The University of Colorado has announced two new Distinguished Professors, Jean S. Kutner and Karolin Luger, bringing the 2022 cohort total to nine. CU Distinguished Professors are tenured faculty members who demonstrate exemplary performance in research or creative work; a record of excellence in promoting learning and student attainment of knowledge and skills; and outstanding service to the profession, the university and its affiliates.
A CU Denver partnership with the Colorado Department of Corrections recently celebrated a milestone, holding “graduation” ceremonies for incarcerated learners who completed a seven-class sequence leading toward a Certificate in Strategic Communication. Led by Stephen Hartnett, professor from CU Denver’s communication department, the Prison Education program offers college communication classes aimed at giving prisoners the skills and confidence to return to their communities.
Darbeheshti is an associate professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, Design and Computing, the faculty advisor for our campus’ Society of Women Engineers (SWE), a fierce advocate for females in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, and a researcher who has most recently studied retention among engineering students.
Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Brian Boatright last week swore in four members of the University of Colorado Board of Regents who were elected in November. Four is an unusual number to join the nine-member board.
From CU Olympians in Beijing to new leadership for the Board of Regents, these were the topics of interest in the most popular CU Connections feature stories of 2022.
Last fiscal year, 44,489 donors made 69,042 gifts totaling $377.2 million. Through stories and numbers, the report demonstrates how philanthropy drives individuals across CU to ask, “Why not?” and how that question transforms their work, their fields and their personal dreams and goals.