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UCCS goes boldly into entrepreneurial future

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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is embarking on a new venture that could be the start of an entrepreneurial renaissance like no other in the region. UCCS has joined private citizens to create a nonprofit organization, the UCCS Development Corp., to launch startup firms, participate in public-private business ventures and attract investors. The newly… Continue Reading UCCS goes boldly into entrepreneurial future

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Building a better battery

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Building a better battery

Helped by DOE funding, UCCS to build prototype for powering electric cars The path toward much-advanced batteries for electric cars might begin in Colorado Springs. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs received a $716,000 Department of Energy grant last week to build a better electric-vehicle battery system. That $716,000 is just UCCS’ portion of a… Continue Reading Building a better battery

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For the first time, the members of the University of Colorado Board of Regents, elected in November, will be sworn in at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. The ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Jan. 9, in the upper library outdoor plaza , northwest of the campus entrance at Austin Bluffs Parkway and Meadow… Continue Reading CU Regents to be sworn in at UCCS

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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs has named a psychology professor as its new provost. Mary Coussons-Read, 45, associate vice chancellor for research, professor of psychology and professor of community and behavioral health, CU Denver, was selected as provost following a national search. She will begin her position at UCCS in March. As provost, she… Continue Reading UCCS names provost to head academic reserach, student affairs

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Two Southern Colorado men’s and women’s basketball rivals will meet in a doubleheader to raise money for the for the redevelopment of the City Auditorium. In the event dubbed the “Downtown Classic” the University of Colorado Colorado Springs will face off against Colorado State University-Pueblo Jan. 5 in the City Auditorium. The event will raise… Continue Reading UCCS, CSU Pueblo basketball games to raise money for City Auditorium

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In a patent-stealing case that pitted a small toy company against one of the country’s toy making giants, the little guy won. A Louisiana federal jury has awarded nearly $1.6 million in damages to a game company, owned by UCCS professor Michael Larson, that accused MGA Entertainment of copying its patented laser beam strategy board… Continue Reading Local game inventor wins $1.6 million settlement

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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs has four finalists for the position of provost. The provost recommends and oversees the instruction, research and academic support budgets and assists the Chancellor in working with the Board of Regents and the Colorado Department of Higher Education. The Provost also serves as campus liaison with the Provosts and… Continue Reading Chancellor seeks public feedback about provost finalists

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For years universities had a love affair with the federal government when it came to research money. But times have changed. The government has tightened its research spending, and universities are feeling the cold shoulder. Now universities, including the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, are courting new partners — private industry. But industry hasn’t… Continue Reading Research partners: UCCS creating legal terms to court private industry

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In the past 30 years, women have caught up to men in the professions of business, law and medical sciences. But they have not made the same gains in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Continue Reading Leaders, educators help engineer future workforce

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USAFA, CC and UCCS tops in the nation

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Colorado Springs is home to three top colleges, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Best Colleges rankings. The U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado College and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs all made the list of the best in the country. The U.S. Air Force Academy tied the U.S. Naval Academy as… Continue Reading USAFA, CC and UCCS tops in the nation

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