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More than $861 million awarded to University of Colorado for sponsored research

CU receives $861 million in sponsored research funding

Based on preliminary figures, the investment in exploration taking place at CU campuses during the most recent fiscal year represents a stunning jump of 11.7 percent over the previous year’s total.

Third Annual CU Denver Block Party rocks education corridor

Third Annual CU Denver Block Party rocks education corridor

Two new CU Denver faculty members from Fort Collins and Champaign, Ill., respectively, enjoyed slices of New York-style pizza while soaking up the Mile High City sunshine and festive block party vibe. “Being new faculty, it’s nice to come out and see the student spirit here,” Caroline Clevenger, Ph.D., said of the CU Denver Block [...]

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Kaptain named dean of College of Arts and Media

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Laurence Kaptain, an accomplished percussionist and symphonic cimbalom artist and higher education leader, has been named dean of the College of Arts and Media (CAM) at CU Denver. Kaptain most recently served as the founding director of creative initiatives in the Office of Research and Economic Development at Louisiana State University, and prior to that, [...]

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Levine-Clark, Keränen publish on health humanities

Marjorie Levine-Clark, CU Denver history professor and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences associate dean, and Lisa Keränen, associate professor of communication, recently published essays in the “Health Humanities Reader” (2014, Rutgers University Press), edited by Anschutz colleague Therese Jones, along with Delease Wear and Lester Friedman. Levine-Clark’s essay is “‘I Always Prefer the Scissors’: [...]

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Dropping names …

Donna Martinez, professor and chair of ethnic studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, recently published “Urban American Indian Identity” in the “International Journal of Social Science,” vol. 3 No. 4, 2014.  Martinez also presented a conference paper “American Indian Students in Higher Education” at the Humanities Conference, June 11-13, in Madrid, [...]

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My New Weigh presenting free info sessions

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 [...]

Supplier Showcases begin next week

The Procurement Service Center (PSC) is hosting the ninth annual Supplier Showcases, your opportunity to discover potential new suppliers and connect personally with current suppliers. All CU faculty and staff are invited to attend this systemwide series, which is set for September. The first event is Wednesday at CU-Boulder. First-time exhibitors include Instrument Rental & [...]

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New report: CU Denver | Anschutz a major driver of Colorado economy

New report: CU Denver | Anschutz a major driver of Colorado economy

A major engine of state growth, it creates thousands of jobs, attracts millions in research dollars and contributed over $3 billion to the Colorado economy in FY 2012-13.

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Study shows links between city design, health

Study shows links between city design, health

In a rare study of how street network design affects public health, researchers at the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Connecticut have discovered that older, more compact cities promote more walking and biking and are generally healthier than many newer communities. “Previously we had found that people drive less and walk more [...]

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Yakacki wins National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Christopher Yakacki, assistant professor in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of Mechanical Engineering at CU Denver, has won a 2014 National Science Foundation CAREER Award winner. Yakacki’s project, “A Two-Stage Processing Approach to Shape-Switching Liquid-Crystalline Elastomers for Biomedical Applications,” is a five-year investigation into the development of a reaction mechanism to tailor [...]

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Now showing: Movshovitz remembers Ebert

Howie Movshovitz, CU Denver’s director of film education in the College of Arts and Media, first met renowned film critic and author Roger Ebert more than 40 years ago, and remained friends until Ebert died in April 2013. Because of their history, Movshovitz was interviewed and appears in a new documentary about Ebert. The movie, [...]

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CU Denver block party is today

Kick off the 2014-2015 academic year with your fellow students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and community friends at the third annual CU Denver Block Party today. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 21, 14th and Lawrence Lunch from some of Denver’s favorite food trucks Live music from Denver’s hottest bands Academic info from real, live [...]

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Five questions for Pam Laird

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Her studies focus on the history of American business cultures, and she’s written two books and is contemplating a third.

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Why I chose to teach here: Jared Brown and Zaneta Thayer

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ZANETA THAYER: Room to teach and do research Zaneta Thayer, Ph.D., finished her doctoral degree in anthropology last fall with impeccable academic credentials. She was considering various options when she saw a faculty position posted in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Denver. Thayer earned bachelor’s degrees in biology and anthropology at [...]

Jansma named dean of CLAS at CU Denver

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Pamela Jansma, currently professor and dean of the College of Science at the University of Texas at Arlington, will become the dean of CU Denver’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences beginning Sept. 9. Jansma, who was trained as a geologist, has more than two decades of experience in higher education. Before her current role, [...]

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Tenure list: August 2014

At its meeting Wednesday at 1800 Grant St. in Denver, the CU Board of Regents approved four appointments with tenure.

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Decoding ethnic labels: Are you Chicano, Latino or Hispanic?

Decoding ethnic labels: Are you Chicano, Latino or Hispanic?

If you are of Latin American descent, do you call yourself Chicano? Latino? Hispanic? As an undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Carlos Hipolito-Delgado, Ph.D., knew instinctively that the ethnic labels his fellow students chose said something about their perception of themselves and their values. “There was a very clear understanding that [...]

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Students, CoPR design ways to realize Rocky Mountain Land Library

Students, CoPR design ways to realize Rocky Mountain Land Library

The skies cleared, the birds chirped and the mountain air over Buffalo Peaks Ranch settled into a hushed reverie. Just minutes earlier, a late-spring squall of sleet, hail and dark clouds roared through the valley. But now, as Jeff Lee spoke to a gathering of 50 people about the concept of a “land library,” a [...]

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Tech challenges, opportunities come into focus at COLTT Conference

Technology has the potential to transform teaching, creating new models for collaborative learning and increasing access to educational opportunities locally and globally. The CU community is invited to take part in the dialogue on technology’s transformative power and its role in higher education at the Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) conference, one of [...]

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 [...]