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CU looks to keep tuition increases low

CU looks to keep tuition increases low

For the second consecutive year, proposed tuition increases for all University of Colorado campuses came in significantly below the 6 percent cap mandated by the state Legislature for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 fiscal years. The budget calls for between 3 percent and 3.7 percent in tuition increases and up to a 3 percent salary increase for university employees.

CU announces changes to modernize employee retirement plans

CU on Tuesday announced it will modernize its retirement plan lineup, providing employees best-in-class investment options, lower fees, enhanced advising and streamlined investment choices.

CU securing permission of states beyond Colorado to offer online education

Online Learning

CU must seek permission to provide online education in states other than Colorado or to enroll students in online programs in those states, the Board of Regents was told Friday, but that process shouldn’t delay the fall launch of CU’s systemwide online education initiative.

Students make case for fossil fuel divestment to Board of Regents

A student movement aimed at persuading the University of Colorado to end its investment in the fossil fuel industry stirred discussion at last week’s meeting of the Board of Regents, which took no action on the matter.

CU Book Store named Collegiate Retailer of the Year

Members of the CU Book Store accept the 2015 Collegiate Retailer award Friday in Atlanta.

The CU Book Store has been named the 2015 Collegiate Retailer of the Year by the NACS Foundation a subsidiary of the National Association of College Stores and its 3,300 store members. The Collegiate Retailer of the Year Award is bestowed on a store that demonstrates the highest level of collegiate retailing excellence. The announcement came at CAMEX [...]

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Dropping names …

Robert McLeod, associate professor of electrical, computer and energy engineering (ECEE), has been awarded a patent for a technique to create lenses with customized optical and/or mechanical properties. This technique could be used, for example, to create contact lenses or glasses customized to a patient’s unique vision deficits, providing better vision than created by standardized [...]

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Caribbean Studies lecture series begins tonight

At 5 tonight in Norlin M549, the departments of English and French and Italian are hosting the first in a series of three lectures on Caribbean Studies. Shalini Puri will give a talk titled, “Lives and Afterlives: The Grenada Revolution, the U.S. Invasion and the Public Humanities.” Puri is an associate professor of English at [...]

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Panel event to celebrate Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th anniversary

The CU-Boulder University Libraries will host a panel event, sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park. “One Park, Many Perspectives: An Exploration of Rocky Mountain National Park at its Centenary” is set for 4:30-6 p.m. March 5 in the Center for British and Irish Studies in [...]

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Benson stresses collaboration, cooperation at Staff Council appearance


Within the university community, the president said he is working to remove silos, push campuses to nurture many points of view and robust discussions, and encourage joint marketing and fundraising efforts.

Technology conference calling for proposals


Organizers of COLTT, set for Aug. 5-6 at CU-Boulder, welcome your innovative ideas, relevant experiences and sharable expertise pertaining to teaching with technology.

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Unlock the secrets to building a video game with CU MOOC


Learn to program your own video game in a course offered by Tim “Dr. T” Chamillard, associate professor of computer science at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. It begins next week.

CU-Boulder ranks sixth nationally for Peace Corps volunteers

CU-Boulder Peace Corps

The University of Colorado Boulder is ranked No. 6 in the nation for graduates serving as Peace Corps volunteers, with 62 alumni now serving around the world, the Peace Corps announced Wednesday. In the annual Top Colleges list, CU-Boulder has held a position in the top eight nationally among large institutions for the past 13 [...]

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Clauset study: Alma mater’s prestige highly predictive of faculty placement


Aaron Clauset, assistant professor of computer science at CU-Boulder, was the lead author of a study that found that small differences in institutional prestige have an enormous impact on the likelihood that a person who graduates with a doctoral degree will land a coveted faculty job. The advantage of alma mater prestige in finding a [...]

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Herndon, Huff named to Denver Business Journal’s 40 under 40 list

Two staff members at CU campuses have been named to the Denver Business Journal’s 40 under 40 list for 2015. Genia Larson Herndon, assistant vice chancellor for University Advancement and Student Engagement, University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus, and Ryan Huff, CU-Boulder spokesperson and issues manager, join a group of metro Denver professionals, [...]

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Center for STEM Learning sets education workshop series for faculty

Interested in scholarly teaching in STEM? The Center for STEM Learning at CU-Boulder is offering a new spring education workshop series; sign up for individual workshops, or the whole series. Three tracks allow in-depth exploration of the use of clickers, approaches to assessment, and education research, including classroom observations. For the complete schedule, registration, and [...]

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Anthem breach update: How to enroll in credit protection services

Anthem Inc., parent company of one of the health insurance administrators for University of Colorado faculty and staff, has announced that current and former Anthem members dating back to 2004 can now enroll in two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft repair services through AllClear ID. Affected members can visit to learn [...]

Anthem continues responding to concerns over data breach

Anthem Breach Update

Anthem Inc., parent company of one of the health insurance providers for CU faculty and staff, last week announced it was the victim of a highly sophisticated cyberattack in which data of tens of millions of current and past members was accessed.

Leeds School students offering free tax preparation assistance

Members of the public who make $53,000 or less are eligible for the service, now in its sixth year.

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Husek takes helm at OPI; Luftig brings new focus to student success initiative

Since August 2013, the Office of Performance Improvement (OPI) has been working across the CU-Boulder campus to provide academic and nonacademic units with the strategies, tools, methods and resources necessary to improve quality and performance. Jeff Luftig, who has been leading this office since its founding, will be moving into a new role to provide [...]

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Raj receives patent for ceramics manufacturing method

Rishi Raj, a CU-Boulder mechanical engineering professor, has been awarded a patent for a faster, energy-efficient technique for manufacturing the ceramic materials used in aerospace, medical implants, military defense armor and a wide variety of technical applications, as well as traditional ceramics like tableware and architectural tiles. Besides Raj, former mechanical engineering graduate researchers John [...]

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Consider ramifications before posting to social media

You should think twice – no, three times – before posting to social media. Privacy does not exist in the world of social media. Consider what could happen if a post becomes widely known and how that might reflect on the subject of the post and the university. Search engines can turn up posts years after [...]

Public talk to consider children born of wartime sexual violence

“Hidden in Plain Sight: Children Born of Wartime Sexual Violence” will be presented by Kimberly Theidon, Ph.D., of Tufts University at 4 p.m. Feb. 20 in Hale 230 at CU-Boulder. A reception follows the talk, which is open to the public. Over the past decade, there has been increased international attention to conflict-related rape and sexual violence. A series [...]

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Sutherland seminars focus on bipolar disorders

The CU-Boulder Sutherland Seminar Series of weekly sessions on topics related to bipolar disorders continues each Monday through March 16, running 6-7:30 p.m. 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 [...]

Five questions for Cleopatra Estrada


She has spent 40 years helping hundreds of students navigate the CU-Boulder system and the college life. Last week she retired, cleaned out her office, said goodbye to colleagues and acquaintances, and remembered all of her years at – and contributions to – CU.

New study details how cocaine really works in the brain, offers possibility of drug to treat addiction

New study details how cocaine really works in the brain, offers possibility of drug to treat addiction

A research team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered a mechanism in the brain that is key to making cocaine seem pleasurable, a finding that could lead to a drug treatment for fighting addiction. The findings build on past research also involving CU-Boulder that found the same mechanism in the brain also [...]

University Staff performance reviews to start this month

The University Staff review cycle ended on Jan. 31 for most campuses. University Staff members in the CU system offices will receive their annual reviews several months earlier than in the past; for campuses, the schedule has not changed. Any merit raises will still take effect July 1. Each campus’s procedures for review are slightly [...]

Dropping names …

Mary Coussons-Read, executive vice chancellor, Academic Affairs, and professor, Department of Psychology at UCCS, will discuss new research at Feb. 10’s Café Scientifique at UCCS. The focus will be on how stress affects the outcome of human pregnancy by altering maternal inflammatory and endocrine activity, and how these changes may ultimately impact behavioral and immunological [...]

Exploring Digital Humanities Series continues next week

The CU Exploring Digital Humanities Series presents “It’s In the Air: Digital Histories of Medicine,” by E. Thomas Ewing from Virginia Tech, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Center for British and Irish Studies, Norlin Library (5th floor), CU-Boulder. The presentation will explore the past, present and future of digital history through [...]

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Q&A: Tom and Carole Huber

Five questions for Tom and Carole Huber

They met as undergraduates in Colorado Springs – Carole at Colorado College and Tom at the Air Force Academy — and their shared interest in geography has continued to shape their lives.Their most recent collaboration celebrates their home campus and is a highlight of the 50th anniversary of the founding of UCCS.

Title IX coordinators team for sexual harassment education

Title IX

A female student tells a faculty member of inappropriate touching that took place at an off-campus internship. An assistant professor fears bad committee assignments are the result of sexual harassment by the department chair. A student complains of harassment and blames a classroom discussion of same-sex marriage. As faculty, what do you do?