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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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UCCS professor Tom Duening stood before a crowd of about 100 business leaders this week for the annual El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization report to the community. Duening, the El Pomar Endowed Chair of Business and Entrepreneurship, said he was surprised that so many people were interested in his work. He shouldn’t be.… Continue Reading UCCS, El Pomar set out on epic business adventures

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The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is all grown up and headed into a new school year as one of the region’s emerging economic drivers. The university, once a small commuter college, now packs a $310 million economic punch to the local economy and is growing. This year, the university is building a $17.5… Continue Reading UCCS: Driving the region’s economic growth

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Shockley-Zalabak the UCCS change agent

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Pam Shockley-Zalabak wrote the book on strategic communication. In fact, she wrote eight books. Shockley-Zalabak is a small-town Oklahoma girl who studied organizational communication and then put her research into practice at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where she has been chancellor for 10 years. In that time, UCCS has transformed from a… Continue Reading Shockley-Zalabak the UCCS change agent

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It’s tee time for firefighters, first responders and families affected by the Waldo Canyon fire. Students in the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs PGA Golf Management program will provide free lessons to firefighters and people affected by the Waldo Canyon fire during Labor Day weekend. The event is from 9 a.m. to noon Sept.… Continue Reading UCCS golf students giving free lessons for Waldo Canyon families, first responders

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Memorial lease benefits students, too

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In the continuing back-and-forth conversation over the future of Memorial Health System, there are a number of organizations that will undoubtedly be affected by the Colorado Springs voters’ final decision. These include our many nonprofit medical providers, our urgent-care facilities and Memorial itself. But what about those schools of medical education that are pumping new… Continue Reading Memorial lease benefits students, too

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