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  • Apr 20

    Firm ready to market cycles monitor

    TMCnet.com (4/20/2014)

    The system will send alerts when temperatures indicate a heifer or cow is ovulating, helping with the breeding process. Scott Asnicar, a founding investor who serves as the company's managing member and vice president of business development, said thus far, the company has worked with universities -- including Colorado State, University of California Davis and Purdue University -- to develop the best product possible before sending it full bore to consumers.

  • Apr 20

    New CSU Rams running back Jasen Oden adds new dimension with receiving

    Denver Post (4/20/2014)

    This is not what Mountain West foes will want to hear, but record-setting Colorado State senior quarterback Garrett Grayson has a new toy for the upcoming season. Grayson completed three passes to junior running back Jasen Oden during CSU's "Green and Gold" spring game Saturday at Hughes Stadium, and it appeared that potentially explosive pitch-and-catch combination was available all afternoon.

  • Apr 20

    Will offers incentive to use Wyoming ranch for agricultural education

    Denver Post (4/20/2014)

    The will of a wealthy Denver philanthropist who has died contains a large financial incentive for the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University to use a ranch for agricultural education rather than sell the property, the executor of her estate said Thursday.

  • Apr 19

    Colorado scientist gets NASA grant to study twin

    Foster's Daily Democrat (4/19/2014)

    A Colorado State University health researcher has received a NASA grant for a radiation study in which the subjects will be one twin in space and his brother back on earth.

  • Apr 19

    Lemonade stand helps fight childhood cancer

    Coloradoan (4/19/2014)

    Northwestern Mutual is hosting a lemonade stand at Colorado State University to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which fights childhood cancer. Since 2006 the foundation has funded more than 375 medical research grants.

  • Apr 19

    Predictions suggest quiet 2014 hurricane season

    Antigua Observer (4/19/2014)

    Climatologist Dale Destin has been looking at some of the early predictions, which all point to a relatively quiet hurricane season. Destin, who is away studying at Columbia University, wrote in his official blog that three major bodies have agreed on predictions. These are the UK-based Tropical Storm Risk, the Weather Channel and Colorado State University.

  • Apr 19

    Unnatural gas

    Winnipeg Free Press (4/19/2014)

    Black carbon emitted by flares and trucks affects health and contributes to climate change, according to a study by Colorado State University and the National Park Service.

  • Apr 18

    Alumni dole out CSU scholarships

    Fort Morgan Times (4/18/2014)

    College scholarships can change lives. They certainly did for Dr. Dean Hendrickson, now the associate dean of Colorado State University's Professional Veterinary Medicine Program, who was the guest speaker at the Morgan County CSU Alumni Association's annual dinner Monday night at the Country Steak-Out.

  • Apr 18

    Astronaut alumnus visits CSU before mission

    Coloradoan (4/18/2014)

    Dr. Kjell Lindgren is headed to the International Space Station next spring. This April, he took a slightly shorter journey to drop by Colorado State University on Thursday to visit his alma mater.

  • Apr 18

    Colorado colleges blaze the way

    Daily Evergreen (4/18/2014)

    Despite state-level legalization, federally funded colleges in Washington and Colorado remain adamant about keeping marijuana off their campuses. Title 21 of the United States Code, otherwise known as the Controlled Substances Act, outlaws marijuana use across the country, including land-grant institutions like WSU and other universities. “It’s kind of an interesting situation,” said Mackenzie Whitesell, the director of health for the Associated Students of Colorado State University. “Even though it’s legal here in the state, because it’s illegal at the federal level, it’s not allowed on campus.”

  • Apr 18

    CSU celebrates Powerhouse Energy Campus grand opening

    Coloradoan (4/18/2014)

    It's called the "grand social experiment." Colorado State University's Powerhouse Energy Campus in north Fort Collins celebrated its grand-opening Thursday with an event that drew hundreds of community members, academics, energy experts and Gov. John Hickenlooper.

  • Apr 18

    Dung beetles: Dirty work, big benefits for America’s farmers

    KPC News (Indiana) (4/18/2014)

    At the end of March 2014, Kraig Peel, assistant professor at Colorado State University and director of the Western Center for Integrated Resource Management Systems, wrote an interesting article explaining the differences between the three dung beetles we can find here in the United States.

  • Apr 18

    How to deal with the Ash beetle

    Boulder Daily Camera (4/18/2014)

    A study in the Midwest and Eastern United States estimated that the beetle will kill over 17 million ash trees between 2009-2019 and projected that eradication costs will exceed $10 billion. Further, the current management options such as insecticide treatment and preemptive tree removal have failed in other states. As Dr. Whitney Crenshaw of Colorado State University points out, "once the beetle is established there is no chance of eradication."

  • Apr 18

    Low-cost street weed gives legal vendors heartburn

    Northern Colorado Business Report (4/18/2014)

    Phyllis Resnick, lead economist for Colorado State University’s Colorado Futures Center, recalled stories of stores running out of marijuana when they first opened. Lower supplies can push prices higher. If more shops open, she said, competition will increase and prices will decline. But economists need more time to research marijuana markets before they can fully grasp price shifts.

  • Apr 18

    Powerhouse Energy Campus marks sunny opening as ‘grand social experiment,’ unique energy research model

    InnovatioNews (4/18/2014)

    On a warm and sunny mid-April day, a former power plant once abandoned by the city marked its transformation from crumbling deterioration into a showcase of clean energy research and technology. State and local officials, along with representatives of Colorado Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, convened Thursday to help celebrate the grand opening of the Colorado State University Powerhouse Energy Campus near downtown Fort Collins.

  • Apr 18

    Students get ethics lesson; firms get awards

    Northern Colorado Business Report (4/18/2014)

    Students at universities in Northern Colorado and Wyoming are sizing up local businesses to determine just how ethical they really are. The hands-on ethics education for students at the College of Business at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Monfort College of Business at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and the University of Wyoming College of Business in Laramie is part of the Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Ethics program, which recognizes companies for their exemplary ethics.

  • Apr 17

    Davis dies, will provides for ranch use by UW, CSU

    Associated Press (4/17/2014)

    The will of a wealthy Denver philanthropist who has died contains a large financial incentive for the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University to use a ranch for agricultural education rather than sell the property, the executor of her estate said Thursday. Amy Davis died Wednesday. She was 86.

  • Apr 17

    High dairy cow death losses cause for concern

    Western Producer (4/17/2014)

    It’s common that farmers don’t know why a cow died, and necropsies are seldom conducted. “It is tragic that people haven’t paid attention to this,” said Franklyn Garry of Colorado State University.

  • Apr 17

    Housing competition grows alongside CSU enrollment

    Coloradoan (4/17/2014)

    College students who haven't started looking for fall accommodations in Fort Collins may already face slim pickings. Rental industry experts in the city say already fierce housing competition will only intensify with Colorado State University's goal to grow its student population to 35,000 in coming years. For prospective Rams wrapping up transfer credits or attending senior prom, spring is also high time to worry about locking in a place to live come fall.

  • Apr 17

    Money flowing in for GOP candidates in 4th Congressional District race

    Greeley Tribune (4/17/2014)

    Political analyst Kyle Saunders of Colorado State University said all the individual donations in Buck’s campaign indicates he has the most name recognition.

  • Apr 17

    O'Connor brings quiet swagger to CSU softball team

    Coloradoan (4/17/2014)

    Chelsea O'Connor deflects attention like she's fouling off a pitch she doesn't like. The softball star shifts uncomfortably when asked to talk about her success in her first season playing for CSU. She would prefer to credit the rest of her team.

  • Apr 17

    Philanthropist Davis dies, will contains incentive for UW, CSU not to sell Y Cross Ranch

    The Republic (Columbus, Ind.) (4/17/2014)

    The will of a wealthy Denver philanthropist who has died contains a large financial incentive for the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University to use a ranch for agricultural education rather than sell the property, the executor of her estate said Thursday.

  • Apr 17

    Seven CSU football games set for national TV

    Coloradoan (4/17/2014)

    CSU's Mountain West football opener at Boise State this fall will be televised nationally by ESPN2, and four of the Rams' other Saturday games also will be broadcast to a national audience, the conference announced Thursday.

  • Apr 16

    2 more toxic meatballs found near Gunbarrel park, but still no leads in dog poisonings

    Boulder Daily Camera (4/16/2014)

    In an effort to determine the poison, some of the meatballs are being tested this week at Colorado State University. A part of CSU's sample will be examined by a separate lab at Texas A&M University, CSU spokesman Jeff Dodge said. "We may have some preliminary results on Friday," Dodge said, adding that A&M's results likely won't be available until next week.

  • Apr 16

    Canyon Wind Cellars wins Colorado Governor's Cup

    Digital Journal (4/16/2014)

    <p>A total of 152 medals, including 13 Gold, 59 Silver and 80 Bronze medals, were awarded to entries after the two-day competition. All entries were tasted blind--that is judges only knew the type of wine and the vintage and not the producer or the price. Dr. Stephen Menke, Colorado State University professor and State Enologist, directed the competition.</p>

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