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Beta Mu becomes 60th GIS chapter

CU Denver Business School students in risk management at inauguration of 60th GIS chapter

DENVER—The Beta Mu chapter of the University of Colorado Denver was initiated into Gamma Iota Sigma, the fraternity for students of insurance, risk management and actuarial science, in a recent ceremony.

Auraria Library staff visit Colorardo Capitol

Legislative session at the Colorado’s State Capitol

DENVER (May 1, 2014) - Current and past employees of the Auraria Library were treated to an insider’s view of state law-making on April 28 during a visit to Colorado’s State Capitol building hosted by Sen. Jessie Ulibarri.

Button wall becomes a 16th Street Mall sensation

Passersby on the 16th Street Mall in Denver check out the CU Denver button wall

DENVER (May 2, 2014)—They were destined to be together: The interactive CU Denver button wall and Denver's vibrant 16th Street Mall. On May 1 mall passers-by ill be invited to collect CU Denver buttons from the wall at Arapahoe and 16th streets.

Forum puts focus on integrated global energy market

Panelists speak at the CU Denver sponsored Energy Moving Forward conference

DENVER (May 2, 2014)—With fast-growing nations changing the global landscape in the 21st century, energy's impact on emerging economies, regulations and trade policy will escalate in the future. That was the focus of the Energy Moving Forward forum.

Kempe Center Gives Inaugural Scientific Impact Award

David Finkelhor, PhD

AURORA, Colo. (May 2, 2014) – David Finkelhor, PhD, director of the Crimes against Children Research Center, has been named the first recipient of the National Kempe Scientific Impact Award.

Large increase in type 1 and type 2 diabetes among U.S. youth

Blood sugar test on child's finger

AURORA, Colo. (May 5, 2014) - In a study that included data from over three million children and adolescents, researchers found an upsurge in type 1 and type 2 diabetes between 2001 and 2009.

A family’s loss turns into a message about drug interactions

Geremi Boom received the first JP Prescription Drug Awareness Foundation scholarship

AURORA, Colo. (May 5, 2014) - A family that lost a loved one to a combination of prescription drugs is working with University of Colorado’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CU SSPPS) to prevent similar deaths.

CU Denver students design 1000 miles per gallon vehicle

CU Denver Mechanical Engineering student drives in the Shell Eco-marathon

DENVER (May 5, 2014) – Eight CU Denver Mechanical Engineering students have designed a vehicle that runs on a hydrogen fuel cell and achieves more than 1000 miles per gallon.

Research project helps cities become bike, ped friendly

Students give presentations about community walk and wheel research at CU Denver

DENVER (May 7, 2014)—In their research into Weld County transportation patterns, land-use planning students found that 78 percent of work trips are in single-occupant vehicles. Of those trips, 13 percent take 10 minutes or less.

GEM students meet with energy decision makers in DC

Global Energy Management students from CU Denver Business School meet with energy officials in Washington, D.C.

DENVER (May 7, 2014)—Interfacing with experts directly involved in the evolution of energy in America was a priceless opportunity for Chase Puckett, a student in the Global Energy Management Program.

Best NEW festival for 2014: CU Denver’s Global Glow

CU Denver's Gregory Walker and Todd Reid

DENVER (May 8, 2014) - The coolest new addition to Colorado’s summer festival season takes place June 6-8 in Evergreen as the NeXt Music Festival presents its inaugural weekend event series, Global Glow.

Statins given early decrease progression of kidney disease


AURORA, Colo. (May 8, 2014) - A CU School of Medicine study shows that pravastatin, a common treatment for high cholesterol, also slows down the growth of kidney cysts in children and young adults with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).

Occhipinti named 2014 Student Employee of the Year

​DENVER (May 9, 2014) - Graduating senior Kendra Occhipinti has been named the 2013-14 Student Employee of the Year by the Student Employment Office.

CU researcher helps Type 1 diabetics sleep better

Sleeping child

AURORA, Colo. (May 12, 2014) New research could soon make it easier for people with type 1 diabetes to get a safe night’s sleep. Very low blood-sugar levels can cause seizures or even, in rare cases, death.

Partnership to increase awareness of autism in adults

AURORA, Colo. - While much focus is paid to children with autism, the CU School of Medicine’s JFK Partners is collaborating with The Autistic Global Initiative to increase awareness of the growing population of adults with autism.

Former prisoners, parolees turn to ER for care

AURORA, Colo. (May 14, 2014) - Returning to their communities from correctional facilities can be difficult for former prisoners. Add to the list of challenges a high risk of winding up in the emergency department or the hospital.

College of Nursing campaign unveiled

Campaign unveiled during National Nurses Week

AURORA, Colo. (May 14, 2014) - CU College of Nursing faculty, staff and students gathered May 9 to celebrate the profession and roll out an official new image campaign at the National Nurses Week Celebration and Ice Cream Social.

New Bioethics and Humanities director Wynia launches transition year

Matthew Wynia, MD

AURORA, Colo. (May 15, 2014) - Matthew Wynia, MD, leads Anschutz Medical Campus center in exploration of health care, policy and ethics.

Excellence Awards announced for CU Anschutz

AURORA, Colo. (May 15, 2014) - The CU Anschutz Student Government Awards for Excellence were announced.

$2.6 million grant to help CU research and treat pediatric stroke

The Ewert Family

AURORA, Colo. (May 19, 2014) -- At age 3, Trevor Ewert had four strokes. Now, five years later, he's doing well and is a model for what a team at the Anschutz Medical Campus hopes to accompish with a $2.6 million grant focusing on childhood stroke.

Innovation on display as engineering students unveil capstone projects

CU Denver students display a project at the Engineering Senior Design Competition

DENVER (May 19, 2014)—It's no wonder that engineering students get pumped about their capstone projects. In many cases, the students finish with a product that may bring them notoriety and revenue in the marketplace.

High school students honored at Rising Leaders in Education Awards Banquet

Rising Leaders in Education awards

DENVER, Colo. (May 16, 2014) - Fourty-three high school students gather in Terrace Room to be recognition for academic excellence and their interest in becoming teachers in the future.

Relive Spring Commencement 2014

CU Denver graduation, 2014. Photo by aujcakes on instagram

DENVER (May 21, 2014) - Denver Campus graduation ceremony through the eyes of our students.

CU Cancer Center helps speed drug approvals

Dr. Ross Camidge shares a laugh with patient Michael Moore at University of Colorado Hospital

AURORA, Colo. (May 21, 2014)—Cancer patient Michael Moore got a dose of good news Monday. He learned that a clinical trial drug, which has helped him and other patients, received "breakthrough therapy" designation from the FDA.

Diet beverages shown to play positive role in dieters’ weight loss


AURORA, Colo. (May 26, 2014)– A groundbreaking new study released today by the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center confirms definitively that drinking diet beverages helps people lose weight.

MOOCs and more discussed at Online Symposium

Rich DeMillo speaks about MOOCs and other technology at CU Online Symposium

DENVER(May 27, 2014)—While disruptive to traditional delivery models of education, massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other outgrowths of the technology revolution have diminished the "You Can't" argument in higher education.

Today takes a summer break

(May 28, 2017) - Starting the week of June 9, 2014, the e-newsletter Today will go on hiatus for the summer.

Long-term employees receive well-earned kudos

Thirty-five-year employee Manuel Gonzales is recognized at CU Denver | Anscnutz employee recognition lunch

DENVER(May 29, 2014)—Manuel Gonzales vividly remembers his first day working for the university: Aug. 7, 1978. He is among 338 University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus employees celebrating milestones in their career.

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