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Staff Council brainstorms unconventional benefits of working at CU-Boulder


The group compiled a list of fun, educational and service-oriented activities that staff can enjoy (usually free) and that set CU-Boulder apart from other employers.

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CU-Boulder reaches settlement for sexual harassment claim

Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano called the settlement “the right thing to do,” and noted that it is part of an ongoing course of action to make improvements regarding sexual misconduct and other Title IX issues on the campus.

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CU-Boulder study paved way for stocking state’s ‘true’ greenback cutthroat into wild


A genetic sleuthing effort led by the University of Colorado Boulder that resulted in the identification of Colorado’s “true” native greenback cutthroat trout two years ago has come full circle with the stocking of the official state fish into Colorado’s high country. Roughly 1,200 greenback cutthroat fingerlings reared in federal and state hatcheries in Colorado [...]

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Reed appointed new faculty director of ITP

David Reed, who has served as associate faculty director of the Interdisciplinary Telecom Program (ITP) at CU-Boulder, became ITP faculty director on July 1. “ITP continues to shine as one of the premier interdisciplinary telecom graduate study programs in the country,” Reed said. “My main goal is to work with the superb faculty and staff [...]

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Wolf Law building makes big impression

The Wolf Law Building on the CU-Boulder campus recently landed in the top 10 most impressive law school buildings in the world, according to a list published by Best Choice Schools. The website ranks Wolf at No. 9. Click here to see details on Wolf Law and the rest of the list.  

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Five questions for David Rood

Five questions for David Rood

A professor of linguistics at the University of Colorado Boulder, he studies language structures. Rood and fellow linguists aren’t so interested in “mastering the system” – or learning to speak the language – but in describing it. He’s been doing just that at CU since 1967.

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Campus exposure a positive influence on middle school students

Campus exposure a positive influence on middle school students

Learning the art of suturing using pigs’ feet elicited “ooohs” and some “eeews” from Skinner Middle School students participating in a program on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus designed to give the youngsters a taste of the college experience and a look at career opportunities.

New report highlights how climate change may affect water in Colorado

climate change may affect water in Colorado

“Despite some uncertainties around precipitation, it’s clear that as temperatures rise in Colorado, there will be impacts on our water resources,” said Jeff Lukas, lead author of the new report and a researcher at the Western Water Assessment, a program of the University of Colorado Boulder funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Tenure list: August 2014

At its meeting Wednesday at 1800 Grant St. in Denver, the CU Board of Regents approved four appointments with tenure.

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CU Achieve summer program helps students stay on track to graduation

By the end of last spring, Jessica Van der Linden was behind on credit hours — just two courses shy of being a junior as her sophomore year at the University of Colorado Boulder came to a close — because she had taken family leave during the school year. Over the summer, she was able [...]

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Kocher wins prestigious PEN Award


Ruth Ellen Kocher, professor of English and director of the creative writing program at the University of Colorado Boulder, recently won a prestigious PEN Literary Award. Kocher won the PEN Open Book Award for her book of poems titled “domina Un/blued.” Publisher Tupelo Press describes “domina Un/blued” as a work that “dislocates the traditional slave [...]

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Sheehan, Zhong, Woods elected American Geophysical Union Fellows

Three CU-Boulder scientists recently were elected American Geophysical Union Fellows. The honorees are:  Anne Sheehan, professor in the Department of Geological Sciences; Shijie Zhong, professor in the Department of Physics; and Senior Research Associate Tom Woods of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. The 2014 AGU Fellows were honored for their “exceptional scientific contributions [...]

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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 in September 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. [...]

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Boulder Campus Staff Council takes stock of year’s accomplishments

Each committee of Boulder Campus Staff Council was asked to submit an annual summary of activity and accomplishments to the full council for review to assess how effectively the committees worked to further the council’s missio

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Leeds School: At midyear, Colorado poised for continued growth

Leeds School: At midyear, Colorado poised for continued growth

The Colorado economy continues to outperform the U.S. economy and grow at a magnitude that slightly exceeds previous expectations, according to the midyear economic outlook released by CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. Colorado’s employment is up by 3 percent year-over-year from May 2013 to May 2014. A total gain of 68,000 jobs in Colorado is [...]

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In memoriam

Names of University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder James E. Faulkner, 69, classified staff retiree. June 14, 2014. Carol S. Mills, 79, classified staff retiree. July 4, 2014. CU Anschutz Medical Campus Mary C. Abeyta, 55, classified staff retiree. June 24, 2014. Daniel Gregory Ern, 47, classified [...]

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Tech challenges, opportunities come into focus at COLTT Conference

Technology has the potential to transform teaching, creating new models for collaborative learning and increasing access to educational opportunities locally and globally. The CU community is invited to take part in the dialogue on technology’s transformative power and its role in higher education at the Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) conference, one of [...]

Experts to address health benefits of sleep in free community talk, clinical workshop

For people with doubts about the benefits of sleep, experts from the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of California Berkeley aim to put those to rest. The public is invited to the free community talk, “Cultivating Nourishing Sleep,” from 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 28, in the Wolf Law Building, Room 204, at CU-Boulder. [...]

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COLTT readies event app for 2014 conference


The Zerista app will give COLTT attendees the ability to build a custom schedule, search and sort directories of attendees and speakers, engage in social media discussions and direct messaging, and much more.

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Orientation improvement, professional development among staff goals for coming year

Boulder Campus Staff Council sets goals at annual retreat

Boulder Campus Staff Council recently reviewed this past year’s accomplishments and set goals for FY2015.

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Board approves $3.28 billion operating budget

CU’s contribution to financial aid is greater than the state’s collective financial aid contributions to all higher education institutions.

Title IX compliance, efforts to reduce sexual harassment and assault outlined

The Board of Regents reinforced its commitment to Title IX compliance, including ending sexual harassment and sexual assault on its campuses and working with victims to ensure speedy and fair investigations into allegations of misconduct.

Board encouraged by diversity strides at CU

The University of Colorado Denver reported to the CU Board of Regents at its June meeting that more than half of its new resident freshmen are a racial/ethnic minority: CU Denver is at 51 percent, UCCS 36 percent and CU-Boulder 29 percent.

Tenure list: June 2014

Some 105 faculty members across the system were granted tenure, effective this summer.

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Regents roundup

New CU-Boulder college approved, capital construction projects move forward, vice president of advancement named, new chair and vice chair elected, more.

CU-Boulder-led team identifies fossils of tiny, unknown hedgehog

CU-Boulder-led team identifies fossils of tiny, unknown hedgehog

Meet perhaps the tiniest hedgehog species ever: Silvacola acares. Its roughly 52-million-year-old fossil remains were recently identified by a University of Colorado Boulder-led team working in British Columbia. The hedgehog’s scientific name means “tiny forest dweller,” said CU-Boulder Associate Professor Jaelyn Eberle of the geological sciences department, lead author on the study. The creature — [...]

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Thweatt named CU-Boulder vice chancellor for administration

Steve Thweatt has been named vice chancellor for administration at CU-Boulder, effective July 1. Thweatt has been serving as interim vice chancellor for administration since March 15. The vice chancellor for administration supervises a division of almost 700 employees and oversees an annual operating budget of $112 million. Areas of responsibility include campus construction, facilities [...]

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Workshop, community discussion to consider healthy sleep

Two upcoming events at CU-Boulder will focus on treating sleep problems and healthy sleep. “Effectively Treating Sleep Problems: Basics and Beyond” is a daylong, continuing education workshop for clinicians and features Dr. Allison Harvey from the University of California, Berkeley, a widely acclaimed expert on the treatment of sleep problems, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. [...]

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National computing leaders to keynote High Performance Computing Symposium

Two of the nation’s leaders in state-of-the-art cyberinfrastructure research and development will be the keynote speakers at the Rocky Mountain Advanced Computing Consortium’s fourth annual High Performance Computing Symposium in August. Irene M. Qualters, division director of Advanced Cyberinfrastrucre (ACI) at the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Rajeeb Hazra, vice president of the Intel Data [...]

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CU-Boulder students, elementary schoolers discover ties that bind

Reading Buddies

By spending time at Boulder Public Library with CU undergraduates, elementary school students from Boulder County in the Reading Buddies program turn a page in discovering the joy of books.

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