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 22

    Colorado State University nanoparticle research could enhance oil recovery, tracing of fracking fluid

    Bloomberg Business Week (8/22/2014)

    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 22

    CSU research could help track fracking fluid

    Channel 9 News (8/22/2014)

    Research now underway at Colorado State University could eventually help track where chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing wind up once they're injected into the ground.

  • Aug 21

    100‚000 elephants killed in Africa

    Himalayan Times (8/21/2014)

    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 21

    Colorado a leader in public sector job growth

    Denver Post (8/21/2014)

    Martin Shields, an economist at Colorado State University, said the tax revenues collected by all states are running about 1 percent higher than they were in 2007, and seriously lagging the growth rate in the overall economy.

  • Aug 21

    Colorado State reveals AD search committee makeup, including Sonny Lubick

    Denver Post (8/21/2014)

    The school also revealed the 21 members of the search committee, which will be chaired by Loren Crabtree, a retired longtime CSU administrator who also was chancellor of the University of Tennessee.

  • Aug 21

    CSU committee in no hurry to hire new AD

    Coloradoan (8/21/2014)

    "This group of people has demonstrated both a love for Colorado State University and a shared ambition for our future in athletics," CSU President Tony Frank said in the release. "I will look to this group to help us find the leadership that will boost our athletic department to the next level. And with the amazing success and broad backgrounds represented on this committee, I am confident they'll do a great job."

  • Aug 21

    CSU ranks 11th in 'Cool Schools'

    Coloradoan (8/21/2014)

    Colorado State University ranked 11th in Sierra Club's "Cool Schools 2014" list, based on factors such as sustainability opportunities on campus, energy consumption and vegan options. Sierra Club is a grassroots environmental organization.

  • Aug 21

    CSU research could help track fracking fluid

    Denver Business Journal (8/21/2014)

    Research now underway at Colorado State University could eventually help track where chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing wind up once they're injected into the ground.

  • Aug 21

    More than 200 CSU, community volunteers to educate local students, visit residents with good neighbor advice

    Bloomberg Business Week (8/21/2014)

    More than 200 volunteers -- CSU police, faculty, staff and students, and City of Fort Collins police, staff and long-term residents -- join together Aug. 27 to usher in a new school year.

  • Aug 21

    Nancy Pelosi to talk student debt in Boulder

    Denver Post (8/21/2014)

    She will be joined by Rep. Jared Polis, a fellow Democrat who represents the Boulder area, CU chancellor Phil DiStefano, CSU president Tony Frank and representatives of student bodies from both schools.

  • Aug 21

    Pet Health: Watch for pet poisons around your home, and form a plan for emergency response

    Bloomberg Business Week (8/21/2014)

    Here are a few items among many that are toxic to pets and prompt emergency visits to Colorado State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

  • Aug 21

    Rocky Mountain Showdown

    Coloradoan (8/21/2014)

    On Tuesday, Associated Students of Colorado State University will host its annual student "Grill the Buffs" Pep Rally that includes free food beginning at 11 a.m. at the basketball courts south of the Campus Recreation Center.

  • Aug 21

    Sonny Lubick on CSU search committee for new AD

    Coloradoan (8/21/2014)

    Former football coach Sonny Lubick and vice-presidents with two Denver professional sports teams will serve on the 21-member committee announced Thursday to find CSU's next athletic director.

  • Aug 20

    Art: A rare collection of crafts in Fort Collins

    Denver Post (8/20/2014)

    The museum, on the Colorado State University campus, is unique in this area for exhibiting textiles, fashion and furniture with a bent toward examining their impact on cultural history.

  • 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

    CSU backs new VP of research despite critical investigative report

    Denver Post (8/20/2014)

    CSU provost and executive vice president Rick Miranda sent a note to campus leaders Wednesday afternoon expressing support for Alan Rudolph, who joined CSU in September after most recently serving as director of Biological and Chemical Technologies for the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security.

  • Aug 20

    CSU stadium impacts on city streets unclear

    Coloradoan (8/20/2014)

    If Colorado State University decides to build an on-campus football stadium, Fort Collins officials want to be ready to run with whatever ball is handed to them.

  • Aug 20

    Elephant Trouble

    Science Today (8/20/2014)

    Researcher (and lead author) George Wittemyer, of Colorado State University, and his colleagues work in the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya, where every elephant death—whether due to natural or unnatural causes—is thoroughly tracked.

  • 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

    Improved Colorado State soccer team ready for year two

    Coloradoan (8/20/2014)

    A couple hundred yards away from the new home field of the CSU women’s soccer team sits the remnants and the future of the Lory Student Center.

  • Aug 20

    Ivory trade: Why elephant poaching is still rampant

    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (8/20/2014)

    "It's like a many-headed beast to tackle," says George Wittemyer, a Colorado State University professor who was lead author of the report this week that found poachers have killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012.

  • 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.

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