On Sept. 17, the Colorado State University System celebrated the inauguration of Joe Blake as the first sole chancellor of the CSU System and Dr. Tony Frank as the 14th president of the University. The two were officially installed by the Board of Governors on the historic Oval before a crowd of hundreds of faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends.
“Our ceremony today is about leadership. These two men were chosen at the most critical time in the history of higher education in the country,” said Patrick McConathy, board chair. “This is an opportunity to lift our vision, summon our hopes, strengthen our resolve, and renew our belief that the best days of CSU are ahead.”
In his address, Frank noted the challenges facing the institution compared with those of his predecessors and world leaders and called for a return to the fundamentals of ensuring a high-quality educational environment.
Colorado State University invites students, alumni, parents, friends and the northern Colorado community to celebrate Homecoming and Family Weekend in Fort Collins Oct. 9 - 11. The theme of this year’s event, including the Homecoming Parade, is “Celebrating the Past, Building the Future.”
For more information about CSU’s Homecoming and Family Weekend, including a full, updated list of events, visit http://www.homecoming.colostate.edu/.
A Colorado State University research team has been awarded a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant to study transmission of chronic wasting disease. Researchers will model the impact of CWD on deer populations in an effort to better understand dynamics of transmission.
Investigators will conduct field studies on wild mule deer populations in northern Colorado and will focus on studying the mechanism of transmission, how many susceptible individuals are infected by a single infected deer, and how an individual’s genetic make-up makes it more or less susceptible to being infected with CWD.
“An important goal for disease ecologists is to predict how diseases change in populations. This study will enhance our ability to predict the dynamics of CWD but also will improve models of all types of diseases,” said Dr. Tom Hobbs, a Professor in the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory and project leader. The interdisciplinary CSU team of researchers awarded the grant will be led by Dr. Hobbs and Mike Miller from the Colorado Division of Wildlife.