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With MAVEN now orbiting Mars, science mission set to begin

MAVEN

The spacecraft for a NASA mission to probe the climate history of Mars led by the University of Colorado Boulder slid seamlessly into orbit on Sunday, the last major hurdle of the 10-month, 442-million-mile journey.

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Staff Council looks for early jump on policy reviews

In its first meeting of the new academic year, the University of Colorado Staff Council solidified membership for two committees that will focus on university policies and council engagement. Those committee members then discussed goals for the year.

CU-Boulder freshman class sets record for academic qualifications and diversity

The University of Colorado Boulder welcomed a freshman class of 5,869 students, a slight increase by 0.4 percent over last year, and in the process achieved the most academically qualified and diverse incoming class in the campus’s history. Fall 2014 census figures show a total enrollment of 29,772 degree- and licensure-seeking students, 447 students more [...]

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Employee Services sets Fall Financial Expos for October

It’s going to be a very money-minded October for CU employees. Amid the really fun parts of this monthlong financial focus (online quizzes, gift giveaways, etc.) will be a valuable centerpiece: you, face-to-face, with experts who can help you set course on the financial path that meets your needs. Employee Services’ Fall Financial Expos, Oct. [...]

ELP Award Nominations due by 5 p.m. Friday

The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Excellence in Leadership Award until 5 p.m. Friday. Since 2000, this university-sponsored leadership program has graduated 449 university faculty and staff. The award recognizes an ELP alumnus who has shown exemplary leadership at the university in one or more areas: Leadership of organizations, [...]

Hosts needed for Boulder Friends of International Students

The University of Colorado Boulder is experiencing an increase in the numbers of international students. The international student population at CU-Boulder is now over 2,200 students, with the majority of them from China, India, Saudi Arabia, Korea and Kuwait, although students are from more than 85 countries. Aside from adjusting to academic life, they also [...]

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Tibetan text preservation, transmission focus of events, exhibits at CU-Boulder

The preservation and transmission of Buddhist texts from Tibet is the focus of a series of events and exhibits beginning Wednesday and sponsored by the University of Colorado Boulder Center for Asian Studies, Department of Religious Studies, University Libraries, and CU Art Museum. At 5 p.m. Wednesday in the British Studies Room on the fifth [...]

Record property donation boosts mission at CU South Denver

Record property donation boosts mission at CU South Denver

Valued at $40 million, the gift of The Wildlife Experience facility in Douglas County from Dave and Gail Liniger and their family to CU was announced Sept. 11 at the Board of Regents meeting.

Steps underway to better ensure safety, inclusion, Title IX compliance

Regents Title IV

Valerie Simons, CU-Boulder’s new director of institutional equity and compliance and Title IX coordinator, last week updated the regents on crucial steps that have been taken to better provide a safe and inclusive environment on campus.

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Regents approve 12 new media, communication, information programs at CU-Boulder

Regents approve 12 new media, communication, information programs at CU-Boulder

Members of the board praised the new college and degree programs at the College of Media, Communication and Information as having the potential to set a standard in communication education.

Regents roundup: September 2014

The board recognized two faculty members during last week’s meeting at the University Memorial Center on the CU-Boulder campus.

Tenure list: September 2014

At its meeting Sept. 11 at the University Memorial Center on the CU-Boulder campus, the CU Board of Regents approved one appointment with tenure.

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Axel to receive 2014 Charlie Butcher Award; free lecture open to public

Axel to receive 2014 Charlie Butcher Award; free lecture open to public

On Oct. 7, the BioFrontiers Institute will honor a professor dedicated to the science of smell. Richard Axel, M.D., a professor at Columbia University, has studied the olfactory processes in mammals for more than two decades. In 2004, he and postdoctoral researcher, Linda Buck, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their [...]

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Rodd to receive Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation

Laurel Rasplica Rodd, professor of Japanese at CU-Boulder, is a recipient of the Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation for 2014. The honor was bestowed on Rodd for her outstanding contributions to the promotion of mutual understanding and goodwill between the people of Japan and the United States. Each year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan [...]

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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 John H. Hodges, 85, faculty retiree. Sept. 2, 2014. Susan L. Miles, 68, exempt professional retiree. July 13, 2014. Lenard Millert Sipes, 62, classified staff retiree. July 15, 2014. Patricia Soto Hoffmann, 36, faculty. [...]

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ELP Award Nominations due Sept. 26

The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Excellence in Leadership Award through Sept. 26. ELP is a university-sponsored leadership program that seeks to develop high-potential individuals as effective leaders. Since 2000, the program has been supported by the Office of the President and has graduated 449 university faculty and staff. [...]

Fall Convocation at CU-Boulder features faculty awards

Please join us for a celebration of our outstanding faculty and students. On Sept. 19, CU-Boulder will host its ninth annual Fall Convocation: A Celebration of Faculty Achievement, held in conjunction with this year’s Family Weekend. Events include speakers throughout the morning and an awards ceremony followed by a reception. The awards ceremony, recognizing Provost’s [...]

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Call for proposals: 13th Annual CU Women Succeeding Symposium

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 [...]

Request for nominations: 2014 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award

The Women’s Committee of the Faculty Council requests nominations for the 2014 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award. This award recognizes and honors an outstanding faculty member of the University of Colorado for efforts to advance women in academia, interdisciplinary scholarly contributions and distinguished teaching. Instituted in 1992, the award is named for Elizabeth Gee, [...]

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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New Folsom Field seating closing in on finish line

New Folsom Field seating closing in on finish line

With the Colorado Buffaloes season debut at Folsom Field fast approaching, CU-Boulder Athletic Director Rick George told a Board of Regents committee on Wednesday he is hopeful that new seating areas under construction will be finished in time for Saturday night’s football game.

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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.

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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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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Event offers tools, resources for international travel

International Travel Tools and Resources, an event hosted by University Risk Management and the Office of International Education, is set for Sept. 24. Come enjoy tea and coffee and learn from University Risk Management new important travel tools and resources available to all faculty and staff travelling on university business. Plus learn about campus resources for [...]

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Call for proposals: Fall 2014 President’s Fund for the Humanities grants

The CU System Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to solicit proposals for the fall 2014 President’s Fund for the Humanities (PFH) grants. The PFH was established to preserve a balance in the university’s programs of education and research by giving special attention to the humanities. Proposals might include: seminars in humanistic studies; public programs [...]

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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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Lightner named Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Michael Lightner, Ph.D.

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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Sutherland seminars focus on bipolar disorders

The Sutherland Seminar Series of weekly sessions on topics related to bipolar disorders will begin Monday at CU-Boulder. The series is primarily designed for adults with a bipolar disorder and their family and friends, but is open to anyone in the community who wants to better understand the disorder and how to manage it. Each [...]