CSU in the News

The success and expertise of Colorado State University, its programs and its people are highlighted in hundreds of newspaper, magazine, television, radio and electronic media stories each month by local, regional, national and international news organizations. Following is a sample of news stories from the past few days.

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  • Sep 6

    Botswana is a rare refuge for elephants

    News 24 - South Africa (9/6/2014)

    "We're going through that again, in a lot of ways," George Wittemyer, an American expert who has studied elephants in Kenya, said in reference to the poaching surge decades ago. Wittemyer, an assistant professor at Colorado State University's department of fish, wildlife, and conservation biology, said Kenya had made progress in combating poachers, but acknowledged: "We're definitely not anywhere near out of the woods yet."

  • Aug 26

    Around the Horn, Colorado State’s new free shuttle service

    Collegian (8/26/2014)

    Around the Horn is a new, free way for Colorado State University's students and staff to travel around campus safely and easily.

  • Aug 26

    If You Have Allergies or Asthma, Talk to Your Doctor About Cap and Trade

    The Atlantic (8/26/2014)

    "We were looking at ozone and particulate matter, the two biggest air quality issues in the United States," Tammy Thompson, a research scientist at Colorado State University with the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environment, told me.

  • Aug 25

    Colleges Worsen Income Inequality

    FOX Business (8/25/2014)

    Colorado State University is working on a $220 million football stadium expected to be finished by 2016 as tuition costs bear down.

  • Aug 25

    CSU backs VP named in federal probe

    Collegian (8/25/2014)

    Colorado State University officials are standing behind the school's vice president for research in the wake of a federal report that accused him of improperly hiring friends at the Department of Defense.

  • Aug 25

    Incognito Caterpillar Threatens U.S. Borders

    Scientific American (8/25/2014)

    "The problem is that you can't take a week to get an answer if you are holding up a perishable shipment of fresh produce, like oranges or tomatoes," says Todd Gilligan, research scientist at the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management at Colorado State University.

  • Aug 25

    Researchers hope to bring cutting-edge cancer treatment to Colorado

    Colorado Public Radio (8/25/2014)

    The treatment does a better job of targeting and destroying tumors with fewer side effects and less damage to healthy tissue and organs than traditional radiation therapy, according to Jac Nickoloff, who heads Colorado State University's Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences.

  • Aug 25

    Scott Brown's Climate Reversal

    National Journal (8/25/2014)

    "If cost-benefit analyses of climate policies don't include the significant health benefits from healthier air, they dramatically underestimate the benefits of these policies," said lead author Tammy Thompson of Colorado State University.

  • Aug 24

    Colorado to show its innovative side at COIN summit

    Denver Post (8/24/2014)

    "They agreed to come to Colorado because they and their companies sensed something was happening here," said Ajay Menon, dean of Colorado State University's College of Business, and the state's previous chief innovation officer. "We are catching their attention, and this could be a great economic development opportunity."

  • Aug 24

    Colorado to show its innovative side at COIN summit

    Brush News Tribune (8/24/2014)

    "They agreed to come to Colorado because they and their companies sensed something was happening here," said Ajay Menon, dean of Colorado State University's College of Business, and the state's previous chief innovation officer. "We are catching their attention, and this could be a great economic development opportunity."

  • Aug 24

    Roan Plateau deserves protection from man and his oil structures

    Denver Post (8/24/2014)

    It is those folds and buttresses that make the Roan what it is — one of Colorado's top locations for biological diversity, according to the Colorado Natural Heritage Program at Colorado State University.

  • Aug 23

    CSU researchers get federal grant to study biodiesel crop production

    Denver Post (8/23/2014)

    A team led by CSU agriculture professor John McKay last month was awarded a $1.5 million federal grant to study Camelina's potential as a biofuel.

  • Aug 22

    Colorado State University nanoparticle research could enhance oil recovery, tracing of fracking fluid

    Bloomberg Business Week (8/22/2014)

    Two Colorado State University researchers are examining how nanoparticles move underground, knowledge that could eventually help improve recovery in oil fields and discover where hydraulic fracking chemicals travel.

  • Aug 22

    CSU research could help track fracking fluid

    Channel 9 News (8/22/2014)

    Research now underway at Colorado State University could eventually help track where chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing wind up once they're injected into the ground.

  • Aug 21

    100‚000 elephants killed in Africa

    Himalayan Times (8/21/2014)

    China’s rising middle class and the demand for ivory in that country of 1.3 billion people is driving the black market price of ivory up, leading to more impoverished people in Africa “willing to take the criminal risk on and kill elephants. The causation in my mind is clear,” said the study’s lead author, George Wittemyer of Colorado State University.

  • Aug 21

    Colorado a leader in public sector job growth

    Denver Post (8/21/2014)

    Martin Shields, an economist at Colorado State University, said the tax revenues collected by all states are running about 1 percent higher than they were in 2007, and seriously lagging the growth rate in the overall economy.

  • Aug 21

    Colorado State reveals AD search committee makeup, including Sonny Lubick

    Denver Post (8/21/2014)

    The school also revealed the 21 members of the search committee, which will be chaired by Loren Crabtree, a retired longtime CSU administrator who also was chancellor of the University of Tennessee.

  • Aug 21

    CSU committee in no hurry to hire new AD

    Coloradoan (8/21/2014)

    "This group of people has demonstrated both a love for Colorado State University and a shared ambition for our future in athletics," CSU President Tony Frank said in the release. "I will look to this group to help us find the leadership that will boost our athletic department to the next level. And with the amazing success and broad backgrounds represented on this committee, I am confident they'll do a great job."

  • Aug 21

    CSU ranks 11th in 'Cool Schools'

    Coloradoan (8/21/2014)

    Colorado State University ranked 11th in Sierra Club's "Cool Schools 2014" list, based on factors such as sustainability opportunities on campus, energy consumption and vegan options. Sierra Club is a grassroots environmental organization.

  • Aug 21

    CSU research could help track fracking fluid

    Denver Business Journal (8/21/2014)

    Research now underway at Colorado State University could eventually help track where chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing wind up once they're injected into the ground.

  • Aug 21

    More than 200 CSU, community volunteers to educate local students, visit residents with good neighbor advice

    Bloomberg Business Week (8/21/2014)

    More than 200 volunteers -- CSU police, faculty, staff and students, and City of Fort Collins police, staff and long-term residents -- join together Aug. 27 to usher in a new school year.

  • Aug 21

    Nancy Pelosi to talk student debt in Boulder

    Denver Post (8/21/2014)

    She will be joined by Rep. Jared Polis, a fellow Democrat who represents the Boulder area, CU chancellor Phil DiStefano, CSU president Tony Frank and representatives of student bodies from both schools.

  • Aug 21

    Pet Health: Watch for pet poisons around your home, and form a plan for emergency response

    Bloomberg Business Week (8/21/2014)

    Here are a few items among many that are toxic to pets and prompt emergency visits to Colorado State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

  • Aug 21

    Rocky Mountain Showdown

    Coloradoan (8/21/2014)

    On Tuesday, Associated Students of Colorado State University will host its annual student "Grill the Buffs" Pep Rally that includes free food beginning at 11 a.m. at the basketball courts south of the Campus Recreation Center.

  • Aug 21

    Sonny Lubick on CSU search committee for new AD

    Coloradoan (8/21/2014)

    Former football coach Sonny Lubick and vice-presidents with two Denver professional sports teams will serve on the 21-member committee announced Thursday to find CSU's next athletic director.

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