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  • Apr 15

    Emerald ash borer: Consumers should check for pesticide licenses

    Denver Post (4/15/2014)

    Nobody can stop you from using pesticides to try to kill emerald ash borers that are miles away from threatening your ash trees. And the Colorado Department of Agriculture can't stop licensed pesticide applicators from selling you such pesticide applications — even though the agency concurs with federal and Colorado State University experts that only trees within 5 miles of the infested zone in Boulder are at high risk of hosting the bug in 2014.

  • Apr 15

    Fargreen wins $5K at Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge pitch event in Arkansas

    InnovatioNews (4/15/2014)

    Fargreen, a Fort Collins-based startup that aims to improve the lives of rural Vietnamese farmers by teaching them to recycle waste rice straw for fertilizer to grow and sell gourmet mushrooms, won $5,000 in the Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge on April 10. Representing Colorado State University, CSU students and company founders Trang Tran and Tanmay Telang took third-place prize at the competition held in Bentonville, Ark.

  • Apr 15

    Florida Has Had A Hurricane Lull, Expert Says

    Weather Bug (4/15/2014)

    The hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. Researchers at Colorado State University predict nine named storms, with at least three of those being hurricanes. Forecasters expect a global weather pattern called El Nino to kick in later this year, whipping up winds that can beat down hurricanes.

  • Apr 15

    Food for thought in fad diets

    Stock Journal (4/15/2014)

    "The message is stick to healthy foods and stay away from processed foods," says Loren Cordain, author of The Paleo Diet and a newly retired professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University. "Whether you want to call it Mediterranean, Japanese or Paleo, that should be the message." It is on this basis that Cordain rejects Paleo's wooden spoon for being the worst of 32 diets according to a US News and World survey.

  • Apr 15

    Speaking champion eyes book-signing record

    Northern Colorado Business Report (4/15/2014)

    He's proved he's a smooth talker, but how good is he with his hand? Colorado State University graduate Ryan Avery, who won the 2012 Toastmasters World Championship in 2012, will try to sign 5,000 copies of his new book in 9-and-a-half hours on Wednesday in an attempt to break the current world record for largest book signing.

  • Apr 15

    Ticket Stubs: Mishawaka, Taste of Fort Collins announce 2014 lineups

    Coloradoan (4/15/2014)

    After 12 years as Colorado State University's professor of voice and chair of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, Todd Queen is moving on to become the new Dean of the College of Music and Dramatic Arts at Louisiana State University. Queen has been a tremendous asset to CSU's opera department, as well as to Opera Fort Collins, which he led as artistic director for seven year before stepping down in 2011.

  • Apr 15

    Westboro Baptist Church to protest CSU graduation

    Coloradoan (4/15/2014)

    A Kansas church known for its anti-gay protests at public events plans to picket a CSU graduation ceremony and the "God-hated, without-hope young people" who it says will attend. Westboro Baptist Church indicated in a news release that its members will stage a protest on the Fort Collins campus from 4:15-5 p.m. May 17 at the intersection of Meridian Avenue and Plum Street.

  • Apr 14

    Colorado State's kicking game in good feet

    Coloradoan (4/14/2014)

    While CSU tries to figure out which five players will start on the offensive line, who will be the primary ball carrier and what it can to do improve its pass defense this spring, there are no such concerns in the kicking game. Kicker Jared Roberts and punter Hayden Hunt both return, and each believes he can take his game to a higher level.

  • Apr 14

    CSU learns from Australia on climate change

    Coloradoan (4/14/2014)

    Recently, I accompanied a delegation of CSU scientists, led by professor Diana Wall, director of our School of Global Environmental Sustainability, to hold a workshop with our counter-parts at the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment in Richmond, Australia, on the topic of the ecological effects of increased carbon dioxide and concomitant climate change on the ecosystem.

  • Apr 14

    Daniels Fund competition looks at ethics behind genetic screening

    Denver Business Journal (4/14/2014)

    Teams will present their recommendations to a panel of judges at the consortium, and then face an eight-minute Q&A with the judges — all in an attempt to unseat the current champions from Colorado State University.

  • Apr 14

    Do steers or heifers produce better beef?

    Drovers (4/14/2014)

    Instrumental tenderness was similar in the ribeye muscle from steers and heifers after 14 days of aging according to a research project at Colorado State University. In the same project, if aging times were extended to 21 days, beef from heifers was more tender than beef from steers, but after 28 days of aging, there was no difference.

  • Apr 14

    Forget Clip-On Trackers and Wristbands: This Smart Shoe Insole Will Track Your Physical Activity

    Fast Company (4/14/2014)

    SmartMove has its origins in research that analyzed the gait of stroke patients undertaken at University of Colorado Denver, Colorado State University, and Clarkson University. Funded by research grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Colorado's Office of Economic Development, Fort Collins, Colo.-based SmartMove was founded to conduct further research and build prototypes of a next-gen wearable tracker.

  • Apr 14

    Media Advisory: Sen. Bennet Visiting Powerhouse Energy Campus on April 14

    Bloomberg Business Week (4/14/2014)

    U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado, is visiting the new Colorado State University Powerhouse Energy Campus on Monday, April 14, to tour the Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory and learn about ongoing research between VanDyne SuperTurbo and CSU students and faculty.

  • Apr 14

    Police Break Up Wild Parties at Colorado State U, Western Michigan U

    Campus Safety (4/14/2014)

    Authorities had to break up parties that grew into large riots at Colorado State University and Western Michigan University over the weekend.

  • Apr 14

    Ryan Avery will sign new book at his alma mater, Colorado State University, to raise money for college scholarships

    GTN News (4/14/2014)

    On Wednesday, Ryan Avery, the 2012 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, will try to sign 5,000 copies of his new book in less than 10 hours in an attempt to break the current world record for the largest book signing.

  • Apr 14

    Sen. Michael Bennet visits Loveland auto-tech company VanDyne SuperTurbo

    Reporter Herald (4/14/2014)

    Tom Dean, a professor of entrepreneurship and sustainable enterprise at Colorado State University and a board member for VanDyne SuperTurbo Inc., said he was happy to show the senator an example of American ingenuity. "To see him engaged is a wonderful thing, and to see the federal government focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship," Dean said.

  • Apr 14

    Soil Ecologist Diana Wall to Talk Climate Change and Life in Antarctica - One of Earth's Most Extreme Ecosystems

    Bloomberg Business Week (4/14/2014)

    World-renowned soil ecologist and Colorado State University Distinguished Professor Diana Wall will present the next talk in the President's Lecture Series at 6:30 p.m. April 30 in the Lory Student Center North Ballroom on the CSU campus. Wall's lecture, "Lessons from an Antarctic desert: The hidden world and response to climate change," will delve into the depths of Antarctica's dry valleys -- including Wall Valley, named in honor of her work.

  • Apr 13

    CSU students and neighbors react to Saturday riot near campus

    Collegian (4/13/2014)

    A party hosted by two alleged CSU students 100 feet south of campus got out of hand Saturday night, and grew into a 200-person riot before 25 police units, SWAT teams and a K-9 unit broke it up around midnight.

  • Apr 13

    Dozens of Ft. Collins police respond to party

    Associated Press (4/13/2014)

    Police responding to a report that a party had gotten too big were met by rocks and bottles thrown toward officers and some people jumping on cars. Fort Collins Police Services spokesman Lt. Jeremy Yonce says officers were called to the home southwest of the Colorado State University campus just after midnight Sunday.

  • Apr 13

    How long will it take to build a new stadium at CSU?

    Coloradoan (4/13/2014)

    Any construction CSU hopes to complete for the proposed on-campus stadium will come down to the progress of all things plant growth.

  • Apr 13

    Upper Colorado River 2nd on most endangered list

    Vail Daily (4/13/2014)

    For the second year in a row, the Upper Colorado River has been named among the country’s most endangered rivers, coming in at No. 2. American Rivers releases the annual list, and rivers that are threatened include sections of the Colorado that run through Eagle County, including headwater rivers, which include the Eagle River. A new Colorado State University report commissioned by the Eagle River Watershed Council studied the state of the Eagle River.

  • Apr 12

    'That Was Home': Residents Rebuild in Wildfire-Prone Areas

    NBC News (4/12/2014)

    In many cases, the attraction of areas prone to wildfire is easy to understand, according to Frederick Smith, head of the Warner College of Natural Resources in the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. "It is a beautiful place to live," he told NBC News.

  • Apr 12

    CSU softball team falls to UNLV in 10-inning thriller

    Coloradoan (4/12/2014)

    The Colorado State University softball team lost its seven-run lead, then lost the game, an overtime 13-12 loss to UNLV that took 10 innings to decide.

  • Apr 12

    Emerald ash borer lures pesticide pitches out of the woodwork

    Denver Post (4/12/2014)

    <p>Six months after the tree-killing emerald ash borer was discovered in Boulder, Colorado State University, the USDA and the state agriculture department say that for people more than 5 miles from the known infestation zone in Boulder, there's no need to use pesticides in 2014. But that doesn't stop tree companies from trying to sell them to you.</p>

  • Apr 12

    Jason Oden's switch to running back for Colorado State working well

    Denver Post (4/12/2014)

    Even though it may be out of necessity, Jason Oden is moving in to a new football home this spring at Colorado State and he isn't planning on being a short-term tenant. He's moving to running back from safety to fill an expected void left by the unexpected departure of Donnell Alexander and he ran with the first team Saturday when the Rams made their annual spring visit to Denver.

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