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UCCS architecture reflects campus goals

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In the last decade, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has evolved from a humble commuter school to a hilltop university… Continue Reading UCCS architecture reflects campus goals

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UCCS flexing its technological muscles

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UCCS physics professor Anatoliy Glushchenko is building a bridge he hopes will lead to growth of high-tech companies in Colorado Springs. He calls the bridge the Center for Innovation in Biophysics and Energy Research, Advanced Technologies and Optical Materials, or CiBER-ATOM. It links the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the area’s high-tech industry… Continue Reading UCCS flexing its technological muscles

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Colorado Springs might seem a long way away from the auto-manufacturing hub of Michigan, but there is more progress being made here toward engineering the next generation of electric vehicles than many outside the industry might expect. “People in the know, know we exist,” said UCCS professor of control systems engineering Gregory Plett. “That’s nice.”… Continue Reading UCCS using grant money to advance electric auto research

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UCCS’ Larson battling to defend game patent

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For three long years, a small toy company headed by a UCCS professor has been at war with one of the country’s toy giants. Innovention Toys, LLC, founded by Michael Larson, director of the Mind Studios at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, has sued MGA Entertainment, Inc., the mega toy-maker known for its… Continue Reading UCCS’ Larson battling to defend game patent

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Business students at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are interested in sports management, PGA golf management and information systems. Continue Reading Golf management, information systems top majors at UCCS business school

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UCCS adds online entrepreneurship program

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The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is now offering online entrepreneurship classes. The school’s College of Business has launched its Practical Entrepreneurship Program, a non-credit track program that includes 21 courses on subjects ranging from market evaluation to raising capital, legal structures for new businesses, writing a business plan and setting up an office.… Continue Reading UCCS adds online entrepreneurship program

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A $2.22 million grant from the Colorado Health Foundation will help five Colorado community colleges develop nursing professionals that will server rural areas. The gift is the largest in the history of the UCCS Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The Southern Colorado Rural Nursing Education and Practice Collaborative launched at Beth-El will enable… Continue Reading $2 million grant takes UCCS nursing courses to rural areas

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Sixteen percent of venture capitalists surveyed nationwide named the Rocky Mountain region as one of the next regions — outside Silicon Valley, New York and New England — poised for growth. That’s not a huge percentage, but it still struck me as significant. So I asked Tom Duening, the El Pomar chair for Business and… Continue Reading Angel, venture capital investment trends moving West

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UCCS named a ‘military friendly’ school

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G.I. Jobs magazine has added the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to its 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools. That’s a designation given to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools working to embrace veterans as students. Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list includes efforts to recruit and retain… Continue Reading UCCS named a ‘military friendly’ school

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Lack of funds puts UCCS arena on hold

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UC Colorado Springs’ hopes of building a 6,000-seat track and soccer arena where Olympic hopefuls as well as disabled athletes can train have been placed on hold as a result of the wobbly economy. The project, which would have been built below Pulpit Rock, on property the university owns along Nevada Avenue, was conceived in… Continue Reading Lack of funds puts UCCS arena on hold

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