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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.

GOCA to open We Are You Project as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month


The We Are You Project, a new exhibit featuring 30 Latino/a artists, will open Sept. 5 and continue through Oct. 11 at the GOCA1420 gallery, Centennial Hall Room 201. A series of events are scheduled for Sept. 13. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Symposium featuring six artists’ presentations organized by Andrea Herrera, professor, Women’s and Ethnic Studies [...]

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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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UCCS2GO functionality takes center stage at forum


At an Aug. 6 forum in the University Center Theater, UCCS unveiled a first-of-its-kind mobile application that allows students to access their university information from a smartphone or tablet. John Hanna, application manager, University Information Systems, gave a live demonstration of the app to UCCS faculty, staff and students. According to Hanna, UCCS2GO will address [...]

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Dropping names …

Some 22 faculty and staff members joined UCCS in July. They are: Barbara Anderson, custodian, Physical Plant; Timothy Balagat, mechanical trades, Physical Plant; LaCedric DeLoach, custodian, Physical Plant; Jeffrey Dempsey, video producer, Media Services; Carrie Finkill, violence prevention educator, School of Public Affairs; Nicole Gomez, technician, Office of Student Financial Aid and Employment; Joshua Guedes-Everett, [...]

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Psychology Department receives $325,000 federal graduate student training grant

The Department of Psychology recently received a two-year $325,000 Graduate Psychology Education grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. The grant will be used to prepare doctoral students in the clinical psychology program to deliver mental health services to older adults within integrated medical settings, according to [...]

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VanMeter to join training staff

Ashley VanMeter will soon join the UCCS Athletic Department as assistant athletic trainer. VanMeter spent the past seven seasons as the assistant director of sports medicine at the University of Detroit Mercy. VanMeter had direct involvement with women’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s cross country for the [...]

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UCCS master’s program earns accreditation

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Master of Public Administration program is now independently accredited by the Network of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration, NASPAA. The program was notified July 11 that NASPAA’s accrediting Commission, the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation, found the program to be in substantial conformance with the NASPAA Standards. In [...]

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UCCS University Development adds staff

Three staff members recently joined the UCCS Office of University Development to assist private fundraising efforts for the campus. The three are: Tom Dewar, senior director; Ella Fahrlander, associate director; and Susie Sargent, program manager. Dewar will work with local, state and national private foundations to support fundraising initiatives. He brings more than 30 years [...]

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Napierkowski receives Polish government honor

Tom Napierkowski, professor, Department of English at UCCS, recently was awarded the Knights Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, a diplomatic order given to those who have rendered great service to the Polish nation and only granted to foreigners. The award was presented at the Fifth World Congress of Polish [...]

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Qualls to receive CONA Award

Sara Qualls, Kramer Family Professor of Aging Studies, Department of Psychology at UCCS, will receive the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Aging CONA Award on Aug. 9. The award for outstanding achievement is presented annually to recognize psychologists and friends of psychology who have made significant contributions to the mission of the Committee on Aging [...]

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Grants to UCCS Aging Center support elder care and caregivers

Grants to UCCS Aging Center support elder care and caregivers

The UCCS Aging Center recently received three grant awards, totaling more than $500,000, from the Colorado Health Foundation, Caring for Colorado Foundation and the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments’ Area Agency on Aging. A two-year $372,708 Colorado Health Foundation grant and a $75,000 Caring for Colorado grant will support the center’s integrated care programs [...]

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Gibbes selected for Fulbright research program

Gibbes selected for Fulbright research program

Cerian Gibbes, assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at UCCS, recently was selected to participate in a Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research Program, NEXUS. The NEXUS program brings together a network of junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers from the U.S., Brazil and other Western Hemisphere nations for a [...]

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Dassanowsky receives grant

Robert von Dassanowsky, professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures, and Visual and Performing Arts at UCCS, recently received a 2014-15 Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation’s Institute for Austrian-American Studies grant. The Botstiber Foundation supports projects that implement the foundation’s mission “to promote an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria.” [...]

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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 [...]

Board approves $3.28 billion operating budget

CU’s contribution to financial aid is greater than the state’s collective financial aid contributions to all higher education institutions.

Title IX compliance, efforts to reduce sexual harassment and assault outlined

The Board of Regents reinforced its commitment to Title IX compliance, including ending sexual harassment and sexual assault on its campuses and working with victims to ensure speedy and fair investigations into allegations of misconduct.

Board encouraged by diversity strides at CU

The University of Colorado Denver reported to the CU Board of Regents at its June meeting that more than half of its new resident freshmen are a racial/ethnic minority: CU Denver is at 51 percent, UCCS 36 percent and CU-Boulder 29 percent.

Tenure list: June 2014

Some 105 faculty members across the system were granted tenure, effective this summer.

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Regents roundup

New CU-Boulder college approved, capital construction projects move forward, vice president of advancement named, new chair and vice chair elected, more.

Summer enrollment up 6 percent

UCCS summer enrollment increased by 211 students, an almost 6 percent increase from a year ago, according to a June 16 report. The Office of Institutional Research provided enrollment data following the official census date for summer enrollment. There were 3,793 students enrolled for the summer 2014 semester compared to 3,582 students last summer, a [...]

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Gatlin chosen as interim director for Chancellor’s Leadership Class

Garrett Gatlin – a UCCS lecturer, research intern at the Center for Creative Leadership, and assistant director of a local nonprofit – has been named the interim director of the Chancellor’s Leadership Class. Gatlin will lead the student scholarship and leadership development program for the 2014-15 academic year. Since January, Gatlin has worked as a [...]

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Szpyrka, Reynolds, Scott and Moore in new roles at UCCS

Szpyrka Scott Reynolds Moore Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak announced several administrative organizational changes, including the assignment of duties following the resignation of Brian Burnett, senior executive vice chancellor, Administration and Finance. Burnett’s last day at UCCS is Aug. 1. He will become vice president for finance and chief financial officer for the University of Missouri System. (See [...]

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In memoriam: Donald Schwartz

Former UCCS Chancellor and faculty emeritus Donald Schwartz died July 4, 2014, in Colorado Springs. He was 86. He was named the second chancellor of UCCS in January 1978 and resigned as chancellor Dec. 31, 1982. He was a professor of chemistry until his retirement in January 1993. During his time as chancellor, campus enrollment [...]

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CU to review retirement plans

CU to review retirement plans

Employee Services is undertaking a study to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the 401(a) and 403(b) savings plans, which have not been extensively reviewed in more than 20 years.

Employee feedback helps improve Benefits Enrollment tool

Employee feedback helps improve Benefits Enrollment tool

Work is underway to develop CU’s Benefits Enrollment tool for year-round use, which will accommodate employees with major life events.

Vice Chancellor Burnett selected for Missouri position

Brian Burnett, senior executive vice chancellor, Administration and Finance, was named vice president for finance and chief financial officer for the University of Missouri System June 20. MU President Timothy M. Wolfe announced Burnett’s appointment following a meeting of the University of Missouri Board of Curators. Burnett is expected to begin the Columbia, Mo.-based position [...]

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