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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.

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 [...]

Shoemaker to faculty: We won’t always agree, but let’s work together

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Regent Linda Shoemaker made her first appearance before the Faculty Council last week, speaking and taking questions during the group’s last meeting of the academic year.

CU Denver chancellor search to continue

CU Denver chancellor search to continue

CU President Bruce Benson said Wednesday that the recently concluded search process “did not produce a candidate with the vast support necessary to lead CU Denver into the future.”

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CU reaches settlement with tenured professor in contested dismissal

CU has reached a legal settlement with David Barnett, an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at CU-Boulder, which results in him leaving the campus.

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CU’s work in online financials takes national spotlight

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The University’s Annual Financial Report and Illustrated Guide were in the spotlight at the recent National Association of College and University Business Officers Higher Education Accounting Forum in San Francisco.

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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 [...]

Social media tip: Don’t feed the troll

Don’t feed the troll! When using social media, never engage in arguments or negative dialogue when someone disagrees with your post. If you are able to reach out to your critic in a positive way, you might find a compromise and/or make a new friend.  

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Plan comparison tool helps simplify medical plan choices

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Side-by-side explanations of CU’s four health plans will help employees make their choices. Open Enrollment closes at 5 p.m. Monday.

Law firm commits $500,000 to be split between CU, DU law schools

Law firm commits $500,000 to be split between CU, DU law schools

Each school will use its gift — the single largest from a law firm in the history of both universities — to create an endowed fellowship program.

Boettcher grants $175,000 to UCCS arts complex construction

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The Ent Center for the Arts will be a five-venue facility representing a partnership among the university, six community arts partners and three local school districts.

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Funding opportunity: Call for PTLC Faculty Researchers

Applications for the 2015-2016 cohort of President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative (PTLC) Faculty Researchers are now being accepted. Central to the work of the PTLC is creating and publishing scholarship in teaching and learning that contributes both to theory and effective teaching practice in and across disciplines. To this end, each Faculty Researcher designs and [...]

Join CU’s Black and Bold Wave at Bolder Boulder

From the Bolder Boulder: University of Colorado fans, you get the opportunity to run the BolderBOULDER with your favorite CU coaches, spirit squad, and the fastest buffalo around… Chip! When registering, select “Run with the Buffs in the Black and Bold Wave” as your preferred running type. Waves do fill-up, and this one will fill-up fast. Register today- www.bolderboulder.com [...]

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Five questions for Peggy Jobe

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Last week, she was honored by Faculty Council, which recognized her with the Distinguished Service Award for her service to the university over the years.

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Faculty Council chooses new leadership team for coming year

Faculty Council chooses new leadership team for coming year

Faculty Council last week elected new leadership for the next academic year and honored one of its members with the annual Distinguished Service Award.

Herrera’s creativity, volunteerism garner Chase Faculty Community Service Award

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Andrea Herrera, professor and director of the Women’s and Ethnic Studies (WEST) Program at UCCS, is the 2014-15 recipient of the Chase Faculty Community Service Award.

President’s Diversity Awards honor faculty, staff, students

The awards recognize significant achievements of individuals and academic or administrative units in developing a more culturally diverse, compassionate university community reflective of inclusive excellence.

Budget in the books

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Gov. John Hickenlooper last week signed the state’s budget for 2015-16, which includes a $17 million increase for the University of Colorado.

Know how to navigate benefits enrollment in the portal

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With Open Enrollment in full swing, many CU employees have learned all about plan changes and made health care decisions. Now, all that’s left to do is enroll by May 11.

Tallman named to board of Colorado BioScience Association

Kate Tallman, associate vice president of the CU Technology Transfer Office, has been appointed a member of the board of the Colorado BioScience Association. Board members commit to a three-year term and work in partnership with CBSA staff to support the growth of Colorado’s more than 600 bioscience companies. Tallman has responsibility for intellectual property [...]

President Benson’s town hall series closes next week

CU President Bruce Benson is winding down a spring slate of Town Hall meetings, where faculty and staff at all four campuses and system administration have been invited to hear an update on the university. Having appeared at CU-Boulder Wednesday, Benson has just one stop left, to speak before system administration staff next week. During [...]

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Two CU-Boulder faculty join ranks of President’s Teaching Scholars

Two CU-Boulder faculty join ranks of President’s Teaching Scholars

Roseanna Neupauer and Valerie Otero excel at teaching, scholarship, research.

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Regents won’t divest; call for report on options for future investment

The vote came about after months of activism by students, faculty and others who have appeared before the board at its meetings and asked that the university move toward an investment portfolio absent of any and all funds tied to the fossil fuel energy industry.

CU moves to improve data management

The impetus for the project was the need for a more effective advising system on the Boulder campus and the November phase-out of the product now used in the systemwide eComm program (how the university sends mass emails, hosts alumni communities and manages most events).

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Regents roundup

Four new degrees earned the approval of the Board of Regents during its regular meeting Friday at the CU Denver Student Commons Building on the Auraria Campus.

Grants totaling $18 million bring new names to Depression Center, Beth-El College

Gifts of $10 million and $8 million will boost the CU Depression Center at CU Anschutz and UCCS’ Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, new names for which will honor the family and legacy of Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson.

CU Health Plan rates increase modestly during Open Enrollment

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The overall cost of CU’s 2015-16 benefits plans will increase an average of 5.6 percent, down from last year’s 7.8 percent increase.

Nesbitt chosen for Alumni Hall of Fame at Southern University Law Center

Kathy Nesbitt, vice president of employee and information services, was inducted into the Southern University Law Center’s Alumni Hall of Fame during the center’s annual Alumni and Friends Round-Up on April 11 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Nesbitt, a 1996 graduate of the law center, and seven other graduates were honored for their distinguished careers. Before [...]

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Cash in on financial wellness tools during Smart Money week

Money Smart Week, which continues through Saturday, is an opportunity for faculty and staff to reflect on their personal finances following tax season. Started by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002 and designed to raise financial awareness, the week is an opportunity to build financial literacy. Communities around Colorado offer events to increase [...]