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Technology conference calling for proposals


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


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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Dropping names …

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 [...]

Five questions for Rebecca Laroche

Five questions for Rebecca Laroche

While in graduate school, UCCS professor Rebecca Laroche became interested in women writers in literary history. As she focused on literature from the 16th and 17th centuries, she began researching women’s roles in medicine and found there were just as many women in medicine as men.

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Anthem continues responding to concerns over data breach

Anthem Breach Update

Anthem Inc., parent company of one of the health insurance providers for CU faculty and staff, last week announced it was the victim of a highly sophisticated cyberattack in which data of tens of millions of current and past members was accessed.

Body cameras assist UCCS Police gather evidence, train officers

Body cameras assist UCCS Police gather evidence, train officers

Following unrest in Ferguson, Mo., the use of body cameras by law enforcement became a topic of national debate. While Pueblo and Colorado Springs police are testing their new body cameras, UCCS police officers have worn them since 2012. Lt. Marc Pino answered specific questions about the UCCS Police Department’s use of body-worn cameras. How long [...]

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A staged reading of “Pearl of the Antilles” by Andrea Herrera – professor, women’s and ethnic studies program at UCCS – will be produced by Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center in Denver on July 11. “Pearl of the Antilles” chronicles the lives of several generations of Cuban women including one living in exile [...]

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Consider ramifications before posting to social media

You should think twice – no, three times – before posting to social media. Privacy does not exist in the world of social media. Consider what could happen if a post becomes widely known and how that might reflect on the subject of the post and the university. Search engines can turn up posts years after [...]

Beth-El students, faculty lead Valentine’s Day Bear Drive

Beth-El students, faculty lead Valentine’s Day Bear Drive

A team of student nurses and Beth-El College of Nursing and Health sciences faculty hope to make Valentine’s Day more fun for about 300 children who are patients at Children’s Hospital at Memorial Central. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 8 at Build-A-Bear in the Chapel Hills Mall, student nurses and interested faculty, staff [...]

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Conley named dean of UCCS College of Education


Valerie Martin Conley, currently professor and chair of the Department of Counseling and Higher Education at Ohio University’s Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education, will become dean of the UCCS College of Education beginning July 1. Conley began her tenure at Ohio University in 2002. At the 21,000-student public university based in [...]

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University Staff performance reviews to start this month

The University Staff review cycle ended on Jan. 31 for most campuses. University Staff members in the CU system offices will receive their annual reviews several months earlier than in the past; for campuses, the schedule has not changed. Any merit raises will still take effect July 1. Each campus’s procedures for review are slightly [...]

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Mary Coussons-Read, executive vice chancellor, Academic Affairs, and professor, Department of Psychology at UCCS, will discuss new research at Feb. 10’s Café Scientifique at UCCS. The focus will be on how stress affects the outcome of human pregnancy by altering maternal inflammatory and endocrine activity, and how these changes may ultimately impact behavioral and immunological [...]

Q&A: Tom and Carole Huber

Five questions for Tom and Carole Huber

They met as undergraduates in Colorado Springs – Carole at Colorado College and Tom at the Air Force Academy — and their shared interest in geography has continued to shape their lives.Their most recent collaboration celebrates their home campus and is a highlight of the 50th anniversary of the founding of UCCS.

Title IX coordinators team for sexual harassment education

Title IX

A female student tells a faculty member of inappropriate touching that took place at an off-campus internship. An assistant professor fears bad committee assignments are the result of sexual harassment by the department chair. A student complains of harassment and blames a classroom discussion of same-sex marriage. As faculty, what do you do?

University Club discontinued, replaced by University Partners group

After 32 years, the UCCS University Club was discontinued following the fall 2014 semester. A new group called University Partners will take the reins, connecting UCCS with the Colorado Springs community regarding important topics that affect the Pikes Peak Region community and the university.  Founded 1982 as the UCCS Executive Club, the club sought to [...]

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Technology team works for smooth start to semester

Each semester, tens of thousands of students log into their campus’s student portal to access their schedules, add and drop classes and pay their student accounts. The biggest traffic on student systems technologies occurs during the first week of classes, which started Jan. 12 for CU-Boulder and Jan. 20 for CU Denver and UCCS. A [...]

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Campuses, system offer resources for social media users

Each of CU’s campuses and the system office has its own social media guidelines or policies. Find yours here: CU-Boulder UCCS CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus CU system

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Campus to celebrate turning 50

Campus to celebrate turning 50

Several long-serving members of the UCCS community will be honored today as part of the campus’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Festivities are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. today on El Pomar Plaza with a photograph of faculty and staff that mimics one taken in 1990 as part of 25th anniversary celebrations. From 4:30 p.m. to [...]

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Winters cited as influential professor

Marcus Winters, assistant professor in UCCS’s College of Education, has been named one of the top 200 university-based scholars who shape public discussions of education, ranking 181 in the 2015 RHSU Edu Scholar Public Influence rankings. The list of qualifying scholars includes a qualitative component, though the actual scores are composed entirely of quantitative metrics. [...]

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Sanderson selected for leadership development program

Michael Sanderson, assistant director for research integrity, Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Integrity at UCCS, recently was selected to participate in the National Council of Research Administrators LEAD Me Program. Sanderson is the first person selected from NCURA’s Region VII in the five-year history of the program. Sanderson will present at the NCURA annual [...]

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Robert Lee Page, professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Physical Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and School of Medicine, is serving on two committees of the American Heart Association (AHA). He is the clinical pharmacy/pharmacology representative. Page was appointed to the Get with the Guideline Steering Committee and Get with [...]

Be Colorado biometric health screenings begin in February

Many times, knowing what’s going on with your health is half the battle. Doing, on the other hand, is what leads to real health changes. Yet it takes only a few minutes to set an appointment for screenings that could make a big difference in how you manage your health. Register today for your free [...]

Construction, maintenance goals outlined for state legislators

CU leaders on capital construction priorities

University of Colorado leaders on Tuesday made their case for construction, renovation and maintenance needs across the system during an annual presentation to the state’s Capital Development Committee.

CU’s online education initiative continues forward progress

CU's online education initiative continues forward progress

The University of Colorado’s effort to advance its coordinated online education initiative took another step forward at the Board of Regents retreat in Silverthorne last week, when the board gave the four campus chancellors the green light to further develop the initiative, with an eye on a fall launch.

Financial wellness could be habit-forming

Financial wellness could be habit-forming

Visitors to the Healthy Financial Habits website can tackle everything from creating a well-organized financial filing system to taking stock of present and future financial needs.

UCCS graduate online programs ranked among nation’s best, top in Colorado

UCCS online graduate programs in business, engineering and nursing are among the top 50 programs in the country and the best in Colorado, according to the editors of U.S. News and World Report magazine. In the magazine’s Best Online Graduate Education Rankings released Jan. 7, UCCS programs were considered among the nation’s best based on [...]

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Dropping names …

Five people accepted non-teaching positions at UCCS in December. They are: Leyna Bencomo, assistive technology specialist, Information Technology; Caleb Duckworth, food service worker, Dining and Food Services; Matthew Getze, educational technologist, School of Public Affairs; Joshua Nicholson, website designer, Information Technology; and Shaun Stearns, professional research assistant, Trauma, Health and Hazards Center.       [...]

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Archaeologist to share discoveries at CU-Boulder

Apachean languages, including Navajo, are today among the most widespread native languages in the United States, but the origin of Apachean-speaking communities has been shrouded in mystery — until now. Jack Ives, executive director of the Institute of Prairie Archaeology and Landrex Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alberta, will give a public [...]