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CU Advocates Day connects supporters, lawmakers

President Bruce Benson

The sound of the CU fight song reverberating across the walls of the House of Representatives isn’t an everyday experience at Colorado’s Capitol.

Expanded health care options to be offered during Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment 2015

This spring, faculty and staff will gain access to expanded health care options — including a health care plan offering services nationwide, coverage for acupuncture and a comprehensive diabetes prevention program.

Six community members honored by Board of Regents

Six community members honored by Board of Regents

Honorary degrees, Distinguished Service Award to be presented at spring commencements.

Study: Ending statin use might improve quality of life for some patients

Study: Ending statin use might improve quality of life for some patients

Discontinuing statin use in patients with late-stage cancer and other terminal illnesses may help improve patients’ quality of life without causing other adverse health effects, according to a new study by led by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Duke University and funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). [...]

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Bradley to join CU Cancer Center, Colorado School of Public Health

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Cathy J. Bradley has been hired as the associate director for cancer prevention and control by the University of Colorado Cancer Center and the Colorado School of Public Health. Bradley currently is associate director at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Massey Cancer Center, chair of the university’s Department of Healthcare Policy and Research and interim chair of [...]

President Benson’s town hall series begins Wednesday

CU President Bruce Benson next week begins a spring slate of Town Hall meetings, where faculty and staff at all four campuses and system administration are invited to hear an update on the university and responses to questions posed by employees. His first appearance will be Wednesday at CU Denver. Benson plans to speak on [...]

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 [...]

Free info session precedes next My New Weigh class

Have you tried everything to lose weight, only to regain? Are you ready for a new way? Discover My New Weigh, medically supervised weight management, available at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Specifically designed for those needing to lose at least 30 pounds or those with health issues related to their weight, this [...]

Social media tip: Use appropriate branding

CU faculty and staff are reminded that the university logo or any other university images or iconography should not be used on personal social media sites. Do not use the university name to promote a product, cause, or political party or candidate.

Ludwig, Faculty Council discuss future of online education at CU

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In an appearance before the Faculty Council at its meeting last week, Regent Stephen Ludwig said he’s “discouraged” with the evolution of online education at CU, but he has faith that faculty ultimately will play a vital role in growing an accessible, high-quality venture.

Research on small cellular changes may lead to big cancer solutions

Research on small cellular changes may lead to big cancer solutions

Researchers at CU-Boulder’s BioFrontiers and the CU Cancer Center at CU Anschutz are teaming to study bladder cancer cell lines and look for cellular similarities, which might lead to a single cure for many cancers.

Retirement transition workshops draw hundreds of employees, questions

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Hundreds of CU employees are taking to campus workshops to ask why the university’s retirement plans are changing, how their investments will be affected and where their money will be invested come July.

Postdoc Research Day is about meeting people, starting collaborations and getting feedback

Postdoc Research Day

Postdoctoral fellows are investigators who perform basic science research that finds its way into applications that help humankind in myriad ways — from civil engineering to environmental science to disease therapies. There are almost 300 postdocs at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, and much of their research focuses on the intricacies [...]

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Comstock recognized for advocacy in youth sports safety

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Dawn Comstock, associate professor of epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health, recently was honored as a Youth Sports Safety Ambassador. The award was presented during the sixth annual Youth Sports Safety Summit in Dallas, where she also delivered new research findings. This inaugural award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) was presented [...]

Carroll presents in Washington, D.C., on biomedical innovation

John Carroll, professor in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, was an invited speaker at a briefing last month in Washington, D.C. The event was sponsored by “Health Affairs,” the leading journal of health policy and research. At the briefing, Carroll discussed an article he authored for the journal’s special February 2015 issue on [...]

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Dropping names …

Geeta Verma, associate professor in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education in the CU Denver School of Education & Human Development, presented a paper last month at the Korean Association of Science Education in Busan, South Korea. In her presentation, “Enacting Acts of Authentications in an Informal Learning Environment: Opportunities for Creative Engagement,” she [...]

Five questions for Nia Mitchell

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As a lifetime member of Weight Watchers, she understands the struggles her patients face and how challenging weight loss can be.

Graduate programs across CU system rate highly

Graduate programs across CU system rate highly in U.S. News

All four CU campuses are recognized for research and teaching achievement in the fields of health care, engineering, law, education and business.

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State lawmakers recommend historic funding increase for higher ed

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The University of Colorado and other institutions of higher education across the state stand to gain $75.6 million in the upcoming budget year in the most recent recommendation of the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee.

Benson sets town hall schedule for April, May

Faculty and staff at all four campuses and system administration are invited to hear an update on the university and responses to questions posed by employees.

Study: Pediatricians pressured to delay vaccinations

Study: Pediatricians pressured to delay vaccinations

Pediatricians are facing increasing pressure from some parents who want to spread out the recommended vaccine schedule for their children by postponing vaccines, pointing to a need for improved programs that support timely vaccinations, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus. The [...]

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Glode honored at EPIC Experience Gala

Michael Glode, a CU Cancer Center member, recently was awarded the EPIC Hero Award at the third annual Hearts and Hope Gala. Epic Experience is a nonprofit organization that offers free, weeklong outdoor experiences to people who have been diagnosed with cancer. The 2015 gala started a new tradition. Nancy Ferro, founder of EPIC Experience, [...]

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Harpin appointed to Colorado Child Fatality Prevention Review Team

Scott Harpin, assistant professor, College of Nursing at CU Denver, recently was appointed to the Colorado Child Fatality Prevention System (CFPS) State Review Team as a nurse who specializes in traumatic injury or children’s health. The CFPS State Review Team includes 45 members representing multiple disciplines and agencies, explicitly described in the legislation, and shall [...]

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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 James L. Clapper, 90, classified staff retiree. Jan. 8, 2015. Guy Duckworth, 90, faculty retiree emeritus. Jan. 27, 2015. Luis E. Eades, 91, faculty retiree emeritus. Dec. 29, 2014. Allen D. Grotewold, 87, [...]

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Leadership in administrative systems technologies to be showcased at conference

From University Information Systems: CU’s primary administrative systems are based on Oracle’s PeopleSoft backbone. These include student, financial and human resources systems, as well as the university’s employee portals. This in an exciting time for CU’s technology systems with the extensive upgrades of our finance and human resources systems (the Elevate project), our portal applications [...]

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Pioneering spirit provides inspiration at CU Women Succeeding

Pioneering spirit provides inspiration at CU Women Succeeding

About 140 faculty and staff from across the University of Colorado system gathered last week for the 13th annual CU Women Succeeding, a professional development symposium that shines the spotlight on achievements and takes stock of ongoing challenges.

CU’s Jefferson Awards honor achievement in academia and beyond

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Two faculty members and two students from the University of Colorado community have been named recipients of the 2015 Thomas Jefferson Award, among the highest honors given at CU.

Employees can prepare for retirement plan changes at Transition Workshops

Sessions will put faculty and staff face-to-face with representatives from CU Employee Services, TIAA-CREF and Innovest, CU’s retirement plan consultant, who will explain upcoming changes and answer questions.

New videos show off ‘A Place for You at CU’

A Place for You at CU Video

Two staff members outline the challenges faced by diverse communities and the support available through Diversity and Excellence Grants and other programs at CU.

CU Anschutz researcher examining impact of service dogs on returning vets

With scores of military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, a University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus researcher is examining the therapeutic impacts of service dogs on their mental and physical health. “We are finding that service dogs are improving the health of our returning wounded warriors,” said Cheryl Krause-Parello, Ph.D., R.N. at the CU [...]

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