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Tenure review policy undergoes minor changes

The policy had been held over for final approval to allow System Administration and the campuses to work on some minor revisions to Appendix B of the newly revised policy, as suggested by CU Denver.

CU Denver hosts forum on the future of elections and democracy

CU Denver hosts forum on the future of elections and democracy

The University of Colorado Denver will host a public forum Oct. 9 with Federal Election Commission (FEC) Vice Chair Ann Ravel (event details below). The forum will give the public an opportunity to comment directly on the current state of U.S. elections and campaign finance and what they would like American democracy to look like [...]

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In memoriam: John G. (Jack) Weihaupt

Weihaupt

From the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver: John G. (Jack) Weihaupt, professor emeritus at the University of Colorado Denver, died Sept. 15, 2014. He was 84. He came to CU Denver in 1982 as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. After completing his term in that office, he worked in his home [...]

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Schroeppel project wins LoDo Alleys award

Ken Schroeppel, director of Professional Engagement and instructor in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program in the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) at CU Denver, has been recognized for his Denver LoDo Alleys studio project. Planning Project Studio is the MURP program’s advanced studio course that provides graduate urban planning students [...]

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Shop for advice at Dollars & Sense Market

You may need to get on a waiting list to attend some of the talks at Employee Services’ Fall Financial Expos, but you’ll have guaranteed access to key financial resources at the event’s central gathering space: the Dollars & Sense Market. While there’s now a waiting list to attend CU Money Talks at three campus [...]

Faculty Council GLBTI symposium to consider health equity

The University of Colorado Faculty Council GLBTI Committee is sponsoring its third annual symposium to provide a forum for faculty, staff and students at CU to exchange ideas and learn new strategies for inclusiveness throughout the university. Theme of the event, set for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Trivisible Room, Research [...]

Benson: CU Denver, CU Anschutz Medical Campus to gain greater focus from individual chancellors

Benson: CU Denver, CU Anschutz Medical Campus to gain greater focus from individual chancellors

The campuses will remain administratively consolidated, sharing services such as budget and finance, IT, human resources and communication.

Staff Council looks for early jump on policy reviews

In its first meeting of the new academic year, the University of Colorado Staff Council solidified membership for two committees that will focus on university policies and council engagement. Those committee members then discussed goals for the year.

Solomon delivers engaging talk about solving ozone depletion in inaugural Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series

Back in the 1970s, grassroots environmentalism in the United States kick-started the movement against chlorofluorocarbons, leading to “an amazing story of science, people and society” and their capacity to solve a major global problem. That was a message delivered by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Susan Solomon, Ph.D., the inaugural speaker in the Chancellor’s Distinguished [...]

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Douglas named vice chancellor for CU South Denver

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Lisa M. Douglas, associate vice chancellor for budget and finance at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus since 2011, is immediately taking on the role of vice chancellor for CU South Denver, reporting to Jerry Wartgow, CU Denver interim chancellor. Douglas was also recently named chief financial officer (CFO) for CU Denver, [...]

Hai Lin receives Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Hai Lin, associate professor of chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at CU Denver, has been honored with the 2014 Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation selected him as one of seven recipients this year. The award supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty at the [...]

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Dropping names …

Dena Samuels, assistant professor in the UCCS Women’s and Ethnic Studies Program, recently published “The Culturally Inclusive Educator: Preparing for a Multicultural World” (Teachers College Press, New York). The 176-page text examines discrepancies between current educational cultural climate and the need to prepare for a growing multicultural population. … University Veterinarian Jori Leszczynski, director of the Office [...]

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Employee Services sets Fall Financial Expos for October

It’s going to be a very money-minded October for CU employees. Amid the really fun parts of this monthlong financial focus (online quizzes, gift giveaways, etc.) will be a valuable centerpiece: you, face-to-face, with experts who can help you set course on the financial path that meets your needs. Employee Services’ Fall Financial Expos, Oct. [...]

ELP Award Nominations due by 5 p.m. Friday

The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Excellence in Leadership Award until 5 p.m. Friday. Since 2000, this university-sponsored leadership program has graduated 449 university faculty and staff. The award recognizes an ELP alumnus who has shown exemplary leadership at the university in one or more areas: Leadership of organizations, [...]

Record property donation boosts mission at CU South Denver

Record property donation boosts mission at CU South Denver

Valued at $40 million, the gift of The Wildlife Experience facility in Douglas County from Dave and Gail Liniger and their family to CU was announced Sept. 11 at the Board of Regents meeting.

CU Denver sees largest, most diverse undergraduate enrollment ever

The University of Colorado Denver is seeing the largest, most diverse undergraduate enrollment in its history, including the biggest freshman class. This year’s incoming freshmen number 1,354, a 17 percent increase from last year and a 25 percent jump from 2010. The undergraduate class is 9,987, up 3 percent from 2013. At the same time, [...]

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Thomas writes about ‘last great World’s Fair’

David Thomas, CU Denver assistant professor attendant, has written about the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair – what he calls “the last great one” – for a chapter about the aesthetics of fun for a new anthology on World’s Fairs, “Meet Me at the Fair” (Carnegie Mellon University ETC Press, 2014), edited by Laura Hollengreen, [...]

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ELP Award Nominations due Sept. 26

The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Excellence in Leadership Award through Sept. 26. ELP is a university-sponsored leadership program that seeks to develop high-potential individuals as effective leaders. Since 2000, the program has been supported by the Office of the President and has graduated 449 university faculty and staff. [...]

Call for proposals: 13th Annual CU Women Succeeding Symposium

The 13th Annual CU Women Succeeding Professional Development symposium will be Feb. 26-27 at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The Faculty Council Women’s Committee welcomes proposals from the CU community centered on this year’s theme, “Pioneering Women.” The committee is seeking knowledgeable and dynamic proposals that address the interests and concerns of CU women faculty [...]

Request for nominations: 2014 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award

The Women’s Committee of the Faculty Council requests nominations for the 2014 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award. This award 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, [...]

CU earns high marks across the nation, region

CU earns high marks across the nation, region

U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on its measures of academic peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

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Inclusive campuses the theme of 2014 Diversity Summit

Systemwide Diversity Summit

The goals of the summit are to increase attendees’ knowledge about diversity topics and resources, and to enhance their communication skills. The summit is designed for staff and faculty in all roles.

Raves for new Student Commons Building: ‘Cool, modern, super-interactive’

Raves for new Student Commons Building: ‘Cool, modern, super-interactive’

As they cut the ribbon that stretched 1,800 feet around this new campus jewel, University of Colorado Denver students Mitchell Devito and Stephanie Adams extolled the amenities that they’ve already come to love in CU Denver‘s signature building. “It’s cool. It’s very modern, and the classrooms are super-interactive,” said Devito, a junior majoring in international [...]

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Phiel publishes papers, receives honors

Christopher J. Phiel, assistant professor in the CU Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Integrative Biology, recently has had two papers accepted for publication. The first paper is a multi-disciplinary effort by Phiel and Professional Research Assistant Colleen Bartman; student Jennifer Egelston; Raibatak Das; and Xiaojun Ren, chemistry. “A Simple and Efficient [...]

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Huber returns from Fulbright sabbatical

Martin E. Huber, professor of physics at CU Denver, has returned from his Fulbright-funded sabbatical in Israel. While there he worked with colleagues on superconducting quantum interference devices – or SQUIDs – to measure atomic-scale magnetic vortices. Two papers on this work have been submitted to “Nano Letters” and “Nature Physics.” Huber’s collaboration with Professor [...]

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Call for proposals: Fall 2014 President’s Fund for the Humanities grants

The CU System Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to solicit proposals for the fall 2014 President’s Fund for the Humanities (PFH) grants. The PFH was established to preserve a balance in the university’s programs of education and research by giving special attention to the humanities. Proposals might include: seminars in humanistic studies; public programs [...]

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Supplier Showcases conclude 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 began earlier this month in Boulder. The next event is today at UCCS. First-time exhibitors include Instrument [...]

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CAP program offers planning, design to towns in need

CAP program offers planning, design to towns in need

Talented undergraduate and graduate students are matched with small Colorado communities that have special needs they cannot address with local resources and staff.

Researcher finds income, education disparity in reasons for choosing not to vaccinate

Researcher finds income, education disparity in reasons for choosing not to vaccinate

Not all students returning to school will be up to date on their vaccinations. A new study conducted by Jennifer Reich, a researcher at the University of Colorado Denver, shows that the reasons why children may not be fully vaccinated depends on the class privilege of their mothers. According to the National Network for Immunization [...]

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Dropping names …

“A Brighter Future: Improving the Standard of Living Now and for the Next Generation,” edited by Richard Holt, professor, Department of Economics, Southern Oregon University, and Daphne Greenwood, professor, Department of Economics, at UCCS, recently was published by M.E. Sharpe, an Armonk, N.Y., publisher of books and journals in the social sciences and humanities. The [...]

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