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Arian Brazenwood, student portrait

Ecosystem for Learning

This entry is part 1 of 20 in the series Spring - 2018

Arian Brazenwood was homeless and alone when he arrived at CSU with little more than his backpack and a stellar transcript. Here he found financial aid and academic support that allowed him to flourish.

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Tony Frank, CSU President

Access to Excellence

This entry is part 2 of 20 in the series Spring - 2018

As Tony Frank enters his 10th year as President of Colorado State University, he remains committed to the school’s land grant roots.

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Plastic trash on surface of water

Solving the Problem of Plastics

This entry is part 3 of 20 in the series Spring - 2018

Scientists in the new Chemistry Research Building are leading a green revolution in plastics by creating biodegradable and sustainable materials.

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Butterflies and beetles on display

Inspiration on Display

This entry is part 4 of 20 in the series Spring - 2018

Displays in the new Biology Building have the quality of museum exhibits and are designed to immerse students in inquiry and critical thinking.

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Robert Kelman climbs outdoors

Rock of Ages

This entry is part 13 of 20 in the series Spring - 2018

You might know Robert Kelman as retired chair and professor in the Department of Computer Science; these days he’s setting rock-climbing records.

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John Matsushima near feedlot

Alumni Profile – 1940s

This entry is part 5 of 20 in the series Spring - 2018

With a little help from his friends, John Matsushima overcame racist roadblocks and helped cement Colorado as one of the nation’s top beef producers.

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Scott honored on Founders Day

This entry is part 14 of 20 in the series Spring - 2018

Walter Scott, Jr., a civil engineering alumnus, recently received the Founders Day Medal for his transformational generosity.

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Bill Tietz, portrait among peers

Alumni Profile – 1950s

This entry is part 6 of 20 in the series Spring - 2018

Bill Tietz, a former veterinary dean, had to convince the state’s budget czar to spend millions on a new hospital. He dialed M for money.

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Polly Baca, Alumna of CSU from 1960s

Alumni Profile – 1960s

This entry is part 7 of 20 in the series Spring - 2018

Polly Baca thought she’d be a physicist, but she became a political pioneer who broke barriers and devoted her career to issues of equality.

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Research activity makes waves

This entry is part 15 of 20 in the series Spring - 2018

The Brainwaves Research Laboratory studies brain development and function; it’s one of many labs contributing to an upward trend in CSU research.

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Artistic illustration of woman breaking through glass ceiling

Commission marks 20 years

This entry is part 16 of 20 in the series Spring - 2018

The President’s Commission on Women and Gender Equity pushes for policies and a campus climate to benefit all CSU employees.

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Trudi Morrison wedding image

Alumni Profile – 1970s

This entry is part 8 of 20 in the series Spring - 2018

Trudi Morrison was shocked when she was voted CSU’s first African American homecoming queen; that led to a career of advocacy within circles of power.

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Liz Spayd, student reporter at Collegian

Alumni Profile – 1980s

This entry is part 9 of 20 in the series Spring - 2018

In an era of divisiveness, Liz Spayd has worked at the pinnacle of journalism and has pushed colleagues to speak to the entire country.

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CSU Administration Building on the Oval

CSU drives Colorado economy

This entry is part 17 of 20 in the series Spring - 2018

The university – along with its students, employees, and alumni – contributed more than $465 million in tax revenues to the state economy, new studies show.

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2017 CSU Distinguished Alumni

2017 Distinguished Alumni

This entry is part 18 of 20 in the series Spring - 2018

The Alumni Association annually recognizes CSU alumni who have distinguished themselves and brought honor to the University.

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Paul Spencer, portrait near solar panels

Alumni Profile – 1990s

This entry is part 10 of 20 in the series Spring - 2018

Paul Spencer is an entrepreneur in the renewable-energy industry and has created a new model for delivering solar power to entire communities.

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Flobots at CSU Stadium Sessions, 2017

Alumni Profile – Aughts

This entry is part 11 of 20 in the series Spring - 2018

When Stephen Brackett hit it big with his band, Flobots, they founded a nonprofit to help underprivileged kids through music education.

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Historic image of student playing tennis

Class Notes & Rams Write

This entry is part 19 of 20 in the series Spring - 2018

Catch up with your CSU classmates – and, in turn, tell them about your job, family, or other news.

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Supermoon from Fall 2017

In Memoriam

This entry is part 20 of 20 in the series Spring - 2018

We remember Rams who have passed, including alumni, friends, faculty, and staff.

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Cayla Stone and Atta, 7-year-old mare

Alumni Profile – 2010+

This entry is part 12 of 20 in the series Spring - 2018

Wild horses have carried her away: Cayla Stone, an equine science grad, trains mustangs and advocates for their adoption among the horsey set.

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CSU Students enjoy Pianos Around Town

Town and Gown

This entry is part 5 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

Colorado State University has continually changed to meet the needs of its students, always with an eye on how the University interacts with the surrounding community.

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A Wealth of Health

This entry is part 7 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

With the opening of the CSU Health and Medical Center on campus, faculty across campus now have a place to collaborate under one roof: the new Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging.

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Sciences, You’re Coming Home

This entry is part 8 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

The College of Natural Sciences welcomes thousands of students to its much-anticipated, four-story, 155,000-square-foot Biology Building this fall.

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Fred Haberecht

Man Behind the Plan

This entry is part 9 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

University planner, Fred Haberecht is the man behind the scenes for many Colorado State University construction projects.

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Kyle Griffin and Laura Krause

Bricks and Brides

This entry is part 11 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

When Kyle Griffin was a senior at Colorado State University,
football helped him find the love of his life.

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PERC Gardens

Perennial Home

This entry is part 25 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

The move to the northwest corner of the University Center for the Arts, at the corner of Pitkin and Remington streets, as a positive.

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Best Teachers Awards 2017 image of slideshow at celebration in April 2017

Congratulations to the Best Teachers of 2017

This entry is part 19 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

Each year, the CSU Alumni Association recognizes outstanding CSU educators with Best Teacher Awards.

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Dr. Wayne McIlwraith

Breaking ground on ground-breaking institute

This entry is part 20 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

The C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institutepromises medical innovations by harnessing the body’s healing powers to help animals and people suffering from a wide range of diseases.

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Mark Driscoll

Something Old, Something New

This entry is part 1 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

For 141 years, students, faculty and administration have descended on the campus of Colorado State University to begin fall classes.

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Cam the Ram and students at the Homecoming 5K

Course Correction

This entry is part 2 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

Join us at the Homecoming 5K. It is changing course and moving west.

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Uranium research

Where does uranium come from?

This entry is part 3 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

Thomas Borch, professor of soil and crop sciences and Amrita Bhattacharyya, a former postdoctoral researcher offer evidence for a new, biologic, origin story for uranium.

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Melissa Trifiletti

In Memoriam: Melissa Trifiletti

This entry is part 4 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

Melissa Trifeletti, Vice President for Enrollment and Access, passed away on August 13.

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Researchers prove dancing is good for brain health

Researchers prove dancing is good for your brain

This entry is part 14 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

Dancing can keep brains healthy as people age.

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Moroccan caftan on display in Avenir Museum

High-fashion caftans on display

This entry is part 13 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

The Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising presents “The Allure of the Moroccan Caftan.”

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17th Annual Diversity Symposium

17th Annual Diversity Symposium in September

This entry is part 12 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

The Diversity Symposium takes place Sept. 26-28 at the Lory Student Center

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Libby Coy

The enduring legacy of Libby Coy-Lawrence

This entry is part 6 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

PIONEER ELIZABETH “LIBBY” COY BECAME THE FIRST WOMAN TO GRADUATE FROM A COLORADO INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION

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CSU Marching Band brass player

Marching Band jazzed about new stadium

This entry is part 10 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

Opening game to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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CSU / New Belgium Collaboration: Old Aggie Ale

Good for what ales you: Old Aggie Lager on tap

This entry is part 28 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

New Belgium Brewing and CSU are teaming up for a one-of-a-kind collaborative beer, Old Aggie Superior Lager.

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B is for Better

This entry is part 27 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

How to improve on Bikes, Bands and Beer

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Boettcher, baker, legacy maker

This entry is part 21 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

Tim Schultz does it all to help Colorado, CSU thrive

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CSU Ram Fans at a football game

Bringing the Buzz on Game Day

This entry is part 26 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

Longtime CSU fans are excited to get football back on campus.

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Kevin Unger

CSU fingerprints all over successful alumnus

This entry is part 24 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

Kevin Unger has been a catalyst in transforming the health-care industry in Northern Colorado.

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THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS movie starring Oprah Winfrey

Popular Science

This entry is part 23 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

Alumna Rebecca Skloot has met critical acclaim as a science and medical writer, recently entered the spotlight once more.

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Bill Schmitz in his CSU Football uniform

Close to the game

This entry is part 22 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

Bill Schmitz played halfback for CSU in the first-ever game at Hughes Stadium before enjoying a long career as an NFL official.

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Early early career researcher

This entry is part 17 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

Most college students finish their undergraduate degrees around the age of 22. But Crystal Vander Zanden isn’t most students.

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Rams Write 2017 Fall

Rams Write

This entry is part 16 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

Books written by CSU alumni, faculty and staff

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View of the Oval from the steps of the Administration Building

Class Notes & In Memoriam

This entry is part 18 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

Tell your fellow classmates about new jobs, promotions and life events. Share your news with a class note in Colorado State Magazine. Photos are welcomed.

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Stadium Sessions

Stadium Sessions

This entry is part 15 of 28 in the series Fall - 2017

It’s Colorado State’s Celebration of our city’s finest: Community, Music and Ram Pride.

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Record Donors, Big Impact on blue sky with tree in foreground

Record number of donors, alumni participation raises $190 million for CSU

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series July - 2017

Bolstered by a record of nearly 42,000 donors, including a record of more than 18,000 alumni, CSU raised $190 million in private support in the 2016-17 fiscal year.

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Love your State image of marching band leader holding orange A

CSU’s Day of Giving a rousing success

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series July - 2017

Love Your State Day of Giving takes record-breaking day right down to the wire.

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Walter Scott and the Scott Scholars in the Walter and Suzanne Scott Engineering Building.

Transformational gift to propel College of Engineering to new heights

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series July - 2017

Colorado State University has received a $53.3 million gift, the largest in the University’s history, from business icon Walter Scott, Jr.

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John Malone, giving a toast at groundbreaking event

Translational Medicine Institute launched at Colorado State University

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series July - 2017

More than 150 faculty, staff, clinicians and donors attended the groundbreaking for the C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute.

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Tony Frank and first-generation engineering students

First-generation engineering student finds success with help of a stable support system

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series July - 2017

Despite the difficulty of the engineering program, Martinez continues to experience success, most recently receiving the Jackson Distinguished First Generation Scholarship.

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Rendered image of Richardson Design Center

Designed for greatness: Richardsons’ gift a game-changer

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series July - 2017

Otter-Box co-founders Nancy and Curt Richardson’s generous gift to help create innovative design center.

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Larry and Patt Kendall

Gift supports expanded nutrition outreach, programming in new Health and Medical Center

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series July - 2017

The Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center will be providing nutrition and outreach programming to the campus and community in an expanded space thanks to a transformational gift from longtime supporters Pat and Larry Kendall.

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Rendered image of Field Club named for Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies

Field Club named for Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series July - 2017

The Field Club at new on-campus stadium will be named for Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies.

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A History of Success

A HISTORY OF SUCCESS

This entry is part 1 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

HOW CSU RETHOUGHT THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE AND CREATED A NATIONAL MODEL FOR UNDERGRADUATE ACHIEVEMENT

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High Tech, High Touch graphic image

HIGH-TECH, HIGH-TOUCH

This entry is part 2 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

COLORADO STATE TAKES STUDENT SUCCESS PERSONALLY

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Data shapes student success image

DATA SHAPES STUDENT SUCCESS

This entry is part 3 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

RESEARCH TAKES ITS RIGHTFUL SEAT AT THE TABLE TO INFORM DECISIONS AND INNOVATION

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Looking Ahead image

LOOKING AHEAD

This entry is part 4 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

CSU STRETCHES FOR A NEW GOAL OF 80 PERCENT GRADUATION RATE BY 2020

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Commencement 2017

FACES OF SUCCESS

This entry is part 5 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

Meet just a few of the amazing students who have traveled their paths to success at CSU and obtained a degree at Spring 2017 Commencement.

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Collegian Staff 1891 and 2017

COLLEGIAN MARKS 125TH YEAR OF PUBLICATION

This entry is part 6 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

CSU’s student newspaper, The Rocky Mountain Collegian celebrated its 125th birthday this year.

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Kevin Hoyt walks across stage at commencement

FROM WHEELCHAIR TO WALKING AGAIN

This entry is part 8 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

After an accident at home in Utah in 2015, Hoyt fought his way back from paralysis through intensive physical therapy.

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Mostafa Hassan

THE SHOTPUT HEARD ’ROUND THE WORLD

This entry is part 7 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

Mostafa Hassan, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering, won the NCAA title in the shot put, taking the title by more than 4 feet.

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Rick Miranda

A MODEL TO ENVY

This entry is part 9 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

Among the many things I love about Colorado State University is that we’re always striving to create a better educational experience for our students. We don’t settle for “good enough” – we are constantly seeking to improve.

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Brett Anderson

LOOKING BEYOND THE NUMBERS

This entry is part 10 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

Brett Anderson has at least a billion reasons to be satisfied as he steps away from his post as vice president for University Advancement at Colorado State University.

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Old Main Bell returns to CSU

RINGING IN THE OLD

This entry is part 11 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

The first tradition at Colorado State University – the ringing of the Old Main Bell – returns this fall after nearly of century of mysterious silence.

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National Western Center

CSU: RE-ENVISIONING NATIONAL WESTERN CENTER

This entry is part 12 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

The planned National Western Center will change the face of North Denver and establish Colorado as a nexus for food innovation and Western heritage – with CSU as a major partner.

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Eric Mosley accepts Founders Day Medal on his fathers behalf

JOHN MOSLEY AWARDED FOUNDERS DAY MEDAL

This entry is part 14 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

John Mostly, one of Colorado State University’s most remarkable alumni, was posthumously honored with the 2017 Founders Day Medal in a campus ceremony in February.

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Celebrate! Colorado State

SIX FACULTY EARN CSU’S HIGHEST HONOR

This entry is part 15 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

Six Colorado State faculty have earned the highest recognition awarded by the University: the title of University Distinguished Professor.

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Chandrasekar knighted

CHANDRASEKAR KNIGHTED

This entry is part 13 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

V. “Chandra” Chandrasekar was awarded the Insignia of Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland for contributing to technical expertise through research collaborations.

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Robin Brown

CSU PIONEER ROBIN BROWN RETIRES

This entry is part 16 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

Robin Brown joined the University 11 years ago to create the position of vice president for enrollment and access and paved the way for extraordinary gains in diversity, transfer students, and overall enrollment.

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CSU Bookstore Employees

BOOKSTORE NAMED RETAILER OF THE YEAR

This entry is part 17 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

THE CSU Bookstore has been named the country’s 2017 Collegiate Retailer of the Year by the NACS Foundation.

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Building Success image

CONSTRUCTION REACHES CRECENDO

This entry is part 18 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

By the time students start to think about returning this fall, construction activity on campus will reach a crescendo as CSU makes significant progress toward its ongoing physical transformation.

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Dennis Lord

LORD KNOWS A THING OR TWO ABOUT MUSIC

This entry is part 19 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

Dennis Lord is a music industry veteran, who has a soft spot for songwriters, works long hours to protect their intellectual property from piracy.

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Alumna Lisa Campos

MORE THAN STATISTICS

This entry is part 20 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

First generation student Lisa Campos, vice president for intercollegiate athletics at Northern Arizona University, cites plenty of glowing numbers.

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Alumni Jeff Werner

FROM OSCAR ANXIETY TO VICTORY

This entry is part 21 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

Jeff Werner felt a sense of elation when MPC’s name was called, knowing that his 25-year journey in Hollywood was finally being rewarded for the work his company did to earn an Oscar at the 2017 Academy Awards.

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Alumni Nicole Garneau

TASTE OF SUCCESS

This entry is part 22 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

Describing complex beer flavors can be tough. Maintaining consistency between batches can be even tougher. Alumna Nicole Garneau and fellow scientist map it out.

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Distinguished Alumni Awards

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDS

This entry is part 23 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

Distinguished Alumni Awards recognizes CSU alumni and friends who have distinguished themselves professionally, brought honor to the University, and made significant contributions of time and/or philanthropy to the University or their community.

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Rams Write

RAMS WRITE

This entry is part 24 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

Books written by CSU alumni, faculty and staff

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Trees on the CSU Oval

CLASS NOTES

This entry is part 26 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

Did you get a new job or promotion? Move to a new city? Tell your fellow classmates about these and all your news with a class note in Colorado State Magazine.

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Gordon Niswender

IN MEMORIAM: GORDON NISWENDER

This entry is part 27 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

Gordon Niswender, University Distinguished Professor, died on March 24, just shy of his 77th birthday.

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Gene Markley

IN MEMORIAM: GENE MARKLEY

This entry is part 28 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

Gene Markley, a standout track and field athlete whose unwavering support of Colorado State University and Fort Collins made him a pillar of the community, died March 13. He was 94.

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Colorado mountains

IN MEMORIAM

This entry is part 25 of 28 in the series Spring - 2017

Colorado State Magazine publishes notices of death for alumni, faculty, and friends.

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A mom attends educational session with Falcons fullback Patrick DiMarco

MANY KIDS STILL DON’T REPORT CONCUSSION SYMPTOMS. HOW CAN WE CHANGE THAT?

This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series April - 2017

Growing media attention and new educational opportunities, such as the CDC’s Heads Up program, seek to inform and encourage reporting of concussion. By J. Douglas Coatsworth, a professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies

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Picasso, who had surgery for cancer and some of his biggest fans

HOW MAN’S BEST FRIEND IS HELPING CANCER TREATMENT

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series April - 2017

We learn so much from our dogs. But beyond what man’s best friend can teach us about enjoying life, they share something else with us. Cancer diagnoses in dogs are on the rise, as are cancer diagnoses in people. By Nicole Ehrhart, professor of Surgical Oncology

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Rocky Mountain National Park

AMERICANS THINK NATIONAL PARKS ARE WORTH $92 BILLION, BUT WE DON’T FUND THEM ACCORDINGLY

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series April - 2017

Americans value national parks, monuments, seashores and recreation areas. However, funding the park system is not at a level that reflects its value. By John Loomis, professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Rabbi Yerachmiel Gorelik at a memorial

EXPLORING THE COMPLEXITIES OF FORGIVENESS

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series April - 2017

In the Jewish belief there is a distinction between forgiveness and consequences. Lack of consequences is not synonymous with forgiveness and negative consequences does not equate with lack of forgiveness. By Rabbi Yerachmiel Gorelik, lecturer on the philosophy of traditional Judaism

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By unlocking phosphorus from soil, microbes help plants like these sugar beets take it up and boost plant growth.

FROM FLASK TO FIELD: HOW TINY MICROBES ARE REVOLUTIONIZING BIG AGRICULTURE

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series April - 2017

When people think of microbes, many of them picture germs and disease. But most microbes are beneficial, and we literally could not live without them. By Matthew Wallenstein, associate professor and director of the Innovation Center for Sustainable Agriculture

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Map of CSU's The Conversation readership by country

CSU AND THE CONVERSATION: THE NUMBERS TELL THE STORY

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series April - 2017

Colorado State is an important part of The Conversation. Since August 2015, CSU faculty’s article reads have approximately doubled every quarter. By Kate Hawthorne Jeracki, editor and content manager for Internal Communications at CSU, and manager of The Conversation on campus.

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Mother and baby muskoxen in Alaska. Photo by Joel Berger

SCIENTIST AT WORK: TRACKING MUSKOXEN IN A WARMING ARCTIC

This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series April - 2017

Changes in polar environments impact large species adapted to life in cold places, including the Northern Rockies, Central Asia, and on permafrost in both Asia and Alaska. By Joel Berger, Barbara Cox Anthony Chair in Wildlife Conservation

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Labor Union Rally

WHY AMERICA’S LABOR UNIONS ARE ABOUT TO DIE

This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series April - 2017

The decline of organized labor beginning in the late 1970s gave birth to the backlash that fueled Donald Trump’s election.Trump’s victory follows a straight line from the defeat of the Labor Reform Act of 1978 to the election of 2016. By Raymond Hogler, professor of Management

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Dolly the Sheep

20 YEARS AFTER DOLLY: EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CLONED SHEEP AND WHAT CAME NEXT

This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series April - 2017

Dolly was an important milestone, inspiring scientists to continue improving cloning technology as well as to pursue new concepts in stem cell research. By George Seidel, distinguished professor in the Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory

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Garden irrigated with graywater and rainwater, Los Angeles. Jeremy Levine/Flickr, CC BY

A NEW STRATEGY FOR DROUGHT-STRESSED CITIES: GRAYWATER RECYCLING

This entry is part 3 of 12 in the series April - 2017

One strategy for saving water in drought-stricken areas of the U.S. is using graywater from sinks and showers for purposes other than drinking. By Sybil Sharvelle, assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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solar panels with rockies in the background

WHY STATES ARE PUSHING AHEAD WITH CLEAN ENERGY DESPITE TRUMP’S EMBRACE OF COAL

This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series April - 2017

On Tuesday, March 28, President Trump traveled to the Environmental Protection Agency to sign an executive order rolling back a number of climate-related regulations that have taken effect over the past eight years. By Bill Ritter, Jr., director of the Center for the New Energy Economy

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Disability across America map

SIX CHARTS THAT ILLUSTRATE THE DIVIDE BETWEEN RURAL AND URBAN AMERICA

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series April - 2017

We’ve all heard of the great divide between life in rural and urban America. But what are the factors that contribute to these differences? We asked sociologists, economists, geographers and historians to describe the divide from different angles. The data paint a richer and sometimes surprising picture of the U.S. today. By Stephan Weiler, William E. Morgan Endowed Chair in Economics

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Hand-drawn image of Richardson Design Center

HUB OF INNOVATION

This entry is part 1 of 22 in the series Winter - 2017

Nancy Richardson’s passion for giving – and collaborating on design projects – was nurtured from an early age, but really blossomed during her time at Colorado State University. Richardson, who graduated in 1982 with an interior design degree, went on to co-found OtterBox and Blue Ocean Enterprises with her husband, Curt. The couple recently pledged $8.1 million toward the construction of the new Richardson Design Center, to be built between the new on-campus stadium and the Gifford Building.

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Jeff McCubbin - portrait

DESIGN THINKING

This entry is part 12 of 22 in the series Winter - 2017

Design thinking allows us to envision solutions where all things are possible. At CSU, our faculty are visualizing how to create a better world and putting their ideas into action. All by design.

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Healing by Design image of veterinarian and dog

HEALING BY DESIGN

This entry is part 2 of 22 in the series Winter - 2017

Sports medicine can speed up recovery time for pets too. It’s no coincidence, as the saying goes, that man’s best friend can’t talk. Yet it makes diagnosing their medical problems hugely challenging. Whether it’s a dog or cat — couch potato or athlete — these animals can’t tell their human companions or veterinarians exactly what’s hurting them and what’s helping them after an injury or surgery.

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Patient and caregiver at cancer center

THE ANSWER TO CANCER

This entry is part 13 of 22 in the series Winter - 2017

Animals get cancer, owners want their animals cured and cared for. Why not extrapolate that to humans? This simple, yet profound, statement by Dr. Stephen Withrow, veterinary oncologist, sets the tone for The Answer to Cancer May Be Walking Right Beside Us, a documentary produced by Colorado State University and Rocky Mountain PBS.

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knotty-tie-hickenlooper

ALUMNA DESIGNS FOR CLINTON, HICKENLOOPER

This entry is part 14 of 22 in the series Winter - 2017

When presidential candidate Hillary Clinton publicly criticized Donald Trump last July for having his branded ties made in China instead of, say, Colorado, CSU alumna Christiana Lambert and her co-workers at the Knotty Tie Co. seized the opportunity.

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FEEL THE HEAT

This entry is part 3 of 22 in the series Winter - 2017

Joel Berger approaches wildlife conservation research in ways that differ from the norm. He experiments with models — including donning polar bear and caribou suits — to approach animals such as muskox, to better understand how they interact with increasing numbers of polar bears in certain parts of the world as icecaps recede. He experiments with the sounds of birds such as ravens and red-tailed hawks to see how moose react in the wild.

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Winning design of urban planning contest

DESIGN GOES OFF THE RAILS

This entry is part 15 of 22 in the series Winter - 2017

The Institute for the Built Environment helped conduct an “Off the Rails” competition in 2016 that invited redesign proposals for the area surrounding Mason Street between Laurel and Mulberry.

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Global Ventures - FARGREEN works with Vietnamese farmers

GLOBAL VENTURES

This entry is part 4 of 22 in the series Winter - 2017

As Paul Hudnut finished teaching his first entrepreneurship class at Colorado State University in 2003, he found that several of his students had come up with a business solution to an environmental and social problem. One venture team had a creative combination of engineering, marketing, and finance students using technologies to help address air pollution in Southeast Asian countries, such as the Philippines.

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20th Annual Poster Exhibit examples

POSTER EXHIBITION CELEBRATES 20th SHOW THIS FALL

This entry is part 16 of 22 in the series Winter - 2017

The 20th biennial Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition – the only exhibition of its kind in North America featuring the world’s top poster artists and designers – returns to CSU Sept. 20 with a lecture in the University Center for the Arts by honor laureates Joe Scorsone and Alice Drueding, whose work will be shown in the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art.

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Bernie Rollins - Animal Ethicist

FORM FOLLOWS ETHICS

This entry is part 5 of 22 in the series Winter - 2017

Rollin, an assistant professor of philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts, might be the most unlikely animal ethicist on the planet – more so than even his friend Temple Grandin, another renowned animal rights expert who calls CSU home.

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Dress made from recycled materials

CREATIVE RECYCLING

This entry is part 17 of 22 in the series Winter - 2017

Creativity and sustainable design collided again this year as students in the Department of Design and Merchandising created garments for the Recycled Fashion Show, on display in the Avenir Gallery at the University Center for the Arts until Sept. 1.

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Drone in a storm

INSIDE THE STORM

This entry is part 6 of 22 in the series Winter - 2017

Colorado State University atmospheric scientists are pushing the boundaries of meteorological observation in an unprecedented attempt to fill critical gaps in storm prediction – made all the more pressing by the advent of climate change.

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BEYOND ADA

This entry is part 7 of 22 in the series Winter - 2017

Simply stated, Universal Design strives to make all facilities useful for all people – regardless of age, culture, ability, or identity – by recognizing and anticipating challenges and removing as many barriers as possible.

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Moriah Hummer

CONNECTIONS: MORIAH HUMMER

This entry is part 18 of 22 in the series Winter - 2017

For Moriah Hummer (B.A., ‘12), a talk with a career counselor and an exploration into Web design and other visually focused majors led her away from vocal performance into studio drawing, and specifically, to comics. “I fell in love with the medium. It’s a great way to tell a story, and a lot of the stories comment on issues of the day,” she says.

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DESIGNING FOR DIGNITY

This entry is part 8 of 22 in the series Winter - 2017

For Juyeon Park, all design is ultimately about people. Whether she’s helping with energy solutions or working to create “smart” wearables, her mission is to make life better for individuals and communities as a whole.

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CJ Riggens

CONNECTIONS: CJ RIGGINS

This entry is part 19 of 22 in the series Winter - 2017

Over more than 20 years in the apparel industry, CJ Riggins (M.S., ’16) has seen a lot, from the straight-sized, quick-wear fashions of Abercrombie & Fitch to the high-performance materials of Salomon and Pearl Izumi. And she’s taken her vast knowledge – as a technical designer, materials developer, and director of sourcing – to solve a significant, and yet often misunderstood, design challenge: Creating activewear for the Athena athlete.

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Ginger Evans

CONNECTIONS: GINGER EVANS

This entry is part 20 of 22 in the series Winter - 2017

The theme throughout most of Ginger Evans work is “simplify.” As the commissioner of the Department of Aviation for the city of Chicago – overseeing O’Hare and Midway International airports – Evans is responsible for ensuring that these facilities increase their efficiency and capacity and focus on customer service, while having the least possible impact on the neighbors.

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LAB IN A BOX

This entry is part 9 of 22 in the series Winter - 2017

The Education and Outreach Center at CSU’s College of Natural Sciences is touching lives in many ways. Three ambitious team members, along with their student assistants, are working with faculty to create, assemble, and distribute unique tools to help pre-collegiate students learn foundational scientific principles and processes.

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WATER WISE

This entry is part 10 of 22 in the series Winter - 2017

For Zachary Johnson, associate professor in the Colorado State University Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, it’s more critical than ever to teach students about new ways to think about the environment and water usage in their careers, especially those studying to create built environments.

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CONNECTIONS: IAN BERNSTEIN

This entry is part 21 of 22 in the series Winter - 2017

If you’re on the cutting edge of robotics – or if you have a technology buff in your family – you may have played with a ball called Sphero. The brainchild of CSU alumnus Ian Bernstein and co-founder Adam Wilson, Sphero is about the size of a tennis ball and controlled through a smartphone.

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I’M WITH THE BRAND

This entry is part 11 of 22 in the series Winter - 2017

Made up of experts in marketing, public relations, creative services, Web development, and more, these teams work together to keep the University and its work in front of the public while ensuring that the CSU brand is consistent and cohesive across all communications materials.

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CONNECTIONS: JIM HOWARD

This entry is part 22 of 22 in the series Winter - 2017

Howard, who was one of the nation’s top illustrators during the height of his career, created hand-drawn sketches for the likes of Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Marshall Field’s, Bonwit Teller, Revlon, and Garfinkels. He met Coco Chanel and Andy Warhol.

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MAKING PROGRESS, SUPPORTING WOMEN IN GEOSCIENCES

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series February - 2017

A professional development network for undergraduate women in geosciences welcomed its second cohort of students this fall.

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TROPICAL CYCLONE RESEARCHER MICHAEL BELL RECEIVES PRESIDENTIAL EARLY CAREER AWARD

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series February - 2017

The PECASE award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their careers.

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HOW DO YOUR ICE CRYSTALS GROW? NSF FELLOW CHASES FIRES TO STUDY CLOUDS

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series February - 2017

Atmospheric science researcher Gregg Schill is seeking to isolate the relationship between clouds, and the black carbon from burning biomass.

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Tom Vonder Haar, CSU Distinguished Professor

VONDER HAAR HONORED BY AMERICAN METEORLOGICAL SOCIETY

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series February - 2017

A founding member of the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere and former department head of the Department of Atmospheric Science, Vonder Haar has made many contributions during his 46-year tenure at CSU.

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WATER AND CLIMATE SUMMIT DRAWS ALUMNI EXPERTS FROM ALL CORNERS OF THE WORLD

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series February - 2017

An international water and climate summit that welcomed many engineering alumni back to campus culminated in recommended research goals for CSU.

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CSU SLIGHTLY UNDER-PREDICTS RELATIVELY ACTIVE 2016 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series February - 2017

The Tropical Meteorology Project has summarized all tropical cyclone activity in the Atlantic basin during the 2016 hurricane season and has compared the project’s seasonal and two-week forecasts to what actually occurred.

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CSU STUDY TO HELP ASSESS HEALTH RISKS FROM OIL AND GAS OPERATIONS

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series February - 2017

Jeffrey Collett, professor and head of CSU’s Department of Atmospheric Science, was the principal investigator for the three-year North Front Range study, funded by the state of Colorado.

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WHO KNEW? AMMONIA-RICH BIRD POOP COOLS THE ATMOSPHERE

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series February - 2017

Researchers present evidence linking ammonia emissions from summertime Arctic seabird-colony excrement to newly formed atmospheric aerosol particles.

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Walter Scott and the Scott Scholars in the Walter and Suzanne Scott Engineering Building.

LARGEST GIFT IN CSU HISTORY: SCOTT GIFT

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series December - 2016

Colorado State University announced has received a $53.3 million gift, the largest in the University’s history from a single donor, from business icon Walter Scott, Jr.

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‘BEST FOR VETS’ RANKING #6

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series December - 2016

CSU has climbed to No. 6 in the Military Times “Best for Vets” rankings.

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MOVE-IN: 2016

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series December - 2016

The week before classes start in the fall is always filled with excitement on the Colorado State University campus, for first-year students and returning upperclassmen, parents, faculty and staff alike.

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CSU students celebrate getting back to campus with Cam the Ram

AS ENROLLMENT GROWS, STUDENT SUCCESS BECOMES TOP PRIORITY

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series December - 2016

Even with more students choosing CSU than ever before, student success remains the priority.

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The Laramie Foothill Bison Conservation Herd at Soapstone Prarie Open Space. May 10, 2016

ONE YEAR LATER: BISON HERD GAINS HOOF-HOLD AND BOOSTS CONSERVATION NATIONWIDE

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series December - 2016

The seed herd of 10 American bison released one year ago on northern Colorado public lands has expanded to 16 healthy animals – with more growth ahead.

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Hackathon first-place winners, Team Human.ly, with Alan Rudolph, vice president for research (far right).

‘RAM HACK’ EXPLORES POSSIBILITIES IN VIRTUAL REALITY

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series December - 2016

The Office of the Vice President for Research and technology enthusiasts dedicated three days of events to exploring virtual reality and augmented reality.

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Lupe Salazar and Bridgette Johnson welcome alum to Homecoming 2016

40TH ANNIVERSARY BRINGS BAACC / EL CENTRO ALUMS TOGETHER

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series December - 2016

Homecoming reception celebrates work on behalf of students of color at CSU.

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SOCIAL SUCCESS: THE MAKING OF BEANBOOZLED

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series December - 2016

If you’re like nearly two million Facebook users, you’ve probably seen what happened when the CSU social media team asked Rams to take the Beanboozled Challenge — or, as one retweet put it: Football players eat disgusting jellybeans.

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CAMPUS VIEW: BRIEFS

This entry is part 14 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

It’s Time to Get Your Green On, CSU; Re-Envision: CSU Looks to the Future; Reframe the Conversation; Withers Takes Helm of College of Liberal Arts Words Rams Live by: Principles of Community; Putting Dreams Within Reach; New Belgium Porch at On-Campus Stadium

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THE LAND-GRANT MISSION IN THE 21ST CENTURY

This entry is part 1 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

Land-grant universities were created as engines of the American Dream – offering the opportunity of education to anyone with the talent and drive to pursue it.

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TO YOUR HEALTH

This entry is part 16 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

One of the newest buildings at CSU will be much more than stone and mortar. A holistic source of health and medical care serving the University and the community at large, it will act as a welcoming gateway on the campus’s southeast shoulder.

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THE MODERN-DAY LAND-GRANT UNIVERSITY

This entry is part 2 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

Teach agriculture, military tactics, science, and the mechanic arts as well as classical studies so members of the working classes could obtain a liberal, practical education. That was the original goal of the land-grant colleges.

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ARTISTIC ADVANCE

This entry is part 21 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

Thanks to several major gifts, the University Art Museum has a new name, a new look, and twice as much gallery space to accommodate the museum’s permanent and growing collection.

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CAMPUS VIEW

This entry is part 22 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

Cans Around the Oval and School Is Cool celebrate anniversaries.

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FIRST GENERATION PIONEERS

This entry is part 3 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

CSU has a national reputation as one of the Best Colleges for First-Generation College Students. We sat down with two of the architects of this success: Paul Thayer and Barb Musslewhite, before they retired this summer.

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ROOT CAUSES

This entry is part 23 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

When Tyler Thompson left his family farm to go to medical school, he thought his days in production agriculture were behind him. But the medical profession also meant long hours and an often stressful quality of life, so Thompson ultimately decided to return to agriculture.

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LEADING INTO THE FUTURE

LEADING INTO THE FUTURE

This entry is part 4 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

As part of his commitment to move Colorado State University forward in all its dimensions, President Tony Frank has set a goal that CSU will become the best university in the country for women to work and study.

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Andy Osborn

EDUCATION, EVEN WHEN ‘LIFE HAPPENS’

This entry is part 5 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

It took Osborn a few years working construction in frigid Midwestern winters, relocating to Colorado, briefly selling cars, spending four years in the Marine Corps, and holding a steady job that paid the bills but had no future to finally decide to further his education.

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LEGACY AT SEA: GRISWOLD FAMILY

This entry is part 24 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

If you ask her about it, Maia (Griswold) Hayes (’15) will insist that her participation in Semester at Sea was a personal choice, but her family history suggests otherwise.

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Barb Musslewhite

ONE IN FOUR

This entry is part 6 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

As director of the Center for Student Success, Musslewhite’s particular passion is helping first-generation college students, those whose parents never completed an undergraduate degree, to achieve that goal. They are the ones land-grant universities, including Colorado State, were originally envisioned to serve.

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LYNDSEY LINKE: STARTUP MAKES A SPLASH

This entry is part 25 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

Lyndsey Linke’s swimming skills took her all the way to the U.S. Olympic Trials while she was an engineering undergrad at Colorado State University. Her latest triumph is land-based: She won CSU’s Collegiate Challenge business pitch competition in April, just two weeks after filing papers to incorporate her company, SiVEC Biotechnologies.

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YOU HAVE TO SEE IT TO BE IT

This entry is part 7 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

Once high school students can visualize themselves doing college work, and once they see the wealth of resources at CSU designed specifically to help them achieve a bachelor’s degree, they can begin to set higher goals.

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PAUL LAYBOURN

This entry is part 8 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

Until a few years ago, Paul Laybourn was a self-described “standard” university professor – running a lab, giving lectures, publishing research. Somewhere along the way, he decided he could make a bigger impact in the classroom.

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DENISE APODACA

DENISE APODACA

This entry is part 9 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

As a child, Denise Favela Apodaca might have been voted “student least likely to become a teacher.” Her teachers were anything but kind, calling her “dumb” and labeling her as special needs. To say she proved them wrong would be a colossal understatement.

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CHRIS WILCOX

This entry is part 10 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

Chris Wilcox left a comfortable career in the tech industry to go back to school. Why? To get a Ph.D. – “purely because I wanted to get involved in teaching,” he explained. Wilcox is now a special assistant professor in the CSU Department of Computer Science.

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NOT ALL STUDENT DEBT IS CREATED EQUAL

This entry is part 11 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

A new White House report affirms that despite rising public concerns about college student debt loads, students at four-year public universities have lower average debt and are better able to repay those loans than students who attend other types of schools.

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GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

This entry is part 15 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

The CSU Todos Santos Center is working to answer the call of a 21st-century land-grant institution on a global scale, seeking to build bridges between the United States and Mexico, between students and faculty in both nations, and between research and action.

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ELIZABETH SPAYD

FIT FOR PRINT: SPAYD NEW PUBLIC EDITOR OF NEW YORK TIMES

This entry is part 26 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

When Elizabeth Spayd (’81) was 10 years old, she created her own handwritten newspaper called the Spayd Sentinel and passed it out it to friends and family.

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BETTERING BUSINESS

This entry is part 18 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

When the management team at the Denver Art Museum wanted to get a good look at what their 200 full-time and 200 part-time employees really wanted, they turned to Colorado State and the experts at Ascend.

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HISTORY KEEPERS OF CSU

This entry is part 27 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

How do you keep the history of an evolving institution like Colorado State University alive? Through scholarship, according to James Hansen, professor emeritus of history.

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SCIENCE OF LEARNING

This entry is part 19 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

Albert Bimper is the first to admit that he had no clue about what it took to succeed in college when he first arrived in 2001 to play football at Colorado State University. His father was born in Ghana and didn’t attend college, and his American-born mother dropped out of school in ninth grade.

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TOM SUTHERLAND

BRINGING HOME TOM SUTHERLAND

This entry is part 17 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

When he won his $35 million settlement in 2001 from a lawsuit against the government of Iran, he set up the Sutherland Family Foundation and almost immediately began sharing the fruits of what he jokingly described as his “extended vacation paid for by the Shah of Iran.”

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BEST TEACHER AWARDS: 2015-2016 RECIPIENTS

This entry is part 29 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

Each year, the Colorado State University alumni association recognizes outstanding university educators for their passionate commitment to teaching, selfless dedication to serving others, and continued support of CSU and its students.

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NEVER FORGOTTEN

This entry is part 13 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

Kept in captivity, far from loved ones, friends, and colleagues for more than six years, Tom Sutherland often wondered whether he’d been forgotten.

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FAREWELL TO HUGHES

This entry is part 20 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

Dick Morgan gets a little sentimental when he thinks about Hughes Stadium. After all, he caught the Rams’ first touchdown pass when the stadium opened in 1968, and he has been attending games there for nearly five decades.

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CLASS NOTES AND IN MEMORIAM

This entry is part 28 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

Tell your fellow classmates about new jobs, promotions and life events. Share your news with a class note in Colorado State Magazine. Photos are welcomed.

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HOMECOMING & FAMILY WEEKEND 2016

This entry is part 12 of 29 in the series Fall - 2016

This is our time to celebrate the people, places, and the traditions that make Colorado State University so special. Whether you are celebrating your first or 50th Homecoming, the weekend is sure to create a lifetime of memories for people of all ages.

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RECORD SUPPORT PROPELS CSU ANNUAL FUNDRAISING TO NEARLY $200M

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series July 2016

Colorado State University continues to redefine expectations and push boundaries when it comes to annual fundraising, once again shattering the previous record for any single campus in Colorado.

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FUNDRAISING FLURRY: GIFTS COMING IN AT REMARKABLE PACE

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series July 2016

In the three months since “State Your Purpose – The Campaign for Colorado State University” was officially launched, support for CSU has come at a pace that can only be described as remarkable. During that short timeframe, $64 million has been raised to support people and programs across campus.

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CSU’S DAY OF GIVING NETS 1,974 GIFTS IN 24 HOURS

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series July 2016

Give yourselves a pat on the back, Rams. You really do Love Your State. You proved it April 21 during the annual Love Your State Day of Giving. Your generosity helped CSU surpass its goal for number of gifts during a memorable 24 hours.

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RAMS AGAINST HUNGER: A SUCCESS STORY

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series July 2016

By any definition, Carlos Modesto is a CSU success story. The son of an undocumented migrant worker, he was raised in poverty but was determined to make a better life for himself and his family.

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WANT TO KEEP THE CANNON FIRING AT CSU GAMES? BUY A BOOM!

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series July 2016

The unmistakable sound of the cannon firing during CSU home football games is a proud link that connects the Aggies’ past to the Rams’ present and future.

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A TALE OF TWO NONTRADITIONAL STUDENTS, 47 YEARS APART

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series July 2016

Linda Cates arrived at CSU in 1967 as a 21-year-old transfer student from the University of Colorado. She was married with an 18-month-old daughter to support and had no financial means to pay for college other than work-study jobs and student loans.

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Sophie Lei Aldrich (MBA, ’88)

DONOR HONORS MOTHER’S LOVE OF STYLE WITH GIFT TO AVENIR MUSEUM

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series July 2016

Sophie Lei Aldrich (MBA, ’88) and her husband, Ted, wanted to ensure that her mother’s love for textiles was shared with generations to come, establishing the Sophie and Ted Aldrich Asian Textile Endowment.

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MORE THAN 2000 COMMEMORATIVE BRICKS SOLD

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series July 2016

CSU has sold more than 2,200 commemorative bricks to support the on-campus stadium campaign. The bricks will be displayed in the plaza on the stadium’s north side when it opens in fall of 2017.

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CSU student volunteer Nadia Helmy outside a screening of Yi Seungjun's film, “Wind on the Moon at the Lyric Cinema Cafe during the ACT Human Rights Film Festival.

FIRST-EVER ACT HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL

This entry is part 2 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

THE DEPARTMENT OF Communication Studies hosted the inaugural ACT Human Rights Film Festival April 15-22. The event showcased 18 curated films covering issues that ranged from hunger, homelessness and women’s rights to the fight for democracy, GLBTQ rights in Africa, and art as resistance and cultural resilience.

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Joe Akmakjian

ADULT AMBASSADOR FOR MDA LIVES UNLIMITED

This entry is part 3 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

A CSU ALUMNUS HAS been named the first adult National Goodwill Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Joseph “Joe” Akmakjian, who graduated in 2013 with a dual degree in communication studies and journalism and media communication with a concentration in public relations, made an appearance at Carnegie Hall on Jan. 29 as MDA rolled out a new “Live Unlimited” campaign.

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CSU RESEARCH SPENDING TOTALS $317 MILLION FOR FY 2015

This entry is part 4 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

Research expenditures for Colorado State University scientists reached $317.2 million in Fiscal Year 2015, an increase from $308 million over the previous year. The increase further strengthens the University’s role as a major research institution and contributor to the state’s economy and innovation ecosystem.

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TODOS SANTOS CENTER SERVES LAND-GRANT MISSION

This entry is part 5 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

THE COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY Todos Santos Center is the university’s first international location, and is core to CSU’s mission of teaching, research, service, and outreach. Students and Baja California Sur residents work with local partners and businesses to identify needs, conduct research, produce impactful outcomes, and cultivate global citizens.

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NATIONAL WESTERN COMPLEX UNDERWAY

This entry is part 6 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY – along with the City and County of Denver and the National Western Stock Show – is a key partner in the reimagining of the National Western Center, which will be a year-round educational and entertainment hub at the current Stock Show site in Denver.

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DR. STEPHEN WITHROW

CANCER PIONEER AWARDED FOUNDERS DAY MEDAL

This entry is part 7 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

DR. STEPHEN WITHROW, a pioneer in veterinary oncology, a University Distinguished Professor and founder of the Flint Animal Cancer Center, received the 2016 Founders Day medal from Colorado State University in February.

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Brett Anderson

GUEST PUBLISHER BRETT ANDERSON: THE POWER OF PURPOSE

This entry is part 1 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

PURPOSE. It’s what gives life definition and direction – fuels us to do more, be more. At Colorado State University, we talk about purpose a lot. As one of the nation’s finest land-grant institutions, our purpose is clear.

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THE GATEWAY: CHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY BUILDINGS ON TRACK

This entry is part 8 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

THE NEW CHEMISTRY Research and Bio-logy buildings, which broke ground in October, are on track for completion in summer 2017. Together on the south side of Pitkin Street, they’ll be the Gateway to the Science Mall.

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THE POWER OF PURPOSE: THE CAMPAIGN FOR COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

This entry is part 23 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

What would you do if you had a billion dollars? More importantly, what could you do? That’s the question Colorado State University asked itself.

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Dean Ann Gill

A NEW CHAPTER

This entry is part 15 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

SUMMARIZING the long and successful career of a decidedly humble leader can seem like a daunting task — that is, until speaking to the people who have come to know and love her.

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DOWN TO EARTH WITH KJELL LINDGREN

This entry is part 9 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

YOU CAN FIND CSU alumni everywhere – even on the International Space Station. Kjell Lindgren, who earned a master’s degree in cardiovascular physiology at CSU, returned to campus in March to talk about his six months living and working in microgravity.

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Bonnie Ross

THE HALO EFFECT

This entry is part 20 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

THE HEAD OF THE STUDIO that runs the popular video game franchise Halo returned to campus this spring to talk about how her career path of blending creativity with technology started at Colorado State University.

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DONORS HELP EASE BURDEN FOR STUDENT-VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

This entry is part 18 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY is known for providing generous educational opportunities for student-veterans. A new scholarship program takes that commitment to military families one step further by offering financial assistance to the spouses of those who have served our country.

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SCIENCE & CEREMONY: THE RETURN OF BISON TO NORTHERN COLORADO GRASSLANDS

This entry is part 19 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

MODERN SCIENCE AND ANCIENT RITUAL combined last fall as a herd of 10 American bison thundered onto the northern Colorado prairie, a major step in restoring the nation’s largest iconic land mammal to this part of its historic range.

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PHENOMENAL SEASON FOR WOMEN’S SPORTS

This entry is part 14 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

The Rams have gone a combined 79-18 over the past three seasons, including an eye-popping 48-6 mark in conference games. This year they not only became the first team in league history to run the table (18-0) in the regular season, they set Mountain West records for wins (31) and consecutive victories (28).

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MICHAEL SMITH GIVES BACK TO ALMA MATER IN A BIG WAY

This entry is part 21 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

MICHAEL SMITH IS PROUD TO SAY that his success in the natural gas industry is a direct result of his Colorado State University education. So, when he opted to give back to his alma mater, he did so in a big way. A very big way.

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Temple Grandin

ONE IN A BILLION

This entry is part 10 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

TEMPLE GRANDIN has received many awards and honors throughout her career, and in the spring of 2016, one of her most significant accolades was announced.

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CSU, CU TEAM UP FOR HEALTH CARE

This entry is part 22 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

When CSU and CU work together as academic partners that the results are truly impressive. That’s why a beefed-up partnership between CSU and UCHealth is so exciting.

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INNOVATION IS A CINCH

This entry is part 16 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

INSIDE A SPRAWLING COMPLEX at the Miller International, Inc., headquarters in Denver, tucked among the fabric swatches for upcoming fashion lines and bold pictures of rodeo stars wearing the company’s brands, employees are busy with the business of putting out popular Western apparel.

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BOB EVERITT

BOB EVERITT: LOCAL VISIONARY

This entry is part 13 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

IF THERE were a Mount Rushmore for Fort Collins — a monument to honor the most influential community leaders since the city’s founding — Bob Everitt surely would be there, front and center.

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Bill Gray

BILL GRAY: A FORCE OF NATURE

This entry is part 12 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

Bill Gray passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at age 86. Gray was famous for his seasonal Atlantic Basin hurri­cane forecasts and his strong disagreement with the scien­tific basis of the anthropogenic global warming hypothesis.

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GAY ISRAEL: HEART OF THE RACE

This entry is part 11 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

APRIL 16, 2016, was a sad day for Colorado State, as the University lost two of its most influential faculty members: William Mason (Bill) Gray, a pioneer in the field of hurricane forecasting, and Richard G. (Gay) Israel, founder of the heart disease prevention program.

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LEARN WHERE YOU ARE, EVEN AT A DISTANCE

This entry is part 17 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

FOR MORE THAN 40 OF ITS 50 YEARS, the College of Business has led the way in distance learning, beginning in 1975 when the College first distributed its MBA program to Fort Collins employers.

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PULITZER PRIZE WINNER YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA: AN ANCHOR TO HUMANITY

This entry is part 25 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

A MAN OF EXTRAORDINARY VISION. A man of extraordinary words. Colorado State University alumnus Yusef Komunyakaa (M.A. ’78) is a prize-winning poet of international renown.

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RINDERKNECHT AND BLUMBERG: GIVING TO THE MAX

This entry is part 24 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

Blumberg and Rinderknecht, along with leadership from other one-day giving projects around the country, have regularly compared strategies and learn from one another.

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MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR

This entry is part 27 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

WHEN THE POWERBALL lottery jackpot climbed above a billion dollars early this year, fevered players searched for experts who could give them a winning edge. They turned to Curtis Bennett (‘85), a mathematics professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, for advice.

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WELCOME TO THE SITTER-VERSE DAN AND KRISTEN STILES TURN NECESSITY INTO AN INVENTION

This entry is part 26 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

THE STORY BEHIND SITTER has a familiar twist: It took a mother, with a necessity, to come up with an invention.

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Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising

SEAMS FITTING

This entry is part 28 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

The newly remodeled and expanded Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising reopened this spring, including four galleries, classroom/seminar space, a library, a conservation laboratory, and expanded storage/management areas for CSU’s renowned apparel and textile collection.

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MATCHING CSU EXPERTS WITH ORGANIZATIONS

This entry is part 31 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

ASCEND CONNECTS THE resources of CSU to businesses and nonprofits to help clients develop capable, connected and healthy organizations.

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CLASS NOTES

This entry is part 32 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

ERMA ARMSTRONG (’51) published several piano manuals detailing the Tholen method of teaching. ROBERT JOSSERAND (’53), owner of AzTx Cattle Co., was inducted into the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame.

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Trees on the CSU Oval

2015 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENTS

This entry is part 30 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

THE COLORADO
STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDS program recognizes CSU alumni and friends who have distinguished themselves professionally, brought honor to the University, and made significant contributions of time and/or philanthropy to the University or their community.

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CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATES OF SPRING 2016!

This entry is part 29 of 32 in the series Spring 2016

Colorado State University conferred degrees on more than 4,400 graduates at the spring 2016 commencement ceremonies May 13-15.

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Tonie Miyamoto and Carol Dollard

LETTER FROM THE EDITORS

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series May 2016

Since our first campus farm started in 1870, Colorado State has fulfilled its land grant mission with hands-on education and engagement on campus, across Colorado, and around the world.

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SoGES ANNOUNCES GLOBAL CHALLENGES RESEARCH TEAMS, RESIDENT FELLOWS

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series May 2016

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) at Colorado State University announced awards for its Global Challenges Research Teams and four Resident Faculty Fellows from a competitive field of proposals submitted the winter of 2016.

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SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION THROUGH ART

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series May 2016

Erika Osborne, associate professor in CSU’s Department of Art and Art History, received a $6,000 fellowship last year from the School of Global Environmental Sustainability to promote sustainability through art.

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FIRST FEMALE NAMIBIAN NATIONAL PARK MANAGER PURSUES STUDIES AT CSU

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series May 2016

Far to the north of the Namibian Skeleton Coast and the sweeping Namib Desert, near the southern tip of the African continent, lies the Oshana region. “Oshana” refers to shallow, seasonally inundated depressions on the high savanna plains that support the herding livelihoods of inhabitants like Monika Shikongo and her family.

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INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIPS SPARK RESEARCH

This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Winter - 2016

CSU researchers have a long history as interventionists, placing themselves in the thick of global issues to present solutions. The Office of the Vice President for Research recognizes this recurring role and in 2015 initiated the Catalyst for Innovative Partnerships (CIP) program, which seeks to build, fund, and support multidisciplinary teams to pursue global grand challenges.

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THE ARCHITECTS OF OUR FUTURE

This entry is part 10 of 13 in the series Winter - 2016

In December, I had the privilege of attending and speaking at the conference in Paris where nearly 200 nations agreed to confront global climate change and by implication to change how we all produce and use energy.

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ENERGY RESEARCH AT CSU: BIG PROBLEMS, BIG IMPACTS

This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series Winter - 2016

Addicted to burning fossil fuels, we’re on our way to an uninhabitable planet, both in terms of climate change and health effects from pollution.

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ANCIENT FAULTS: OKLAHOMA SHAKES LEAD CSU RESEARCHERS INTO EARTHQUAKE FORECASTING

This entry is part 6 of 13 in the series Winter - 2016

In October 2015, a magnitude 4.5 quake struck not far from Cushing, Okla., but that was not as surprising as it might sound. Quakes of this size — and even larger ones — had been forecast by McMahon, CSU Professor Rick Aster.

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PROVIDING SCIENTIFIC INSIGHT INTO A CLEANER ENVIRONMENT

This entry is part 2 of 13 in the series Winter - 2016

As we make progress toward a clean energy economy, fundamental research is being conducted to ensure that cleaner fuels really do make for a cleaner environment.

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MIDDLE GROUND

This entry is part 4 of 13 in the series Winter - 2016

Providing the public with information, not opinions, CSU’s Colorado Water Watch bridges the gap between the oil and gas industry and a public concerned about hydraulic fracturing’s effect on community water sources.

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THE GREEN AISLE

This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series Winter - 2016

Bill Ritter and the center for the new energy economy cross party lines to plan for a more sustainable economy.

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Q+A – FRED KRUPP: TIME TO FIX THE PLUMBING

This entry is part 3 of 13 in the series Winter - 2016

He’s environmentalist royalty, and he headlined the Natural Gas Symposium held at Colorado State University this past fall. Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), was keynote speaker at the fifth annual event that’s quickly become a premier draw for industry and academia.

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WHAT LIVES BENEATH

This entry is part 7 of 13 in the series Winter - 2016

“Better dirt could help human health,” read a recent headline on Colorado Public Radio’s website. Environmental reporter Grace Hood had interviewed Colorado State University’s Diana Wall, who made the case to integrate soil biodiversity research into human health studies. Wall expanded on the point in a paper published online in Nature Nov. 23.

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PRIETO BATTERIES: FAST, CHEAP, ECO-FRIENDLY — AND INCREDIBLY POWERFUL

This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series Winter - 2016

When Amy Prieto came to Colorado State University in 2005 to join the Department of Chemistry faculty, she wasn’t thinking about starting her own company. Or serving as CEO. And she certainly wasn’t thinking about striking a deal with chip giant Intel.

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MOVING FORWARD

This entry is part 9 of 13 in the series Winter - 2016

One of the signature events of the Center for the New Energy Economy, the Natural Gas Symposium, has grown and evolved over the last five years, but it has always been dedicated to the concept of civil discourse by all parties around a contentious issue.

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CONNECTIONS

This entry is part 11 of 13 in the series Winter - 2016

Solving the world’s energy issues is a big job – so big that no single entity can solve them. That’s why Colorado State University’s industry connections are so critical.

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NATURAL GAS: ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO A BETTER PRESENT

This entry is part 12 of 13 in the series Winter - 2016

Only a few short years ago, environmental groups championed the increased use of natural gas as a “bridge fuel” to the future. But today, in some environmental circles, natural gas use is being shrugged off as a mere “exit ramp” away from fossil fuels.

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HALO EFFECT: ALUMNA WANTS MORE WOMEN IN THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series December - 2015

The woman who leads the popular Halo video game franchise says her sports background not only got her into gaming, but helped level the playing field in a traditionally male-dominated field that she wants more women to enter.

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Science and Ceremony Herald the Return of Bison to Northern Colorado

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series December - 2015

Modern science and ancient ritual combined Sunday as a herd of 10 American bison thundered from a holding corral onto the northern Colorado prairie, the first step to restoring the nation’s largest iconic land mammal to this part of its historic range.

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SHOWCASING FALL 2015

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series December - 2015

This fall, CSU welcomed the largest and most diverse freshman class in the University’s history, was honored as the most sustainable university in the country and received a platinum rating from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), becoming the first institution in the world to earn the highest ranking for sustainability.

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MOVE-IN: 2015

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series December - 2015

The Fall 2015 semester was full of heart and highlights for first-year students at Colorado State University. CSU is focused on ensuring both access and success for students, in the classroom and through a wide range of co-curricular activities, and our Ram Welcome. And becoming part of the Ram Family extends to the rest of your family as well, who are welcomed with open arms as well.

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HOMECOMING 2015

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series December - 2015

Homecoming & Family Weekend is the time of year where we all come together to celebrate the past, present, and future of Colorado State University. This year’s Homecoming was a nonstop flurry of activity, from the parade, pep rally and bonfire on Friday to the 38-23 football victory over Air Force on Saturday and all the reunions and dinners and events Sunday and throughout the week.

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Reframing the Conversation Around Interpersonal Violence

This entry is part 21 of 21 in the series Fall - 2015

Pick up a paper, turn on the news, or open a browser today and there will no doubt be a story about sexual violence. Interpersonal violence is a serious topic – and one that Colorado State University is committed to combating.

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STUDENT SUCCESS: Rethinking How We Teach

This entry is part 18 of 21 in the series Fall - 2015

On any day at CSU, an enjoyable walk across campus – often skirting construction cones or an occasional biker – reveals the amount of intentional and purposeful renovation and new construction taking place. These new spaces, many made possible by private support and donations, are designed using multiple strategies to enhance student success.

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CSU receives $12 million for water sustainability

This entry is part 1 of 21 in the series Fall - 2015

Colorado State leads a consortium of 14 academic institutions and key partners across the nation that is addressing the challenges that threaten urban water systems in the United States and around the world.

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CSU Going All Hollywood This Year

This entry is part 2 of 21 in the series Fall - 2015

Rashard “Hollywood” Higgins burst on the scene last season for the Colorado State University Rams, putting together a memorable season while establishing himself as one of the nation’s finest receivers.

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Record Enrollment Projected for Class of 2019

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Fall - 2014

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Johnson Foundation Provides $10 Million to Make Equine Hospital a Reality

This entry is part 3 of 21 in the series Fall - 2015

Plans to build a state-of-the-art equine hospital got a huge boost this summer when the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation gave $10 million to help build what is expected to be among the world’s finest facilities for treating horses and teaching veterinary students.

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Moments & Memories

This entry is part 4 of 21 in the series Fall - 2015

The university is undergoing its biggest transformation ever. In the middle of a campus-wide push to update older facilities, add new ones, and accommodate growing student and faculty populations, much of the campus is changing before our eyes.

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Partners In Learning and Discovery: Semester at Sea and CSU

This entry is part 5 of 21 in the series Fall - 2015

CSU will become the new academic home for Semester at Sea in a partnership of two organizations focused on providing students with a college education that is a true voyage of learning and discovery.

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Building Up

This entry is part 6 of 21 in the series Fall - 2015

Growth. It’s a fact of life in Northern Colorado. With more than 158,000 residents at last count, there is no question that Fort Collins has grown into a small city. The Choice City is feeling the pressure of its own success. By 2030, Fort Collins could add nearly 50,000 new residents.

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Lori Peek Studies Superstorm Sandy After-Effects

This entry is part 7 of 21 in the series Fall - 2015

Researchers at Colorado State University’s Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis played a key role in a landmark national study issued this summer on the lingering effects of Superstorm Sandy, which struck the northeast coast of the U.S. in October 2012.

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Education in the Information Age

This entry is part 8 of 21 in the series Fall - 2015

It’s clear that students today learn in a very different environment than previous generations. As CSU has transformed its campus and classrooms to support student success, the university has had to grapple with these sorts of changes and rely on the best available knowledge to assess how students of this generation really learn.

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Engaging Students Where They Live

This entry is part 9 of 21 in the series Fall - 2015

“We’re building the experience – this sense of ‘you don’t just go to class here’ – and today’s students are bringing with them an engagement we haven’t seen before,”

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Documenting Innovation

This entry is part 10 of 21 in the series Fall - 2015

The Smithsonian Institution named Fort Collins and Colorado State University one of six communities of innovation throughout U.S. history. The exhibit, Places of Invention, opened July 1 and will occupy the Lemelson Hall in the National Museum of American History until at least 2020

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A Rare Vintage

This entry is part 11 of 21 in the series Fall - 2015

The original Lory Student Center. Morgan Library. Various residence halls. All were built by Hensel Phelps Construction, the company started by his father, Hensel. In many ways, Phelps helped shape the campus we see today.

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Thinking Globally Comes Naturally to Double Alumnus

This entry is part 12 of 21 in the series Fall - 2015

August Ritter began forming a global perspective before he could walk or talk. He spent the first years of his life absorbing the sights and sounds of Africa while his parents were missionaries running a nutrition center in Zambia.

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She Was Mrs. CSU

This entry is part 13 of 21 in the series Fall - 2015

Elegant but feisty, she was just as comfortable working the fields on the family farm south of Longmont as she was dressing up for CSU’s annual 1870 banquet, which she and jim helped establish.

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Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf Receives Honorary Doctorate

This entry is part 14 of 21 in the series Fall - 2015

The minister of finance for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Ibrahim Al-Assaf, who earned his Ph.D. in economics from Colorado State University in 1982, received an honorary doctorate from CSU during spring commencement.

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Leslie Jones Found Her Funny at CSU

This entry is part 16 of 21 in the series Fall - 2015

You’ve heard the one about the girl who came to CSU to play basketball, right? Won a comedy contest and ended up being a professional comic, right? And ended up starring on Saturday Night Live and in the upcoming film, Ghostbusters, right?

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Record-Breaking Fundraising Game Changer for CSU

This entry is part 15 of 21 in the series Fall - 2015

Colorado State University alumni, friends and other supporters once again have backed the university in record-breaking fashion, donating a combined $172.3 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30.

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The Green Standard

This entry is part 17 of 21 in the series Fall - 2015

Excellence was on full display throughout the year, starting with sterling seasons for the volleyball, football and men’s cross country teams and continuing through the spring seasons. When all the wins were tallied, the Rams found themselves standing alone in very rarified air.

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Class Notes

This entry is part 20 of 21 in the series Fall - 2015

Did you get a new job or promotion? Move to a new city? Take a vacation in Paris? Tell your fellow classmates about these and all your news with a class note in Colorado State Magazine.

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2015 Best Teacher Award Winners

This entry is part 19 of 21 in the series Fall - 2015

Each year, students and alumni have an opportunity to recognize the positive impact a CSU teacher has had on their lives. From numerous nominations, six teachers are selected by a committee.

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HEALTHY HERDS HELP THE BOTTOM LINE

This entry is part 19 of 19 in the series Spring - 2015

When a cow takes the day off [due to illness], it affects the farmer’s bottom line. Helping farmers understand the economic impact of disease will help them focus their health management.

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UNLOCKED

This entry is part 18 of 19 in the series Spring - 2015

Locked-in syndrome is the case in which one loses
the physical ability to communicate. CSU professors and researchers are working together to give those people a voice again.

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LINE ART

This entry is part 17 of 19 in the series Spring - 2015

The worlds of art and sport collide in Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the Civil War to the Present, a show curated by Colorado State University Art Museum director Linny Frickman.

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RAMS AT THE END OF THE EARTH

This entry is part 16 of 19 in the series Spring - 2015

For more than a half-century, international treaties have set Antarctica aside to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes in the interests of all humankind.

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BEAR BONES

This entry is part 15 of 19 in the series Spring - 2015

Hibernating bears may hold a key to bone injuries in humans and their pets — and not just because the bruins can’t inflict those injuries while asleep.

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BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING GRADUATES FIRST CLASS

This entry is part 14 of 19 in the series Spring - 2015

When Colorado State University launched the state’s first undergraduate program in biomedical engineering in 2011, organizers hoped enrollment would reach at least 200 students by 2015.

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FRANK NAMED CSU SYSTEM CHANCELLOR

This entry is part 2 of 19 in the series Spring - 2015

The Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System recently voted to combine the roles of CSU System chancellor and CSU campus president under the leadership of Tony Frank.

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‘IT WILL BE A PLACE FOR ALL TO GATHER IN CELEBRATION’

This entry is part 8 of 19 in the series Spring - 2015

Starting in fall 2017, the sights and sounds of college football – cheering crowds, bands playing, alumni tailgating – will be reverberating across the Colorado State University campus for the first time in 50 years.

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DAVE AND PAULA EDWARDS DONATE HOME TO CSU

This entry is part 4 of 19 in the series Spring - 2015

Longtime supporters Dave and Paula Edwards built their one-of-a-kind home with the dream it would become a gathering place for family, friends, and the community.

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NEW BELGIUM GIFT SHAPES THE FUTURE OF FERMENTATION

This entry is part 5 of 19 in the series Spring - 2015

With support from Fort Collins’ three major brewers, Colorado State University’s Fermentation Science and Technology program is growing even faster than anticipated.

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MENON NAMED DEAN OF CSU COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

This entry is part 9 of 19 in the series Spring - 2015

Colorado State University has tapped a proven leader to position the College of Agricultural Sciences to drive innovation and entrepreneurship within the state’s agricultural industry. Ajay Menon will become the college’s next dean beginning July 1.

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PARKER: CSU’S NEW LEADING RAM

This entry is part 7 of 19 in the series Spring - 2015

Joe Parker professed a simple goal when announced as Colorado State University’s new director of athletics.
“Let’s become the best Colorado State we can possibly be,” he said.

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NADINE HENRY: REMARKABLE WOMAN, TREASURED ALUMNA

This entry is part 12 of 19 in the series Spring - 2015

Nadine Henry, one of CSU’s most prominent and beloved alumni, died May 30 in Longmont at age 95. Nadine and husband Jim were generous donors and tireless supporters of CSU. In 2000, the CSU Alumni Association named them “Alumni of the Century.”

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BOBO DRIVEN TO SUCCEED

This entry is part 6 of 19 in the series Spring - 2015

It didn’t take long for Colorado State University football players to learn something very important about their new coach, Mike Bobo: Not one of them is more competitive than Bobo, and no one is more determined to make the program successful than he is.

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NATIONAL HISPANIC INSTITUTE: CSU IS UNIVERSITY OF THE YEAR

This entry is part 10 of 19 in the series Spring - 2015

Colorado State University was recently recognized as the University of the Year by the National Hispanic Institute. The honor recognized CSU’s 25-year-long partnership promoting and encouraging higher education within the Latino community.

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RECORD-BREAKING GIFT WILL FUND RESEARCH IN REGENERATIVE THERAPIES

This entry is part 13 of 19 in the series Spring - 2015

Philanthropists John and Leslie Malone, fascinated by the healing power of stem cells, have committed a record $42.5 million to Colorado State University to develop regenerative medical therapies for animals and people.

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CSU CELEBRATES ITS 145TH BIRTHDAY ON FOUNDERS DAY

This entry is part 11 of 19 in the series Spring - 2015

As part of the 145th anniversary celebration, CSU honored longtime supporters and Fort Collins community leaders Bob and Joyce Everitt with the prestigious Founders Day Medal.

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FIELD OF STUDY

This entry is part 3 of 19 in the series Spring - 2015

Imagine showing up for your internship and bumping into future hall of fame quarterback Peyton Manning by the coffee machine.

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Microgrids Electrify Rural Rwanda

This entry is part 1 of 19 in the series Spring - 2015

In America, it’s easy to take our access to reliable sources of electricity for granted. We flip a switch and lights flicker on. We plug in a microwave and heat leftovers. Living without electricity sounds preposterous – especially in the year 2015.

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Campus Sustainability Efforts Go Platinum

This entry is part 9 of 22 in the series May - 2015

In March, CSU became the first school ever to achieve a platinum rating from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System – or STARS – a national survey that measures sustainability at universities and colleges. CSU scored 85.29 points to earn a platinum rating, the highest available through STARS.

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Graduate Programs Rank Among Nation’s Best

This entry is part 8 of 22 in the series May - 2015

CSU’s veterinary school is one of the top programs in the country, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Graduate School edition.

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College of Business Names New Dean

This entry is part 7 of 22 in the series May - 2015

Beth Walker, chair of the marketing department at Arizona State University and an accomplished scholar and leader, has been named dean of the Colorado State University College of Business.

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Alumni Brew Local Business

This entry is part 6 of 22 in the series May - 2015

Craft beer and an active lifestyle go hand-in-hand in Colorado. Now they go hand-and-foot. Last July, Colorado State University alumni — and a few other minority owners — opened Shoes & Brews, a combination running shoe store and tap room/nano-brewery.

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Preserving Brewing History

This entry is part 5 of 22 in the series May - 2015

Colorado’s craft brewing industry is still young; pioneer Odell Brewing just celebrated its 25th anniversary. However, today’s breaking news is tomorrow’s history, and the Agricultural and Natural Resources Archive at CSU’s Morgan Library is now collecting materials that tell the story of the birth and growth of modern brewing.

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Anheuser-Busch Foundation Gift

This entry is part 4 of 22 in the series May - 2015

The Anheuser-Busch Foundation donated $250,000 to CSU’s Fermentation Science and Technology program last April to fund the renovation of academic space and a hands-on lab at CSU.

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Science On Tap

This entry is part 3 of 22 in the series May - 2015

Three Colorado State University graduate students and two CSU faculty members recently launched an initiative in Fort Collins called Science on Tap, a program that connects the community with science — at a local brewery.

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Brewing The Maximum Learning Environment

This entry is part 2 of 22 in the series May - 2015

The upcoming microbrewery in the newly renovated Lory Student Center at Colorado State University is intended to maximize student learning by functioning as a “production” setting, to give students in the Fermentation Science and Technology program the opportunity for experiential learning, similar to the model employed by the student-run Aspen Grille, also at the LSC.

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Concocting Unique Business Ventures

This entry is part 11 of 22 in the series May - 2015

The products of fermentation are big business – beer, wine, dairy and baking are all multi-billion-dollar industries – and Colorado State University is well-placed at the forefront of this emerging industry sector.

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Enjoy Responsibly

This entry is part 1 of 22 in the series May - 2015

CSU collaborates with campus and community partners to create a community that fosters optimal student well-being, which includes a healthy relationship with alcohol.

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Bigger than Beer

This entry is part 12 of 22 in the series May - 2015

When you hear the word “fermentation,” what comes to mind? For just about any Coloradan, the image of a cold, frothy beer is probably foremost, perhaps closely followed by wine. Of course, the process of fermentation is the key to beer — but it’s also leveraged across an incredibly diverse range of foods and beverages.

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New Belgium Gift Shapes The Future Of Fermentation

This entry is part 10 of 22 in the series May - 2015

New Belgium Brewing is the latest to provide support for the fermentation science program, which debuted in 2013, joining with co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Kim Jordan to give $1 million to update and renovate crowded facilities.

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Boston Beer Company

This entry is part 13 of 22 in the series May - 2015

When Ken Smith sits down at a restaurant, invariably he gets asked the wrong question: what can I get you to drink?

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Noosa Finest Yoghurt

This entry is part 14 of 22 in the series May - 2015

For five years, Noosa Finest Yoghurt has gambled and won on its unique version of yogurt co-founder Koel Thomae discovered in Australia and brought stateside in 2010. The company shares its headquarters in Bellvue, Colorado with Morning Fresh Dairy, which supplies the milk for yogurt production. Today Noosa is distributed in all 50 states and at retailers including Target, Kroger, and Whole Foods, though its hooves remain planted in Northern Colorado soil.

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Molson Coors

This entry is part 15 of 22 in the series May - 2015

When Jeannie Miller graduated from CSU in 1982, she had big plans. As a microbiology major with a minor in chemistry, her first goal was to become a medical technologist.

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Varaison Vineyards

This entry is part 16 of 22 in the series May - 2015

Andy West, graduate student in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University, had a unique childhood, one centered on the growth and production of Colorado wine on his family’s vineyard, Varaison Vineyards. “Varaison” is a French term for when the grapes begin to turn color and take on sugar.

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Leprino Cheese

This entry is part 17 of 22 in the series May - 2015

Rob Yemm was raised in Illinois, and attended the University of Iowa. There, he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology. After graduation, with two job offers pending in the Midwest, Yemm and his wife decided they would prefer to live in the Front Range of Colorado. So they relocated, with hopes of finding work. Yemm’s gamble paid off with a research position in the Animal Sciences department at Colorado State University in 1986. He remained in that role for 19 years.

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Science of Brewing

This entry is part 18 of 22 in the series May - 2015

When Adam Heuberger goes to events and parties in his native Chicago, something feels off. Oh, right… Where’s the beer? “it’s the first thing
 I notice,” says the assistant professor in the CSU department of horticulture and landscape architecture, who is more likely to be offered wine or other beverages back home. “Beer is so much part of the culture in Fort Collins, of every social activity. I think we take it for granted.”

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Morgan’s Legacy

This entry is part 19 of 22 in the series May - 2015

Bill Morgan never got to have a pint in a Fort Collins craft brewery during his time as Colorado State University president. In fact, the town was “dry” during his entire 20-year tenure. But his legacy lives on now in a new brewery opened by his granddaughter, who is using the values he instilled in her to become a part of the community.

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Fueling The Culture

This entry is part 20 of 22 in the series May - 2015

Fort Collins is a college town known every bit as much for having the highest-quality breweries in the United States. Within its borders sit the fourth-largest craft brewery in America (New Belgium Brewing), the second in a long line of downtown-revitalizing brewpubs launched by John Hickenlooper (Coopersmith’s), and the 2012 Small Brewery of the Year (Funkwerks).

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From Field To Foam

This entry is part 21 of 22 in the series May - 2015

Each Fall, Professor Kraig Peel hauls his Integrated Resource Management class to Oskar Blues’ Hops and Heifers Farm, wanting to show students exactly what they can do with their master’s degrees in agricultural sciences.

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The Challenges of Growth in a Flat Industry Market

This entry is part 22 of 22 in the series May - 2015

Any kind of growth is always accompanied by challenges.
This is true for human beings and literally every form of organization, including entire industries. While there are several different means for businesses to measure growth it is interesting that some of these metrics can actually be at odds.

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Connecting the Hungry to the Harvest

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Feature

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Campus View

This entry is part 14 of 16 in the series Fall - 2014

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Record Year for Fundraising

This entry is part 13 of 16 in the series Fall - 2014

If you’re wondering how donations to Colorado State University can impact your life, look no further than the College of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.

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The Future of Student Housing

This entry is part 12 of 16 in the series Fall - 2014

The landscape of higher education
is changing, and with it, concepts of student housing. we went back in time to check out living spaces from the 1950s, took a glance at present-day residence hall rooms, and asked CSU student Michael Bent (a former R.A.) to envision the future of housing at Colorado state university.

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Coming Home

This entry is part 11 of 16 in the series Fall - 2014

Over our lifetimes, we have many homes. when you were “away” at college, your family may have asked, “when are you coming home?” as you settled into friends and school, job, and adult responsibilities, and as time passed, college became your home. and at the end of a weekend visiting your family, you might say, “I’m headed home.” alumni and students often tell us, “CSU just felt like home.”

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Becky Hammon Stands Tall

This entry is part 10 of 16 in the series Fall - 2014

Becky Hammon has a knack for making history. But this time she’s outdone herself.

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A Renaissance Man

This entry is part 9 of 16 in the series Fall - 2014

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From Horses to Humans

This entry is part 8 of 16 in the series Fall - 2014

What do horses have to do with that nagging joint pain in your knee?

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Environmental Education Evolution

This entry is part 7 of 16 in the series Fall - 2014

In the not-too-distant future, the planet’s natural resources will be stretched to their limits by a dramatically increasing population, climate change, skyrocketing energy demands, and other multifaceted land-use issues.

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Bones In Space

This entry is part 6 of 16 in the series Fall - 2014

NASA expects humans – not robots – to be exploring the surface of Mars within the lifetime of students now walking the CSU campus.

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Business at the Base of the Pyramid

This entry is part 5 of 16 in the series Fall - 2014

Kelly martin’s office is in Rockwell Hall but she works at the base of the economic pyramid.

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The Internet: Better, Stronger, Faster

This entry is part 4 of 16 in the series Fall - 2014

The last time the architecture of the Internet was updated, George H.W. Bush was president and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had just starred in their first movie.

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Researchers Customize, Lighten Firefighter Clothing and Gear

This entry is part 3 of 16 in the series Fall - 2014

It may sound strange, but the protective gear that keeps firefighters safe can also cause them injury.

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The Future of Journalism: Storytelling Beyond The Page

This entry is part 2 of 16 in the series Fall - 2014

Journalists know the feeling – that once-in-a-lifetime rush you get when the story you’re working on is big. REALLY big. And important. REALLY important.

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Planning For The Future of One of America’s Best Cities

This entry is part 1 of 16 in the series Fall - 2014

Fort Collins is regularly touted as one of the best places to live in the country and a new organization at Colorado State University will help ensure the city maintains that status well into the future.

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Diana Wall elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Summer - 2014

Dr. Diana H. Wall, University Distinguished Professor; director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability; Senior Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory; and professor of Biology at Colorado State University, is among the world’s most accomplished leaders who have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Dr. Edward Hoover Joins Highest Ranks

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Summer - 2014

An eminent veterinarian and infectious-disease researcher at CSU has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences for pioneering work in feline leukemia and chronic wasting disease that has shed light on human health.

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Ever-Expanding Club

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Summer - 2014

CSU now is home to nine national academy members. Barry Beaty, professor of microbiology, immunology, and pathology; Marshall Fixman, professor emeritus of chemistry; Albert Meyers, professor of chemistry (deceased); George Seidel Jr., professor emeritus of biomedical sciences; and A.R. “Ravi” Ravishankara, professor of chemistry and atmospheric science; join Hoover in the National Academy of Science.

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More Amazing Faculty

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Summer - 2014

You can see Colorado State University’s influence in every corner of the globe. Whether it’s life-bringing irrigation systems in Egypt, high-yield wheat varieties in Europe, climate-change research in Antarctica, or our translational research that’s helping cure cancer in animals and humans, CSU’s discoveries are making the world a better place.

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Walking Again at the World Cup

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Feature

At the opening game of the 2014 World Cup in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with thousands of fans watching from the stands and millions more on their televisions, a paralyzed adult will take the field in a wheelchair.

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CSUCARES: Rebuilding Lives After Natural Disasters

This entry is part 20 of 20 in the series Spring - 2014

Within days of the start of the High Park Fire on June 9, 2012, the call went out to the CSU community: Our students, friends, and current and retired co-workers needed help. The response from donors was immediate and heartfelt: Nearly $60,000 was raised by 430 generous donors.

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172 Seconds

This entry is part 19 of 20 in the series Spring - 2014

The Rams, under the direction of second-year coach Jim McElwain, trailed for all but 33 seconds and appeared finished when they fell behind by 22 points. CSU, though, offered a preview of what was to come at game’s end by scoring 10 points in the final 59 seconds of the second quarter to close within 35-23 at halftime.

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Starbucks Visit

This entry is part 18 of 20 in the series Spring - 2014

Mary Wagner, the senior vice president of global research and development, quality and regulatory and concept innovation at Starbucks, spoke at the first Innovation Leadership Series lecture, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research. Wagner ensures Starbucks maintains a consistent line of product innovations for its retail locations and consumer packaged goods while also strengthening core products.

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President’s Lecture Series

This entry is part 17 of 20 in the series Spring - 2014

As a gift to the Fort Collins community in honor of the city’s 150th birthday, President Tony Frank announced the creation of a free community lecture series that highlights the University’s outstanding programs and faculty.

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Meeting Marley

This entry is part 16 of 20 in the series Spring - 2014

Last month, “Marley” and 16 fellow inmates from a foreclosed “bear park,” where the animals were kept in cramped concrete pits and fed apples and bread by tourists. The bears were released into 15-acre natural habitats, but sanctuary keepers noticed Marley, a 7-year-old female, would not put weight on one of her front legs.

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CSU Salutes Sutherland Legacy

This entry is part 15 of 20 in the series Spring - 2014

On February 11, the Colorado State community honored Tom and Jean Sutherland with the prestigious Founders Day Medal in recognition of their exemplary service to the University, Fort Collins, and higher education worldwide.

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60 Years of CAM

This entry is part 14 of 20 in the series Spring - 2014

This year, CAM the Ram is celebrating his 60th year as the official mascot of Colorado State University. Though he’s always been popular, CAM’s fame over the years has made him a campus celebrity. He always attracts a crowd, and getting a photo with CAM the Ram is #2 on the list of “70 Things to Do Before You Graduate.”

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100 Years of Pingree Park

This entry is part 13 of 20 in the series Spring - 2014

They envisioned a place where students could learn forestry and other disciplines in a living classroom. Today, 100 years later, Pingree is home to a campus and conference center that hosts more than 5,000 annual visitors. Cabins, classrooms and labs are utilized by more than 200 students in CSU’s Warner Collage of Natural Resources.

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Return to “JEOPARDY!”

This entry is part 12 of 20 in the series Spring - 2014

When Russ Schumacher (M.S. ’03, Ph.D. ’08) isn’t studying intense weather events, he hangs out with Alex Trebek. The assistant professor of Atmospheric Science makes his fourth appearance on Jeopardy! on April 2, playing for a chance at more big bucks.

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Lessons of The Land

This entry is part 11 of 20 in the series Spring - 2014

From the high plains of Mongolia to the purple mountain majesties of Colorado, Maria Fernandez-Gimenez is working to help ensure the land is kept sustainable – safeguarding food security – for generations to come.

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Bigger Rice Plants, Better Rice Plants

This entry is part 10 of 20 in the series Spring - 2014

When it comes to raising rice and other grains, the general rule is that smaller plants produce more seed – or food – while larger plants, with their bulky stalks, generate more biomass. Crop plants rarely do both. They put their limited energy into growing bigger or bearing more seed.

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More Crop Per Drop

This entry is part 9 of 20 in the series Spring - 2014

Professor Chávez of civil and environmental engineering specializes in an emerging area known as “precision irrigation.” Chávez collects and analyzes a wealth of real-time data – ground-, airborne-, and satellite-based multispectral information – gathered by remote sensors to help farmers determine when and how much to irrigate crops throughout their growing cycles.

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Food That More Than Fills the Belly

This entry is part 8 of 20 in the series Spring - 2014

MamaCarts is a nonprofit food cart micro-franchise that will bring complete, clean, delicious meals to lower income urban markets.

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Waste Not, Want Not

This entry is part 7 of 20 in the series Spring - 2014

Michael Carolan, head of Colorado State University’s Department of Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts, has spent more than a decade studying food security and its role in feeding the world’s 7 billion-plus residents. And he keeps coming back to the same place.

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Centered On Safety

This entry is part 6 of 20 in the series Spring - 2014

For decades, Colorado has boasted that it produces the juiciest, sweetest cantaloupes in the world. They are the ultimate summertime treat and a state agricultural legend on par with peaches from Palisade and sweet corn from Olathe until events in 2011 threatened that long-standing reputation.

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Our Global Population: 9 Billion People

This entry is part 5 of 20 in the series Spring - 2014

According to United Nations estimates, the world population will be in 2050 will be nine billion people. To be a bit more precise, the U.N. actually predicts that the world population will be closer to 9.6 billion in 2050, a staggering number of people who will need to be clothed, housed, and most importantly, fed.

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Feeding the Future

This entry is part 4 of 20 in the series Spring - 2014

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab is one example of CSU’s One Health work from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The project is notably collaborative on a global scale and is meant to promote public health by improving agriculture and addressing environmental concerns.

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Being Green is Only Part of Fargreen

This entry is part 3 of 20 in the series Spring - 2014

Trang Tran has a few modest goals for the business she started at Colorado State University: help rice farmers in her native Vietnam stay on the land by growing an additional profitable crop; reduce air and water pollution by turning waste into mulch; and reform the country’s market for a staple item.

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Lory Student Center

This entry is part 2 of 20 in the series Spring - 2014

CSU Alum Leading Project to build a bigger, better Lory Student Center. As the renovation and expansion of Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center continued through the bitter cold of January and February, it was difficult to visualize a finished product, let alone a grand building in the heart of campus.

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Giving Back to Veterans

This entry is part 1 of 20 in the series Spring - 2014

Like too many who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, Drew Waldbauer lost friends while serving his country as part of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. He carries their memory with him every day.

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