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A Fond Farewell and Good Luck to Retiring Host Ken McConnellogue



It’s the end of an era – or at least a 15-year run. New CU on the Air host Emily Davies talks with Vice President of University Communication Ken McConnellogue, who is retiring from the university June 31. The inaugural host of the podcast, which began publishing in June 2017, McConnellogue reflects on how the … Continue reading A Fond Farewell and Good Luck to Retiring Host Ken McConnellogue


Colorado’s Best Minds + CU Innovators = A Better Future



While patents and business papers are an important aspect in scientific discovery, it’s not until that research is making a positive impact in society that it truly matters. Today on the President’s Innovation Podcast, President Mark Kennedy and host Emily Davies speak with serial entrepreneur, Stan Lapidus, about his accomplishments and insights on business collaboration … Continue reading Colorado’s Best Minds + CU Innovators = A Better Future


Building CU’s Strength through Diversity



Although perhaps well meaning, many diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives have fallen short or have even done more harm than good. DEI is a top priority at University of Colorado, and CU is prioritizing what system shifts are needed to enact and sustain success. How do we attract, retain and graduate diverse students? How do … Continue reading Building CU’s Strength through Diversity


Exploring X-ray and Laser Science from Imagination to Application



Welcome to the inaugural episode of the President’s Innovation Podcast, a special CU on the Air series. Host Emily Davies speaks with distinguished professor Margaret Murnane, a fellow at JILA, which is a joint institute of the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dr. Murnane is also a faculty … Continue reading Exploring X-ray and Laser Science from Imagination to Application


Honoring CU’s First African American School of Medicine Graduate



Endowed scholarship will benefit underrepresented medical students Charles J. Blackwood was born and raised in Trinidad, a small town in southern Colorado. After he graduated from high school there, he thought of running off to join a band. But his family, seeing his academic talent and potential, encouraged college instead. He stayed local, graduating with … Continue reading Honoring CU’s First African American School of Medicine Graduate


Assisting COVID Survivors through Tele-rehab ‘AFTER’ Discharge



NOTE: Coloradans age 35 and older who have been recently discharged from the hospital with COVID infection interested in taking part in the AFTER program can go to movement4everyone.com or call (303) 724-9590. There is no cost to patients and rehab equipment is available. As the deaths from COVID-19 in the United States hovers near … Continue reading Assisting COVID Survivors through Tele-rehab ‘AFTER’ Discharge


Top 5 Episodes of 2020: Learning, Growing Through Adversity



As we welcome 2021, CU on the Air looks back on 2020 to highlight our Top 5 shows. Not surprisingly, three of the five most popular podcasts were COVID-19 related. The other two were about CU in space, and the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion. As we navigate the coronavirus, there’s a great need … Continue reading Top 5 Episodes of 2020: Learning, Growing Through Adversity


Throwing a Curve into Street Planning for Safer Communities



Today on CU on the Air we talk with Wes Marshall, professor of civil engineering with a joint appointment in urban planning in the College of Engineering, Design and Computing at CU Denver. Host Ken McConnellogue discusses with Professor Marshall what constitutes safe streets and neighborhoods for pedestrians, wheel chairs, bicyclists, autos and even scooters; and … Continue reading Throwing a Curve into Street Planning for Safer Communities


Sláinte! We Toast UCCS Professor Janel Owens’ Whiskey Research



CU On The Air welcomes Janel Owens, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. While she teaches courses and applied analytical chemistry, including environmental chemistry and forensic chemistry, Owens is also a certified whiskey chemist with the Federal Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. The TTB, … Continue reading Sláinte! We Toast UCCS Professor Janel Owens’ Whiskey Research


Mind the Brain, You Can’t Go Without It



As we navigate the coronavirus, there’s a great need for frank discussions about psychiatric disorders as the weeks and months roll on. CU on the Air host Ken McConnellogue speaks with Dr. Neill Epperson about her weekly podcast, Mind the Brain, which explores the many aspects of mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Epperson … Continue reading Mind the Brain, You Can’t Go Without It