Colorado State University (also referred to as Colorado State and CSU) is a public research university located in Fort Collins, Colorado. The university is the state's land grant university, and the flagship university of the Colorado State University System. The current enrollment is approximately 29,932 students, including resident and non-resident instruction students. The university has approximately 1,540 faculty in eight colleges and 55 academic departments. Bachelor's degrees are offered in 65 fields of study, with Master's degrees in 55 fields. Colorado State confers doctoral degrees in 40 fields of study, in addition to a professional degree in veterinary medicine. In 2011, CSU's research expenditures were $330 million - ranking second in the nation for public universities without a medical school. Colorado State University is a land-grant institution classified as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University-Extensive. CSU was founded as Colorado Agricultural College in 1870, six years before the Colorado Territory gained statehood. It was one of 68 land-grant colleges established under the Morrill Act of 1862. Doors opened to a freshman class of 5 students in 1879.
Researchers examine population dynamics and disease in mountain lions
A Colorado State University research team is examining how illnesses are transmitted in mountain lion populations in an effort to manage future outbreaks of diseases, such as feline leukemia virus, that could ...
Veterinarians advise ways to avoid infection while traveling with horses
Summer is peak season for horse shows and events, and Colorado State University veterinarians remind riders that it's important if traveling to take steps that will help prevent the spread of equine infectious ...
Training veterinarians to care for US military animals that serve a nation
He felt called to serve, but it wasn't until his tour with Colorado's Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard that Army 2nd Lt. Jeff Ullmer found a second calling: veterinary medicine.
Researchers help NASA measure carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
Colorado State University scientists are involved in the launch of a $467 million NASA satellite that will provide researchers with the clearest picture to date of the amount of carbon dioxide accumulating in the atmosphere ...
Researchers present bats as ecologically important, but disease brokers
Bats: They've had a bad rap thanks to vampire movies and rabies fears, yet these little flying mammals play crucial and largely unappreciated roles in ecosystems.
Gamers know grammar and aren't afraid to use it
Gamers use good grammar? Strange as it might sound, that's one the findings from studies of online gaming chat led by Colorado State University researcher. The studies found that Millennials – young people notorious for ...
How GPS and cell phones are helping to monitor and protect African elephants
(Phys.org) —The viral spread of smartphones has jumped a species. African elephants are now also benefitting, thanks to new software algorithms developed by researchers and conservationists.
Entomologists predict above average number of miller moths for the Front Range
It will be a well-above average year for miller moths across the northern Front Range, according to CSU entomologists Whitney Cranshaw and Frank Peairs.
Cancer is common in pets; learn the signs during Pet Cancer Awareness Month
Did you know that cancer is the leading cause of death among dogs more than 2 years old?
Hairballs are the natural result of your cat's grooming behavior
Believe it or not, April 25 is Hairball Awareness Day, one of the pet-health awareness events recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Ecologists find national park tourists offer elk and antelope shelter from predators
(Phys.org) —Prey animals, such as elk and pronghorn, are changing their behavior in close proximity to predictable human activity. A new paper published in PLOS ONE by ecologists at Colorado State University provides a nove ...
New study shows Yellowstone's ecosystem dynamics more complex than previously understood
Since their reintroduction in Yellowstone National Park, wolves have been heralded as the controversial savior of Yellowstone's ecosystem. However, new research by ecologists at Colorado State University's Warner College ...
New initiative seeks to expand dialogue on the reality, risks and response to climate change
Climate scientists agree: Climate change is happening here and now. That is one of the key findings in a new report by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Measuring ice particles and water vapor in the upper troposphere
A Colorado State University-led research team is designing and building a new instrument to help NASA measure ice particles in clouds and water vapor in the upper troposphere.
Effective alternatives to declawing housecats
As many pet owners know, cats like to scratch – and this natural behavior can result in shredded furniture and other troubles. For many years, cats were routinely declawed to prevent such problems, but the tide is turning ...