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CU looks to keep tuition increases low

CU looks to keep tuition increases low

For the second consecutive year, proposed tuition increases for all University of Colorado campuses came in significantly below the 6 percent cap mandated by the state Legislature for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 fiscal years. The budget calls for between 3 percent and 3.7 percent in tuition increases and up to a 3 percent salary increase for university employees.

CU announces changes to modernize employee retirement plans

CU on Tuesday announced it will modernize its retirement plan lineup, providing employees best-in-class investment options, lower fees, enhanced advising and streamlined investment choices.

Students make case for fossil fuel divestment to Board of Regents

A student movement aimed at persuading the University of Colorado to end its investment in the fossil fuel industry stirred discussion at last week’s meeting of the Board of Regents, which took no action on the matter.

Dropping names …

Robert McLeod, associate professor of electrical, computer and energy engineering (ECEE), has been awarded a patent for a technique to create lenses with customized optical and/or mechanical properties. This technique could be used, for example, to create contact lenses or glasses customized to a patient’s unique vision deficits, providing better vision than created by standardized [...]

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UIS well-represented in Oracle’s Customer Advisory User Groups

University Information Systems (UIS) is strongly represented in the Higher Education User Group’s (HEUG) Product and Technical Advisory Groups (PAG and TAG). The international members of HEUG consult with Oracle to develop best practices and provide product input, collaboration and a common language between Oracle and its customers. PAG and TAG representatives support HEUG’s mission in [...]

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Benson stresses collaboration, cooperation at Staff Council appearance


Within the university community, the president said he is working to remove silos, push campuses to nurture many points of view and robust discussions, and encourage joint marketing and fundraising efforts.

Technology conference calling for proposals


Organizers of COLTT, set for Aug. 5-6 at CU-Boulder, welcome your innovative ideas, relevant experiences and sharable expertise pertaining to teaching with technology.

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Unlock the secrets to building a video game with CU MOOC


Learn to program your own video game in a course offered by Tim “Dr. T” Chamillard, associate professor of computer science at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. It begins next week.

Anthem breach update: How to enroll in credit protection services

Anthem Inc., parent company of one of the health insurance administrators for University of Colorado faculty and staff, has announced that current and former Anthem members dating back to 2004 can now enroll in two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft repair services through AllClear ID. Affected members can visit to learn [...]

CU has strong presence in Oracle’s Higher Education User Group

The University of Colorado’s Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles underscore the university’s commitment to leadership, public service and excellence in every aspect of our operations. One of the ways CU’s University Information Systems office (UIS) supports these operating guidelines is by actively participating in industry-standard organizations that advance technology within higher education. Because the majority [...]

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Anthem continues responding to concerns over data breach

Anthem Breach Update

Anthem Inc., parent company of one of the health insurance providers for CU faculty and staff, last week announced it was the victim of a highly sophisticated cyberattack in which data of tens of millions of current and past members was accessed.

Consider ramifications before posting to social media

You should think twice – no, three times – before posting to social media. Privacy does not exist in the world of social media. Consider what could happen if a post becomes widely known and how that might reflect on the subject of the post and the university. Search engines can turn up posts years after [...]

Brussels + Muscles campaign honored

A campaign for Brussels + Muscles, Be Colorado’s fitness and nutrition program designed to teach kids that healthy habits can be fun, won a 2014 Denver Ad Club Fifty Award. The nationally judged awards recognize the top 50 advertising campaigns originating in Colorado. Denver ad agency Karsh Hagan received the award; Brussels + Muscles is [...]

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Two policies dropped, others await further review by stakeholders

APS Update

Two Administrative Policy Statements were rescinded last month while several other APSs previously under consideration for the January cycle have been postponed for more review, the Office of Policy and Efficiency announced this week.

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University Staff performance reviews to start this month

The University Staff review cycle ended on Jan. 31 for most campuses. University Staff members in the CU system offices will receive their annual reviews several months earlier than in the past; for campuses, the schedule has not changed. Any merit raises will still take effect July 1. Each campus’s procedures for review are slightly [...]

Big crowd turns out for CU Night at the Stock Show

Ralphie, the CU-Boulder mascot

Sitting next to Milo the Lynx on the back of a stage coach, CU Denver student Derrick Gallegos found himself under the spotlight and circling the arena floor to the raucous cheers of a full house at the Denver Coliseum Friday evening.

Technology team works for smooth start to semester

Each semester, tens of thousands of students log into their campus’s student portal to access their schedules, add and drop classes and pay their student accounts. The biggest traffic on student systems technologies occurs during the first week of classes, which started Jan. 12 for CU-Boulder and Jan. 20 for CU Denver and UCCS. A [...]

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Campuses, system offer resources for social media users

Each of CU’s campuses and the system office has its own social media guidelines or policies. Find yours here: CU-Boulder UCCS CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus CU system

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Be Colorado biometric health screenings begin in February

Many times, knowing what’s going on with your health is half the battle. Doing, on the other hand, is what leads to real health changes. Yet it takes only a few minutes to set an appointment for screenings that could make a big difference in how you manage your health. Register today for your free [...]

Construction, maintenance goals outlined for state legislators

CU leaders on capital construction priorities

University of Colorado leaders on Tuesday made their case for construction, renovation and maintenance needs across the system during an annual presentation to the state’s Capital Development Committee.

CU’s online education initiative continues forward progress

CU's online education initiative continues forward progress

The University of Colorado’s effort to advance its coordinated online education initiative took another step forward at the Board of Regents retreat in Silverthorne last week, when the board gave the four campus chancellors the green light to further develop the initiative, with an eye on a fall launch.

CU Cancer Center brings specialty care to Colorado

CU Cancer Center brings specialty care to Colorado

The University of Colorado Cancer Center has cemented relationships with three hospitals bringing specialty oncology care and clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute to cancer survivors in Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Vail-Edwards, and surrounding areas.

Financial wellness could be habit-forming

Financial wellness could be habit-forming

Visitors to the Healthy Financial Habits website can tackle everything from creating a well-organized financial filing system to taking stock of present and future financial needs.

Archaeologist to share discoveries at CU-Boulder

Apachean languages, including Navajo, are today among the most widespread native languages in the United States, but the origin of Apachean-speaking communities has been shrouded in mystery — until now. Jack Ives, executive director of the Institute of Prairie Archaeology and Landrex Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alberta, will give a public [...]

Regents sworn in at CU Denver


The CU Board of Regents on Wednesday officially welcomed two new members and one returning member as the three recently elected representatives took their oaths of office during a ceremony at CU Denver’s Student Commons Building.

Results of retirement vendor study expected this month

University of Colorado Staff Council members received a variety of updates during their final meeting of 2014, conducted via video conference on Dec. 18.

Legislative session brings new opportunities, challenges for CU

The 70th Colorado General Assembly convened on Wednesday, the launch of a 120-day session that will see a new group of lawmakers consider budget requests and changes to laws that directly affect the University of Colorado and higher education across the state.

CU doctor details steps to successful weight loss

CU doctor details steps to successful weight loss

For long-term weight loss success, dieters are encouraged to identify their personal “why” for losing weight, focus on positive aspects of weight loss, create a supportive environment and develop new habits to make healthy decisions.

Staff Council seeks nominations for Service Excellence Awards

Nominations for the annual Service Excellence Awards – which honor classified and university staff employees who have provided outstanding and sustained volunteer service to their campus, community and the university – are being accepted by the University of Colorado Staff Council. Deadline for nominations is Jan. 30. The Service Excellence Award is presented to a [...]

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.