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CU earns high marks across the nation, region

CU earns high marks across the nation, region

U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on its measures of academic peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

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New Folsom Field seating closing in on finish line

New Folsom Field seating closing in on finish line

With the Colorado Buffaloes season debut at Folsom Field fast approaching, CU-Boulder Athletic Director Rick George told a Board of Regents committee on Wednesday he is hopeful that new seating areas under construction will be finished in time for Saturday night’s football game.

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Inclusive campuses the theme of 2014 Diversity Summit

Systemwide Diversity Summit

The goals of the summit are to increase attendees’ knowledge about diversity topics and resources, and to enhance their communication skills. The summit is designed for staff and faculty in all roles.

Boulder Campus Staff Council Spotlight: Vince Aquino

Boulder Campus Staff Council Spotlight: Vince Aquino

Staff Council Spotlight is an initiative of the BCSC Awards and Staff Recognition Committee (BCSC/ASR). Contact Serena Leland, Boulder Campus Staff Council (BCSC) Representative, at serena.leland@colorado.edu with comments or if you have a person you would like to recommend for the Spotlight series. What is your official title at CU-Boulder? How long have you been [...]

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Yeh receives Faculty Member of the Year honors

Tom Yeh, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at CU-Boulder, has been chosen to receive the 2014 Student Affairs Faculty Member of the Year Award. The CU-Boulder Division of Student Affairs gives the award annually to faculty members who demonstrate outstanding engagement with students and who make substantial contributions to Student Affairs. Yeh [...]

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Event offers tools, resources for international travel

International Travel Tools and Resources, an event hosted by University Risk Management and the Office of International Education, is set for Sept. 24. Come enjoy tea and coffee and learn from University Risk Management new important travel tools and resources available to all faculty and staff travelling on university business. Plus learn about campus resources for [...]

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Call for proposals: Fall 2014 President’s Fund for the Humanities grants

The CU System Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to solicit proposals for the fall 2014 President’s Fund for the Humanities (PFH) grants. The PFH was established to preserve a balance in the university’s programs of education and research by giving special attention to the humanities. Proposals might include: seminars in humanistic studies; public programs [...]

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CU on the Weekend offers free programs in Boulder, expands to CU South Denver

CU on the Weekend offers free programs in Boulder, expands to CU South Denver

The public is invited to attend free, Saturday programs led by University of Colorado Boulder faculty on popular topics as part of the CU on the Weekend series, which begins Saturday. With topics ranging from the sweeping stories behind celebrated musical compositions to the micro-level study of bacteria that uniquely forms each person’s microbiome, CU [...]

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Lightner named Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

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Michael Lightner, Ph.D., has joined the CU President’s Office as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. In his new role, he will work with Vice President for Academic Affairs Kathleen Bollard. At CU-Boulder, he currently is a professor of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. He has served as director of the ECEE graduate program, Associate Dean [...]

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Conley appointed vice chancellor for advancement at CU-Boulder

Aaron Conley has been appointed vice chancellor for advancement at CU-Boulder effective Sept. 22. Conley currently is the vice president for development and alumni relations at the University of Texas at Dallas where he was chief strategist for the recent UT Dallas comprehensive campaign that surpassed original campaign goals and almost doubled the total endowment. [...]

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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 Monday 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. Each [...]

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

Supplier Showcase

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

Baker Hall

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

climate change may affect water in Colorado

“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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