Category Archives: Discovery and innovation

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A rare and fatal lung disease, IPF has met its match



September is pulmonary fibrosis awareness month and today we’re privileged to talk to Dr. David Schwartz at the CU School of Medicine, one of the world’s leading researchers in the area of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Schwartz chats with host Ken McConnellogue about his research and discoveries concerning this rare but fatal lung disease, as … Continue reading A rare and fatal lung disease, IPF has met its match


From 100 barrels of beer on the boat to the original India pale ale, beer is a social function



We continue chatting (and maybe sipping a little) with lecturer Travis Rupp at Avery Brewing Co. about his unique career exploring and recreating ancient and not-quite-as-ancient beers – all while teaching Greek and Roman archaeology, art history, Egyptology, and Roman history at CU Boulder. Host Ken McConnellogue chats with Rupp about the Ales of Antiquity, the places … Continue reading From 100 barrels of beer on the boat to the original India pale ale, beer is a social function


Road trip! We visit Avery Brewing Co. to discuss the history of beer



CU Boulder lecturer Travis Rupp has a unique career that’s likely the envy of many: He explores and recreates ancient and not-quite-as-ancient beers – from the Gordium area of ancient Turkey to the United States’ first president – all while teaching Greek and Roman archaeology, art history, Egyptology, and Roman history at CU Boulder. Host … Continue reading Road trip! We visit Avery Brewing Co. to discuss the history of beer


What the Virtual Human has taught and will teach us



Dr. Spitzer discusses the process in giving new life to Susan Potter as a living cadaver Dr. Victor Spitzer, director of the Center for Human Simulation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, chats with host Ken McConnellogue about the amazing Virtual Human living cadaver. Dr. Spitzer and his team froze, sectioned and sliced body-donor Susan Potter, … Continue reading What the Virtual Human has taught and will teach us


Seeing isn’t believing: CU Denver center masters the science of truth in audio/video



In this month’s CU on the Air, we talk with Catalin Grigoras, director, and Cole Whitecotton, IT professional, at the National Center for Media Forensics at CU Denver. The only one of its kind in the U.S., the center not only graduates the top media forensics specialists, it and its students assist law enforcement and … Continue reading Seeing isn’t believing: CU Denver center masters the science of truth in audio/video


A look back at what we learned in 2018



For our 2018 in review, we revisited some of our listeners’ – and our own – favorite and most hard-hitting moment from the past year. – Unearthing the effects of climate change on human health, with Dr. Jay Lemery, CU Anschutz The rise of health related climate issues — what are we seeing in Colorado, … Continue reading A look back at what we learned in 2018


Mental illness: Using innovation to recognize and reach those in need



Mental health is a growing concern on campus and throughout our communities in Colorado and across the country. Today on CU on the Air, host Ken McConnellogue speaks with Matt Vogl, executive director at the National Mental Health Innovation Center at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, about mental health among college students, how to recognize … Continue reading Mental illness: Using innovation to recognize and reach those in need


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



UPDATE: April 4, 2019 CU Boulder and Coursera plan electrical engineering and data science degrees ____________________________________________ 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 … Continue reading CU’s revolutionary, MOOC-delivered master’s in electrical engineering