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Regents won’t divest; call for report on options for future investment

The vote came about after months of activism by students, faculty and others who have appeared before the board at its meetings and asked that the university move toward an investment portfolio absent of any and all funds tied to the fossil fuel energy industry.

Regents roundup

Four new degrees earned the approval of the Board of Regents during its regular meeting Friday at the CU Denver Student Commons Building on the Auraria Campus.

Grants totaling $18 million bring new names to Depression Center, Beth-El College

Gifts of $10 million and $8 million will boost the CU Depression Center at CU Anschutz and UCCS’ Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, new names for which will honor the family and legacy of Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson.

Tenure list: April 2015

At its meeting Friday at the University of Colorado Denver, the CU Board of Regents approved two appointments with tenure.

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CU Health Plan rates increase modestly during Open Enrollment

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The overall cost of CU’s 2015-16 benefits plans will increase an average of 5.6 percent, down from last year’s 7.8 percent increase.

JFK Partners: 50 Years of Service and Success

Renee Charlifue-Smith, JFK Partners speech therapist, works with Tatum while his mother, Janelle, watches.

By the time Tatum was 8 months old, his mother, Janelle, would watch him at playdates with other babies the same age, and know that all was not right with her son. His motor skills were not developing and, even more worrisome, he could not yet hold his head up without help. “It is agonizing [...]

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Dropping names …

Julaine Field, associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services, College of Education at UCCS, recently received the Outstanding Counselor Educator Award from the Colorado Counseling Association. Field received the award at the CCA conference in Denver. Each year, the group recognizes members who have gone beyond the call of duty within their [...]

Cash in on financial wellness tools during Smart Money week

Money Smart Week, which continues through Saturday, is an opportunity for faculty and staff to reflect on their personal finances following tax season. Started by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002 and designed to raise financial awareness, the week is an opportunity to build financial literacy. Communities around Colorado offer events to increase [...]

CU health savings account to debut during Open Enrollment

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The new accounts offer three main benefits – tax-free health savings, the ability to grow those savings, and spending on qualified medical expenses anytime, from today throughout your retirement.

School of Medicine alumni share stories of giving back to CU

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At a Medical Alumni Association event Tuesday, doctors talked with peers about the importance of philanthropy.

CU Anschutz researchers leading the way in telehealth

Researchers from the Barbara Davis Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have launched a major clinical study using telehealth to target youth with type 1 diabetes (T1D) with the help of over $1 million in gifts, including $960,000 from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. The focus is on [...]

Sayers attends Homeland Security training

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Kinshasa Sayers, an emergency responder from the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Police Department, recently completed training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), in Anniston, Alabama. The CDP is operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and is the only federally chartered Weapons of Mass [...]

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Fisher, Koo receive funding to study new breast cancer treatment

University of Colorado Cancer Center members Christine M. Fisher, assistant professor of radiation oncology and residency program director, and Philip Koo, section chief for nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, recently were awarded a $500,000 grant from Bayer to support a research study investigating a novel treatment for breast cancer patients with disease that has metastasized [...]

Cash in on financial wellness tools during Smart Money week

Money Smart Week, April 18-25, is an opportunity for faculty and staff to reflect on their personal finances following tax season. Started by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002 and designed to raise financial awareness, the week is an opportunity to build financial literacy. Communities around Colorado offer events to increase knowledge of [...]

Get your genius on with CUSP

The April 30 deadline for the 2015 CUSP program is fast approaching. CUSP, which stands for CU Shared Practices, is the systemwide, best practices program that honors employee innovations and business process improvements. CUSP accepts submissions from all campuses, and awards cash prizes – four awards of $1,000 and one grand prize of $1,500 – [...]

Funding opportunity: Call for PTLC Faculty Researchers

Applications for the 2015-2016 cohort of President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative (PTLC) Faculty Researchers are now being accepted. Central to the work of the PTLC is creating and publishing scholarship in teaching and learning that contributes both to theory and effective teaching practice in and across disciplines. To this end, each Faculty Researcher designs and [...]

Off-cycle system policy changes in effect this month

The Office of Policy and Efficiency announced the changes to Administrative Policy Statements from the academic/research, administrative/general, facilities, information technology and student areas.

Staff members honored for service to campuses, greater communities

Staff members honored for service to campuses, greater communities

Four awardees received trophies and $1,000 prizes from UCSC at last week’s All Staff Council Conference at History Colorado in Denver.

Heritage Society donors celebrated for making a difference

Heritage Society donors celebrated for making a difference

From academic research to scholarship endowments to building construction, donor generosity is playing a vital role at CU more than ever.

State wants improved medical response to campus sex assault victims

State wants improved medical response to campus sex assault victims

House Bill 1220 would require institutions of higher education to establish agreements with nearby medical facilities with specialists who may provide treatment to students in need of sexual assault exams.

Mapping guides show paths of retirement investments in July

Mapping guides show how your retirement investments will be treated

CU 401(a) and 403(b) plan participants can see the exact funds into which they’ll be reinvested by reviewing the Plans’ mapping guides, now available.

New program aims to help at-risk employees prevent diabetes

New program aims to help at-risk employees prevent diabetes

More than 140 CU Health Plan participants, including University of Colorado employees, are the first to participate in this free, innovative, lifestyle-change program led by trained lifestyle coaches.

CU researchers: Brain activity boosts processes that promote neural connections

CU researchers: Brain activity boosts processes that promote neural connections

Brain activity affects the way the developing brain connects neurons and a study by researchers at the School of Medicine on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Children’s Hospital Colorado suggests a new model for understanding that process. In a study of zebrafish, scientists tested how brain activity affected the development of insulating [...]

Manson to serve on precision medicine panel

Spero Manson, distinguished professor and associate dean of research at the Colorado School of Public Health, has been selected to serve on a panel of experts that will steer President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative. The $215 million initiative seeks to leverage genomics, informatics, and health information technology to accelerate biomedical discoveries and enable personalized medicine approaches for [...]

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Allen leads ‘Difference Matters’ workshop

Brenda J. Allen, associate vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion for the CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, recently conducted a three-hour, professional development workshop for the CU-Boulder Controller’s Office based on her book, “Difference Matters: Communicating Social Identity.” During the interactive session, Allen engaged participants to explore insights and ideas on how they can [...]

Mintken wins teaching award

Paul Mintken, associate professor in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, received the Dorothy E. Baethke-Eleanor J. Carlin Excellence in Academic Teaching award from the American Physical Therapy Association. The nominee must have demonstrated exceptional teaching effectiveness in the academic setting, a distinct expertise in at least one subject [...]

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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 Homer H. Clark, 96, faculty retiree emeritus. March 19, 2015. CU Denver Robert Wayne Heath, 61, faculty. March 10, 2015. CU Anschutz Medical Campus Denise K. McGuire, 50, university staff. March 15, [...]

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Ensure the security of your social media account

A compromise of your account can lead to malicious entities posting inappropriate or even illegal material on your behalf. This could lead to reputational risk to the university. If you post on behalf of the university to social media sites be sure to use a different password for each your official social media accounts, personal [...]

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Regents OK modest increases to tuition, compensation

Regents OK modest increases to tuition, compensation

The board on Monday voted to approve a slate of modest tuition increases, among the lowest rate increases proposed in nearly a decade, and well below the 6 percent maximum allowed by the Legislature.

Global Health Responders course to help humanitarians ‘do no harm’

Global Health Responders course to help humanitarians ‘do no harm’

A free, first-of its-kind massive open online course, or MOOC, aims to provide participants from all walks of life competencies in global health care.

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