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CU a leader in MOOC education

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Since introducing massive open online courses (MOOCs) through a partnership with Coursera in 2013, the University of Colorado has received national recognition as a leader in MOOC education and kudos from learners across the globe. This fall, CU offered eight courses; courses overall have reached more than 407,000 participants.

Staff Council to study professional development at CU and beyond

Staff Council to study professional development at CU and beyond

University of Colorado Staff Council members will begin to research professional development options provided by the university while also looking at what other institutions around the nation offer as a comparison.

Chancellors stand united for furthering online education

At the board’s meeting Wednesday at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, CU’s four campus chancellors stood together before the regents – possibly a first – to revisit online education and report on definitive steps that would bring a collaborative online education program to fruition.

World-renowned education scholar Rinaldi shares insights with campus community

World-renowned education scholar Rinaldi shares insights with campus community

Dean Rebecca Kantor and the School of Education & Human Development recently hosted a two-week visit by world-renowned education scholar Carlina Rinaldi,  president of Reggio Children and a professor at the University of Reggio Emilia and  the University of Modena, Italy. Rinaldi gave talks to a range of audiences—from CU Denver students, faculty and staff [...]

Gannon returns as director in Office of Grants and Contracts

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Amy Gannon is the new director in the Office of Grants and Contracts (OCG) based at Anschutz Medical Campus. Prior to her new position, Gannon was the director of Procurement Systems and Payable  Services at the CU System – work she started in 2010. Before that, Gannon worked with the health sciences programs for 10 [...]

Mansour, McKinnish publish on economics of age gaps and marriage

Men and women who are married to spouses of similar ages are smarter, more successful and more attractive compared to couples with larger age gaps, according to a paper from CU Denver Economics Assistant Professor Hani Mansour and co-author Terra McKinnish, associate professor of Economics at CU-Boulder. “Who Marries Differently Aged Spouses? Ability, Education, Occupation, [...]

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Dropping names …

At UCCS in October, 10 people accepted non-teaching positions. They are: Michael Bigelow, senior executive, clinical activities; Kevin George, success coach, Office of Student Retention and First Year Experience; Stephen Gurian, police officer, police department; Katie Kopp, clinical dissemination specialist, Trauma, Health and Hazards Center; Jillian Mathena, lead teacher, Family Development Center; Sarah Mensch, program [...]

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Dodge a taxing 2015 by heeding year-end reminders

Avoid the stress of searching for missing tax documents this April; verify your personal information within the employee portal today. Starting this month, when you log in to the portal at my.cu.edu, a pop-up message will urge you to verify the mailing address CU has on file for you. By confirming your address (within the [...]

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

CU Connections will not publish new issues on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 27), Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Today’s issue is the last to appear before the Thanksgiving break. Deadline for submissions for the Thursday, Dec. 4, issue is noon Wednesday, Nov. 26. The final new issue before the winter holiday break will appear Thursday, [...]

Global picture, personal stories in focus at GLBTI Symposium

Global picture, personal stories in focus at GLBTI Symposium

The Faculty Council GLBTI (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues) Committee’s third annual symposium brought together about 100 faculty, staff and students from across the system to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus for a half-day discussion focused on health equity at CU.

Veterans Day Ceremony recognizes service members for their duty, selfless service and integrity

Veterans Day Ceremony recognizes service members for their duty, selfless service and integrity

A Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Tuesday in Tivoli Turnhalle paid homage to the duty, service and integrity of our military veterans, and particularly the many student veterans who enrich the university community each day with those characteristics. The ceremony traditionally takes place outdoors on the Tivoli Commons but was moved indoors due to the frigid [...]

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Brennan to exhibit photos at Smithsonian

The works of Joann Brennan – a photographic artist, professor and associate dean in the College of Arts and Media at CU Denver – hang in many museums and galleries. The latest exhibition to include her images runs through Feb. 22, 2015, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. “The Singing and the [...]

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Flu shots still available to CU Health Plan participants

Flu season has begun, and while the event period for workplace flu shot clinics provided by Be Colorado has ended, CU Health Plan participants still have many options. The primary member and their enrolled spouse and/or dependents still have opportunities to receive flu shots through their medical health plan benefit. Learn more now to determine specific flu shot benefits [...]

Griego re-elected; Carson, Shoemaker set to join Board of Regents

Griego re-elected; Carson, Shoemaker set to join Board of Regents

Voters in three of Colorado’s congressional districts on Tuesday chose their representatives to the University of Colorado Board of Regents.

CU South Denver aims for collaboration among four campuses

Record property donation boosts mission at CU South Denver

Leadership at the new CU South Denver is working with faculty at the four CU campuses to determine academic programming that best serves the surrounding community.

CU Denver advertising campaign soars through DIA

CU Denver advertising campaign soars through DIA

The large scale of CU Denver’s ‘Learn with Purpose’ installation at Denver International Airport, including wall and 50-yard-long floor signage, is a first for the airport. CU Denver’s “Learn with Purpose” campaign is lifting off to new heights. Beginning this month, big and bold signage emblazoned with “CU Denver” and “Learn With Purpose” as well [...]

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Yeatman publishes research on health, families in Malawi

Sara Yeatman, assistant professor of Health and Behavioral Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, has recently published two articles regarding research in Malawi. Published last month, the first paper, “Popular moralities and institutional rationalities in Malawi’s struggle against AIDS,” appears in “Population and Development Review.” Yeatman and colleagues compare the discourse [...]

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Cook celebrates multiple awards for film

A short film produced by 14 College of Arts and Media (CAM) students in the Senior Production capstone studio classes last year at the CU Denver Digital Animation Center (DAC) has become a big hit on the awards circuit. Howard Cook, DAC director, reports that so far, the film, “I Need My Monster,” has been [...]

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Dropping names …

Hamilton Bean, associate professor in Communication, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, delivered invited remarks at the “Dialogue on International Educational Exchange and the Promotion of Peace, Development, and Intercultural Understanding” conference at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, on Sept 26. The conference was hosted by the Turkish Fulbright Commission, the Hollings [...]

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Inclusiveness stressed at ‘homegrown’ Diversity Summit

Diversity Summit

Touted as a “homemade, homegrown event” by CU Denver Associate Vice Chancellor Brenda J. Allen, the University of Colorado Diversity Summit drew more than 500 faculty and staff for a daylong program of workshops and presentations.

Innovative CAP dual degree program lets students see world through landscape lens

Innovative CAP dual degree program lets students see world through landscape lens

When Lisa Sabella enrolled in the graduate landscape architecture program at CU Denver, she never imagined being able to keep her academic and career goals on track—even enhanced—while enjoying a profound Chinese adventure. She got excited when, in her first year in the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP), a new dual degree program was [...]

Lanning assumes new advocacy role as outreach liaison

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John Lanning has been appointed outreach liaison to the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) for CU Denver. In this advocacy role, Lanning is the liaison for Statewide Articulation Agreements and will work to update and maintain campus-specific Transfer Guides. As chair of the CU Denver Remediation Committee, Lanning also will be responsible for updating [...]

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Dropping names …

      A team from the CU Denver School of Education and Human Development (SEHD), led by counseling faculty member Farah Ibrahim, shared information at the Rocky Mountain Association of Counselor Education and Supervision in Wyoming. Ibrahim, who submitted the topic proposal, was joined for the presentation by SEHD colleagues Edward Cannon, Diane Estrada, [...]

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Reminder: Proposals for CU Women Succeeding due Friday

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 [...]

Study of retirement plan vendors nears completion

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Deserae Frisk, chair of the University of Colorado Staff Council, gave members an update on the project during the governance group’s regular monthly meeting Oct. 16 at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

CU Denver study exposes bias in transportation system design

America’s streets are designed and evaluated with a an inherent bias toward the needs of motor vehicles, ignoring those of bicyclists, pedestrians, and public transit users, according to a new study co-authored by Wesley Marshall of the University of Colorado Denver. “The most common way to measure transportation performance is with the level-of-service standard,” said [...]

Groups awarded new patents

Two new patents have been awarded to two groups of researchers from CU Anschutz, CU Denver and CU-Boulder. One patent is for improved shape memory polymers, a “smart material” used in many next-generation implantable medical devices. The inventors on the patent are Christopher Bowman, CU-Boulder, chemical and biological engineering; Robin Shandas, CU Denver, bioengineering, and [...]

Mini-School for Public Affairs and Public Health underway

CU Denver faculty have launched the Mini-School for Public Affairs and Public Health, one of four new Mini-Schools that the CU Denver |Anschutz Graduate School initiated in the last two years. They’re modeled after the Mini-Med School that was established 25 years ago. While the previous Mini-Schools on STEM (two), humanities, and arts and architecture [...]

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Mann to speak at event commemorating Sand Creek Massacre

Henrietta Mann, Ph.D., president of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College, will speak at “Sweet Medicine: The Waters Still Flow,” an event at CU Denver commemorating the 150th anniversary of Colorado’s Sand Creek Massacre. All CU faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the free event, set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. [...]

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Formation of search committee precedes search for CU Denver chancellor

CU President Bruce Benson later this month plans to launch a national search for a permanent, full-time chancellor of CU Denver, a process that includes the formation of a search committee.

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