CSU in the News

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  • Jul 22

    Adams County horse the first infected with West Nile Virus this year

    North Forty News (7/22/2014)

    The first reported equine case of WNV in Colorado has been diagnosed in an Adams County horse. This case was diagnosed by Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Fort Collins.

  • Jul 22

    Leading the fight against Emerald Ash Borer, researchers update report on insecticide options

    Reuters (7/22/2014)

    A new report by entomologists studying EAB indicates that effective measures can be taken to slow EAB's spread and preserve desirable ash trees. Co-written by several university researchers, Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer (2014) provides a status update on ongoing scientific research conducted to evaluate chemical treatments used to kill EAB. Additional report co-authors include David R. Smitley, Ph.D. Michigan State University, Clifford S. Sadof, Ph.D., Purdue University and Whitney Cranshaw, Ph.D., Colorado State University.

  • Jul 21

    Barbay hired as CSU football director of player personnel

    Coloradoan (7/21/2014)

    CSU announced the addition of new director of football player personnel Kevin Barbay. Barbay comes to Colorado State University from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, where he was the wide receivers coach.

  • Jul 21

    Colorado received $250,000 grant to promote wood-energy facilities

    Bloomberg Business Week (7/21/2014)

    This week, the USDA announced that Colorado is the recipient of a quarter-million-dollar grant to promote the development of wood-to-energy projects in the state. The grant will help foresters and researchers address forest health and wildfire concerns by accelerating the establishment of wood-energy facilities and technologies that use woody biomass.

  • Jul 21

    Colorado State Forest Service receives $250,000 grant to promote wood-energy technologies

    North Forty News (7/21/2014)

    The USDA announced July 18 that Colorado received a quarter-million-dollar grant to promote the development of wood-to-energy projects in the state. The grant will help foresters and researchers address forest health and wildfire concerns by accelerating the establishment of wood-energy facilities and technologies that use woody biomass.

  • Jul 21

    Construction remaking CSU, FRCC campuses

    Coloradoan (7/21/2014)

    Hundreds of millions of dollars in construction projects have -- and will continue to make -- the campuses at Colorado State University and Front Range Community college look a lot different now and for years to come.

  • Jul 21

    CSU ranked among top universities for quality and affordability by College Scorecard

    U-WIRE (7/21/2014)

    Colorado State University is ranked highly for graduation rates and affordability, according to the College Scorecard developed by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Jul 21

    CSU Upgrades Old Dining Facility with High-End Burger Concept

    Food Management magazine (7/21/2014)

    Colorado State University has invigorated its aging Parmelee Dining Center with the introduction of a new high-end burger concept based on commercial chains like Five Guys, Smash Burger and Stuft. Students picked the name Ram Shack in a public vote while feedback from social media helped shape the overall venue concept.

  • Jul 21

    CSU WR Rashard Higgins on Biletnikoff Award watch list

    Denver Post (7/21/2014)

    Colorado State wide receiver Rashard Higgins is one of 55 players on the 2014 Biletnikoff Award watch list.

  • Jul 21

    CSU’s Grayson befriends Jameis Winston, MW quarterbacks

    Coloradoan (7/21/2014)

    CSU quarterback Garrett Grayson was a relative unknown entering the 2013 season. This year, he's a lead horse in a stable of impressive quarterbacks around the Mountain West.

  • Jul 21

    EDF/Google Earth/CSU Project Uses LI-COR Analyzer to Detect and Map Urban Methane Leaks

    Hispanic Business (7/21/2014)

    LI-COR Biosciences, a world leader in instrument systems for environmental research, today announced its involvement in this major initiative of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Google Earth Outreach, and Colorado State University (CSU).

  • Jul 21

    Hopeful signs emerge for hurricane season

    Orlando Sentinel (7/21/2014)

    Colorado State University climatologist Phil Klotzbach said even if El Niño appears, "I don't think it's going to be a particularly strong event." But he said other climatic factors are now developing that could be just as potent, including the Saharan dust, the cool temperatures in the Atlantic and strong wind shear over some tropical regions.

  • Jul 21

    Make money from your garden

    Channel 9 News (7/21/2014)

    The Colorado State University Denver Extension office provides resources on soil testing and classes on urban farming, cottage foods, and food safety.

  • Jul 21

    Make money from your garden

    Channel 9 News (7/21/2014)

    The Colorado State University Denver Extension office provides resources on soil testing and classes on urban farming, cottage foods, and food safety.

  • Jul 21

    Retired CSU professor named Gold Medal Winner in Short Stories

    Collegian (7/21/2014)

    The mountains were calling, and he had to go. Steven Schwartz is a retired Colorado State University professor and recipient of many awards. His latest award was for his short story collection, “Little Raw Souls,” which won the 2014 Colorado Book Award for Literary Fiction and the ForeWord Book of the Year Award – Gold Medal Winner in Short Stories.

  • Jul 21

    Traffic Noise Changes Prairie Dogs’ Behaviors

    VetStreet (7/21/2014)

    A researcher from Colorado State University recorded traffic sounds to see how a colony of prairie dogs living away from the road would react to the noise. He found that when they heard the sounds, more of the prairie dogs went underground, and they spent less time looking for food and more time scanning for predators.

  • Jul 20

    Green gold: Colo. Underestimated pot demand

    USA Today (7/20/2014)

    "This study finds total marijuana demand to be much larger than previously estimated. Our point estimate of demand is 121.4 tons per year for adult residents. This is 31% higher than a recent Department of Revenue assessment, 89% higher than a study by the Colorado Futures Center, and 111% higher than an older study by the Colorado Center for Law and Policy. The primary difference is caused by much heavier dosage amounts consumed by the state's "heavy user" population — those who consume marijuana on a daily basis," the study said

  • Jul 20

    NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 will soon provide scientists data to look into past

    Clarksville Online (7/20/2014)

    “In a sense, you’re trying to go backward in time and space,” said David Baker, a scientist at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. “You’re reversing the flow of the winds to determine when and where the input of carbon at the Earth’s surface had to be to give you the measurements you see now.”

  • Jul 20

    U.S. seen as weak on global research collaboration

    New York Times (7/20/2014)

    While institutions like North Texas are just starting to better connect their international and research offices, Colorado State University has made international research partnerships the core of its global strategy for nearly a decade. Colorado State’s president, Tony Frank, said the “most profound” evidence he had that the university’s approach had made a difference was that faculty members used global opportunities as a selling point when trying to attract top researchers. “A decade ago,” he said, “you wouldn’t have heard that.”

  • Jul 19

    ATV riders need caution, training, helmets

    Reporter Herald (7/19/2014)

    "We have a major public health problem with ATVs," said David Gilkey, an associate professor in the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences at CSU. "These vehicles are fun, but they have many risks associated with operation." Gilkey has done extensive research for the last five years on the dangers. "About 800 deaths per year result from ATV accidents," he said. "A child younger than 16 dies in an ATV accident once every four days."

  • Jul 19

    Blumhardt: Stadium will decide CSU’s football future

    Coloradoan (7/19/2014)

    Overshadowed by the heated debate of CSU’s proposed on-campus stadium has been the power play by the Power Five conferences in widening the gap between and them and the other five FBS-level leagues, including the Mountain West.

  • Jul 19

    Hot dog: How to tell if your pet is vulnerable to heat injuries

    Denver Post (7/19/2014)

    Veterinarian Timothy Hackett is director of Colorado State University's James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital. He is a specialist in veterinary emergency and critical care.

  • Jul 19

    Scientists unlock bread wheat’s genetic secrets

    Union Bulletin (7/19/2014)

    The same has been true for rice. “It’s accelerated the discovery of the genes involved in many traits, including those for higher yield and disease resistance,” said Colorado State University professor Jan Leach. “It’s always boggled my mind how ridiculous it is to not have (a complete genome) for wheat,” she said, “so this is great news.”

  • Jul 18

    Colo. State Forest Service wins $250,000 wood-energy grant

    Northern Colorado Business Report (7/18/2014)

    The Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) received a three-year, $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop wood-to-energy projects.

  • Jul 18

    Colorado State University unveils Speakers Bureau

    Collegian (7/18/2014)

    Speakers Bureau, a database assembling the expertise of CSU’s community of scholars and professionals, is coming to Colorado State University.

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