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Boulder businessman’s gift sparks $2 million CU Opera endowment

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Longtime Boulder resident Paul N. Eklund has made a transformative gift to the opera program at the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder that, combined with additional university commitments, establishes a $2 million endowment for the program, to be renamed the Eklund Family Opera Program in honor of the gift.

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Study of retirement plan vendors nears completion

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Deserae Frisk, chair of the University of Colorado Staff Council, gave members an update on the project during the governance group’s regular monthly meeting Oct. 16 at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

NASA’S MAVEN spacecraft watches passing comet and its effects at Mars

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NASA’s newest orbiter at Mars, MAVEN, took precautions to avoid harm from a dust-spewing comet that flew near Mars on Sunday and is studying the flyby’s effects on the Red Planet’s atmosphere, according to University of Colorado Boulder professor Bruce Jakosky, principal investigator on the mission. The MAVEN, or Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN spacecraft, [...]

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Watson-Capps, Cech write on corporation-campus research

Jana J. Watson-Capps, an associate director of the BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Thomas R. Cech, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at CU-Boulder and director of the BioFrontiers Institute, have written an article for the journal Nature about the institute, an “interdisciplinary effort to tackle complex biology and forge connections with [...]

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Groups awarded new patents

Two new patents have been awarded to two groups of researchers from CU Anschutz, CU Denver and CU-Boulder. One patent is for improved shape memory polymers, a “smart material” used in many next-generation implantable medical devices. The inventors on the patent are Christopher Bowman, CU-Boulder, chemical and biological engineering; Robin Shandas, CU Denver, bioengineering, and [...]

Five questions for Ted Randolph

Five questions for Ted Randolph

“Grad school was so much fun, doing research and discovering things and learning what no one had known before. It was so fascinating that I came as close as I could to being in grad school permanently – I became a professor.”

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Biomedical research lands CU-Boulder’s Palmer coveted award for $3.7 million NIH grant to fuel ‘high-risk, high-reward science’

Biomedical research lands CU-Boulder's Palmer coveted award for $3.7 million NIH grant to fuel 'high-risk, high-reward science'

Only 10 researchers nationwide were awarded NIH Pioneer Awards in 2014. The Pioneer Award challenges investigators to develop groundbreaking approaches that potentially can impact broad areas of biomedical or behavioral science.

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Stein Sture to retire as CU-Boulder’s vice chancellor for research

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell Moore announced Wednesday that Stein Sture will retire in June 2015 after 35 years of service to the campus, including his role as vice chancellor for research during the past nine years.

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Election season brings reminder of guidelines on campaign activity

A variety of state and federal laws and regulations govern political expression and conduct in the university workplace.

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MAVEN spacecraft’s first look at Mars holds surprises, says CU-Boulder mission leader

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NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft has provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars and produced unprecedented ultraviolet images of the tenuous oxygen, hydrogen and carbon coronas surrounding the Red Planet, said University of Colorado Boulder Professor Bruce Jakosky, the mission’s principal investigator. In addition, the new observations allowed scientists to [...]

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President’s Teaching Scholars talk collaboration, meet with president

The President’s Teaching Scholars Program recently presented two special events where member scholars from across the CU system gathered. The program’s annual fall retreat took place at CU-Boulder. Meeting under the theme of “Collaboration and the Forces of Change,” the scholars discussed their own projects and spoke with CU-Boulder Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Russell [...]

Heinz to retire as CU-Boulder dean of Continuing Education

Anne Heinz, dean of Continuing Education and Professional Studies and associate vice chancellor for Summer Session and Outreach and Engagement at CU-Boulder, will retire June 20, 2015, after 26 years at the university. “Throughout her time at the university, Anne has been a champion for exploring ways to improve services to not only nontraditional students, [...]

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University Libraries launches open-access repository

University of Colorado Boulder Libraries is celebrating the launch of the open access repository CU Scholar, housed online at scholar.colorado.edu. This new institutional repository will aggregate and disseminate the wealth of scholarly knowledge created under the auspices of the University of Colorado Boulder and its research units. CU Scholar welcomes materials of scholarly focus, including published [...]

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Fall Financial Expos coming to campuses starting Monday

Online registration for Employee Services’ 2014 Fall Financial Expos has closed, but faculty and staff may still register the day of each event by visiting the registration booths. The expos are coming to each CU campus Oct. 21-27. For a full schedule of events, visit www.cu.edu/expo-schedule. All are welcome to attend the Expo’s Dollars & [...]

Advocate of the Year’s love affair with CU lasts a lifetime

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George Gramer’s loyalty to CU took root for him in high school.

CU names Technology Transfer leader

CU names Technology Transfer leader

Kate Tallman, who has served in the position as interim since July 2013, will lead CU’s Office of Technology Transfer, which manages and commercializes intellectual property resulting from research at CU.

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CU-Boulder alumni couple endow classical guitar program in College of Music

58 CU-Boulder alumni couple endow classical guitar program in College of Music

Michele (Mikhy) and Mike Ritter made a trailblazing gift that, combined with a commitment from the Office of the Chancellor, will endow and name the program.

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NASA awards CU-Boulder-led team $7 million

NASA awards CU-Boulder-led team $7 million to study origins, evolution of life in universe

The team, led by CU-Boulder professor Alexis Templeton of the geological sciences department, will be researching what scientists call “rock-powered life.”

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Acknowledging appearance reduces bias when beauties apply for masculine jobs, says CU-Boulder-led study

Past research shows physical beauty can be detrimental to women applying for masculine jobs. But belles can put the brakes on discrimination by acknowledging their looks during an interview, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The paper, published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, is the first to [...]

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Wood to receive lifetime achievement award

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William B. Wood, Distinguished Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, emeritus, at CU-Boulder, will receive the Arthur Kornberg and Paul Berg Lifetime Achievement Award in Biomedical Sciences from The Stanford University Medical Center Alumni Association (SUMCAA) during a Stanford University dinner on Oct. 18. Wood is known for his scientific achievements in understanding the [...]

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Faculty members, research teams awarded patents

Several CU faculty members and research teams recently were awarded patents for their work.  A research team led by Associate Professor Michael Stowell (MCDB, Mechanical Engineering (affiliate), Center for Neuroscience) was given a patent for a new peptide manufacturing process. Now being developed by CU startup company AmideBio, the BiopureTM process enables rapid structure activity [...]

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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 Arthur M. Boardman, 87, faculty retiree. Sept. 20, 2014. Richard Law, 79, classified staff retiree. Sept. 29, 2014. CU Anschutz Medical Campus Jeanne E. Dise-Lewis, 61, faculty. Sept. 19, 2014.

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Show by CU-Boulder’s Walker promotes inclusion

“Normal Heights,” an original, one-and-a-half-man theatrical interrogation of sexuality and inclusion penned by CU-Boulder writing instructor Jim Walker, was voted “Best International Act” of the Brighton (UK) Fringe Festival during its UK tour this May. The piece now returns to CU-Boulder and Longmont for two shows in support of inclusion and enhanced dialogue around sexuality [...]

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Colorado Shakespeare Festival breaks all-time box office record in 2014

Colorado Shakespeare Festival breaks all-time box office record in 2014

For the second season in a row, CSF anticipates finishing the season solidly in the black, including a contribution to the College of Arts and Sciences in recognition of its continuing support.

Tenure review policy undergoes minor changes

The policy had been held over for final approval to allow System Administration and the campuses to work on some minor revisions to Appendix B of the newly revised policy, as suggested by CU Denver.

CU-Boulder again ranks ‘gold’ in national assessment of environmental leadership

CU-Boulder again ranks ‘gold’ in national assessment of environmental leadership

CU-Boulder again has received a gold rating for green practices from the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) – a self-reporting method to provide colleges and universities a common set of measurements and overall ratings to gauge sustainability achievements. CU-Boulder was the first in the nation to rate gold in 2010, the inaugural year of STARS, which [...]

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Galloping COLTT offers two Adobe sessions Wednesday

Galloping COLTT will offer two Adobe workshops on Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the CU-Boulder Dal Ward Athletic Center (DALW), and you’re invited to attend. The sessions are as follows: Session 1: Create a Professional Looking Web Site with Adobe Muse 9:30 a.m. – noon Having a web presence is important. A professional looking website can [...]

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Shop for advice at Dollars & Sense Market

You may need to get on a waiting list to attend some of the talks at Employee Services’ Fall Financial Expos, but you’ll have guaranteed access to key financial resources at the event’s central gathering space: the Dollars & Sense Market. While there’s now a waiting list to attend CU Money Talks at three campus [...]

Faculty Council GLBTI symposium to consider health equity

The University of Colorado Faculty Council GLBTI Committee is sponsoring its third annual symposium to provide a forum for faculty, staff and students at CU to exchange ideas and learn new strategies for inclusiveness throughout the university. Theme of the event, set for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Trivisible Room, Research [...]

With MAVEN now orbiting Mars, science mission set to begin

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The spacecraft for a NASA mission to probe the climate history of Mars led by the University of Colorado Boulder slid seamlessly into orbit on Sunday, the last major hurdle of the 10-month, 442-million-mile journey.

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