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UNC Earns Community Engagement Status from Carnegie Foundation

The national organization known for classifying colleges and universities based on institution type has selected the University of Northern Colorado as one of 240 U.S. colleges and universities to receive Community Engagement Classification in 2015.

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UNC Named as Partner in 100Kin10, National Network to Grow STEM Teaching Force

100Kin10, a multi-sector network fueling the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers by providing America's classrooms with 100,000 excellent science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers by 2021, today announced that the University of Northern Colorado has been accepted as...

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CDHE Grant to be Used for Recruiting, Retaining Minority STEM Students

A $75,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Higher Education will fund an effort by the University of Northern Colorado's College of Natural and Health Sciences to increase recruitment, retention and graduation rates of racial and ethnic minority students in STEM fields at the university.

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UNC Speaker Series Begins Jan. 30 with Evolutionary Biologist

The University of Northern Colorado's Schulze Speaker Series begins its spring schedule Jan. 30 with Harry Greene, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University. Greene will present his research on teaching biodiversity at 3:30 p.m. in Ross Hall 1010.

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Trustees Approve New Master’s Program, Undergraduate Minor

University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees approved a new master's degree program in Teaching Diverse Learners and an undergraduate minor in Leadership Studies at its regularly scheduled meeting Jan. 23.The Teaching Diverse Learners M.A. will lead the way...

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UNC to Host Free Workshop on Applying for Financial Aid

Local financial aid counselors will provide college-bound students and their families with free professional assistance to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during College Goal Sunday from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 8 at the University of Northern Colorado's...

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Professor Stephen Mackessy researches snake venoms to inform new treatments for different forms of cancer.

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UNC research, amounting to $20 million in external funding over the past two years, includes faculty studying traumatic brain injuries and concussions, snake venom in cancer treatments, biofuel alternatives from a "diesel tree," West Nile virus, noise-induced hearing loss and prevention, lasers to monitor volcanoes, and bats.

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