If you happen to be on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus, Randy Nozawa might come to your rescue when you call IT. His role includes supporting the open labs, where students do homework, and the smart classroom technology.
Being able to predict who will and who won’t get altitude sickness can make a Sunday morning 14er climb easier and more enjoyable, but the knowledge also will help with efforts to understand and treat heart and lung disease and other medical conditions.
Nov. 14 meeting at UCCS also included talk about criteria for the annual Staff Excellence Award.
The co-director of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California spoke to a group of about 100 CU faculty and staff members at a student retention symposium Friday at Norlin Library on the Boulder campus.
The CU-Boulder journalism professor looks back at the turning point in media coverage brought about by the death of JFK.
UCCS leader’s passion for working with veterans stems from his own — and his family’s — military service.
An administrative policy dealing with University of Colorado retirees who return to work at one of the four campuses continued to be a topic of debate by University of Colorado Staff Council at its Oct. 17 meeting on the Boulder campus.
On her final day of work as the executive assistant for the dean of students/assistant vice chancellor for Student Life, she stayed in her office until 8:30 p.m. to “finish her job.”
Have you ever laughed at an epic FAIL? Or that klutzy moment when someone awkwardly falls down? Why was it so funny? Peter McGraw has traveled around the world in hopes of finding the answer to that question.
As with many people who enter the field of medicine, he sought a profession that would enable him to improve people’s lives. Because he also enjoyed talking with people and listening to their stories, he chose psychiatry.
He’s the first UCCS faculty member to develop a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), a free, eight-week course on beginning game programming.
The University of Colorado Boulder’s registrar began working in the office as a student employee in 1980; following this school year, she plans to retire.
Women’s physiology is different from that of their male counterparts in many aspects, but scientific research hasn’t always included both men and women in studies.
He calls his route to CU-Boulder a “circuitous” one, but each step prepared him to be where he is today: professor of physics, a principal investigator of the Physics Education Research group and a director of the Center for STEM Learning.
Tim Weston, associate professor of history and associate director of the Center for Asian Studies at CU-Boulder, recently served as the scholar/escort for a delegation of congressional communications directors during a weeklong educational trip to China. The trip was jointly arranged by the National Committee on United States-China Relations, based in New York, and the [...]
She has directed the UCCS Freshman Seminar Program for 20 years, or approximately half of her career.
A troika of “love” interests helped place Deborah Keyek-Franssen at the intersection of education and technology. First, she fell in love with higher education. Her parents’ stories about their college experience and books she read that featured college life in the 1920s gave her an idealized vision of the quintessential American college experience.
Members of the University of Colorado Staff Council held their first meeting of the year Aug. 15 at 1800 Grant St. and discussed potential areas of emphasis to address in the upcoming months.
Presenters offered tips on using technology in the learning process, but also encouraged attendees to work together to influence and improve the ever-changing technological dynamics.
Recent groundbreaking research by the associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at CU-Boulder provides a brain-activity measurement that predicts how much physical pain a person is feeling.
Four generations of Gregory Walker’s family have been scholars and musicians. So perhaps it was destiny that he has become a critically acclaimed violinist and award-winning composer as well as a professor at the University of Colorado Denver.
She launched the Sports and Entertainment Management program in 2007 at the University of Colorado Denver.
At the offices of CU Online at the University of Colorado Denver, the joke is that faculty members pay a visit to find out which button they need to push to make something happen but end up in a conversation about teaching.
In the General Prologue to “The Canterbury Tales,” Geoffrey Chaucer says of the Clerk of Oxenford, “And gladly would he learn and gladly teach.” It’s a line that Tom Napierkowski says is “central to my identity.
Concerned that some retirees returning to work for the university might be in jobs that could be filled by unemployed or underemployed workers or those who might be promoted, the University of Colorado Staff Council asked administration officials to place a cap on the time a retiree can work for CU.
Director of the Palliative Care Consult Service at UCH, she oversees all functions of the service, from day-to-day operations to achieving the service’s vision to research and fundraising.
As an assistant professor in the Center for Science and Technology Policy in CIRES, his research interests include the cultural politics of climate change and carbon-based economies and societies.
He might be known as the “baseball history guy,” but this professor at the Department of History at the University of Colorado Boulder is well-versed in more far-reaching issues.
Longtime CU staff member this year became director of budget and finance for Continuing Education at CU-Boulder.
Annual All-Staff Council Conference includes salute to Chillemi, Douvres, Medal and Muller.
In 1993, he taught courses at the University of Colorado Denver, and in 1997 became full-time faculty. His research work has evolved to focus on polymers and biomechanics.
Responsibilities of UCCS’ Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance cover a variety of areas, including food services and the Office of Sustainability.
Beginning April 1, University of Colorado employees who are enrolled in a CU Health Plan will be eligible to earn up to $300 a year by exercising for at least 12, 30-minute periods per month.
The 1981 launch of the Space Shuttle Columbia – the first in NASA’s program – made a big impression on the grade-schooler who, after watching the lift-off on television, wanted to know everything about space.
A love of mathematics and the knowledge that there aren’t many jobs that allow someone “to just do math” propelled John Black toward a career in cryptography – the study and practice of secure communications.
Even in high school, Margarita Bianco knew she wanted to be a teacher: Volunteer work with a young boy who had significant support needs piqued her interest in special education. Over the years, she also developed an expertise in gifted education.
Graninger attended CU-Boulder, beginning in 1977. She graduated with a degree in political science and was involved in residence hall student government. She began working as a hall director in 1981 and earned her master’s in education and college student personnel.
The group heard updates on the merit pay system, the CU Advocates program, state funding for higher education, and Boulder’s administrative leave policy that addresses school and volunteer activities.
The reitred Lt. Col. in the U.S. Army has returned home and is continuing her research, including studies that examine the effects of war.
Sometimes it takes a lot of effort and a little “magic” to make things happen, whether it’s tackling the complex issues of a university or a world far away.
How effective is Peyton Manning’s pizza pitch? This professor of marketing at the Leeds School of Business at CU-Boulder slices through the hype.
What makes a fireman or policeman rush to help others each and every day? How do they – and others in high-stress jobs – continue to enjoy their work?
From the beginning of his medical career, this professor of general medicine witnessed many inequities in the health care system and has worked to change the factors that foster them.
Years of detective work by the postdoctoral researcher, colleagues at CU-Boulder and others have pointed the way toward a brighter future for Colorado’s state fish.
A redesign of cu.edu will incorporate new technology and a philosophy that will serve all of its users, from faculty and staff to prospective students and parents, and alumni and donors.
Growing up on a family farm in western Kansas taught Tim Stoecklein many things, a couple of which would ultimately take him to where he is today.
Because he lived it, he understands the ups and downs veterans go through. At CU Denver, he works to help smooth the bumpy road from the military to the classroom via a variety of university services.
While growing up in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, she learned how important water and nature’s cycles were to the land and its people. The lesson never faded.
Written by Cynthia Pasquale • Issue: November 29, 2012 • Campus: CU-Boulder • Tags: Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering Department
The council discussed the benefit, and the comments received, at its regular meeting Nov. 8 at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
Her new book examines the legacy of Colorado’s early summer homes.
In a new book about exploring uncharted areas of East Antarctica, the CU Denver professor emeritus recalls 1959′s four-month journey, fraught with danger and discovery.
If all campus councils agree, the council could use a Boulder document to draft a systemwide resolution urging the Board of Regents to provide support for classified staff raises.
As the University of Colorado Boulder’s recycling program manager, he has helped strengthen the campus’s efforts of sustainability through a variety of programs.
As a child, Kurt Beam wanted to be a scientist. By high school, he knew he wanted independence – wearing a suit every day to an office would not be a fit – and continual intellectual challenges.
For 30 years and in 41 books, Dr. Colorado has worked to make state history less intimidating for everyone.
“One of my biggest goals is to make sure people know they have access to affordable health care,” says Hanenberg. “We’re also educating the campus by sending out messages on preventative measures.”
“Let’s change the world” was a message he often heard during his post-doctoral work at MIT, and he came to understand that this was not just another well-used phrase, but his life goal.
He left an illustrious career at the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business in May 2001 – officially, at least. But he likes to say that he is not really retired, he’s just off the payroll.
Memory is attached to language, which is the focus of her research. James is an associate professor and director of undergraduate training at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
Resolution calls for improved process in determining merit raises.
A career in spacecraft operations led him to the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he is director of Mission Operations and Data Systems.
The Boulder geography professor spent more than 10 years visiting about 200 sites before writing “Shadowed Ground,” which focuses on the U.S. and how communities deal with turmoil and disastrous events.
The University of Colorado Boulder political science professor often is called on to offer expert commentary for the media as the election season progresses.
She has been active in the sports industry in Colorado Springs since 1996.
The University Benefits Advisory Board (UBAB) will continue its role as an employee representative group and President Bruce D. Benson also has approved a recommendation that a staff employee and faculty member be appointed non-voting members of the University of Colorado Health and Welfare Trust Committee.
The CU-Boulder fire researcher in the geography department and INSTAAR has an expert’s perspective on this summer’s destructive Colorado wildfires.
The CU-Boulder professor’s research has taken her to some of the most spectacular places on Earth, where she studies relationships between freshwater organisms, trace metals and natural organic material.
Her research on barn swallows includes examining phenotype (observable characteristics) and how these traits differ in sub-species. A particular interest is in the role of sexual selection.
Along with research on bullying and adolescent girls, the UCCS associate professor is heavily involved in the Smart Girl program, which teaches young girls how to deal with bullying and sexual harassment.
Since its formation 50 years ago, JILA, the joint institute of the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Institute of Standards (NIST), has been the site of groundbreaking research and has produced three Nobel Prize winners, including its current chair.
UCCS program director understands the importance of investing in youth because she’s been on the other side of the fence.
He was doing what he loved – acting – when a personal event changed the trajectory of his career.
It was common to find live butterflies flitting around and jars of caterpillars and collections of sea shells and feathers and pressed leaves decorating M. Deane Bowers’ room when she was growing up in Florida.
As a young person who loved to read, Margaret “Peg” Bacon thought being an English teacher would lead to great discussions about great books. But as an educator in inner city schools in Michigan, she discovered that the children in her classrooms could barely read.
Honoring staff who have provided outstanding volunteer service to their campus, the university, and the community.
A bill that would have changed the way retirement benefits are calculated for new hires joining the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) was tabled indefinitely by the Senate Finance Committee.
She left her research position to pursue a doctorate in Information and Communication Technologies for Development. After graduating from the ATLAS Institute in 2008, she turned her attention to creating a “world-class master’s program.”
Council members were unanimously in favor of “continuing UBAB’s role.” Council Chair Carla Johnson will develop a formal resolution, which will be reviewed by members before being voted on during the council’s May meeting in Boulder.
Working on sustainability design projects on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana and the Navajo Nation in Utah have made a big impression.
A bill that would change the way retirement benefits are calculated for those who join thePERA after Jan. 1, 2013, was given preliminary approval by the Colorado State House after a lengthy and partisan debate Friday.
Thousands upon thousands of young men and women have successfully found their way to college and graduation thanks to the guidance of Danny Martinez.
The university’s tuition benefit program offered Foster a chance to earn an advanced degree without borrowing money and going into debt. And working at CU helped her stay busy while her husband spent another year in northern Iraq.
Her courses emphasize research skills, discursive versatility and critical thinking.
The 2.5 percent PERA contribution shift for University of Colorado employees will end this July.
Although he is an internationally known expert in pediatric endocrinology who has made substantial contributions to the understanding of Type 2 diabetes, Philip Zeitler, M.D., Ph.D., wasn’t always interested in the subject.
Amid an upcoming administrative policy statement review and concerns about efficacy of the University Benefits Advisory Board (UBAB), a member of the board defended its role as an employee representative group during the regular Feb. 16 meeting of the University of Colorado Staff Council.
Through PROMISE, care providers identify women who are suffering from symptoms of depression and then work to help them manage the issues.
“In order to feel compassion for others, you need to recognize, refer and respond to them as a person first,” Rapport says.
A partnership between the Crow tribe and the University of Colorado is working to change conditions on the reservation, which sits just southeast of Billings.
Whether you spend hours updating your status and writing on others’ walls or roll your eyes at the thought of Facebook, there’s no arguing that the social medium has made a cultural impact. But can it also be a learning tool?
While the number of new HIV cases has declined and the number of AIDS-related deaths has decreased, there still are more than 33 million people worldwide who carry the virus in their bloodstream. Some of those people don’t realize they are infected.
Everyone visits a doctor now and then, but some still feel intimidated or even frustrated by the process and the health care system. Educating people on what doctoring is all about is one of the missions of Mini Med School Part 2: The Clinical Years. The pilot program is an offshoot of the popular Mini [...]
Possible incentives the CU wellness program might include in the future: partnerships with exercise franchises such as 24 Hour Fitness, or discounted premiums for those people who can show they’ve visited a wellness facility a certain number of times per month.
Written by Cynthia Pasquale • Issue: December 22, 2011 • Campus: Anschutz Medical Campus, CU Denver, CU system, CU-Boulder, UCCS • Tags: Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, Health and Welfare Trust, Marks, Office of Policy and Efficiency, Staff Council, tuition waiver, UBAB, University of Colorado Hospital
He clearly loves machinery, and during his leisure time he builds and restores vehicles.
In the past several years, he has worked to help revive the Arapaho language through research and documentation, as well as offering support to the Arapaho people who are learning the language.
It began with a few tracks in a coal mine near Gunnison. They weren’t just any tracks; they were impressions left in the earth by dinosaurs millions of years ago.
Construction continues on the Colorado Center for Health and Wellness on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The center is a combination research/clinic/fitness facility dedicated to educating people about health and fitness through science-based programs.
A strategic plan that carries the University of Colorado Colorado Springs into 2020 is geared toward accommodating current growth, shoring up diminishing funding from the state and maintaining the institution’s identity with an emphasis on personal touch.
The film by CU Denver’s Michelle Bauer Carpenter airs at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, on Colorado Public Television, Channel 12.
Growing up in a household of scientists may have influenced Kathy Perkins’ decision to study physics, but her desire to make a difference in people’s lives in a more immediate way pushed her into education research.
The world is demanding more of students as workplaces become more complex, and institutions of higher education must rise to the challenge by working collaboratively to enact bold changes.
Delbert Elliott fights crime, but not in the cape-wearing, superhero kind of way; he battles drug abuse, violence and delinquency through research findings and programs that are proven to reduce anti-social behavior.
Peter deLeon is a soft-spoken man who is passionate about public policy analytics but whose political activism ended with the Vietnam War protests. A national and international leader in public policy research, he has been a University of Colorado faculty member since 1986.
While serving in the military during the Vietnam War, Wayne Cascio wasn’t sure what he would do with his life or his psychology degrees. He came across a journal of applied psychology and found the research interesting.
The idea to write a book came from a chance meeting and a mutual interest in peace, conflict issues and Africa.
The upheaval of the Vietnam War had a profound impact on the doctor, recently recognized for her work and volunteering by a local nonprofit.
Representatives from eight faculty discussion groups listened to ideas and addressed questions from the public concerning a new CU-Boulder entity that will replace the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Saltou helped institute standard practices for fellows on the Denver and Anschutz Medical campuses, helped establish a local affiliate of the National Postdoctoral Association, and worked to improve communication and job-seeking opportunities.
As a licensed, practicing architect, Kat worked on both coasts for a number of years before she decided it was time to come home to her native Colorado.
A single day in an introductory class helped launch Van Boven’s career in social psychology, but it was statistics and the science of discovery that sealed the deal.
University of Colorado Staff Council considered ways to promote and raise its visibility; discussed the effects of House Bill 11-1301 and reviewed details of the fall retreat.
The first time Peter Simons remembers being in a “service role” was in junior high school, when a teacher asked him to work with a girl who was shy and withdrawn. Even then, he understood that part of him was geared to trying to make the world a little bit better.
A group of retirees has appealed the dismissal of a class-action lawsuit against the state of Colorado and the Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA).
At the age of 17, Jan Rutherford enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served as a Special Forces (Green Beret) medic and executive officer, and then as a military intelligence officer. Every day he watched leadership in action.
A Denver District Court has dismissed a lawsuit against the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) by a group of retirees who claimed passage of Senate Bill 10-001 had violated their constitutional rights.