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More than $861 million awarded to University of Colorado for sponsored research

CU receives $861 million in sponsored research funding

Based on preliminary figures, the investment in exploration taking place at CU campuses during the most recent fiscal year represents a stunning jump of 11.7 percent over the previous year’s total.

Marcy Benson a tireless advocate for Anschutz Medical Campus

Marcy Benson a tireless advocate for Anschutz Medical Campus

Perhaps the most relentless advocate, and prodigious fundraiser, at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is someone who doesn’t even work there.

Sweet named vice chancellor and managing senior associate legal counsel

Charles V. “Charlie” Sweet has been named vice chancellor and managing senior associate university counsel for the CU-Boulder campus, effective Sept. 1. Sweet has long ties to the University of Colorado system, having served as vice president and university counsel for the CU system from 1994 to 2007. Before that, from 1988 to 1994, he [...]

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My New Weigh presenting free info sessions

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 [...]

Call for nominations: President’s Employee of the Year

The President’s Employee of the Year Award will be presented to one system administration employee in recognition and appreciation of exceptional job performance. An award of $1,000 (subject to payroll taxes) will be presented to the chosen employee at a recognition reception, on Oct. 28, hosted by System Staff Council. All system administration classified or university [...]

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In memoriam: Jim Carrigan, former regent

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Jim R. Carrigan – a former U.S. Federal District Court Judge and Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, as well as a former member of the CU Board of Regents – died Aug. 15, 2014, in his Boulder home surrounded by his devoted wife, Beverly and his loving family. He was 84. Jim was born [...]

Laura Hansen Dean joins university as chief of Gift Planning

“Laura’s experience, savvy and service-oriented approach will be a great asset for us as we continue to evolve our centralized Advancement operation,” says Johnnie Ray, CU’s vice president of advancement. “CU’s development teams on all four campuses can look forward to outstanding insights and efforts from her.”

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CU Connections resumes weekly publication

With today’s issue, CU Connections resumes its regular weekly publication schedule for the new academic year. A new edition appears each Thursday morning throughout the year. For part of the summer, new editions appear every other week. Connections will not publish new issues on Nov. 27 (Thanksgiving), Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, 2015. Deadline for [...]

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Changes to 15 system policies take effect this month

Fifteen system policy changes

The Office of Policy and Efficiency (OPE) has announced changes to 15 administrative policy statements (APS) from the areas of academic affairs, administration and general, fiscal, information technology and human resources – including three policy rescissions, nine policy revisions and three new policies.

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Tech challenges, opportunities come into focus at COLTT Conference

Technology has the potential to transform teaching, creating new models for collaborative learning and increasing access to educational opportunities locally and globally. The CU community is invited to take part in the dialogue on technology’s transformative power and its role in higher education at the Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) conference, one of [...]

Two-step authorization protects employee information

The University of Colorado Office of Employee Services debuted multi-factor authentication in the CU Resources section of the portal on July 18 to improve protection of stored personal faculty and staff information. With the upgrade, the ability to access W-2 and update direct deposit information was re-enabled. It now takes a password and a phone [...]

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Five questions for Kathleen Bollard

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As the president’s liaison between system administration and the campuses’ faculty, her skillful communication is among the traits that helped her recently earn the Faculty Council’s Leadership in Public Higher Education Award.

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COLTT readies event app for 2014 conference

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The Zerista app will give COLTT attendees the ability to build a custom schedule, search and sort directories of attendees and speakers, engage in social media discussions and direct messaging, and much more.

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Weight Watchers at Work: No judging here

No judging at Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers at Work Meetings Monthly pass + meetings: $17.17 a month Online subscription (no meetings): $7.57 a month Weight Watchers at Work Meetings are open to campuses with at least eight monthly pass holders who commit to regularly attending. If attendance drops below this point, the meetings will be closed. To view your campus’s [...]

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Board approves $3.28 billion operating budget

CU’s contribution to financial aid is greater than the state’s collective financial aid contributions to all higher education institutions.

Social Climate Survey shows many positives, some room for improvement

The University of Colorado has a tolerant, respectful social climate, according to a recent systemwide survey requested by the Board of Regents.

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Board encouraged by diversity strides at CU

The University of Colorado Denver reported to the CU Board of Regents at its June meeting that more than half of its new resident freshmen are a racial/ethnic minority: CU Denver is at 51 percent, UCCS 36 percent and CU-Boulder 29 percent.

Regents roundup

New CU-Boulder college approved, capital construction projects move forward, vice president of advancement named, new chair and vice chair elected, more.

Sharing of better business practices on display at annual expo

CUSP awards

CU Shared Practices (CUSP) held its fourth annual Expo and Awards Ceremony June 13 at 1800 Grant St.

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CU to review retirement plans

CU to review retirement plans

Employee Services is undertaking a study to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the 401(a) and 403(b) savings plans, which have not been extensively reviewed in more than 20 years.

Employee feedback helps improve Benefits Enrollment tool

Employee feedback helps improve Benefits Enrollment tool

Work is underway to develop CU’s Benefits Enrollment tool for year-round use, which will accommodate employees with major life events.

Board of Regents meeting coverage

CU Connections will be updated with meeting coverage through the end of this week.

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Update: Social climate survey shows many positives, some room for improvement

The University of Colorado has a tolerant, respectful social climate, according to a recent systemwide survey requested by the Board of Regents, though some areas present opportunities for improvement.

Kutner named chief medical officer of UCH

Jean Kutner, head of the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Division of General Internal Medicine, will become University Hospital’s first chief medical officer beginning July 1. Kutner is a nationally recognized leader in geriatric medicine and palliative care and co-chairs the Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC) Group, a National Institutes of Health-funded consortium that [...]

Board approves $3.28 billion operating budget

The CU Board of Regents on Friday approved a $3.28 billion operating budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year (FY); CU’s operating budget for the 2013-14 FY was $3.04 billion.

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Lee honored for leadership

Terry Lee, assistant vice president and chief risk officer for the University of Colorado system, recently received the RMI Leadership Award, an honor that is given to an individual who has been instrumental in the success of the Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) Program. Lee, who has been associated with the RMI Program from its [...]

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Update your phone numbers in my.cu.edu before security upgrade

More than 17,500 University of Colorado faculty and staff have verified their phone numbers using the pop-up window in the CU Resources area of my.cu.edu. The university is asking employees who haven’t yet done so to update their information as soon as possible. Later this summer, the university will roll out Duo Security’s multi-factor authentication [...]

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Garage plan gets mixed reviews from regents committee

CU-Boulder underground parking garage plan

The $24.8 million project was advanced by the committee to the full board, along with all other capital projects proposed by all the campuses in their two-year and five-year plans. Regents will consider the proposals at the board’s June 26-27 meeting at CU Denver.

Bollard continuing as VP for academic affairs

Kathleen Bollard will remain as the vice president for academic affairs in system administration after President Bruce Benson asked her to take on a modified role rather than return to teaching and research full time, which she originally planned.

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Advancement structure undergoing changes as vice president departs

The evolution of CU’s fundraising operations continued this month with changes to reporting structure at campuses and system administration, as well as the departure of the vice president for advancement.

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