Four University of Colorado staff members received Service Excellence Awards for their contributions to the university, their campuses and communities during the University of Colorado Staff Council (UCSC) Retreat at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at CU-Boulder.
A revamped CU Social Climate Survey is expected to distribute this week after the Board of Regents and administrators made changes to the instrument in the wake of concerns about the previous version’s level of identifying information.
The title of President’s Teaching Scholar signifies CU’s highest recognition of excellence in and commitment to learning and teaching, as well as active, substantial contributions to scholarly work.
Awardees for 2014 will be recognized at a reception from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 2 in the first floor conference room at 1800 Grant St. All are invited to attend; RSVP by Tuesday, April 29, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two studies from the University of Colorado Denver are shedding new light on the most common type of `friend’ to be unfriended on Facebook and their emotional responses to it. The studies, published earlier this year, show that the most likely person to be unfriended is a high school acquaintance. “The most common reason for [...]
Diana Tomback, professor and associate chair of integrative biology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, is the recipient of a Charles Bullard fellowship in Forest Research from Harvard University. Tomback will be spending the spring semester and summer of 2015 based in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology collaborating with a [...]
Ken Schroeppel, instructor and director of Professional Engagement for Planning at the College of Architectue and Planning at CU Denver, recently gave three one-hour walking tours of the Denver Union Station project. On March 20 and 22, he guided 75 people as a fundraiser for the Denver Architectural Foundation and, specifically, Doors Open Denver (DoD). [...]
Funding is available as part of the the President’s Office for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: 2014-2015 President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative (PTLC). Applications for the 2014-2015 cohort of PTLC Faculty Researchers are now being accepted. Central to the work of the Collaborative is creating and publishing scholarship in teaching and learning that contributes [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]
The Colorado Diversity Golf Classic, founded by Stephen McMillon, is set for June 9 at Cherry Creek Country Club. This event, set to benefit CU Denver, is being supported by Aswad Allen, Assistant Dean in the School of Education & Human Development (SEHD). Sign up as an individual or gather your best foursome and come [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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.
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
The CU Denver assistant professor sees anthropology as a tool to work for social justice.
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, 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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,” [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.