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A Place for You at CU: ‘Keep the goal in mind’

A Place for You at CU: ‘Keep the goal in mind’

A CU-Boulder student talks about a program, funded by a CU system Diversity and Excellence Grant, that provides learning tools and encourages low-income, first-generation and underrepresented minorities to apply to professional programs at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Ambron says teamwork, perseverance have Business School ‘poised to soar’

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“Poised to soar.” Business School Dean Sueann Ambron, CU Denver’s longest-serving dean, said the school is set to reach new levels as she prepares to retire on July 3. During a festive May 13 reception attended by 120 faculty, staff, students and business leaders—as well as CU President Bruce Benson—Ambron credited teamwork and perseverance for [...]

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Hunter-Byrd honored for academic advising

Karin Hunter-Byrd, director of the Office of Advising and Student Services at the College of Arts and Media at CU Denver, has been selected as an Outstanding Advising Administrator Certificate of Merit recipient from the NACADA The Global Community for Academic Advising as part of the 2015 Annual Awards Program for Academic Advising. The award [...]

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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 Adeline M. Casillas, 91, classified staff retiree. April 21, 2015. Doris E. Dunkelberger, 99, classified staff retiree. April 4, 2015. Anthony G. Lozano, 77, faculty retiree emeritus. April 4, 2015. Sherman Ralsey [...]

CU spreads proven practices to InfoEd users at 2015 User Group Meeting

From UIS: CU is a proven leader and strategic partner with many of our technology vendors. InfoEd, the provider of our electronic Research Administration (eRA) applications, attracts approximately 250 practitioners to its annual User Group Meeting (UGM). In 2015, CU is sending 10 research administration employees from CU-Boulder, CU Denver and system administration to participate [...]

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CU Connections summer publication schedule begins May 28

Even if you’ll be away from your campus for any of this summer, you can stay up to date on happenings across the University of Colorado system by connecting with CU Connections. The Connections summer schedule begins May 28, when we shift to biweekly publication. No new issues are scheduled to appear on the following [...]

Shoemaker to faculty: We won’t always agree, but let’s work together

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Regent Linda Shoemaker made her first appearance before the Faculty Council last week, speaking and taking questions during the group’s last meeting of the academic year.

CU Denver chancellor search to continue

CU Denver chancellor search to continue

CU President Bruce Benson said Wednesday that the recently concluded search process “did not produce a candidate with the vast support necessary to lead CU Denver into the future.”

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Cultural Awareness Certificate amplifies CU Denver’s rich diversity

Their campus is a microcosm of the world, so a group of senior-seminar students decided to do something to celebrate and amplify CU Denver’s rich diversity. “In our class we realized we all spoke multiple languages and had international travel backgrounds, so we decided to use that to connect international students with domestic students across [...]

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CU Connections summer publication schedule begins May 28

Even if you’ll be away from your campus for any of this summer, you can stay up to date on happenings across the University of Colorado system by connecting with CU Connections. The Connections summer schedule begins May 28, when we shift to biweekly publication. No new issues are scheduled to appear on the following [...]

Social media tip: Don’t feed the troll

Don’t feed the troll! When using social media, never engage in arguments or negative dialogue when someone disagrees with your post. If you are able to reach out to your critic in a positive way, you might find a compromise and/or make a new friend.  

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Plan comparison tool helps simplify medical plan choices

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Side-by-side explanations of CU’s four health plans will help employees make their choices. Open Enrollment closes at 5 p.m. Monday.

‘Ambron Knowledge Exchange’ conference room, interim dean announced at fundraiser gala

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The financial crisis of 2008 was characterized by panicked politicians, bankers and regulators. During the global meltdown, John J. Mack, chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley, stayed calm. Mack, regarded as one of the most distinguished and influential leaders in the global finance industry, had been through plenty of pressure-cooker moments during his career. “By [...]

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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 [...]

Faculty Council chooses new leadership team for coming year

Faculty Council chooses new leadership team for coming year

Faculty Council last week elected new leadership for the next academic year and honored one of its members with the annual Distinguished Service Award.

President’s Diversity Awards honor faculty, staff, students

The awards recognize significant achievements of individuals and academic or administrative units in developing a more culturally diverse, compassionate university community reflective of inclusive excellence.

Budget in the books

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Gov. John Hickenlooper last week signed the state’s budget for 2015-16, which includes a $17 million increase for the University of Colorado.

Know how to navigate benefits enrollment in the portal

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With Open Enrollment in full swing, many CU employees have learned all about plan changes and made health care decisions. Now, all that’s left to do is enroll by May 11.

Business School celebrates Ambron’s transformational leadership

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“Excellence.” Ajeyo Banerjee, PhD, recalls this simple answer given by Sueann Ambron when asked: “If hired as dean, what would you bring to the Business School?” Her confident assertion, on top of stellar academic credentials and Silicon Valley pedigree, vaulted Ambron to the top of the candidate list. Fifteen years later, as Ambron’s retirement date [...]

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Tallman named to board of Colorado BioScience Association

Kate Tallman, associate vice president of the CU Technology Transfer Office, has been appointed a member of the board of the Colorado BioScience Association. Board members commit to a three-year term and work in partnership with CBSA staff to support the growth of Colorado’s more than 600 bioscience companies. Tallman has responsibility for intellectual property [...]

Dropping names …

Two members of the School of Medicine faculty are among the Top 40 Under 40 as ranked by Ophthalmologist magazine. Malik Kahook, professor of ophthalmology, is listed No. 2, and Kaweh Mansouri, adjunct associate professor, is 23rd on the list. The magazine notes that Malik has more than 30 patents filed, with 20 of those [...]

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CU Denver students earn regents’ quick approval of wellness center

CU Denver students earn regents’ quick approval of wellness center

In an emotional, unexpected vote — followed by cheers and a standing ovation from meeting attendees – the CU Board of Regents on Friday approved a CU Denver student fee increase of up to $12 per credit hour to help fund a new wellness center on the Auraria Campus.

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Five questions for Ken Schroeppel

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The CU Denver instructor of planning and design is involved in this weekend’s Doors Open Denver.

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Regents won’t divest; call for report on options for future investment

The vote came about after months of activism by students, faculty and others who have appeared before the board at its meetings and asked that the university move toward an investment portfolio absent of any and all funds tied to the fossil fuel energy industry.

Regents roundup

Four new degrees earned the approval of the Board of Regents during its regular meeting Friday at the CU Denver Student Commons Building on the Auraria Campus.

CU Health Plan rates increase modestly during Open Enrollment

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The overall cost of CU’s 2015-16 benefits plans will increase an average of 5.6 percent, down from last year’s 7.8 percent increase.

CU Denver to assist communities in large-scale sustainability efforts

CU Denver to assist communities in large-scale sustainability efforts

CU Denver, already a big player in community partnerships, will take it up a notch next academic year when it teams with the City of Lakewood to help the huge suburb reach ambitious sustainability goals. The new initiative, called Hometown Colorado, makes CU Denver the first university in Colorado to adopt the innovative Sustainable City [...]

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CU-Boulder, CU Denver team awarded grant

Derek Briggs, professor in the CU-Boulder School of Education; Bud Talbot, professor in the CU Denver School of Education and Human Development Professor; and Jenny Knight, instructor in the CU-Boulder Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB), have been awarded a $300,000 grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to study the usefulness of [...]

Dropping names …

Julaine Field, associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services, College of Education at UCCS, recently received the Outstanding Counselor Educator Award from the Colorado Counseling Association. Field received the award at the CCA conference in Denver. Each year, the group recognizes members who have gone beyond the call of duty within their [...]

Cash in on financial wellness tools during Smart Money week

Money Smart Week, which continues through Saturday, is an opportunity for faculty and staff to reflect on their personal finances following tax season. Started by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002 and designed to raise financial awareness, the week is an opportunity to build financial literacy. Communities around Colorado offer events to increase [...]