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 28

    Can Small Farmers and a New Seed Based Biofuel Green the World? Major Universities and Even the U.S. Air Force Seem to Think So

    Fox 42 News (8/28/2014)

    Earlier this month, a report was created by Colorado State University in partnership with the U.S. Air Force on the performance of vehicles using an eco-friendly, oilseed biofuel. The results indicated that this type of fuel made from mustard seeds, offered great potential as biofuel feedstock and will be important to Americas Eco friendly future.

  • Aug 28

    Colorado State's chances might be put on the line

    Denver Post (8/28/2014)

    For four years as Alabama's offensive coordinator, Colorado State coach Jim McElwain was part of one of the most venomous rivalries in college football — Alabama vs. Auburn in the Iron Bowl.

  • Aug 28

    CSU and CU rabbis encourage sportsmanship at Rocky Mountain Showdown

    Collegian (8/28/2014)

    The CSU-CU rivalry may be a heated competition, but for these two university rabbis it is nothing but fun and games.

  • Aug 28

    CSU needs Van Pelt attitude in Rocky Mountain Showdown

    Coloradoan (8/28/2014)

    Joe Hanlsey doesn't plan on spiking the ball off anyone's helmet if he crosses the goal line Friday night in Denver. It's not that the idea of reenacting a classic moment in Rocky Mountain Showdown history wouldn't be fun, but he's pretty certain CSU coach Jim McElwain wouldn't let him back on the field against the University of Colorado — or ever, for that matter.

  • Aug 28

    Humane practices lead to better meat, researcher says

    Drovers (8/28/2014)

    Temple Grandin, livestock welfare researcher and Colorado State University professor, told food industry officials on Tuesday that humane practices lead to improved meat quality, which is helping contribute to historic high meat prices.

  • Aug 28

    Keep close watch on horses and livestock for signs of virus

    North Forty News (8/28/2014)

    Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) virus first showed up this year on July 18, when four horses in Weld County tested positive for the disease and were placed under quarantine. “Fast forward five weeks,” said CSU Extension Agent Karen Crumbaker, “to August 28, when the Colorado Department of Agriculture confirmed 313 horses and 7 cows have tested positive for VS in Colorado, causing 222 quarantines. The spread of VS went from one county to eight, Larimer County being one of the counties with 56 quarantined locations.”

  • Aug 28

    Late goal gives CSU soccer team first-ever home win

    Coloradoan (8/28/2014)

    CSU women's soccer coach Bill Hempen couldn't help himself. He had to drop his composure and let out a yell of excitement.

  • Aug 28

    Nanoparticle research could enhance oil recovery, tracing of fracking fluid

    Chemi.Info (8/28/2014)

    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 28

    Residents can view Denver gas symposium online in Greeley

    Greeley Tribune (8/28/2014)

    Though Colorado State University’s fourth Natural Gas Symposium is in Denver this year, there’s no reason local residents should feel cut out of the loop.

  • Aug 28

    Steve Fairchild recruits are in bloom at CSU

    Denver Post (8/28/2014)

    When a college football coach is fired or forced out, the new guy comes in acknowledging the need to improve the talent level. That's what Jim McElwain did when he took over at Colorado State three years ago, and it's what Mike MacIntyre did at Colorado in 2013.

  • Aug 28

    Ugly Is Good to Hurricane Forecaster Awaiting Quiet Year

    Bloomberg (8/28/2014)

    When it comes to Atlantic hurricanes, brief and ugly is beautiful, at least to Phil Klotzbach, lead author of Colorado State University’s seasonal storm forecast.

  • Aug 27

    Algae Biomass Summit Showcases Innovation in Algae Engineering

    Chemical Industry Today (8/27/2014)

    "The research breakthroughs on display at this year's Summit will highlight how our growing understanding of algae cultivation, harvesting and processing is building a brand new industry that can provide sustainable products and services," said Dr. Anthony Marchese, Director, Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory at Colorado State University and Chair of the Summit's Engineering & Analysis track, "A wide range of industrial and consumer markets will benefit from the advances in algae engineering and analysis that we will be discussing at the Summit."

  • Aug 27

    CSU team to research mountain lion illnesses

    Reporter Herald (8/27/2014)

    A Colorado State University research team has begun looking into how illnesses are transmitted in mountain lion populations, work that could help manage future outbreaks of diseases such as feline leukemia virus.

  • Aug 27

    Dish joins networks set to broadcast Rocky Mountain Showdown on TV

    Denver Post (8/27/2014)

    The network will air Friday night's Colorado-Colorado State game. The game also will be available on Comcast and DirecTV systems.

  • Aug 27

    Fort Collins' OtterBox quietly explores sale

    Coloradoan (8/27/2014)

    OtterBox is already fairly large by private company standards and may be ripe for sale, said John Elder, interim chair of the department of finance and real estate at Colorado State University. "There are larger companies that are private, but a lot that go public for less than what OtterBox is worth now."

  • Aug 27

    Molly Bloom's "Game" reveals stacked deck of ambition, drama

    Denver Post (8/27/2014)

    With a Colorado State University psychology professor for a father and a star CU football player, Tommy Hilfiger model, and two-time Olympic skier (Jeremy) for a brother, Bloom felt she had to fight for attention. She worked her way onto the U.S. Ski Team and studied political science at CU-Boulder.

  • Aug 27

    Tropical disturbance forms in Gulf

    News-Press (8/27/2014)

    The National Hurricane Center and Colorado State University -- two of the world's leading hurricane sources -- lowered their predictions for named storms and hurricanes in recent weeks.

  • 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

    CSU, CU playing on even field in terms of talent

    Coloradoan (8/26/2014)

    Jim McElwain has been CSU's football coach long enough to understand how fans across the state view the Rams' annual matchup with the University of Colorado. He knows that his Colorado State University team is always viewed as the underdog, and he prefers it that way.

  • 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

    Colorado State University implements the “Leave the Plastic Plant a Tree” campaign

    Collegian (8/25/2014)

    In response to a student poll, Colorado State University is phasing out the one-time use of plastic bags and water bottles.

  • 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.

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