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Barriers stop many older Americans from taking driving tests

AURORA, Colo. (June 30, 2014) - As the American population continues to age, new research is showing significant barriers to evaluations important to the continued safety and competence of older drivers.

More cyclists on road can mean less collisions

DENVER (June 24, 2014) - A CU Denver study examining collisions between bicycles and motorists, shows bicyclist safety significantly increases when there are more bikes on the road.

Algae oil makers win CU Denver Business Plan Competition

DENVER (June 19, 2014) - A novel way to create vegan spreads, cheese and dietary supplements using waste from breweries and ethanol plants won first prize Thursday in this year's annual CU Denver Business Plan Competition.

Study finds serious challenges to 'New Urbanist' communities

Stapleton, local road width 30' cross-section

DENVER (June 10, 2014) - As New Urbanist communities expand nationwide, a study from the University of Colorado Denver shows the increasing challenges of blancing complex traffic engineering systems with the ideals of walkable sustainable neighborhoods.

Study shows gap between public health and transportation policy

Pedestrian crossing (Photo from Naples News, Florida)

DENVER (June 2, 2014) - A new study from the University of Colorado Denver shows public health issues are often ignored in many transportation projects, especially when major roads are built through lower-income neighborhoods.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Skinner Middle School recognizes 2014 'champions'

Dirk Boden, Marilyn Leff, Brenda Vasquez, Michele Koyama and Virginia Sarapura

AURORA, Colo. (April 30, 2014) - For the fourth year Denver Public School's (DPS) Skinner Middle School has formally acknowledged the value of the university's partnership for their students and the community.

Seventh-graders raise money for Alzheimer's research

Huntington Potter accepts check from Graland Country Day School students

AURORA, Colo. (April 22, 2014) - A $3,000 check from local seventh-graders was presented to the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome at the University of Colorado School of Medicine to aid research into Alzheimer’s disease.

Extreme Weight Loss begins at Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

AURORA, Colo. (April 21, 2014) - The ABC Television Network will air 13 two-hour episodes of the hit series “Extreme Weight Loss,” a unique, non-competitive show about weight loss transformations.

Aspen Ideas Festival shines spotlight on Anschutz Medical Campus

Robin Shandas, Ph.D., of the CU Bioengineering Department will be a featured speaker at the Aspen Ideas Festival

AURORA, Colo. (April 21, 2014)—In Aspen's high mountain air this summer the spotlight will shine on the Anschutz Medical Campus and its advances in medicine, biotechnology and health care.

CU Denver exhibits captivate TEDxYouth crowd

Middle school boy enjoys trying out augmented reality technology at TEDxYouth event

DENVER (April 21, 2014)—A steady stream of middle and high schoolers were captivated by CU Denver's augmented reality exhibit and other displays at TEDxYouth@MileHigh at Ellie Caulkins Opera House on April 16.

2014 hPod Health Professions Opportunity Day

Young students get hands-on experience in health care

AURORA, Colo. (April 17, 2014) - More than 200 young students participated in the 2014 Health Professions Opportunity Day at the Anschutz Medical Campus.

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