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CU Advocates Day connects supporters, lawmakers

President Bruce Benson

The sound of the CU fight song reverberating across the walls of the House of Representatives isn’t an everyday experience at Colorado’s Capitol.

Expanded health care options to be offered during Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment 2015

This spring, faculty and staff will gain access to expanded health care options — including a health care plan offering services nationwide, coverage for acupuncture and a comprehensive diabetes prevention program.

Six community members honored by Board of Regents

Six community members honored by Board of Regents

Honorary degrees, Distinguished Service Award to be presented at spring commencements.

Iron Art Festival: Creativity at 3,000 degrees

Iron Art Festival

Before fields turn ablaze with poppies and daffodils, a somewhat different rite of spring fills the air outside the Arts Building. This one is all about heat: flying sparks, glowing embers and flowing iron. A warm early spring evening greeted this year’s live iron pour, which was part of the fifth annual Iron Art Festival [...]

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President Benson’s town hall series begins Wednesday

CU President Bruce Benson next week begins a spring slate of Town Hall meetings, where 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. His first appearance will be Wednesday at CU Denver. Benson plans to speak on [...]

Funding opportunity: Call for PTLC Faculty Researchers

Applications for the 2015-2016 cohort of President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative (PTLC) Faculty Researchers are now being accepted. Central to the work of the PTLC is creating and publishing scholarship in teaching and learning that contributes both to theory and effective teaching practice in and across disciplines. To this end, each Faculty Researcher designs and [...]

Free info session precedes next My New Weigh class

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 [...]

Social media tip: Use appropriate branding

CU faculty and staff are reminded that the university logo or any other university images or iconography should not be used on personal social media sites. Do not use the university name to promote a product, cause, or political party or candidate.

Ludwig, Faculty Council discuss future of online education at CU


In an appearance before the Faculty Council at its meeting last week, Regent Stephen Ludwig said he’s “discouraged” with the evolution of online education at CU, but he has faith that faculty ultimately will play a vital role in growing an accessible, high-quality venture.

Retirement transition workshops draw hundreds of employees, questions


Hundreds of CU employees are taking to campus workshops to ask why the university’s retirement plans are changing, how their investments will be affected and where their money will be invested come July.

Study: ‘Advertainment’ on the rise in pop music

Study: ‘Advertainment’ on the rise in pop music

As branding and advertising creep into almost every facet of life, a new study from the University of Colorado Denver shows it’s now making substantial inroads into popular music. The study examined in detail the yearly top 30 Billboard songs from 1960 to 2013 – a total of 1,583 – and found a steep increase [...]

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Fields co-edits book on sports and law

Sarah K. Fields, associate professor of communication at CU Denver and author of “Female Gladiators: Gender, Law, and Contact Sport in America,” has co-edited a book titled “Sport and the Law: Historical and Cultural Intersections.” The book examines how athletes have used the nation’s judicial system to solve conflicts and how their cases have transformed [...]

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Obituary: Robert Wayne Heath Jr.

Robert Wayne Heath Jr., a longtime lecturer in mechanical engineering at CU Denver, died March 10, 2015, in Denver. He was 61. He was born Jan. 30, 1954, in Colorado Springs to Robert Wayne and Wanda Irene Heath. He loved learning and being able to teach others anything and everything that he had learned. That [...]

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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

higher education funding in the upcoming state budget year

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.

A day in the life of the Liniger Building at CU South Denver

A day in the life of the Liniger Building at CU South Denver

Editor’s Note:  This story does not present a literal single day. It is, instead, a compilation of the many activities happening on any given day of the year. The Liniger Building at CU South Denver is many things to many people, as Lisa Douglas, vice-chancellor of CU South Denver, would be the first to acknowledge. [...]

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Koziol publishes on community collaborations

​Christopher Koziol, associate professor of architecture, director of CU Denver’s master of science in historic preservation program, and director of the Colorado Center for Community Development, has a new article in the February issue of Colorado Municipalities magazine published by the Colorado Municipal League. The article, “Community by Design,” includes a spotlight on a Colorado [...]

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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 James L. Clapper, 90, classified staff retiree. Jan. 8, 2015. Guy Duckworth, 90, faculty retiree emeritus. Jan. 27, 2015. Luis E. Eades, 91, faculty retiree emeritus. Dec. 29, 2014. Allen D. Grotewold, 87, [...]

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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.

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.

Philanthropy at Work: Julia Cummings

Philanthropy at Work: Julia Cummings

Julia Cummings is the director of marketing at the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver. She also is a two-time CU alumna, having earned her bachelor’s degree at CU-Boulder and her MBA from CU Denver. During that time, she also was a scholarship recipient. “While I was getting both [...]

Gover co-authors study of Colorado response to domestic violence

Angela Gover, a professor in the School of Public Affairs at CU Denver, and Tara N. Richards, assistant professor in the University of Baltimore’s School of Criminal Justice in the College of Public Affairs, have co-authored a research paper looking at Colorado’s responses to domestic violence. After a statewide process evaluation for the Domestic Violence [...]

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Koester researches effect of Denver’s camping ban on homeless

Stephen Koester, professor of anthropology and health and behavioral sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, recently co-authored several papers and presented findings on ethnographic fieldwork among Denver’s homeless population to examine how the city’s recently enacted camping ban affected people’s living arrangements and survival strategies. Koester collaborated with recent graduate of [...]

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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.