Sat, 17 Nov 2018 | East Bay Times

Lessons from Camp Fire: Staying alive in California fire country

“If you’re not paying attention, you’re really screwed,” said geographer Gregory Simon of the University of Colorado Denver, who studies the impact of fire in established communities, like the Oakland Hills. In extreme conditions, he said, “fire moves several football fields a minute.”

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 | The Denver Post

Colorado universities say they already offer equal protection in sexual misconduct cases

In response to new rules proposed by the U.S. DOE to change how sexual assault investigations are handled on college campuses, officials at the University of Colorado system and the University of Denver, who are reviewing the new proposal, say their schools’ existing policies already provide equal protection for all involved.

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 | Denverite

Denver’s effort on chronic homelessness just got another good grade

Investors in Denver’s social impact bond program will receive another payment from the city after independent evaluators again saw promise in the effort to house people who have experienced chronic homelessness and repeated visits to emergency rooms and encounters with police. Payments followed reports by the Urban Institute, which is working with the Evaluation Center at the University of Colorado Denver and the Burnes Center on Poverty and Homelessness at the University of Denver to track the program launched in 2016.

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 | Insurance News Net

Independent report: Denver’s social impact bond program successful

More than 250 formerly homeless people housed through Denver's innovative Health and Housing Social Impact Bond (SIB) Program continue to thrive two years into the initiative, according to a second independent evaluation report by the Urban Institute released today. The University of Colorado Denver is a partner of Urban Institute, which evaluates the program.

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 | The Gazette

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

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

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 | The Durango Herald

Can we learn to live with wolves again?

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

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 | Denver Business Journal

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

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

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 | Daily Camera

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

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

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 | Motherboard

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

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