CSU In The News Archive

Study Confirms Animal-Assisted Therapy Helps Troubled Youth

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August 12, 2005

CBR YouthConnect and Colorado State University have released a study sponsored by The Iams Co. showing that severely troubled youth who work with dogs as part of a pet-therapy program demonstrate improved social behavior.

Quake hits Trinidad; Students try to simulate one

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August 11, 2005

At Colorado State University, engineers use a “shake table” to simulate seismic activity. Special pumps imitating a major earthquake allow researchers to see how different structural designs react to stress.

Statewide Q fever cases rise

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August 11, 2005

Q fever is rarely fatal and can be treated with antibiotics. The organisms do not dry out easily and are resistant to heat and common disinfectants. People most at risk of contracting Q fever in North Colorado are those working …

To Woo Students, Colleges Choose Names That Sell

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August 11, 2005

The University of Southern Colorado, a state institution, became Colorado State University at Pueblo two years ago, hoping to highlight an array of internal changes, including offering more graduate programs and setting higher admissions standards.

When pain outweighs gain

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August 10, 2005

“Exercise contributes a sense of mastery of one’s body, feelings of health and well-being, of achievement,” said Dr. Richard M. Suinn of the Colorado State University psychology department. “Exercise blocks or reduces anxieties and tensions, which may return when they …

Familiar looking insects not what they appear to be

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August 09, 2005

Entomologists say paper wasps may actually be a farmer’s friend. CSU researchers are trying to establish whether the wasps taste for insects like caterpillars and aphids can be used by farmers to control pests.

2005 Hurricane Season Will Be Stronger Than Projected

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August 08, 2005

Thanks to this summer’s storm-friendly climate conditions, however, Gray and Klotzbach now think 10 hurricanes will form, and that six will become major hurricanes. The CSU researchers also think there’s a 77 percent probability that a hurricane will make landfall …

Fruit growers grapple with plant-sapping pests

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August 08, 2005

Harold Larsen, Colorado State University Cooperative Extension fruit-disease specialist, said the paper wasps spreading across the country from east to west are one of the latest in “an ever-changing kaleidoscope” of bugs.