CSU in the News

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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 20

    Colorado State University hosts cookstove testing marathon as part of climate study; CSU mechanical engineering Ph.D. student Kelsey Bilsback tests cookstoves at the Powerhouse Energy

    Bloomberg Business Week (8/20/2014)

    "About half of the world's population wakes up and starts a campfire in their kitchens to keep their families warm and fed," said John Volckens, the study's lead investigator and director of the CSU Center for Energy Development and Health. "Eventually, it all goes up in the sky, and we inhale it too."

  • Aug 20

    How illegal poaching could exterminate the African elephant ‘in 100 years’

    Washington Post (8/20/2014)

    “It’s been a real disaster,” lead author George Wittemyer, an assistant professor at Colorado State University, told The Washington Post in a phone interview.

  • Aug 20

    Squeezing Diesel From A Seed

    KUNC radio (8/20/2014)

    On a windy August day outside of Fort Collins, three Colorado State University students crouch in a field, harvesting a crop by hand.

  • Aug 20

    Use garden harvest for fruit or green smoothies

    Salisbury Post (8/20/2014)

    Some suggestions from Colorado State University Extension for enhancing the flavor and nutritional punch of smoothies...

  • Aug 19

    Colorado State University unveils new 'mola' collection donated to the Avenir Museum; A mola titled "Dragon Eating Moon," by an unknown artist

    Bloomberg Business Week (8/19/2014)

    Today Colorado State University unveiled a striking collection recently donated to the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising: colorful textile creations called "molas" made by a group of indigenous women from the San Blas Islands of Panama.

  • Aug 19

    Colorado's Kiel Reijnen takes first in Stage 1 race

    Aspen Daily News (8/19/2014)

    Clement Chevrier (FRA) of Bissell Development Team has the Colorado State University Best Young Rider Jersey heading into Stage 2 today.

  • Aug 19

    CSU presents 'Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)'

    Coloradoan (8/19/2014)

    Take a trip through all 37 of Shakespeare's works in 90 minutes with CSU’s production of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)."

  • Aug 19

    CSU wide receiver Rashard Higgins is ready for huge sophomore season

    Denver Post (8/19/2014)

    CSU coach Jim McElwain, who earlier in preseason camp pointedly said he had to keep reminding Higgins he wasn't a freshman any longer, noticed.

  • Aug 19

    CSU, CU have sold 45K tickets for Rocky Mountain Showdown

    Coloradoan (8/19/2014)

    CU has sold 30,700 tickets, according to sports information director David Plati, while Colorado State University's associate athletic director for sales and marketing, Jason Layton, said the Rams were at 15,000.

  • Aug 19

    Dee Hart, two others injured in Colorado State practice

    Coloradoan (8/19/2014)

    Two key players went down with ankle injuries during practice Tuesday and another offensive tackle also was lost indefinitely to an injury, CSU coach Jim McElwain said.

  • Aug 19

    Heart of Atlantic Hurricane Season Arrives Without a Bang

    Bloomberg Business Week (8/19/2014)

    If tradition holds, William Gray, who pioneered seasonal hurricane forecasting more than three decades ago, will ring a bell in the halls of Colorado State University in Fort Collins to remind researchers of the date.

  • Aug 19

    Museum Quality

    Construction Today (8/19/2014)

    Perhaps the most striking feature of the Colorado State University's (CSU) Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising renovation and expansion project is the exterior brick facade.

  • Aug 19

    Poachers Exhausting Elephant Population

    U.S. News and World Report (8/19/2014)

    “I think it’s the only quantitatively-based estimate out there,” said George Wittemyer, the lead author and a professor at Colorado State University, according to National Geographic.

  • Aug 19

    Revisiting Teenage Dreams

    Wall Street Journal (8/19/2014)

    Johnny Plastini, assistant professor of Art at Colorado State University, says: 'It's really important to be comfortable with failure, and to take risks.'

  • Aug 19

    Some trees face "extinction" threat

    CBS Money Watch (8/19/2014)

    The difference with TCD is this that the disease has "jumped host -- it moved from one kind of walnut that it didn't hurt to black walnut, (which) it can hurt," said Whitney Cranshaw, professor of entomology at Colorado State University. "So it's a new disease."

  • Aug 19

    Visit Fort Collins names interim director

    Coloradoan (8/19/2014)

    According to a 2011 Colorado State University study on the economic impact of tourism on the Fort Collins economy, the industry is responsible for 1,600 jobs, $58 million in household income and $11.3 million in city tax revenue.

  • Aug 18

    100,000 Elephants Killed by Poachers in Just Three Years, Landmark Analysis Finds

    National Geographic (8/18/2014)

    The new study, published in the August 19 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, led by George Wittemyer of Colorado State University, included local and regional population estimates and concluded that three-quarters of local elephant populations are declining.

  • Aug 18

    100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

    Washington Post (8/18/2014)

    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 18

    Bonus Years: Robin Williams and the prevalence of later-life suicide

    Capital Gazette (8/18/2014)

    Silvia Canetto, a Colorado State University psychology professor specializing in gender issues in suicidal behavior, suggests that's because women are more experienced and comfortable with managing and adapting to major changes in their life. "Women are capable of more complex and flexible coping strategies than men (because) women experience more changes in roles and body functioning during adulthood, perhaps preparing them for physical changes in later life. In contrast, men are socialized to be in control and shape the world according to their needs (so) men arrive at later life with unrealistic expectations and a limited range of coping strategies."

  • Aug 18

    CSU study quantifies African elephant slaughter: 33,630 a year

    Denver Post (8/18/2014)

    "There will be populations that persist in better protected areas, assuming poachers do not target them," Wittemyer said. "Elephants aren't going to go extinct. We're going to lose about three-quarters of the populations. ... All nations need to get behind this. The key is breaking demand for ivory in China and other nations."

  • Aug 18

    CSU's Defense Features Max Morgan, Pride Of Greeley

    CBS 4 Denver (8/18/2014)

    The Colorado State University Rams are going into the season with a defense that's led by a fine corps of linebackers.

  • Aug 18

    CSU's Jim McElwain pleased with Rams' progress in preseason

    Denver Post (8/18/2014)

    "We've come a long ways as a program," McElwain said. "Just seeing how they've approached this camp, there's kind of a whole new resolve now. We'll find out, but we're way ahead of where we've been in the first two years."

  • Aug 18

    Director of CSU Animal Cancer Center touts value of animal treatment to human cancer medicine

    Bloomberg Business Week (8/18/2014)

    Page, as director of Colorado State University's world-renowned Flint Animal Cancer Center, is leading a push within the field of cancer medicine to view dogs with naturally occurring disease as the ideal route to improving cancer treatment in people.

  • Aug 18

    More vets prescribing physical therapy

    Pennsylvania Observer-Reporter (8/18/2014)

    "People have recognized through research that, in the same way we do with people, we can accelerate pets’ recovery after surgery, or even without surgery improve their quality of life," says Colorado State veterinarian Felix Duerr, who specializes in sports medicine. "Instead of just giving pain medication, we try to improve the outcome of the cases."

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