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Through our four campuses, the University of Colorado plays a profound role in the lives of individuals, businesses and communities throughout Colorado, across the country and around the world. Nearly half a million alumni have led the way in business, science, the arts, health care and their communities, and they're joined by 15,000 more each year. In Aurora, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Denver, all four of our campuses are all for Colorado.

A salute to saloons: Booze runs in the veins of Denver’s history



Throughout its history, the city of Denver was home to saloons that served up a lot more than alcohol. Ken McConnellogue talks with CU Denver History Professor Tom Noel – aka Dr. Colorado – about the liquid history of Denver and how bars evolved throughout the ages and helped form the Denver of today. Ethnic … Continue reading A salute to saloons: Booze runs in the veins of Denver’s history


CU’s laugh track: Examining the science of being funny



CU Boulder Leeds School of Business professor Peter McGraw studies what makes things funny, and how it can benefit marketing and management. In today’s CU on the Air podcast, Professor McGraw talks with host Ken McConnellogue about the funny and not so funny aspects of humor, such as: Examining the genesis of laughter. Cultural similarities … Continue reading CU’s laugh track: Examining the science of being funny


An exercise in nutrition for elite athletes to armchair quarterbacks



From the Denver Broncos to the Cleveland Indians to college sports and Olympians, Dr. Jackie Berning, professor and chair of Health Sciences at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, has provided nutrition education to top athletes. Today on CU on the Air, Dr. Berning talks with host Ken McConnellogue about nutrition tips and sustainable healthy … Continue reading An exercise in nutrition for elite athletes to armchair quarterbacks


Aging awareness: A meaningful life for seniors and caregivers



CU on the Air examines the many facets and concerns of aging with Sara Honn Qualls, professor of psychology, Kraemer Family Professor of Aging Studies and director of the Aging Center and the Gerontology Center at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Host Ken McConnellogue talks with Dr. Qualls about: Services available through UCCS and … Continue reading Aging awareness: A meaningful life for seniors and caregivers


Colorful CU: (True) tales from the old west to today



The University of Colorado and the state of Colorado were both founded in 1876 and our fortunes have been intertwined since. From a small building standing in a field in Boulder – complete with cows – to the highly advanced and expansive medical facilities in Aurora, CU has a picturesque past and present that reach … Continue reading Colorful CU: (True) tales from the old west to today


CU in the dark: Astronomer Doug Duncan discusses the Aug. 21 solar eclipse



The best total solar eclipse in the U.S. in about 40 years will be visible within a corridor of 70 miles crossing 14 states from South Carolina and Oregon. The closest state to Colorado that will experience the total eclipse is Wyoming, starting after 11 a.m. The eclipse promises to be a remarkable sight even … Continue reading CU in the dark: Astronomer Doug Duncan discusses the Aug. 21 solar eclipse


Creating a path for underserved youth to become teachers



Margarita Bianco, associate professor of education at CU Denver, founder of Pathways2Teaching and a Timmerhaus Ambassador, speaks with CU’s Ken McConnellogue about: The Pathways2Teaching program for 11th and 12th graders, which encourages underserved youth to become teachers in their communities Empowering youth by having them explore the disparities in their communities and research ways to … Continue reading Creating a path for underserved youth to become teachers


Encouraging findings in Alzheimer’s research



Dr. Huntington Potter, CU Anschutz Medical Campus professor and director of the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center, speaks with CU’s Ken McConnellogue about: The drug leukine, which shows encouraging results Why Down syndrome research is important in Alzheimer’s research What the center is looking for in clinical studies Contribute to Alzheimer’s research here.