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February 2014


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Thousands of unvaccinated adults die of preventable diseases

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 4, 2014) - While adults make up 95 percent of those that die annually from vaccine preventable diseases, a new study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine shows that their vaccination rates remain stubbornly low.

Leaving the Box Behind

DENVER, Colo. (Feb. 4, 2014) - Students in leadership positions on campus attended the second annual Lynx Leadership Conference last month, encouraged to become more innovative and insightful leaders.

CU Denver 2013 best-performing education blood drive partner

Ryan Bennett donates blood

DENVER (Feb. 4, 2014) - For 2013, the University of Colorado at Denver hosted 14 blood drives resulting in the collection of 1022 units earning CU Denver bragging rights as the year’s best performing education blood drive partner for Bonfils Blood Center.

JP Morgan executive impressed by Center for Commodities

Dignitaries attend ribbon cutting of JP Morgan Center for Commodities at CU Denver

DENVER (Feb. 6, 2014) - Blythe Masters, head of Global Commodities for J.P. Morgan, said commodities are a fascinating business sector that challenge students to develop an array of marketable skill sets.

Film produced by CAM instructor explores Judicial Center art

Boulder artist Anne Shutan cuts wood for one of her arts installations at the Colorado Judicial Center

DENVER (Feb. 6, 2014) -- Law and art may not seem like the most natural of pairings, but a new film allows viewers to peer into the creative process that produced stunning adornments for the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center.

Hands-on experience for Skinner Middle School students at CU Anschutz

College 4 YOU students at the School of Dental Medicine

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 5, 2014) - A group of middle school students recently got a 'hands-on' opportunity to use real equipment to perform dental procedures and see how other of the latest medical equipment is used.

Soul food a tasty topic at Black History Month celebration

A student looks at the Soul Food book distributed by speaker Adrian Miller at Black History Month at CU Denver

DENVER (Feb. 10, 2014) - The textures. The flavors. The history. Adrian Miller sprinkled personal observations, research and humor into his "Soul Food" story as part of the Black History Month Celebration.

RMI executive discusses ways to solve industry talent gap

Barbara Bufkin talks to the RMI Advisory Council at CU Denver Business School

DENVER (Feb. 10, 2014) -- With current managers approaching retirement and a shortage of young people entering the field, the risk management and insurance industry faces a significant "talent gap" in the coming years, an RMI executive said.

Give Kids a Smile Day at School of Dental Medicine

DDS student Yoon with patient

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 11, 2014) - For a dozen years, young smiles have been brightened at the CU School of Dental Medicine (SDM) as part of the annual Colorado Dental Association's Give Kids a Smile Day - most recently on Feb. 7.

CU Denver Faculty Assembly inaugurates new awards

Faculty Recognition Awardees

DENVER (Feb. 11, 2014) - Inaugural round of CU Denver Faculty Recognition Awards coordinated through the CU Denver Faculty Assembly.

Academic building update, Qdoba selected as food vendor

New Academic Building at CU Denver

DENVER (Feb. 13, 2013) - Since breaking ground last January, the new CU Denver academic building on the Auraria Campus has been evolving along Speer at Larimer. Qdoba has been selected as the food vendor when the building opens in August.

Celebrate with Milo the Lynx

Milo the Lynx

DENVER (Feb. 13, 2014) - Milo the Lynx, the University of Colorado Denver’s mascot, has been the coolest cat on campus for a full year now. Milo was “born” in February 2013 so now it’s time to celebrate his first birthday.

Disaster response in indigenous communities holds lessons for all

DENVER (Feb. 13, 2014) - When a tsunami struck American Samoa in 2009, indigenous institutions on the islands provided disaster relief that could help federal emergency managers in similar communities nationwide.

Energy expert says global market requires holistic knowledge

Energy expert Vincent Kaminski discusses global energy system at CU Denver Business School

DENVER (Feb. 17, 2014) - Students who gain a big-picture understanding of the global energy system will find a wealth of job prospects in the evolving energy industry, Vincent Kaminski, Ph.D., told a CU Denver Business School audience on Feb. 13.

Donors thanked for transformative contributions

Jean and Joe Barban were among a group of honorees at CU Denver 7th Annual Donor Recogniton Dinner

DENVER (Feb. 17, 2014) - "For Jean Barban, every day is a gift. 15 years ago her heart stopped." The annual Donor Recognition Dinner highlights inspiring stories of generosity and vision, but this year's event told a tale that went straight to the heart.

Milo paints town gold and black on first birthday

Students party with Milo the Lynx at his birthday party at CU Denver

DENVER (Feb. 18, 2014) - Ivethe Kenkel learned days ago that she shares a birthday with a cool cat: Milo the Lynx. She already feels a special kinship -- not to mention pride in her new school - thanks to the young and spry CU Denver mascot.

RN-BS welcomes new changes, increased enrollment in spring cohort

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 18, 2013) - The RN-BS program utilizes state-of-the-art online education, complimented with face-to-face/webinar orientation and advising.

CU regents approve sale of former health sciences campus

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 20, 2014) The University of Colorado Board of Regents today approved the sale of CU’s former Health Sciences Center in Denver to Continuum Partners, a Denver-based developer, for $30 million.

Service blueprinting helps smooth way for students

CU Career Center staff meet around a table in the newly renovated center entryway

DENVER (Feb. 25, 2014) - With more than two dozen units across campus creating blueprints of how they deliver services, a larger picture is developing of the CU Denver experience. The goal is to smooth the pathway to a degree for each and every student.

CU in the Community efforts cross campuses

A member of NVTI assists at Urban Peak as part of CU in the Community

DENVER and AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 25, 2014) – CU in the Community soon will be wrapping up. This year’s program opened in November.

UHL students partner with middle school for creative program, Crafting Yourself

DENVER, Colo. (Feb. 26, 2014) - University Honors and Leadership seniors have partnered with STRIVE Prep Lake Campus to encourage middle school students to explore their adversity, relationships, and confidence through a program focused on creativity.

Leading experts to discuss new marijuana laws and public health

Cannabis leaf

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 26, 2014) – Leading experts in a variety of public policy and medical fields will hold a symposium next month to discuss the medical and societal implications of Colorado’s new marijuana laws.

Learn with Purpose campaign banners in Larimer Square

CU Denver Learn With Purpose banners hang over Larimer Square

DENVER (Feb. 26, 2014) - Look what’s floating over Larimer Square shoppers right now: a series of black-and-gold banners describing how CU Denver students “Learn with Purpose.”

Faculty Upside Down lets faculty and students chat informally

Marketing instructor PeterMax Miller chats with CU Denver students at a Faculty Upside Down session

DENVER (Feb. 27, 2014) — PeterMax Miller, an instructor of marketing, has a winning style with students. You can tell by the way their faces light up when they see him, the way they greet him with a fist pump.

Breakthrough drug on fast-track to help leukemia patients

Dan Pollyea, MD, MS talking to Senator Michael Bennet

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 27, 2014) - A University of Colorado researcher leads a national clinical trial for new leukemia treatment. The approach works so well the federal government put it on a fast track to approval.

Duemke guides finance students in upward direction

Members of the CU Denver Business School team that advanced in Trading Challenge pose in JP Morgan Center for Commodities

DENVER (Feb. 28, 2014) —Successfully navigating today's financial markets takes nuance, experience and strategic knowledge. Two Business School teams competing in stock trading challenge enjoy the ideal mentor in instructor Gavan Duemke.

CU Denver Rock Bottom Ruckus 2014

2014 Rock Bottom Ruckus

DENVER (Feb. 28, 2014) - For the past 24 years, CU Denver alumni have signed up, slipped on their boots, and shown up to socialize -- all while supporting student scholarships.

2014 Engineering Job and Internship Fair a success

2014 Engineering Job and Internship Fair

DENVER (Feb. 28, 2014) - The recent CU Denver Engineering Job and Internship Fair attracked a crowd of students and potential employers at St. Catejan’s on the Auraria campus.

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