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More than $861 million awarded to University of Colorado for sponsored research

CU receives $861 million in sponsored research funding

Based on preliminary figures, the investment in exploration taking place at CU campuses during the most recent fiscal year represents a stunning jump of 11.7 percent over the previous year’s total.

Five questions for Bradley J. Birzer

Five questions for Bradley J. Birzer

CU-Boulder’s second Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy is enthusiastic about his new post. “To say I’m thrilled about the year appointment would be an understatement.”

CU-Boulder leads international unmanned aircraft testing event at Pawnee Grassland

CU-Boulder leads international unmanned aircraft testing event at Pawnee Grassland

An international research effort organized by the University of Colorado Boulder conducted the first multiple, unmanned aircraft interception of a telltale rush of cold air preceding a thunderstorm known as a “gust front” as it rolled across the Pawnee National Grassland in northeast Colorado on Aug. 14. Organized by CU-Boulder’s Research and Engineering Center for [...]

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Sweet named vice chancellor and managing senior associate legal counsel

Charles V. “Charlie” Sweet has been named vice chancellor and managing senior associate university counsel for the CU-Boulder campus, effective Sept. 1. Sweet has long ties to the University of Colorado system, having served as vice president and university counsel for the CU system from 1994 to 2007. Before that, from 1988 to 1994, he [...]

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My New Weigh presenting free info sessions

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 [...]

Supplier Showcases begin next week

The Procurement Service Center (PSC) is hosting the ninth annual Supplier Showcases, your opportunity to discover potential new suppliers and connect personally with current suppliers. All CU faculty and staff are invited to attend this systemwide series, which is set for September. The first event is Wednesday at CU-Boulder. First-time exhibitors include Instrument Rental & [...]

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Supplier Showcases stocked for campus visits in September

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First-time exhibitors include Instrument Rental & Calibration, Einstein Bros Catering, Halo Branded Solutions, Macherey-Nagel, Levy Restaurants, Midland Scientific, and Staybridge Suites Air Force Academy.

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Modern, historical meet in renovation of residence hall

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The University of Colorado Boulder’s Baker Hall, closed the past 15 months for its first major renovation in more than 75 years, is welcoming students this week with a modernized interior that better addresses the needs of today’s students while retaining the building’s original charm.

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CU-Boulder senior auditor registration for fall semester is Sept. 2-3

The Senior Auditors Program provides Colorado residents, ages 55 and older, the opportunity to attend classes on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. Tuition is free and participants pay just an administrative fee to cover registration, application processing and IT support. The program was established in 1973 and is coordinated through the CU-Boulder Alumni Association. “The [...]

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In memoriam: Jim Carrigan, former regent

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Jim R. Carrigan – a former U.S. Federal District Court Judge and Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, as well as a former member of the CU Board of Regents – died Aug. 15, 2014, in his Boulder home surrounded by his devoted wife, Beverly and his loving family. He was 84. Jim was born [...]

Staff Council brainstorms unconventional benefits of working at CU-Boulder

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The group compiled a list of fun, educational and service-oriented activities that staff can enjoy (usually free) and that set CU-Boulder apart from other employers.

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CU-Boulder reaches settlement for sexual harassment claim

Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano called the settlement “the right thing to do,” and noted that it is part of an ongoing course of action to make improvements regarding sexual misconduct and other Title IX issues on the campus.

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CU-Boulder study paved way for stocking state’s ‘true’ greenback cutthroat into wild

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A genetic sleuthing effort led by the University of Colorado Boulder that resulted in the identification of Colorado’s “true” native greenback cutthroat trout two years ago has come full circle with the stocking of the official state fish into Colorado’s high country. Roughly 1,200 greenback cutthroat fingerlings reared in federal and state hatcheries in Colorado [...]

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Reed appointed new faculty director of ITP

David Reed, who has served as associate faculty director of the Interdisciplinary Telecom Program (ITP) at CU-Boulder, became ITP faculty director on July 1. “ITP continues to shine as one of the premier interdisciplinary telecom graduate study programs in the country,” Reed said. “My main goal is to work with the superb faculty and staff [...]

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Wolf Law building makes big impression

The Wolf Law Building on the CU-Boulder campus recently landed in the top 10 most impressive law school buildings in the world, according to a list published by Best Choice Schools. The website ranks Wolf at No. 9. Click here to see details on Wolf Law and the rest of the list.  

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Five questions for David Rood

Five questions for David Rood

A professor of linguistics at the University of Colorado Boulder, he studies language structures. Rood and fellow linguists aren’t so interested in “mastering the system” – or learning to speak the language – but in describing it. He’s been doing just that at CU since 1967.

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Campus exposure a positive influence on middle school students

Campus exposure a positive influence on middle school students

Learning the art of suturing using pigs’ feet elicited “ooohs” and some “eeews” from Skinner Middle School students participating in a program on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus designed to give the youngsters a taste of the college experience and a look at career opportunities.

New report highlights how climate change may affect water in Colorado

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“Despite some uncertainties around precipitation, it’s clear that as temperatures rise in Colorado, there will be impacts on our water resources,” said Jeff Lukas, lead author of the new report and a researcher at the Western Water Assessment, a program of the University of Colorado Boulder funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Tenure list: August 2014

At its meeting Wednesday at 1800 Grant St. in Denver, the CU Board of Regents approved four appointments with tenure.

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CU Achieve summer program helps students stay on track to graduation

By the end of last spring, Jessica Van der Linden was behind on credit hours — just two courses shy of being a junior as her sophomore year at the University of Colorado Boulder came to a close — because she had taken family leave during the school year. Over the summer, she was able [...]

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Kocher wins prestigious PEN Award

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Ruth Ellen Kocher, professor of English and director of the creative writing program at the University of Colorado Boulder, recently won a prestigious PEN Literary Award. Kocher won the PEN Open Book Award for her book of poems titled “domina Un/blued.” Publisher Tupelo Press describes “domina Un/blued” as a work that “dislocates the traditional slave [...]

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Sheehan, Zhong, Woods elected American Geophysical Union Fellows

Three CU-Boulder scientists recently were elected American Geophysical Union Fellows. The honorees are:  Anne Sheehan, professor in the Department of Geological Sciences; Shijie Zhong, professor in the Department of Physics; and Senior Research Associate Tom Woods of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. The 2014 AGU Fellows were honored for their “exceptional scientific contributions [...]

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Sutherland seminars focus on bipolar disorders

The Sutherland Seminar Series of weekly sessions on topics related to bipolar disorders will begin in September at CU-Boulder. 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 how to manage it. [...]

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Boulder Campus Staff Council takes stock of year’s accomplishments

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

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Leeds School: At midyear, Colorado poised for continued growth

Leeds School: At midyear, Colorado poised for continued growth

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 [...]

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In memoriam

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 [...]

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Tech challenges, opportunities come into focus at COLTT Conference

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 [...]

Experts to address health benefits of sleep in free community talk, clinical workshop

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. [...]

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COLTT readies event app for 2014 conference

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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.

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Orientation improvement, professional development among staff goals for coming year

Boulder Campus Staff Council sets goals at annual retreat

Boulder Campus Staff Council recently reviewed this past year’s accomplishments and set goals for FY2015.

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