Tag Archives: University of Colorado

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?


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


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.