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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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.
Boulder Campus Staff Council recently reviewed this past year’s accomplishments and set goals for FY2015.
CU’s contribution to financial aid is greater than the state’s collective financial aid contributions to all higher education institutions.
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.
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.
Some 105 faculty members across the system were granted tenure, effective this summer.
New CU-Boulder college approved, capital construction projects move forward, vice president of advancement named, new chair and vice chair elected, more.
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 — [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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.
CU Shared Practices (CUSP) held its fourth annual Expo and Awards Ceremony June 13 at 1800 Grant St.
Employee Services is undertaking a study to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the 401(a) and 403(b) savings plans, which have not been extensively reviewed in more than 20 years.
Work is underway to develop CU’s Benefits Enrollment tool for year-round use, which will accommodate employees with major life events.
English alumnus Dick Shahan recently made a $75,000 gift commitment to CU-Boulder — $50,000 of which has established an endowment to create the Dick Shahan CU-Boulder Undergraduate Writing Competition, expected to generate an annual prize of $2,000 for a prose piece that features Boulder. The additional $25,000 will fund the Shahan Graduate Fellowships in the CU-Boulder English Department, providing an annual $1,000 [...]
CU-Boulder physics professor Steven Pollock, named a 2013 U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, spoke to a group of about 80 CU Advocates during a June 17 program at 1800 Grant St. Following an introduction in which his [...]
The University of Colorado has a tolerant, respectful social climate, according to a recent systemwide survey requested by the Board of Regents, though some areas present opportunities for improvement.
The University of Colorado Board of Regents last week 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.
A group of staff from Facilities Management marked completion of the department’s Mentor Program on May 23 with a celebratory luncheon. It was the second round of staff to complete the nine-month month program, which launched in 2012 and is unique as one of the few formal mentoring programs at CU-Boulder housed within an individual [...]
A new exhibit, Art + Maps, is open now through Dec. 12 at the University of Colorado Boulder Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences and Map Library. Works by four local and regional artists are exhibited with items from the Map Library collection. Corresponding maps range from antique maps to aerial photographs; celestial charts to contemporary [...]
The $24.8 million project was advanced by the committee to the full board, along with all other capital projects proposed by all the campuses in their two-year and five-year plans. Regents will consider the proposals at the board’s June 26-27 meeting at CU Denver.
Each early career scientist will receive a grant of $225,000 to further groundbreaking work that holds promise for improving human health.
If the idea of CU abandoning paper payroll checks for paycards alarms you, just look to the state’s neighbor to the east for reassurance of just how useful the university’s new payment type can be.
University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano on Tuesday announced that CU-Boulder has hired education and civil rights lawyer Valerie Simons to serve as the director of institutional equity and compliance, effective July 22. The newly created position, which includes the role of Title IX coordinator for the campus, reports directly to DiStefano and [...]