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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.

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 [...]

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.

CU Advancement team shows off new offices in Broomfield

CU Foundation shows off new advancement office space in Broomfield

More than 100 visitors last week helped members of the CU Advancement team celebrate their new offices, just south of Broomfield’s Interlocken business park.

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Giving Tuesday establishes strong roots across CU system

Giving Tuesday establishes strong roots across CU system

CU supporters showed just how “UNselfie” they were by joining together on #GivingTuesday Dec. 2 to support their campus through the fund for CU. During this inaugural initiative by the university, the CU system saw a 60 percent increase in total dollars given, as well as a 44 percent increase in total number of gifts, [...]

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Faculty Council hears update on review of retirement plans

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

Finkelstein named first Timmerhaus Teaching Ambassador

Noah Finklestein

Noah Finkelstein, President’s Teaching Scholar and professor of physics at CU-Boulder, recently was chosen as the inaugural Timmerhaus Teaching Ambassador. The Timmerhaus Teaching Ambassador award honors the memory of professor Klaus Timmerhaus, a member of the faculty of chemical and biological engineering at CU-Boulder from 1953 until his retirement in 1995. Timmerhaus received many honors, [...]

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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 [...]

Five questions for Katie Sauer

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Trade-offs. Opportunity costs. The consequences of different decisions and actions. It’s how Katie Sauer has always viewed the world and the reason she believes she was born to be an economist. Today, she is director of Financial Wellness, Education and Research in Employee Services for the CU system.

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DPA’s Nesbitt named VP of Employee and Information Services

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Kathy Nesbitt, most recently executive director of the Department of Personnel and Administration and personnel director for the state of Colorado, is set to join the University of Colorado at the end of this month. She’ll take over for E. Jill Pollock, who has announced a slate of initiatives that she’ll pursue in a new role at CU.

ELP Award winner Rankin uses data to drive leadership

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Patricia Rankin, the associate vice chancellor for research at the University of Colorado Boulder, will be the first to tell you she’s data-driven. She’s a physicist, after all. While Rankin’s drive may be fueled by data, her leadership has yielded major transformations with a human impact.

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.

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.

CU-Boulder’s Rankin receives Excellence in Leadership Award

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Patricia Rankin, associate vice chancellor for research at the University of Colorado Boulder, on Friday received the annual Excellence in Leadership Award, given by the systemwide Excellence in Leadership Program.

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.

CU mobilizes for #GivingTuesday on Dec. 2

On Tuesday, Dec. 2, the University of Colorado is joining a new global effort called #GivingTuesday to promote philanthropy by encouraging CU alumni, faculty, staff, parents, students and friends to make gifts to the university in whichever ways are most meaningful to them.

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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.

Faculty invited to apply for Boettcher Investigator status

Faculty invited to apply for Boettcher Investigator status

The program supports early career investigators whose research has a direct impact on human health.

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 [...]

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. Next week’s issue, Nov. 20, is the last to appear before the Thanksgiving break; deadline for submissions is noon Friday, Nov. 14. Deadline submission for the Thursday, Dec. 4, issue is noon Wednesday, Nov. 26. The final [...]

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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.