Geography and Environmental Sciences students Caroline Hildebrand, Morgan Cameron and David Smith

Remarkable students in GES are taking experiential learning to new heights interning with the National Park Service

April 13, 2019

Through an agreement Associate Professor Rafael Moreno created for the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Caroline Hildebrand, Morgan Cameron, and David Smith have all been improving the digital capabilities of public lands. When we think of our outdoor spaces more trees than technology may come to mind, but these CU in the City students know that our modern world requires functioning infrastructure to keep our remote places managed, and through GIS and other high-tech endeavors they are making an impact before they even have their degrees.

HBSC professor Patrick Krueger

A new CU Denver study finds that education may be key to a healthier, wealthier US

April 13, 2019

Compared to adults who never finished high school, adults with a high school degree live longer and with less disability. And those longer, healthier lives are worth an additional $693,000 among men and $757,000 among women. "We often think about health insurance access or medical procedures, like mammography or colonoscopy, as the most important drivers of health," said study co-author Patrick Krueger, Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences. "But education could be a more substantial contributor to longevity than medical care. Policy makers seldom act on that evidence, though, because researchers haven't demonstrated the value of education for longer, healthier lives in terms of dollars and cents."

Ryan Brown, assistant professor of economics

In the aftermath of Mexico's war on drugs, locals play it safe to their potential detriment

Jan. 23, 2019

Fear in the wake of violent conflicts causes people to take fewer risks, which may come at the expense of bettering their lives and the economy. New research found a causal link between the fear of violence and its impact on the risk-taking attitudes of individuals living in affected communities.

A Houston mobile home park in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

NSF funds study of housing recovery after Hurricane Harvey

Dec. 18, 2018

A Houston mobile home park in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. A team of faculty from the University of Colorado Denver, along with partners at Texas A&M University, has received a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the recovery of mobile home parks in the Houston metropolitan...

Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology Brian Buma

Buma studies disturbance and succession in landscapes while creating disruptive knowledge of his own

Dec. 7, 2018

Integrative Biology Assistant Professor Brian Buma's research explorations take him to the ends of the earth - literally. In January, Buma will be leading a new National Geographic sponsored expedition to Cape Horn, Chile, to find the world's southernmost forests and trees in an effort to understand how those forests...

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Students working with faculty researching cancerous pediatric tumors get published in prestigious scientific journal

Dec. 6, 2018

Three students saw three years of research pay off recently when their findings were published in Nature , one of the world's top academic journals. Graduate chemistry students Roubina Tatavosian and Huy Nguyen Duc and undergraduate chemistry student Thao Ngoc Huynh authored an article about cancerous pediatric tumors.

Assistant Professor of Psychology Amy Wachholtz

Psychology professor is researching treatments for opioid addiction and connections to chronic pain

Oct. 11, 2018

The University of Colorado Denver and assistant psychology professor Dr. Amy Wachholtz, PhD, MDiv, MS, were awarded more than $700,000 in funding by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to study treatments for chronic pain sufferers who become addicted to opioids. Recruitment is underway to enroll study patients for this...

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From the Rockies to the Ivies - HHMI fellows join researchers at Harvard and Columbia University

Aug. 31, 2018

Two CU Denver students are among the 58 top-performing students chosen nationally for the prestigious 2018 Howard Hughes Medical Institute's (HHMI) Exceptional Research Opportunities Program, which matches undergraduates with the nation's leading researchers. Nicolette Moya and Matthew Mitchell spent 10 weeks this summer at Columbia University and Harvard University respectively,...

Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology Annika Mosier

Biology Professor is a Statistical Anomoly

March 29, 2018

Annika Mosier, PhD, grew up in a part of Oregon where there are more farmers and loggers than scientists – but that didn’t stop her from becoming assistant professor of integrative biology at CU Denver, with her own lab and nearly two dozen publications to her name.

Assistant Professor of English Andrew Scahill

Scary Cinema's Link to Larger Cultural Forces

March 14, 2018

Assistant professor of English Andrew Scahill is fascinated that the same movie can be repulsive or enthralling to different audiences. Scahill's knowledge of cinema is masterful, but his reactions to it art surprising.