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CSU Spur Campus – Vida Building

Location: Denver-area

Event/Activity Description

CSU Spur brings the research and education of the three CSU System campuses to Denver, and shares it with visitors.

Vida is the first building to open at CSU Spur, with a focus on animal and human health. It is open to the public, year-round.

Vida is Spanish for life. To live is to be connected — to people, to community, to animals. The Vida building embodies this connectivity between human and animal life, as well as the connectivity of the Spur campus to the diverse cultures and Latinx ties within the surrounding neighborhoods of Globeville and Elyria-Swansea.

When you visit the Vida building at CSU Spur, you’ll see:

  • Connections to CSU’s world-class veterinary medicine program
  • The second location of CSU’s Temple Grandin Equine Center, where horses will assist with human therapy sessions, and visitors can watch them in action
  • Dumb Friends League Veterinary Hospital offering a donor-subsidized clinic for companion animals, and an opportunity for the public to watch dogs and cats in surgery
  • Horses building strength or rehabilitating — watch them walk on underwater treadmills!
  • Dorms and apartments for students and visitors to the Spur campus.

Art located at Vida includes installations by Priscila De Carvalho, and Norman Lee and Shane Allbritton of Houston’s RE:site Studio.

Event/Activity Details

Target Populations:

College Students, Continuing Education, Graduate Students or Post Docs, High School Students, K-5 Students, Middle School Students, The Public

Program Type:

Larger/encompassing several smaller opportunities

Instructional Delivery Methods:

Demonstration or simulation, Inquiry/hands-on, Lecture/talk/presentation

Participation Fees:

Free Program

Collaboration Opportunities

New members of the target population(s) can get involved / participate in the program.
CSU researchers can collaborate with research or evaluation.
CSU researchers can collaborate with programming or practical implementation.

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