University of Colorado South Denver

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University of Colorado South Denver
Established 2015
Address 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, CO, 80134, USA
Colors Black & Gold
Website http://southdenver.cu.edu

University of Colorado South Denver, also known as CU South Denver, is a public university located in Parker, Colorado, about 10 miles (16 km) south of Denver.

Before the University of Colorado took over the property, The Wildlife Experience museum housed an extensive collection of natural history exhibits, paintings and sculpture, photography and large-format films. Rotating exhibits are devoted to wildlife conservation efforts and present a wide range of wildlife subjects, themes and learning experiences.

The mission of The Wildlife Experience was to inspire an appreciation and respect for wildlife and the outdoors through adventure, experiences and education.

Effective January 2015, The Wildlife Experience was donated to the University of Colorado.[1] The collaboration between the University of Colorado and The Wildlife Experience began in April 2014 with 11,000 square feet of the natural history museum and art gallery scheduled for renovation. Since then, an upstairs gallery space has been transformed into two classrooms, a computer lab and a student and faculty resource center. Expansive storage space in the lower level has been converted into a state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab.[2]

The campus is now under the control of the University of Colorado and known as the University of Colorado South Denver.[3]

Extreme Screen Theater[edit]

The campus features a 2,700-square-foot (250 m2) screen designed by Iwerks Entertainment. The screen is composed of a "proprietary reflective material", and is contained in a wheelchair accessible, 315 seat theater.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us | CU South Denver". CU South Denver. Retrieved 2016-05-30. 
  2. ^ "CU South Denver classes are underway at The Wildlife Experience - CU Denver Today". CU Denver Today. 2014-08-28. Retrieved 2016-05-30. 
  3. ^ "About Us | CU South Denver". CU South Denver. Retrieved 2016-06-07. 

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Coordinates: 39°32′08″N 104°50′40″W / 39.53556°N 104.84444°W / 39.53556; -104.84444