News briefs

By Staff

Oct. 30 is deadline for CARTSS research funding applications

CARTSS — the Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences — is accepting proposals for fall 2009 funding through Oct. 30.

CARTSS supports social science research and teaching initiatives on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus, and has funded research in nearly every social science department. Of particular interest to the center is seeking innovative ways to integrate faculty research with undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Available grants range from $500 to $4,000. Submission requirements and contact details are here.

College of Nursing earns maximum duration of program accreditation

The University of Colorado Denver College of Nursing recently received the maximum number of years of re-accreditation possible from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, for the college's degree programs: bachelor of science in nursing, master of science in nursing, and doctor of nursing practice.

The nursing accrediting body awarded 10 years of re-accreditation for the college's bachelor's and master's degree programs, the maximum number of years CCNE awards for continuing accreditation. The organization awarded five years of initial accreditation to the college's new doctoral program, which is the maximum number of years awarded for new degree programs.

"The College of Nursing is pleased to have received the maximum number of years of accreditation from CCNE, a recognition of the excellence of our programs and faculty," said Dean Patricia Moritz, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N. "We would like to thank the entire nursing community, including all of our hospital and public health care agency colleagues, for their participation in the several daylong site visits by CCNE last spring, which were part of the accreditation process. We were highly successful in our accreditation efforts because of the collaboration with and support of our clinical nursing partners."

CU Opera takes on 'La Traviata'

Verdi's "La Traviata" will be fully staged by CU Opera this weekend at Macky Auditorium on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus.

Showtimes for the production, directed by Leigh Holman, are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $12. For tickets and more information, click here, or call 303-492-8008.