CSU in the News

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  • 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>

  • Apr 16

    CSU's Asian American and Pacific Islander Month features variety of events through April

    Bloomberg Business Week (4/16/2014)

    <p>Colorado State University will celebrate the Asian and Pacific American cultures with the 30th annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Month, formerly Asian Fest, April 13-27.</p>

  • Apr 16

    Digest: WeeCycle brews and blues, paleo lecture and more

    Denver Post (4/16/2014)

    If you were to hold a lecture about the virtues of the "paleo diet," a protein-driven repast also featuring plenty of unprocessed veggies, what more appropriate Mile High venue than The Fort, that Morrison outpost featuring more wild game than you can shake a Clovis-point spear at. The lecturer is Loren Cordain, author of "The Paleo Diet" and the generally acknowledged godfather of the movement. The event will be held April 26. Cordain will deliver a one-hour lecture at 6 p.m., followed by a Paleo meal courtesy of Fort exec chef Matt Crow, plus some not-so-Paleo wine options.

  • Apr 16

    Tests on meatballs after dogs poisoned

    San Francisco Chronicle (4/16/2014)

    Two meatballs suspected of being poisoned have been sent to a laboratory at Colorado State University for chemical testing and another will be tested for human DNA after as many as three dogs were suspected of being poisoned at a Gunbarrel park.

  • Apr 15

    AKC Canine Heath Foundation awards shelter-medicine grant to reduce dogs surrendered to shelters

    Houston Chronicle (4/15/2014)

    <p>According to Dr. Bernard Rollins, professor of philosophy at Colorado State University and a member of the Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Central Editorial Board, &ldquo;Dr. Wynne&rsquo;s research is a new and fresh approach to the issue of owner surrender. What is being proposed is that people will bond far more successfully with animals, and be loath to return them to shelters, if persons and their animals jointly participate collaboratively in some activity &ndash; in this case, a professionally directed exercise program.&rdquo;</p>

  • Apr 15

    Apply now for reduced-cost irrigation pumping plant assessments

    Journal-Advocate (4/15/2014)

    Colorado State University's Center for Agricultural Energy (CAE) is in its final year of accepting applications for reduced-cost irrigation pumping plant assessments for agricultural producers on the Front Range and Eastern Plains of Colorado.

  • Apr 15

    At Orlando hurricane conference, predictions for a quiet season, plus apologies

    Miami Herald (4/15/2014)

    <p>For some forecasters gathered for the National Hurricane Center&rsquo;s annual conference here this week, last season proved a painful reminder of just how tricky their jobs can be. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s hard to go all these years and then make your worst forecast after 30 years,&rdquo; climatologist William Gray, 84, the man who pioneered the science of pre-season predictions, told a packed room. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s not very good progress.&rdquo;</p>

  • Apr 15

    CSU ecologists find national park tourists offer elk and antelope shelter from predators

    Bloomberg Business Week (4/15/2014)

    Prey animals, such as elk and pronghorn, are changing their behavior in close proximity to predictable human activity. A new paper published in PLOS ONE by ecologists at Colorado State University provides a novel investigation of the predator shelter hypothesis by exploring how benign and predictable human activity - such as designated recreation areas, parking lots, and roads - affects the feeding and alert behavior of prey species.

  • Apr 15

    CSU Powerhouse Energy Campus grand opening set for Thursday, April 17

    InnovatioNews (4/15/2014)

    The Powerhouse Energy Campus at Colorado State University, 430 N. College Ave. in downtown Fort Collins, will hold a grand opening ceremony on April 17.

  • Apr 15

    CSU students install wheelchair ramp, patio in community service project

    Bloomberg Business Week (4/15/2014)

    Colorado State University has produced a video (www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3ATleS1aUs&feature=youtu.be ) telling the story of one of three community projects being carried out this spring by students in CM Cares, a service-learning program in CSU's Department of Construction Management.

  • Apr 15

    Dog falls ill after poisoned meatballs found In park In Gunbarrel

    CBS4 News Denver (4/15/2014)

    <p>The Boulder Sheriff&rsquo;s Office has issued a warning for dog owners about poison meatballs found in a park in Gunbarrel. A team of Colorado State University researchers is trying to determine exactly what toxin the meatballs contain.</p>

  • 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

    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.

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