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.

The college in the news

5280: Reasons to Love Denver: Frontline Workers

"What started as a homegrown project that we had to pay for ourselves turned into a huge state-funded initiative that is going to save a lot of lives... because of this global problem you have all the best scientists in the world putting their heads together. That’s never happened before. Ever." -Dr. Nicole Ehrhart

The Horse: MRI for Equine Foot Lameness: The Sooner the Better

Study horses undergoing MRI due to acute lameness—beginning within the past 12 weeks—healed better than horses whose lameness had become chronic, said Drew W. Koch, DVM, resident in equine surgery in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, in Fort Collins.


In memory: An interview with Dr. Bill Tietz

William J. Tietz, M.S., Ph.D., D.V.M., former dean of the CSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and President Emeritus of Montana State University, died on June 10, 2020, at the age of 93. In 2017, Tietz visited CSU for Homecoming and sat down for an interview.

Montana State University: In Memory of President Emeritus William J. Tietz

"It is with great sadness that I write today with news of the passing of Montana State University President Emeritus William J. Tietz. He became the university's ninth president on Aug. 1, 1977, and served this institution for 13 years. He came to MSU from Colorado State University, where he was dean of CSU's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences." Waded Cruzado, President, Montana State University

Dr. Blanche Hughes: "I Don’t Have the Luxury of Giving Up"

"I am not willing to give up on us yet. I have met and worked with too many people that are indeed good people of all races, ethnicities, religions, sexual identities, and disabilities that have enriched my life and the lives of others. And it is now time for all of us to move this society in a new and better direction. I am ready! What about you?"

Dr. Tony Frank: Summer is Near

For our brothers and sisters who have suffered under the yoke of racism, the allegory of winter needs no explanation. Nor does its counterpart: summer. And as we watch horrific images assault our consciences, we struggle to make sense of the equation that “two wrongs do not make a right” is not greater than or less than “we the people, in order to form a perfect union….hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” And so we wonder: Are we stronger than we believe?

Animal Health

Fresh Scoop: Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

PODCAST: Today we'll talk to Dr. Jessica Quimby, a Morris Animal Foundation funded researcher and expert on feline chronic kidney disease. Dr. Quimby was on faculty at CSU until 2017, and is now is an associate professor in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University.


Veterinary Continuing Education at the Translational Medicine Institute

Personalized instruction and customized audio-video support with the same "instant replay" technology used in video games and televised sports - so you may practice, analyze, and hone your skills and confidence in bringing new ideas and skills back to your daily practice. Our teaching laboratories include 12 complete endoscopic/arthroscopic stations with 4K monitors, and an Immersive Virtual Reality teaching lab.

TEDxCSU: Ideas Worth Spreading March 7

TEDxCSU strives to create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for everyone’s “Ideas Worth Spreading.” The event in the Lory Student Center will feature nine diverse speakers, a large exhibit hall highlighting Colorado businesses, entrepreneurs, and innovators, and three local entertainment acts.