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2014/07/23 Kram Biomechanics, Locomotion, Media

How our arms help us run

Drs. Christopher Arellano and Rodger Kram's cost-benefit analysis of arm swinging while running has been written up in the popular media:
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/23/how-our-arms-help-us-run/

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2014/07/15 Kram Biomechanics, Locomotion, Media

Rodger Kram's kangaroo research featured in the popular media

Kangaroos use their tail as a fifth leg, according to new research by Rodger Kram & colleagues that has burst into the popular media. For a video and anatomical details, see the second link below.
http://www.colorado.edu/news/features/tale-kangaroos-tail
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2677728/How-legs-does-kangaroo-FIVE-Tail-used-extra-limb-drive-creatures-forward-claims-study.html

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2014/07/01 LeBourgeois Honors, Outreach, Sleep

Monique LeBourgeois selected for CU Seminar

Assistant Professor Monique LeBourgeois has been selected to present her research in CU Seminar this coming fall. CU Seminar is an opportunity for alumni, parents and friends of the University to learn about the research activities of outstanding faculty.

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2014/06/11 McQueen Health, Media, Public health, Teaching

Public-health study now an undergrad option

The College of Arts and Sciences now offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health. The program is directed by Associate Professor Matthew McQueen. Read more about the program at http://artsandsciences.colorado.edu/magazine/2014/05/public-health-study-now-an-undergrad-option/.

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2014/05/05 Seals Aging, Cardiovascular, Health

Novel antioxidant makes old arteries seem young again, CU-Boulder study finds

An antioxidant that targets specific cell structures�mitochondria�may be able to reverse some of the negative effects of aging on arteries, reducing the risk of heart disease, according to a new study by the Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory. Read more at: http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2014/05/05/novel-antioxidant-makes-old-arteries-seem-young-again-cu-boulder-study.

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2014/04/25 Nelson Media, Teaching, Technology

IPHY Department Exams Have Gone Green

Last semester, Dr. Suzanne Nelson's Nutrition, Health, and Performance (IPHY 2420) course was the first in the College of Arts and Sciences to switch to paperless exams. Read the whole story at http://www.colorado.edu/content/iphy-department-exams-have-gone-green

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2014/04/17 None Jobs, Teaching

Faculty Position in Integrative Physiology: Instructor - Physiology Lab Coordinator

Specialization - Expertise in physiology lab techniques, equipment and data acquisition systems plus the ability to supervise both graduate and undergraduate Teaching Assistants.

Rank - Non-tenure-track renewable-contract position at the level of instructor

Start Date - Full-time position begins August 18, 2014

Qualifications - (1) Either current knowledge of the science related to physiology, or aptitude for and willingness to learn the specifics; (2) Experience in personnel management, or demonstration of strong leadership skills; (3) Basic technical laboratory skills, including preparing solutions, handling potentially bio-hazardous materials and waste, and a willingness to learn how to troubleshoot data acquisition systems; (4) Commitment to student learning: ability to develop inquiry-based course activities and classroom structure so as to help diverse students develop their understanding of the scientific method; (5) Minimum education at the level of a master's degree.

Responsibilities - (1) Coordinate 10-16 sections of Physiology Lab (IPHY 3435), an upper-division 2-credit laboratory course that is required for undergraduate majors in IPHY and for several post-baccalaureate clinical programs. Specific duties include designing curriculum, training graduate teaching assistants to teach the material, mentoring undergraduate teaching assistants to assist with the course, providing training or tracking of required environmental health and safety training for all lab personnel, managing supplies and equipment (purchasing, inventory, maintenance), course website administration, and lab protocol optimization. (2) Serve as faculty mentor to students doing independent studies or internships. (3) Perform department service as assigned.

General Information - Faculty roster for the Department of Integrative Physiology includes 23 tenured and tenure-eligible faculty and 9 instructors. The department offers BA, MS, and PhD degrees in integrative physiology. The undergraduate and graduate programs comprise ~1,900 and 70 students, respectively. For more details on the department and the university, visit our website (http://www.colorado.edu/intphys). The Boulder campus is one of three in the University of Colorado system.

Application Procedure - The position description can be found at www.colorado.edu/ArtsSciences/Jobs. Applications are only accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting #714049. An application requires: (1) cover letter stating qualifications, relevant experience, and interest; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) syllabi for any previous teaching experience; and (4) two letters of reference.

Review of the applications will begin on June 15, 2014 and continue until a candidate is identified. Additional information can be obtained by phone (303-492-3122), fax (303-492-4009), or e-mail (marsha.cook@colorado.edu). The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at 303-492-1334.

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2014/04/16 Kram Honors, Teaching

Rodger Kram Receives Outstanding Faculty Graduate Advising Award

Dr. Rodger Kram has been chosen by a committee as a winner of the 2013-2014 Outstanding Faculty Graduate Advising Award. The honor comes with a cash award of $750. The award letter cited the outstanding level of help and encouragement that Dr. Kram provides to graduate students.

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2014/04/14 Ahmed Careers, Movement

Alaa Ahmed Receives NSF CAREER Award

The National Science Foundation has awarded Dr. Ahmed their prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for her proposal entitled "The Neuroeconomics of Metabolic Cost in Movement Decision Making". The NSF CAREER Award recognizes young faculty member with five-year grants to support outstanding research projects and career development activities, including education and outreach initiatives, of teacher-scholars. Read the full abstract here: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1352632&HistoricalAwards=false

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2014/04/11 Byrnes Alumni, Exercise, Health, Media, Nutrition

IPHY Graduate Allen Lim Finds Success Making Real Food for Cyclists

Sports physiologist Allen Lim earned his PhD in IPHY (working with Assoc. Prof. William Byrnes) in 2004. His secret mixes from natural ingredients are giving energy bar and drink companies a run for their money: http://www.coloradanmagazine.org/2014/04/01/success-skratch/

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2014/03/05 Foley Honors, Teaching

Teresa Foley Receives Second Marinus Smith Award

Dr. Teresa Foley has received the Marinus Smith Award from the CU Parents Association, for the second time. The purpose of the award is to identify and recognize CU-Boulder faculty, staff, coaches, and administrators who have made a significant impact on the lives of CU undergraduate students. For more information, see http://parents.colorado.edu/cupaprograms/marinus-smith/.

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2014/02/05 Bustamante Honors, Careers

Heidi Bustamante receives BFA Faculty Recognition Award

Instructor Heidi Bustamante is one of three faculty selected by the Boulder Faculty Assembly to receive the BFA Faculty Recognition Award. This award is given to faculty for their continued support of the CU community through their service activities. The Awards Committee nominated Heidi for her work in reviving the IPHY Student Club, starting in September 2013. Heidi helps facilitate the Club's activities, including recruiting guest speakers and advertising the talks. The Club's mission is to inform students about educational career opportunities in Integrative Physiology and related fields.

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2014/01/17 LeBourgeois Development, Health, Media, Sleep

CU study shows brain benefits of sleep

A new study by the Sleep and Development Lab found that while children sleep, the connections between the left and right sides of their brains strengthen: http://www.9news.com/news/local/article/365413/346/CU-study-shows-brain-benefits-of-sleep (scroll to bottom)

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2014/01/16 Nelson Honors, Teaching, Technology

Suzanne Nelson Receives ASSETT Award of Excellence

Instructor Suzanne Nelson has received an Award of Excellence as an Outstanding Teacher for Technology in Teaching. She was cited by her students in Nutrition for Health and Performance as an instructor who uses technology in outstanding ways to support student learning. In particular, students appreciated her innovative work in introducing electronic exams to the course -- indeed, it is the first such use in the College of Arts & Sciences. In addition to the award, her teaching soon will be highlighted on a college website devoted to technology, teaching and learning in A&S, http://sparc.colorado.edu. ASSETT is Arts & Sciences Support of Education through Technology, a student-funded initiative supporting the use of technology in advancing the teaching and learning mission of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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2014/01/09 Law Honors, Staff

Jennifer Law Named as a Chancellor's 2013 Employee of the Year

Manager of Operations Jennifer Law was recognized as one of five Chancellor's 2013 Employees of the Year for her exceptional job performance and distinguished contributions to the campus community. The award winners will be celebrated on Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night with a special recognition during halftime at the Jan. 10 Women�s Basketball game. See more at: http://www.colorado.edu/news/features/chancellor�s-2013-employee-year-award-recognizes-staff-excellence#sthash.jwDdkb6h.dpuf

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2014/01/09 LeBourgeois Development, Health, Media, Sleep

Child's Bedtime According to a Circadian Clock

Syncing bedtime with the timing of a child's circadian clock may improve physiological readiness for sleep and prevent sleep problems in later life: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/... (scroll to bottom)

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2013/08/01 Wright Health, Media, Sleep

Sleep Lab's Camping Study Reported in the News Media

The Sleep and Chronobiology Lab's study showing that camping can reset your biological clock has been written up in several popular news outlets: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23530408, http://news.sciencemag.org/2013/08/waking-tired-blame-electricity, http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/07/31/207319883/want-to-be-a-morning-person-take-a-few-tips-from-campers. Also see video abstract at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKQH6T1DZvI

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2013/07/24 Wright Honors

Assoc. Prof. Ken Wright Wins Provost's Faculty Achievement Award

Congratulations to Assoc. Prof. Ken Wright for receiving a Provost's Faculty Achievement Award. These awards are presented annually to selected faculty who have offered recent significant publication or creative contributions in their academic fields.

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2013/05/01 Foley, Welsh, Link Honors, Teaching

IPHY Faculty Foley, Link, and Welsh Receive Chancellor's Award for Excellence in STEM Education

Instructors Teresa Foley and Molly Welsh, and Assoc. Prof. Chris Link, have received a Chancellor's Award for Excellence in STEM Education. Their proposal for $10,000 for "Transformation of the Cell Physiology Laboratories in Integrative Physiology" has been accepted.

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2013/04/28 Greenwood Media, Health, Exercise, Stress

CU-Boulder Study Shows Even Forced Exercise Reduces Stress

Media outlet: Daily Camera. Date: 2013-04-25. Link: http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_23104294/cu-boulder-study-shows-even-forced-exercise-reduces.

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2013/03/24 Seals Honors, Health, Technology

Prof. Doug Seals Awarded CU New Inventor of the Year

Prof. Doug Seals is to be awarded CU New Inventor of the Year by the CU Technology Transfer Office. The award will be presented on April 1, 2013. For more information see https://www.cu.edu/techtransfer/.

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2013/03/22 Wright Media, Health, Sleep, Stress, Obesity

Lost Sleep Can Lead to Weight Gain

Media outlet: New York Times. Date: 2013-03-18. Link: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/18/lost-sleep-can-lead-to-weight-gain/

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2013/03/15 Heisler Honors, Teaching, Technology

Ruth Heisler Receives ASSETT Award of Excellence

Senior Instructor Ruth Heisler has received an Award of Excellence as an Outstanding Teacher for Technology in Teaching. She was cited by students in Introduction to Human Anatomy as an instructor who uses technology in outstanding ways to support student learning, such as animations, videos, and interactive homework with games and other features. In addition to the award, her teaching soon will be highlighted on a new college website devoted to technology, teaching and learning in A&S, http://sparc.colorado.edu. ASSETT is Arts & Sciences Support of Education through Technology, a student-funded initiative supporting the use of technology in advancing the teaching and learning mission of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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2013/03/15 Greenwood Media, Exercise, Stress

When Exercise Stresses You Out

Media outlet: New York Times. Date: 2013-03-13. Link: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/13/when-exercise-stresses-you-out/

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2013/03/13 Wright Media, Sleep, Obesity, Stress, Health

Sleeping Less Than 5 Hours A Night Can Lead To Weight Gain

Media outlet: Daily Camera. Date: 2013-03-11. Link: http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_22768103/cu-boulder-study-sleeping-less-than-5-hours-weight-gain

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2013/03/07 Foley Honors, Teaching

Teresa Foley Receives Marinus Smith Award

Dr. Teresa Foley has received the Marinus Smith Award from the CU Parents Association. The purpose of the award is to identify and recognize CU-Boulder faculty, staff, coaches, and administrators who have made a significant impact on the lives of CU undergraduate students. For more information, see http://parents.colorado.edu/cupaprograms/marinus-smith/.

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2012/10/21 Grabowski Media, Athletics, Technology

TEDxBoulder - Alena Grabowski - Put Yourself in Someone Else's Legs

Speaker: Grabowski. Date: 2012-10-19. Event: TEDxBoulder. Watch video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiLLZKp0ReA.

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2012/10/15 Kram Media, Athletics, Exercise, Technology

Myths of Running: Forefoot, Barefoot and Otherwise

Media outlet: The New York Times. Date: 2012-10-15. Link: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/myths-of-running-forefoot-barefoot-and-otherwise/.

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2012/08/30 Kram Media, Athletics, Technology

Oscar Pistorius' Prosthetic Legs: Do They Give Him an Advantage Over Other Olympic Runners?

Media outlet: Huffington Post. Date: 2012-08-10. Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rami-hashish/oscar-pistorius-prosthetic-legs-advantage_b_1766417.html

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