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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


Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Trial at CU Anschutz Shows 94.5% Efficacy



UPDATE: Moderna has requested emergency use authorization from the FDA, and the vaccine could be available to high-risk populations as early as the end of December. More than a quarter million people in the United States and some 3,100 Coloradans have died of COVID-19 as of this date, but good news is on the horizon. … Continue reading Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Trial at CU Anschutz Shows 94.5% Efficacy


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


‘Biology Everywhere’ on CU on the Air



Biology is everywhere and science plays a major role in all existence. Sometimes, however, it seems too daunting and intimidating to embrace how these areas factor into our daily lives. On this episode of CU on the Air, host Ken McConnellogue talks with CU Boulder’s Melanie Peffer, research associate in the Institute of Cognitive Science, … Continue reading ‘Biology Everywhere’ on CU on the Air


CU Boulder Team Builds Hope for Trek to Mars



United Arab Emirates sent its first mission to Mars, the Hope Mars Mission, on July 19. And although the launch was more than 6,000 miles from Colorado, the University of Colorado Boulder played a major role in putting Hope into orbit. CU Boulder Professor Dan Baker and CU President Mark Kennedy discuss the construction and … Continue reading CU Boulder Team Builds Hope for Trek to Mars


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


The importance of innovation for CU in the age of COVID-19 and beyond



CU on the Air again talks to CU President Kennedy about the University of Colorado’s response to COVID-19 and its transformation to greater technology and online learning. Analysis of the market and CU’s role in online learning Strong progress in the past on which to build Online Acceleration Committee Bring together the best of our … Continue reading The importance of innovation for CU in the age of COVID-19 and beyond


True GRIT provides resilience training in coronavirus crisis



Recorded via Zoom On this month’s CU on the Air, host Ken McConnellogue talks with Dr. Chip Benight, a psychology professor at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Dr. Benight researches the human adaptation from trauma. His work is focused on recovery from natural disasters including things like the coronavirus pandemic as well as manmade … Continue reading True GRIT provides resilience training in coronavirus crisis