“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.
The recent 50th anniversary of Title IX and the federal announcement of proposed changes to the regulations made for fresh headlines on the topic. Regardless of the news cycle, the matter always is on the mind of Valerie Simons, the Chief Compliance Officer and System Title IX Coordinator for the University of Colorado.
Last weekend’s Denver Pride, fully in person for the first time since 2019, drew participants from across CU to help celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. This was the seventh consecutive year that CU proudly sponsored the festival.
The Board of Regents today approved a $5.52 billion budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year. The systemwide total reflects a 3.2% increase over CU’s budget for the current year. As presented at today’s board meeting, the budget includes a 3% across-the-board compensation increase for classified staff and a 3% merit pool for faculty and non-classified staff, and makes investments in institutional financial aid, deferred maintenance in facilities, campus budget initiatives and advancing the systemwide strategic plan.
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.