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Art show returns to Health Sciences Library

Art show returns to Health Sciences Library

The talent on the CU Denver and Anschutz Medical campuses stretches beyond academics.A new exhibit at the Health Sciences Library showcases the creative endeavors of faculty, staff and students.

When gas prices go up, which communities do best?

When gas prices go up, which communities do best?

Researchers at CU Denver studying how the region would react to a sudden spike in gas prices, found those living closest to their work, in areas with more compact street networks and better multi-modal infrastructure, would be more resilient than others.

New education center connects researchers, educators

Imagine a third-grade teacher in Davenport, Iowa, struggling to teach fractions to a class of students with academic challenges. Now imagine a researcher in Denver, Colorado, who has just published a two-year study of effective ways to teach fractions to special-needs students. Traditionally, those two individuals—one with need for real-world assistance and the other with [...]

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Komara selected for residency in France

Ann Komara, associate professor and chair of Landscape Architecture, College of Architecture and Planning at CU Denver, has been awarded a residency fellowship by the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France. She will be in residence Jan. 28 through Feb. 28 at the foundation’s campus in the south of France, facing the Mediterranean Sea, amid the [...]

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Be Colorado biometric health screenings begin in February

Many times, knowing what’s going on with your health is half the battle. Doing, on the other hand, is what leads to real health changes. Yet it takes only a few minutes to set an appointment for screenings that could make a big difference in how you manage your health. Register today for your free [...]

Construction, maintenance goals outlined for state legislators

CU leaders on capital construction priorities

University of Colorado leaders on Tuesday made their case for construction, renovation and maintenance needs across the system during an annual presentation to the state’s Capital Development Committee.

CU’s online education initiative continues forward progress

CU's online education initiative continues forward progress

The University of Colorado’s effort to advance its coordinated online education initiative took another step forward at the Board of Regents retreat in Silverthorne last week, when the board gave the four campus chancellors the green light to further develop the initiative, with an eye on a fall launch.

Financial wellness could be habit-forming

Financial wellness could be habit-forming

Visitors to the Healthy Financial Habits website can tackle everything from creating a well-organized financial filing system to taking stock of present and future financial needs.

Risk Management and Insurance Program fills urgent workforce need

Risk Management and Insurance Program fills urgent workforce need

Angela Carey has a problem that is the envy of most university students: She already works in her field. In fact, by working full time, she has made the decision to spread her last three classes over two semesters. Carey expects to graduate in December 2015, when she’ll ramp up even further into one of [...]

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Bianco receives grant for ‘Pathway2Teaching’

Margarita Bianco

Margarita Bianco, associate professor of Special Education in the School of Education and Human Development at CU Denver, has won a 2014-2015 Diversity and Excellence Grant for her proposal “A Pathway2Teaching for Native American Youth.” The initiative intends to increase the number of American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) in the education profession. According to [...]

Friedson awarded prize for tax journal publication

Andrew Friedson, assistant professor of economics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, was awarded the prestigious Richard Musgrave Prize by the National Tax Association at their annual meeting in November. The Musgrave prize is awarded to the most outstanding paper published in the National Tax Journal each year. Friedson’s winning [...]

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Archaeologist to share discoveries at CU-Boulder

Apachean languages, including Navajo, are today among the most widespread native languages in the United States, but the origin of Apachean-speaking communities has been shrouded in mystery — until now. Jack Ives, executive director of the Institute of Prairie Archaeology and Landrex Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alberta, will give a public [...]

Regents sworn in at CU Denver


The CU Board of Regents on Wednesday officially welcomed two new members and one returning member as the three recently elected representatives took their oaths of office during a ceremony at CU Denver’s Student Commons Building.

Results of retirement vendor study expected this month

University of Colorado Staff Council members received a variety of updates during their final meeting of 2014, conducted via video conference on Dec. 18.

Legislative session brings new opportunities, challenges for CU

The 70th Colorado General Assembly convened on Wednesday, the launch of a 120-day session that will see a new group of lawmakers consider budget requests and changes to laws that directly affect the University of Colorado and higher education across the state.

CU doctor details steps to successful weight loss

CU doctor details steps to successful weight loss

For long-term weight loss success, dieters are encouraged to identify their personal “why” for losing weight, focus on positive aspects of weight loss, create a supportive environment and develop new habits to make healthy decisions.

Architecture students design homes for disabled and service animals

University of Colorado Denver architecture students are learning to design homes with disabled veterans and their service dogs in mind. Students in the Master of Architecture program in the College of Architecture and Planning spent the fall semester designing innovative, energy efficient residences to accommodate disabled veterans and their service dogs working collaboratively on daily [...]

Obituary: Gary Stern

CU Denver colleagues are remembering Emeritus Psychology Professor Gary Stern, who died Dec. 31, 2014, at his home in Littleton. He was 75. Stern joined CU in 1969 when the Denver location as an extension division. He was an early advocate for CU Denver attaining status as a campus in the CU system, and he [...]

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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 Ronald D. Engler, 87, classified staff retiree. Nov. 19, 2014. Magdalene J. Romano, 96, classified staff retiree. Dec. 12, 2014. UCCS Robert S. Dotson, 36, classified staff. Dec. 8, 2014. CU Denver Phyllis W. [...]

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Staff Council seeks nominations for Service Excellence Awards

Nominations for the annual Service Excellence Awards – which honor classified and university staff employees who have provided outstanding and sustained volunteer service to their campus, community and the university – are being accepted by the University of Colorado Staff Council. Deadline for nominations is Jan. 30. The Service Excellence Award is presented to a [...]

Deadline extended for Gee Award nominations

The Women’s Committee of the Faculty Council requests nominations for the 2014 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award, which carries a $1,000 prize. The recipient presents his/her scholarly work during the Gee Memorial Award Lecture at the annual CU Women Succeeding Professional Development Symposium on Feb. 27. The nomination deadline has been extended to Jan. [...]

Cohn named new deputy chief of police at CU Denver


Jeffrey Cohn – an experienced law enforcement professional who has worked in a variety of areas including patrol operations, investigations and community programs – has been named the new deputy chief of police for the University of Colorado Denver Police Department. He served for more than 25 years with the city of Lakewood Police Department. [...]

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CU Denver researcher’s work making tracks for Moab museum

CU Denver researcher’s work making tracks for Moab museum

Just as he did during a 30-year career at CU Denver, dinosaur footprints expert Martin Lockley, Ph.D., is leaving his imprint on the moon-like landscape of eastern Utah.

Search committee for CU Denver chancellor announced

The committee consists of CU-Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano and 19 others chosen from several constituencies at CU Denver, elsewhere across CU and the business, nonprofit and education communities beyond the university.

Bringing the past into class: Photo re-creation meets the original American girl

Bringing the past into class: Photo re-creation meets the original American girl

It could almost be the original famous photograph—people standing on either side of the street, ogling, leering, whistling, while a single person walks down the sidewalk, head held high. Only instead of an American girl walking down the street, it’s an American boy, and instead of Italians from 1951, it’s a group of CU Denver [...]

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Six non-tenure-track faculty receive grants

Six grants for $500 each provided through the Office of the Provost recently were awarded by the CU Denver Association of Lecturers and Instructors (UCDALI). Recipients of the Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Professional Development grants for fall 2014 are: Stacy Barton, instructor, College of Arts and Media, who will continue work on her feature-length film Red Pearl, [...]

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Holiday party food gets a healthy recipe rehab from CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

The University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora is home to the brand new Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp transformation weight loss program. The first sessions in October were a sell-out and 2015 boot camps will be held in March, June and July. Bistro Elaia provides [...]

Dropping names …

A team led by Jeffrey Stansbury, senior associate dean for research, vice chair of craniofacial biology at the School of Dental Medicine professor of chemical and biological engineering at CU-Boulder, has received a patent for a photopolymerization process that extends polymer formation beyond the temporal and spatial reach of the curing light. Stansbury said this technique [...]

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Publication note: No Connections on Christmas, New Year’s

CU Connections will not publish new issues on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Today’s issue is the last to appear before the holidays. Connections returns after the winter break on Thursday, Jan. 8; deadline for submissions is noon Monday, Jan. 5. During the holiday break, the website will be updated with news should events [...]

Principles of ethical conduct spotlighted on new CU Web page

Principles of ethical conduct

A new Web page on the CU Board of Regents’ website provides easy access to the university’s Principles of Ethical Behavior, a regent law that makes members of the university community responsible for understanding and upholding the highest standards of legal and ethical conduct.