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Enrollment gains pave way for growth in budget

2015 Budget

The CU Board of Regents on Tuesday passed an operating budget of $3.55 billion for 2015-16, reflecting expected gains in enrollment and increases in health services revenue and state funding.

Diversity numbers highlight successes, challenges


The University of Colorado’s Boulder, Colorado Springs and Denver campuses have posted impressive gains the past few years in the number of ethnic minority students both enrolled and awarded degrees, the Board of Regents heard Tuesday.

Wellness center fundraising making progress

CU Denver Wellness

As funding sources continue to be explored to reduce the financial burden on students, the CU Board of Regents unanimously approved the program plan for the CU Denver wellness center to be built on the Auraria Campus.

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Regents roundup

A CU-Boulder proposal to change Women and Gender Studies from a program to a department was approved Tuesday by the CU Board of Regents.

Tenure list: June 2015

The Board of Regents on Tuesday approved tenure for 105 faculty members across the system.

Staff Council announces leadership for coming year

New officers were introduced and other business was wrapped up during the University of Colorado Staff Council’s June 18 video conference.

Heath: Ballot initiative might ease strain on state funding of higher ed

Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder

Boulder Sen. Rollie Heath says a ballot initiative in the works for 2016 would take aim at loosening the grip of TABOR spending limitations, which leave higher education especially vulnerable to budget cuts.

New building blocks of human resources on display at July workshops

As the University of Colorado gets ready to roll out upgraded tools and programs that will change the way it pays, manages and hires employees, Employee Services has invited HCM Community members to sneak peeks of the software.

Study: No evidence of negative impacts to children of same-sex couples

Study: No evidence of negative impacts to children of same-sex couples

A new study from the University of Colorado Denver finds that scientists agree that children of same-sex parents experience “no difference” on a range of social and behavioral outcomes compared to children of heterosexual or single parents. The study was le​d by Jimi Adams, an associate professor in the Department of Health and Behavioral Studies [...]

Pollock steps down as chair of CU Health and Welfare Trust


It’s official E. Jill Pollock — 2015 Administrator of the Year Award winner, a champion for the advancement of women in the workplace and a driving force behind the University of Colorado Health and Welfare Trust — has stepped down as chair of the Trust Committee. Pollock was instrumental in implementing CU’s Health and Welfare [...]

Wartgow receives Denver Business Journal Legacy Award

CU Denver Chancellor Jerry Wartgow received a Denver Business Journal Legacy Award on June 18. He joined five other pillars of the community who were honored for significant lifetime achievement in civic and business leadership in Colorado. “I’m deeply honored to receive this award and deeply humbled to be recognized with all of these people [...]

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Dropping names …

Stephen Cucchiara, assistant director, Office of Student Activities at UCCS, recently published “Co-Curricular Participation Drives Adult Student Excellence” in “The Evolllution,” an online newspaper focused on higher education topics. See the article at … Mitch Handelsman, professor of psychology at CU Denver, co-authored a book, “Ethical Dilemmas in Psychotherapy: Positive Approach to Decision Making” (American [...]

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CUSP Challenge highlights best practices across university

CU Shared Practices (CUSP) closed out another successful program year June 12 with the annual CUSP Expo at system administration offices. The expo, which is open to attendees from all campuses, highlighted the top 10 finalists for the 2015 program year. Finalists were a diverse group, united in their dedication to improve business processes and [...]

Registration open for Coleman Conference

Registration is open for the 15th Annual Coleman Institute Conference on Cognitive Disability and Technology, set for Oct. 15 at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield. This year’s theme is “Inequality and the Rights of People With Cognitive Disabilities to Technology and Information Access.” More than two dozen interdisciplinary speakers will present on public policy, [...]

Five questions for John Carson


A decade ago, he won election to the Douglas County Board of Education. Last year, the Highlands Ranch Republican won a seat on the CU Board of Regents. It’s not a stretch to say his high-profile involvement in state public education took root at CU-Boulder.

Five CU researchers named Boettcher Investigators for 2015

Five CU researchers named Boettcher Investigators for 2015

The innovative program in the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards encourages the “best and brightest” in Colorado bioscience and supports significant research to advance knowledge and positively affect human health.

Students make their mark on real-world innovation in annual engineering competition

Members of the CU Denver Motorsports Formula SAE team take their race vehicle for a spin down the North Classroom atrium.

Any nervousness Skyler Saleh had about presenting Team Stratus’s project to a group of judges is long gone. He smiles and launches into the ambitious scope of his team’s robotic navigation system: “We want to make the state-of-the-art robots available to anyone.” Saleh gives an enthusiastic overview of some of the software’s applications — the [...]

Davidson to discuss Everest adventure

“Climbing Everest: The Adventure and Scare of a Lifetime” is the topic of a special speaker event at 5 p.m. June 20 at the Liniger Building at CU South Denver. High-altitude climber and author Jim Davidson was intending to climb Mount Everest in April. While he was on the mountain, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Everest [...]

Run for colon cancer research at Undy 5000

Summertime in Colorado seems to bring a new 5K every weekend. But have you ever heard of a race where you can run in your “undies”? The Undy 5000 offers just that. Help support the University of Colorado Cancer Center’s Colorado Colorectal Cancer Screening Program (CCSP) by joining the team at the Undy 5000 on [...]

Social media tip: Come to terms

Whether posting personally or on behalf of the university, familiarize yourself with the terms of service of any social media platform employed. Facebook: Twitter: LinkedIn: YouTube:  

Scholarship of teaching, learning highlighted at meeting

President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative

The President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative – CU’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program – recently hosted a poster session at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, where researchers discussed projects and heard from CU-Boulder’s Steven Pollock.

Elevate: Gaining efficiencies for CU


The Elevate program is a collaboration between CU system administration and the campuses to enhance how the university does business. It’s all about increasing simplification, standardization and productivity for CU as it upgrades its HR and Finance systems.

Flavorful approaches to technology, education discussed at CU Online Symposium

Mike Pascoe has always been intrigued by the benefits of blending technology and teaching, but admits to taking a shotgun approach. He has used many technology “tools and toys” in instruction, but wasn’t always sure they worked. Now Pascoe, PhD, a senior instructor in physical therapy and cell and developmental biology, will make a quantitative [...]

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CU Connections begins summer publication schedule

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 with today’s issue as we shift to biweekly publication. No new issues are scheduled to appear on the [...]

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’


“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 [...]