During Tuesday’s Board of Regents meeting at CU Denver, in St. Cajetan’s on the Auraria Campus, Barb Weiske, Auraria Higher Education Center executive director, reported to the board on the center’s master plan, including projects underway and those on the horizon.
Some of the University of Colorado Boulder’s most promising musicians will receive scholarships thanks to Anna and John J. Sie, who have committed $2 million to establish the Daniel and Boyce Sher Distinguished Musicians Endowment.
Captain Red Beard boards his bus with students in tow. The interior is modestly finished—some cushy seating, a television monitor, a sink and a fully functioning chemistry hood. The message, however, is clear: green chemistry, sustainability and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education are all around us, and they are something to get excited [...]
Chris Daniels, an assistant professor in the CU Denver College of Arts and Media (CAM) and the area head for the music business program, recently was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. He and Judy Collins were members of the fourth class of inductees and joined the group that already includes John Denver [...]
Katherine Greenwood has joined the CU Denver | Anschutz Ombuds Office. Greenwood is assuming the responsibilities formerly held by Mary Chavez Rudolph. The Ombuds Office is a resource available to all members of the university community to provide informal conflict resolution. The Ombuds Office provides a forum for prompt, impartial and confidential discussion for individuals [...]
The CU Board of Regents on Tuesday officially named the two newest Distinguished Professors, the most prestigious honor given to faculty across the CU system. Paul A. Bunn Jr., M.D., professor, James Dudley Chair in Cancer Research, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, CU Anschutz Medical Campus; and Steven Medema, Ph.D., [...]
Names of current and former University of Colorado faculty and staff who have died in recent weeks. List compiled by Employee Services. CU-Boulder Lee Jessor, 91, faculty retiree. Oct. 13, 2013. Ellsworth G. Mason, 96, faculty retiree emeritus. Nov. 1, 2013. CU Denver Candelaria Elizabeth Abeyta, 61, classified retiree. Oct. 19, 2013. CU Anschutz Medical [...]
Propelling CU campaign to success were more than 158,000 donors who made more than 403,000 gifts to the university CU 2006 to 2013.
Being able to predict who will and who won’t get altitude sickness can make a Sunday morning 14er climb easier and more enjoyable, but the knowledge also will help with efforts to understand and treat heart and lung disease and other medical conditions.
The program supports early career investigators whose research has a direct impact on human health.
Bryant Burciaga, dressed in a crisp suit and carrying his resume, shook hands with many potential employers at the hugely successful Career Fair hosted by the University of Colorado Denver Business School. “There’s a lot of good opportunities here for internships and for people who are close to graduating,” he said. An undergraduate studying marketing [...]
Gregory Simon, assistant professor in Geography and Environmental Sciences at CU Denver, has teamed up with Stanford University to research the root causes of fire vulnerability. Given the increased prevalence of devastating wildfires in the American West, research on the subject is valuable and urgent, Simon said. With grant support from the Center of Faculty [...]
Political science instructor Jim Walsh’s Romero Theater Troupe, together with several CU Denver students and other community partners, produced a featured theatrical performance at the recent national American Federation of State and County Municipal Employees (AFSCME) conference in Denver. The AFSCME performance highlighted the April 1968 Memphis garbage workers strike that coincided with the assassination [...]
Ken Andrews, instructor of architecture at CU Denver, was named Mentor of the Year at the AIA Colorado North 2013 Design and Honor Awards during a Nov. 1 presentation at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. The award recognizes a firm or licensed architect member for exceptional efforts to promote the professional growth and development [...]
Austin Troy, associate professor of planning at CU Denver, gave two invited presentations related to the research for his book “The Very Hungry City.” For the Baltimore Ecosystem Study’s (BES) annual meeting, Troy’s keynote address was titled, “What urban energy metabolism means for sustainability and competitiveness.” BES is one of two urban long-term ecological research [...]
Taisto Mäkelä, associate professor of architecture at CU Denver and director of Finnish Initiatives, published the article, “Why the Classical? Two Decades of Teaching at the University of Colorado Denver: A Retrospective Glance” in “The Classicist,” No. 10, Sept. 16, 2013. “The Classicist” is an award-winning scholarly journal of the Institute of Classical Architecture and [...]
Three things are clear in the wake of last week’s election: Tax increases for education remain unpopular. Sin taxes are palatable. Recall efforts are gun barrel hot, and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Those conclusions came out of the School of Public Affairs’ seventh annual post-election event, “Recall: Colorado’s New Power Tool,” Nov. [...]
Marty Otañez, associate professor in anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, recently was an invited instructor at the two-week global tobacco control course at the School of Health Systems and Public Health, University of Pretoria, South Africa. While there he gave many lectures and presentations, including “A Human Rights Based Approach [...]
Holly Wyatt, associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, is one of 10 chosen and distinguished women speakers at TEDxMileHigh, set for Saturday at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Denver campus. She will be presenting [...]
There’s one week left for University of Colorado employees who waived university medical plans and do not have health insurance to enroll in university plans. Employees without medical insurance can enroll in CU medical plans during Limited Enrollment until 5 p.m. Nov. 22. Those who waived CU Health Plans, but have health care coverage, do [...]
Starting Friday, Be Colorado and Weight Watchers are teaming up to help CU Health Plan participants achieve their weight-loss goals and improve their overall health. Be Colorado will offer two options for customized weight-loss plans: Weight Watchers meetings with Monthly Pass Guidance from an experienced Leader who has lost weight with Weight Watchers Access [...]
Faculty from all disciplines are invited to become investigators in the President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative (PTLC), CU’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program, which is beginning its ninth year and establishing its 2014-15 cohort of Faculty Researchers. Faculty Researchers design, carry out, and publish research on a particular aspect of learning in a specific [...]
The CU Foundation will be converting to a new accounting system (Blackbaud’s Financial Edge “FE”) with a planned go-live date of Monday, Nov. 18. This may result in a few days of “down time” around that date. Reporting from IFAS (the old system) will be available for a few weeks but will not be updated [...]
During Limited Enrollment, from 8 a.m. Monday to 5 p.m. Nov. 22, employees without insurance may enroll in CU medical plans.
The University of Colorado Denver needs to be adaptive, responsive and relentlessly innovative in the fast-changing environment of higher education, Chancellor Don Elliman said in his State of the Campus address. Elliman spoke to a standing-room-only crowd in the Terrace Room as he highlighted CU Denver’s many achievements of the past year and addressed the [...]
Michelle Bauer Carpenter, an assistant professor of digital design in the College of Arts and Media at CU Denver, has created a documentary that celebrates the spirit and diversity of women motorcycle riders. “Driven to Ride” will be screened at the East Lansing Film Festival – Lake Michigan Film Competition on Sunday. The documentary also [...]
Jeffery Beall of the Auraria Library recently was awarded the Julie J. Boucher Award for Intellectual Freedom at the 13th Annual Colorado Association of Libraries Conference. The award associated with these lectures commends Beall for criticizing “predatory practices” in publishing, despite being faced with a billion-dollar lawsuit. The Julie J. Boucher Lecture Series on Intellectual [...]
Be Colorado has joined forces with Weight Watchers to bring CU Health Plan participants special savings on valuable and convenient weight-loss solutions. Employees may choose from meetings at work, in their local community or Weight Watchers online. Together, Be Colorado and Weight Watchers will provide ongoing support, motivation and customized solutions to help employees reach [...]
Nominations are requested for the Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award, which recognizes and honors an outstanding faculty member of the University of Colorado for efforts to advance women in academia, interdisciplinary scholarly contributions and distinguished teaching. Instituted in 1992, the award is named for Elizabeth Gee, a faculty member in the Health Sciences Center [...]
Ask Erik Jensen about the future of Social Security, and he’ll refer you to a powerful group of people, 75 million strong, who are ensuring the program’s viability. The baby boomer generation — born 1946 -1964 — is increasingly moving toward retirement. Its members have the backing of AARP, one of the country’s largest lobbying [...]