$25 Million Gift, Largest in UNC History, Accelerates Plans for College of Osteopathic Medicine

The University of Northern Colorado’s vision to meet the critical and growing demand for doctors across the state just received a major endorsement. The Weld Trust has committed $25 million earmarked for the university’s proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine. It’s the largest single gift in the school’s history and a transformational investment that will support efforts to strengthen Colorado’s health care workforce and address the physician shortage.

Student’s Award-Winning Research Could Influence Future of Sports Marketing

Alicia Romano combined her passions for sports, research and teaching in the University of Northern Colorado’s Sport and Exercise Science Ph.D. program. One of the highlights of her UNC education was her research “Consumers’ Visual Attention and Explicit Memory of Sponsorships: An Eye-Tracking Investigation at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials.”

International Partnership Brings Belize Educators to Colorado Classrooms

During the first week in April, 10 educators from Belize, comprised of six teachers and four principals, traveled to the United States to teach in Colorado classrooms. Less than six months prior to this, the roles were reversed and around 20 educators from the U.S. went to teach in classrooms in Belize including three UNC professors; School of Teacher Education Assistant Professors Jean Kirshner, Ph.D., and Christine Kyser, Ed.D., and Professor Suzette Youngs, Ph.D.

Research Reveals THC Concentration in Colorado Retail Cannabis Products is Lower than Advertised

While legal cannabis products in the United States are required to report THC potency levels on their packaging those levels aren’t necessarily accurate, which can have important implications for cannabis consumers. According to a new study from the University of Northern Colorado’s Department of Biological Sciences, researchers Mitchell McGlaughlin and Anna Schwabe found that the THC potency values reported on the packaging of cannabis samples from dispensaries across Colorado’s Front Range are substantially over-reported.

What does Polly say? Community science data reveal species differences in vocal learning by parrots

While most animals don’t learn their vocalizations, everyone knows that parrots do – they are excellent mimics of human speech. Researchers aim to add to what we know about animal vocal learning by providing the largest comparative analysis to date of parrot vocal repertoires.

From Military to Civilian Life, UNC Student Veteran Grateful for Resources During Tough Transition

One thing that helped ease Rachel Frohnapfel from military to civilian life was UNC’s Veterans Services at Roudebush Cottage. Directed by Tim Nellett, the mission of Veterans Services is to support and empower military-affiliated students by assisting in the transition to civilian life, providing practical resources and providing a strong, inclusive community.

UNC’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Helps Student Back Eco-Friendly Fashion in Thrifty Way

Kennedy Dechant, a sophomore Environmental and Sustainability Studies major at the University of Northern Colorado, never imagined that she would one day be running her own business. Now the owner of the online thrift store, Eclecticism, her business began as a website she created for her web design class in high school.

UNC Offering Admission Guarantee for Colorado High School Students

Beginning fall 2023, the University of Northern Colorado is guaranteeing admission to the university for eligible Colorado high school students. UNC’s Colorado First-Year Admission Guarantee is a new initiative designed to provide clarity and confidence for high school guidance counselors, families and prospective students as they explore pathways to a college education.

Alumni-led Production of Rent Gives Current Students A Taste of Broadway

In the early 2000s, two eager University of Northern Colorado Theatre Arts majors had their eyes set on New York’s biggest stage. Taking dance course after dance course and performing in multiple student productions, Jason Veasey and Aléna Watters achieved that dream, using the skills they perfected on campus and eventually showcasing them on Broadway. Now the pair is back, sharing the knowledge they’ve learned with today’s students and taking leading roles behind the scenes in UNC’s production of the popular Broadway musical Rent, that opened on Oct. 21.

UNC Biological Education Doctoral Candidate Awarded $20,000 Award

Karina Sanchez, a Biological Education Ph.D. candidate at the University of Northern Colorado, has been awarded a $20,000 American Dissertation Fellowship award from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), an organization that promotes education and equity for women and girls. Her dissertation involves researching how noise and light pollution and landscape composition in urban settings affects American robins, specifically their bird song.

University of Northern Colorado Associate Professor Nick Pullen Provides Expertise on COVID-19 Vaccinations

Nick Pullen, Ph.D., an associate professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC), provides expertise regarding the topic of COVID-19 vaccinations and immunity.  Pullen’s research centers around the body’s immune response, specifically chronic inflammation, asthma and allergies.…

UNC Expert Offers Context from Historical Perspective on Capitol Riot and its Lasting Impacts

On January 6, supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol in Washington, D.C. As people not only in the U.S. but around the world try to understand the event and its ramifications, University of Northern Colorado Professor of…