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Cohn named new deputy chief of police at CU Denver

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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.

Faculty Council hears update on review of retirement plans

CU’s first review of retirement offerings in 20 years is nearing a conclusion.

Romero Troupe’s political theater starts in the classroom

Romero Troupe's political theater starts in the classroom

Outside his Immigration Politics class, senior instructor James Walsh, Ph.D., stands in a huddle with five of his students and hands one of them an extraterrestrial mask—a last-minute prop for the play they are about to perform. “Is everyone OK?” Walsh asks his students. They nod. “We had fun practicing,” he says. “Now let’s have [...]

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Buszek invited to teach at national humanities institute

Maria Elena Buszek, professor of art history at the College of Arts and Media Associate at CU Denver, has been invited to join a group of international scholars in Philadelphia this summer to teach a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) summer institute on the history of modern design. The institute, aimed at teaching college [...]

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Dropping names …

Sara Qualls, Kraemer Family Professor of Aging, Department of Psychology at UCCS, will receive the Distinguished Pioneer in Aging Award today at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Colorado Gerontological Society. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate originality and ingenuity in addressing the needs of Colorado seniors. Individuals who have made significant advances at the [...]

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Remind student employees to verify mailing addresses before break

As student employees think less about hitting deadlines and more about finding cheap flights home for the holidays, Employee Services is challenging you to catch students’ attention and remind them to update their mailing addresses before taking off this month. The hook? If CU has an incorrect mailing address on file, it won’t be able [...]

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

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

Regents hear latest on program prioritization efforts

Leaders at the University of Colorado Denver last month were the latest to present findings of program prioritization to the CU Board of Regents, which also heard updates on the process from the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

More financial aid, student accountability help contain student debt

Financial Aid

Board of Regents hears how, in the past decade, the state’s investment in financial aid has seen a slight gain, while institutional aid at CU has more than doubled. Plus: Roundup of other news from the recent regents meeting.

Ten ways to keep from being fleeced online: Expert at CU Denver offers tips

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As the holiday shopping season gets underway, the importance of avoiding hackers, phishing scams and phony websites while buying online becomes increasingly important. University of Colorado Denver  cyber security expert Jason Lewis, Ph.D., a computer science instructor, has put together a list of 10 ways to stay safe while shopping online this season. Remember: If [...]

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Otañez at international conference on tobacco control

Marty Otañez, assistant professor of anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences CU Denver, recently returned from Moscow where he participated in the World Health Organization (WHO) conference on tobacco control. He attended as a representative of the Framework Convention Alliance, a group of nearly 500 non-government organizations from more than 100 countries. As a [...]

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Zamosc-Regueros presents research on Nietzsche

Gabriel Zamosc-Regueros, assistant professor of philosophy, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at CU Denver, recently presented his latest paper on the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche at the 20th International Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society in Birmingham, UK. “Zarathustra’s Whisper: On the Warring Love that Leads to Pregnancy” is Zamosc-Regueros’ paper based on Nietzsche’s [...]

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Darnell mentors high school students

Leo Darnell, assistant dean of Academic Services and Extended Studies, College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) at CU Denver, has been named to the board of directors for the ACE Mentor Program of Colorado. Founded in 1994, ACE (Architecture Construction Engineering) is a national program that facilitates mentoring for high school students to inspire them [...]

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CU helps you ditch the paper for (at least part of the) tax season

Here’s the great thing about all the year-end, tax-related tasks CU requires you to complete: You can accomplish most (if not all) of them online without wasting a shred of paper. The university is asking employees to verify their mailing addresses and names so staff can quickly and easily mail W-2 tax forms. CU also [...]

Boettcher Investigator eligibility deadline is Dec. 15

The University of Colorado and the Boettcher Foundation have announced the 2015 Boettcher Foundation Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program. The program supports early career investigators whose research has a direct impact on human health. The grants are intended to fund translational research that advances a discovery closer to clinical applications and which will improve the [...]

Free info session precedes next My New Weigh class

Have you tried everything to lose weight, only to regain? Are you ready for a new way? Discover My New Weigh, medically supervised weight management, available at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Specifically designed for those needing to lose at least 30 pounds or those with health issues related to their weight, this [...]

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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