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CU a leader in MOOC education

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Since introducing massive open online courses (MOOCs) through a partnership with Coursera in 2013, the University of Colorado has received national recognition as a leader in MOOC education and kudos from learners across the globe. This fall, CU offered eight courses; courses overall have reached more than 407,000 participants.

CU-Boulder’s Rankin receives Excellence in Leadership Award

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Patricia Rankin, associate vice chancellor for research at the University of Colorado Boulder, on Friday received the annual Excellence in Leadership Award, given by the systemwide Excellence in Leadership Program.

Staff Council to study professional development at CU and beyond

Staff Council to study professional development at CU and beyond

University of Colorado Staff Council members will begin to research professional development options provided by the university while also looking at what other institutions around the nation offer as a comparison.

Chancellors stand united for furthering online education

At the board’s meeting Wednesday at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, CU’s four campus chancellors stood together before the regents – possibly a first – to revisit online education and report on definitive steps that would bring a collaborative online education program to fruition.

At symposium, experts survey obesity landscape, tools, solutions

Personal weakness.  Heritable condition.  Environmental outcome. Such are our views of obesity, a physical state few Americans are comfortable with yet an increasing number of us live with, to dire health consequences. More than 150 public health practitioners and obesity experts from the spectrum of the health industry, academia and research gathered in Thornton on [...]

Gannon returns as director in Office of Grants and Contracts

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Amy Gannon is the new director in the Office of Grants and Contracts (OCG) based at Anschutz Medical Campus. Prior to her new position, Gannon was the director of Procurement Systems and Payable  Services at the CU System – work she started in 2010. Before that, Gannon worked with the health sciences programs for 10 [...]

Johnston recognized for leadership in vaccine debate

Richard B. Johnston Jr., associate dean for research development and professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine, recently was honored with the David Rall Medal by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The honor is given to an IOM member who has demonstrated distinguished leadership as chair of a study committee or other such activity, [...]

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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 Mark Daniel Teeter, 20, student assistant. Oct. 26, 2014. CU Anschutz Medical Campus David Everett Bristol, 59, classified staff. Oct. 26, 2014.  

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Dodge a taxing 2015 by heeding year-end reminders

Avoid the stress of searching for missing tax documents this April; verify your personal information within the employee portal today. Starting this month, when you log in to the portal at my.cu.edu, a pop-up message will urge you to verify the mailing address CU has on file for you. By confirming your address (within the [...]

Publication note: No Connections on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s

CU Connections will not publish new issues on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 27), Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Today’s issue is the last to appear before the Thanksgiving break. Deadline for submissions for the Thursday, Dec. 4, issue is noon Wednesday, Nov. 26. The final new issue before the winter holiday break will appear Thursday, [...]

Global picture, personal stories in focus at GLBTI Symposium

Global picture, personal stories in focus at GLBTI Symposium

The Faculty Council GLBTI (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues) Committee’s third annual symposium brought together about 100 faculty, staff and students from across the system to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus for a half-day discussion focused on health equity at CU.

Top five reasons veterans love the CU Heroes Clinic

Top five reasons veterans love the CU Heroes Clinic

No. 1 It’s free If something sounds too good to be true, it often isn’t true, but the CU Heroes Clinic at the CU School of Dental Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus is the exception. Free dental care for veterans who are enrolled in a degree program at CU Denver or CU Anschutz may [...]

Jankowski, Dwyer, Risendal publish on effects of exercise for cancer patients

A new article on maintaining the positive effects of exercise for cancer survivors has been co-authored by a group including CU colleagues Catherine Jankowski, associate professor, College of Nursing; CU Cancer Center Integration Manager and Project Director Andrea Dwyer; and Betsy Risendal, assistant research professor, Colorado School of Public Health. “Searching for Maintenance in Exercise [...]

Flu shots still available to CU Health Plan participants

Flu season has begun, and while the event period for workplace flu shot clinics provided by Be Colorado has ended, CU Health Plan participants still have many options. The primary member and their enrolled spouse and/or dependents still have opportunities to receive flu shots through their medical health plan benefit. Learn more now to determine specific flu shot benefits [...]

CU South Denver aims for collaboration among four campuses

Record property donation boosts mission at CU South Denver

Leadership at the new CU South Denver is working with faculty at the four CU campuses to determine academic programming that best serves the surrounding community.

Philanthropy at Work: Jones and Federico

M. Douglas Jones Jr., M.D, his daughter Monica Federico, M.D., and son-in-law Steven Federico, M.D., decided to give $20,000 for a current-use diversity scholarship for a medical student.

Dean’s State of the School address: ‘Don’t think it hasn’t been fun’

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The University of Colorado School of Medicine has excelled at its primary missions during the past year, Dean Richard D. Krugman, MD, reported last week in his annual State of the School Address. The school stands on a solid financial base, offers a national example for community service, is investing in its research program and [...]

Dropping names …

Hamilton Bean, associate professor in Communication, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, delivered invited remarks at the “Dialogue on International Educational Exchange and the Promotion of Peace, Development, and Intercultural Understanding” conference at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, on Sept 26. The conference was hosted by the Turkish Fulbright Commission, the Hollings [...]

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Inclusiveness stressed at ‘homegrown’ Diversity Summit

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Touted as a “homemade, homegrown event” by CU Denver Associate Vice Chancellor Brenda J. Allen, the University of Colorado Diversity Summit drew more than 500 faculty and staff for a daylong program of workshops and presentations.

High-schooler makes meaningful contributions to Alzheimer’s disease research

High-schooler makes meaningful contributions to Alzheimer’s disease research

When Anna Newman was a young child, her grandmother taught her how to identify day lilies by their Latin names. When Anna was 9, her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. By the time Anna was 16, there were no more botany lessons from her grandmother.

In State of Campus address, Marks envisions ‘elite tier’ status

Lilly Marks, vice president for health affairs at the University of Colorado and vice chancellor of CU Anschutz, challenged campus leaders to aim even higher as an academic health center known for its quality, scope and impact of its teaching, research and clinical programs. “By any measure we are ranked in the top 20 to [...]

Dropping names …

      A team from the CU Denver School of Education and Human Development (SEHD), led by counseling faculty member Farah Ibrahim, shared information at the Rocky Mountain Association of Counselor Education and Supervision in Wyoming. Ibrahim, who submitted the topic proposal, was joined for the presentation by SEHD colleagues Edward Cannon, Diane Estrada, [...]

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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 Linda P. Goudelock, 90, classified staff retiree. Oct. 6, 2014. John P. Holloway, 87, faculty retiree. Oct. 4, 2014. CU Anschutz Medical Campus Shirley M. Morgan, 83, classified staff retiree. Oct. 5, 2014.

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Reminder: Proposals for CU Women Succeeding due Friday

The 13th Annual CU Women Succeeding Professional Development Symposium will be Feb. 26-27 at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The Faculty Council Women’s Committee welcomes proposals from the CU community centered on this year’s theme, “Pioneering Women.” The committee is seeking knowledgeable and dynamic proposals that address the interests and concerns of CU women faculty [...]

Five questions for Cheryl Krause-Parello

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At the College of Nursing, her health research initiative for veterans – Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors, or C-P.A.W.W. – investigates, in part, the beneficial effects that dogs have on their human companions.

Study of retirement plan vendors nears completion

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Deserae Frisk, chair of the University of Colorado Staff Council, gave members an update on the project during the governance group’s regular monthly meeting Oct. 16 at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Nurse helps homeless adolescents, prepares future public health leaders

Nurse helps homeless adolescents, prepares future public health leaders

Scott Harpin, Ph.D., rarely hears back from the young people he works with at the Urban Peak shelter. And maybe that is a good thing. “If they’re not going back to the shelter, we hope that their situation has improved, and maybe that means success,” said Harpin, assistant professor, College of Nursing at the University of [...]

Hill elected to Institute of Medicine

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James O. Hill, Ph.D., director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM).  Election to the IOM is one of the highest honors in health and medicine and recognizes individuals for their outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. “I am honored to be elected to the [...]

Theodorescu elected to Institute of Medicine

Dan Theodorescu, M.D., Ph.D., director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM).  Election to the IOM is one of the highest honors in health and medicine and recognizes individuals for their outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. “My election to the Institute of Medicine is [...]

LeClair named interim director of Medical Student Education

Caroline LeClair has been named Interim Director of Medical Student Education for the Department of Family Medicine.  A faculty member with the department for more than seven years, LeClair decided to make Colorado her home after completing coursework in osteopathic medicine and a family medicine residency in the Denver area. Previous experience also includes 10 [...]

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