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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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Beck named councilor for CU chapter of national medical honor society

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James Beck, professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care, School of Medicine, and vice chair for veterans affairs in the Department of Medicine, has been appointed the new councilor for the University of Colorado’s chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the national medical honor society. Beck is working with current AOA students [...]

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Social media tip: Respect copyright and fair use

CU faculty and staff are reminded that, when posting on social media, be mindful of the copyright and intellectual property rights of others and of the university. For guidance, consult CU-Boulder’s copyright resources and facts.      

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Chemical warfare’s history casts dark shadow today

Chemical warfare’s history casts dark shadow today

The use of chemical warfare is the topic of a one-day symposium organized by Joseph Gal for the upcoming American Chemical Society’s National Meeting and Exposition in Denver. A professor of medicine and pathology at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, Gal’s specialties include historical aspects of science and medicine.

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CU looks to keep tuition increases low

CU looks to keep tuition increases low

For the second consecutive year, proposed tuition increases for all University of Colorado campuses came in significantly below the 6 percent cap mandated by the state Legislature for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 fiscal years. The budget calls for between 3 percent and 3.7 percent in tuition increases and up to a 3 percent salary increase for university employees.

CU announces changes to modernize employee retirement plans

CU on Tuesday announced it will modernize its retirement plan lineup, providing employees best-in-class investment options, lower fees, enhanced advising and streamlined investment choices.

CU securing permission of states beyond Colorado to offer online education

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CU must seek permission to provide online education in states other than Colorado or to enroll students in online programs in those states, the Board of Regents was told Friday, but that process shouldn’t delay the fall launch of CU’s systemwide online education initiative.

Students make case for fossil fuel divestment to Board of Regents

A student movement aimed at persuading the University of Colorado to end its investment in the fossil fuel industry stirred discussion at last week’s meeting of the Board of Regents, which took no action on the matter.

Photography exhibit on loan from Denver Art Museum coming to Fulginiti Pavilion

Photography exhibit on loan from Denver Art Museum coming to Fulginiti Pavilion

The Art Gallery at the Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in March will be home to a collection of photographs from internationally recognized artist Andrea Modica in connection with Denver’s Month of Photography. Modica’s “Human Being” is the result of an unusual discovery in 1993 of [...]

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Tenure list: February 2015

The Board of Regents last week approved an appointment with tenure.

Mealer named new COMIRB director

Meredith Mealer, assistant professor, School of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences & Critical Care Medicine, has been named the director of the Colorado Multiple Institution Review Board (COMIRB). Mealer has served COMIRB since 2007 and is currently assistant director, Panel B Chair and an Expedited/Exempt Chair. Her School of Medicine appointment will transfer to the [...]

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Dress in Blue March 6 to boost awareness of colon cancer risk

The University of Colorado Cancer Center encourages all to Dress in Blue on Friday, March 6. The center is joining University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), Colorado Colorectal Screening Program and the Colon Cancer Alliance to promote awareness of colorectal cancer and to encourage people to know their colon cancer risk. Colon cancer is the second [...]

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Benson stresses collaboration, cooperation at Staff Council appearance

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Within the university community, the president said he is working to remove silos, push campuses to nurture many points of view and robust discussions, and encourage joint marketing and fundraising efforts.

Technology conference calling for proposals

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Organizers of COLTT, set for Aug. 5-6 at CU-Boulder, welcome your innovative ideas, relevant experiences and sharable expertise pertaining to teaching with technology.

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Unlock the secrets to building a video game with CU MOOC

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Learn to program your own video game in a course offered by Tim “Dr. T” Chamillard, associate professor of computer science at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. It begins next week.

School of Dental Medicine gives kids healthy smiles

School of Dental Medicine gives kids healthy smiles

Five-and-a-half-year-old Mackenzie Baker wants you to know three things about her: she knows how to curl her own hair, a boy in her class likes her and she loves brushing her teeth. She tells everyone as she walks down the hall of the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus [...]

Rice selected as a fellow by American Pharmacist Association

Peter J. Rice, professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, was selected as a 2015 Fellow by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Fellows must demonstrate exemplary professional achievements and service to the profession through activities with APhA and other national, state or local professional organizations. In [...]

Herndon, Huff named to Denver Business Journal’s 40 under 40 list

Two staff members at CU campuses have been named to the Denver Business Journal’s 40 under 40 list for 2015. Genia Larson Herndon, assistant vice chancellor for University Advancement and Student Engagement, University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus, and Ryan Huff, CU-Boulder spokesperson and issues manager, join a group of metro Denver professionals, [...]

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Dropping names …

Daphne Greenwood, professor, Department of Economics at UCCS, recently led a community discussion based on the book she co-authored, “A Brighter Future: Improving the Standard of Living Now and for the Next Generation.”  Greenwood and co-author Richard P.F. Holt explored the causes behind a faltering standard of living in the United States since the early [...]

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Anthem breach update: How to enroll in credit protection services

Anthem Inc., parent company of one of the health insurance administrators for University of Colorado faculty and staff, has announced that current and former Anthem members dating back to 2004 can now enroll in two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft repair services through AllClear ID. Affected members can visit AnthemFacts.com to learn [...]

Anthem continues responding to concerns over data breach

Anthem Breach Update

Anthem Inc., parent company of one of the health insurance providers for CU faculty and staff, last week announced it was the victim of a highly sophisticated cyberattack in which data of tens of millions of current and past members was accessed.

Donors, students celebrate achievements at CU Anschutz scholarship luncheon

Donors, students celebrate achievements at CU Anschutz scholarship luncheon

In the last academic year, more than 150 CU medical students have benefited from $2.2 million in scholarships.

$10 million grant to support pulmonary hypertension study

$10 million grant to support pulmonary hypertension study

A team of physicians and scientists led by a pulmonologist at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus has been awarded a $10.2 million, four-year federal grant to support a lung bank that will provide improved research opportunities into the causes and potential treatments for lung disease. Mark Geraci, [...]

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Barnes joins CU to lead personalized medicine initiatives

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Kathleen Barnes, Ph.D., has been named head of the Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Barnes, who is currently professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, also will serve as the director of the University [...]

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Miften, Jones awarded research funding for treating pancreatic cancer

Moyed Miften, professor and chief of medical physics, and Bernard Jones, assistant professor, both at the School of Medicine and colleagues in radiation oncology, recently were awarded a $194,000 contract from Varian Medical Systems. The money will support their research project titled, “Patient-Specific Tumor Motion and Respiratory Gated Radiation Delivery for Pancreatic SBRT.”  It is [...]

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Consider ramifications before posting to social media

You should think twice – no, three times – before posting to social media. Privacy does not exist in the world of social media. Consider what could happen if a post becomes widely known and how that might reflect on the subject of the post and the university. Search engines can turn up posts years after [...]