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CU announces 2014-15 private support totals


Private contributions increased more than 19 percent during the fiscal year that ended June 30, setting a new one-year record of more than $375.4 million in support from individuals, foundations and corporations.

Coming soon: The new CU Connections

CU Connections

CU Connections next month will relaunch in a new, mobile-friendly Web platform with added features and more opportunities for faculty and staff to connect with news and information from across the University of Colorado.

CU Careers a powerful new solution for recruiting, hiring


As the University of Colorado gets ready to reinvent the way it recruits and manages talent, Employee Services has invited HCM Community members to a preview of new tools and software.

New name for CU student systems, related applications


The University of Colorado’s student systems and related enterprise applications have a new name. Formerly Integrated Student Information Systems (ISIS), the university’s suite of student applications is now CU Student Integrated Systems (CU-SIS).

At midyear, Colorado poised for continued growth in 2015, says CU Leeds School

The Colorado economy continues to expand, outperforming the U.S. economy and reaffirming previous expectations, according to the midyear economic update released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. “Right now we’re very, very close to our forecast released in December,” said economist Richard Wobbekind, executive director of the Business Research Division, [...]

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In memoriam

William Cameron “Bill” Miller, of Boulder, died July 12, 2015, at home. He was 91. Miller was very active with the Electrical Computer and Engergy Engineering Department at CU-Boulder, especially in undergraduate recruiting efforts, after his retirement from IBM. An electrical engineer by training, he also taught in Engineering Management. Read more at  

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COLTT registration ends Monday

Registration for the 2015 Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) Conference ends Monday. Organizers of the Aug. 5-6 event at CU-Boulder have announced Michael Feldstein as keynote speaker. The nationally renowned educational technology expert and blogger will speak on “Developing Student-Ready Colleges: How Technology Can — and Cannot — Help.” It has become a [...]

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Shakespeare Fest concludes Henriad cycle

When “Henry V” opened last week as part of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, audiences experienced the conclusion of the four-play Henriad cycle that began in 2013. Benjamin Bonenfant — a young, rising star who started working at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival as a University of Colorado student in Colorado Springs — appears in the title [...]

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Sexual misconduct policy update reflects changing legal landscape

Sexual Misconduct APS

The first update to CU’s sexual misconduct policy since 2012 reflects new federal, legislative and regulatory requirements and guidance, adding clarity and responsibilities for employees across the system.

Changes to four policies now in effect

APS Update

The Office of Policy and Efficiency last week announced changes to four administrative policy statements from the areas of academic affairs, fiscal and human resources.

Dan J. Wilson named CU treasurer


Formerly of UCAR, Willson succeeds Don Eldhart, and will be responsible for managing banking activities for all campuses, $2.2 billion of the university’s investments, and $1.6 billion of bonded debt issued by the university.

Coursera invests $150,000 in CU specialized MOOC track


CU is playing an important role in the development of a high-demand MOOC (massive open online course) specialization, partnering with Coursera to create a data warehouse concepts track that will provide learners value in the marketplace.

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COLTT: Early registration discount ends Monday

COLTT 2015

This year offers a great lineup that includes sessions such as, “Guild Wars: Addressing the Debate About Gamifying Higher Education,” by Diane Sieber, and “Teaching, Learning, and Assessment in a Time of Cyborg Learners,” by Janet Corral.

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Business confidence down but positive for third quarter, says CU-Boulder index


The confidence of Colorado business leaders dipped slightly though remained optimistic going into the third quarter of 2015, according to the Leeds Business Confidence Index released July 1 by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. The fall to an overall reading of 58.3, down from 61.7 going into the second quarter of [...]

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HCM Workshop covers job descriptions, qualifications, competencies

HCM Workshop

With HCM Overview Workshops underway this week, Employee Services is gearing up for the next training session on Non-Person Profiles.

Coffin appointed CU-Boulder VC for advancement


Deborah “Deb” Coffin has been appointed vice chancellor for advancement at CU-Boulder, effective July 13. The position is the chief fundraising officer for the campus. Coffin, who has served as vice chancellor for student affairs since 2011, replaces Aaron Conley, who is leaving the university to seek new opportunities. Previously, Coffin served as assistant vice [...]

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Dropping names …

Peter Buttrick, the S. Gilbert Blount Professor and head of the Division of Cardiology and professor of physiology and biophysics, has been named senior associate dean for Academic Affairs for the School of Medicine. Buttrick will continue to serve as head of the Division of Cardiology as the Department of Medicine leadership develops a transition [...]

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Art and Ale Brew Festival returning to CU South Denver

The most popular annual community event at the Liniger Building at CU South Denver, the Art and Ale Brew Festival returns Aug. 14. Enjoy unlimited tastings from an amazing array of craft beers and food from local breweries and restaurants – over 75 in 2014. The festival also features dancing with live music, cornhole and [...]

Five questions for Maria Caffrey

Maria Caffrey

The CU-Boulder research associate has studied climate change in places as far away as Guatemala and as close as Rocky Mountain National Park. Since 2013, her research has focused on climate change at 118 coastal National Parks, looking at impacts of seal level and storm surge.

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Enrollment gains pave way for growth in budget

2015 Budget

The CU Board of Regents on Tuesday passed an operating budget of $3.55 billion for 2015-16, reflecting expected gains in enrollment and increases in health services revenue and state funding.

Diversity numbers highlight successes, challenges


The University of Colorado’s Boulder, Colorado Springs and Denver campuses have posted impressive gains the past few years in the number of ethnic minority students both enrolled and awarded degrees, the Board of Regents heard Tuesday.

Regents roundup

A CU-Boulder proposal to change Women and Gender Studies from a program to a department was approved Tuesday by the CU Board of Regents.

Tenure list: June 2015

The Board of Regents on Tuesday approved tenure for 105 faculty members across the system.

Staff Council announces leadership for coming year

New officers were introduced and other business was wrapped up during the University of Colorado Staff Council’s June 18 video conference.

Heath: Ballot initiative might ease strain on state funding of higher ed

Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder

Boulder Sen. Rollie Heath says a ballot initiative in the works for 2016 would take aim at loosening the grip of TABOR spending limitations, which leave higher education especially vulnerable to budget cuts.

New building blocks of human resources on display at July workshops

As the University of Colorado gets ready to roll out upgraded tools and programs that will change the way it pays, manages and hires employees, Employee Services has invited HCM Community members to sneak peeks of the software.

Infographic project seeks to spark STEM interest among Colorado students

Infographic project seeks to spark STEM interest among Colorado students

In a world seemingly deluged with data, learning how to make sense of all those numbers is an increasingly important life skill. Some students in Colorado will soon have the opportunity to take a crack at finding meaning in scientific data by creating infographics designed to help people visualize what the numbers are saying. This [...]

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Pollock steps down as chair of CU Health and Welfare Trust


It’s official E. Jill Pollock — 2015 Administrator of the Year Award winner, a champion for the advancement of women in the workplace and a driving force behind the University of Colorado Health and Welfare Trust — has stepped down as chair of the Trust Committee. Pollock was instrumental in implementing CU’s Health and Welfare [...]

Fiez named vice chancellor for research at CU-Boulder

Terri Fiez, director of strategic initiatives and professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University, has been named vice chancellor for research at CU-Boulder. Fiez (pronounced fees) will begin her duties on Sept 16. A former National Science Foundation Young Investigator awardee with more than 150 publications, Fiez’s scholarly [...]

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INVST Community Studies program celebrates 25th anniversary

For the past 25 years, CU-Boulder’s INVST Community Studies program has worked with CU students to help them learn to become engaged citizens and leaders. The program, which is housed within the newly formed Center for Community-Based Learning and Research in the School of Education, has more than 340 alumni who have fanned out all [...]

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