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Geeta Verma, associate professor in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education in the CU Denver School of Education & Human Development, presented a paper last month at the Korean Association of Science Education in Busan, South Korea. In her presentation, “Enacting Acts of Authentications in an Informal Learning Environment: Opportunities for Creative Engagement,” she [...]

Graduate programs across CU system rate highly

Graduate programs across CU system rate highly in U.S. News

All four CU campuses are recognized for research and teaching achievement in the fields of health care, engineering, law, education and business.

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State lawmakers recommend historic funding increase for higher ed

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The University of Colorado and other institutions of higher education across the state stand to gain $75.6 million in the upcoming budget year in the most recent recommendation of the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee.

VETS course offers faculty strategies to teach, relate to veterans

VETS course offers faculty strategies to teach, relate to veterans

The resource is part of a growing number of CU programs dedicated to helping student veterans be successful.

Benson sets town hall schedule for April, May

Faculty and staff at all four campuses and system administration are invited to hear an update on the university and responses to questions posed by employees.

College of Business and Colorado Rapids partner to offer soccer management track

College of Business and Colorado Rapids partner to offer soccer management track

Students with a passion for soccer will be able to pursue a business degree with an emphasis in soccer management at the College of Business beginning this fall. Students in the program will gain hands-on experience through professional practicums with the Colorado Rapids organization. Soccer management will be housed within the high-demand Sport Management Program, [...]

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Havlick a collaborator on Fort Carson research

David Havlick, associate professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, UCCS, and Eric Perramond, associate professor of environmental science and Southwest studies, Colorado College, spent more than seven years tracking the efforts of the U.S. military to expand the Army base at Fort Carson and the rural resistance against it. The pair wrote “Militarized spaces [...]

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Shockley-Zalabak to receive CC honor

UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak will receive an honorary degree from Colorado College during the college’s commencement exercises May 18. Shockley-Zalabak is one of three people who will receive an honorary degree. She was selected in recognition of her efforts to promote regional economic growth and access to higher education in the Pikes Peak region. Other [...]

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Eleven people accepted teaching and non-teaching positions at UCCS in February. They are: Yanjie Cheng, international services and recruitment coordinator, Office of International Affairs; Mary Ward, transfer admissions counselor, Office of Student Recruitment; Nicole Anthony, communication cultivation and events professional, Department of Visual and Performing Arts; Shannon Christopher, nurse practitioner, Beth-El College of Nursing and [...]

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Leadership in administrative systems technologies to be showcased at conference

From University Information Systems: CU’s primary administrative systems are based on Oracle’s PeopleSoft backbone. These include student, financial and human resources systems, as well as the university’s employee portals. This in an exciting time for CU’s technology systems with the extensive upgrades of our finance and human resources systems (the Elevate project), our portal applications [...]

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Pioneering spirit provides inspiration at CU Women Succeeding

Pioneering spirit provides inspiration at CU Women Succeeding

About 140 faculty and staff from across the University of Colorado system gathered last week for the 13th annual CU Women Succeeding, a professional development symposium that shines the spotlight on achievements and takes stock of ongoing challenges.

CU’s Jefferson Awards honor achievement in academia and beyond

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Two faculty members and two students from the University of Colorado community have been named recipients of the 2015 Thomas Jefferson Award, among the highest honors given at CU.

Employees can prepare for retirement plan changes at Transition Workshops

Sessions will put faculty and staff face-to-face with representatives from CU Employee Services, TIAA-CREF and Innovest, CU’s retirement plan consultant, who will explain upcoming changes and answer questions.

New videos show off ‘A Place for You at CU’

A Place for You at CU Video

Two staff members outline the challenges faced by diverse communities and the support available through Diversity and Excellence Grants and other programs at CU.

Private support shines at Golden and Growing reception

Private support shines at Golden and Growing reception

UCCS leaders on Feb. 25 announced $31 million in private support commitments to fund several arts and health care priorities. Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak announced the contributions at the university’s Golden and Growing reception celebrating the UCCS 50th anniversary. More than 250 donors and community supporters attended the event at Berger Hall. “Business and foundation leaders, [...]

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Social media tip: Respect copyright and fair use

CU faculty and staff are reminded that, when posting on social media, be mindful of the copyright and intellectual property rights of others and of the university. For guidance, consult CU-Boulder’s copyright resources and facts.      

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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

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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.

Search begins for Kraemer Family Library dean

A 10-member search committee has been charged to find a replacement for Teri Switzer, dean, Kraemer Family Library. Switzer plans to retire July 1 following a 42-year career in academic libraries and seven years as dean at UCCS. Mary Coussons-Read, executive vice chancellor, Academic Affairs, charged the committee Feb. 17 and named Terry Schwartz, associate [...]

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Sweet returns to UCCS as vice chancellor for strategic initiatives

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Charles Sweet, currently vice chancellor and managing senior associate university counsel at CU-Boulder, will return to UCCS and the Office of University Counsel after serving the Boulder campus since August. Sweet, who retained a 30 percent appointment at UCCS while in Boulder, will be vice chancellor for strategic initiatives effective March 15. While Sweet will [...]

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Taylor is UCCS Employee of the Quarter

Nancy Taylor does not enjoy being at the center of attention. In fact, she thinks that is why she’s able to do her job supporting the UCCS Aging Center. But after recently being named Employee of the Quarter, Taylor, office manager and assistant to the director, UCCS Aging Center, may have to deal with a [...]

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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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Benson stresses collaboration, cooperation at Staff Council appearance

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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

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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

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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.

UCCS joins with Army Reserve to create future computer security experts

UCCS joins with Army Reserve to create future computer security experts

UCCS is one of six universities and several large private employers that will work with the U.S. Army Reserve to create a new cadre of cyber security experts. On Feb. 10, university, industry, and Army Reserve representatives gathered on Capitol Hill to officially begin the Army Reserve Cyber Private Public Partnership Program Cyber P3. UCCS [...]

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Daphne Greenwood, professor, Department of Economics at UCCS, recently led a community discussion based on the book she co-authored, “A Brighter Future: Improving the Standard of Living Now and for the Next Generation.”  Greenwood and co-author Richard P.F. Holt explored the causes behind a faltering standard of living in the United States since the early [...]

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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 AnthemFacts.com to learn [...]