Science and Technology
The Power of a Humanities Degree
August 11, 2023 — Five years out, people with humanities degrees are making equivalent money to people from a STEM discipline. The kinds of things that folks in the humanities and the arts develop are the very things that corporations want in their employees
UNC Graduate Programs Ranked Among Nation’s Best by U.S. News
May 8, 2023 — The University of Northern Colorado has been ranked among the 2023-2024 Best Graduate Schools in five disciplines by U.S. News & World Report.
Student's Research Reveals Risk of Noise Exposure at Hockey Games
April 19, 2023 — Sean Hoverson has attended hundreds of hockey games. Like most fans, he didn’t wear hearing protection, nor did he recognize the need. Conducted over a season of Colorado Eagles games, his doctoral scholarly project, “Spectator Noise Exposures During a Season of Minor League Hockey,” revealed the risk.
Student's Award-Winning Research Could Influence Future of Sports Marketing
April 13, 2023 — Alicia Romano combined her passions for sports, research and teaching in the University of Northern Colorado’s Sport and Exercise Science Ph.D. program. She chose a sport administration concentration and conducted novel research that could have major implications for sports marketing.
UNC Student Receives Top Award at National Honors Research Conference
December 5, 2022 — University of Northern Colorado honors student Madison Gremillion received national recognition for her research exploring the quality of conversations healthcare professionals have with patients receiving end-of-life care.
UNC GIS Students Co-lead Annual Mapathon in Support of Humanitarian Efforts
November 8, 2022 — GIS students and faculty at the University of Northern Colorado are putting their skills to work during their annual mapathon, spearheading a humanitarian effort that will impact communities across the globe.
New Chemistry Professor Sharing the Science of Solving Real World Problems
September 22, 2022 — The lure of exploring endless possibilities and the challenge of solving puzzles is what drew Bonnie Buss to the field of chemistry. That combination is something she hopes will also inspire and excite her students, both in the classroom and the lab, as she steps into her new role as assistant professor in UNC’s Chemistry and Biochemistry department this fall.
Dr. Beth Longenecker named Founding Dean of UNC’s College of Osteopathic Medicine
April 12, 2022 — The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is thrilled to announce the selection of Dr. Beth Longenecker as the Founding Dean of the university’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNC-COM). Longenecker, who was hired after the university launched a national search in December, will start her position in June.
UNC Faculty Members Using Advanced Technology to Explore Consumer's Willingness to Spend Online
September 30, 2021 — It’s an easy habit to fall into. While watching TV or folding laundry, it’s almost second nature for many to pick up their phone, browse a retail site and before they know it, they’ve clicked ‘purchase’ multiple times. This became especially popular during the beginning of the pandemic when many were staying at home. Though online shopping is convenient, it can also be costly.
Meteorology Associate Professor Awarded Fulbright to Study Pollution in Italian Alps
May 26, 2021 — David Lerach, Ph.D., an associate professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at UNC, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award to study how pollution in the northern Italian Alps may impact precipitation patterns across the region, specifically how much precipitation falls, where it falls and whether it’s being shifted between different watersheds.
UNC Biological Education Doctoral Candidate Receives $20,000 Award
May 18, 2021 — Karina Sanchez, a Biological Education Ph.D. candidate at UNC, has been awarded a $20,000 American Dissertation Fellowship award from the American Association of University Women, an organization that promotes education and equity for women and girls.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Awards UNC Grant to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Dairy and Beef Cows
February 8, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded UNC a four-year, $500,000 grant to improve pregnancy outcomes in dairy and beef cows.
Cutting-Edge Hearing Testing Technology Allows for Easy, Low-Cost Testing
June 5, 2019 — Studies by the University of Northern Colorado show that a new portable device can detect hearing loss without the need of a sound booth.
Singer, Songwriter and Counselor-in-Training: Sofia Softas-Nall
May 20, 2019 — In this podcast, UNC graduate student Sofia Softas-Nall discusses how she’s using the award-winning study she produced as a graduate student at the National University of Ireland to help students with chronic physical and mental illness at UNC’s Psychological Services Clinic.
Observable Beehive Installed in UNC’s Ross Hall
May 14, 2019 — UNC has new tenants on campus — thousands of them! In Ross Hall, an observable bee hive was installed with hardworking honeybees fortifying their new home.
UNC Receives Grant to Study Benefits of Kefir for Cancer Patients
February 26, 2019 — Earlier this year, uBiome awarded a $7,000 grant to researchers at UNC's Cancer Rehabilitation Institute to understand how kefir impacts the microbiome of cancer survivors who underwent chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment.
Science Meets Communication: Understanding Differing Sides and Complex Issues
December 21, 2018 — A pair of Biological Sciences and Communication Studies professors are teaming up for a second year to deliver an interdisciplinary course whose aim is to clearly communicate science-based topics.
Physics Undergraduate Receives Grant to Study Nanotechnologies
December 3, 2018 — UNC student Jacob Fry received over $1,000 in grants from the Office of Undergraduate Research to compare the chemical make-up of shark teeth using two nanotechnologies as well as to develop lab curriculum on these technologies.
Three UNC Faculty Members Receive Awards from Colorado Association of Science Teachers
November 16, 2018 — The Colorado Association of Science Teachers presented their Distinguished Service Award to Rob Reinsvold and Lori Reinsvold, as well as their Excellence in Elementary Science Teaching Award to Neva Nardone. The three are faculty members at UNC.
UNC Professor Selected for Antarctic Expedition
August 23, 2018 — Meteorology Professor Cindy Shellito, Ph.D., has been selected to join an international group of 80 female scientists on a three-week expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula. The expedition, departing from Ushuaia, Argentina, Dec. 31, is part of a global initiative called Homeward Bound. The project aims to elevate the status of women in science and empower them to take a leadership role in issues related to climate change and sustainability.
UNC Researchers Discover Toxins in Venom of Snake
August 1, 2018 — A study by University of Northern Colorado Professor Stephen P. Mackessy and his colleagues including graduate research assistants identified two toxins in the venom of a species of snake that affect prey differently.
Steve Anderson Answers Questions on Kilauea and Future Research
June 4, 2018 — Volcanologist Steve Anderson knows volcanoes and is especially familiar with the ongoing Kilauea eruption in Hawaii. He answers some questions about recent developments with Kilauea, his love of volcanoes and future volcano research plans.
Professor Gives Update on Hawaii Volcano Eruption in Interview
May 16, 2018 — Last week, volcanologist Steve Anderson, a professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science at UNC, was interviewed by Discovery Channel's Daily Planet magazine about his research on the erupting Hawaii Kilauea volcano.
UNC Scientist: Female Birds Sing, Too; Help Her Record More Instances
March 14, 2018 — When North American ornithologists hear a bird singing, they’re likely to assume it’s a male. But in many species, the females sing too — and a new commentary co-authored by University of Northern Colorado’s Lauryn Benedict argues that a better understanding of these unappreciated female songs could lead to advances in many aspects of bird biology. Benedict and co-author Karan Odom of Cornell University urge their colleagues to spread the word that female birds sing, to share resources, and to disseminate their findings. You don’t need to be a professional ornithologist in order to help expand knowledge of female song, either — Odom has created a website where any birdwatcher can upload their observations.
UNC Researcher’s Winning Bat Photo Takes Internet by Storm
October 10, 2017 — A stunning image of a bat fetus produced by University of Northern Colorado Professor Rick Adams is circulating widely online after placing 15th out of 2,000 entries submitted from 88 countries in Nikon’s annual Small World contest.
Watch: UNC Student Detector Takes Flight During Eclipse
August 22, 2017 — A device created by UNC students to measure particles in the upper atmosphere went up in a NASA weather balloon during Monday's solar eclipse. Watch the launch, captured in video above by Assistant Professor Charles Kuehn, that took place in Camp Guernsey in southeastern Wyoming.
UNC Student Project Selected to be Aboard NASA Balloon During Solar Eclipse
August 14, 2017 — A unique project conceived and designed by UNC Physics and Astronomy students will be aboard a NASA high-altitude balloon that will be launched during the solar eclipse Aug. 21.
UNC Information About the Solar Eclipse Aug. 21
August 3, 2017 — In Greeley, a nearly three-hour partial eclipse is expected to take place between the hours of 10:23 a.m. and 1:14 p.m. (peak at 11:47 a.m.) on Monday, Aug. 21 — UNC's first day of fall classes. As the date approaches, here's important information about the eclipse and how to view the rare spectacle, weather permitting, on campus.
UNC Biology Class, BLM Partner to Protect Endangered Plants
July 25, 2017 — University of Northern Colorado students last week worked alongside Bureau of Land Management botanist Carol Dawson to collect data aimed at protecting two endangered plants: Osterhout's Milkvetch and Fenland's Beardtongue.
UNC Receives $1 Million Grant for Inclusive STEM Initiative
June 6, 2017 — June 6, 2017 — The Howard Hughes Medical Institute awarded the University of Northern Colorado a five-year, $1 million grant to develop a classroom model and establish a new center to engage more students, from all backgrounds, in the sciences.