Some 200 Boulder campus faculty, staff and fundraisers — most of whom make financial gifts to the University of Colorado — gathered Friday at Chancellor Philip DiStefano’s home for a late afternoon reception to celebrate faculty and staff. They heard remarks from campus and fundraising leadership, supporters including Pat Furman (’76, JD ’80) and Tate [...]
Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth of the chemical and biological engineering department and Professor Henry Kapteyn of the physics department at the University of Colorado Boulder have been elected members of the National Academy of Sciences, a top honor recognizing scientists and engineers for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Anseth is affiliated with [...]
The CU Board of Regents debated the idea of intellectual diversity among faculty during the board’s Tuesday meeting, with Regent James Geddes, R-Sedalia, calling for university leadership “to take an active approach to diversify our faculty.”
Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth of the University of Colorado Boulder’s chemical and biological engineering department has been selected to receive the 2013 Hazel Barnes Prize, the highest faculty recognition for teaching and research awarded by the university. Anseth, also a faculty member at CU-Boulder’s BioFrontiers Institute, will receive an engraved university medal and a $20,000 [...]
The board on Tuesday agreed that keeping employees happy and keeping them, period, are necessary for the university’s continued success.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday announced its denial to hear an appeal from former professor Ward Churchill, just over six months after the Colorado Supreme Court affirmed that the University of Colorado is not obligated to reinstate him, nor to award back pay.
Last year, the university’s closure to non-affiliates on April 20 resulted in the reduction of a 4/20 crowd of about 10,000 to 12,000 people in 2011 to a gathering of several hundred.
The author is tentatively scheduled to teach four undergraduate courses in the fall, three in political science — Constitutional Law 1 and 2 plus a course in American Political Thought — and one in environmental studies, Free-Market Environmentalism.
University of Colorado leadership last week recommended salary increase pools of 3.1 percent to 3.6 percent for the coming fiscal year as part of the proposed budget.
Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company that partners with top universities around the world to offer courses online for anyone to take for free. Its technology enables the best professors to teach tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of students.
CU will rely on $50 million in private support to execute the project, and a significant effort to raise funds from donors will now begin to support it. In addition, other athletic revenue sources will be used to finance this major initiative.
The committee has sought a “highly visible” scholar who is “deeply engaged in either the analytical scholarship or practice of conservative thinking and policymaking or both.”
The University of Colorado Boulder is ranked No. 4 in the nation for graduates serving as Peace Corps volunteers, with 93 alumni currently serving around the world, the Peace Corps announced Tuesday. Since 2004, CU-Boulder has held a position in the top four among institutions of similar size. CU-Boulder is the fifth-highest volunteer-producing university of [...]
Set for Feb. 21-22 at the University of Colorado Boulder, CU Women Succeeding is free and open to all CU faculty and staff who register.
Bernard Amadei, who holds the Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global Engineering at CU-Boulder, has been appointed one of three new Science Envoys who will help strengthen U.S. ties with other countries to address global challenges. The other two envoys, recently announced by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, are professors Susan Hockfield of the Massachusetts [...]
Written by Staff • Issue: November 15, 2012 • Campus: CU-Boulder • Tags: Department of Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering, DiStefano
CU-Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano addressed an audience of about 300 in the Glenn Miller Ballroom Oct. 16 in his annual “State of the Campus” address, and offered an update of the Flagship 2030 Strategic Plan and a strategy of “coming together” to improve CU-Boulder’s finances, reputation and the student experience. The chancellor began the address [...]
Faculty member becomes fifth CU researcher to be honored with the Nobel Prize in science.
The Fourmile Fire of 2010 destroyed more homes than any wildfire to that point in Colorado history, and Jerry Wingren’s artistic studio was one of the casualties. A lifetime of sculptures, his library and many tools disappeared in a plume of smoke that could be seen from space. Wingren’s friends strategized about how to help [...]
Board hopes for campus CFOs to present “zero revenue change” budgets at the regents’ November meeting.
He will have served in the post for 20 years when he steps down next summer, and plans to return to the College of Music faculty.
University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano on Tuesday named Catherine Shea his next chief of staff, effective Aug. 20. Shea currently serves as senior associate counsel for technology transfer and research compliance for the University of Colorado system. The chancellor’s chief of staff reports directly to the chancellor and is a member of [...]
An advisory committee of five faculty members and five community members is soliciting letters of interest and curriculum vitae for the position, which will be housed in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Board of Regents on Wednesday issued resolutions of appreciation for four outgoing leaders across the University of Colorado system. Those honored: Mark Malone, Faculty Council chair; Ajay Thomas, Intercampus Student Forum chair; Peg Bacon, UCCS provost; and Ric Porreca, CU-Boulder senior vice chancellor and chief financial officer. Photos: Cathy Beuten/University of Colorado
The zoo on Monday renamed its award-winning exhibit that features lions, hyenas and African wild dogs the Bruce D. Benson Predator Ridge, in honor of the CU president and longtime Denver Zoo advocate.
A revolutionary research and teaching facility opening at the University of Colorado Boulder will facilitate work on a wide swath of pressing societal challenges ranging from biomedical issues such as cancer, heart disease and tissue engineering to the development of new biofuels. The new Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building will offer opportunities for researchers and [...]
Campus will be open to students, faculty and staff on Friday, April 20, but closed to unauthorized non-affiliates.
More than 100 participants from around the country and the globe will pay their own way to travel to Boulder to participate in what Roger Ebert termed “the Conference on Everything Conceivable.”
University leadership from throughout the system was represented, along with faculty, staff, alumni, donors, CU Advocates and students.
Alexander E. “Sandy” Bracken, former University of Colorado president, has been appointed to the Quigg and Virginia S. Newton Endowed Chair in Leadership at the University of Colorado Boulder. Bracken, who served as the 19th president of the University of Colorado in 2000, succeeds former CU President Hank Brown as the Newton Chair. Brown held [...]
For the second straight year, the University of Colorado Boulder is ranked No. 1 in the nation for graduates serving as Peace Corps volunteers with 112 undergraduate alumni currently serving around the world.CU Denver made its debut in the Peace Corps’ Top 20 graduate schools nationally, landing at No. 18.