Mon, 12 Nov 2018 | The Gazette

Dorothy Horrell, other leaders, lauded outgoing CU Regent Kyle Hybl

A man of great intellect, a leader who inspires calmness and a true statesman are among the descriptions colleagues use when talking about Kyle Hybl, who received a resolution of appreciation Friday for his 12 years of service on the University of Colorado’s Board of Regents. “You’ve been a stalwart in your service and unselfish in your generosity,” CU Denver Chancellor Dorothy Horrell told Hybl at Friday’s meeting.

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 | The Durango Herald

Can we learn to live with wolves again?

University of Colorado Denver professor Diana Tomback said, “There are compelling practical reasons for restoring the gray wolf to Colorado. The ‘balance of nature’ is not just a poetic catch phrase; it refers to a real ecological state.”
She will speak at the Durango Wolf Symposium at Fort Lewis College this month. The event will provide diverse perspectives on wolf ecology.

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 | Denver Business Journal

Special report on research money fueling industry – CU Denver professor treats pain and addiction

Note: This article is paywalled; contact Meme Moore for a PDF version
Colorado universities are pulling in record-breaking amounts of research funding, fueling research that directly benefit the local economy through partnerships with businesses and other organizations.
Dr. Amy Wachholtz at the University of Colorado Denver is taking a different approach to the opioid epidemic - simultaneously treating addiction and severe pain. Through a $700,000 NIH grant, the CU Denver associate professor — who’s been studying pain and opioids since the late 1990s, when the addiction threat wasn’t well known — is working to bridge that gap with a new study she hopes will allow patients to tap the part of their brain that controls what she says is like a pain “volume button.”

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 | Daily Camera

CU regents add two to presidential search committee, search to officially begin

The University of Colorado Board of Regents on Thursday added two more people to the committee that will assist in replacing President Bruce Benson and formally authorized the committee to begin its work. The presidential search will formally commence this month. Benson, who has been president since 2008, will retire in July, and the regents plan to appoint his replacement the same month.

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 | Motherboard

No evidence the White House video of Jim Acosta was doctored, forensic expert says

Jeff Smith, the associate director of the National Center for Media Forensics at the University of Colorado, Denver, analyzes whether or not the Jim Acosta video was doctored.
"There are duplicate frames at the moment of contact; 2 additional frames for no apparent reason but one could surmise that it could give the false impression of a split second more contact then there actually was," Smith wrote. "Otherwise, the video is not slowed down and doesn’t appear to be altered on the pixel level as many people in the twitter-verse are claiming. These many accusations also come as a result of the heavy compression and interlacing of the video."

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 | The Denver Post

What is the future for the Colorado GOP?

Also, according to Tony Robinson, chair of the political science department at the University of Colorado Denver, most of the seats flipped by Democrats this election were for districts that are affluent and educated. Democrats are becoming increasingly the party of the affluent, suburban, and educated. The Colorado Front Range checks those boxes.

Mon, 05 Nov 2018 | Denverite

Auraria’s storied past offers lessons in resiliency

The history of Auraria Campus resonates today with residents of Globeville and Elyria-Swansea, Denver neighborhoods threatened by gentrification and a highway construction project that, like Auraria was, are largely Latinx and poor. One pledge that resonated even with Aurarians who did not want to leave their neighborhood was an assurance that their children could be educated on the new campus. Since the first scholarships for displaced Aurarians were awarded in the mid-1990s, CU Denver has awarded more than $2.6 million in funding to 150 students, 63 of whom obtained degrees. This fall 20 students started CU Denver on the scholarships, in line with the average of 15-25 a semester.

Mon, 05 Nov 2018 | Associated Press

Colorado’s simmering oil and gas fight comes to boil

Dr. Tanya Heikkila, a University of Colorado Denver professor who has been studying the oil and gas industry for about six years, said that other states as well as national environmental groups are likely paying close attention to Colorado's ballot. Other states dealing with oil and gas extraction in urban areas are looking at Proposition 112. "It wouldn't surprise me if some of those states that maybe move a little more purple — the Ohios and Pennsylvanias out there versus Texas — might be seeing the potential for these types of issues to arise," said Heikkila.

Mon, 05 Nov 2018 | KUNC Public Radio

CU Denver takes aim at both pain and opioid abuse

More than $700,000 from the National Institute of Health's Institute of Drug Abuse is headed to the University of Colorado Denver and researcher Dr. Amy Wachholtz to study treatments for people who suffer from both chronic pain and opioid use disorder.