in ERs

Study of Medicaid patients seeking care in ERs

AURORA, Colo. (Dec. 30, 2013) – A study from the CU School of Medicine shows patients with Medicaid insurance seeking care in an emergency department may be driven by lack of alternatives instead of the severity of their illness.

Veterans’ Holiday Memories last into the New Year

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 6, 2014) At “Adopt-a-Veteran,” CU Denver student veterans are surprised to learn how much they have in common with older vets.

Mini STEM School returns with even more lectures

Mini-STEM School returns for spring semester

DENVER - The popular Mini-STEM School at the University of Colorado Denver returns this spring with the addition of free evening lectures in arts and architecture.

Free-access book recounts CU Denver’s turbulent past

DENVER (Jan. 7, 2013) – “This is a story about beginnings.” So opens the new book commemorating CU Denver’s 40th anniversary, The Road to Independence and Beyond. But it is about much more than that.

Facilities Management adopts Paris Elementary for holidays

Staff of Facilities Management delivered 2,000 pounds of food and toys to Paris Elementary School

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 8, 2014) - The Facilities Management Department teamed up with Paris Elementary School in Aurora to deliver almost 2,000 pounds of food and toys to the Paris community for the holidays.

Bowlen credits CU Denver for shaping sports business expertise

John Bowlen credits CU Denver for shaping his sports business expertise

DENVER (Jan. 9, 2014) - John Bowlen kicked off his Denver Broncos career at age 10 as a ball boy. He has since worked in nearly every facet of the beloved franchise, and Bowlen points to CU Denver's MBA program for launching his current success.

Making the Grade in National Online Education Rankings

A student taking an online course.

DENVER (Jan. 8, 2014) Two CU Denver online graduate programs are featured in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s Best Online Graduate Education Rankings

Buechner panel examines thorny issue of health reform

Panelists discuss health care reform at Buechner Breakfast at CU Denver

DENVER (Jan. 10, 2014) - It's a testament to how hot the insurance issue has become that a forum on health care reform can draw as big a crowd as a Denver Broncos rally.

GEM hosts robust panels on water and energy nexus

Panel discusses water and energy at CU Denver Business School event

DENVER (Jan. 10, 2014) - Water recycling remains relatively uncommon in oil fields -- less than 10 percent of water used in hydraulic fracturing is recycled -- but the practice is gaining momentum as technology and infrastructure evolves.

Celebrating a legacy in hearing loss screening

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 14, 2014) - Downs will be spending her 100th birthday Jan. 26 with members of the Osmond family. The event will honor Olive Osmond and officially announce plans for a new building to house the programs she pioneered.

Is high uric acid predisposing diabetic patients to kidney disease?

Uric acid 3d

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 13, 2014) - A study newly awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will look at whether lowering uric acid levels can prevent people with type 1 diabetes from needing hemodialysis or kidney transplant.

Boedecker Foundation grant for cardiac care and research

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 16, 2014) – Donor George Boedecker helped to cut the ribbon Tuesday on the newly renamed Boedecker Foundation Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Gym.

Exploring the echoes of war

Two Colorado professors explore the local echoes of wars in the Middle East

DENVER (Jan. 16, 2014) - The general perception of war and soldiers is largely shaped by depictions in the popular media -- movies, books, news reports.

Job Search Boot Camp helps students put best foot forward

Sue Wyman talks with a student about job search tips after a Job Search Boot Camp at CU Denver

DENVER (Jan. 20, 2013) - Jonathan Maher, who recently earned his master's degree in international business from the CU Denver Business School, is in the thick of a job search. He's finding his alma mater to be quite helpful.

Augmented reality lifts awareness of nature preservation

CAM Digital Design class explores augmented reality project at Rocky Mountain Arsenal

DENVER (Jan. 21, 2013) - Imagine strolling along a wildlife refuge trail and finding a marker with a symbol of a bison. Pull out your smartphone or iPad and hold it up to the picture. Now look at the screen and see a 3-D bison roam across the landscape.

CU Denver student veterans win national business competition

Amber Longoria and Michael Stack

DENVER (Jan. 21, 2014) CU Denver’s Veteran Student Organization presents the top business plan in a national competition.

Business School teams are back for Commodity Trading Challenge

Two Business School teams at CU Denver will compete in Commodity Trading Challenge

DENVER (Jan. 23, 2013) - CU Denver Business School teams are back to test their skills in commodities futures and they're setting sights on strong finishes in the 2014 CME Group Commodity Trading Challenge.

New project launched to address safety of older drivers

Elderly driver

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 22, 2015) - In the coming decades, as baby boomers age, the population of older adults in the United States will reach unprecedented numbers.

Weight loss leads to fertility hope

Kristina Colson

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 23, 2014) - Good advice, one-on-one guidance and personal motivation helped Kristina Colson lose 25 pounds and reduce symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome, a major cause of infertility in women

Advertising campaign puts spotlight on schools and colleges

Print advertising is part of CU Denver spring phase of Learn with Purpose advertising campaign

DENVER (Jan. 23, 2014) - The "Learn with Purpose" advertising campaign that's got people buzzing and given CU Denver a signature brand moves into a new phase this spring that will build awareness of our schools and colleges.

A foot in two worlds

Marco Celada

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 23, 2014) – Marco Celada has been bouncing between Colorado and Guatemala for years, first as an exchange student, then fleeing a brutal civil war and now as director of a new medical facility.

2014 CU Night at the Stock Show

Milo the Lynx and Chip the Buffalo were on hand for CU Night at the Stock Show

DENVER (Jan. 27, 2014) - There were lots of cowboy hat and cowboy boots wearin' fans filling the seats in the arena for the 108th National Western Stock Show on Friday evening for the annual CU Night at the Stock Show.

New clinic treats travelers heading for the jungles, deserts and mountains

CU Altitude Research Center

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 28, 2014) – After months of planning, the University of Colorado Travel, Expedition, and Altitude Medicine (TEAM) clinic is up and running, offering advice and treatment to a wide range of travelers.

Marion Downs Hearing Center closer to new facility

Herman Jenkins, MD, Marion Downs, Donny Osmond and John Schneider

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 28, 2014) - A family of famous entertainers has come together to help raise money for the Marion Downs Hearing Center. For the Osmond Family, helping those with hearing loss is a passion.

Xcel CEO says energy field more complex and dynamic than ever

Xcel Energy CEO Ben Fowke delivers an energy outlook at CU Denver

DENVER (Jan. 28, 2014) - Xcel Energy is on track to reduce carbon emissions by almost 35 percent by 2020 and continues progressive approaches to meeting customer needs and the demands of today's two-way energy system, CEO Ben Fowke said at CU Denver.

Marks among Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Denver

Lilly Marks

AURORA, Colo. (Jan. 28, 2014) - Lilly Marks, the top executive of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, has been named one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Denver by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

Greer makes case for sensible commodities investing

PIMCO executive Robert Greer speaks at CU Denver J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities speaker series

DENVER (Jan. 30, 2014) - When world stock markets plunged on Black Monday in October 1987, one asset class held remarkably steady.

Students with disabilities to be well served by new suite

New suite for students with disabilities to open at CU Denver Academic Building this summer

DENVER (Jan. 30, 2014) - The University of Colorado Denver's Office of Disability Resources and Services will have its first-ever assistive technology lab as well as a testing center and equipment, thanks to Dr. David and Nancy Lacey.

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