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Five questions for Kathleen Bollard

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As the president’s liaison between system administration and the campuses’ faculty, her skillful communication is among the traits that helped her recently earn the Faculty Council’s Leadership in Public Higher Education Award.

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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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Drones 101: Course in Unmanned Aerial Systems looks to the future

Take a look at the current CU Denver catalog and you will see a course titled Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Housed in the Geomatics Engineering and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, this course might, at first glance, look like Drones 101—the study of the unmanned aircraft often [...]

Potter named interim dean of Graduate School at CU Denver

Terry Potter, professor of immunology, has been named interim dean of the Graduate School at CU Denver. Potter replaces Barry Shur, who recently retired. Potter has been a member of the Department of Immunology at National Jewish Health and the School of Medicine since 1988.  

Five questions for Robert Vogt

Five questions for Robert Vogt

He recently finished his first year as a member of the University of Colorado Denver’s English Department at the school’s International College at Beijing.

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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.

Study: More cyclists on road can mean fewer collisions

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A University of Colorado Denver study examining collisions between bicycles and motorists, shows bicyclist safety significantly increases when there are more bikes on the road, a finding that could be attributed to a “safety in numbers” effect. The study focused on Boulder, which has one of the highest rates of bicycling in the country at [...]

Update: Social climate survey shows many positives, some room for improvement

The University of Colorado has a tolerant, respectful social climate, according to a recent systemwide survey requested by the Board of Regents, though some areas present opportunities for improvement.

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

The University of Colorado Board of Regents last week 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.

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Garage plan gets mixed reviews from regents committee

CU-Boulder underground parking garage plan

The $24.8 million project was advanced by the committee to the full board, along with all other capital projects proposed by all the campuses in their two-year and five-year plans. Regents will consider the proposals at the board’s June 26-27 meeting at CU Denver.

Five questions for Jeffrey Beall

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The CU Denver associate professor says the profession of academic librarianship “gives one the amazing privilege of working center stage in higher education. An eclectic profession, it continues to evolve at a very rapid pace, making it even more exciting.”

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Bollard continuing as VP for academic affairs

Kathleen Bollard will remain as the vice president for academic affairs in system administration after President Bruce Benson asked her to take on a modified role rather than return to teaching and research full time, which she originally planned.

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Kansas paycard program offers good case study for CU

Kansas paycard program offers good case study for CU

If the idea of CU abandoning paper payroll checks for paycards alarms you, just look to the state’s neighbor to the east for reassurance of just how useful the university’s new payment type can be.

MOOCs and much more discussed at CU Online Symposium

While disruptive to traditional delivery models of education, massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other outgrowths of the technology revolution have diminished the “You Can’t” argument in higher education. That was one of many thought-provoking messages delivered by Richard DeMillo, (photo at right) distinguished professor of computing and director for 21st Century Universities at the [...]

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In memoriam

Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder David T. Flaherty, 61, faculty. April 30, 2014. Loren S. Greiner, 59, faculty retiree. April 30, 2014. CU Denver Christopher M. Utz, 41, faculty. May 15, 2014. CU Anschutz Medical Campus David Armstrong, 48, classified staff. [...]

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Engineering students rev up the innovation in capstone projects

Engineering students rev up the innovation in capstone projects

It’s no wonder that engineering students get pumped about their capstone projects. Not only do their creations tie together everything they’ve learned as undergraduates, but, in many cases, the students have a product that may bring them notoriety and revenue in the marketplace. The usual stunning array of innovation, which typifies the kind of hands-on [...]

Rising Leaders in Education program focuses on nurturing future teachers

Rising Leaders in Education program focuses on nurturing future teachers

As part of nurturing students to become teachers, the CU Denver School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) offers programs to develop, train and prepare teachers for classrooms. Last week, SEHD honored leaders in the Denver Public Schools with strong academic promise, leadership skills and a passion for educational equity. The Rising Leaders in Education [...]

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Five questions for Allan Wallis

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Allan Wallis is an associate professor of public policy at the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs. Previously he taught at CU-Boulder, where he directed the program in environmental design. He also has been a trainer in CU’s Excellence in Leadership Program since its inception.

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Faculty engagement with fundraising is key

Faculty engagement with fundraising is key

Some members of the CU Faculty Council say the university’s educators have historically been underutilized in the university’s fundraising mission, and CU Vice President of Advancement Kelly Cronin says that will change.

Best NEW festival for 2014: CU Denver’s Global Glow

CU Denver's Global Glow

The coolest new addition to Colorado’s summer festival season takes place June 6-8 in Evergreen as the NeXt Music Festival presents its inaugural weekend event series, Global Glow. Global Glow Events and exhibits will take place in two venues, the Evergreen Center for the Arts, 32003B Ellingwood Trail; and the Wood Cellar Bar & Grill, [...]

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Dropping names …

Ann Komara, associate professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) at CU Denver, presented a paper at the 67th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians in Austin, Texas on April 11. Her presentation was “Wilderness Playground: Image and Reception, Rocky Mountain National Park.” … CAP colleague Amir [...]

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Three things to know before Open Enrollment closes Friday

Procrastinators take note: Your window to enroll in benefits for the 2014-15 plan year will slam shut at 5 p.m. Friday. Whether you’re happy with your current plans and don’t plan to take action or are still making final decisions, here are three things you should know before Open Enrollment closes. 1. The last day [...]

Merit increases announced for classified staff

Classified Staff Merit Increases

Classified staff at the University of Colorado will receive a 2.5 percent cost of living adjustment effective July 1, 2014.

CU finding immense value in MOOCs

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Nearly a year after introducing a partnership between the university and online technology platform Coursera, the benefits of offering massive open online courses (MOOCs) have begun to take shape – make that many shapes.

Social Climate Survey set to conclude on Sunday

A reminder email with notification of the survey closing was distributed Wednesday. CU faculty, staff and students have only a few more days to provide their input.

Popular ‘Learn With Purpose’ button wall invites downtown passers-by to catch campus spirit

Learn With Purpose’ button wall

They were destined to be together: The interactive CU Denver button wall and Denver’s vibrant 16th Street Mall. Judging by the reaction to the button wall—the buttons were nearly picked clean on the first day—the installation is a smashing success. Button wall a hit on 16th Street Mall: Mall passers-by got their first gander of the billboard-sized wall [...]

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