Maggie Brown helps organize food deliveries for the Denver Emergency Food Network.

Mission ready: Denver Metro Emergency Food Network

As the COVID-19 outbreak shakes Colorado, this new partnership of nonprofits and mission-driven businesses is feeding the hungry and boosting support to underserved communities.

A 3D printing program can convert a snorkel mask into an emergency temporary solution to the ventilator shortage. The printed part adds a valve that can connect to CPAP machines or directly to oxygen outlets in hospitals.

3D printing potential solutions for ventilator shortage

An MSU Denver mechanical-engineering technology professor is testing a stopgap solution that brings together advanced manufacturing and snorkel gear.

Food for Thought gives food to Denver families in need during COVID-19 outbreak

Serving up hope, 6 feet apart

WATCH: In the midsts of the COVID-19 pandemic, childhood-hunger-relief organization Food for Thought continues to feed kids who normally rely on school meals. Here’s how you can help.

Out of service?

A national commission weighs the future of service in America, including the role of women in the military and ways to inspire young people to give back.

Spring sports are cancelled for the season due to Covid19.

Life coaches

MSU Denver's spring sports season was cut short due to COVID-19 concerns. Here's how Roadrunner coaches are helping student-athletes deal with the disappointment.

Cooped up from COVID-19? Film faculty Vincent Piturro provides 22 picks from Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video to keep you entertained.

22 movies and shows to stream now

Stay inside and flatten the curve with these streaming picks from MSU Denver film aficionado Vincent Piturro.

Fighting crime by crunching numbers

IRS Special Agent Karen Gurgel is showing a new generation of accounting majors how to fight white-collar crime.

Tax tips for college students

MSU Denver’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance class has assisted low-income Coloradans for over three decades. Here are four tips to keep your finances in order.

Combat COVID-19 with communication

Organizations are uniquely positioned to respond to the public-health emergency by conveying clear messages that advance a common cause. Here are 4 ways they can respond in a crisis.

Image of a declining stock market with a figure wearing a surgical mask next to it

Coronavirus and the economy explained

What’s happening in the stock market and how can you be financially prepared for the road ahead? Economics Professor Kishore Kulkarni weighs in on the situation in Colorado and the country.

Wave goodbye to the handshake amid coronavirus concerns

As the new disease also known as COVID-19 spreads, Americans must eliminate long-established physical greetings. Here's how you can change the social script — and help break the chain of transmission.

Andrew Smith holds a chemistry flask with yellow liquid up to the light

DIY disease detection

Testing for Carrión’s disease in Andean populations is severely lacking. Now, an MSU Denver biology student is developing an approach that promises to bring critical medical technology out of the lab and into the field.

Michael Atkins, principal at Stedman Elementary School in Denver, chats with students. Photo by Alyson McClaran.

Principal catalyst

Hard work and perseverance fueled Michael Atkins’ journey from school janitor to principal. Now he’s empowering students to be themselves.

Fine print

“In Process,” the new exhibition at the Center for Visual Art, features the work of top Colorado printmakers, including sisters Mandi and Molly Quinn.

Photo by Julie Strasheim

First-gen forward

College students who are among the first in their family to pursue higher education often require additional resources to succeed. Now, Colorado first-gen students are taking their requests for additional support to the state Capitol.

Student chef prepping chili in HLC kitchen

Get fired up for these winning chili recipes

Competition brings together firefighters and family recipes for flavorful way to help benefit Children’s Hospital and fight food insecurity on campus.

Joy Reid gets real on race

The MSNBC host grew up in Denver and returned this week as MSU Denver's 2020 Rachel B. Noel Visiting Professor. She challenged the University community to recognize how America’s present is connected to the racialized context of its past.

From ‘Central Park Five’ to ‘Exonerated Five’

They were convicted of a crime they didn’t commit. Over 30 years later, they’re educating the public on disparities in the U.S. criminal-justice system for young men of color.

Pixar Toy Story 4 Woody, Buzz Lightyear and more

Pixar perfect

Here's how technology and storytelling combine to give our favorite animated films their Buzz.

Room and boards

MSU Denver Men's Basketball center Cain van Heyningen takes hospitality to new heights as a Dimond Fellow.

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What Coloradans need to know about coronavirus

The new disease, also known as COVID-19, is spreading across the globe through international travel. Colorado is home to the nation’s fifth busiest airport, so should we be concerned?

Alejandra Solis sings with Mariachi Los Correcaminos de MSU Denver during a performance on Feb. 15, 2020. Photo by Sara Hertwig.

¡Viva mariachi!

WATCH: The Mexican tradition is experiencing a renaissance as new generations discover the music's joy and passion.

A top-down shot of the busy interior of Euclid Hall

8 picks for Denver Restaurant Week 2020

Chefs dish on top culinary hot spots in the Mile High City’s ever-growing culinary scene. Plus: Brewers weigh in on the best beers for DRW20.

Anderw Romanoff, former Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives and a candidate for U.S. Senate, speaks at MSU Denver on Feb. 17, 2020. Photo by Elizabeth Moreno Rosales

Meet Colorado’s U.S. Senate candidates

MSU Denver invited all of the state’s 2020 Senate candidates to campus for individual conversations. Here’s what they had to say about critical issues.

When internships pay, everyone wins

Here's how MSU Denver is leveling the playing field for students who can’t afford to work for free.

Students moving about a busy campus with the Denver skyline in the background

Census 2020 explained

Here’s what you need to know about changes to America’s decennial census, what’s at stake and why we do it in the first place.

America’s population of single people is vibrant and growing fast – so why are our institutions and culture so slow to respond?

The uncoupling of America

America’s population of single people is vibrant and growing fast – so why are our institutions and culture so slow to respond?

Hoop and medical-school dreams

MSU Denver Women’s Basketball standout Mariah Schroeder is named to Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s All-Academic basketball team for the second straight season.

Photo by Alyson McClaran

Teachers learn the language of trauma

To best help children in need, educators need to change the way they talk about trauma. Here's how MSU Denver’s teacher-prep program is moving the conversation forward.

Community Impact SECORCares mobile food pantry

Mission Ready: SECORCares

WATCH: This Parker-based nonprofit built a mobile food pantry to serve Coloradans in need. Here's how its new partnership with MSU Denver and Ent Credit Union will help students experiencing food insecurity.

Colorado legislation prioritizes mental health in schools

Prioritizing mental health in schools

A new bill in the Colorado legislature would expand teacher training in trauma-informed approaches that support children in need.

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When going viral goes wrong

TikTok's 'Penny Challenge' is the latest social media stunt putting young people at risk. Why do they keep doing it?

A woman sitting with eyes closed and in a meditative position with people rushing around her.

Just Breathe

Mindfulness practice is increasingly making its way into the college classroom. Here’s how it helps students learn – and a quick 3-step breathing exercise you can use, too.

TEDx MSU Denver Tyler Kingsbury Self-love

TEDx MSU Denver: Self-love for perfectionists

WATCH: Personal trainer Tyler Kingsbury reimagines how self-love can vanquish the veil of perfection and increase focus on the values that allow us to live more meaningful lives.

Photo by Alyson McClaran

Kick-start your kid's college savings

Colorado's new First Step initiative gives every child born or adopted in the state $100 for a CollegeInvest 529 account. Here's what you need to know to claim your child's money and grow their savings.

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‘Until justice rolls down like waters’

Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous simile inspired the theme of MSU Denver’s 2020 MLK Peace Breakfast: 'The Act of Fluidity'

Mission Ready: Gold Crown Foundation

This nonprofit founded and run by former Denver Nuggets player and coach Bill Hanzlik prepares young people for the game of life through sports – and STEM.

Accessibility by design Craig Hospital

Accessibility by design

Here’s how an advanced manufacturing sciences student is using 3D printing to assist patients at Craig Hospital.

Sheldon Steinhauser poses for a photograph in front of the Martin Luther King Memorial in Denver

Lessons from the Selma to Montgomery march

Civil rights champion Sheldon Steinhauser marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965. Now, he's returning to Alabama with the Anti-Defamation League to retrace King's steps and advance his message.

Vibeke Gaard, left, and instructor Dagmar Kress practice aerobatics maneuvers near Fort Morgan, Colorado. Photo by John Arnold.

Controlled airspace

MSU Denver’s Aerobatics and Glider Club wins its second national championship in three years.

People take in the Monet exhibit at the Denver Art Museum.

Must-see Monet

Time's running out to catch "Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature" at the Denver Art Museum. Here's your primer to the largest exhibition of the French Impressionist's work in more than 20 years.

America is caught up in a “smart” revolution. Billions of internet-connected devices, collectively known as the Internet of Things (IoT) – all those video cameras, speakers, doorbells, kitchen appliances and toys – have become increasingly entwined into the fabric of our everyday lives.

The spies you invite into your home

Getting a smart device this year? Make sure you know how to protect your privacy.