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Bernie and Linda Rollin reflect on their five decades at CSU

Bernie and Linda Rollin both retired in December after logging a combined 99 years at the University. Bernie, a University Distinguished Professor, earned an international reputation as the father of veterinary medical ethics, and some have said he has alleviated more animal pain than anyone else in history.

The college in the news

Grainews: Your calving season checklist — be prepared

Before calving starts, you want everything you might need on hand, and have all facilities and equipment functional and ready for use. A few calves may arrive early, so don’t wait till the last minute to get machinery or other equipment out of the calving barn or maternity pen if that’s where you stored or parked it.

CBS4 Denver: State To Test Animal Carcasses Removed From Weld County Property

he remains of nine dead animals were collected Saturday morning from a small farm property northeast of Greeley. The animals had been dead for several weeks and were removed following an order from the Colorado Department of Agriculture. All samples were sent to Colorado State University where they will be tested for the presence of infectious disease.

Nature/Lab Animal: Keeping an eye on the human-animal interface

Sometimes, symptoms of a disease are obvious – think of the mass mortality events observed in crows infected with West Nile Virus (a mosquito-borne virus that can also cause febrile illness in humans), says Angela Bosco-Lauth, a virologist and veterinarian and at Colorado State University. Often, signs are much subtler – if they are there at all.

Impact Magazine

Beyond the basics: "Foundational science is the point of discovery"

I’ll give you a current example – the outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China. Foundational science asks: Where did this virus come from? How does it relate to the other viruses we already know about? Within weeks, the scientific community sequenced the entire genome of the novel strain and determined its relatedness to other coronaviruses.

High exposure: Class of 2019 alumnus climbs for cancer

In May 2019, Grant Haley graduated from Colorado State with a bachelor’s degree in cellular and molecular neuroscience and a fierce longing to be part of something bigger than himself. His long-term goals included medical school and a career in oncology or psychiatry, but he wanted to do something unforgettable with his last summer in Colorado.

Walking in beauty: A Navajo scientist confronts the legacy of uranium mining

"Walk in beauty" is a Navajo phrase that I heard a lot growing up. When you walk in beauty, you are in harmony with yourself and with everything around you. You are doing the best you can. I am trying to do the best I can as a Navajo woman and a scientist, to strive for harmony and balance in my work, but the journey is long, complicated, and full of difficult questions.

First person: Journey to the stars

My journey started in 1969, as I – and the whole world – stood still and watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. Fast forward 50 years, and Christina Koch and Scott Kelly spend nearly a year in space on board the International Space Station. These out-of-this-world events bring my own, very earthly path into perspective.

People

Collaboration leads to new online student seating chart system

Thanks to a collaborative effort by several units on campus, Colorado State University has launched a new online system for faculty to submit seating charts for their spring classes, streamlining and accelerating the contact tracing process used when a person tests positive for COVID-19.

Animal Health

Events

COVID-19 Impacts: Perspectives from Women in Science

Sept. 29: Moderated by professor emerita Carol Blair, CSU scientists with diverse expertise will provide their perspectives on a broad array of topics regarding COVID-19. The conversation will stretch from thoughts about the origin and transmission of corona viruses, testing strategies, human and community health impacts, and behavior changes noted during the pandemic.