Bringing New Knowledge to the Classroom
UNC research and sponsored programs, amounting to $22.6 million in external funding over the past three years, include a range of topics that address serious issues in society.
Examples of Research and Grants
- Funding by the National Institute of Health supports study examining the effects of
marijuana use on academic motivation and performance among college students
Researchers will use text messaging to ask questions about marijuana use and academic performance.
- Summer research experience for undergraduate students funded by the National Science
Foundation analyzes skeletons from ancient city in Italy
Research Part of Grant Awarded to UNC Collaborative Bioarchaelogical Project.
- Study examining sound levels and risks associated with shooting advises wearing hearing
protection when shooting
In their article published in the International Journal of Audiology, University of Northern Colorado faculty Deanna Meinke and Don Finan conclude that all air rife shooters, especially youth, should wear hearing protection when engaging in shooting activities.
- Initiative aims to improve access to local foods by connecting existing food-related
health and well-being programs and downtown businesses and community organizations
A plan proposed by the University of Northern Colorado to partner with the city of Greeley, downtown businesses and community organizations to connect existing food-related health and well-being programs and improve access to healthy local food will receive technical assistance through the White House Rural Council's Local Food, Local Places initiative.
- Research establishes guidelines for diagnosis of eating disorder orthorexia nervosa,
an obsession with healthy eating that can lead to unhealthy consequences
Research by Associate Professor of Psychology Thom Dunn establishing guidelines to help medical professionals diagnose orthorexia nervosa, an obsession with healthy eating that can lead to unhealthy consequences, continues to garner attention from national media outlets.
- Research examining the events and circumstances leading up to the Arapahoe High School
shooting offers recommendations for improving safety
A University of Northern Colorado associate professor co-authored a report released today that provides 32 recommendations for improving school safety after analyzing a 2013 fatal school shooting.
- Developing computer models to predict when traumatic brain injuries may occur and
diagnose head injuries offer suggestions for making contact sports safer
Awareness of sports-related traumatic brain injuries will likely reach new heights with the Christmas Day release of Concussion, a feature film about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions. Since 2000, UNC Professor Igor Szczyrba has been working on computer models to predict when a brain injury might occur. Szczyrba addresses his research in this Q&A.
- Developing a new model for how venom in snakes evolved could help scientists develop
better anti-venoms and contribute to knowledge about gene evolution in humans and
A team of researchers that includes University of Northern Colorado Biology Professor Stephen Mackessy has developed a new model for how venom in snakes evolved that could help scientists develop better anti-venoms and contribute to knowledge about gene evolution in humans and other animals.
- Researcher addresses the cumulative effects of sound exposure
A UNC faculty researcher and expert on noise-induced hearing loss provides the answers in an interview with The Washington Post.
- Collecting and assessing data to protect the endangered hookless cactus, a plant that
represents part of the Colorado flora and global biodiversity
University of Northern Colorado students last week worked alongside Bureau of Land Management state botanist Carol Dawson to collect data aimed at protecting the endangered Colorado hookless cactus.