Category Archives: Discovery and innovation

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Ten years in, CU president talks of what’s been done, what’s to come



University of Colorado President Bruce D. Benson recently celebrated his 10th anniversary as president of his alma mater. He is the longest serving CU president in the past 65 years, and he’s not slowing down any time soon. CU on the Air host Ken McConnellogue, V.P. of university communications, talks with President Benson on his … Continue reading Ten years in, CU president talks of what’s been done, what’s to come


Denver’s rooftops are going green: What does it mean?



Fifty-four percent of Denver voters passed the green roof initiative in November 2017, requiring rooftop gardens for new buildings with at least 25,000 square feet of gross floor area, and for roof replacement on existing buildings. What does that mean for Denver and how can we expect the cityscape to change over the next years? … Continue reading Denver’s rooftops are going green: What does it mean?


CU’s revolutionary, MOOC-delivered master’s in electrical engineering



In fall 2018, the University of Colorado will launch a new and innovative MOOC-delivered master’s degree in electrical engineering – the first of its type in the world. Today on CU on the Air, host Ken McConnellogue talks with CU Boulder professor Robert Erickson about what this revolutionary MOOC has to offer learners across the … Continue reading CU’s revolutionary, MOOC-delivered master’s in electrical engineering


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


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.