University of Colorado faculty this year attracted $1.46 billion in sponsored research funding and gifts supporting research. The support powers wide-ranging discovery and impact, ultimately benefiting Colorado, the nation and the world. This marks the sixth consecutive year that CU’s annual sponsored research funding and gifts have topped $1 billion. The 2021-22 systemwide total is an increase of 1% over the previous year’s $1.45 billion.
“Pin-Up Grrrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture” and “Punkademics: The Basement Show in the Ivory Tower” may not sound like conventional book titles in the world of academia, but then Maria Elena Buszek isn’t a conventional academic. Those and other publications from the associate professor of art history at CU Denver amplify the punk rock attitude she brings to her teaching, research and other pursuits.
Five outstanding biomedical researchers at the University of Colorado are part of the Boettcher Foundation’s 2022 class of Boettcher Investigators, recipients of grant funding through the Boettcher Foundation’s Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program.
Five teams of faculty across the University of Colorado system are recipients of the CU Next Award, which supports faculty pedagogical innovation, especially with technology support. As described in the System 2021-2026 strategic plan, Innovating for the Future, CU Next aims to increase the efficacy and efficiency of student learning in courses and degree programs.
This year’s Excellence in Leadership Luncheon and Lecture at Denver’s Brown Palace Hotel brought together over 150 alumni of CU’s Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP) to foster continued collaboration, networking and leadership development.
Aimee Pugh Bernard, Ph.D., faculty member at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, is the recipient of the 2022 Chase Faculty Community Service Award, which recognizes her tireless advocacy for vaccines and pro-science policy, as well as her enthusiastic, imaginative exposure of science careers to young people in historically underserved populations.