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Record property donation boosts mission at CU South Denver

Record property donation boosts mission at CU South Denver

Valued at $40 million, the gift of The Wildlife Experience facility in Douglas County from Dave and Gail Liniger and their family to CU was announced Sept. 11 at the Board of Regents meeting.

Steps underway to better ensure safety, inclusion, Title IX compliance

Regents Title IV

Valerie Simons, CU-Boulder’s new director of institutional equity and compliance and Title IX coordinator, last week updated the regents on crucial steps that have been taken to better provide a safe and inclusive environment on campus.

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Regents approve 12 new media, communication, information programs at CU-Boulder

Regents approve 12 new media, communication, information programs at CU-Boulder

Members of the board praised the new college and degree programs at the College of Media, Communication and Information as having the potential to set a standard in communication education.

Regents roundup: September 2014

The board recognized two faculty members during last week’s meeting at the University Memorial Center on the CU-Boulder campus.

Tenure list: September 2014

At its meeting Sept. 11 at the University Memorial Center on the CU-Boulder campus, the CU Board of Regents approved one appointment with tenure.

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Be Colorado launches ‘Brussels + Muscles’

Be Colorado launches ‘Brussels + Muscles’

The no-cost program is available to CU Health Plan participants and their children ages 5-11, regardless of whether the children are claimed as insurance plan dependents.

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Faculty, staff input sought at CCHE meetings on higher education funding

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education is developing a new base funding formula for allocating state general fund dollars among public institutions of higher education.

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Dropping names …

Angela Sauaia, a professor at the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH), has published a new book “The Quest for Health Equity.”  In the book, Sauaia lays out a roadmap to address health disparities. Sauaia said she wrote the book to gather information together in one place with solutions based on scientific evidence and critical [...]

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ELP Award Nominations due Sept. 26

The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Excellence in Leadership Award through Sept. 26. ELP is a university-sponsored leadership program that seeks to develop high-potential individuals as effective leaders. Since 2000, the program has been supported by the Office of the President and has graduated 449 university faculty and staff. [...]

Call for proposals: 13th Annual CU Women Succeeding Symposium

The 13th Annual CU Women Succeeding Professional Development symposium will be Feb. 26-27 at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The Faculty Council Women’s Committee welcomes proposals from the CU community centered on this year’s theme, “Pioneering Women.” The committee is seeking knowledgeable and dynamic proposals that address the interests and concerns of CU women faculty [...]

Request for nominations: 2014 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award

The Women’s Committee of the Faculty Council requests nominations for the 2014 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award. This award recognizes and honors an outstanding faculty member of the University of Colorado for efforts to advance women in academia, interdisciplinary scholarly contributions and distinguished teaching. Instituted in 1992, the award is named for Elizabeth Gee, [...]

Inclusive campuses the theme of 2014 Diversity Summit

Systemwide Diversity Summit

The goals of the summit are to increase attendees’ knowledge about diversity topics and resources, and to enhance their communication skills. The summit is designed for staff and faculty in all roles.

Event offers tools, resources for international travel

International Travel Tools and Resources, an event hosted by University Risk Management and the Office of International Education, is set for Sept. 24. Come enjoy tea and coffee and learn from University Risk Management new important travel tools and resources available to all faculty and staff travelling on university business. Plus learn about campus resources for [...]

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Call for proposals: Fall 2014 President’s Fund for the Humanities grants

The CU System Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to solicit proposals for the fall 2014 President’s Fund for the Humanities (PFH) grants. The PFH was established to preserve a balance in the university’s programs of education and research by giving special attention to the humanities. Proposals might include: seminars in humanistic studies; public programs [...]

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Faculty Council GLBTI symposium to consider health equity

The University of Colorado Faculty Council GLBTI Committee is sponsoring its third annual symposium to provide a forum for faculty, staff and students at CU to exchange ideas and learn new strategies for inclusiveness throughout the university. Theme of the event, set for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Trivisible Room, Research [...]

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CU financial figures have award-winning showcase

CU financials website earns kudos

For those of us who don’t know our deferred outflows from our assets, the Office of University Controller developed a website that makes it easier to understand where the University of Colorado’s money comes from and how it is spent.

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Faculty see positives, challenges identified in social climate survey

What do you think? Provide your feedback

Members of the CU Faculty Council last week discussed findings of the university’s recent Social Climate Survey, reviewing positives and potential challenges with Board of Regents members Michael Carrigan and Sue Sharkey.

Lightner named Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Michael Lightner, Ph.D.

Michael Lightner, Ph.D., has joined the CU President’s Office as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. In his new role, he will work with Vice President for Academic Affairs Kathleen Bollard. At CU-Boulder, he currently is a professor of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. He has served as director of the ECEE graduate program, Associate Dean [...]

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ELP Award nominations now being accepted

The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Excellence in Leadership Award. ELP is a university-sponsored leadership program that seeks to develop high potential individuals as effective leaders. Since 2000, the program has been supported by the Office of the President and has graduated 449 university faculty and staff. The [...]

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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

Carrigan

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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