CSU in the News

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  • Apr 23

    April 25 is Hairball Awareness Day!

    King 5 News (Wa.) (4/23/2014)

    Believe it or not, April 25 is Hairball Awareness Day, one of the pet-health awareness events recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

  • Apr 23

    Bioagricultural scientist John McKay to deliver inaugural Monfort Lecture April 28

    Bloomberg Business Week (4/23/2014)

    John McKay, Monfort Professor and associate professor of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management at Colorado State University, will deliver the inaugural Monfort Lecture, 4-5 p.m. Monday, April 28, in Natural Resources Building Room 113.

  • Apr 23

    Colorado Springs-area student earns spot at prestigious science fair

    Colorado Springs Gazette (4/23/2014)

    Matthew Hileman, a 10th-grader at The Classical Academy's College Pathways in Monument, won third place overall in the senior division and first place in engineering at the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair, held April 12 in Fort Collins at Colorado State University.

  • Apr 23

    Colorado State University video looks into state budget future

    Bloomberg Business Week (4/23/2014)

    The Colorado Futures Center at Colorado State University launched a new video explaining the long-term challenges the state will face in paying for state government services that go into preserving Colorado's quality of life, including K-12 education, health care, corrections, courts, higher education and a host of others.

  • Apr 23

    CSU student brewers to release new beer at Odell's tap room Thursday

    Bloomberg Business Week (4/23/2014)

    Colorado State University students enrolled in the Brewing Science & Technology course will release the fruits of this semester's fermentation labor at a ceremonial tapping of their "Spring Forward Belgian Bok Bier" 4-6 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at the Odell Brewing Tap Room in Fort Collins.

  • Apr 23

    Meb Keflezighi is American, and so am I

    CNN (4/23/2014)

    So there I was, the president of the Ethiopian Students Association, a member of the Black Student Alliance, and the founder of United Women of Color at Colorado State University.

  • Apr 22

    Could ICSI Donor Mares Serve as their Own Embryo Recipients?

    The Horse (4/22/2014)

    A Colorado State University (CSU) research team recently set out to determine whether they could establish a viable pregnancy by implanting the ICSI-produced embryo back into the oocyte donor mare.

  • Apr 22

    Don’t give Westboro the satisfaction

    Collegian (4/22/2014)

    CSU has recently come to the attention of a most unlikely group. Happy families and alumni will not be the only ones coming to town next month; members of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church will also descend.

  • Apr 22

    Fellowship Named for Big Island Botanist Lani Stemmermann

    Big Island Now (4/22/2014)

    “Rare Plants of Pohakuloa Training Area,” an extensive survey of the botany of the military installation in the Big Island’s saddle, was dedicated to her. The author of the survey, Robert B. Shaw of the Center for Ecological Management of Military Lands at Colorado State University, noted that Stemmermann, Charlie Lamoureux and Rick Warshauer were the first to report the existence of the rare plants at the Pohakuloa Training Area.

  • Apr 22

    Gilcrest cuts police department to pay for problems caused by rising groundwater

    Channel 7 News (4/22/2014)

    The Colorado State University report found the practice of curtailing wells and returning water to the aquifer has played a part in the rising groundwater, especially around Gilcrest, Fort Morgan, Sterling and Julesburg.

  • Apr 22

    Public update set for CSU stadium project

    Coloradoan (4/22/2014)

    The project manager and architect for CSU’s proposed on-campus stadium will host a public “listening session” on the project at 6 p.m. Monday at the Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins.

  • Apr 22

    Rainwater an option for dry spring watering

    Ruidoso News (4/22/2014)

    Jim Miller said the issue in Colorado was the agricultural operations downstream, "versus everybody else in the Front Range and West. What they finally decided is you have to pay a permit fee to have a tank, $28 the last time I checked. But Colorado State University conducted research on whether (catchment) really was diverting significant amounts of water out of the agriculture water rights. They found if rainwater harvesting was done on a much broader scale than it is today, only 3 percent would be diverted."

  • Apr 22

    Solving the problems of payday loans

    The Reporter (Pa.) (4/22/2014)

    Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter Jr., founder/director of the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University, and Colorado Attorney General John Suthers wrote a column on payday lending for McClatchy-Tribune.

  • Apr 21

    A life of service to the community

    Glenwood Springs Post Independent (4/21/2014)

    Louise and Carter Jackson moved to the valley in the early ’50s to take over the Glenwood Veterinary Clinic. They ran the business for 32 years. Louise Jackson taught chemistry at Colorado State University while her husband attended vet school.

  • Apr 21

    Author to discuss effects of interior design on health, wellness at CSU event

    Bloomberg Business Week (4/21/2014)

    When a patient is in a medical facility, having family and friends nearby provides crucial support, but if the hospital room is not designed in a way that makes those loved ones feel comfortable, they are less likely to stay long, and the patient loses that support system.

  • Apr 21

    Bio-Piracy: When Western Firms Usurp Eastern Medicine

    Forbes (4/21/2014)

    The researchers analyzed a sample of 17 case studies in which Western firms secured patents for traditional herbal remedies from all over the world. These included Colorado State University’s patent for quinoa (the school let the patent lapse in 1998, following complaints from Bolivia’s National Association of Quinoa Producers); Houston-based Rice Tec’s patents involving basmati rice (the firm withdrew several claims after public opposition); and the aforementioned turmeric patent.

  • Apr 21

    Boettcher Foundation awards $825,000 to CSU, CU Boulder and others

    Denver Post (4/21/2014)

    The Boettcher Foundation has given $825,000 to higher-education institutions across the state, including Colorado State University, the University of Colorado at Boulder and CU Denver.

  • Apr 21

    Catch a ride with CSU’s new on-campus shuttle

    Coloradoan (4/21/2014)

    Can you guess how long it takes CAM the Ram to get around CSU’s campus? When the university’s free shuttle service launches late this summer, the beloved mascot will make the loop from the southeast side of campus, to and around the Oval, across to the Lory Student Center, and down to Moby Arena in roughly 10 minutes.

  • Apr 21

    Emerald ash borer: What Front Range, northeast Colorado communities need to know

    North Forty News (4/21/2014)

    To help homeowners and communities make decisions about dealing with the pest, this week the Colorado State Forest Service is releasing a new Quick Guide about EAB in Colorado.

  • Apr 21

    Former CSU star Jason Smith ends injury-filled season

    Coloradoan (4/21/2014)

    Jason Smith's sixth season in the NBA ended Wednesday, even though it's actually been over for several months. Smith, a center for the New Orleans Pelicans, hasn't played since Jan. 15 because of a loose piece of cartilage in his right knee. He had surgery on the knee in January and is expected to be fully recovered for next season. Smith, who played at Colorado State University from 2004-07, started 27 of 31 games before he was hurt.

  • Apr 21

    Hurricane predictions were off last year. Will this year be any better?

    Washington Post (4/21/2014)

    “It’s hard to go all these years and then make your worst forecast after 30 years,” said climatologist William Gray, 84, the man who pioneered the science of preseason predictions. “It’s not very good progress.” Gray, founder of Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project, and colleague Philip Klotzbach recently released their closely watched forecast for 2014, which calls for just three hurricanes, with only one becoming a major storm reaching Category 3 or higher.

  • Apr 21

    NASA to launch twin into space to test effects of space travel

    Natural News (4/21/2014)

    One of the studies approved and funded by NASA will be conducted by Colorado State University researcher Susan Bailey.

  • Apr 21

    Pilot program aims to improve ag energy efficiency

    Journal-Advocate (4/21/2014)

    USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Colorado recently announced its participation in a pilot program aimed at sharing information about the numerous resources available to producers interested in increasing energy efficiencies. Organizations participating in the pilot include Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado State University, Colorado Rural Electric Association, Tri-State Generation and Transmission, Rural Development, and the Western Dairy Association.

  • Apr 21

    Plant milkweed to help the monarch

    Loveland Reporter-Herald (4/21/2014)

    Colorado doesn't play a large role in hosting migrating monarchs, since it falls between two of the butterflies' main migration paths, according to Colorado State University. However, the state does host "strays," as CSU calls them, and milkweed can hope those reproduce.

  • Apr 21

    SoGES panel to discuss Future Earth: an International Research Initiative for Global Sustainability April 30

    Bloomberg Business Week (4/21/2014)

    Future Earth is a global research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate the transformation to a sustainable world. And Colorado State University is at the forefront of its implementation.

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