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CU Advocates Day connects supporters, lawmakers

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The sound of the CU fight song reverberating across the walls of the House of Representatives isn’t an everyday experience at Colorado’s Capitol.

CU-Boulder’s Conference on World Affairs accessible from anywhere

CU-Boulder's Conference on World Affairs accessible from anywhere

When the 67th annual event returns April 6-10, you won’t need to be in Boulder to enjoy it.

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Expanded health care options to be offered during Open Enrollment

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This spring, faculty and staff will gain access to expanded health care options — including a health care plan offering services nationwide, coverage for acupuncture and a comprehensive diabetes prevention program.

Six community members honored by Board of Regents

Six community members honored by Board of Regents

Honorary degrees, Distinguished Service Award to be presented at spring commencements.

Study: Western forests decimated by pine beetles not more likely to burn

Study: Western forests decimated by pine beetles not more likely to burn

Western U.S. forests killed by the mountain pine beetle epidemic are no more at risk to burn than healthy Western forests, according to new findings by the University of Colorado Boulder that fly in the face of public perception and policy. The CU-Boulder study authors looked at the three peak years of Western wildfires since [...]

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Davies, Melbourne team for study on forest land

Kendi Davies and Brett Melbourne, assistant professors in CU-Boulder’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, are co-authors of a global study that found that 70 percent of forested lands remaining in the world are within a half-mile of the forest edge, where encroaching urban, suburban or agricultural influences can cause any number of harmful effects. [...]

President Benson’s town hall series begins Wednesday

CU President Bruce Benson next week begins a spring slate of Town Hall meetings, where faculty and staff at all four campuses and system administration are invited to hear an update on the university and responses to questions posed by employees. His first appearance will be Wednesday at CU Denver. Benson plans to speak on [...]

Funding opportunity: Call for PTLC Faculty Researchers

Applications for the 2015-2016 cohort of President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative (PTLC) Faculty Researchers are now being accepted. Central to the work of the PTLC is creating and publishing scholarship in teaching and learning that contributes both to theory and effective teaching practice in and across disciplines. To this end, each Faculty Researcher designs and [...]

Free info session precedes next My New Weigh class

Have you tried everything to lose weight, only to regain? Are you ready for a new way? Discover My New Weigh, medically supervised weight management, available at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Specifically designed for those needing to lose at least 30 pounds or those with health issues related to their weight, this [...]

Social media tip: Use appropriate branding

CU faculty and staff are reminded that the university logo or any other university images or iconography should not be used on personal social media sites. Do not use the university name to promote a product, cause, or political party or candidate.

In highly anticipated Shakespeare exhibit, the book’s the thing

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When a Shakespeare First Folio is put on display at CU-Boulder in 2016, it will be surrounded by all the hoopla and excitement that one of the most valuable books in English literature commands.

Ludwig, Faculty Council discuss future of online education at CU

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In an appearance before the Faculty Council at its meeting last week, Regent Stephen Ludwig said he’s “discouraged” with the evolution of online education at CU, but he has faith that faculty ultimately will play a vital role in growing an accessible, high-quality venture.

Research on small cellular changes may lead to big cancer solutions

Research on small cellular changes may lead to big cancer solutions

Researchers at CU-Boulder’s BioFrontiers and the CU Cancer Center at CU Anschutz are teaming to study bladder cancer cell lines and look for cellular similarities, which might lead to a single cure for many cancers.

Retirement transition workshops draw hundreds of employees, questions

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Hundreds of CU employees are taking to campus workshops to ask why the university’s retirement plans are changing, how their investments will be affected and where their money will be invested come July.

Limerick to review nearly 40 years as University Fool on April 1

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CU-Boulder professor Patty Limerick will review nearly four decades of service as University Fool and reflect on the value of humor on April Fools’ Day. At 6:30 p.m. April 1  in the Wittemyer Courtroom of the Wolf Law Building, the history professor and Official University of Colorado Fool, and also Official Fool Emerita of Yale [...]

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Eleven CU-Boulder faculty members honored with NSF CAREER Awards

Eleven University of Colorado Boulder researchers, including an unprecedented number of engineers, have received the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards. The recently announced winners include seven so far this year—all from the College of Engineering and Applied Science—and four from 2014. The research awards, which usually amount to about $500,000 [...]

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Halberstam to speak at CU-Boulder

CU-Boulder is proud to announce two upcoming talks featuring Jack Halberstam, professor of English and director of the Center for Feminist Research at the University of Southern California (USC). Halberstam is the author of “Female Masculinity and Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the Edge of Normal,” and is currently working on a project about queer [...]

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Up to $10,000 in STEM awards available

The Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in STEM Education at CU-Boulder were established in 2009 to support faculty and graduate student engagement in innovative research on student learning and implementation of research-based STEM education programs and initiatives. The Center for STEM Learning invites you to submit your proposal by the April 15 deadline. Up to $10,000 [...]

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Graduate programs across CU system rate highly

Graduate programs across CU system rate highly in U.S. News

All four CU campuses are recognized for research and teaching achievement in the fields of health care, engineering, law, education and business.

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State lawmakers recommend historic funding increase for higher ed

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The University of Colorado and other institutions of higher education across the state stand to gain $75.6 million in the upcoming budget year in the most recent recommendation of the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee.

VETS course offers faculty strategies to teach, relate to veterans

VETS course offers faculty strategies to teach, relate to veterans

The resource is part of a growing number of CU programs dedicated to helping student veterans be successful.

Benson sets town hall schedule for April, May

Faculty and staff at all four campuses and system administration are invited to hear an update on the university and responses to questions posed by employees.

Researchers propose novel mechanism to explain region’s high elevation

Researchers propose novel mechanism to explain region’s high elevation

No one really knows how the High Plains got so high. About 70 million years ago, eastern Colorado, southeastern Wyoming, western Kansas and western Nebraska were near sea level. Since then, the region has risen about 2 kilometers, leading to some head scratching at geology conferences. Now researchers at the Cooperative Institute for Research in [...]

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Moses named fellow of American Educational Research Association

Michele Moses, associate dean for graduate studies and professor in the University of Colorado Boulder’s School of Education, is among 23 top scholars named as the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) 2015 fellows. In an organization of more than 25,000 members, the new scholars join only 579 current and emeritus fellows previously recognized for their [...]

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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 James L. Clapper, 90, classified staff retiree. Jan. 8, 2015. Guy Duckworth, 90, faculty retiree emeritus. Jan. 27, 2015. Luis E. Eades, 91, faculty retiree emeritus. Dec. 29, 2014. Allen D. Grotewold, 87, [...]

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TRANSforming Gender Conference set for this weekend

CU-Boulder’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (GLBTQ) Resource Center presents the ninth annual TRANSforming Gender Conference, set for Friday and Saturday at CU-Boulder’s Center for Community. The conference is free and open to the public. Organizers and co-sponsors are committed to addressing equality, support, visibility, and scholarship for transgender, gender nonconforming, and intersex people. This [...]

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Applied math celebrates 25 years of excellence

The Department of Applied Mathematics at CU-Boulder is celebrating 25 years of history this month with a series of free talks today and Friday. Applied math can trace its roots to as early as 1901, when engineering mathematics was taught by faculty in the College of Engineering. In 1906, the Department of Engineering Mathematics was [...]

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Leadership in administrative systems technologies to be showcased at conference

From University Information Systems: CU’s primary administrative systems are based on Oracle’s PeopleSoft backbone. These include student, financial and human resources systems, as well as the university’s employee portals. This in an exciting time for CU’s technology systems with the extensive upgrades of our finance and human resources systems (the Elevate project), our portal applications [...]

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Pioneering spirit provides inspiration at CU Women Succeeding

Pioneering spirit provides inspiration at CU Women Succeeding

About 140 faculty and staff from across the University of Colorado system gathered last week for the 13th annual CU Women Succeeding, a professional development symposium that shines the spotlight on achievements and takes stock of ongoing challenges.

CU’s Jefferson Awards honor achievement in academia and beyond

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Two faculty members and two students from the University of Colorado community have been named recipients of the 2015 Thomas Jefferson Award, among the highest honors given at CU.