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Success stories abound at Boots to Suits event

Success stories abound at Boots to Suits event

Aaron Torres is one of the many success stories produced by Boots to Suits, the innovative CU Denver program that helps veterans transition into civilian careers. Torres joined about 100 other military veterans, employers and community members as Boots to Suits celebrated its second anniversary at Sullivan’s Steak House in downtown Denver on April 9. [...]

Golkowski receives major NSF CAREER Award

Mark Golkowski, assistant professor of electrical engineering at the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU Denver, has received a $456,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award. This award will support Golkowski’s idea for using the popularity of smartphones to demystify engineering and science material known to intimidate students. [...]

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Colorado Diversity Golf Classic to benefit CU scholarships

The Colorado Diversity Golf Classic, set for June at Cherry Creek Country Club, will benefit the CU Denver School of Education and Human Development (SEHD). The June 9 event is being planned by Aswad Allen’s team in SEHD’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Sign up as an individual or gather your best foursome and come [...]

1000 MORE scholarship initiative envisions moving lives in dream-fulfilling direction with more financial support

1000 MORE scholarship initiative

Maryam Rawesh said she wouldn’t be a student at CU Denver, pursuing her dream of becoming a neurosurgeon, if not for a scholarship. Lubna Mazin credits a “random scholarship that came in the mail” for setting her down a path at CU Denver where she’s flourished in academics and leadership. Ana Chauca-Diaz is on the [...]

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Thomas Jefferson Award winners honored at event

A high-achieving group of academics, all with a great devotion to the humanities and community service, received Thomas Jefferson Awards at a dinner and reception in the Terrace Room, Lawrence Street Center, at the University of Colorado Denver on April 2. This year’s honorees include two faculty members, a staff member and two students, and [...]

Smith to connect students, employers with CU programs in south Denver

Tony Smith thrives on helping students to reach their full potential. He also loves chatting with employers about their workforce needs. So he jumped at the chance to lead the University of Colorado’s forward-thinking expansion into the south Denver region that’s teeming with ambitious students and professionals as well as growing industries in need of [...]

Du, George receive patents

The CU Technology Transfer Office recently announced that patents have been granted to university researchers. Yiping Du of the CU Denver departments of psychiatry and audiology has been granted a patent for a novel MRI technique to collect images of both arterial and venous vasculature in a single scan. This technique allows for faster and [...]

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Beall participates in conference, training workshop in Iraq

Jeffrey Beall, associate professor at CU Denver and Scholarly Initiatives librarian for the Auraria Campus, recently returned from Iraq. He traveled to the Middle East to help conduct a conference and workshop. The three-day event in Erbil was presented by the Institute of International Education (IIE, the company that manages the Fulbright Program) and sponsored [...]

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Dropping names …

Sandra Reno, associate director for international programs, Office of International Affairs at UCCS, recently completed the 2013 National Association of Foreign Student Advisers Academy for International Education. The yearlong program is designed to help participants gain a thorough understanding of international education through a series of structured training events, personalized learning goals, professional networking opportunities, [...]

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Social Climate Survey underway

Social Climate Survey underway

The Social Climate Survey, which requires about 10 minutes to finish, must be accessed via a link included in emails that were sent systemwide on Wednesday.

Academic Building already a shining star of Denver architecture

Academic Building already a shining star of Denver architecture

It’s still a few months from opening, but already the accolades are pouring in for the University of Colorado Denver Academic Building. In its Best of Denver 2014 edition, Westword named the Academic Building under construction at the intersection of Speer Boulevard and Larimer Street “Best New Building in Denver.” The building, which is five [...]

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Gillette named to state board by governor

Shannon Elizabeth Gillette, a coordinator at the Department of Pediatrics at CU Denver, has been named to the Sickle-Cell Anemia Board by Gov. John Hickenlooper. The Governor’s Advisory Board on Sickle-Cell Anemia consults with and provides direction to staff and faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Sickle Cell Treatment and Research Center, [...]

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Small plan changes could have big impacts this Open Enrollment

Later this month, when CU opens your three-week window to enroll in 2014-15 benefits plans, it will introduce several small changes that could have a huge impact on your final decisions. Running from 8 a.m. Monday, April 28, through 5 p.m. Friday, May 16, CU’s 2014-15 Open Enrollment period is your opportunity to review your [...]

Five questions for Marty Otañez

Five questions for Marty Otañez

The CU Denver assistant professor sees anthropology as a tool to work for social justice.

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Higher ed funding bill being revised after concerns expressed

Higher ed funding bill being revised after concerns expressed

A proposed change to how state funding is distributed among higher education institutions is being modified partly in response to concerns expressed by leaders at the University of Colorado.

AppIt Ventures CEO credits Business School experience for guiding firm to success

AppIt Ventures, a software startup that got rolling after winning the 2012 Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan competition at the CU Denver Business School, is going strong and just reached another milestone. Still at the helm of AppIt is company founder Rob Carpenter, who recently represented CU Denver in another prestigious competition—the University Startup [...]

Matias receives national award for education research


Cheryl Matias, an assistant professor in the School of Education and Human Development at CU Denver, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the American Educational Research Association Division K Innovations in Research on Diversity in Teacher Education Award. The award recognizes research that demonstrates innovation in addressing issues of diversity in teaching and/or [...]

Student dance raises more than $7,000 for nonprofit children’s cancer organization

CU Denver students recently ‘put on their dancin’ shoes’ and kept time to the music as part of an effort to raise money for Brent’s Place. The mission at Brent’s Place is to help children living with cancer by providing housing and programs through community partnerships. At Brent’s Place families are offered hope and healing [...]

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Vu receives Google research grant

Tam Vu, assistant professor in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at CU Denver, recently received a $54,887 award from Google. This award fosters the collaboration between Google and Mobile and the Networked System Lab in the CU Denver College of Engineering Department of Computer Science. Vu’s project, “One Ring to Rule Them All,” [...]

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Rosenwinkel films receive international applause

Hans Rosenwinkel, College of Arts and Media associate professor in the Department of Theater, Film, and Video Production at CU Denver, recently was involved with two significant projects. He produced, filmed and edited a new 13-part, half-hour episodic series and six one-hour shows, titled “Expedition China: Search for Shangri La.” Rosenwinkel said the result reflects [...]

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Stay on track to better health, win one of 10 prizes every week

Those who are informed about their own health are more likely to address it – either by acknowledging where they’re doing well and rewarding themselves for it or by managing the areas that call for improvement. Be Colorado invites all primary members of a CU Health Plan to value their health by finding the time [...]

Five questions for Nicholas Hamilton-Archer


His first trips to Denver were not the most auspicious events. But six months later, after becoming the executive director of Executive Programs at the University of Colorado, he’s ready to call Denver home.

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CU boasts top-ranked graduate programs

CU boasts top-ranked graduate programs

CU-Boulder’s atomic/molecular/optical physics program holds the top spot nationally; dozens others also earn high ratings.

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Learn, play and win at Employee Services Expos

Employee Services Expos

When you attend an ES Expo, you’ll receive a ticket, which you can use to enter a drawing for an iPad (one grand prize per campus). For each expo booth that you visit, you can earn prizes— additional tickets for drawing entries—by participating in games that will teach you more about ES.

Former College of Arts and Media student shares Oscar for ‘Frozen’

One year ago, Jeff Gipson watched the Academy Awards 2013 and thought to himself, “Wouldn’t it be great to work on a film that actually won one of those awards?” This month, Gipson is posing for photographs with the Oscar for Animated Feature Film won by Walt Disney Animation for “Frozen.” It was the first [...]

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Marks, Aagaard talk mentoring at CU Women Succeeding

CU Women Succeeding symposium

Representing all four campuses and system administration, attendees convened at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus to take advantage of opportunities for professional development, career support and networking with colleagues.

Jefferson Awards celebrate well-rounded excellence

Thomas Jefferson Award

This year’s award winners – two faculty members, a staff professional and two students – were chosen for embodying and advancing the ideals of Thomas Jefferson.

CU expands to south metro Denver

CU expands to south metro Denver

The University of Colorado and The Wildlife Experience, the largest cultural institution in Douglas County, will collaborate to allow CU to begin offering classes in south metro Denver in fall 2014.

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Service blueprinting helps smooth way for students

With more than two dozen units across campus creating blueprints of how they deliver services, a larger picture is developing of students’ experience at CU Denver. The goal is to smooth the pathway to a degree for each and every student. Phase One of the service blueprinting process launched in late September and wrapped up [...]

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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 Jean D. Messimer, 92, classified retiree. Feb. 7, 2014. Kathryn H.O. White, 64, research assistant. Feb. 14, 2014. CU Denver Francis Hunter Tapp, 63, classified retiree. Feb. 14, 2014. Vivian A. Vernon, [...]

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