CU earns high marks across the nation, region

CU earns high marks across the nation, region

U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on its measures of academic peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

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Inclusive campuses the theme of 2014 Diversity Summit

Systemwide Diversity Summit

The goals of the summit are to increase attendees’ knowledge about diversity topics and resources, and to enhance their communication skills. The summit is designed for staff and faculty in all roles.

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Boulder Campus Staff Council Spotlight: Vince Aquino

Boulder Campus Staff Council Spotlight: Vince Aquino

Staff Council Spotlight is an initiative of the BCSC Awards and Staff Recognition Committee (BCSC/ASR). Contact Serena Leland, Boulder Campus Staff Council (BCSC) Representative, at serena.leland@colorado.edu with comments or if you have a person you would like to recommend for the Spotlight series. What is your official title at CU-Boulder? How long have you been [...]

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Samuels named Matrix Center director at UCCS

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Dena Samuels, assistant professor of Women’s and Ethnic Studies Program at UCCS, was recently named director of The Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion. The Matrix Center examines the intersections of gender, race/ethnicity, and sexuality as they interact with each other and with other dimensions of privilege, oppression, and inequality. As [...]

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Yeh receives Faculty Member of the Year honors

Tom Yeh, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at CU-Boulder, has been chosen to receive the 2014 Student Affairs Faculty Member of the Year Award. The CU-Boulder Division of Student Affairs gives the award annually to faculty members who demonstrate outstanding engagement with students and who make substantial contributions to Student Affairs. Yeh [...]

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Phiel publishes papers, receives honors

Christopher J. Phiel, assistant professor in the CU Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Integrative Biology, recently has had two papers accepted for publication. The first paper is a multi-disciplinary effort by Phiel and Professional Research Assistant Colleen Bartman; student Jennifer Egelston; Raibatak Das; and Xiaojun Ren, chemistry. “A Simple and Efficient [...]

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CU collaboration included in new book

CU colleagues recently coauthored a chapter titled “Patient and Family-Centered Care and the Interprofessional Team” in the book “Person and Family-Centered Care” by  J. Barnsteiner, J Disch and M.K. Walton. The chapter authors are College of Nursing’s Gail Armstrong, associate professor; Amy Barton, associate dean for Clinical and Community Affairs; Wesley Nuffer, assistant professor, assistant [...]

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Huber returns from Fulbright sabbatical

Martin E. Huber, professor of physics at CU Denver, has returned from his Fulbright-funded sabbatical in Israel. While there he worked with colleagues on superconducting quantum interference devices – or SQUIDs – to measure atomic-scale magnetic vortices. Two papers on this work have been submitted to “Nano Letters” and “Nature Physics.” Huber’s collaboration with Professor [...]

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UCCS welcomes 10 new assistant professors

More than 50 new faculty members joined UCCS for the fall semester including 10 assistant professors from the colleges of Business, Letters, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Education. They are: Ann Amicucci, assistant professor, Department of English, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, previously was the assistant program coordinator for the Indiana [...]

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Mini Med School goes global – and free

Mini Med School launches MOOC

For years, on CU campuses, people have enjoyed the live CU Mini Med School. Now, it goes online for everyone in the world, as the CU Anschutz Medical Campus’s first MOOC.

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Commitment to service – at home and abroad – earns Chase Faculty Community Service Award for CU doctor

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An internationally known expert in pediatric endocrinology, Philip Zeitler’s research has contributed greatly to the world’s understanding of pediatric Type 2 diabetes and pediatric obesity.

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CU on the Weekend offers free programs in Boulder, expands to CU South Denver

CU on the Weekend offers free programs in Boulder, expands to CU South Denver

The public is invited to attend free, Saturday programs led by University of Colorado Boulder faculty on popular topics as part of the CU on the Weekend series, which begins Saturday. With topics ranging from the sweeping stories behind celebrated musical compositions to the micro-level study of bacteria that uniquely forms each person’s microbiome, CU [...]

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Researcher finds income, education disparity in reasons for choosing not to vaccinate

Researcher finds income, education disparity in reasons for choosing not to vaccinate

Not all students returning to school will be up to date on their vaccinations. A new study conducted by Jennifer Reich, a researcher at the University of Colorado Denver, shows that the reasons why children may not be fully vaccinated depends on the class privilege of their mothers. According to the National Network for Immunization [...]

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Lightner named Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

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Michael Lightner, Ph.D., has joined the CU President’s Office as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. In his new role, he will work with Vice President for Academic Affairs Kathleen Bollard. At CU-Boulder, he currently is a professor of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. He has served as director of the ECEE graduate program, Associate Dean [...]

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Conley appointed vice chancellor for advancement at CU-Boulder

Aaron Conley has been appointed vice chancellor for advancement at CU-Boulder effective Sept. 22. Conley currently is the vice president for development and alumni relations at the University of Texas at Dallas where he was chief strategist for the recent UT Dallas comprehensive campaign that surpassed original campaign goals and almost doubled the total endowment. [...]

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Anderson tests, shares research on HIV prevention drug

Peter Anderson, a professor in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, contributed to the latest findings on the effectiveness of a HIV prevention drug. Working in the Colorado Antiviral Pharmacology Laboratory at the CU School of Pharmacy, Anderson and his colleagues developed a way to test the effectiveness of the drug, Truvada (a [...]

Hoye joins UCCS University Advancement as marketing director

Greg Hoye, previously executive director of communication and marketing at College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University, St. Cloud, Minnesota, and an independent marketing consultant, was selected as director of university marketing at UCCS following a national search. He will begin Sept. 15. As marketing director, Hoye will chair the university’s integrated marketing committee, work closely [...]

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Kennedy named Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences

Matthew J. Kennedy, assistant professor of pharmacology in the School of Medicine, was named a Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences. He is one of 22 early career researchers to receive the honor this year from The Pew Charitable Trusts. The scholars receive flexible funding to investigate some of the world’s most pressing problems. Kennedy’s lab [...]

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Dropping names …

“A Brighter Future: Improving the Standard of Living Now and for the Next Generation,” edited by Richard Holt, professor, Department of Economics, Southern Oregon University, and Daphne Greenwood, professor, Department of Economics, at UCCS, recently was published by M.E. Sharpe, an Armonk, N.Y., publisher of books and journals in the social sciences and humanities. The [...]

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More than $861 million awarded to University of Colorado for sponsored research

CU receives $861 million in sponsored research funding

Based on preliminary figures, the investment in exploration taking place at CU campuses during the most recent fiscal year represents a stunning jump of 11.7 percent over the previous year’s total.

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Research on the runway – fusing science and fashion

Research on the runway – fusing science and fashion

Georgia Charkoftaki, Ph.D., a visiting research associate at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences​ on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, entered a national competition that brings together scientific discovery and fashion inspiration in an innovative runway event.

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CU-Boulder leads international unmanned aircraft testing event at Pawnee Grassland

CU-Boulder leads international unmanned aircraft testing event at Pawnee Grassland

An international research effort organized by the University of Colorado Boulder conducted the first multiple, unmanned aircraft interception of a telltale rush of cold air preceding a thunderstorm known as a “gust front” as it rolled across the Pawnee National Grassland in northeast Colorado on Aug. 14. Organized by CU-Boulder’s Research and Engineering Center for [...]

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GOCA to open We Are You Project as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month

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The We Are You Project, a new exhibit featuring 30 Latino/a artists, will open Sept. 5 and continue through Oct. 11 at the GOCA1420 gallery, Centennial Hall Room 201. A series of events are scheduled for Sept. 13. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Symposium featuring six artists’ presentations organized by Andrea Herrera, professor, Women’s and Ethnic Studies [...]

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CU, Delta Dental of Colorado give student veterans another reason to smile

CU, Delta Dental of Colorado give student veterans another reason to smile

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus continues its ongoing commitment to student veterans with the opening of the CU Heroes Clinic, thanks to a $1 million gift from Delta Dental of Colorado. The clinic opens Aug. 25. In collaboration with the CU Denver Office of Veteran Student Services, the CU Heroes Clinic [...]

Kaptain named dean of College of Arts and Media

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Laurence Kaptain, an accomplished percussionist and symphonic cimbalom artist and higher education leader, has been named dean of the College of Arts and Media (CAM) at CU Denver. Kaptain most recently served as the founding director of creative initiatives in the Office of Research and Economic Development at Louisiana State University, and prior to that, [...]

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Krause-Parello receives national award

Cheryl Krause-Parello, assistant professor at the College of Nursing, recently was honored with the Jessie M. Scott Award by the American Nurse Association. The award was established in 1979 to honor Scott, former assistant surgeon general and director of the Division of Nursing Health Resources Administration, Public Health Service, of the U.S. Department of Health, [...]

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Sweet named vice chancellor and managing senior associate legal counsel

Charles V. “Charlie” Sweet has been named vice chancellor and managing senior associate university counsel for the CU-Boulder campus, effective Sept. 1. Sweet has long ties to the University of Colorado system, having served as vice president and university counsel for the CU system from 1994 to 2007. Before that, from 1988 to 1994, he [...]

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Levine-Clark, Keränen publish on health humanities

Marjorie Levine-Clark, CU Denver history professor and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences associate dean, and Lisa Keränen, associate professor of communication, recently published essays in the “Health Humanities Reader” (2014, Rutgers University Press), edited by Anschutz colleague Therese Jones, along with Delease Wear and Lester Friedman. Levine-Clark’s essay is “‘I Always Prefer the Scissors’: [...]

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Dropping names …

Donna Martinez, professor and chair of ethnic studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, recently published “Urban American Indian Identity” in the “International Journal of Social Science,” vol. 3 No. 4, 2014.  Martinez also presented a conference paper “American Indian Students in Higher Education” at the Humanities Conference, June 11-13, in Madrid, [...]

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Supplier Showcases stocked for campus visits in September

Supplier Showcase

First-time exhibitors include Instrument Rental & Calibration, Einstein Bros Catering, Halo Branded Solutions, Macherey-Nagel, Levy Restaurants, Midland Scientific, and Staybridge Suites Air Force Academy.

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Modern, historical meet in renovation of residence hall

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The University of Colorado Boulder’s Baker Hall, closed the past 15 months for its first major renovation in more than 75 years, is welcoming students this week with a modernized interior that better addresses the needs of today’s students while retaining the building’s original charm.

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New report: CU Denver | Anschutz a major driver of Colorado economy

New report: CU Denver | Anschutz a major driver of Colorado economy

A major engine of state growth, it creates thousands of jobs, attracts millions in research dollars and contributed over $3 billion to the Colorado economy in FY 2012-13.

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CU-Boulder senior auditor registration for fall semester is Sept. 2-3

The Senior Auditors Program provides Colorado residents, ages 55 and older, the opportunity to attend classes on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. Tuition is free and participants pay just an administrative fee to cover registration, application processing and IT support. The program was established in 1973 and is coordinated through the CU-Boulder Alumni Association. “The [...]

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Q&A with Richard Krugman, M.D., School of Medicine

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School of Medicine Dean Richard Krugman, MD, announced in January that he would step down as Dean when a search for his successor is completed. To honor his achievements and to celebrate the School’s history, the School is planning the Bow Tie Ball on Nov. 15. During more than 24 years leading the school, Krugman [...]

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In memoriam: Jim Carrigan, former regent

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Jim R. Carrigan – a former U.S. Federal District Court Judge and Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, as well as a former member of the CU Board of Regents – died Aug. 15, 2014, in his Boulder home surrounded by his devoted wife, Beverly and his loving family. He was 84. Jim was born [...]

Yakacki wins National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Christopher Yakacki, assistant professor in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of Mechanical Engineering at CU Denver, has won a 2014 National Science Foundation CAREER Award winner. Yakacki’s project, “A Two-Stage Processing Approach to Shape-Switching Liquid-Crystalline Elastomers for Biomedical Applications,” is a five-year investigation into the development of a reaction mechanism to tailor [...]

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Now showing: Movshovitz remembers Ebert

Howie Movshovitz, CU Denver’s director of film education in the College of Arts and Media, first met renowned film critic and author Roger Ebert more than 40 years ago, and remained friends until Ebert died in April 2013. Because of their history, Movshovitz was interviewed and appears in a new documentary about Ebert. The movie, [...]

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Brewer awarded oncology research grant

Benjamin Brewer, director of clinical psychology services for the School of Medicine Department of Hematology and investigator at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, has been awarded a two-year grant to assess the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), a rare blood cancer, at four oncology practices across Colorado, including University of Colorado Hospital, St. [...]

Poeschla named head of Division of Infectious Diseases

Eric Poeschla has been named head of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine. Previously, he was a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Poeschla also will hold the Tim Gill Endowed Chair in HIV Research. He is a graduate of Yale Medical School and served an internal [...]

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Dropping names …

Some 22 faculty and staff members joined UCCS in July. They are: Barbara Anderson, custodian, Physical Plant; Timothy Balagat, mechanical trades, Physical Plant; LaCedric DeLoach, custodian, Physical Plant; Jeffrey Dempsey, video producer, Media Services; Carrie Finkill, violence prevention educator, School of Public Affairs; Nicole Gomez, technician, Office of Student Financial Aid and Employment; Joshua Guedes-Everett, [...]

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Staff Council brainstorms unconventional benefits of working at CU-Boulder

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The group compiled a list of fun, educational and service-oriented activities that staff can enjoy (usually free) and that set CU-Boulder apart from other employers.

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CU’s alumnus, Qatar’s doctor

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In honor of her husband, Rachel Hajar gave a gift to the CU School of Medicine, establishing a visiting scholar program in cardiology. The program will focus on collaboration among different institutions, meaningful professional relationships and information exchange across cultures.

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CU-Boulder reaches settlement for sexual harassment claim

Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano called the settlement “the right thing to do,” and noted that it is part of an ongoing course of action to make improvements regarding sexual misconduct and other Title IX issues on the campus.

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Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp coming to Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

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This summer, ABC-TV’s “Extreme Weight Loss” series has shared the stories of people conquering weight woes with the help of the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. This fall, the Center is offering a transformation experience inspired by the show.

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CU-Boulder study paved way for stocking state’s ‘true’ greenback cutthroat into wild

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A genetic sleuthing effort led by the University of Colorado Boulder that resulted in the identification of Colorado’s “true” native greenback cutthroat trout two years ago has come full circle with the stocking of the official state fish into Colorado’s high country. Roughly 1,200 greenback cutthroat fingerlings reared in federal and state hatcheries in Colorado [...]

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Psychology Department receives $325,000 federal graduate student training grant

The Department of Psychology recently received a two-year $325,000 Graduate Psychology Education grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. The grant will be used to prepare doctoral students in the clinical psychology program to deliver mental health services to older adults within integrated medical settings, according to [...]

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Jansma named dean of CLAS at CU Denver

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Pamela Jansma, currently professor and dean of the College of Science at the University of Texas at Arlington, will become the dean of CU Denver’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences beginning Sept. 9. Jansma, who was trained as a geologist, has more than two decades of experience in higher education. Before her current role, [...]

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Reed appointed new faculty director of ITP

David Reed, who has served as associate faculty director of the Interdisciplinary Telecom Program (ITP) at CU-Boulder, became ITP faculty director on July 1. “ITP continues to shine as one of the premier interdisciplinary telecom graduate study programs in the country,” Reed said. “My main goal is to work with the superb faculty and staff [...]

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Bernt receives award for clinical research

Kathrin Bernt, assistant professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine, has received a Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The award provides funding to young clinician investigators so that they can devote 75 percent of their professional time to clinical research as they establish their own labs and research teams. [...]

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New report highlights how climate change may affect water in Colorado

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“Despite some uncertainties around precipitation, it’s clear that as temperatures rise in Colorado, there will be impacts on our water resources,” said Jeff Lukas, lead author of the new report and a researcher at the Western Water Assessment, a program of the University of Colorado Boulder funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Laura Hansen Dean joins university as chief of Gift Planning

“Laura’s experience, savvy and service-oriented approach will be a great asset for us as we continue to evolve our centralized Advancement operation,” says Johnnie Ray, CU’s vice president of advancement. “CU’s development teams on all four campuses can look forward to outstanding insights and efforts from her.”

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Tenure list: August 2014

At its meeting Wednesday at 1800 Grant St. in Denver, the CU Board of Regents approved four appointments with tenure.

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UCCS master’s program earns accreditation

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Master of Public Administration program is now independently accredited by the Network of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration, NASPAA. The program was notified July 11 that NASPAA’s accrediting Commission, the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation, found the program to be in substantial conformance with the NASPAA Standards. In [...]

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CU Achieve summer program helps students stay on track to graduation

By the end of last spring, Jessica Van der Linden was behind on credit hours — just two courses shy of being a junior as her sophomore year at the University of Colorado Boulder came to a close — because she had taken family leave during the school year. Over the summer, she was able [...]

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Kocher wins prestigious PEN Award

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Ruth Ellen Kocher, professor of English and director of the creative writing program at the University of Colorado Boulder, recently won a prestigious PEN Literary Award. Kocher won the PEN Open Book Award for her book of poems titled “domina Un/blued.” Publisher Tupelo Press describes “domina Un/blued” as a work that “dislocates the traditional slave [...]

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UCCS University Development adds staff

Three staff members recently joined the UCCS Office of University Development to assist private fundraising efforts for the campus. The three are: Tom Dewar, senior director; Ella Fahrlander, associate director; and Susie Sargent, program manager. Dewar will work with local, state and national private foundations to support fundraising initiatives. He brings more than 30 years [...]

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Sheehan, Zhong, Woods elected American Geophysical Union Fellows

Three CU-Boulder scientists recently were elected American Geophysical Union Fellows. The honorees are:  Anne Sheehan, professor in the Department of Geological Sciences; Shijie Zhong, professor in the Department of Physics; and Senior Research Associate Tom Woods of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. The 2014 AGU Fellows were honored for their “exceptional scientific contributions [...]

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Qualls to receive CONA Award

Sara Qualls, Kramer Family Professor of Aging Studies, Department of Psychology at UCCS, will receive the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Aging CONA Award on Aug. 9. The award for outstanding achievement is presented annually to recognize psychologists and friends of psychology who have made significant contributions to the mission of the Committee on Aging [...]

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Obituary: Chip Ridgway

E. Chester “Chip” Ridgway, M.D., of the CU School of Medicine died July 31, 2014. Click here to read Dean Richard Krugman’s letter to colleagues. A memorial event will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. Click here for details. UPDATED AUG. 13: Here’s a link to coverage of last week’s memorial event.  

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CU sets new benchmark for private support

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Private contributions to the University of Colorado have set a new annual record for the institution, which benefited from $298.4 million in support from individuals, foundations and corporations for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2014.

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Changes to 15 system policies take effect this month

Fifteen system policy changes

The Office of Policy and Efficiency (OPE) has announced changes to 15 administrative policy statements (APS) from the areas of academic affairs, administration and general, fiscal, information technology and human resources – including three policy rescissions, nine policy revisions and three new policies.

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BioFrontiers Institute launches inaugural Sie Post-doctoral Fellowship Program

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The BioFrontiers Institute at CU has launched its inaugural Sie Post-doctoral Fellowship Program in affiliation with the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

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Boulder Campus Staff Council takes stock of year’s accomplishments

Each committee of Boulder Campus Staff Council was asked to submit an annual summary of activity and accomplishments to the full council for review to assess how effectively the committees worked to further the council’s missio

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Leeds School: At midyear, Colorado poised for continued growth

Leeds School: At midyear, Colorado poised for continued growth

The Colorado economy continues to outperform the U.S. economy and grow at a magnitude that slightly exceeds previous expectations, according to the midyear economic outlook released by CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. Colorado’s employment is up by 3 percent year-over-year from May 2013 to May 2014. A total gain of 68,000 jobs in Colorado is [...]

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In memoriam

Names of University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder James E. Faulkner, 69, classified staff retiree. June 14, 2014. Carol S. Mills, 79, classified staff retiree. July 4, 2014. CU Anschutz Medical Campus Mary C. Abeyta, 55, classified staff retiree. June 24, 2014. Daniel Gregory Ern, 47, classified [...]

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COLTT readies event app for 2014 conference

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The Zerista app will give COLTT attendees the ability to build a custom schedule, search and sort directories of attendees and speakers, engage in social media discussions and direct messaging, and much more.

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Orientation improvement, professional development among staff goals for coming year

Boulder Campus Staff Council sets goals at annual retreat

Boulder Campus Staff Council recently reviewed this past year’s accomplishments and set goals for FY2015.

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Tenure list: June 2014

Some 105 faculty members across the system were granted tenure, effective this summer.

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CU-Boulder-led team identifies fossils of tiny, unknown hedgehog

CU-Boulder-led team identifies fossils of tiny, unknown hedgehog

Meet perhaps the tiniest hedgehog species ever: Silvacola acares. Its roughly 52-million-year-old fossil remains were recently identified by a University of Colorado Boulder-led team working in British Columbia. The hedgehog’s scientific name means “tiny forest dweller,” said CU-Boulder Associate Professor Jaelyn Eberle of the geological sciences department, lead author on the study. The creature — [...]

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Kennedy named a Pew Scholar

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Matthew J. Kennedy, assistant professor of pharmacology in the School of Medicine, has been named a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. He is one of 22 early-career researchers to receive the honor this year from the Pew Charitable Trusts. The scholars will receive flexible funding to investigate some of the world’s most pressing problems [...]

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Thweatt named CU-Boulder vice chancellor for administration

Steve Thweatt has been named vice chancellor for administration at CU-Boulder, effective July 1. Thweatt has been serving as interim vice chancellor for administration since March 15. The vice chancellor for administration supervises a division of almost 700 employees and oversees an annual operating budget of $112 million. Areas of responsibility include campus construction, facilities [...]

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Potter named interim dean of Graduate School at CU Denver

Terry Potter, professor of immunology, has been named interim dean of the Graduate School at CU Denver. Potter replaces Barry Shur, who recently retired. Potter has been a member of the Department of Immunology at National Jewish Health and the School of Medicine since 1988.  

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Sharing of better business practices on display at annual expo

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CU Shared Practices (CUSP) held its fourth annual Expo and Awards Ceremony June 13 at 1800 Grant St.

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CU to review retirement plans

CU to review retirement plans

Employee Services is undertaking a study to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the 401(a) and 403(b) savings plans, which have not been extensively reviewed in more than 20 years.

Denver philanthropist Frederic C. Hamilton donates $3 million to CU Anschutz

He committed his support for research and patient care with a multi-year, $3 million gift in May to support two major campus initiatives.

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Employee feedback helps improve Benefits Enrollment tool

Employee feedback helps improve Benefits Enrollment tool

Work is underway to develop CU’s Benefits Enrollment tool for year-round use, which will accommodate employees with major life events.

Board of Regents meeting coverage

CU Connections will be updated with meeting coverage through the end of this week.

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English alumnus Dick Shahan donates funds to celebrate Boulder and support graduate students

English alumnus Dick Shahan

English alumnus Dick Shahan recently made a $75,000 gift commitment to CU-Boulder — $50,000 of which has established an endowment to create the Dick Shahan CU-Boulder Undergraduate Writing Competition, expected to generate an annual prize of $2,000 for a prose piece that features Boulder. The additional $25,000 will fund the Shahan Graduate Fellowships in the CU-Boulder English Department, providing an annual $1,000 [...]

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Pollock shares education style with CU Advocates

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CU-Boulder physics professor Steven Pollock, named a 2013 U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, spoke to a group of about 80 CU Advocates during a June 17 program at 1800 Grant St. Following an introduction in which his [...]

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Update: Social climate survey shows many positives, some room for improvement

The University of Colorado has a tolerant, respectful social climate, according to a recent systemwide survey requested by the Board of Regents, though some areas present opportunities for improvement.

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Lee honored for leadership

Terry Lee, assistant vice president and chief risk officer for the University of Colorado system, recently received the RMI Leadership Award, an honor that is given to an individual who has been instrumental in the success of the Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) Program. Lee, who has been associated with the RMI Program from its [...]

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Bunn earns 2014 Giants of Cancer Care award

University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator Paul A. Bunn Jr., a University of Colorado Center Center investigator, is one of 16 people nationwide selected by oncology industry peers for remarkable achievements in research and/or clinical practice, and has been honored with one of the 2014 “Giants of Cancer Care” awards. The awards, which recognize and [...]

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CU leads fifth class of Boettcher Investigators

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Each early career scientist will receive a grant of $225,000 to further groundbreaking work that holds promise for improving human health.

Bollard continuing as VP for academic affairs

Kathleen Bollard will remain as the vice president for academic affairs in system administration after President Bruce Benson asked her to take on a modified role rather than return to teaching and research full time, which she originally planned.

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Advancement structure undergoing changes as vice president departs

The evolution of CU’s fundraising operations continued this month with changes to reporting structure at campuses and system administration, as well as the departure of the vice president for advancement.

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Be Colorado wraps successful biometric screening event

A total of 7,667 CU Health Plan medical plan participants partook and provided an overwhelming amount of positive feedback regarding their experience.

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CU-Boulder moves forward on Title IX officer with appointment of Valerie Simons

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University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano on Tuesday announced that CU-Boulder has hired education and civil rights lawyer Valerie Simons to serve as the director of institutional equity and compliance, effective July 22. The newly created position, which includes the role of Title IX coordinator for the campus, reports directly to DiStefano and [...]

CU announces Technology Transfer Awards for CU Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

The University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office (TTO) on June 2 presented awards to University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus researchers, companies and advisers who best represent both the spirit of innovation at CU and best practices in commercialization of university technologies. In the last two decades, inventions by researchers from CU’s four [...]

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Arthur named development chief at CU Anschutz

Following a national search, the University of Colorado has named Scott Arthur as vice chancellor for advancement at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, a role he began last week. Arthur brings 15 years of experience as a fundraising leader at major medical institutions and nonprofits. Most recently, he has been vice president of constituent giving [...]

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Birzer appointed second Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy at CU-Boulder

Bradley J. Birzer has been appointed the second Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy, the University of Colorado Boulder announced last week. Birzer, a professor of history and the Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American Studies at Hillsdale College in Michigan, will begin his one-year appointment beginning in fall 2014. “Dr. Birzer brings impressive [...]

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Cittelly honored by Endocrine Society

Diana Cittelly, an assistant professor of research in the Pathology Department at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, has received a Future Leaders Advancing Research in Endocrinology (FLARE) Internship Award from the Endocrine Society. Her research focuses on the hormonal regulation of the brain microenvironment during progression of metastatic cancers. The FLARE Program, which launched in [...]

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Berning’s innovative cooking program wins award

Jacqueline R. Berning, professor and chair of the health science department at UCCS and a registered dietitian nutritionist, has been named the recipient of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation’s 2014 Mary Abbott Hess Award for Recognition of an Innovative Food and Nutrition Effort. The Hess award annually recognizes original work – such as [...]

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Pam Shockley-Zalabak, UCCS chancellor, received the S. Jerrard “Jerry” Smith Community Service Award from Pikes Peak United Way during a June 3 lunch at The Broadmoor. The award is named for the late United Way CEO who introduced the 2-1-1 assistance line and started the process for the Quality of Life indicators. The award goes [...]

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In memoriam

Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder David T. Flaherty, 61, faculty. April 30, 2014. Loren S. Greiner, 59, faculty retiree. April 30, 2014. CU Denver Christopher M. Utz, 41, faculty. May 15, 2014. CU Anschutz Medical Campus David Armstrong, 48, classified staff. [...]

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New CU study illuminates how cancer-killing gene may actually work

Scientists armed with a supercomputer and a vast trove of newly collected data on the body’s most potent “tumor suppressor” gene have created the best map yet of how the gene works, an accomplishment that could lead to new techniques for fighting cancers, which are adept at disabling the gene in order to thrive. Scientists [...]

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Obituary: Clarence ‘Skip’ Ellis

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Clarence “Skip” Ellis, Clarence “Skip” Ellis, much-loved Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, died unexpectedly on May 18, 2014. He was 71. He grew up in a poor part of Chicago as one of five children. Winning a scholarship to Beloit College in 1960 launched him on a lifelong passion for [...]

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Accolades announced for School of Medicine educators

The School of Medicine 2014 Annual Golden Stethoscope Preceptors Awards were announced last week, honoring 11 for their excellence in clinical education and recognizing the preceptors’ outstanding contributions to the next generation of physicians. Students nominate their preceptors. This year’s recipients are: Emergency Medicine – J.P. Brewer; Family Medicine – Daniel Kortsch; Internal Medicine – [...]

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Marc Moss, professor of medicine at CU’s School of Medicine, was elected secretary-treasurer of the American Thoracic Society for 2014-15. The election puts him on a path to become president of the group in 2017-18. In addition to Moss, other society board members from Colorado are Robin Deterding, professor of pediatrics and chair of the [...]

New crowdfunding platform will support projects by students, faculty, staff

New crowdfunding platform will support projects by students, faculty, staff

Eight teams of CU-Boulder students, faculty and staff have created campaigns with specific project funding goals, deliverables and timelines.

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Boulder Campus Staff Council hosts annual staff appreciation event

Boulder Campus Staff Council hosts annual staff appreciation event

Where were you when President Nixon resigned, Gerald Ford became the 38th president and John Denver’s “Sunshine On My Shoulders” was a No. 1 hit? Turns out then-assistant professor Philip DiStefano was starting his career at CU.

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Stories of support shared at CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Stories of support shared at CU Anschutz Medical Campus

On May 15, nearly 100 current and retired CU Anschutz Medical Campus faculty and staff attended an annual luncheon honoring peers who make financial gifts to the University of Colorado.

Board of Regents committee to hear proposal for new parking garage near Folsom Field

Board of Regents committee to hear proposal for new parking garage near Folsom Field

CU-Boulder campus administration will soon propose the construction of a 570- to 600-space garage to be located under the new Athletics indoor practice facility near Folsom Field. Administrators will first present the proposal to the Board of Regents’ Capital Construction Subcommittee on June 5. If approved, it’s expected the full board will vote on the [...]

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Rising Leaders in Education program focuses on nurturing future teachers

Rising Leaders in Education program focuses on nurturing future teachers

As part of nurturing students to become teachers, the CU Denver School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) offers programs to develop, train and prepare teachers for classrooms. Last week, SEHD honored leaders in the Denver Public Schools with strong academic promise, leadership skills and a passion for educational equity. The Rising Leaders in Education [...]

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Schwartz receives Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Annual Award

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David Schwartz, M.D., an internationally recognized scientist and physician and one of the foremost experts in the genetics of pulmonary disease, recently was honored with a Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Annual Award, which sometimes is referred to as “Colorado’s Nobel Prize.” Schwartz is chair of the Department of Medicine, and professor of medicine and immunology at the [...]

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Anseth group receives patent

A research group led by Kristi Anseth – Distinguished Professor and Tisone Professor of chemical and biological engineering (ChBE) as well as associate faculty director of the Colorado Initiative in Molecular Biotechnology/BioFrontiers Institute – recently received a patent for a technique to create highly customizable hydrogel materials, which can be used in many biomedical applications [...]

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Myers receives Robert L. Oakley Memorial Scholarship

Carla Myers, assistant professor in the Kraemer Family Library at UCCS, recently was awarded the Robert L. Oakley Memorial Scholarship by the American Library Association. The scholarship supports research and advanced study for early- to-mid-career librarians who are interested in intellectual property, public policy and copyright issues. The scholarship awards $1,000 and is named in [...]

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Students, faculty participate in Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance competition

Thirty-three UCCS students under the direction of Tracy Gonzalez-Padron, associate professor, College of Business, and director of the campus Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, served as evaluators for the annual Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance awards program April 10. As evaluators, the students performed background research such as on-site visits and interviews, and provided written summaries [...]

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For career changers, CU-Boulder program offers potential path to School of Medicine

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The University of Colorado Boulder’s Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program is finishing its third year with an expected 16 nontraditional students one step closer to applying for medical schools.

‘Challenging session’ at Capitol brings good outcomes for CU

‘Challenging session’ at Capitol brings good outcomes for CU

Last week brought the end of the 2014 state legislative session, a stretch that produced a long-awaited boost in state funding for CU and other higher education institutions, as well as a slate of CU-initiated bills that await the governor’s signature.

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CU-Boulder, Mesa County team up to make snow-depth data free to water managers, farmers, public

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A University of Colorado Boulder professor who developed a clever method to measure snow depth using GPS signals is collaborating with Western Slope officials to make the data freely available to a variety of users on a daily basis. CU-Boulder aerospace engineering sciences professor Kristine Larson and her colleagues discovered in 2009 that GPS signals [...]

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DiStefano honored for 40 years of service to CU-Boulder

DiStefano honored for 40 years of service to CU-Boulder

Staff who have given decades of service to the University of Colorado Boulder were honored May 6 at the 38th Annual Years of Service banquet, and the event provided the perfect opportunity for a surprise celebration of Chancellor Philip DiStefano’s 40 years on the Boulder campus. The chancellor began his career in the School of [...]

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UCCS welcomes six new faculty, staff in April

Six faculty or staff members joined UCCS in April. They are: Sarah Aguilera, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences student success coordinator – Lamar; Dalin Gilland-Green, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences student success coordinator –Pueblo; Erin Fowler, clinical therapist, Trauma, Health and Hazards Center; Patricia Hunter, nurse practitioner, Student Health Center; Amy [...]

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Ann Komara, associate professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) at CU Denver, presented a paper at the 67th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians in Austin, Texas on April 11. Her presentation was “Wilderness Playground: Image and Reception, Rocky Mountain National Park.” … CAP colleague Amir [...]

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Merit increases announced for classified staff

Classified Staff Merit Increases

Classified staff at the University of Colorado will receive a 2.5 percent cost of living adjustment effective July 1, 2014.

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Social Climate Survey set to conclude on Sunday

A reminder email with notification of the survey closing was distributed Wednesday. CU faculty, staff and students have only a few more days to provide their input.

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Career Development Office at Leeds School of Business receives $500,000 gift

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Career development at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business will benefit from a $500,000 commitment from Phillips 66, an energy manufacturing and logistics company.

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Popular ‘Learn With Purpose’ button wall invites downtown passers-by to catch campus spirit

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They were destined to be together: The interactive CU Denver button wall and Denver’s vibrant 16th Street Mall. Judging by the reaction to the button wall—the buttons were nearly picked clean on the first day—the installation is a smashing success. Button wall a hit on 16th Street Mall: Mall passers-by got their first gander of the billboard-sized wall [...]

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International team maps nearly 200,000 glaciers in quest of sea-level rise estimates

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An international team led by glaciologists from the University of Colorado Boulder and Trent University in Ontario, Canada, has completed the first mapping of virtually all of the world’s glaciers — including their locations and sizes — allowing for calculations of their volumes and ongoing contributions to global sea rise as the world warms. The [...]

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A family’s loss turns into a message about drug interactions

A family’s loss turns into a message about drug interactions

A family that lost a loved one to a combination of prescription drugs is working with University of Colorado’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CU SSPPS) to prevent similar deaths. James Patrick “JP” Carroll was 26 years-old when he passed away in his sleep because of a mixture of prescribed anti-anxiety medications and [...]

Wee receives fellowship in Sweden

Bryan Wee, assistant professor in geography and environmental sciences and STEM Education at CU Denver, has been awarded a research fellowship from Stockholm University, Sweden. He will spend the next academic year at their Center for Teaching and Learning in the Social Sciences to further his research on cross-cultural comparisons of children’s environmental views. In [...]

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Obituary: W. Leo Hill

W. Leo Hill – a longtime leader at CU and the CU Foundation, as well as a student athlete, city manager, successful banker and community leader – died May 4, 2014. He was 90. He had lived at Frasier Meadows Retirement Community in Boulder for the past 10 years. In August 1958, Hill became the [...]

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In memoriam

Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder Akira Endo, 75, faculty retiree. April 3, 2014. William V. Fleming, 80, classified staff. April 18, 2014. Eugene S. Gollin, 92, faculty retiree emeritus. April 5, 2014. Forrest W. Williams, 89, faculty [...]

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Rural microbes could boost city dwellers’ health, according to new paper involving CU-Boulder

Rural microbes could boost city dwellers’ health, according to new paper involving CU-Boulder

The greater prevalence of asthma, allergies and other chronic inflammatory disorders among people of lower socioeconomic status might be due in part to their reduced exposure to the microbes that thrive in rural environments, according to a new scientific paper co-authored by a University of Colorado Boulder researcher. The article, published in the journal Clinical [...]

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Tenure list: April 2014

At its meeting Wednesday at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, the Board of Regents approved tenure for three faculty members.

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Lisa Feldman selected as CU annual giving chief

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Following a national search, the University of Colorado has named Lisa Feldman as assistant vice president of annual giving for the Office of Advancement, a role she begins today. Feldman brings a strong track record and more than 20 years of broad-based development experience to the position. Most recently, Feldman served as executive director for [...]

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Leinwand elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Leslie Leinwand, chief scientific officer for CU-Boulder’s BioFrontiers Institute and a professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, has been selected as a member of the 2014 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which honors the leading “thinkers and doers” from each generation, including scientists, scholars, writers and artists. Leinwand is an [...]

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Lore to receive two prestigious awards

Peggy Lore, assistant vice chancellor of student success at CU Denver, recently was named one of the 2014 Asian American Heroes of Colorado. The award recognizes Asian Americans in Colorado who make a difference in the state’s communities and beyond. An awards event is scheduled for May 24; Lore and fellow awardees will be featured [...]

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Several at School of Medicine honored

Several faculty members of the School of Medicine recently received awards. Michael Kappy, professor of pediatrics, recently received the 2014 James E. Strain Award, which is bestowed annually to a Children’s Hospital Colorado practitioner who exemplifies the ideals of the American Academy of Pediatrics and its advocacy for child health. The Century Award, which recognizes [...]

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Charlene Lydick, director of procurement operations for system administration’s Procurement Service Center, recently was elected to serve on the board of the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP). The three-year term begins in May. NAEP is dedicated to the advancement of excellence in the purchasing profession servicing higher education and associated communities. Lydick will represent [...]

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Social Climate Survey set to relaunch

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A revamped CU Social Climate Survey is expected to be distributed this week after the Board of Regents and administrators made changes to the instrument in the wake of concerns about the previous version’s level of identifying information.

CU Health Plan rates increase modestly for 2014-15 fiscal year

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The CU Health Plan will increase the overall cost of its benefits plans to a rate below the state and national averages—meaning CU employees will see modest increases to their health care rates in the 2014-15 fiscal year.

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Three exceptional CU educators awarded high honors

The title of President’s Teaching Scholar signifies CU’s highest recognition of excellence in and commitment to learning and teaching, as well as active, substantial contributions to scholarly work.

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Faculty, staff, students recognized for inclusive excellence

Awardees for 2014 will be recognized at a reception from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 2 in the first floor conference room at 1800 Grant St. All are invited to attend; RSVP by Tuesday, April 29, to academicaffairs@cu.edu.

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Mary Mercer bequest to help medical students in need

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With only $250 to her name for tuition upon enrolling in the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1932, Mary E. Mercer (’43) several times had to suspend her medical education to earn money in various jobs before finally graduating 11 years later, at a time when few women earned M.D.s.

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Molnar honored as 2014 Distinguished Research Lecturer

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Peter Molnar of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder has been selected as the 2014 Distinguished Research Lecturer. Few scientists have consistently tackled as broad a spectrum of challenging problems in the physics of the Earth at a fundamental level. What [...]

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Tomback receives prestigious fellowship

Diana Tomback, professor and associate chair of integrative biology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, is the recipient of a Charles Bullard fellowship in Forest Research from Harvard University. Tomback will be spending the spring semester and summer of 2015 based in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology collaborating with a [...]

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Ken Schroeppel, instructor and director of Professional Engagement for Planning at the College of Architectue and Planning at CU Denver, recently gave three one-hour walking tours of the Denver Union Station project. On March 20 and 22, he guided 75 people as a fundraiser for the Denver Architectural Foundation and, specifically, Doors Open Denver (DoD). [...]

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Record $10 million Colorado Law commitment will establish two faculty chairs

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Byron Chrisman (’66), perhaps one of the University of Colorado Boulder Law School’s most unlikely success stories, attributes his success as a tax attorney and real estate developer to his experience at Colorado Law.

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Fundraising for new athletics facilities celebrated at spring football game

Fundraising for new athletics facilities celebrated at spring football game

The University of Colorado Boulder plans to break ground May 12 on several new athletics facilities and upgrades to Folsom Field after a record-breaking year of private donations.

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UCCS students receive first John Suthers Scholarship

The scholarship was funded through donations to the CU Foundation and will support up to two students majoring in criminal justice annually.

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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to visit CU-Boulder Friday

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to visit CU-Boulder Friday

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will give a free public talk Friday at CU-Boulder, speaking on America’s space program and the challenges and opportunities the space agency will encounter as it moves through the 21st century. The talk, titled “NASA’s Roadmap to Tomorrow’s Missions,” will be at CU-Boulder’s East Stadium Club on the east side of [...]

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Orr named producing artistic director of Shakespeare Fest

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Timothy Orr has been hired as the producing artistic director of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival at the University of Colorado Boulder. Orr has served as interim director since February 2013 and was hired at the conclusion of a nationwide search for a permanent director. Orr has been with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival as a performer [...]

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Hankiewicz receives honor from Tech Transfer Office

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Janusz Hankiewicz, a member of the University of Colorado’s BioFrontiers Center and a research associate at UCCS, received the UCCS New Inventor of the Year Award from the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) for his efforts in developing and commercializing new medical imaging contrast agents. Hankiewicz’s research focuses on diagnostic medical imaging techniques like magnetic resonance [...]

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Golkowski receives major NSF CAREER Award

Mark Golkowski, assistant professor of electrical engineering at the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU Denver, has received a $456,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award. This award will support Golkowski’s idea for using the popularity of smartphones to demystify engineering and science material known to intimidate students. [...]

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Samantha Bruner, alumni relations with the College of Business at UCCS, recently received the Leadership Pikes Peak 2014 Emerging Leader Award. Bruner was cited for her work with the College of Business as well as with a business she operates, Colorado Springs Food Tours, and a Leadership Pikes Peak alumni advisory board. She is a [...]

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Campus to commemorate Ludlow Massacre centennial with series of events

Ludlow Massacre’s impact remains vivid

In southern Colorado on April 20, 1914, fighting broke out between a camp of striking coal miners and an alliance between the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company and the Colorado National Guard. In the end, at least 18 miners and their family members were dead. The event galvanized national efforts to promote higher labor standards [...]

Social Climate Survey to return soon

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The CU Board of Regents is expected to launch a revised and updated Social Climate Survey in the coming days after Faculty Council expressed concerns about the level of identifying information in the original version that was distributed to the University of Colorado community last week.

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A century later, Ludlow Massacre’s impact remains vivid

Ludlow Massacre’s impact remains vivid

“Re-collecting Ludlow,” a panel discussion to commemorate the launch of the Colorado Coal Digital Collection, is set for 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in Room M549 of the Norlin Library at CU-Boulder.

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Shay named dean of CU-Boulder College of Music

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Robert Shay, currently director of the School of Music at the University of Missouri in Columbia, has been appointed to the position of dean for the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder. His appointment will begin Sept. 1. “I have long considered the CU-Boulder College of Music one of the leading programs [...]

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Du, George receive patents

The CU Technology Transfer Office recently announced that patents have been granted to university researchers. Yiping Du of the CU Denver departments of psychiatry and audiology has been granted a patent for a novel MRI technique to collect images of both arterial and venous vasculature in a single scan. This technique allows for faster and [...]

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Beall participates in conference, training workshop in Iraq

Jeffrey Beall, associate professor at CU Denver and Scholarly Initiatives librarian for the Auraria Campus, recently returned from Iraq. He traveled to the Middle East to help conduct a conference and workshop. The three-day event in Erbil was presented by the Institute of International Education (IIE, the company that manages the Fulbright Program) and sponsored [...]

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Sandra Reno, associate director for international programs, Office of International Affairs at UCCS, recently completed the 2013 National Association of Foreign Student Advisers Academy for International Education. The yearlong program is designed to help participants gain a thorough understanding of international education through a series of structured training events, personalized learning goals, professional networking opportunities, [...]

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Social Climate Survey underway

Social Climate Survey underway

The Social Climate Survey, which requires about 10 minutes to finish, must be accessed via a link included in emails that were sent systemwide on Wednesday.

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Q&A: Michel Chonchol

Q&A: Michel Chonchol

Since 2008, he has served as the Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension. In 2012, he was promoted to professor and has served as Director of the End Stage Renal Disease program since 2013.

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Kathleen Sebelius to give keynote at CU’s Conference on World Affairs

Kathleen Sebelius to give keynote at CU’s Conference on World Affairs

Sebelius’ address, “The Globalization of Health,” will be presented at 11:30 a.m. Monday in Macky Auditorium. All of the conference’s 200 panel discussions, performances and plenaries are free and open to the public.

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Galleries of Contemporary Art to open Destiny Manifest

Galleries of Contemporary Art to open Destiny Manifest

The Galleries of Contemporary Art on Friday will open Destiny Manifest, a multimedia visual art exhibit, at GOCA121, 121 S. Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs. Destiny Manifest features Montreal-based Isabelle Hayeur and Colorado-based Holly Parker Dearborn. A public talk with both artists, as well as a UCCS Sustainability Office student representative, is scheduled for [...]

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CU-Boulder prepares for flood season, will test campus text-messaging system today

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The University of Colorado Boulder today will test the CU-Boulder Alerts system on to raise awareness of how the campus community will be notified in case of an emergency. The test will include text messages, emails, social media and website announcements. Annual testing of emergency notification systems is required by the Clery Act, a federal [...]

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Yoshinaga-Itano to be honored for research

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Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, professor of audiology at CU-Boulder, will be honored by the Lake Drive Foundation for Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Mountain Lakes, N.J. , for her research, which sparked universal newborn hearing screenings and revolutionized the early intervention movement. According to the foundation, millions of newborns worldwide are screened for [...]

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Yin, Watkins awarded patent for novel medication

Two CU-Boulder faculty members, Hang ‘Hubert’ Yin (chemistry and  biochemistry) and Linda Watkins (psychology and neuroscience), recently received a patent for novel drugs modulating the toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling pathway. The drugs are useful as an independent treatment for chronic pain, and can also be used to help make opioid painkillers (such as Percocet [...]

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McNowns in Malaysia via Fulbright awards

Lauri McNown, senior instructor of political science at CU-Boulder, is in Penang, Malaysia, on a Fulbright Specialist Award. She has been working with INTI College in their American Studies Program, lecturing on U.S. government as well as reviewing curricular issues for the college. During the fall semester, she taught on the Atlantic Voyage of the [...]

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Gillette named to state board by governor

Shannon Elizabeth Gillette, a coordinator at the Department of Pediatrics at CU Denver, has been named to the Sickle-Cell Anemia Board by Gov. John Hickenlooper. The Governor’s Advisory Board on Sickle-Cell Anemia consults with and provides direction to staff and faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Sickle Cell Treatment and Research Center, [...]

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Lee, Button earn Quality Matters recognition

Sherry Lee, senior instructor at Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at UCCS, and Linda Button, instructor in the College of Education, recently were notified that the online courses they teach received Quality Matters recognition. Quality Matters is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered peer review process designed to highlight the quality of online courses and [...]

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Joe Wehrman, associate professor in UCCS’s College of Education, contributed to a chapter in a newly published book, “Career Counseling Across the Lifespan: Community, School and Higher Education.” Wehrman contributed to a chapter on career assessment electronic portfolios for professional counselors. The book is published by Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, N.C. For more information, visit [...]

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In memoriam

Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder Janette Klingner, 60, School of Education professor. March 20, 2014. Read more here. CU Anschutz Medical Campus David W. Talmage, 94, faculty retiree emeritus. March 6, 2014. Read more here.

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Higher ed funding bill being revised after concerns expressed

Higher ed funding bill being revised after concerns expressed

A proposed change to how state funding is distributed among higher education institutions is being modified partly in response to concerns expressed by leaders at the University of Colorado.

With help of device developed at CU, new glaucoma procedure could offer patients non-drug, non-surgical option

With help of device developed at CU, new glaucoma procedure could offer patients non-drug, non-surgical option

OcuTherix, Inc. and the University of Colorado (CU) have completed an exclusive license that will allow the company to continue developing a new non-invasive procedure for the treatment of glaucoma that uses patent-pending technology developed at CU. Glaucoma is a leading cause of worldwide blindness, and is treated by lowering the fluid pressure inside the [...]

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Basketball pool picks not going so great? Here is why, says CU-Boulder math professor

Office basketball pool picks not going so great?

It took 48 games for the first and second rounds of the 64-team NCAA men’s basketball tournament to be decided, and millions of fans are deliriously awaiting the Sweet 16 to commence today. But is there anyone left among the tournament pickers still in the hunt for Warren Buffet’s $1 billion offer for filling out [...]

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The envelopes, please: Smiles unsealed at Match Day 2014

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The annual Match Day festivities for CU School of Medicine students launched with hugs, laughter and lots of photo-taking, filling the 90 minutes between check-in at the Grand Hyatt ballroom in downtown Denver and the envelope-opening that unveiled for each fourth-year medical student where they would go next. The students, accompanied by family and friends, [...]

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Matias receives national award for education research

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Cheryl Matias, an assistant professor in the School of Education and Human Development at CU Denver, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the American Educational Research Association Division K Innovations in Research on Diversity in Teacher Education Award. The award recognizes research that demonstrates innovation in addressing issues of diversity in teaching and/or [...]

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Montoya receives Fulbright Specialist grant for work in Colombia

Lupita Montoya, assistant professor in the Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering Department and affiliated faculty in the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities at CU-Boulder, has been awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant for spring 2014 at La Salle University in Bogota, Colombia. Through the grant, Montoya will consult with faculty about air quality challenges [...]

Pielke to contribute to new website

Roger Pielke Jr., a professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado Boulder who also directs CU’s Center for Science, Technology, Policy and Research, will be a contributing writer for FiveThirtyEight, a data journalism website that launched earlier this month. The editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight, an ESPN blog, is Nate Silver, a statistician and writer [...]

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Bowman-led group receives patent

A research group led by Christopher Bowman of the CU-Boulder Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, recently received a patent for an improved method of detecting molecular recognition events, for use in diagnostic and environmental sensing applications. This patent is part of a portfolio of intellectual property generated by this group covering technology that uses polymeric [...]

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Fernald’s work featured in journal cover story

The work of Doug Fernald, a senior instructor, BIGHORN Director, and CaReNet Assistant Director at the School of Medicine, is featured in the cover story of AHRQ’s Research Activities. Fernald’s research includes health assessments and practice transformation. He developed “Health Assessments in Primary Care: A How-To Guide for Clinicians and Staff” to help medical professionals [...]

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Social Climate Survey set to begin in April

Social Climate Survey set to begin in April

In a letter expected to be delivered today to the university community, Board of Regents Chairman Michael Carrigan and President Bruce Benson are asking for broad participation in the survey, which is aimed at determining how well CU is promoting diversity in all its forms.

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Obituary: Stephen Alexander Fischer-Galati

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Stephen Alexander Fischer-Galati, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in History at the University of Colorado Boulder, died peacefully on March 10, 2014, in Boulder. He was 89. Born in Romania on April 15, 1924, to Dr. Theodore and Cecilie Fischer-Galati, he escaped the country with his family during the early stages of World War II, finishing his [...]

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Regents recognize commitment, service of exceptional individuals

Balsells, Claman, Hill, Pinchuk and Schroffel to be recognized at commencement ceremonies this spring.

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CU-Boulder alum Steve Swanson heading for space station

University of Colorado Boulder alumnus and NASA astronaut Steve Swanson

On Tuesday, he’ll blast off with two Russian crewmates for the International Space Station, his third mission to the orbiting facility.

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Student dance raises more than $7,000 for nonprofit children’s cancer organization

CU Denver students recently ‘put on their dancin’ shoes’ and kept time to the music as part of an effort to raise money for Brent’s Place. The mission at Brent’s Place is to help children living with cancer by providing housing and programs through community partnerships. At Brent’s Place families are offered hope and healing [...]

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Study on lunar crater counting shows crowdsourcing effective, accurate tool

Study on lunar crater counting shows crowdsourcing effective, accurate tool

If Galileo were still alive and kicking, he might want to take a selfie with some of the thousands of citizen scientists all around the world for their surprisingly accurate work of counting craters on the pock-marked moon. A new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder showed that as a group, volunteer counters [...]

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DiStefano appointed to Colorado Innovation Network (COIN) advisory board

Chancellor Philip DiStefano  has been appointed to the advisory board of the Colorado Innovation Network (COIN),  an organization launched by Gov. John Hickenlooper in 2011 to encourage public-private collaboration in industries expected to create new jobs. COIN is a privately funded organization in the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. It describes itself [...]

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Greenwood authors study on outsourcing public services

Daphne T. Greenwood, professor in the Department of Economics and director of the Colorado Center for Policy Studies based at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, authored a groundbreaking study on the trend of state and local governments contracting public services to private corporations. The study, released March 11, says governments more often are choosing [...]

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Rumack to receive honor from American College of Radiology

Carol Rumack, School of Medicine professor of radiology and pediatrics and associate dean for graduate medical education, will receive the Gold Medal from the American College of Radiology in April in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes individuals for distinguished and extraordinary service to the ACR or to the discipline of radiology. Rumack is only the [...]

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Vu receives Google research grant

Tam Vu, assistant professor in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at CU Denver, recently received a $54,887 award from Google. This award fosters the collaboration between Google and Mobile and the Networked System Lab in the CU Denver College of Engineering Department of Computer Science. Vu’s project, “One Ring to Rule Them All,” [...]

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D’Ambrosia recognized with diversity award

Robert D. D’Ambrosia, professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedics at the School of Medicine, was presented the 2014 Diversity Award recently by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The Diversity Award recognizes members of AAOS who have distinguished themselves through their outstanding commitment to making orthopedics more representative of and accessible to [...]

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Rosenwinkel films receive international applause

Hans Rosenwinkel, College of Arts and Media associate professor in the Department of Theater, Film, and Video Production at CU Denver, recently was involved with two significant projects. He produced, filmed and edited a new 13-part, half-hour episodic series and six one-hour shows, titled “Expedition China: Search for Shangri La.” Rosenwinkel said the result reflects [...]

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  Josephine Benavidez, general professional, Pre Collegiate Development Program at UCCS, received the Cynthia Gayles Award on March 14 at the College in Colorado Ninth Annual Pre-Collegiate Conference at the Tivoli Center in Denver. The award recognizes dedication to student achievement and includes a $1,000 award. It is presented annually in memory of Cynthia Gayles, [...]

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CU boasts top-ranked graduate programs

CU boasts top-ranked graduate programs

CU-Boulder’s atomic/molecular/optical physics program holds the top spot nationally; dozens others also earn high ratings.

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Transforming Gender Symposium this weekend at CU-Boulder

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Organizers and co-sponsors are committed to addressing equality, support, visibility and scholarship for transgender, gender nonconforming, and intersex people.

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University Counsel outlines requirements related to marijuana research

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No CU faculty members have authority to perform research without complying with the requirements.

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Advanced Conductor Technologies commercializing CU high-performance, superconducting cable

Advanced Conductor Technologies commercializing CU high-performance, superconducting cable

Advanced Conductor Technologies LLC and the University of Colorado have completed an exclusive license agreement that allows the company to continue its work developing high-temperature superconducting cables to provide flexible, high-current density power transmission. High-temperature superconducting (HTS) cables were initially developed for use in metropolitan electrical networks because of their efficiency and large transmission capacity. [...]

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Ethics of digital media to be examined at symposium this weekend

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Students, scholars and media professionals will discuss media “in the fast-paced world of digital journalism” at a University of Colorado Boulder symposium Friday and Saturday. CU-Boulder’s Journalism and Mass Communication program will host the conference including two talks that are free and open to the public. Jay Rosen will give one of the talks at [...]

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Penuel named a 2014 AERA Fellow

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William R. Penuel, a professor of educational psychology and learning sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Penuel and 21 other scholars were selected based on their notable and sustained research achievements. The Fellows were nominated by their peers, selected by the [...]

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Teri Switzer, dean, Kraemer Family Library at UCCS, served on the 2014 H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development jury of the American Library Association. The jury recently selected the Martin County (Fla.) Library System to receive a grant to improve library customer service. The grant will be awarded at the American Library Association Annual Conference scheduled [...]

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Jefferson Awards celebrate well-rounded excellence

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This year’s award winners – two faculty members, a staff professional and two students – were chosen for embodying and advancing the ideals of Thomas Jefferson.

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CU expands to south metro Denver

CU expands to south metro Denver

The University of Colorado and The Wildlife Experience, the largest cultural institution in Douglas County, will collaborate to allow CU to begin offering classes in south metro Denver in fall 2014.

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Gift of Holocaust archive will draw scholars from around world

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The highly regarded collection comprises more than 20,000 books and 500,000 documents, pamphlets, photographs and other materials, including original transcripts of the Nuremburg trials.

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Panelists learn from ‘PB&J problem’

As described by panelist Jean Abbott, M.D., professor emerita of the School of Medicine, it was one of many personal lessons from a discussion at CU Women Succeeding.

Runyan, Melton to receive professional awards

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Des Runyan, professor of pediatrics and executive director of The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, will receive the Distinguished Contributions to Child Advocacy Award. The award is presented annually to a non-psychologist by the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice, which is Division 37 of the [...]

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CU-Boulder closes campus to non-affiliates on April 20 for third straight year

The University of Colorado Boulder announced it will be open to students, faculty and staff on Sunday, April 20, but for the third straight year will be closed to unauthorized non-affiliates. “As we have said for years now, the 4/20 gathering is not welcome on our campus and has caused serious disruptions to our mission [...]

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Bell headed to India for Fulbright seminar

Larry Bell, executive director of CU-Boulder’s Office of International Education, has been selected for the Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar. He will travel to India in March to visit with the Indian Ministry of Education and other Indian government officials, U.S. consular officials in India and a variety of Indian higher education institutions. Other participants [...]

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Zahniser selected to receive 2014 PhRMA Foundation Award

Nancy Zahniser, professor of pharmacology and the former School of Medicine associate dean for research education, has been selected to receive the 2014 PhRMA Foundation Award in Excellence in Pharmacology/Toxicology at the group’s awards ceremony in April. The award is reserved for those who received a foundation grant at the outset of their careers and [...]

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In memoriam

Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder Jean D. Messimer, 92, classified retiree. Feb. 7, 2014. Kathryn H.O. White, 64, research assistant. Feb. 14, 2014. CU Denver Francis Hunter Tapp, 63, classified retiree. Feb. 14, 2014. Vivian A. Vernon, [...]

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CU capital projects look to be in good shape for state funding

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Across CU, renovations of two existing buildings and construction of a new facility are positioned well to receive state funding following endorsements from the state’s Capital Development Committee.

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CU in the Community efforts cross campuses

CU in the Community soon will be wrapping up. This year’s program opened in November with an invitation to all to participate from Chancellor Don Elliman and Lily Marks, executive vice president and vice president for Health Affairs for the University of Colorado and executive vice chancellor for the Anschutz Medical Campus. Food Bank of [...]

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Curtain rises on Shakespeare Fest’s third anti-violence school tour

Following on the heels of its nationally recognized anti-violence school tours based on “The Tempest” and “Twelfth Night,” the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has hit the road with a new production of “Much Ado About Nothing.” The highly praised program, co-created with the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado [...]

College of Nursing faculty reaching out to legislators

​ This winter, College of Nursing faculty have had several opportunities to showcase the profession of nursing and the great things going on at the college. Scott Harpin, PhD, MPH, RN, of the College of Nursing reached out to Rep. Paul Rosenthal and Sen. Jeanne Nicholson in a visit to the Capitol on Feb. 15. [...]

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Sloan Research Fellowship latest award for Dukovic

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Gordana Dukovic, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder, is one of 126 people in the United States and Canada who has received a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship for 2014. The award includes a two-year, $50,000 award. Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships are given to early [...]

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Larson-led team to commercialize laser surgical device

A team led by Michael Larson, El Pomar Endowed Chair of Engineering and Innovation at UCCS, has developed a laser-based device for closing wounds during nasal surgery that circumvents several technical hurdles. Now a company that he formed, Tissue Fusion LLC, and the CU Office of Technology Transfer recently completed a license agreement that will [...]

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Bell presents on ‘Media Messaging’

Christopher Bell, assistant professor in the Department of Communication at UCCS, and the director of the Center for Excellence in Communication, recently presented “Media Messaging” at Pueblo Community College’s Hoag Theatre. Bell discussed how popular culture shapes the way people feel about themselves, how they treat other people and how they see the world. His [...]

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Regents approve sale of Ninth and Colorado property to Continuum Partners

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The University of Colorado Board of Regents this morning approved the sale of CU’s former Health Sciences Center at Ninth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in Denver to Continuum Partners, a Denver-based developer, for $30 million.

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CU, Colorado Springs community celebrate Lane Center opening

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The center is the result of a $4 million gift from the John E. and Margaret L. Lane Foundation to UCCS and Peak Vista Community Health.

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President Benson part of national task force taking on regulations

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The Higher Education Regulatory Task Force met Feb. 12 at the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C.

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$5 million gift bolsters CU melanoma research project

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A research project at the University of Colorado School of Medicine that aims for more targeted therapies for melanoma—made possible by a $5 million anonymous gift—will be led by William Robinson, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology.

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CU Advocacy Day is March 17

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The annual gathering during the legislative session features leaders from the state and the University of Colorado, and offers the public an opportunity to learn more about funding trends and legislative priorities that affect CU and higher education across the state.

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Middle school students get hands-on medical training

A group of middle school students recently got a hands-on opportunity to use real equipment to perform dental procedures and see how some of the latest medical equipment works. The 46 students from Denver’s Skinner Middle School actually worked on dental models — not real patients — to learn about dental hygiene and other symptoms [...]

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CU-Boulder launches national search for new Title IX programs director

Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano on Monday launched a national hiring search for the newly created position of Title IX director at the University of Colorado Boulder. The director for Title IX and protected class programs will report directly to DiStefano. Creating a new Title IX director position with ultimate campuswide oversight for all complaints was [...]

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Laird recognized as part of National Mentoring Month

Pamela Laird, professor and chair of history at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, was interviewed by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) as a part of their celebration of January as National Mentoring Month, and the resulting feature is currently showcased on their blog. In the interview, Laird describes [...]

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Clinical problem-solving series of articles includes work by Allen

Larry Allen, assistant professor in the School of Medicine, is the lead author of an article in the “Clinical Problem-Solving” series in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The article details a case in which high levels of cobalt and chromium were discovered in a 59-year-old woman diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. She [...]

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‘Extreme Weight Loss’ stays active at Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

‘Extreme Weight Loss’ stays active at Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

The ABC series that chronicles health and lifestyle makeovers is hosting an open casting call this weekend at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, where the upcoming Season 4 of the reality series was filmed.

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Student wins prestigious Gates scholarship for study at Cambridge University

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CU-Boulder’s Stephen Kissler is working with Associate Professor Vanja Dukic on groundbreaking research to model the spread of meningitis in Nigeria.

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MAVEN continues to Mars

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The CU-Boulder-led mission to Mars, MAVEN, just hit its scheduled milestone and is continuing toward its target, the Red Planet. The spacecraft and all of its science instruments have completed their initial checkout, and all of them are working as expected. This means that MAVEN is on track to carry out its full science mission [...]

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Faculty honor peers for outstanding efforts

It often is said that the highest praise comes from one’s peers. That’s exactly how the new CU Denver Faculty Recognition Awards are being determined. Here are the honorees in the inaugural round of this program coordinated through the CU Denver Faculty Assembly: Paul Musso – College of Arts and Media, Music Department Carol Dee [...]

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Yang invited to plan for Annual Meeting of the New Champions

CU Denver Business School finance professor Jian Yang is one of 11 experts who has been invited to the brainstorming meeting to prepare for the 2014 World Economic Forum summer Davos meeting — or the Annual Meeting of the New Champions. The meeting is a summer session, continuing work from the 2014 World Economic Forum [...]

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Moore receives distinguished investigator award

E.E. (Gene) Moore, professor and vice chairman for research in the Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, has received the 2014 American College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) Distinguished Investigator Award. This is the ACCM’s highest recognition for scientific contributions. ACCM members who receive the award are invited and reimbursed to attend the Critical Care [...]

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Stan Soocher, associate professor of Music and Entertainment Industry Studies at CU Denver, presented the “Annual Entertainment Law in Review” to the Nashville Bar Association in December. This was his 20th consecutive year doing so. His 2013 speech covered recent court rulings on, among other things, band partnership disputes, rights of publicity, content in video [...]

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Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder David Crumpacker, 84, faculty retiree. Jan. 16, 2014. A. David Hill, 80, faculty retiree, Jan. 19, 2014.          

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‘Alliance’ the theme of upcoming Undergraduate Diversity Conference

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What does it mean to talk about “diversity” in a city like Boulder? What kinds of alliances promote equity and inclusion for all members of the community?

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Staff members play vital role in CU’s future sustainability

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Chancellor Phil DiStefano and Boulder Campus Staff Council discussed ways in which all staff can help our campus move forward.

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Two finalists announced for CU-Boulder dean of College of Music

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Mary Ellen Poole, former dean of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Robert Shay, director of the School of Music at the University of Missouri in Columbia, are visiting the campus.

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Shy toddlers understand more than their speaking ability indicates, says CU-Boulder study

Scientists have known that shy toddlers often have delayed speech, but a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder shows that the lag in using words does not mean that the children don’t understand what’s being said. The nature of the connection between behavioral inhibitions—such as shyness or fearfulness—and delayed language acquisition has not [...]

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Hartmann paper discusses historical transition of Anne Frank House

Rudi Hartmann, associate professor of geography and environmental sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, recently published a paper “The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam: A Museum and Literary Landscape Goes Virtual Reality,” in the journal Journalism and Mass Communication. In the paper, Hartmann discusses the historical transition of the Anne Frank [...]

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Fullerton named president of Society of Thoracic Surgeons

David A. Fullerton, who heads the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the CU School of Medicine, recently was elected president of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Fullerton, also a professor of surgery, holds the John T. M. Wright Endowed Chair in Heart Valve Surgery, and is the director of Cardiothoracic Surgical Research and the director [...]

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Weihaupt publishes second book on exploration of Antarctica

John Weihaupt, emeritus professor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, has published his second book on the exploration and discoveries in Antarctica. “Of Maps and Men: The Mysterious Discovery of Antarctica” was released last month. This story begins with Weihaupt’s own explorations deep in the interior of Antarctica and the questions they [...]

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Lotfi gives keynote address at conference in Switzerland

Sarah R. Lotfi, lecturer, Department of Visual and Performing Arts at UCCS, and a 2012 alumna, gave a keynote address on independent film at the World Intellectual Property Organization Jan. 22-23 in Geneva, Switzerland. The presentation was co-authored by Anastasia Cummings and Ben Sullivan of Novel Motion Pictures in Denver and examined the processes of [...]

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CU-Boulder awarded DARPA cooperative agreement to assess mechanisms of drugs and chemical agents

CU-Boulder awarded DARPA cooperative agreement to assess mechanisms of drugs and chemical agents

The University of Colorado Boulder has been awarded a cooperative agreement worth up to $14.6 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a new technological system to rapidly determine how drugs and biological or chemical agents exert their effects on human cells. The project, called the Subcellular Pan-Omics for Advanced Rapid [...]

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Molnar awarded science prize from Royal Swedish Academy

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Peter Molnar, a professor in geological sciences and a fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at CU-Boulder, has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Crafoord Prize in Geosciences by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for his groundbreaking research in geophysics and geological sciences. Molnar was honored for his contributions to the [...]

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Caruthers, Jin honored by National Academy of Sciences

Two CU-Boulder researchers were among the 15 honored by the National Academy of Sciences for their extraordinary scientific achievements. Marvin Caruthers, distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, is the recipient of the NAS Award in Chemical Sciences, and Deborah Jin, an adjoint professor of physics, is the recipient of the Comstock Prize in Physics. Caruthers [...]

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Carter receives APA Minority Fellowship Achievement Award

Debbie R. Carter of the School of Medicine has been honored with the 2014 Jeanne Spurlock Minority Fellowship Achievement Award by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). This award acknowledges the achievements of former fellows of the Minority Fellowships who have made (or are making) significant contribution(s) to the profession and/or the minority community by working [...]

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Meaney named executive director of Center for Education on Social Responsibility

Mark Meaney has been named executive director of the Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) at the Leeds School of Business at CU-Boulder. Meaney joins CESR from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a faculty director. He has more than 17 years of experience in [...]

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Chancellor’s 2013 Employee of the Year Award recognizes staff excellence

George Ballinger, Martha Shernick, Larry Drees, Jennifer Law, and David Kalahar recently were honored as the 2013 Chancellor’s Employees of the Year by the Boulder Campus Staff Council. The five received recognition during halftime at a CU women’s basketball game. Ballinger is director of both parent relations and veteran services. He served for more than [...]

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Eric Olson, professor, College of Business at UCCS, and director, Sport Management Program, was recently elected to the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau 2014 Board of Directors and Slate of Officers. The Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau was incorporated in 1980 as a private non-profit corporation to promote Colorado Springs and the Pikes [...]

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CU-built software uses big data to battle forgetting

CU-built software uses big data to battle forgetting

Computer software similar to that used by online retailers to recommend products to a shopper can help students remember the content they’ve studied, according to a new CU-Boulder study.

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Boedecker Foundation grant to support University of Colorado Hospital and CU Department of Cardiology

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Donor George Boedecker helped to cut the ribbon Jan. 14 on the newly renamed Boedecker Foundation Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Gym at the University of Colorado Hospital. The facility’s new name honors the foundation’s generous gift to support the cardiology department. The $600,000 gift, which includes a $100,000 personal donation from George Boedecker, will be split between the [...]

DiStefano attends White House meeting on expanding college opportunity; CU-Boulder announces expansion of CU Promise program

University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano on Jan. 16 joined leaders from higher education, business, state government and nonprofit foundations for a White House meeting on expanding college opportunities for American students. The event, hosted by the president and first lady, was focused on generating new ideas for expanding opportunities to more students [...]

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CU-Boulder Vice Chancellor for Administration Louise Vale to retire

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Louise Vale, vice chancellor for administration at the University of Colorado Boulder, will retire March 14. Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Kelly Fox said Vale has had a “distinguished career providing financial management and strategic direction to the University of Colorado for over 20 years.” She added that Vale provided outstanding leadership during [...]

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Jenson appointed AVC for Research at CU Denver

Michael Jenson, associate professor of architecture and associate dean of Academic Affairs for the College of Architecture and Planning at CU Denver, has been appointed assistant vice chancellor for Research and Creative Activities. He joins Associate Vice Chancellor Bob Damrauer in offices on the third floor of the Lawrence Street Center. This part-time role will [...]

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Gross named director of ATLAS Institute

Mark D. Gross has been named as the director of CU-Boulder’s Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society, or the ATLAS Institute. Gross taught at CU-Boulder from 1990 to 1999 as an assistant and associate professor of architecture, planning and design. He returns to campus from Carnegie Mellon University where he has been a professor of [...]

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Huff named campus CU-Boulder spokesperson

Ryan Huff has been named the spokesperson and issues coordinator for the CU-Boulder campus. Huff currently serves as the spokesperson for the CU-Boulder Police Department and brings nearly 15 years of combined journalism and media management experience to the post. As campus spokesperson, Huff replaces Mark Miller, who is returning to Springfield, Mo., for a [...]

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Gift from Schwartz, Sparks will support student training in research science program

David Schwartz,  chair of the School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, and his wife Louise Sparks, who also is a physician, have donated $2,500 to the Anschutz Medical Campus Office of Inclusion and Outreach. This contribution will be used to support five high school women and/or underrepresented minority trainees to participate in the Denver Student [...]

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A new book by Sam McGuire of the College of Arts & Media at CU Denver, titled “Modern MIDI: Sequencing and Performing Using Traditional and Mobile Tools,” discusses the tools needed to properly and effectively use Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) in a modern setting while still incorporating vintage MIDI gear. In the book, released [...]

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In memoriam

Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder Otomar J. Bartos, 86, faculty retiree. Dec. 16, 2013. Lena G. Gordon, 66, faculty retiree. Dec. 22, 2013. Victor Ryan, 70, faculty retiree. Jan. 3, 2014. Andrew E. Valdez, 55, classified staff. [...]

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Vision for CU discussed by regents at retreat

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The University of Colorado Board of Regents began the process of setting broad goals for the university at its mid-winter retreat late last week at President Bruce Benson’s ranch in Silverthorne.

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CU leaders oppose boycott of Israeli academic institutions

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The American Studies Association last month voted to boycott Israel’s higher-education institutions as a protest of Israeli treatment of Palestinians, a resolution that prompted outcries from many U.S. universities, including CU.

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Galloping COLTT offers training in digital publishing, video

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The CU system’s COLTT (Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology) Conference next month brings two of its Galloping COLTT events to CU-Boulder and CU Denver, both featuring training in Adobe applications.

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Dean Krugman to step down at School of Medicine

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Richard D. Krugman, M.D., University of Colorado vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, announced in his Monday email to campus that he has asked the university’s leadership to begin the process of hiring his successor. Krugman became dean of the University of Colorado School of Medicine on March 1, [...]

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Faculty, staff invited to explore recreation center expansion

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The University of Colorado Boulder’s expansion of the Student Recreation Center, a project initiated by students, opened Friday. The southwest addition, the second and largest phase of the project, is located just north of the Ramaley Biology Building and east of Sewall Hall and provides an additional 83,000 square feet of indoor recreational space. The [...]

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Cech named to new national science commission

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Thomas Cech, Distinguished Professor at CU-Boulder, has been named by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to the newly created National Commission on Forensic Science. The commission will work to improve the practice of forensic science by developing guidance and recommendations for the [...]

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Nagpal, Vernerey win NSF’s prestigious CAREER award

Two faculty members in the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science have been honored with the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER award. The NSF Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, award supports junior faculty members who demonstrate excellence in research and who effectively integrate their research with education. CU-Boulder’s recent recipients [...]

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Ho-a, Zak in new posts at CU-Boulder

Carla Ho-a has been appointed assistant vice chancellor for administration auxiliaries and Melissa Zak is now police chief for the University of Colorado Police Department at CU-Boulder. Ho-a, who joined the Boulder campus last March as director for administrative projects, will now oversee Parking and Transportation Services, the CU Bookstore and Imaging Services. Previously, Parking [...]

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Kassan earns highest honor for CU clinical faculty member

Stuart S. Kassan has been named a Distinguished Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. This is the highest award a clinical faculty member at CU can achieve. In addition to his role as a clinical professor of medicine at CU, Kassan also serves as medical director at the Infusion [...]

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Mohon to join School of Medicine in April

Ricky Mohon, a pediatric pulmonologist and sleep medicine physician, will officially join the University of Colorado School of Medicine as the Department of Pediatrics Pulmonary Division on April 1. He will become the university’s pediatric pulmonary fellowship program director and its pediatric sleep program medical director. Mohon, a resident of Johnson City, Tenn., treats ailments [...]

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Dropping names …

  Candice Shelby, associate professor of philosophy at CU Denver, published the article “Addiction: Beyond Disease and Choice,” in the Fall 2013 issue of “Philosophy in the Contemporary World” (20:2). Shelby has also been awarded a dissemination grant to present her work on biological coding at the social level, at the Code Biology 2014 conference [...]

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Regents to consider CU vision, board self-assessment

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The board’s retreat is set for Friday and Saturday at President Bruce Benson’s Silverthorne ranch.

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Five system policy changes take effect this month

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The Office of Policy and Efficiency has announced changes to five administrative policy statements from the areas of academic affairs, fiscal, information technology and human resources.

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Successful Mini-STEM School returns

Successful Mini-STEM School returns

The popular Mini-STEM School at the University of Colorado Denver returns this spring with the addition of free evening lectures in arts and architecture. The innovative Mini STEM School and the new Mini-School for Arts & Architecture will be held on the Auraria Campus starting Jan. 28 and continuing through March 20. Both series are [...]

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Medicaid beneficiaries use emergency services due to lack of alternatives

A study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine shows patients with Medicaid insurance seeking care in an emergency department may be driven by lack of alternatives instead of the severity of their illness. The study is published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM). Researchers, led by Roberta Capp, MD, used the [...]

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CU-Boulder flying antibiotic experiment, education project on ants to space station

CU-Boulder flying antibiotic experiment, education project on ants to space station

Orbital Sciences Corp.’s commercial Cygnus spacecraft, carrying two University of Colorado Boulder payloads to the International Space Station, is set to be launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The two CU-Boulder payloads — a biomedical antibiotic experiment and an educational K-12 experiment involving ant behavior in microgravity – were first scheduled to be [...]

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Aagaard receives Gee Award; registration open for symposium

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Eva Aagaard, M.D., FACP, has been announced as this year’s recipient of the Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award. The award recognizes and honors an outstanding University of Colorado faculty member for efforts to advance women in academia, interdisciplinary scholarly contributions and distinguished teaching. Aagaard is assistant dean for Lifelong Learning, director of the Academy [...]

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Abdel-Maksoud named director of Global Public Health MPH concentrations

The Colorado School of Public Health has appointed Madiha Abdel-Maksoud director of the Global Public Health Masters of Public Health (MPH) concentrations at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Earlier this fall the school announced the MPH program expansion.. The new global public health MPH allows students to develop an understanding of the global context of various [...]

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Battle honored as a 2013 First Responder

Cindee Battle, the Emergency Communications and Records Division manager for the Anschutz Medical Campus, was recently honored by the Rotary Club of Aurora for her service as a first responder. Battle joined a team of five campus police technicians (dispatchers) in 1989 at the then Health Sciences Center on 9th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. Dispatch [...]

Dropping names …

  Robert Dassanowsky, professor in the departments of Visual and Performing and Languages and Cultures at CU Denver, was elected to voting membership in the European Film Academy in recognition of significant central European cinema scholarship and film work. The transnational organization presented the European “Academy Awards” Dec. 7 in Berlin. … Taisto Mäkelä, associate professor [...]

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Bedtime for toddlers: Timing is everything, says CU-Boulder study

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Study shows that toddlers with later melatonin rise times took longer to fall asleep after being put to bed, said CU-Boulder assistant professor Monique LeBourgeois.

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School of Public Health to gain from $1.5 million in grants from four Colorado foundations

Local Colorado foundations signaled ongoing support for improved community health with the announcement of a new, collaboratively funded grant to the Colorado School of Public Health. The Caring for Colorado Foundation, Colorado Health Foundation, Colorado Trust and Rose Community Foundation collaborated to donate $1.5 million to expand the School of Public Health’s academic-community partnerships. “Our [...]

Horton shares research on migrant children’s oral health

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Sarah Horton, assistant professor in anthropology at CU Denver’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, presented the result of her research on Oct. 4 at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill conference “Comparing Approaches to Health Inequalities and Justice: A Dialogue on Theory, Method, and (Inter)-Disciplinarity.” Horton’s presentation focused on what ethnography can contribute [...]

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Baker, Frew chosen as associate fellows

Two CU-Boulder faculty members – Dan Baker, a professor at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), and Eric Frew, associate professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences – recently were selection as American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Associate Fellows. Baker and Frew, as well as 163 other inductees from around the world, will [...]

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Baroway elected president of CPCU leadership council

Cindy Baroway, a lecturer in the risk management and insurance program in the Business School at CU Denver, was elected as the 2013-14 president and chair of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Society (CPCU) leadership council at the CPCU Society Annual Meeting on Oct. 27 in New Orleans. The CPCU Society provides resources, educational programs [...]

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Neu, Hensley honored by Journal of Maternal Child Nursing

Two colleagues at CU Denver’s College of Nursing have won awards for articles written in the past year. Jennifer Hensley’s article, “Choriocarcinoma in a Term Pregnancy,” was chosen as the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing (MCN) Practice Paper of the Year for 2013. Madalynn Neu’s article, “Influences of Holding Practices in Preterm Infant Development,” [...]

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Chin, Parker present at GSA annual meeting

Anne Chin, a professor of geography at CU Denver’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and graduate student Anna Parker presented their research on the impacts of the Waldo Canyon Fire on mountain river channels at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver in October. In conjunction with their collaborators, Chin [...]

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In memoriam

Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder C. Lawson Crowe, 85, faculty retiree. Nov. 30, 2013. Esther B. Falk, 88, classified staff retiree. Nov. 30, 2013. UCCS Edward B. Oppermann, 83, faculty retiree. Nov. 22, 2013. CU Denver Merle [...]

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CU-Boulder to fly antibiotic experiment, education project on ants to space station

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A University of Colorado Boulder research center will launch two payloads aboard Orbital Sciences Corp.’s commercial Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station on Dec. 18, including a biomedical antibiotic experiment and an educational K-12 experiment involving ant behavior in microgravity. BioServe Space Technologies, a NASA-funded center in CU-Boulder’s aerospace engineering sciences department, designed the [...]

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Leeds: Positive, broad-based job growth forecast for Colorado in 2014

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Colorado will continue on the road to recovery and add a variety of jobs in 2014 across almost all business sectors following a positive year in 2013, according to economist Richard Wobbekind of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

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Tenure list: December 2013

At its meeting last week at CU Denver, the Board of Regents approved tenure for six faculty members across the system.

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Economist: Smartphone users value their privacy, are willing to pay for it

Economist: Smartphone users value their privacy, are willing to pay for it

Average smartphone users are willing to pay up to $5 extra for a typical application—or “app”—that won’t monitor their locations, contact lists and other personal information, a study conducted by two economists at the University of Colorado Boulder has found. The researchers believe theirs is the first economic study to gauge the monetary value smartphone [...]

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Fox takes leadership role in procurement association

Fox takes leadership role in procurement association

Michael Fox, Procurement Service Centers’ strategic procurement director, recently became president of the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) Rocky Mountain Region. NAEP is a nonprofit, professional association primarily dedicated to serving higher education purchasing officers in the United States and Canada. NAEP’s mission is to facilitate the development, exchange, and practice of effective and [...]

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Ferguson honored for school board commitment

Jeff Ferguson, professor in the College of Business at UCCS, was recently honored with the Colorado Association of School Board’s McGuffey Award in recognition of his service to the Lewis-Palmer Board of Education. Ferguson served on the Lewis Palmer Board of Education for more than 20 years, including 10 years as its president. He served [...]

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Laird speaks at National Women’s History Museum

Pamela Laird, professor and chair of history, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, recently gave a talk at the National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C. The series was called, “Making a Business of Change: American Women in Business.” Currently, Laird is focusing her efforts on the consequences of civil rights legislation [...]

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Dropping names …

Gabriel Finkelstein, associate professor of history in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, had two recent blog posts discussing his book, “Emil du Bois-Reymond: Neuroscience, Self, and Society in Nineteenth-Century Germany.” The first is a Question and Answer article that the MIT Press posted, and the second appears on John Horgan’s [...]

Regents Roundup, December 2013

More coverage from this week’s meeting of the board.

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Sie Foundation funds $2 million music endowment at CU-Boulder

Some of the University of Colorado Boulder’s most promising musicians will receive scholarships thanks to Anna and John J. Sie, who have committed $2 million to establish the Daniel and Boyce Sher Distinguished Musicians Endowment.

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Campus Alerts system test slated for Friday

The University of Colorado Boulder will test the Campus Alerts system on Friday, Dec. 6, at noon to raise awareness of how the campus community will be notified in case of a campus emergency. The test will include text messages, emails, social media and website announcements. Annual testing of emergency notification systems is required by [...]

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Grant to support pediatric stroke research at CU

Richard J. Traystman, Ph.D., and his research group have been awarded $2.5 million over four years from the American Heart/Stroke Association and the Bugher Foundation. This award forms the basis of the new University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus ASA/Bugher Foundation Stroke Collaborative Research Center of Excellence. The grant focuses on pediatric stroke [...]

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CAM’s Daniels inducted into Colorado Music Hall of Fame

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Chris Daniels, an assistant professor in the CU Denver College of Arts and Media (CAM) and the area head for the music business program, recently was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. He and Judy Collins were members of the fourth class of inductees and joined the group that already includes John Denver [...]

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Greenwood joins team at CU Denver Ombuds Office

Katherine Greenwood has joined the CU Denver | Anschutz Ombuds Office. Greenwood is assuming the responsibilities formerly held by Mary Chavez Rudolph. The Ombuds Office is a resource available to all members of the university community to provide informal conflict resolution. The Ombuds Office provides a forum for prompt, impartial and confidential discussion for individuals [...]

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Bunn, Medema honored by Board of Regents

The CU Board of Regents on Tuesday officially named the two newest Distinguished Professors, the most prestigious honor given to faculty across the CU system. Paul A. Bunn Jr., M.D., professor, James Dudley Chair in Cancer Research, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, CU Anschutz Medical Campus; and Steven Medema, Ph.D., [...]

In memoriam

Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder Lee Jessor, 91, faculty retiree. Oct. 13, 2013. Ellsworth G. Mason, 96, faculty retiree emeritus. Nov. 1, 2013. CU Denver Candelaria Elizabeth Abeyta, 61, classified retiree. Oct. 19, 2013. CU Anschutz Medical [...]

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Creating Futures exceeds $1.5 billion goal

Propelling CU campaign to success were more than 158,000 donors who made more than 403,000 gifts to the university CU 2006 to 2013.

MAVEN successfully launches from Florida

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A $671 million NASA mission to Mars led by the University of Colorado Boulder thundered into the sky Monday from Cape Canaveral, Fla., the first step on its 10-month journey to the red planet.

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Faculty may apply for Boettcher Investigator status

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The program supports early career investigators whose research has a direct impact on human health.

Business School Career Fair draws huge crowd

Business School Career Fair draws huge crowd

Bryant Burciaga, dressed in a crisp suit and carrying his resume, shook hands with many potential employers at the hugely successful Career Fair hosted by the University of Colorado Denver Business School. “There’s a lot of good opportunities here for internships and for people who are close to graduating,” he said. An undergraduate studying marketing [...]

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Economic Outlook Forum to be presented Dec. 9 by CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business

The University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business will present its 49th annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the Denver Marriott City Center. The event at 1701 California St. is free and open to the public but reservations are required for those planning to attend. To make [...]

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Sharkey receives award for political leadership

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Sue Sharkey, vice chair of the CU Board of Regents, was honored Friday with the Annie Taylor Award from the David Horowitz Freedom Center during its Restoration Weekend in Palm Beach, Fla. The conservative think tank presents the awards annually in recognition of demonstrations of political courage. In receiving the award, Sharkey, a Castle Rock [...]

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Simon awarded Center for Faculty Development grant for project

Gregory Simon, assistant professor in Geography and Environmental Sciences at CU Denver, has teamed up with Stanford University to research the root causes of fire vulnerability. Given the increased prevalence of devastating wildfires in the American West, research on the subject is valuable and urgent, Simon said. With grant support from the Center of Faculty [...]

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Stoecklein selected to academy

Tim Stoecklein, program director, Emergency Management, at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, recenty was notified of his selection to the 2014 Colorado Emergency Management Academy. The program begins in December and will continue through May 2014. The academy includes several courses designed to provide skills and knowledge required for new emergency managers to effectively [...]

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Walsh’s theater troupe performs at national conference

Political science instructor Jim Walsh’s Romero Theater Troupe, together with several CU Denver students and other community partners, produced a featured theatrical performance at the recent national American Federation of State and County Municipal Employees (AFSCME) conference in Denver. The AFSCME performance highlighted the April 1968 Memphis garbage workers strike that coincided with the assassination [...]

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Andrews named Mentor of the Year by architecture colleagues

Ken Andrews, instructor of architecture at CU Denver, was named Mentor of the Year at the AIA Colorado North 2013 Design and Honor Awards during a Nov. 1 presentation at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. The award recognizes a firm or licensed architect member for exceptional efforts to promote the professional growth and development [...]

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Troy presents ecological research for Baltimore Ecosystem

Austin Troy, associate professor of planning at CU Denver, gave two invited presentations related to the research for his book “The Very Hungry City.” For the Baltimore Ecosystem Study’s (BES) annual meeting, Troy’s keynote address was titled, “What urban energy metabolism means for sustainability and competitiveness.” BES is one of two urban long-term ecological research [...]

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Dropping names …

Taisto Mäkelä, associate professor of architecture at CU Denver and director of Finnish Initiatives, published the article, “Why the Classical? Two Decades of Teaching at the University of Colorado Denver: A Retrospective Glance” in “The Classicist,” No. 10, Sept. 16, 2013. “The Classicist” is an award-winning scholarly journal of the Institute of Classical Architecture and [...]

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CU-Boulder physicist Steven Pollock named a 2013 U.S. Professor of the Year

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He is being honored in the category of doctoral and research universities, and was chosen from a field of more than 350 distinguished nominees from across the country.

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Colorado Diet Program offers support to slim down

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After a year of effort and hard work, Karen Jackson had lost 47 pounds. Then her weight loss efforts stalled. So when she saw the recent offer to participate in the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center’s Colorado Diet pilot program, she applied and was selected. “I was in a state of shock because I didn’t [...]

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CU receives Colorado BioScience Association Founders Award

The Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) recently honored the University of Colorado for its role in helping to launch the association 10 years ago, and for developing initiatives that support the state’s biotech system. Kate Tallman and Rick Silva of CU’s Technology Transfer Office received the award last week at the Marriott City Center in Denver. [...]

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Using morphine after abdominal surgery may prolong pain, researchers find

Using morphine to fight the pain associated with abdominal surgery may paradoxically prolong a patient’s suffering, doubling or even tripling the amount of time it takes to recover from the surgical pain, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder. The research team from CU-Boulder’s Department of Psychology and Neuroscience—led by Peter Grace, a [...]

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Otañez presents in Africa; colleagues share his work in Brazil

Marty Otañez, associate professor in anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, recently was an invited instructor at the two-week global tobacco control course at the School of Health Systems and Public Health, University of Pretoria, South Africa. While there he gave many lectures and presentations, including “A Human Rights Based Approach [...]

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Byers honored for mentorship

Tim Byers, associate dean for public health practice at the Colorado School of Public Health, recently was awarded the first Latino Research and Policy Center (LRPC) Outstanding Mentorship Award, which will become the Tim Byers Mentorship Award. Faculty and staff at the LRPC thanked him for more than a decade of exemplary leadership, dedication, and [...]

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Scott promoted to senior executive director

Gayanne Scott, executive director of the Division of Resource Management at UCCS, will become senior executive director of human and financial resources in the Division of Resource Management. Scott will supervise Jeanne Durr, executive director, Office of Human Resources, Suzanne Scott, budget director, Julie Brewster, controller, and Steve Medlin, director, Office of Student Financial Services. [...]

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Dropping names …

Holly Wyatt, associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, is one of 10 chosen and distinguished women speakers at TEDxMileHigh, set for Saturday at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Denver campus. She will be presenting [...]

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University Benefits Advisory Board discontinued

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Direct feedback and suggestions from employees regarding health and benefits plans will continue to be solicited.

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Q&A: Hugo Rosen

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“It’s nearly impossible to do translational research in any other setting than academic medicine,” says the head of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Medicine at the CU School of Medicine.

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U.S. policy should encourage highly skilled, foreign Ph.D. students to stay, CU-led study finds

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Encouraging more talented foreign students to study at U.S. universities and encouraging them to launch entrepreneurial ventures here could help “revitalize innovation and economic growth” in this country, a trio of economists led by University of Colorado Boulder professor Keith Maskus concludes. Maskus and co-authors Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, associate professor at the Yale School of [...]

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Galaxy Ophthalmics to develop improved glaucoma therapy

Galaxy Ophthalmics and the University of Colorado have completed an exclusive option agreement to allow the company to commercialize an implantable medical device to help prevent loss of vision resulting from glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that result in damage to the optic nerve; typically, this damage is caused by high pressure [...]

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Hynes named fellow of American Chemical Society

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James Hynes, a CU-Boulder distinguished professor in the chemistry and biochemistry department, has been named a fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS). He is one of 96 scientists ACS honored in 2013 for their outstanding contributions in scientific research, education and public service. Hynes is well-known in his field for contributions to the theory [...]

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CU-Boulder faculty, staff receive Fulbright awards

Seven University of Colorado Boulder faculty and staff have received Fulbright grants to pursue research, teaching and training abroad during the 2013-14 academic year. Those who have accepted Fulbright grants and their destination countries are: Clarence “Skip” Ellis, professor emeritus of computer science, Ghana; Paul Erhard, professor of double bass, India; Nan Goodman, professor of [...]

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Latest Carpenter documentary to air on public TV

Michelle Bauer Carpenter, an assistant professor of digital design in the College of Arts and Media at CU Denver, has created a documentary that celebrates the spirit and diversity of women motorcycle riders. “Driven to Ride” will be screened at the East Lansing Film Festival – Lake Michigan Film Competition on Sunday. The documentary also [...]

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Dropping names …

Jeffery Beall of the Auraria Library recently was awarded the Julie J. Boucher Award for Intellectual Freedom at the 13th Annual Colorado Association of Libraries Conference. The award associated with these lectures commends Beall for criticizing “predatory practices” in publishing, despite being faced with a billion-dollar lawsuit. The Julie J. Boucher Lecture Series on Intellectual [...]

A letter from the Board of Regents to the CU community

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We write today to convey recent actions by the Board of Regents and hope to dispel some misconceptions that have recently come to our attention.

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Dyet named President’s Employee of the Year

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System Staff Council announced the award last week and hosted a reception Oct. 24 for Dyet, fellow nominees for the award, and employees recognized for reaching milestones of service to the University of Colorado.

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Diversity and Inclusion Summit aims to convert talk into action

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The CU-Boulder Summit Planning Committee invites all CU faculty, staff and students to attend the morning of Nov. 13 to hear from Lt. Gov. Joseph Garcia, CU professor Adam Bradley and keynote speaker professor Patricia Gurin.

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National science report highlights CU-Boulder spinoff companies

A new national report highlighting the success of 100 university spinoff companies tracing their roots to federally funded research includes two companies that sprang from cutting-edge research at the University of Colorado Boulder. The report, “Sparking Economic Growth 2.0: Companies Created From Federally Funded Research, Fueling American Innovation and Economic Growth,” was released by the [...]

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Ortman receives award for commitment to Crow Canyon

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Scott Ortman, an assistant professor of anthropology at CU-Boulder, was recognized for his longtime commitment to the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center with an honor award presented at the center’s 2013 appreciation dinner. Crow Canyon is a nonprofit research and education organization in southwestern Colorado. Ortman began work at Crow Canyon as a field research intern [...]

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Additon, Sher honored by CU-Boulder Alumni Association

Maren Additon, director of budget and operations for Student Affairs, and Daniel Sher, dean of the College of Music, were each honored with the Robert L. Sterns Award for their exceptional achievements and service to the university by the CU-Boulder Alumni Association at the 84th Alumni Awards Ceremony during the university’s Back to Boulder Homecoming [...]

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Dropping names …

Gary Lewis, director of orchestras and professor of music at CU-Boulder, will rehearse students chosen for the National High School Honors Orchestra. The honors orchestra is a collection of 100 competitively selected musicians who assemble biennially to perform at the association’s national conference. The next gathering is March 5-8 in Louisville, KY. After three days [...]

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New CU Denver academic building rises on Auraria Campus

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Driving along Speer Boulevard or the Auraria Parkway near downtown, it’s hard to miss the new building rising on the Auraria Campus. Structural elements of CU Denver’s new academic building have continued to appear since the January 2013 groundbreaking. At a cost of $65.8 million, the 153,000 gross square-foot building will include three primary program [...]

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Poorly camouflaged insects can kick off a cascade of ecological impacts, new study finds

Poorly camouflaged insects can kick off a cascade of ecological impacts, new study finds

A California walking stick insect that has evolved to produce individuals with two distinct appearances—an all-green form that camouflages well with broader leaves and a form with a white stripe running down its back that blends better with needle-like leaves—can markedly affect its broader ecological community when the appearance of the bug is mismatched with [...]

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Michael Orlando, lecturer in the Global Energy Management (GEM) program at the CU Denver Business School, will teach “The Fundamentals of Global Energy Business,” a free, open access energy business course through Coursera beginning Nov. 4. The course will provide students with an introduction to the business of primary energy production. It will examine the [...]

Obituary: Jon Winterton

Jon Winterton, Ph.D., retired Emeritus Associate Professor in the CU Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Communications and then in Sociology, died earlier this month. He was 72. Winterton was with CU  from 1969-2010. At Winterton’s retirement, colleague Danny Martinez said of him, “In 1990, Jon, in keeping with his strong sense [...]

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Scott Carpenter, CU-Boulder alum and NASA Mercury astronaut, dies at 88

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Carpenter was the first of 18 CU-Boulder astronaut affiliates to fly in space.

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Reminder: Resources available for faculty, staff affected by floods

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Full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members who own homes damaged in the recent floods, who have equity in their homes and who plan to take out home equity loans to make their homes habitable after storm damage, may qualify for Faculty Housing Assistance Program loans from the university.

GEM offers open access global energy business course

The Global Energy Management (GEM) Program at the University of Colorado Denver Business School is excited to offer an open access energy business course starting on Nov. 4 on Coursera. Coursera is a learning platform that partners with universities to offer free online courses globally. This opportunity gives the GEM Program worldwide exposure to diverse [...]

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Modernized Fiske Planetarium reopens

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Sky gazers will be better immersed in spectacular views at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium since the dome’s nearly 40-year-old analog projector was replaced with a new digital “star ball” in a project completed last week. The modernized Fiske, which now can show a wider range of media including ultra high-definition movies, reopened [...]

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Gibson, team awarded $1 million grant to develop new microscope

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Emily Gibson, a CU Denver bioengineering faculty member, has been awarded a $1 million National Science Foundation grant for development of a unique fluorescent microscope allowing visualization of dynamic cellular processes at resolutions approaching the size of protein complexes (tens of nanometers). Diego Restrepo, professor of cell and developmental biology and director of the Center [...]

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Franck to direct new architecture initiative

Christine G.H. Franck — an award-winning designer, author and educator — has been named the first director of Contemporary Traditional Architecture Initiatives at CU Denver’s College of Architecture and Planning. Says CAP Dean Mark Gelernter, “This new position will help pull together a number of programs and initiatives in our college around the theme of [...]

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Linden to preside over international association

Karl Linden, professor of environmental engineering at CU Boulder, recently took over the role of president of the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA). Linden has researched and developed UV technology since the early 1990s. From New York City, Linden graduated from the esteemed Bronx High School of Science, and studied environmental engineering at Cornell University as [...]

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Dropping names …

“The Mathematical Coloring Book” by Alex Soifer, professor, interdepartmental studies at UCCS, was the subject of a favorable extended review in the August-September 2013 issue of the “Monthly,” the lead journal of the Mathematical Association of America. … Carrie Makarewicz, assistant professor of planning and design, CU Denver, has had an article published based on some [...]

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In memoriam

Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder Joann T. Dennett, 74, faculty retiree. Sept. 23, 2013. Robert Pittman, 80, classified staff retiree. Sept. 30, 2013. William E. Wright, 99, classified staff retiree. Sept. 28, 2013.    

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Systemwide LGBTQ symposium returns for second year

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The University of Colorado Faculty Council will sponsor a symposium later this month to provide a forum for faculty, staff and students at CU to exchange ideas and learn new strategies for being inclusive.

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University inclusivity, student retention in spotlight at systemwide conference

The University of Colorado Faculty Council Ethnic and Minority Affairs Committee (EMAC) is presenting a systemwide symposium on student retention – “Building Organizational Competence to Achieve Equity in Access, Retention and Graduation” – Nov. 8 at CU-Boulder.

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Pink Life Saver rolling to CU-Boulder, UCCS

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Too often, a woman’s busy schedule makes it hard to keep a mammogram appointment. In fact, the American Cancer Society cites the top two reasons women give for not getting a mammogram are time and convenience.

Researchers use climate model to better understand electricity in the air

Researchers use climate model to better understand electricity in the air

Electrical currents born from thunderstorms are able to flow through the atmosphere and around the globe, causing a detectable electrification of the air even in places with no thunderstorm activity. But until recently, scientists have not had a good understanding of how conductivity varies throughout the atmosphere and how that may affect the path of [...]

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Patel works to protect brain from impact of seizures

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Manisha Patel and her team of students at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences are working to show benefits that will protect the brain from damage caused by seizures produced by nerve agents such as Soman or Sarin gas. The U.S. government is providing $4.3 million to develop and test a drug which [...]

Miller named CU-Boulder spokesman

Mark J. Miller was named spokesperson and issues coordinator for the CU-Boulder campus, effective Nov. 4. Miller currently serves as spokesperson and associate director for marketing and communications for Drury University in Springfield, Mo., and brings more than two decades of media management and broadcast media experience to the post. He is a 1990 CU-Boulder [...]

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Glasgow joins CU School of Medicine

Russell Glasgow, one of the nation’s top “implementation science” experts, has joined the University of Colorado School of Medicine to help direct a program that studies how to improve the connections between scientific research and patient care. Glasgow assumed the role of associate director of the School’s Colorado Health Outcomes (COHO) research program and visiting [...]

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Leeds Index: Colorado business confidence falls slightly going into fourth quarter

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The confidence of Colorado business leaders has slightly declined going into the fourth quarter as uncertainty facing a potential government shutdown and the federal deficit increased, according to the most recent Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released Tuesday by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. The fourth quarter LBCI posted a [...]

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Mountaineer, author Luis Benitez to speak on ‘High Stakes Leadership’

Mountaineer, author Luis Benitez to speak on “High Stakes Leadership”

Luis Benitez, one of the world’s foremost high altitude mountaineers and leadership management consultants will share lessons learned from summiting the world’s tallest peaks during an Oct. 9 event at UCCS. The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, part of the College of Business, and the Chancellor’s Leadership Class, are co-sponsors of Benitez’s visit. The event is [...]

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Cain named chair of American Academy of Family Physicians

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Jeffrey J. Cain, the chief of family medicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado, has been named the board chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Previously, he served one-year terms as president and president-elect, and three years as a member of the AAFP Board of Directors. Cain was elected to these positions by the [...]

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McDowell receives U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant

John McDowell, professor of diagnostic and biological sciences in the School of Dental Medicine, recently was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. The grant, which will allow for continued care for the dental needs of HIV/AIDS patients in Colorado, spans five years with up [...]

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Crawford serves on expert panel

David Crawford, professor of urologic and radiation oncology at the School of Medicine, and section head of urologic oncology, University of Colorado Hospital, participated in an expert panel convened recently by the American Journal of Managed Care. The conversation focused on new treatment options in prostate cancer. Panelists examined specific agents used in the treatment [...]

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Rafael Benitez, IT director, recently gave a presentation at the annual Oracle Open World event on Master Data Management (MDM).  More than 60,000 people from around the world converged on San Francisco for the event. Benitez gave an overview on how MDM is being used today and how CU expects to use it in the [...]

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CU-Boulder/NIST physicist Ana Maria Rey wins MacArthur ‘genius’ grant

/NIST physicist Ana Maria Rey wins MacArthur 'genius' grant

She is the ninth faculty member across the CU system – and eighth from CU-Boulder – to win the prestigious award from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation of Chicago.

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Guide to resources for faculty, staff affected by floods

Employee Services and the CU Health and Wellness Trust have arranged to make the services available to employees whose lives were directly affected by the natural disaster.

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New CU-Boulder-led study: ‘Microbial clock’ may help determine time of death

An intriguing study led by the University of Colorado Boulder may provide a powerful new tool for forensic scientists attempting to determine the time of death in cases involving human corpses: a microbial clock. The clock is essentially the lock-step succession of bacterial changes that occur postmortem as bodies move through the decay process. And [...]

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More than 2,000 attend first Anschutz Block Party

More than 2,000 attend first Anschutz Block Party

A large inflatable Twister game board was a popular attraction at Friday’s Anschutz Block Party. Jennifer Ivey, a doctoral student in rehabilitation sciences, enjoyed the chance to recharge her batteries, soak up sunshine and mingle with colleagues at Friday’s first-ever Anschutz Block Party. She was just one of some 2,000 folks — students, faculty, staff [...]

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Weimer-led team awarded $3.6 million grant

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Alan Weimer, a CU-Boulder professor in the chemical and biological engineering department, has been awarded a three-year, $3.6 million grant from the Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop a new process to produce magnesium that can be used to make lightweight vehicle parts. Weimer and his research team will use the grant to [...]

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Marcus Winters, assistant professor in the College of Education at UCCS, along with Joshua Cowen of the University of Kentucky, recently published “Who Would Stay, Who Would Stay, Who Would Be Dismissed? An Empirical Consideration of Value-Added Teacher Retention Policies” in the August/September edition of “Educational Researcher,” an education policy journal. … Edgar Cota-Torres, associate [...]

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In memoriam

Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. UCCS Margaret E. Mistry, 74, senior instructor. Sept. 14, 2013. Click here for an obituary and more information in UCCS Communique. Stanley Powell, 63, equipment operator II. Sept. 12, 2013.    

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Regents roundup

CU Board of Regents September Meeting

A look at other action taken by the Board of Regents during its Tuesday meeting at the University Memorial Center on the CU-Boulder campus.

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Nanoly Bioscience to develop CU-Boulder vaccine stabilization technology

Nanoly Bioscience of Boulder and the University of Colorado recently entered into an option agreement that will enable the startup company to develop a technique for protecting vaccines during delivery to rural and less-developed areas of the world. The most needed vaccines in developing countries are for measles, tetanus, polio, pertussis and diphtheria, all of [...]

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Ability to delay gratification may be linked to social trust, new study finds

A person’s ability to delay gratification — forgoing a smaller reward now for a larger reward in the future — may depend on how trustworthy the person perceives the reward-giver to be, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder. A body of research that stretches back more than a [...]

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Tenure List: September 2013

At its Tuesday meeting at CU-Boulder, the Board of Regents approved appointments with tenure for three faculty members across the system.

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Gallegos reappointed to state education council

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University of Colorado Regent Glen Gallegos has been reappointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper to the Education Leadership Council. He will serve as a public member until June 30, 2015. The council was created to improve Colorado’s standing in the country as a leader in providing 21st century learning opportunities from birth through graduate school. The [...]

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Obituary: Former CU-Boulder Chancellor Park

Roderic B. Park, who served as chancellor of the University of Colorado Boulder, died Sept. 6, 2013, at his home, according to the University of California, Berkeley. He was 81. Park was named interim chancellor of CU-Boulder in August 1994 and stepped down in January 1997. At the time of his departure he was praised [...]

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CU Denver faculty honored for excellence

Thirty-three faculty members at CU Denver recently received awards at the 2013 Celebration of Faculty Excellence. Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Laura Goodwin delivered introductory remarks at the event in the North Classroom atrium and Provost Rod Nairn presented the certificates and plaques. Selection committees in the areas of non-tenure-track faculty, service, faculty mentoring, [...]

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New faculty at UCCS

More faculty have joined the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Public Affairs, and College of Education at UCCS. They are: Irina Kopaneva, assistant professor, Department of Communication, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences: Kopaneva previously served as a teaching assistant at Washington State University and assistant [...]

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Glen Whitehead, associate professor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and director of the music program at UCCS, performed the world premiere of a trumpet concerto composed by Sean Hennessy at the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs 30th Anniversary Gala concert Sept. 14 at the Cornerstone Arts Center at Colorado College.  

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U.S. News national rankings have high spots for CU

U.S. News national rankings have high spots for CU

The nationally recognized excellence of the University of Colorado’s campuses and undergraduate programs is again highlighted in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges, the 2014 edition of which was released Tuesday.

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New freshmen drive rising enrollment at CU campuses

New freshmen drive rising enrollment at CU campuses

A significant rise in the number of new freshmen this fall is driving enrollment growth at University of Colorado campuses, which now count nearly 58,000 students.

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Rare western bumblebees netted on Front Range during survey

A white-rumped bumblebee that has been in steep decline across its native range in the western United States and Canada appears to be making a comeback on the Colorado Front Range. A survey of bumblebee populations carried out largely by University of Colorado Boulder undergraduates in undisturbed patches of prairieland and in mountain meadows above [...]

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CU-Boulder mourns death of Al Bartlett

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Albert Allen Bartlett, professor emeritus of physics at the University of Colorado Boulder, was remembered Monday as a revered teacher who had a major impact on his students, the university, Boulder and far beyond. Bartlett died Sept. 7, 2013. He was 90. “Al Bartlett was a man of many legacies,” said CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. [...]

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Himes to lead new Office of Industry Collaboration

Caroline Himes has been named director of the new Office of Industry Collaboration at the University of Colorado Boulder. The industry office will connect companies to the services, expertise and capabilities available at CU-Boulder. In addition, the office will support campus researchers who have made connections with industry partners and are ready to move forward [...]

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More new faculty at UCCS

Eight new faculty members have joined the University of Colorado Colorado Springs College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering and Applied Science, Kraemer Family Library, and the College of Business. They are: Cheryl Doughty, instructor, Biology Department, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences — Doughty previously served as a visiting assistant professor at [...]

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Abby Ferber and Andrea Herrera, professors  in the Department of Women’s and Ethnic Studies at UCCS, contributed “Teaching Privilege Through an Intersectional Lens” in “Deconstructing Privilege: Teaching and Learning as Allies in the Classroom,” a text edited by Kim Case, associate professor, University of Houston-Clear Lake. The book was published by Rutledge in June.

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CU researchers attract $774 million in sponsored funding

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That investment in CU maintains the university’s place as one of the top research institutions in the country, the total ranking as fourth-highest in CU history.

$6 million CU-Boulder instrument to fly Friday on NASA mission to moon

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A $6 million University of Colorado Boulder instrument designed to study the behavior of lunar dust will be riding on a NASA mission to the moon now slated for launch on Friday, from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The mission, known as the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, or LADEE, will orbit [...]

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FAST ceramics to develop low energy, low temp ceramics manufacturing process

FAST Ceramics and the University of Colorado have completed an exclusive option agreement to allow the company to develop a faster, energy-efficient technique for manufacturing the ceramic materials used in aerospace, medical implants, military defense armor and a wide variety of technical applications, in addition to traditional ceramics like tableware and architectural tiles. Ceramic materials [...]

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23rd annual Welcome Wednesday draws crowd to Parade Grounds

Even though temperatures were in the 90s, more than 800 students, faculty and staff turned out Aug. 28 for the 23rd Annual health sciences programs tradition Welcome Wednesday. Student groups as well as other service groups such as the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center set up tables to provide information and answer questions. Even the [...]

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Jin appointed to Secretary of Energy Advisory Board

Deborah Jin, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and professor adjoint for physics at the University of Colorado Boulder, as well as a fellow of JILA, a joint institute of CU-Boulder and NIST, has been named to the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board by the U.S. Department of Energy. Jin, along [...]

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Dukovic named Beckman Young Investigator

Gordana Dukovic, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at CU-Boulder, has been named a Beckman Young Investigator by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. The award will provide up to $750,000 over four years to support Dukovic’s research on new materials for solar energy harvesting. The Beckman Young Investigator program provides research [...]

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Stefes collaborates on research regarding authoritarian regimes

Christoph Stefes, associate professor political science at CU Denver, is the coordinator of a project at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) that examines why some dictatorships prevail while others are overthrown. “This probably is the only project that connects various strands of research on the resilience of authoritarian regimes and empirically tests previously [...]

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Six new faculty join three UCCS colleges

Six new faculty members have joined the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at UCCS. They are: John Adams, instructor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science — Adams previously served as a lecturer [...]

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Jian Yang, a CU Denver Business School professor of finance, has been recognized for his manuscript regarding real estate investments by the American Real Estate Society (ARES). His work, “Price Jump Risk on the U.S. Housing Market,” was selected as the best in its category. Yang’s research interests in investment focus on empirical asset pricing, [...]

In memoriam

Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder Donald E. Loomiller, 83, retired staff. Aug. 9, 2013.    

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On-the-job problem solving recognized at University of Colorado

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CU administrators recently recognized several employees across the system who drew on experience and imagination to generate new ways of working smarter and faster at their campuses.

CU study relies on twins and their parents to understand height-IQ connection

The fact that taller people also tend to be slightly smarter is due in roughly equal parts to two phenomena—the same genes affect both traits and taller people are more likely than average to mate with smarter people and vice versa—according to a study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The study did not [...]

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Regensteiner receives mentorship award

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Judy Regensteiner, professor of medicine at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine, was awarded the Outstanding Research Mentor Award for 2013 by the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) Clinical Science Graduate Program.  The award is based on student nominations. Said Amy Huebschmann, one of Regensteiner’s mentees, “Judy has clearly exemplified the following [...]

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Hauser book recognized with national award

Gerard A. Hauser, professor of communication at the CU-Boulder, has received the James A. Winans and Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address from the National Communication Association (NCA). Hauser earned the award for scholarship that was published from April through March of the previous year. Hauser won the [...]

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Asakawa photo takes national award

Glenn Asakawa, associate director of photo and video in University Communications at CU-Boulder, won an award of excellence in the 2013 UCDA National Design competition for his cover photo “Wind Engineers.” The photo appeared in the most recent CU Engineering magazine in April. This is the third UCDA national award for Asakawa, an alumnus of CU-Boulder.

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Keränen guest edits journal

Lisa Keränen, associate professor of communication at the University of Colorado Denver, guest edited “Inventing the Future: The Rhetorics of Science, Technology, and Medicine,” a special issue of “POROI: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetorical Analysis and Invention.” The issue included 17 commissioned essays by leading scholars who study the rhetoric of science, technology and medicine. [...]

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Gan among group receiving grants for radiation oncology work

Gregory Gan, a resident in oncology at the Anschutz Medical Campus, is one of seven leading researchers who received a total of $675,000 in awards and grants to advance radiation oncology research. The awards were given by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). The ASTRO Resident/Fellows in Radiation Oncology Research Seed Grant awards $25,000 [...]

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Perlmutter thanked for CU support at Anschutz Medical Campus

Perlmutter thanked for CU support at Anschutz Medical Campus

Rep. Ed Perlmutter was honored Tuesday at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center for his longtime support of CU and his work on behalf of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and the surrounding community.

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Milo the Lynx ready to time travel at CU Denver

Milo the Lynx ready to time travel at CU Denver

Earlier this week, CU President Bruce Benson received his invitation to today’s CU Denver block party via special delivery. Campus mascot Milo the Lynx arrived in tie-dye attire to present the invite and pose for photos with staff members in the president’s office.

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CU professor to use new mobile technology to test for agricultural pathogens in Africa

CU professor to use new mobile technology to test for agricultural pathogens in Africa

A University of Colorado Boulder faculty member will travel to Africa later this month to test a mobile smartphone technology developed by his team to rapidly detect and track natural carcinogens, including aflatoxin, which is estimated to contaminate up to 25 percent of the global food supply and cause severe illnesses in humans and animals. [...]

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Response to initial Anschutz Medical Campus Food Truck Row ‘phenomenal’

Anschutz Medical Campus Food Truck Row

The response to Food Truck Row on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus last week exceeded every expectation. “What an overwhelming response,” said David Turnquist, associate vice chancellor, Facilities Management. “I was concerned that we wouldn’t have enough people to make this interesting/profitable for the food truck operators. Was I ever wrong about that!” Trucks open [...]

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Hill, Wyatt bring ‘Colorado Diet’ to bookshelves

Hill, Wyatt bring ‘Colorado Diet’ to bookshelves

James O. Hill, founding executive director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, and Holly Wyatt, associate director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and associate professor, will sign their new book, “State of Slim: Fix Your Metabolism and Drop 20 Pounds in 8 Weeks on the Colorado Diet,” at a book signing and cooking demonstration, Sept. 24 at the center.

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Leister receives residency, commission for Nashville exhibit

Bryan Leister, an assistant professor of visual arts in the College of Arts and Media at the University of Colorado Denver, recently was awarded a month residency and $8,000 commission to create an installation for the Parthenon Museum of Art in Nashville, Tenn. The international call for proposals asked artists to submit social sculpture, performance [...]

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Brent recognized for toxicology work

Jeffrey Brent, clinical professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has received the Matthew J. Ellenhorn Award from the American College of Medical Toxicology. Each year, the organization bestows the honor on an individual for their contributions to the field medical toxicology. Brent will be recognized at the annual meeting of the North [...]

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Regents pass resolution supporting Colorado Springs RTA application

Regents pass resolution supporting Colorado Springs RTA application

Tourism proposal includes UCCS sports medicine and performance center, as well as other facilities and attractions around the city.

Mars-bound MAVEN hailed in haiku

The spacecraft for NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN, mission recently arrived in Florida in anticipation of a November launch. The mission, being led by the University of Colorado Boulder, also inspired winners of a recent haiku contest. The spacecraft was shipped on Aug. 2, aboard a U.S. Air Force cargo plane from [...]

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Occupational Health Program gets new home

The CU Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus Occupational Health Clinic is now open for appointments in new digs at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, just northwest of the prior clinic location. The Occupational Health Program is administered by the Environmental Health and Safety Department, under the vice chancellor for research. The program oversees employee [...]

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Hartnett publishes new article, continues publicity

Stephen John Hartnett, professor and chair of communication at CU Denver, recently published “The Folly of Fighting for Providence, or, the End of Empire and Exceptionalism” in Cultural Studies ó Critical Methodologies. This spring, Hartnett was the featured guest on The Real News.com, an independent, Web-based TV show, where he discussed the history and contemporary [...]

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Joan T. Bihun, senior instructor in psychology at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, won the Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award given by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division Two of the American Psychological Association). The award – a plaque and $1,500 – were presented Aug. 3 during the 2013 [...]

NASA mission involving CU-Boulder discovers particle accelerator in heart of Van Allen radiation

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Using data from a NASA satellite, a team of scientists led by the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and involving the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered a massive particle accelerator in the heart of one of the harshest regions of near-Earth space, a region of super-energetic, charged particles surrounding the globe known as the Van Allen radiation belts.

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Tenure list: August 2013

At its Wednesday meeting, the Board of Regents approved awards of tenure and appointments with tenure for five faculty members across the system

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New fiscal year brings changes to pay statements

When University of Colorado employees received their July 31 paycheck, many may have noticed that 2013-2014 benefits had taken effect and premiums had been deducted.

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A week’s worth of camping syncs internal clock to sunrise and sunset, CU-Boulder study finds

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Spending only one week exposed only to natural light while camping in the Rocky Mountains was enough to sync the circadian clocks of eight people participating in a University of Colorado Boulder study with the timing of sunrise and sunset.

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Argys named interim dean

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Laura Argys, a professor of economics, has been named interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver. Argys has taught courses ranging from introductory economics to graduate research seminars. “Laura is a labor economist and economic demographer who conducts research in the areas of health, education and family policies, with [...]

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Bedrick brings expertise, leadership to Cancer Center

Ed Bedrick, a prominent statistician, has joined the University of Colorado Cancer Center as the director of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource and the Colorado School of Public Health as a professor of biostatistics and informatics. Before joining the CU Cancer Center, Bedrick served as professor of biostatistics and the director of the Biostatistics [...]

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Vellequette to lead tech transfer at two campuses

MaryBeth Vellequette  has been appointed the tech transfer director for the University of Colorado’s Boulder and Colorado Springs campuses. Vellequette joined the CU Tech Transfer Office’s Boulder licensing group in 2009 and is an experienced patent agent, having worked at both OmniVision Technologies and local law firm Greenlee, Winner & Sullivan. She also served as [...]

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Peggy Bruehl, instructor, and Aimee Bernard, senior instructor, Department of Integrative Biology at CU Denver, attended an intensive weeklong National Science Foundation-supported professional development workshop at Hobart & William Smith College in Geneva, New York in mid-June. The workshop is based on a new teaching approach that seeks to transform the learning environment of undergraduate [...]

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In memoriam

Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder Ben Burton Balsley, 81, research professor. July 31, 2013. Jack J. Kraushaar, 89, faculty retiree emeritus. July 25, 2013. Patti R. McNeely, 61, PERA retiree. July 24, 2013.  

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Benson: Cronin a ‘dynamic leader’ for CU fundraising operations

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CU’s new vice president for advancement has been vice chancellor of institutional advancement and chief executive officer of the Texas Tech Foundation Inc. since 2007.

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Consultant: Funding climate demands fresh look at academic priorities

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CU and other institutions must set academic priorities and identify internal resources to meet them, the Board of Regents heard last week.

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Rick George named athletic director

Note: This first appeared July 17 as a breaking news item on CU Connections. University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano today named Rick George as director of intercollegiate athletics at CU-Boulder, effective Aug. 12. George currently serves as president of business operations for Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers and has spent more than [...]

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Guatemala is ‘alternative’ destination for students’ service project

QUETZALTENANGO, Guatemala – Shortly after the spring semester ended, a group of 15 CU Denver undergraduate students and four staff members headed to Guatemala for the first international Alternative Break. “The goal of our Alternative Breaks is to get students out of their comfort zones and work with issues concerning social justice and cultural immersion,” said [...]

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CU raises $258.8 million in 2012-13, a record for private support

The university benefited from more than a quarter billion dollars in private support in the fiscal year ending June 30. That total exceeds the previous record, set in 2012, by 13 percent.

Chreist named CU-Boulder assistant vice chancellor for alumni relations

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Ryan Chreist has been named assistant vice chancellor for alumni relations at the University of Colorado Boulder. Chreist, who most recently served as the director of recruitment, operations and system integration for the CU-Boulder Office of Admissions, starts this week. “Ryan’s background in admissions has given him a truly global understanding of CU-Boulder’s appeal to [...]

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Yi awarded $720,000 research grant

Rui Yi, an assistant professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology at the University of Colorado Boulder and a University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator, has been awarded a four-year, $720,000 Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society (ACS). His project – investigating cellular context-specific function of microRNAs in the skin — will examine [...]

Schmidt named a Damon Runyon Fellow

Jens C. Schmidt, a postdoctoral scientist conducting cancer research in the lab of Thomas R. Cech at CU-Boulder, recently was named a Damon Runyon Fellow by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on supporting innovative early career researchers. The Fellowship encourages the nation’s most promising young scientists to pursue careers in [...]

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James O. Hill, executive director for the Colorado Center for Health and Wellness at the University of Colorado, professor of pediatrics and medicine at the School of Medicine, and director of the Center for Human Nutrition and the Colorado Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), has been named to the Science Advisory Board of Curves International [...]

In memoriam

Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU Anschutz Medical Campus Mark Robert Paulin, 54, mental health clinician, School of Medicine. July 13, 2013.              

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University looks to make most of research and discovery

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CU is engaged in an effort to enhance its research operations and infrastructure, as well as to diversify the entities it partners with, all with the intent of increasing revenue in one of CU’s most significant funding streams.

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Regents re-elect Carrigan as chair, Sharkey as vice chair

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At a special meeting, Michael Carrigan, D-Denver, was re-elected on a 4-3 vote, with two members of the nine-member board abstaining. Steve Bosley, R-Longmont, was the other nominee.

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Tallman promoted to interim leader of Tech Transfer

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Kate Tallman, senior director for CU’s Technology Transfer Office (TTO) at the Boulder and Colorado Springs campuses, has been named Interim Associate Vice President of Technology Transfer for the university.

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CU study shows how early Earth kept warm enough to support life

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Solving the “faint young sun paradox” — explaining how early Earth was warm and habitable for life beginning more than 3 billion years ago even though the sun was 20 percent dimmer than today — may not be as difficult as believed, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study. Two CU-Boulder researchers say all [...]

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ABC’s ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ comes to Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

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The University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) has been selected by ABC-TV and producer Eyeworks USA as the medical oversight, weight loss and nutrition services partner for the fourth season of the network’s hit series “Extreme Weight Loss.” Production of the show’s fourth season is underway. “Extreme Weight Loss” is a noncompetitive [...]

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Abdalati named new director of CIRES

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Waleed Abdalati is the new director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), a joint institute of the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Abdalati — a CIRES Fellow, CU-Boulder professor of geography, and director of the CIRES Earth Science and Observation Center – took office July [...]

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Austin named interim dean of College of Music

James Austin, a professor of music education, has been named interim dean of CU-Boulder’s College of Music. Austin joined the college in 1994 and has served as associate dean of undergraduate studies since 2006. He was the music education chair from 1997 to 2012. In 2004, the college awarded Austin the Richard Bern Trego faculty [...]

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Shockley-Zalabak receives Range Riders’ Silver Spur Award

University of Colorado Colorado Springs Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak was honored with the Pikes Peak Range Riders’ Silver Spur Award during the group’s annual dinner June 23. “I was surprised, honored and humbled by this award,” Shockley-Zalabak said. “The award really is for the work of an entire campus.” The Silver Spur Award recognizes Shockley-Zalabak’s impact [...]

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Peterson receives grant for violence prevention

Kerry Peterson, an assistant professor at the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences in the Graduate Nursing Department at UCCS, has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the American Psychiatric Nursing Foundation (APNF), a charitable foundation dedicated to preserving psychiatric mental health nursing’s past and ensuring its future. Peterson was awarded the grant for [...]

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Trujillo named regional Coach of the Year

Phil Trujillo, head coach of men’s golf at UCCS, recently was named the Eaton Golf Pride South Central Region Coach of the Year in conjunction with the Golf Coaches Association of America. It is his sixth regional coach of the year award in his 13 seasons. Trujillo led the Mountain Lions to their fifth national [...]

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Video featuring Williams’ research gets Emmy nod

“Water: A Zero Sum Game,” a five-minute video produced by the Office for University Outreach’s Learn More About Climate Initiative at CU-Boulder, has been nominated for an Emmy Award by the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The video investigates how climate change is threatening Western water resources. The video [...]

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Borden chosen for national symposium

Mark Borden, a faculty member in mechanical engineering at CU-Boulder, was selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s 2013 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. Some 81 of the nation’s brightest young engineers who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work were selected to take part in the symposium in September in Delaware. [...]

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Taylor named interim assistant dean

Robin Michaels, associate professor of cell and developmental biology, is stepping down after 19 years at the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver. Michaels serves as assistant dean for essentials core curriculum, director of the State Anatomical Board, and co-director of the Digestive, Endocrine and Metabolic Systems Block. Michaels has accepted a [...]

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Perkins contributes to mathematics book

Katherine Perkins, associate professor at CU-Boulder, as well as authors Karina Hensberry, Noah Podolefsky, Ariel Paul, and Emily Moore, have contributed a chapter to “Common Core Mathematics Standards and Implementing Digital Technologies,” edited by Drew Polly (University of North Carolina at Charlotte). “Common Core Mathematics Standards and Implementing Digital Technologies” provides a critical discussion of [...]

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White to hold board presidency

Malaika White, CU Denver College of Nursing human resources manager, will become president of the Exempt Professional Assembly Board for the 2013-14 academic year. Seven new officers were elected. White was already on the board, having served as president elect during 2012-13. The new vice president/president elect is Tamika Coleman, School of Medicine-Surgery, academic affairs [...]

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Members of the College of Architecture and Planning at CU Denver were involved in the 2013 American Institute of Architects(AIA) National Convention and Design Exposition in Denver June 20-22. Julee Herdt, professor of architecture,co-hosted Southern California Institute of Architecture’s alumni event; Ann Komara,associate professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture, spoke at the University of Virginia [...]

Tenure list: June 2013

The Board of Regents approved awards of tenure and appointments with tenure for 63 faculty members across the system.

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New policy addresses student behaviors of concern

New policy addresses student behaviors of concern

A new systemwide administrative policy statement outlines CU’s requirement for each campus to establish a Behavioral Review and Intervention Team and provides institutional guidelines for policies to be adopted by each campus.

DiStefano names search committee for new athletic department director

University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano has announced the formation of a search committee to find a new director of intercollegiate athletics. CU Athletic Director Mike Bohn resigned from the post as AD effective June 3. “I am delighted to announce the formation of the committee that will seek new leadership for CU [...]

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Hodges recognized for career-long excellence    

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Robert Hodges, professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been honored with the Murray Goodman Scientific Excellence and Mentorship Award by the American Peptide Society. The award recognizes Hodges’ career-long research excellence and mentorship in the field of peptide science. Hodges graduated with his Ph.D. in biochemistry [...]

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Mahan, Schibli honored with prestigious NSF CAREER Awards

Two University of Colorado Boulder faculty members have received prestigious CAREER Awards from the National Science Foundation. NSF Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, Awards recognize talented young faculty members with grants to support outstanding research projects and to encourage the integration of teaching and research. Kevin Mahan, assistant professor of geological sciences, and Thomas [...]

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Lockley receives high honor from geologists

Martin Lockley, CU Denver emeritus professor in geography and environmental sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has received the Harrison Schmitt Award from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. This group is the world’s largest professional geological society. The Schmitt Award is given for unique contributions to the science of geology, and is named [...]

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Martinez, Magee present at national conference

Dominic F. Martinez, senior director of Office of Inclusion and Outreach, and Deidre Houston Magee, School of Medicine BA/BS to MD program, presented at the 26th Annual National Conference for Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) earlier this month in New Orleans. The presentation, “Professional Pipeline Program and Partnerships: A Pathway to Increase [...]

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Dan Theodorescu, director of the CU Cancer Center and Paul Bunn Professor, has been appointed to the editorial board of Cancer Research, the flagship journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. He also was elected treasurer of the Society of Urologic Oncology for a three-year term, after having served three years as a board [...]

In memoriam

Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder William J. Hanna, 91, retired faculty emeritus. June 1, 2013. Owen W. King, 85, PERA retiree. May 24, 2013. CU Denver Evert C. Blomberg, 86, PERA retiree. June 12, 2013. Bradford M. [...]

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CU-Boulder prof to lead NASA campaign to study North American air quality

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A University of Colorado Boulder professor is leading a major NASA airborne science campaign this summer that will probe weather patterns and air pollution over a vast expanse of North America – with potential global climate consequences. The campaign, known as the Studies of Emissions, Atmospheric Composition, Clouds and Climate Coupling by Regional Surveys, or [...]

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Watch for benefits information in the mail

Employee benefits for the 2013-14 fiscal year will begin July 1. In the coming weeks, University of Colorado benefits-eligible employees and retirees will receive the necessary ID cards and information to take full advantage of their benefits.

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Allen honored with WiLMA during Mountain Region Economic Summit

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Brenda J. Allen, associate vice chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, was one of four women honored at the recent Women in Leadership and Management Awards (WiLMA) luncheon, which was part of the Mountain Region Black Economic Summit in Denver. The award — named in honor [...]

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Knight, Lin receive research award on cell function, or malfunction

University of Colorado Denver Department of Chemistry colleagues Jefferson Knight, assistant professor, and Hai Lin, associate professor, have received a multi-investigator Cottrell College Science Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. Knight and Lin are researching the subtle differences in how two similar proteins “dock,” or attach themselves to cell membranes. The proteins under [...]

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Truesdale recognized for community service

Rhonda Truesdale, human resources and finance manager for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Police Department, was honored by the National Council of Negro Women Inc. (NCNW). Truesdale, a Denver native, is the youth director of the Youth Ministry at True Light Baptist Church where she also leads the Wednesday Night Youth Bible Study [...]

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Kautzer curates new exhibit on home and homelessness

Chad Kautzer, assistant professor of philosophy at CU Denver, is curating an art exhibition at RedLine gallery, 2350 Arapahoe St., Denver. “Not Exactly: Between home and where I find myself” is RedLine’s signature exhibition for 2013. It involves 21 international, national, local and “not exactly” homeless artists, as well as the work (and presence as a [...]

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Award recognizes Camidge’s work in lung cancer

Ross Camidge, director of the thoracic oncology clinical program and associate director for clinical research at the CU Cancer Center, has received the Hank Baskett Sr. Spirit Award. The award was created to raise funds and awareness for those affected by lung cancer. Hank Baskett Sr. was diagnosed with lung cancer and in 2012 his [...]

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Lorna Moore, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the CU School of Medicine, joined a group of distinguished colleagues last month when she was awarded the Robert F. Grover Prize from the American Thoracic Society during a ceremony in Philadelphia. The award recognizes “outstanding contributions to the study of the effect of hypoxia and high [...]

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CU system joins with Coursera to explore MOOC-based learning, collaboration

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The CU system has announced a new agreement with Coursera, a leading massive open online course (MOOC) platform, that will allow faculty members from all CU campuses the opportunity to explore use of the Coursera technology platform for delivering education.

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CU-Boulder’s Barry named interim director of intercollegiate athletics

CU-Boulder’s Barry named interim director of intercollegiate athletics

She replaces CU-Boulder Athletic Director Mike Bohn, who submitted his resignation earlier Tuesday.

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Supreme Court rules against Lobato case

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The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday announced its decision to overturn a district court decision in the Lobato v. State lawsuit, ruling 4-2 that the state’s school finance system does not violate the constitution.

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Connections begins summer publication schedule

Connections begins summer publication schedule

Today we shift to biweekly publication, through Aug. 8.

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CU-Boulder organizing effort to establish unmanned aircraft test site in Colorado

CU-Boulder organizing effort to establish unmanned aircraft test site in Colorado

A state application organized by the University of Colorado Boulder has been submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration for the development of one of six unmanned aircraft systems test sites slated to be established across the United States. Submitted this month, the seventh and final volume of the Colorado application is one of 50 proposals [...]

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Smalyukh receives Early Career Award from DOE

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Ivan Smalyukh, an assistant professor of physics at the University of Colorado Boulder and a founding fellow of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI), has been awarded a 2013 Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy. The award is $750,000 over five years and Smalyukh will use the funding to study the [...]

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Pyszczynski’s research proposal funded

A research proposal by Tom Pyszczynski, a Distinguished Professor at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and Jeff Greenberg at the University of Arizona has received funding by the Immortality Project at the University of California, Riverside. “Religious and Scientific Paths to Immortality: A Clash of Cultures?” will examine why some people embrace pursuing indefinite [...]

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Historians recognize Komara for book on Skyline Park

Ann Komara, associate professor and chair of landscape architecture at the University of Colorado Denver, will receive a Leadership in History Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) for her book “Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park” (Princeton Architectural Press, 2012). AASLH bestows the awards to establish and encourage standards of [...]

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Eight UCH nurses honored

Eight nurses representing a broad cross-section of the University of Colorado Hospital recently were named “Magnet Nurses of the Year” for their hard work and commitment to their profession, patients and families and the organization. The Magnet Advisory Council evaluated the candidates. Honorees are: Clinical Practice: Transformational Leadership: Martha Paulson, RN, Surgical Intensive Care Unit [...]

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Garrity named associate dean for student life at School of Medicine

Maureen Garrity will become the associate dean for student life and head the newly created Office of Student Life at the School of Medicine effective June 1. The new office is a combination of the old Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Admissions. Garrity previously served as associate dean of admissions and is [...]

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Several Ph.D. candidates from the University of Colorado Boulder recently were honored by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. Ifeyinwa Okoye was one of 30 Google Anita Borg Memorial scholars and received $10,000. The scholars, who attend universities in the United States and Canada, will join the annual Google Scholars’ Retreat this summer [...]

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Boulder Campus Staff Council honors retirees, years of service

What do 1992, 1987, 1982 and 1977 have in common? These years were the starting points of University of Colorado Boulder careers that have lasted between 20 and 35 years, and were recognized at the annual Staff Council “Years of Service” appreciation event.

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Open Enrollment ends at 5 p.m. Friday

Open Enrollment 2013-14

This is the one time of year when University of Colorado benefits-eligible employees and retirees may make changes to benefits. If you take no action, you will be automatically enrolled into your current plan elections.

Navy son, stationed in Japan, surprises mom by appearing at her graduation

Navy son, stationed in Japan, surprises mom by appearing at her graduation

The bear hug between the mom in a cap and gown and son in Navy fatigues went on for more than a minute. Zac Drake, stationed in Japan, hadn’t seen his mother, Beth Rozinek, in 18 months. He surprised her by flying in for her graduation. Spring Commencement took place Saturday morning under sunny skies [...]

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Northern hemisphere losing last dry snow region, says CU study

Northern hemisphere losing last dry snow region, says CU study

Last July, something unprecedented in the 34-year satellite record happened: 98 percent of the Greenland Ice Sheet’s surface melted, compared to roughly 50 percent during an average summer. Snow that usually stays frozen and dry turned wet with melt water. Research led by the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences now shows last summer’s [...]

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CU-Boulder cheers faculty/staff giving to CU

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Some 200 Boulder campus faculty, staff and fundraisers — most of whom make financial gifts to the University of Colorado — gathered Friday at Chancellor Philip DiStefano’s home for a late afternoon reception to celebrate faculty and staff. They heard remarks from campus and fundraising leadership, supporters including Pat Furman (’76, JD ’80) and Tate [...]

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Patel tapped for Dream Team to fight Childhood Epilepsy Syndrome

Manisha Patel, professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, has been selected to lead one of eight “Dream Teams” of research scientists tasked with curing childhood epilepsy at a variety of institutions throughout the country. Funding comes from Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE). Patel’s team [...]

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Chadwick is ‘Let Your Light Shine’ EPA Employee of the Month

Kelly Chadwick, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Human Resources coordinator, is the recipient of the “Let Your Light Shine” award for April. Chadwick has worked for the university for just over a year and already has had five different supervisors. Even with such change in leadership, she still has been able to excel and [...]

Leinwand honored with Bonfils-Stanton Award

Leslie Leinwand, chief scientific officer of the University of Colorado Boulder’s BioFrontiers Institute, was honored earlier this month as one of three recipients of the annual Bonfils-Stanton Awards, which are given to people who make outstanding contributions to enhance the quality of life for Colorado residents. Leinwand, who is an expert in on cardiovascular disease, [...]

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Walker performs world premiere in Washington, D.C.

Gregory T.S. Walker, professor in the University of Colorado Denver College of Arts and Media (CAM) in the string program, performed the world-premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker’s “Bleu” for solo violin at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on April 20. George Walker is Gregory’s father. The younger Walker performed playing a [...]

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Allison Kempe, professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine and director of the Children’s Outcomes Research Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado, has been appointed to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Her term begins July 1. Last month, Kempe was named “Big Shot of the Year” by [...]

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CU to move quickly in hunt for new fundraising chief

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The CU Board of Regents on Wednesday voted to to allow President Bruce Benson to deviate from the standard search process as he looks for a chief fundraiser to oversee a realignment of CU’s fundraising and advancement efforts.

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CU notches successes in recently ended legislative session

All CU-initiated bills are on their way to Gov. John Hickenlooper for his signature.

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One week left for Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment 2013-14

University of Colorado benefits-eligible employees and retirees may make changes to benefits plans during Open Enrollment, which ends at 5 p.m. May 24.

Boulder Campus Staff Council welcomes new members, returning incumbents

Seven incumbents and four newcomers recently were elected to the Boulder Campus Staff Council following a campus-wide, web-based nomination and voting process.

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Major gift will establish scholarships, continue legacy of Shaka Franklin Foundation

For nearly a quarter century, Les and Marianne Franklin, through their Shaka Franklin Foundation for Youth, have devoted substantial efforts and resources to helping underserved Metro Denver youth develop self-esteem, life skills and the goal of pursuing higher education. The Franklins’ goals will outlive them at the University of Colorado Denver, where they are making [...]

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Connections sets summer publication calendar

Even if you’ll be away from your campus for any of this summer, you can stay up to date on happenings across the University of Colorado system by connecting with CU Connections.

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CU announces Denver | Anschutz Technology Transfer Awards

The University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office (TTO) on Tuesday presented awards to university researchers and companies who represent best practices in commercialization of university technologies. The TTO presented awards to a CU School of Medicine inventor, a startup company and a business advisor during its awards luncheon at the Anschutz Medical Campus, along with [...]

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Record number of students offered Fulbright awards for 2013-14

Twelve University of Colorado Boulder students have been offered Fulbright grants to pursue teaching, research and graduate studies abroad during the 2013-14 academic year, an all-time record for CU-Boulder. Their proposed subjects range from studying robotic colonoscopy equipment to determining the accuracy of wind measurements near wind turbines. Other proposals include research on the changing [...]

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Udall appointed to climate change advisory committee

Bradley Udall, director of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment, University of Colorado Boulder, was appointed to a newly created federal advisory committee that will provide guidance about the Interior Department’s climate change adaptation science initiatives. The Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science will advise the Secretary of [...]

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Lundquist honored for wind energy research

Julie Lundquist, assistant professor at the University of Colorado Boulder with a joint appointment at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, was honored with the Rising Star Award at the Women of Wind Energy’s (WoWE) annual luncheon at the American Wind Energy Association’s WINDPOWER 2013 Conference in Chicago last week. The award is given to a [...]

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Four UCCS staff members elected to PESA board

Four University of Colorado Colorado Springs staff members were recently elected to board positions in the Professional Exempt Staff Association for 2013-14. The election results were announced by Ida Dilwood, director, Office of Disability Services and University Testing Center, and PESA president. Those elected are: Nan Cornella, customer service coordinator, University Center, vice president; Sabrina [...]

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Yang among co-authors recognized for award-winning paper

Finance Jian Yang, associate professor of finance at the University of Colorado Denver Business School, has co-authored “The Differential Impact of the Bank-Firm Relationship on IPO Underpricing: Evidence from China.” The work has been recommended for the best paper award by the “Pacific-Basin Finance Journal.” The designation comes with a $2,000 cash award and an [...]

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Herrera earns high honor from national society

Andrea Herrera, professor in the Department of Women’s and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, was recently named a member of the Order of Discoverers, one of the highest honors offered by Sigma Delta Pi, a national collegiate Hispanic honor society. Herrera was selected because of her “exceptional contributions to the profession [...]

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Davies promoted to U.S. Air Force major

Brett Davies, a fellow in Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, has been promoted from captain to major in the United States Air Force. He is receiving advanced training at the Anschutz Medical Campus in the Ophthalmology Department. Davies soon will be the only fellowship-trained oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in the U.S. Air Force. Robert [...]

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Hunter’s writing recognized

An article written by Lawrence Hunter, professor and director of the Computational Bioscience Program at the School of Medicine, that warns about the tremendous quantity of information the average person shares online, recently was cited by the Smithsonian magazine’s Paleofuture blog. What’s unusual about the article is that it was written by Hunter in 1985 [...]

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Boulder Campus Staff Council celebrates 50 years

Boulder Campus Staff Council celebrates 50th anniversary

Was it worth adding the role of council member on top of regular work duties? The 28 past council members said “yes.”

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UCCS finds way to SUCCEED

UCCS earns Be Colorado award

Be Colorado announces campus competition champion and winners of $300 airfare vouchers.

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Realignment of CU’s fundraising organization set to begin

The University of Colorado is taking another step in an ongoing process of increasing revenue streams it has some control over in light of one it has little influence on, declines in state funding.

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Attend an Open Enrollment Session on your campus

Employee Services’ benefits professionals will conduct Open Enrollment (OE) Sessions on each campus beginning today and continuing next week.

Obituary: Deegan Moon Lew

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Deegan Moon Lew, a clinical instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, died unexpectedly May 1, 2013. He was 46. Lew was recruited to the department more than three years ago after time in private practice in Poway, Calif. He completed his undergraduate training at the University of California San [...]

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Hicks honored for procurement contributions

At its Annual Meeting in April, the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) presented the Bert C. Ahrens Achievement Award to Assistant Vice President/Chief Procurement Officer Sandy Hicks. The highest honor given by the association, the Ahrens award recognizes a member who has made outstanding contributions to NAEP and to the procurement profession in general, over [...]

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Anseth, Kapteyn elected to National Academy of Sciences

Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth of the chemical and biological engineering department and Professor Henry Kapteyn of the physics department at the University of Colorado Boulder have been elected members of the National Academy of Sciences, a top honor recognizing scientists and engineers for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Anseth is affiliated with [...]

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Herdt a finalist for Green Building Council award

The “BioSIPs” technology project by Julee Herdt, professor in the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) at the University of Colorado Denver and a working architect, was selected as a finalist for the U.S. Green Building Council, Colorado Public Interest Design Award. Six statewide awards were presented during the Rocky Mountain Green sustainability conference in [...]

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College of Arts and Media honored for excellence

Three faculty members and five students from the film and television program at the College of Arts and Media at CU Denver attended workshops and the College Television Awards gala in Los Angeles on April 25. “The Mortal Coils,” a web series produced by students, won third place in the national competition. Those involved with [...]

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Yakacki serves as guest editor

Chris Yakacki, assistant professor of College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), mechanical engineering at CU Denver, recently served as a guest editor for Polymer Reviews, the second-most cited polymer review journal. As guest editor, he created a special issue titled, “Shape-Memory and Shape-Changing Polymers.” “Shape-memory and shape-changing polymers are a dynamic class of materials [...]

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Todd honored for immunization work

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and the CDC Foundation honored James Todd, professor of pediatrics and microbiology in the CU School of Medicine and a physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado, with a CDC Childhood Immunization Champion award. The award acknowledges individuals who have made immunization successes possible in their communities. “For more [...]

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Hanenberg elected to board

Stephanie Hanenberg, director, Student Health Center at UCCS, recently was elected to serve as a board member for the American College Health Association. Hanenberg will represent Region II, which includes Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming, as well as Manitoba, Nunavut, and Saskatchewan, Canada. Since 1920, the [...]

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Fred Andreas, assistant professor adjunct of architecture at CU Denver, has been invited to be a featured speaker at the Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) international conference in Changsha City, China, on May 25-26. Andreas will present two written papers on Living Wall research and progress and “Eco-Cities: Challenges and Practices,” presenting innovative approaches to sustainable [...]

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Olds honored with Chase Faculty Community Service Award

David L. Olds, Ph.D.

School of Medicine faculty member is founder of the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), a program providing home visits by nurses for first-time, low-income moms and their children.

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Open Enrollment begins Monday

Open Enrollment 2013-14

University of Colorado benefits-eligible employees and retirees may make changes to benefits plans beginning at 8 a.m. Monday and continuing until 5 p.m. May 24.

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Study: Forced exercise may still protect against anxiety, stress

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Being forced to exercise may still help reduce anxiety and depression just as exercising voluntarily does, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder. Past studies have shown that people who exercise are more protected against stress-related disorders. And scientists know that the perception of control can benefit a person’s [...]

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New Creating Futures magazine now available

Spring 2013 issue of Creating Futures magazine

The Spring 2013 issue of Creating Futures magazine is now available. This 40-page issue, available in Zmags format or at the CU Foundation web site, celebrates philanthropy throughout the University of Colorado, with feature subjects that include: The Boots to Suits program at CU Denver, which is helping military veterans transition into civilian careers The Linda Crnic [...]

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March for Babies marks 75 years

The sun was out with comfortable temperatures for the crowd of nearly 5,000 that laced up their walking shoes to March for Babies on April 27 in Denver’s City Park. Marking 75 years of work on behalf of babies, the March for Babies is an effort through the March of Dimes that funds important research [...]

Nesbitt, Wineland named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Two University of Colorado Boulder faculty — David Nesbitt, an adjoint professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and David Wineland, an adjoint professor of physics in CU-Boulder’s physics department who shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics — are among the luminaries selected for the 2013 class of members of the American Academy of Arts and [...]

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Boulder Faculty Assembly announces annual awards

The Boulder Faculty Assembly (BFA) recently recognized the recipients of the 2012-2013 Faculty Excellence Awards. Each spring, the BFA presents up to 12 members of the Boulder Faculty Senate with awards for faculty excellence, recognizing their outstanding work. The organization accepts nominees in three categories: excellence in the areas of teaching; service; and research, scholarly [...]

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CU representatives take part in higher education conference in Saudi Arabia

George Kacenga, director of International Enrollment Management at CU Denver;  Anthony Shull, executive director of International Affairs at UCCS; and John Stevenson, dean of the Graduate School at CU-Boulder participated in the fourth annual International Exhibition and Conference on Higher Education (IECHE)  April 16-20 in the Riyadh International Exhibition Center. The main theme of the [...]

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CU-Boulder honors sustainability successes

The 2013 winners of the CU-Boulder’s Campus Sustainability Awards program, which was established in 1997 to recognize outstanding individuals and departments demonstrating strong commitments to reducing the campus’ impact on the environment, were celebrated during a recent ceremony. The 2013 campus sustainability awardees are: • James Balog, Outstanding Alumni — Balog has been a leader [...]

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Corotis to deliver keynote

Ross Corotis, the Denver Business Challenge Professor of Engineering at CU-Boulder and former dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, will discuss the public and political challenges of natural hazard risk prevention as keynote for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s eighth annual Arnold D. Kerr Lecture on Wednesday at the University [...]

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Doug Novins, director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital Colorado, recently was bestowed the title of Cy and Lydia Professor of Child Psychiatry.  .. Malik Kahook, professor of ophthalmology at the School of Medicine, will receive the 2013 Ludwig von Sallmann Clinician-Scientist Award at the Association for Research in Vision and [...]

Obituary: Linda Cordell

Linda Cordell, Ph.D., a former director of the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, died March 29, 2013.  She was 69. She earned her bachelor’s degree at George Washington University, her master’s at the University of Oregon, and her doctorate at the University of California Santa Barbara. She taught at the University of New [...]

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In memoriam

Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder Mary Ann Andersen, 79, classified staff retiree. April 7, 2013. Grant A. Johnson, 81, faculty retiree. April 3, 2013. Jeanette Tatum, 75, classified staff retiree. April 15, 2013. CU Denver Thomas M. [...]

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Three faculty members honored as exceptional educators

President's Teaching Scholars

The title of CU President’s Teaching Scholar signifies the university system’s highest recognition of excellence in and commitment to learning and teaching, as well as active, substantial contributions to scholarly work.

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President’s Diversity Awards honor leaders in inclusiveness

President's Diversity Awards honor leaders in inclusiveness

Awardees for 2013 will be recognized at a reception from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 8 in the first floor conference room at 1800 Grant St.

Open enrollment requires action by all

Open Enrollment 2013-14

The time when University of Colorado faculty and staff may make changes to benefits plans begins at 8 a.m. May 6 and ends at 5 p.m. May 24.

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Mother Nature forces Earth Day event indoors

When forecasters began predicting a spring storm for Monday, plans were adjusted to move the annual Anschutz Medical Campus Earth Day event indoors at Building 500. As it turned out, that inclement weather planning paid off. The crowd that stopped by wasn’t as large as for previous Earth Day events, however the stormy weather didn’t [...]

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Greg Garland, Phillips 66 CEO, visits CU-Boulder

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He was on campus to meet students and give a check to CU as part of the last installment of the $3.5 million Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building commitment.

CU-Boulder students, faculty to fete Sher at Boettcher, Macky concerts

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After 20 years as dean of the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music, Daniel P. Sher will step away from the post in June — but he isn’t going quietly. First, student musicians at the college will dedicate their performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver on Wednesday to the [...]

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Matching federal grant puts support for CU Teach at nearly $1.8 million

Matching federal grant puts support for CU Teach at nearly $1.8 million

The groundbreaking CU Teach program at the University of Colorado Boulder was awarded $878,115 this month by the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI)—matching an equal amount that private donors had contributed to the program during a recent 16-month period. The private gifts totaling $878,115 for the program include major commitments by Richard McCray, a [...]

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Anseth named 2013 Hazel Barnes Prize winner

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Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth of the University of Colorado Boulder’s chemical and biological engineering department has been selected to receive the 2013 Hazel Barnes Prize, the highest faculty recognition for teaching and research awarded by the university. Anseth, also a faculty member at CU-Boulder’s BioFrontiers Institute, will receive an engraved university medal and a $20,000 [...]

Obituary: Thomas McCoy

Thomas McCoy, a staff member at the Centers, School of Public Affairs at CU Denver for 11 years, died April 11 at his home in Westminster. McCoy was born in Philadelphia in 1938 and lived in Hodgdon, Maine, and in Colorado in Steamboat Springs and Denver. He held various jobs including a college English teacher, [...]

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Bull named Community and Behavioral Health Department chair

Sheana Bull is the new chair for the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health, effective April 15. As a professor of Community and Behavioral Health, Bull has focused on the development and testing of behavioral interventions for health promotion using technology. She is involved in maternal, child and [...]

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Faculty recognized for 25 years of service

Twenty faculty members recently were honored for 25 years of service to the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus. Honorees attended a celebration at the home of Chancellor Don Elliman and his wife, Mary. Each honoree receives a medal in commemoration for 25 years of service. “The service that you’ve given CU and [...]

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Ray elected treasurer of national radiology society

Charles E. Ray Jr., professor in the Department of Radiology at the School of Medicine, was elected treasurer of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) during the organization’s 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans on April 18. SIR is a national organization of nearly 5,000 doctors, scientists and allied health professionals dedicated to improving [...]

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Mary Rupp, instructor, Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and University Archives/Digital Repository Coordinator, recently passed the certified archivist exam and is now a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists. … Tim Byers, associate dean for public health practice at the Colorado School of Public Health, served as chair of [...]

With merit salary pool approved, what’s next?

Merit Raises

For the first time, a matrix for merit pay that is dependent on employee performance score and salary will be used for classified staff.

President’s town halls continue next week

The meetings are open to all campus community members; faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

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Huemer’s philosophy prize a first

Michael Huemer, a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, is the winner of the inaugural Adams Prize in Philosophy, which is presented by the Taylor Charitable Trust, in partnership with University of North Carolina’s Program in the Humanities. Huemer’s research focuses on epistemology, ethics and metaethics. The Adams Prize was named in honor of [...]

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Research honor for Lindquist

Thea Lindquist, history and Germanic language and literature librarian at CU-Boulder, has been selected as this year’s winner of the Gale Cengage History Research and Innovation Award for her research proposal, “History on the Semantic Web: Using a Linked Data Approach to Enhance Access in Digital Primary Sources on World War I.” This award includes [...]

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Jones chosen for health panel

Grant Jones, executive director of the Center for African American Health at the University of Colorado Denver, has been selected to serve on the health disparities panel of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), which was created by the Affordable Care Act. PCORI panels are critical contacts ensuring stakeholder input into the nation’s health [...]

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Wade Thomas Cathey Jr., professor emeritus at CU-Boulder, received the 2013 Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize of the Optical Society (OSA). Cathey is being honored for seminal contributions to the field of computational optical imaging and its commercial application. … Rhonda Truesdale, a human resources and finance manager for the University of Colorado’s Anschutz [...]

Regents announce 2013 slate of awards honoring commitment, service

The University of Colorado Board of Regents has announced the 2013 honorary degree, distinguished service and university medal award recipients.

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CU Eye Center gains momentum from $2 million donation

Naresh Mandava, M.D.

In appreciation of the outstanding treatment she received from University of Colorado ophthalmologists, Sue Anschutz-Rodgers has donated $2 million that, combined with other commitments, establishes the Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Endowed Chair in Retinal Diseases. This endowment fund, which will support CU School of Medicine research in retinal diseases, represents a strong vote of confidence as CU [...]

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Thin, low Arctic clouds played important role in massive Greenland ice melt

Thin, low Arctic clouds played important role in massive Greenland ice melt

Clouds over the central Greenland Ice Sheet last July were “just right” for driving surface temperatures there above the melting point, according to a new study by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the universities of Wisconsin, Idaho and Colorado. The study, published recently in Nature, found that thin, low-lying clouds [...]

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Pinwheel garden promotes prevention of child abuse

Pinwheel garden promotes prevention of child abuse

They’re popping up in front yards, at community events and in front of city halls. They’re spinning statewide as the country recognizes Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month throughout April. They’re pinwheels, the centerpiece of the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign. The pinwheel represents Colorado’s efforts to change the way our state thinks about prevention, focusing on [...]

Jin receives Laureate for North America honor

Jin receives Laureate for North America honor

Deborah S. Jin, a world-renowned physicist at CU-Boulder, recently was honored as the 2013 Laureate for North America by the L’OREAL-UNESCO for Women in Science program. Jin, whose award was announced last fall, was one of five women scientists from around the world who were honored at a March 28 award ceremony at Sorbonne University [...]

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Riggs to be recognized for work in adolescent substance abuse treatment

Paula Riggs, professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been selected the 2013 recipient of the Kathleen Ann Mullen Award for “Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Adolescent Health and Medicine,” given by the Rocky Mountain Regional Chapter of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (RM-SAHM). The regional chapter’s [...]

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Otero named Woman Physicist of the Month

Valerie Otero, a physics education researcher and associate professor of science education at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been named Woman Physicist of the Month by the American Physical Society’s (APS) Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP). The award recognizes female physicists who have positively impacted other individuals’ lives and careers. [...]

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Watson named to newly created position of research liaison

Pete Watson, associate professor of medicine, has been appointed to the new position of Research Liaison between the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the Denver Veterans Administration Medical Center (Denver VAMC). This position was created to facilitate greater collaboration in clinical and basic research between the faculty at the two entities. Watson welcomes [...]

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Jimmy Kim, associate professor in civil engineering at the CU Denver, has been invited by the American Composite Manufactures Association (ACMA) to deliver a lecture at the upcoming ACMA specialty conference (Corrosion, Mining, and Infrastructure) May 15-16 at the Denver Tech Center. His presentation will focus on his recent research findings regarding advanced composite materials [...]

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Benson brings town hall discussions to campuses starting next week

President Benson Townhall

CU president will deliver an update on the state of the university, followed by a question-and-answer session with audience members. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

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CU’s Conference on World Affairs engages students, faculty and more

CU-Boulder's Conference on World Affairs

CU-Boulder’s 65th annual free event returns to campus Monday through April 12, featuring 200 panel discussions, performances and plenaries.

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Deadline extended: Last chance to enter drawing for $300 in airfare

Complete the SUCCEED Health Assessment by midnight Friday and you will be automatically entered into the drawing.

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Guggenheim family endows chair with $2.25 million gift to CU-Boulder Leeds School

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A better understanding of the core drivers that help great leaders innovate — and avoid failure — is key to advancing global enterprise. The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder is now better equipped to advance this understanding, thanks to a new $2.25 million gift from the Thomas Stix Guggenheim family [...]

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Colorado business confidence surges going into second quarter, says Leeds School

The confidence of Colorado business leaders has surged going into the second quarter of 2013, according to the most recent Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released Tuesday by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. With waning uncertainty giving way to a stabilizing economy, the second quarter LBCI posted a reading of [...]

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Annual awards honor groundbreaking research at CU-Boulder

The University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office (TTO) on Monday presented awards to university researchers and companies who represent best practices in commercialization of university technologies. The TTO presented the Boulder campus awards – to four researchers and one startup company – during its annual Entrepreneurship Under the Microscope event, a celebration of campus entrepreneurship [...]

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Many emergency room providers don’t ask suicidal patients about gun access

Many emergency room providers don’t ask suicidal patients about gun access

Although guns are used in over half of all American suicides, a new study shows that many emergency room doctors and nurses do not routinely ask suicidal patients about their access to firearms. “In our study, less than half of emergency room medical providers believe most or all suicides are preventable and many rarely ask [...]

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Obituary: L.S. ‘Sam’ Skaggs

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By Dana Brandorff L.S. “Sam” Skaggs, whose unwavering support of pharmacy education and research helped transform the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences into one of the top pharmacy schools in the country, died March 21, 2013. He was 89. Skaggs built American Stores Company into a retail food-and-drug giant, but [...]

Obituary: Charles DePuy

Charles H. DePuy, Ph.D., of Boulder, professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder, died March 14, 2013, at Frasier Meadows Manor Health Care Center. He was 85. A celebration of his life will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder. He was born in Detroit on [...]

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Martinez named senior director of Office of Inclusion and Outreach

Dominic Martinez has been promoted from director to senior director of the Office of Inclusion and Outreach, formerly the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Colorado Denver. Martinez will continue his current duties, and, in addition, will help develop programs and initiatives between CU Denver’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs [...]

UCH Emergency Department honored

Members of the University of Colorado Hospital Emergency Department were honored recently by the American Red Cross Mile High Region. The Emergency Room faculty and staff were recognized for their compassionate and outstanding response to the Aurora movie theater shooting. After a gunman opened fire in an Aurora movie theater on July 20, the University [...]

Potter a charter fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Huntington Potter, professor and director of Alzheimer’s Disease Research in the School of Medicine Department of Neurology and the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, recently was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) as a charter fellow. The research of Potter and his colleagues is devoted to laboratory and clinical investigation of neurodegenerative [...]

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Yang recognized for commodities education, research

Jian Yang, CU Denver Business School associate professor of finance, has been recognized for his work in commodities education and research by Commodity HQ. Yang is among 15 academics named “Commodity Friendly” on the Commodity HQ website. A chartered financial analyst (CFA), Yang teaches courses in emerging markets finance, investment analysis as well as investment [...]

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Toon awarded distinguished lectureship

Brian Toon, founding Chair of the Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) and a longstanding Research Associate in the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at CU-Boulder, has been awarded the 105th Distinguished Research Lectureship. Coordinated by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the lectureship honors a tenured faculty member widely [...]

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          David Hildebrand, associate professor of philosophy at CU Denver, presented a conference paper, “Entertainment is Not Art: A Pragmatist Defense of an Aesthetic Distinction,” at the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy’s 40th annual meeting in Atlantic City, N.J. … Aimee Bernard, senior instructor in integrative biology at CU Denver, [...]

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In memoriam

Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. UCCS James G. Tidwell, 64, classified staff retiree. March 25, 2013. CU Anschutz Medical Campus John W. Ladson, 64, classified staff retiree. March 15, 2013.

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Supporters learn firsthand about CU’s impact, challenges at CU Advocacy Day

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The vital role the University of Colorado plays in ensuring student success and creating the next generation of leaders was celebrated and affirmed at CU Advocacy Day at the state Capitol March 22.

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Five things you need to know right now about the microbiome

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To pore through a list of Rob Knight’s publications is overwhelming. The topics jump from lake sediments to pulmonary hypertension, and they span the globe from the Tibetan Plateau to the Midwestern United States.

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Obituary: Longtime CU Foundation President Charlie McCord

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Former President of the University of Colorado Foundation Charles Gillette (Charlie) McCord died March 16 surrounded by his family.  He was 78. McCord served as president of the foundation from 1981 to 2000. During his career, McCord received a number of awards and recognitions. He was honored with the Alumni C Club Award from the [...]

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Obituary: Chancellor Emeritus Vincent Fulginiti

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Vincent Fulginiti, M.D., chancellor emeritus, died March 19, 2013. He was 81. Fulginiti was a faculty member at CU in pediatric infectious diseases in the 1960s and left to be the first chair of pediatrics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He became chancellor of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in [...]

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Three CU-Boulder engineering faculty win prestigious CAREER awards

Three University of Colorado Boulder engineering faculty were selected this spring to receive National Science Foundation CAREER awards. Assistant professors Abbie Liel and Matthew Hallowell of civil, environmental and architectural engineering, and Mahmoud Hussein of aerospace engineering sciences, were selected to receive the awards. The NSF’s Faculty Early Career Development Program, or CAREER, provides one [...]

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Santoro, McManaman honored for research by March of Dimes

Nanette Santoro and James McManaman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the CU School of Medicine, recently accepted an award from the March of Dimes honoring the University of Colorado for Excellence in Research. The award, recognizing research in birth defects and premature birth, was presented during a ceremony at the Denver Museum of Nature [...]

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Robert Metcalf, associate professor and chair of philosophy at the University of Colorado Denver, has been selected to participate in Emory University’s Institute for the History of Philosophy this June, a two-week workshop involving 10 scholars in philosophy from across the country.  In July, Metcalf will teach a weeklong text seminar on Heidegger as part [...]

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Reaching exercise goals could mean $25 monthly bonus

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On April 1, Be Colorado is launching Move., an incentive-based campaign that will pay participants $25 a month to meet baseline goals of 30 minutes or more of exercise, 12 times per month.

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Recent graduate finds problem with biological incubators and patents solution

Recent graduate finds problem with biological incubators and patents solution

The strength of magnetic fields inside biological incubators can vary by orders of magnitude from one incubator to the next as well as from one location to another inside the same incubator, a finding with direct implications for some biologists, according to a new study by a recent University of Colorado Boulder graduate, who also [...]

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Medical students (Harlem) shake things up at Match Day

Medical students (Harlem) shake things up at Match Day

The students were easy to see. Surrounded by well-wishers, they milled around the Denver Hyatt Regency ballroom, complexions a little pale, eyes a little glazed, waiting for the Match Day festivities to begin. They ignored the pastries and fruit and fiddled with the gold-colored gift bags. But there was no denying the stars of the [...]

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CU licenses dental polymer technology to 3M

An advanced polymer technology developed at the University of Colorado Boulder recently was licensed to 3M, a diversified technology company based in St. Paul, Minn. The licensed technology, developed by a team led by CU-Boulder Distinguished Professor Christopher Bowman, enables formation of very low-shrinkage composites, improving performance of many materials currently used in dental fillings [...]

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Marcoulier named Rising Star in business

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Aikta Marcoulier, director, Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center, recently was named a 2013 Rising Star by the Colorado Springs Business Journal. The SBDC operates as a part of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs College of Business and offers business consulting and training that assists small businesses in El Paso and Teller counties. Marcoulier [...]

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Kerrane to host fiery Iron Pour on Friday

Rian Kerrane, an associate professor of sculpture in the College of Arts and Media at the University of Colorado Denver, hosts Iron Pour outside the Arts Building on the Auraria Campus from dusk until 10 p.m. Friday. Scrap iron is heated to 2300 degrees or higher, becoming molten, and is then poured into molds — [...]

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College of Nursing faculty host professional guests from Japan

The CU College of Nursing (CON) International Program hosted 19 nursing faculty from seven Japanese universities. Travelling from the islands of Kyushu and Okinawa, the faculty visited University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) to learn about the Nurse Residency Program in a presentation by Sarah Ward, clinical nurse educator, who gave them a tour of UCH. [...]

Tung tapped as new senior editor for Injury Prevention

Gregory Tung, Colorado School of Public Health assistant professor of Health Systems, Management and Policy, was named the new senior editor for Injury Prevention Editor’s Blog. Published by BMJ Group, Injury Prevention is an international peer-reviewed journal. The journal features articles on the science, policy and public health practice of injury prevention. The Editor’s Blog [...]

Dropping names …

Lon Abbott, University of Colorado Boulder geoscientist, and his wife, Terri Cook, recently discussed their new book, “Geology Underfoot Along Colorado’s Front Range,” at the Boulder Bookstore. Abbott and Cook narrate the Front Range’s tale, from its humble beginnings as a flat seafloor through several ghostly incarnations as a towering mountain range. The book’s 21 [...]

In memoriam

Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Payroll & Benefit Services. CU-Boulder Kevin F. Burns, 49, facilities management. Feb. 6, 2013. Lois M. Jones, 91, faculty retiree. Feb. 21, 2013. Thomas W. Noyes, 65, classified staff retiree. March 1, 2013. Phyllis J. [...]

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Graduate programs earn top national ratings

Best Grad Schools

Research and teaching contributions by the four campuses in health care, engineering, law, education and business are well-represented.

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For second year, CU-Boulder to restrict access on April 20

CU-Boulder, April 20

Last year, the university’s closure to non-affiliates on April 20 resulted in the reduction of a 4/20 crowd of about 10,000 to 12,000 people in 2011 to a gathering of several hundred.

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Hayward named CU-Boulder’s first Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy

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The author is tentatively scheduled to teach four undergraduate courses in the fall, three in political science — Constitutional Law 1 and 2 plus a course in American Political Thought — and one in environmental studies, Free-Market Environmentalism.

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Study: Less sleep leads to more eating, more weight

Sleeping just five hours a night over a workweek and having unlimited access to food caused participants in a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder to gain nearly 2 pounds of weight. The study, performed in collaboration with the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, suggests that sufficient sleep could help battle the obesity [...]

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Campus recognized for outstanding savings of electricity, natural gas

Campus recognized for outstanding savings of electricity, natural gas

Research 1 on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora is among the 2013 Xcel Energy Efficiency Expo awardees. At the recent annual Energy Efficiency Expo at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Xcel recognized 11 Colorado businesses for outstanding efforts to save energy. The awards honor commercial, industrial and small business customers in Colorado [...]

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Obituary: Hobart Muir Smith

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Hobart Smith, professor emeritus in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at CU-Boulder, died March 4, 2013, at his residence in the Villas at the Atrium in Boulder. He was 100. He was born Sept. 26, 1912, in Stanwood, Iowa, and adopted at age 4. He earned a Ph.D. in 1936 at the University [...]

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Klymkowsky honored for undergraduate science teaching

Michael Klymkowsky, a University of Colorado Boulder professor of molecular, cellular and development biology, has been awarded the 2013 Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teacher Award from the Society for College Science Teachers. Among the achievements Klykowsky is being honored for is his work redesigning curricula for an introductory molecular biology course and an introductory chemistry course. [...]

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Jennings, Theobald stump for geography in Washington

Two UCCS faculty members attended the National Geographic Education Foundation’s annual Speak Up For Geography Day Feb. 28 in Washington, D.C. Steve Jennings, associate professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, and Rebecca Theobald, assistant professor adjoint, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, are co-coordinators of the Colorado Geographic Alliance. As part of Speak Up [...]

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HR, finance teams pitch in at Food Bank of the Rockies

The University of Colorado Denver’s Human Resources Office this year chose to donate its time in the CU in the Community campaign to the Food Bank of the Rockies. Twenty-three volunteers from the office filled almost 500 boxes — 6.5 tons — with food for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s food program that targets low-income, [...]

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Johnston recognized for work to prevent birth defects

Richard Johnston Jr., professor of pediatrics and associate dean for research development in the School of Medicine, is being honored with the Godfrey Oakley Award at the annual meeting of the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN). The award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of birth defects. [...]

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Robert von Dassanowsky, professor, Department of Languages and Cultures and Department of Visual and Performing Arts at UCCS, was a keynote presenter on the reception of the Danube in Austrian and Central European film at “The Black and Blue Danube Symposium” on the campus of Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y., March 1-2. The interdisciplinary event examined [...]

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Mullis slated for annual CU Advocacy Day

Garcia, Mullis slated for annual CU Advocacy Day

March 22 has been set as this year’s CU Advocacy Day at the Capitol, when leadership from the state and the University of Colorado invite the public to learn more about funding trends and legislative priorities affecting CU and higher education.

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Study: Volcanic aerosols, not pollutants, tamped down recent Earth warming

Study: Volcanic aerosols, not pollutants, tamped down recent Earth warming

A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder looking for clues about why Earth did not warm as much as scientists expected between 2000 and 2010 now thinks the culprits are hiding in plain sight — dozens of volcanoes spewing sulfur dioxide. The study results essentially exonerate Asia, including India and China, two countries [...]

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CU-Boulder fundraising leaders fund $2 million jazz studies endowment

Jeannie and Jack Thompson have made an unprecedented commitment to the Jazz Studies program at the University of Colorado Boulder — building $1.6 million in combined gifts to trigger a new $2 million program endowment. To honor and recognize this transformational gift, the program will be renamed the Thompson Jazz Studies Program, as announced at [...]

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Leinwand receives grant for heart research

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Leslie Leinwand, chief scientific officer of the University of Colorado’s BioFrontiers Institute, has been studying the motor protein, myosin, for 25 years. This important protein is responsible for making muscles contract, including one vital muscle: the heart. She recently won a $45,837 grant from the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) to study the differences in the [...]

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Albino honored as Distinguished Psychologist in Management

Colorado School of Public Health Associate Dean Judith Albino has been awarded the Distinguished Psychologist in Management Award for 2013 by the Society of Psychologists in Management (SPIM).  Albino received the award Feb. 22 during the SPIM midwinter conference in Arizona.  In her invited address, she spoke to the group on the topic of “Leadership [...]

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Spice, McPike take on new roles at UCCS

Jim Spice, current executive director of the Department of Public Safety and chief of police at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, will become executive director of the Department of Parking and Transportation Services on April 1. The move is part of plans to create separate leadership positions for Police Operations and the Parking and [...]

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Kittelson thanked for six years of leadership of consortium

John Kittelson, who spearheaded the effort to open a dedicated center for biostatistical consultation at the university, has elected to step down as director of the Colorado Biostatistics Consortium (CBC). Kittelson, professor of biostatistics in the Colorado School of Public Health, also served as director of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) core of [...]

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Communication faculty, students participate at regional meeting

Members of the Communication Department from Denver and Beijing participated in the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association (WSCA) in Reno, Nev., Feb. 15-19. Associate Chair of Communication Brian L. Ott was honored as the president-elect of WSCA and became the association’s president. Ott organized the 2013 conference, “Going Global: Communication in the [...]

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    Three award-winning UCCS faculty and staff will be recognized Wednesday at a reception. Those being honored are: Robert Camley, professor, Department of Physics. Camley was named a distinguished professor in October; Anatoliy Glushchenko, associate professor, Department of Physics. Glushchenko was named a winner of the Thomas Jefferson Award in January; Drew Martorella, executive [...]

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Series of campus forums to explore CU funding

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The CU Advocates program on Wednesday launched a series of Funding in Focus education forums continuing through the spring.

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Health assessment could land winners $300 in airfare

Knowledge is health. Be Colorado invites you to take a few important minutes out of your day to learn more about your health by taking the annual online SUCCEED Health Assessment

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Groundbreaking STEM study to expand with aid of $4.3 million grant

Early next month, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder will begin the painstaking process of interviewing hundreds of undergraduates in an effort to understand why the rates of students switching out of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors has remained troublingly high over the last couple of decades despite widespread efforts to address [...]

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Orphan Technologies to develop CU treatment for life-threatening metabolic disorder

The University of Colorado has signed exclusive, worldwide licensing and collaboration agreements with rare-disease research-and-development firm Orphan Technologies Ltd. to develop an enzyme replacement therapy for Cystathionine Beta-Synthase (CBS) -deficient homocystinuria, a rare, inherited metabolic disease that is often fatal at a young age. The collaboration was initiated in 2010 and includes sponsored-research funding by [...]

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Zhang, Person awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

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Wei Zhang, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Abigail Person, assistant professor of neuroscience in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the CU Denver School of Medicine, have been awarded prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships. Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships are given to [...]

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Sisemore appointed director of Internal Audit

Kevin Sisemore last week was named director of Internal Audit. The Board of Regents voted on the appointment during the board’s meeting last week at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Sisemore has been with CU’s Internal Audit Department since 2003. He was appointed to the position after an extensive search. The director of Internal [...]

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Ann Komara, associate professor and chair of landscape architecture at CU Denver, wrote an essay, “Water Events: Flow and Collection in Skyline Park,” for a special issue of Landscape Journal examining the influence of Lawrence Halprin on the philosophy and practice of Landscape Architecture. The park was a significant component of the Downtown Denver Urban [...]

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Obituary: Norman Bender

  Norman Bender, a founding member of the Department of History at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, died Feb. 15, 2013, in Colorado Springs. He was 85. Bender joined the UCCS Department of History in 1971 as an instructor. He was later a visiting assistant professor, assistant professor, associate professor and professor before his [...]

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Obituary: Thomas M. Howerton

Thomas M. Howerton, a lecturer in the College of Education at UCCS from June 1985 to May 1994, died Feb. 12, 2013. He was 79. A firm believer in education, he graduated from Otero Junior College and the University of Colorado, eventually earning his Ed.D. from the University of Northern Colorado. He was a teacher [...]

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In memoriam

Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Payroll & Benefit Services. CU-Boulder Kevin F. Burns, 49, facilities management. Feb. 6, 2013. Phyllis J. Pittman, 80, retired staff. Feb. 11, 2013. Wendell A. Stewart, 89, retired staff. Feb. 15, 2013.

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CU-Boulder officials unveil $170 million athletic facilities upgrade proposal

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CU will rely on $50 million in private support to execute the project, and a significant effort to raise funds from donors will now begin to support it. In addition, other athletic revenue sources will be used to finance this major initiative.

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CU Advocates to learn inside story of CU budget

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Brian Burnett, vice chancellor, Administration and Finance at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, likes to quiz audiences unfamiliar with the CU budget about the level of state support they believe the university receives. The answers – often in the 30 to 50 percent range – usually draw a wishful smile before the explanation begins. [...]

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Amphibian study shows how biodiversity can protect against disease

Amphibian study shows how biodiversity can protect against disease

The richer the assortment of amphibian species living in a pond, the more protection that community of frogs, toads and salamanders has against a parasitic infection that can cause severe deformities, including the growth of extra legs, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder. The findings, published Feb. 14 in the [...]

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Reed joins CU-Boulder, launches research center on broadband technology and policy

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David Reed, a former CableLabs executive, has joined the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program (ITP) at the University of Colorado Boulder as a scholar in residence. Besides teaching and conducting research with graduate students in ITP’s master’s and Ph.D. programs, Reed will lead the development of a new research center to investigate the future of the newly [...]

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Denman offers social media insight

Philip Denman, social media and communication specialist, University of Colorado Colorado Springs University Advancement, shared insights into social media as well as UCCS policies and procedures during a Feb. 7 Chancellor’s All-Campus Forum. Denman said social media turns communication into interactive dialogue. “It’s a two-way street of interaction – a way where students can talk [...]

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Nursing students, instructor deliver valentines to Children’s Hospital

Sue Davis, instructor at Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at UCCS, and members of the Student Nurses Association delivered Valentine’s Day presents to patients at Children’s Hospital at Memorial Hospital. For several weeks, the Student Nurses Association solicited donations for the project. Donors had the option of building a bear themselves or providing [...]

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Larkin recognized for role in history preservation

Karin Larkin, curator, Department of Anthropology at CU Denver, was recently recognized for her role in preserving southern Colorado history. History Colorado presented the department with its Stephen H. Hart Award for its work with the Ludlow Tent Colony Site during a Feb. 6 ceremony in Denver. From 2001 to 2005, Larkin worked as the [...]

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College Music Society selects Coe for ambassadorship

Judith Coe, associate professor of music, College of Arts and Media at the University of Colorado Denver, has been chosen by the College Music Society (CMS) to serve as its inaugural ambassador to Ireland. Coe has been a member of the society for many years and has served as a board member, co-chair and chair of [...]

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Assistant Professor Heather Johnson, School of Education and Human Development at CU Denver, has been invited by the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction to present her refereed paper, “Designing Covariation Tasks to Support Students’ Reasoning about Quantities involved in Rate of Change” at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom this July. The forum [...]

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CU-Boulder announces finalists for Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy

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The committee has sought a “highly visible” scholar who is “deeply engaged in either the analytical scholarship or practice of conservative thinking and policymaking or both.”

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Health and Welfare Trust chooses new medical benefits administrator

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to handle administrative services for the CU Health Plan effective July 1.

Southwest regional warming likely cause of pinyon pine cone decline, says CU study

Southwest regional warming likely cause of pinyon pine cone decline, says CU study

Creeping climate change in the Southwest appears to be having a negative effect on pinyon pine reproduction, a finding with implications for wildlife species sharing the same woodland ecosystems, says a University of Colorado Boulder-led study. The new study showed that pinyon pine seed cone production declined by an average of about 40 percent at [...]

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McConnell named a ‘Rising Star’

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Daisy McConnell, director, Galleries of Contemporary Art, at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, was named a 2013 Rising Star by the Colorado Springs Business Journal. In the Feb. 7 edition of the local business newspaper, McConnell was one of 30 Colorado Springs young professionals recognized as “those in the local community 40 and younger [...]

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Krizek, Boykoff named Leopold Leadership Fellows

Two University of Colorado Boulder environmental researchers have been named Leopold Leadership Fellows for 2013 in recognition of their outstanding leadership abilities and desire to communicate scientific issues beyond academic audiences. Environmental design professor Kevin J. Krizek and environmental studies assistant professor Maxwell Boykoff are among 20 Leopold fellows selected this year from around the [...]

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Crane appointed associate dean for Academic Affairs

Lori A. Crane, professor and currently chair of the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health, will become the new associate dean for Academic Affairs effective March 1. Crane will fill the role previously held by Jack Barnette, professor of biostatistics. “Lori has a long and distinguished career of [...]

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Simpson to visit Anschutz Medical Campus as part of lectureship

Lisa Simpson has been named the recipient of the prestigious Chancellor’s John J. Conger Lectureship and Visiting Professorship. She will be at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the Anschutz Medical campus March 7-8. Simpson is the president and chief executive officer for AcademyHealth, the leading national organization serving the fields of health services and policy research [...]

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Tami Struessel, senior instructor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine physical therapy program, was honored by the Education Section American Physical Therapy Association with the 2012 Feitelberg Journal Founders’ Award, which recognizes excellence in preparing a manuscript by a first-time author in the Journal of Physical Therapy Education. … Mark Stanker, assistant vice president [...]

New initiative with LinkedIn aims to boost community connections across CU

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CU is one of only 12 higher education institutions taking part in the new pilot program initiated by LinkedIn, which boasts more than 200 million members around the world.

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Journalist Hedrick Smith announced for keynote at Conference on World Affairs

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In his 26 years with The New York Times, Smith has covered six U.S. presidential administrations. He will speak at 11:30 a.m. April 8 in Macky Auditorium at CU-Boulder.

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CU-Boulder ranked fourth nationally for Peace Corps volunteers

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The University of Colorado Boulder is ranked No. 4 in the nation for graduates serving as Peace Corps volunteers, with 93 alumni currently serving around the world, the Peace Corps announced Tuesday. Since 2004, CU-Boulder has held a position in the top four among institutions of similar size. CU-Boulder is the fifth-highest volunteer-producing university of [...]

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Chopra receives teacher educator award

Ritu Chopra, executive director of the PAR2A Center and associate research professor at the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Education and Human Development (SEHD), received the 2012 Colorado TED Excellence in Teacher Educator Award at the Courage to Risk Conference in Colorado Springs in January. The Colorado TED Excellence in Teacher Educator Award recognizes [...]

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Montgomery, Maloney to give presentation on compilation of human rights archive

Bruce Montgomery and Yolanda Maloney of University Libraries Archives and Special Collections at CU-Boulder will speak on “How the World’s Largest El Salvador Human Rights Archive was Built” during an event Friday at the Gates Woodruff Cottage Library. The talk will describe their travels to gain access to the secret archives of the Archdiocese of [...]

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  Jeff Thayer, professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department and director of the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research at CU-Boulder, recently served on a panel — “Space Technology Policy: Exploring Options” — in Washington, D.C. Co-hosted by the American Chemical Society’s Science and Congress Project and the American Geophysical Union, the panel was moderated by Chris [...]

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In memoriam

Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Payroll & Benefit Services. CU-Boulder Lucille Dreith, 94, classified staff retiree. Jan. 12, 2013. Myrle E. Hemenway, 96, emeritus retiree. Jan. 28, 2013. Helen Kohlmeier, 93, retiree. Jan. 28, 2013. Anschutz Medical Campus Nilsa Morales, [...]

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From Allen to Zumba: Free symposium promises inspired career development

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Set for Feb. 21-22 at the University of Colorado Boulder, CU Women Succeeding is free and open to all CU faculty and staff who register.

Building an integrated wellness program

The CU Health and Welfare Trust and its Be Colorado team listened to employees and have responded with new tools and programs that will help you achieve your wellness goals.

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Successful fundraising effort leads to CWHR Endowed Chair

Thanks to more than $2 million in private support — including a $1 million lead gift — the Center for Women’s Health Research (CWHR) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has successfully completed an 18-month effort to endow a chair for the center’s directorship. The inaugural holder of the Judith and Joseph Wagner [...]

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New study reveals possible ‘road map’ for continued warming of planet

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A new study by an international team of scientists analyzing ice cores from the Greenland ice sheet going back in time more than 100,000 years indicates the last interglacial period may be a good analog for where the planet is headed in terms of increasing greenhouse gases and rising temperatures. The new results from the [...]

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Brad Udall appointed director of newly named Getches-Wilkinson Center

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Brad Udall has been hired as director of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and Environment, formerly the Natural Resources Law Center. Udall currently is the director of the CU-Boulder–NOAA Western Water Assessment and brings a very successful career in natural resources policy to the helm of the Getches-Wilkinson Center. He will start as [...]

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Teske included among influential education policy scholars

Dean Paul Teske, School of Public Affairs at CU Denver, is included for the second year in a ranking of the most influential American scholars in the education policy arena. The acknowledgement has been posted online in the Rick Hess Straight Up (RHSU) blog. Hess is at the American Enterprise Institute and has based his [...]

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Jeff Franklin, professor in English and the associate dean for Undergraduate Curriculum and Student Affairs at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, published three essays in 2012 in international, peer-reviewed outlets. “The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism in Victorian England, 1870-1900” appeared in Victorian Review (Canada), “The Influences of Buddhism and [...]

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Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Payroll & Benefit Services. CU-Boulder David Chiszar, 69, faculty (retired), Jan. 4, 2013 John Downing, 71, faculty (retired), Jan. 13, 2012 Mary Gregory, 68, classified staff (retired), Dec. 3, 2012 James Johnson, 75, classified staff [...]

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Achievements in academics, service recognized with CU’s 2013 Jefferson Award

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Faculty, staff, student winners of high honor demonstrate excellence in academic responsibilities while contributing outstanding service to the broader community.

System policy update: 15 changes take effect

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The Office of Policy and Efficiency announced changes to administrative policy statements from the areas of academic affairs, administrative/ general, fiscal, human resources and info technology.

NASA-CU ozone study may benefit air standards, climate

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New research finds that when it comes to combating global warming caused by emissions of ozone-forming chemicals, location matters.

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Sun-gazing SORCE satellite, designed to last five years, turns 10

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When a sun-gazing NASA satellite designed and built by the University of Colorado Boulder launched into space on Jan. 25, 2003, solar storms were raging. A decade later, the four instruments onboard the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment, or SORCE, have given scientists an unprecedented look at some of the most intense solar eruptions ever [...]

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Allen to receive Gee Award, deliver keynote at CU Women Succeeding symposium

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Brenda J. Allen, a professor of communication and Associate Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus, is the winner of the 2013 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award. The award honors an outstanding faculty member for efforts to advance women in academia, interdisciplinary scholarly contributions and [...]

Orr named interim head of Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Timothy Orr has been named interim producing artistic director of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, effective Feb. 1. He will replace Philip Sneed, who has accepted a position as executive director at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. Orr has served as associate producing director at CSF since March 2011. He has worked as [...]

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Olson preps folkloric study of Russian women

Laura J. Olson, an associate professor in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Colorado Boulder, and colleague Svetlana Adonyeva at St. Petersburg State University in Russia have published a folkloric study of generations of Russian village women that will be released in February. Russian rural women have been [...]

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Ibrahim presents workshop at national summit

Farah A. Ibrahim, counseling professor at the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver, presented a workshop at the recent American Psychological Association’s National Multicultural Conference and Summit. The workshop, “Spiritual-Cultural Assessment and Skills: Counseling Muslims post 9/11,” focused on spiritual-cultural assessment and the knowledge and skills needed to form [...]

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The University of Colorado Cancer Center has welcomed 12 new members: Clayton Smith, M.D. (professor, Department of Hematology/BMT, School of Medicine), full member, molecular oncology; Cindy O’Bryant, Pharm.D. (associate professor, clinical oncology, School of Medicine), full member, developmental therapeutics;  Xiang Wang, Ph.D. (assistant professor, Department of Organic Chemistry, CU-Boulder, full member), developmental therapeutics; John Arcaroli, [...]

CU-led study: Pine beetle outbreaks don’t harm water quality

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New study shows that smaller trees and other vegetation that survive pine beetle invasions along waterways increase their uptake of nitrate, a common disturbance-related pollutant.

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Momentous year ahead: Academic building groundbreaking, mascot, 40th anniversary

New academic programs. Construction of our “front door” Academic Building at Larimer Street and Speer Boulevard. The unveiling of a mascot. The University of Colorado Denver’s 40th anniversary celebration. Those are just a few of the ways that the coming year promises to make a powerful statement about who we are and where our urban [...]

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New solar panels double CU-Boulder’s solar power production

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A new array of solar panels installed at the University of Colorado Boulder has doubled solar power production on campus, providing clean energy for research facilities and other campus buildings. The 500-kilowatt system is capable of producing 725,000 kilowatt-hours of energy per year, enough to power about 100 average-sized houses. The array is unique for [...]

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Anschutz Medical Campus to continue work on master plan, strategic initiatives in 2013

It’s been said that “planning is everything.” At the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, that couldn’t be more true, as plans abound for the campus as a whole as well as the schools and colleges. Much progress was made in 2012 on a new Anschutz Medical Campus Master Plan, and the plan is targeted [...]

Gosling honored by National Academy of Sciences

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John Gosling, a senior research associate at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, was one of 18 individuals honored by the National Academy of Sciences for outstanding scientific achievements. Gosling received the Arctowski Medal for his research contributions regarding the generation of energetic solar events, including solar flares and coronal [...]

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Four CU Denver faculty to work on state implementation of Amendment 64

Four University of Colorado Denver faculty members have been selected to assist in Gov. John Hickenlooper’s Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force. As a result of Colorado voters’ approval in November to legalize the personal use of marijuana, Hickenlooper signed Amendment 64 into law last month; he also signed an executive order forming a task force [...]

Gloor elected vice president of Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association

Storm Gloor, an assistant professor in Music and Entertainment Industry Studies in the College of Arts and Media at CU Denver, recently was elected vice president of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association. He will begin his term March 23 at the 2013 MEIEA Summit in New Orleans. Gloor previously has been a general [...]

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Regents pursue seven strategic directions

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At its mid-winter retreat today and Friday, the CU Board of Regents will consider how to address the seven strategic directions it adopted in September.

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Diversity proposals across system receive funding

More than $52,000 in Diversity and Excellence Grants will be distributed across the University of Colorado system for 2012-13.

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Grants will fuel humanities projects, events across system

Some 14 projects across the University of Colorado system will share $37,751 in grants awarded by the President’s Fund for the Humanities.

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Researchers work to halt Hepatitis C’s molecular hijacking

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have figured out intimate details of how the hepatitis C virus takes over an invaded cell, a breakthrough that could point the way for new treatments for the virus. Hep C hijacks the machinery by which a cell makes proteins and uses it instead to create [...]

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Three finalists selected for College of Arts and Media dean

Provost Roderick Nairn and the College of Arts and Media Dean Search Committee, chaired by Assistant to the Provost Robert Damrauer, announced last week that three candidates have been identified as finalists from a distinguished group of applicants. They will visit Colorado for interviews soon. The finalists: Mladen Milicevic, MA, DMA, is a professor and [...]

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Leeds: State business confidence remains positive going into first quarter

Colorado business leaders’ optimism is modest going into the first quarter of 2013 with uncertainty surrounding the country’s political and economic environments, according to the most recent quarterly Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released last week by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. For the first quarter of 2013 the LBCI, [...]

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Smith named administrative director of commodities center

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The University of Colorado Denver Business School announced Bette Smith as the administrative director of the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities. The partnership between the University of Colorado Denver and J.P. Morgan is the first of its kind in the academic world. It provides innovative programs and undertakes academic work in commodity finance, economics and [...]

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Langhorst presents paper on quest for rendering ‘perfection’

Joern Langhorst, assistant professor of landscape architecture at the University of Colorado Denver, recently presented a paper on “Rendering the Unseen: The Pragmatics, Aesthetics and Ethics of Place Representation” at the Biannual Conference of the Design Communication Association, hosted by Oklahoma State University. The paper addresses the implications of media and technology that increasingly is [...]

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Phil Gallegos, associate professor of architecture at CU Denver, has been named director of the Bachelor of Science in Architecture Program. Gallegos formerly served as chair of the Architecture Department and has been advocating for an undergraduate architecture program in Denver for many years. … Chad Kautzer, assistant professor of philosophy at CU Denver, delivered the [...]

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How can parents help children after a national tragedy?

In the wake of Friday’s shootings in Newtown, Conn., parents are struggling with the urgent issue of how to help their children and families.

Be Colorado health screenings see healthy increase in participation

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Be Colorado held 17 health screenings across the university in October and early November, with 1,844 participants, a 50 percent increase in participation over last year.

Researchers discover a chemical that fends off harm to organs

Anesthesia is quite safe these days. But sometimes putting a patient under to fix one problem, such as heart damage, can harm a different organ, such as a kidney. Now a group of researchers led by Holger Eltzschig, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of anesthesiology at the University Colorado School of Medicine, has found a group [...]

Library collaboration supports preserving state’s cultural heritage collections

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The Center for Colorado & the West at the Auraria Library has been awarded $248,000 for Action! Colorado Connecting to Collections from the Institute of Library and Museum Services (ILMS). The grant is a collaborative partnership between the Colorado Wyoming Association of Museums, the Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists, the Colorado State Library, History Colorado [...]

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Physics magazine: CU involved in two of year’s top 10 breakthroughs

University of Colorado Boulder faculty and students are part of international science teams that made two of the top 10 breakthroughs in physics in 2012 as judged by Physics World magazine. A team involving CU-Boulder was cited for making the first direct observations of a phenomenon known as “time reversal violation” by measuring the rate [...]

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Obituary: Charles Roitz

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Charles Joseph Roitz, a former faculty member of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado Boulder, died Dec. 5, 2012, of complications from liver cancer. He was 77. He was born Feb. 3, 1935, in Trinidad, Colo., to Adele Picco Roitz and John Stanislaus Roitz. After attending Holy Trinity Catholic [...]

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Obituary: Jake Adam York

By Brian Barker and Nicky Beer Jake Adam York — poet, professor, editor, critic and associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Colorado Denver — died Dec. 16, 2012. While the exact cause is unknown, it’s likely that he suffered a stroke or aneurysm. He was 40. He held graduate degrees [...]

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Endowed dean’s chair named for Krugman

Richard D. Krugman, dean of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, was honored with the creation of an endowed dean’s chair that will carry his name. E. Chester Ridgway, senior associate dean for academic affairs, and Lilly Marks, vice president for health affairs at the University of Colorado and executive vice chancellor of the [...]

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Christiansen receives research grant

Cory L. Christiansen, an assistant professor in the physical therapy program at the University of Colorado Denver, has received the Mid-career Investigator Research Grant from the Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to study typical functional outcomes, and expected early improvements, of current rehabilitation interventions for those who have undergone a dysvascular transtibial amputation. The [...]

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Buszek discusses ‘craft’ at Smithsonian symposium

Maria Elena Buszek, an associate professor of art history at the College of Arts and Media at the University of Colorado Denver, was an invited speaker last month at a symposium at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C. The event focus was the future of craft in the United States, organized by [...]

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Community honors Whitten for service among first responders

Officer Lynn Whitten, a member of the CU Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus Police Department, was honored by the Aurora Rotary Club at the annual First Responders Recognition Luncheon on Dec. 5. As part of her duties, Whitten has provided 15 training sessions on active shooting incidents, a presentation on My Force personal-security services to [...]

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Military families celebrate early Christmas with system staff

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Dozens of children and parents from Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora gathered Friday at University of Colorado system administration offices in Denver to celebrate the holidays.

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Holiday schedule for Connections

Next week’s issue of CU Connections (Dec. 20) is the last before the holiday break. Deadline for submissions is noon Friday. New issues will not be published on Dec. 27 and Jan. 3, though the website

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School of Dental Medicine receives innovation award

The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine (SODM) has received the Outstanding Innovation Award by an Academic Dental Institution as a part of the 2013 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement. Only one dental school is selected annually for this honor. The CU School of Dental Medicine was recognized for the [...]

CU-Boulder to offer new interdisciplinary construction management track

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A new partnership between the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business and the College of Engineering and Applied Science, spurred by a gift, will have positive implications for the construction and real estate industries. The gift of $285,000 – from alumnus Dan Ivanoff and his wife, Laurie – supports the creation of a [...]

Rheumatology team tops at Knowledge Bowl

A team from the Division of Rheumatology in the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, recently won first place in the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Knowledge Bowl. The competition was part of the ACR Annual Scientific Meeting. The bowl, open to any program in the world, pitted six teams of two fellows and an [...]

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Knight publishes research and presents on secretory proteins

Jefferson Knight, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Colorado Denver, recently published a research paper in the American Chemical Society journal Biochemistry, “Hydrophobic contributions to the membrane docking of synaptotagmin 7 C2A domain: Mechanistic contrast between isoforms 1 and 7.” Knight also presented the paper at the October 2012 Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting [...]

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Dropping names…

Three new staff members joined the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in November. They are: Stephen Cucchiara, assistant director of student activities, Department of Student Life and Leadership; Bradley Johnson, design and construction project manager, Facilities Services; and Brynne Thompson, administrative assistant, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. …  Donna Martinez, professor and director of [...]

Leeds forecast: Positive, broad-based job growth for Colorado in 2013

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“We’re seeing a wide array of jobs being added and they’re diversifying our state economy,” said economist Richard Wobbekind.

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Engineering Design Expo to showcase creative solutions on Saturday

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CU-Boulder students have been working in teams throughout the fall semester to develop engineering solutions to an array of challenges.

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CU-led team receives $9.2 million DOE grant to engineer E. coli into biofuels

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A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has been awarded $9.2 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Energy to research modifying E. coli to produce biofuels such as gasoline. “This is a fantastic opportunity to take what we have worked on for the past decade to the next level,” said [...]

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Obituary: Geraldine Bean

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Geraldine Bean, a Colorado native who received three degrees from the University of Colorado, taught at CU and served on the Board of Regents, died Nov. 30, 2012, in Louisville after a brief illness. She was 84. She was born July 13, 1928, in Fort Morgan. After graduating from Fort Morgan High School in 1946, [...]

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Wu named founding editor-in-chief of new journal

Jonathan Wu, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado Denver, has been named the founding editor-in-chief of a new journal, Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology. The journal will be published quarterly by Springer, with whom more than 150 Nobel prize-winners have published their work. Transportation infrastructure, including bridge abutments, retaining walls, embankments, foundations, roadways, [...]

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Olwin named 2012 Senior Scholar in Aging

Bradley Olwin, a professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, at the University of Colorado Boulder, was named a 2012 Senior Scholar in Aging by the Ellison Medical Foundation for his work reprogramming muscle stem cells to resist aging. Olwin and his team are investigating the regeneration of normal, diseased and aged skeletal muscle with [...]

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Cambier receives Lifetime Faculty Achievement Award

John Cambier, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Integrated Department of Immunology, School of Medicine, graduate program in reproductive sciences, recently was recognized with the “Lifetime Faculty Achievement Award” at the National Jewish Health faculty awards dinner. Cambier is one of nine people who have received the award. Cambier’s work involves transduction and integration of regulatory signals [...]

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Jones at national meeting on health aging research

Jacqueline (Jackie) Jones, associate professor in the College of Nursing’s Division of Informatics, Health Systems & Leadership, recently visited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta for the annual meeting of the Health Aging Research Network (HAN), which is part of the CDC. Jones is the only HAN member from the college [...]

Davison receives top award for paper

Erin Davison, a lecturer in the University of Colorado Denver Department of Communication, has received a top paper award from the Communication and Instruction Division of the Western States Communication Association for “An Exploratory Study of Factors Affecting International and Domestic English Language Learner Students’ Educational Experiences at a Western States Urban University.” The paper [...]

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Staff member brainstorms recognized with cash prizes

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Employee creativity and innovation were recognized and rewarded at the second annual CU Shared Practices (CUSP) Awards Presentation, held Nov. 1 at 1800 Grant St., Denver.

Students create new maps with ‘universal design’ to expand access

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In a new set of way-finding maps, planters at the University of Colorado Boulder are more than decorative containers. The concrete vessels serve as directional prompts for people to navigate central campus. The bronze buffalo statue near Folsom Field is another cue used in the online maps, as well as references like “exhaust fan at [...]

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Students design, present plans for affordable housing

Students in the interdisciplinary Urban Housing course taught this semester by College of Architecture and Planning Instructor Jennifer Steffel Johnson took on a task to research, facilitate and design three affordable housing charrette projects. The results were presented at the Housing Colorado Now! Conference in Vail in October. Charrette is defined as the intense final [...]

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Obituary: George Eisenbarth

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George Eisenbarth, a pioneer in diabetes research and director of the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, died Nov. 13 after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 65. “George will be missed by all of us,” said Steve Daniels, chair of the Department of Pediatrics. “He has provided [...]

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Bowser presented with Rising Star Award

Jonathan Bowser, interim director of the Physician Assistant Program and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, was presented with the Rising Star Award from the Physician Assistant Education Association. The award is given to program faculty or staff with three to seven years of service for demonstrated contributions [...]

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Gutiérrez named to national board

Kris D. Gutiérrez, a professor of literacy and learning sciences and the Inaugural Provost’s Chair at the University of Colorado Boulder, is an appointee for Member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences. President Barack Obama recently announced his intent to appoint Gutierrez, as well as several others, to key [...]

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Chin at helm of new journal

Anne Chin, a professor in geography and environmental science at the University of Colorado Denver, has been tapped as the inaugural editor-in-chief of the journal Anthropocene. The new journal recently was launched at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) in Charlotte, N.C. The journal will focus on human interactions with Earth [...]

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Hartnett publishes capital punishment work

  Stephen John Hartnett, a professor and chair of communication at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver, has published “Executing Democracy, Volume 2: Capital Punishment & the Making of America, 1835–1843,” available from Michigan State University Press. This is a companion to the “Executing Democracy, Vol.1: Capital Punishment [...]

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Ren receives 2012 Excellence in Review Award

Jason Ren, an assistant professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado Denver, has received a 2012 Excellence in Review Award from the Journal of Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T), the top journal in environmental science. Ren was selected as an awardee because of the “significant contribution that reviewers provide to the scientific community [...]

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Tenure list: November 2012

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At its meeting Wednesday at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the CU Board of Regents approved awards of tenure for three faculty members.

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Report: CU-Boulder No. 1 in state for sending, receiving students internationally

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The University of Colorado Boulder enrolled more international students during the 2011-12 academic year and sent more students abroad during the 2010-11 academic year than any other higher education institution in Colorado. The data, released by the Institute of International Education in its annual Open Doors Report, shows that CU-Boulder was home to 1,681 international [...]

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New Creating Futures magazine now available

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The Fall 2012 issue of Creating Futures magazine is now available. This 36-page issue, available in Zmags format, celebrates philanthropy throughout the University of Colorado, with feature subjects that include: The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, which thanks to The Anschutz Foundation has a new building and ambitious programs that promote healthier lifestyles How an anonymous donor [...]

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Faculty invited to apply for Boettcher Investigator status

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The grants are intended to fund translational research that advances a discovery closer to clinical applications and that will improve the understanding, treatment and prevention of human disease.

Staged emergency allows practice in threat response

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Threatening scenarios were staged Thursday in the University of Colorado Hospital Outpatient Psychiatric Services Clinic on the second floor of Building 500 on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The goal was to increase understanding for managing emergency response as part of the university’s overall approach of preparing for emergencies through awareness and practice. The activity involved three [...]

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Amadei appointed Science Envoy by U.S. State Department

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Bernard Amadei, who holds the Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global Engineering at CU-Boulder, has been appointed one of three new Science Envoys who will help strengthen U.S. ties with other countries to address global challenges. The other two envoys, recently announced by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, are professors Susan Hockfield of the Massachusetts [...]

School of Education colleagues help with student’s food drive

Tiffany Richards, a student at the University of Colorado Denver School of Education and Human Development, created a project to send baskets of food home with her students at Central Elementary School in Commerce City over Thanksgiving break. Student ethnicity at the school is 88 percent Latino. A large percentage of the remainder of the [...]

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Gance-Cleveland named Loretta C. Ford Endowed Professor

Bonnie Gance-Cleveland began work this fall at the University of Colorado College of Nursing as the Loretta C. Ford Endowed Professor. An alumna of the College of Nursing, Gance-Cleveland is a professor in the Division of Women, Children and Family Health. Gance-Cleveland served as a professor at the college from 1997-2004, teaching in the BS, [...]

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Jones honored with Molly Brown Award

Anna Jones, lecturer in planning and design at the University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning, recently was recognized with the Molly Brown Award, which honors a woman who has demonstrated a Molly Brown-like passion for making Denver a stronger community. Jones, like Margaret “Molly” Brown, has devoted time to civic life in [...]

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Thirteen new staff members joined the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in October. They are: Julia Neville, sexual harassment and discrimination officers, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance; Charles Cummings, construction project manager, Facilities Services; Wangyun Chao, international student specialist, Office International Affairs; Nicholas Martinez, accountant, bookstore; Benjamin Cornella, information technology manager, [...]

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Benson: Governor’s budget request ‘great news for CU’

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The governor recommended a $30 million increase in state funding to the higher education operating budget for Fiscal Year 2013-14. CU’s share would likely be about $9 million.

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CU Foundation elects new volunteer leadership

The University of Colorado Foundation has elected Carl A. (“Spike”) Eklund of Denver to a two-year term as chair of its Board of Directors, and Jeremy O. May of Broomfield to a two-year term as vice chair. Eklund, senior counsel at Ballard Spahr LLP, brings to this role substantial experience and passion for the University [...]

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Study: Drought helped fuel Rocky Mountain pine beetle epidemic

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A new University of Colorado Boulder study shows for the first time that episodes of reduced precipitation in the southern Rocky Mountains, especially during the 2001-02 drought, greatly accelerated development of the mountain pine beetle epidemic. The study, the first ever to chart the evolution of the current pine beetle epidemic in the southern Rocky [...]

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Collinge to chair Environment and Sustainability Visioning Committee

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Sharon Collinge, director of environmental studies and a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado Boulder, will chair the Environment and Sustainability Visioning Committee, or ESVC. Provost Russell Moore recently announced the charge and membership of the visioning committee that will consider future opportunities for synergies and collaboration between University of [...]

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Lopez, Washburn named ‘shining lights’

School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) colleagues Casey Washburn and Meredith Lopez  are the most recent recipients of the “Let Your Light Shine” award from the CU Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus Exempt Professional Assembly. Honorees for this award are selected based on nominations from peers and colleagues at the university. Both honorees received [...]

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Skiba leads grant team to prepare advanced practice nurses

Diane Skiba, a professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing, has been awarded a three-year grant of more than $1 million to prepare advanced practice nurses to function in an Interprofessional (IP) collaborative practice providing high-quality health care in rural and medically underserved urban areas. The iTEAM (Interprofessional Technology Enhanced Advanced Practice Model) [...]

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Lee chosen for post on American Board of Dermatology

Lela Lee, professor of dermatology at the School of Medicine and an emeritus director of the American Board of Dermatology, was selected as the next associate executive director of the American Board of Dermatology, beginning Jan. 1, 2013. Lee has served as a member of the Board of Directors for nine years and was on [...]

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Diversity and Inclusion Summit aims to ‘AMP It Up’

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Sessions at the November event on the CU-Boulder campus are designed to provide tools in promoting Action, Moving beyond talking, and creating intentional Practices around inclusion.

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Chen of Tech Transfer named President’s Employee of the Year

Nomination letters described him as a “quiet, effective leader” whose thoughtful, intelligent technical work has led to the establishment of a database that has boosted efficiency in the office.

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New personnel structure being developed for exempt professionals

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Leadership last year concluded that the officer and exempt professional personnel staff group requires a competitive compensation structure to attract and retain high-caliber employees.

BioFrontiers researchers uncover new target for cancer research

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In a new paper released Oct. 24 in Nature, Tom Cech and Leslie Leinwand — BioFrontiers Institute scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder — detailed a new target for anti-cancer drug development that is sitting at the ends of our DNA. Researchers in the two scientists’ laboratories collaborated to find a patch of amino [...]

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Jin receives L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science award

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Deborah Jin, an adjoint professor of physics at the University of Colorado Boulder and a fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been awarded the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science award. Jin also is a fellow of JILA, a joint institute of CU-Boulder and NIST. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate [...]

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Johnston, Vaida inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Two University of Colorado faculty members recently were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Veronica Vaida, University of Colorado Boulder, and Mark Johnston, University of Colorado School of Medicine, were among 180  influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors and institutional leaders who were inducted during a ceremony in early October. Vaida, a professor [...]

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Burkart named associate director

Ellen Burkart, assistant director, Office of First Year Experience and Student Retention at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, recently was promoted to associate director. In her new role, she will continue to work on a variety of initiatives to support student success and retention. She also will develop and coordinate the UCCS Parent and [...]

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Shellenbarger book explores state’s early ‘second homes’

Melanie Shellenbarger, a senior instructor at the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver, recently published a book based on her 2008 dissertation, “High Country Summers: The Early Second Homes of Colorado, 1880–1940.” The book considers the emergence of the “summer home” in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains as both an architectural and [...]

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Gilbert, Makic named fellows

Lynn Gilbert and Mary Beth Flynn Makic, colleagues at the College of Nursing, have been inducted as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing. Gilbert is an associate professor in the pediatric nurse practitioner program; Makic is an assistant professor adjoint and a research nurse scientist at the University of Colorado Hospital. Invitation to Fellowship [...]

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McNeish receives APA President’s Award

Gilbert F. McNeish, an adjunct professor in the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver and a lawyer with Spencer Fane & Grimshaw LLP since 1972, received the President’s Award for meritorious contributions to planning, planning law, effective planning in Colorado and the American Planning Association Colorado Chapter. McNeish has focused [...]

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Dropping names …

Barbara Swaby, a professor in the College of Education at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, recently published “When Will Daddy Be Home: A Love Story” (Authorhouse, Bloomington, Ind.), a 32-page children’s book that emphasizes the strength of families and the importance of love. … Several new faculty members have joined the University of Colorado School [...]

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Unprecedented ‘Rake’s Progress’ event builds to climax

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Staging of Stravinsky opera set for this weekend at CU-Boulder’s Macky Auditorium.

DiStefano’s State of the Campus advances collaboration, efficiency

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CU-Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano addressed an audience of about 300 in the Glenn Miller Ballroom Oct. 16 in his annual “State of the Campus” address, and offered an update of the Flagship 2030 Strategic Plan and a strategy of “coming together” to improve CU-Boulder’s finances, reputation and the student experience. The chancellor began the address [...]

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Popovic awarded Packard Fellowship

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Milos Popovic, assistant professor of electrical, computer and energy engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been awarded the prestigious Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. Popovic is one of 16 scientific researchers from universities across the country to receive this year’s fellowship, announced by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Each of the [...]

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Mueller receives award for work in workers’ compensation

Kathryn Mueller, the Division of Workers’ Compensation’s Medical Director and professor in the School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine and Colorado School of Public Health, has been recognized by the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) with its prestigious Frances Perkins Award.  IAIABC is the world’s oldest trade association dedicated to [...]

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Cascio named Life Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute

Wayne Cascio, the Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership and a Distinguished Professor at the University of Colorado Denver Business School, recently was named a Life Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). The honor was presented during the AHRI Global Leaders World HR Congress held in Melbourne. Cascio has embarked on six [...]

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Pelak receives Ginsburg Visionary Award

Victoria S. Pelak, an associate professor of neurology and ophthalmology and director of the Residency Training Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, recently received the Helen J. Ginsburg Visionary Award from AWARE, an all-volunteer auxiliary of the Alzheimer’s Association, Colorado Chapter. Pelak’s research investigates cortical visual processing, with a particular interest in [...]

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Al Ramirez, a professor in the College of Education at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, recently completed “Financing Schools and Educational Programs: Policy, Practice, and Politics,” a 256-page book outlining how U.S. public schools are financed and how other funds are raised for educational programs in elementary and secondary schools. The book is considered [...]

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Six faculty members to join ranks of Distinguished Professors

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The annual recognition goes to faculty members who demonstrate exemplary performance in research or creative work, a record of excellence in classroom teaching and supervision of individual learning.

CU-Boulder degree rated highly nationally for return on investment

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CU-Boulder ranked in the top 20 in a recent report released by SmartMoney that rated the return on investment for 50 of the nation’s priciest colleges for out-of-state tuition.

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CU report: Aluminum can popularity stimulating Colorado job growth

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Consumer demand is making aluminum cans more relevant than ever, according to a report from the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. More than 92 billion aluminum beverage cans were sold in the U.S. in 2011 reflecting a decline in annual sales — particularly among standard 12-ounce cans — since the industry’s peak [...]

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Gift to program will improve wellness at work and home

Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, has formed a partnership with the Colorado School of Public Health to develop a program designed to improve the health of Colorado businesses, workers and their families. The partnership includes a gift of $500,000 for the first year of what is expected to be a multi-year [...]

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Samelson, Philbin, Wilensky joining CU legal team

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Kirk Samelson has been named the managing senior associate with University Counsel for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Samelson has served as a district judge in Colorado’s 4th Judicial District for the past 12 years, five of them as chief judge. He handled civil, criminal, juvenile and domestic matters. “I’m excited for the opportunity [...]

Thurstone honored for research on substance addiction

Christian Thurstone, assistant professor of psychiatry at the School of Medicine, has been recognized by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) as an Advocate for Action for exemplary work in furthering the goals of the President’s National Drug Control Strategy. Thurstone was one of 200 people across the country who was nominated for [...]

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Chreist, Shepard among Alumni Association honorees

A University of Colorado Boulder admissions officer and dean are among 10 prominent alumni, faculty, staff and students who will be honored by the Alumni Association at its 83nd annual awards ceremony Nov. 1. Ryan Chreist, who oversees recruitment for all undergraduate programs, and Lorrie Shepard, dean of the School of Education, will receive the [...]

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Medema delivers Outstanding Faculty Achievement lecture

Steven Medema, a professor of economics and President’s Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado Denver, recently presented a lecture on the history of economics as the recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award. Economics Chairman Buhong Zheng introduced Medema as a “longtime faculty member who has an outstanding record of teaching, research and service.” [...]

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The Journal of Organizational Change Management recently recognized a trio of University of Colorado Colorado Springs’ College of Business faculty members for having one of the 10 most highly cited articles in the past 25 years of the journal’s publication. John Milliman, Andrew Czaplewski, and Jeff Ferguson – all professors in the College of Business [...]

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CU lecturer and NIST scientist Wineland wins Nobel

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Faculty member becomes fifth CU researcher to be honored with the Nobel Prize in science.

CU study: Graphene membranes may lead to efficient, cleaner energy

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Findings are significant step toward realization of more energy-efficient membranes for natural gas production and for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power plant exhaust pipes.

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UCCS to host exhibit on World War II Japanese internment camps

The lives of Japanese Americans who were interned in a southeast Colorado camp during World War II will be remembered in a special exhibit at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs opening Monday and continuing through Nov.5. “Connecting the Pieces: Dialogues From the Amache Archaeology Collection” will be displayed at the Heller Center for Arts [...]

With help from CU friends, sculptor rises from ashes

Friends of Jerry Wingren bought his “Standing Stone #2,” made of Swedish black granite, and donated it to the University of Colorado. Photo by Noah Larsen)

The Fourmile Fire of 2010 destroyed more homes than any wildfire to that point in Colorado history, and Jerry Wingren’s artistic studio was one of the casualties. A lifetime of sculptures, his library and many tools disappeared in a plume of smoke that could be seen from space. Wingren’s friends strategized about how to help [...]

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New campaign to address opioid dependence

The Colorado School of Public Health and Pinnacol Assurance are taking a significant step in addressing the rising rates of death from opioid pain relievers by creating training that focuses on safe prescribing practices and intervention strategies to improve physicians’ understanding of the best practices that help prevent the health risks and issues associated with [...]

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Doak named CU-Boulder’s first Colorado Chair in Environmental Studies

Daniel Doak has been appointed the University of Colorado Boulder’s first Colorado Chair in Environmental Studies. Doak is a conservation biologist known for his quantitative analysis of how different government policies could affect the populations of species such as sea otters, California condors, corals and rare plants. The endowed chair in environmental studies was made [...]

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Riggs receives award for research on Attention-Deficit Disorder

Paula Riggs, a School of Medicine professor and director of the Division of Substance Dependence, Department of Psychiatry, recently was named the Elaine Schlosser Lewis Awardee for Research on Attention-Deficit Disorder by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). Riggs received the award in recognition of her paper “Randomized Controlled Trial of Osmotic-Release [...]

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Krechmer earns prize for paper on cloud computing

Ken Krechmer, an instructor at the University of Colorado Boulder, has won first prize in the global IEC-IEEE Challenge, presented by the International Electrotechnical Commission and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, for a paper on cloud computing standardization. His paper addresses how cloud computing promises to dramatically simplify the development and deployment of [...]

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Symposium aims to connect friends, allies of GLBTI community

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A new systemwide symposium sponsored by the University of Colorado Faculty Council aims to “check the pulse” of the CU community regarding issues and challenges affecting the gay community.

CU medical school professor Eric Coleman wins MacArthur ‘genius’ grant

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His work focuses on an area of health care that has been embraced nationally as part of health care reform – reducing the number of patients released from a hospital only to be readmitted.

NSF awards CU-Boulder-led team $12 million to study effects of natural gas development

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The National Science Foundation has awarded a $12 million grant to a University of Colorado Boulder-led team to explore ways to maximize the benefits of natural gas development while minimizing negative effects on ecosystems and communities. Led by professor Joseph Ryan of CU-Boulder’s civil, environmental and architectural engineering department, the team will examine social, ecological [...]

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Archibeque recognized by peers with Distinguished Service Award

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Orlando “Lando” Archibeque of the Auraria Library was recognized by the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color at the group’s national conference recently in Kansas City, Mo. The group announced Archibeque as this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. He received the award for his years of service, contributions to and support of REFORMA, [...]

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Haugen takes helm of national association

Bryan Haugen, a professor of medicine and pathology at the University of Colorado Denver and chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, assumed the position of president of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) at its 82nd annual meeting last month in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Haugen has been a member of the ATA [...]

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Charlesworth collaboration leads to paper, presentation

Amanda Charlesworth, assistant professor in integrative biology at the University of Colorado Denver, had a paper published in Developmental Biology: “Xenopus laevis Zygote arrest 2 (zar2) encodes a zinc finger RNA-binding protein that binds to the Translational Control Sequence in the maternal Wee1 mRNA and regulates translation” (see: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22732570). Charlesworth presented these findings and new [...]

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Hildebrand presents pragmatism in Europe

David Hildebrand, associate professor in philosophy at the University of Colorado Denver, last month presented a paper titled, “Experience or Language? Choosing Pragmatism’s Central Motive” at the First European Pragmatism Conference in Rome. One of the largest and most internationally diverse conferences on philosophical pragmatism, the event effectively launched a European-wide philosophical pragmatist association. The [...]

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  Jean Scandlyn, research professor in anthropology at the University of Colorado Denver, and Sarah Hautzinger of Colorado College, have been conducting research since 2008 on the ripple effects of returning soldiers with PTSD in communities. Their research, which largely involved interviews of soldiers, their families and people in the behavioral health field, will soon [...]

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Election year brings reminder of guidelines on campaign activity

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With the general election just over a month away, the University of Colorado reminds employees of guidelines regarding political campaign-related activity and expression.

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Boulder Staff Council approves resolution on performance management

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The group’s concern is that the proposed system might demoralize the workforce rather than energize it.

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Gift to CU Denver Business School program to help develop risk management and insurance workforce

The Surplus Lines Association of Colorado has committed $300,000 to the Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) program at University of Colorado Denver Business School. The gift will endow a scholarship fund and underwrite an international Risk Management and Insurance travel course that will help the program develop students who will graduate prepared to join the [...]

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Engineers Without Borders-USA brings conference to Boulder

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More than 100 students, faculty and professional engineers from a seven-state region are expected to gather in Boulder Oct. 5-7 to learn about sustainable engineering practices that can benefit the developing world. The University of Colorado Boulder will host the 2012 Mountain Region Conference for Engineers Without Borders-USA, a nonprofit organization founded by CU engineering [...]

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Aldama co-edits two books

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Arturo J. Aldama, associate professor and chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, is the co-editor of two new books. The first, “Performing the U.S. Latina and Latino Borderlands,” analyzes the expression of Latina/o cultural identity through performance. With music, theater, dance, visual arts, body art, spoken word, performance [...]

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Boulder Staff Council Hosts annual ice cream social

More than 500 Boulder Campus Staff turned out on Sept. 6 to enjoy a beautiful sunny day and eat some delicious ice cream. This year’s Annual Ice Cream Social included approximately 23 vendors and campus benefit programs and one awesome DJ.  On the East Terrace of the C4C, the staff was able to eat ice [...]

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Olkowski, Couchman have new books on shelves

Two University of Colorado Colorado Springs professors have recently published books. Dorothea Olkowski, professor in the Department of Philosophy published “Postmodern Philosophy and the Scientific Turn” in April. The book, published by Indiana University Press, shows the historic link between science and philosophy and that mathematics plays a fundamental role in the development of worldviews [...]

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Wartgow named chancellor emeritus

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Jerry Wartgow, who recently stepped down from the role of chancellor at the University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus, was named chancellor emeritus by the Board of Regents in recognition of his service and leadership during challenging economic times. A resolution of thanks recognized Wartgow for creating strong partnerships and civic engagement with [...]

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Little Clinics bring health care closer to CU Health Plan members

Neighborhood facilities offer Board Certified Nurse Practitioners to treat common illnesses, minor injuries and wellness care including sports physicals and vaccinations.

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Board of Regents seeking award nominees

High honors include Honorary Degrees, University Medals and Distinguished Service Awards.

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Chancellor to host live online alumni update

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For the first time, UCCS alumni will have the opportunity for a live online campus update with Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak. Scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, alumni can watch Shockley-Zalabak live from their desktop computers and pose questions for her to answer. Shockley-Zalabak will cover a variety of topics including new faculty members who arrived on [...]

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Contributors to UCH honored at President’s Award ceremony

Those who have made exceptional contributions to the University of Colorado Hospital recently were honored at the President’s Award ceremony. Lisa Kassell, a clinical dietitian with Food and Nutrition Services, earned an Outstanding Service Award for her service to the Surgical Weight Loss Center team and the patients it treats. Kassell prepares patients for bariatric [...]

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Bruederle, colleagues report rare species new to science

Leo P. Bruederle, associate professor of integrative biology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver, and colleagues recently reported on a plant species new to science at Botany 2012, the annual meeting of the Botanical Society of America and American Society of Plant Taxonomists. Carex viridistellata, otherwise known as the [...]

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Runyan named influential leader in injury control

Colorado School of Public Health Professor of Epidemiology Carol Runyan recently was named one of the 20 leaders and visionaries who have had a transformative effect on the field of violence and injury prevention over the twenty-year history of the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). Runyan will [...]

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Student enrollment strong, steady across CU campuses

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Enrollment is generally steady across the system’s four campuses, one of which marks a new enrollment record.

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Philanthropy at Work: Shirley and Vincent Fulginiti

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“Science is not enough in the practice of health. Practitioners also need to understand the holistic side of medicine, the ethical issues” -Vincent Fulginiti

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CU campuses, programs maintain elevation in national rankings

Campuses, undergraduate programs of the University of Colorado maintained high rankings among national and regional institutions in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges.

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Colorado Supreme Court backs CU in Churchill lawsuit

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The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday announced its decision to uphold the actions of lower courts in former professor Ward Churchill’s lawsuit against the University of Colorado.

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Registration nearing capacity for Coleman Conference

Discussion will address the intersection of the state of the economy, disability policy, and effects of technology on the quality of life of people with cognitive disabilities.

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Study Abroad connects students to international education

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus offers and facilitates a range of international education opportunities that span the globe. During the past three years alone, the number of students participating in the Study Abroad program has increased by 35 percent. The Office of International Affairs (OIA) coordinates the Study Abroad effort for our students and faculty to [...]

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$2 million investment in Leeds School of Business launches two new programs

The Anschutz Foundation has committed $2 million to launch two new initiatives at the University of Colorado Boulder designed to make the Leeds School of Business a more powerful economic contributor to Colorado and beyond. The contribution from the Anschutz Foundation will be divided evenly between two undergraduate programs. The first, a new business minor, [...]

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CU-Boulder to begin construction of carbon-conscious campus utility system

The first phase of construction on a University of Colorado Boulder campus utility project — which will provide efficient heating and cooling while significantly reducing the university’s carbon emissions – recently began with utility work and construction staging on the south side of campus. The project is expected to be complete in the winter of [...]

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CU researchers part of team awarded Homeland Security funding

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Hamilton Bean, assistant professor in the Communication Department at the University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is part of a research team awarded a $952,004 contract. The grant is from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate through the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and [...]

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Runyan honored for visionary leadership

Colorado School of Public Health Professor of Epidemiology Carol Runyan, MPH, Ph.D. recently was named one of the 20 leaders and visionaries who have had a transformative effect on the field of violence and injury prevention over the twenty year history of CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). These individuals will be [...]

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Asakawa photo earns excellence award

The Office of University Communications on the Boulder Campus was recognized with an award of excellence by the University College Designers Association (UCDA) at its 2012 annual design competition. Photography Director Glenn Asakawa won the award for a photo he created of the Boulder campus after a snowfall. His comment on the image: “I took [...]

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Allen named Early Career Scholar; publishes award-winning paper

Casey Allen, assistant professor of geography, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver, has been named an “Early Career Scholar” by the Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education. The center also awarded him first place in their research competition for his paper, “Concept Mapping Validates Fieldwork’s Capacity to Deepen Students’ Cognitive [...]

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Dozens of new exhibitors set for Supplier Showcases

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The events give CU faculty and staff convenient opportunities to meet with existing suppliers and discover goods and services from potential new vendors.

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Sher to step down as dean of CU-Boulder’s College of Music

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He will have served in the post for 20 years when he steps down next summer, and plans to return to the College of Music faculty.

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Caring for Colorado Foundation grant will boost nursing education at UCCS

The Caring for Colorado Foundation recently awarded a $100,000 grant to the University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. The grant will improve access to nursing education programs and expand the health care workforce in southern Colorado through the use [...]

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September is Bike Month at UCCS

The Office of Sustainability will sponsor several events throughout September to celebrate Bike Month at UCCS. “Sustainable transportation is something we all need to focus on,” said Josh Hendrickson, a student employee in the Office of Sustainability and event organizer for Bike Month. “We live in a great climate and a great city for bicycling, [...]

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NOAA selects CU-Boulder to continue joint leadership of CIRES

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected the University of Colorado Boulder to continue a federal/academic partnership that extends NOAA’s ability to study climate change, improve weather models and better predict how solar storms can disrupt communication and navigation technologies. The selection means that NOAA will continue funding the Cooperative Institute for Research in [...]

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Study: Chemical used in hand soaps may impair muscle function

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A widely used antibacterial chemical found in hand soaps and other personal care products hinders muscle contractions at a cellular level, reduces muscular strength in mice and slows swimming in fish, according to researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis. The findings appear online in the Proceedings [...]

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Obituary: Alvin M. Malkinson, Ph.D.

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Alvin M. Malkinson, a professor and longtime lung cancer researcher at the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy, died Aug. 3 at his home in Boulder. He was 71. Malkinson earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, then he and his wife, Lynn, spent two years in Kenya with the Peace [...]

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Smerdon named interim AVP for Tech Transfer

Tom Smerdon, who has worked in the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) since 2005, has been named interim associate vice president for technology transfer. In his new role, Smerdon has responsibility for intellectual property and technology licensing matters across all CU campuses. He joined TTO in 2005 as director of new business development, and since 2007 [...]

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Harding leads international seminar on Afro-Brazilian art, religion

Rachel E. Harding, assistant professor of indigenous spiritual traditions, Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Denver, led a 12-day travel seminar to Brazil earlier this summer. The program was for members of the Society for the Study of Black Religion, a professional organization of scholars of Afro-Atlantic religious traditions. The seminar focused [...]

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Sara Qualls, Kraemer Family Professor of Aging, Department of Psychology at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, received the Mentorship Award from American Psychological Association Division 12, Section II (Society for Clinical Geropsychology). The award was presented last month at the APA Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla. … University of Colorado Colorado Springs faculty members were [...]

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University of Colorado moving forward with Memorial Health System

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Colorado Springs voters agreed Tuesday to lease Memorial to University of Colorado Health.

Study provides evidence of wildfire smoke’s heat-trapping effect

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When the Fourmile Canyon Fire erupted west of Boulder in 2010, smoke from the wildfire poured into parts of the city including a site housing scientists from CU-Boulder’s CIRES and NOAA.

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No-sort recycling in CU housing, dining helps make landfill diversion easy

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Recycling bins located throughout Housing and Dining Services at the University of Colorado Boulder are now single-stream receptacles, helping to make landfill diversion as simple as can be. The new system, implemented this week in residence halls, dining facilities and at the Center for Community, allows all recyclables to be tossed into one container, alleviating [...]

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Correll lands NASA grant for space food research

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Nicolaus Correll, an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, is one of 10 awardees of NASA’s inaugural Space Technology Research Opportunities for Early Career Faculty. The agency will provide grants of as much as $200,000 per year for as long as three years in support of Correll [...]

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More than $8 million in NIH grants to bioengineering faculty

Faculty in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Colorado Denver have been awarded more than $8 million in new grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Robin Shandas, department chair, received one of six grants from the Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at NIH. The award is for more than $2.1 [...]

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Santiago’s award will boost HIV research

Mario Santiago, an assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the School of Medicine, has won the 2012 ICAAC Young Investigator Award designated for a researcher working in the area of HIV. Santiago’s work varies from field-based HIV epidemiology studies to manipulating innate immunity in his efforts to explore innovative new ways to [...]

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McCabe named to March of Dimes Foundation post

Edward R.B. McCabe, a professor of pediatrics in clinical genetics and metabolism at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and an internationally recognized expert in pediatrics and genetics, has been named senior vice president and medical director of the March of Dimes Foundation. McCabe will oversee the medical and clinical initiatives of the March [...]

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Faculty team uses grant to develop groundbreaking course

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) faculty in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences (GES) at the University of Colorado Denver are developing new “synthetic” approaches to train students in the interdisciplinary sciences. Synthesis provides a mechanism to link diverse ideas, data, and disciplinary approaches, and facilitates development and use of integrative analytic [...]

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Yakacki to apply grant to work on heart valve

University of Colorado Denver Assistant Professor Chris Yakacki, Department of Mechanical Engineering, working in collaboration with Jack Griffis of MedShape, Inc., and Sai Muralidhar Padala of Emory University, have received a $150,000 research grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant is for [...]

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Robert Metcalf, an associate professor and chair of philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver, led a weeklong text seminar on Plato’s Statesman at this year’s Collegium Phaenomenologicum in Citta di Castello, Italy. … Brian L. Ott, associate professor of communication at the College of Liberal Arts [...]

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Analysis of election factors points to Romney win, CU study says

“For the last eight presidential elections, this model has correctly predicted the winner,” said CU Denver’s Michael Berry.

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Louise Vale named CU-Boulder vice chancellor for administration

The position, which reports to Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Kelly Fox, supervises a division of almost 700 employees and oversees an annual operating budget of $112 million.

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TTO’s Allen departing after decade at helm

As leader of the CU Technology Transfer Office, he is responsible for intellectual property and technology licensing matters across the CU campuses.

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Evolutionary increase in size of the human brain explained

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Researchers have found what they believe is the key to understanding why the human brain is larger and more complex than that of other animals. The human brain, with its unequaled cognitive capacity, evolved rapidly and dramatically. “We wanted to know why,” says James Sikela, Ph.D., who headed the international research team that included researchers [...]

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CU-Boulder planetarium upgrading to giant-screen theater

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If you’re a planetarium junkie in the Boulder area, your experience is about to get a major upgrade. The astrophysical and planetary sciences department, home to Fiske Planetarium, recently announced the launch of a complete upgrade to the projection and other presentation systems that power the planetarium’s big-screen experience. The remodel will turn the dome [...]

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UCCS selected for prestigious program to build ties with universities in India

The Institute of International Education in New York, N.Y., recently selected the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to participate in a program designed to increase higher education ties between U.S. and Indian colleges and universities. UCCS was one of only five U.S. colleges selected for the 2012 India initiative of the International Academic Partnership Program. [...]

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New students encouraged to get involved, expand horizons

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Incoming freshmen at the University of Colorado Denver heard a message loud and clear at Friday’s high-spirited convocation: Get connected to your university family and pursue college with courageous zeal. The program drew a packed house to Tivoli Turnhalle and featured comments by students and university leadership, music by a cappella group UCD Mix, a [...]

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Marks chosen Denver Business Journal outstanding woman in business

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Lilly Marks, vice president of health affairs at the University of Colorado and executive vice chancellor of the Anschutz Medical Campus, received an Outstanding Women in Business award Aug. 16. Marks received the award in the category of Education, Government and Nonprofits. The 14th annual awards were presented by the Denver Business Journal, and the [...]

Verner named UCCS sports information director

Jared Verner, previously sports information director at Western State Colorado University (WSCU), Gunnison, will lead sports information efforts at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. “Jared brings a wealth of knowledge about our conference and NCAA Division II to the position,” said Steve Kirkham, director, Department of Athletics. “He also is well-versed in social media [...]

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Schrier honored by American Heart Association

The American Heart Association has announced that Robert W. Schrier, M.D., is the 2012 recipient of the Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award from the American Heart Association. The honor identifies and honors individuals whose academic careers have included at least 20-25 years of successful mentoring of promising young academics. The mentoring can be in any [...]

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Bernard facilitates NAS Mountain West Summer Institute

Aimee Bernard, senior instructor in biology at the University of Colorado Denver, was a facilitator at the National Academies of Sciences 2012 Mountain West Summer Institute July 30 – Aug. 3. The Summer Institute is the direct result of a key recommendation from the 2003 National Research Council report, “Bio2010: Transforming Undergraduate Education for Future [...]

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Kerrane leads exhibit at Denver gallery

Rian Kerrane, associate professor at the College of Arts and Media at the University of Colorado Denver, is the curator and a participant in the exhibit “Hybrid” at Denver’s RedLine gallery, 2350 Arapahoe St., through Sept. 30. In Hybrid, a “symbolic narrative is reconstructed, one of shooting targets,” Kerrane said. “Staging everyday objects in the [...]

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University of Colorado Denver civil engineering Professor Jonathan Wu has been invited to serve on the AASHTO T-15 mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) task force. He was invited as one of the nine international experts on reinforced soil, and will help chart the direction of bridge design practice in North America and around the world. … ”Gender [...]

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Campuses define concealed carry in student housing

CU-Boulder and UCCS will establish a residential area for residents over age 21 who possess a valid concealed carry permit.

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New study shows heroin, morphine addiction can be blocked

In a major breakthrough, an international team of scientists from the University of Adelaide and University of Colorado Boulder has proven that addiction to morphine and heroin can be blocked, while at the same time increasing pain relief. The team has discovered the key mechanism in the body’s immune system that amplifies addiction to opioid [...]

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Alumni, Admissions offices take to phones for early welcome of students

  Representatives from the Denver Campus Alumni Association recently teamed with Admissions Office staff in a phone-a-thon reaching out to incoming first-year and transfer students. Jack Kroll (above left), past president CU Denver Student Government Association (SGA), lent a helping hand during the Aug. 7 phone-a-thon. “This is a ‘yield enhancement’ activity that these two [...]

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Ahmed recognized for excellence, leadership

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Medhat Ahmed, coordinator of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at CU Anschutz Medical Campus, has been recognized among the Men of Distinction, Excellence and Leadership (M.O.D.E.L.) presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Ahmed was nominated for the award by Lia Nelson-James, coordinator of Student Assistant Services at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Ahmed also is [...]

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Webb to lead undergraduate research initiative

Rebecca Webb, assistant professor, College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, will lead a yearlong campus initiative to expand opportunities for undergraduate students to be involved in real-world research projects. To launch the initiative, Webb hosted an undergraduate research seminar to promote the work currently under way and to [...]

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Phil Strain and Ted Bovey, researchers with CU Denver’s School of Education and Human Development (SEHD), have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Studies in a What Works Clearinghouse review/report. The review highlights their work to develop the LEAP training and support model to improve outcomes of preschool children with [...]

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CU research attracts $815.3 million in sponsored funding

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Preliminary figures for the critical funding stream indicate one of the highest research totals in CU history.

Tenure list: August 2012

At its meeting Wednesday at the Office of the President, 1800 Grant St., the University of Colorado Board of Regents approved awards of tenure and appointments with tenure for 11 faculty members.

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Former U.S. Attorney Miller to conduct independent review

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Miller and his team have been asked to assess various university systems, procedures and actions related to the Aurora theater shooting suspect.

After disaster, self-care critical

This summer’s traumatic events hit close to home for many across the University of Colorado system.

Community block party will celebrate Business School, education corridor

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The University of Colorado Denver celebrates the grand opening of its new Business School and the start of the 2012-13 academic year with a first-ever Block Party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event features cuisine from Denver’s favorite food trucks, music by some of the city’s hottest bands, a rock-climbing wall, an urban [...]

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Udall, energy committee to discuss wildfires with public

Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colorado, will host a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee at 10 a.m. Aug. 15 at Centennial Hall on the UCCS campus. The hearing will focus on forest health issues and recent wildfires, with discussion on lessons learned that can be applied to future suppression, recovery and [...]

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CU-Boulder chancellor names Shea chief of staff

University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano on Tuesday named Catherine Shea his next chief of staff, effective Aug. 20. Shea currently serves as senior associate counsel for technology transfer and research compliance for the University of Colorado system. The chancellor’s chief of staff reports directly to the chancellor and is a member of [...]

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Denman to lead social media at UCCS

Following a national search, Philip Denman was selected as social media specialist for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University Advancement. He began work July 1. As social media specialist, Denman is responsible for creating content for UCCS pages on Facebook and Twitter, developing responses to inquiries posted on various social media sites, and providing [...]

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Wells Messersmith and Gail Eckhardt, professors of medicine-medical oncology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, will co-lead the Division of Medical Oncology for the next year or so. Following that transition, Messersmith will become the division head of medical oncology. Eckhardt has led the division since 2006; Messersmith directs the gastrointestinal medical oncology program, [...]

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Private support of $228.6 million sets new record

Nearly half the funds were donated through the University of Colorado Foundation, the university’s development and investment management arm.

CU medical pros proved ‘exceptional’ in wake of devastation

The July 20 theater shootings in Aurora were followed by extraordinary efforts by medical professionals at the University of Colorado Hospital and the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, university leadership says.

Finalists announced for CU-Boulder vice chancellor for administration

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The search committee recommended Kambiz Khalili and Louise Vale as the two finalists.

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New system policy changes take effect

The Office of Policy and Efficiency (OPE) announces changes to 10 administrative policy statements (APS) from the areas of academic affairs, fiscal, and human resources, including four consolidated policies that have been rolled into fiscal procedures or other existing policies.

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