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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni and programs, exemplified in spotlights from the CLAS Deans' Notes, a bi-weekly e-newsletter. Stories below are from the current issue of the newsletter and offer some of our most timely and important coverage.

CLAS Deans' Notes News | July 23, 2015

CU Denver History Day in Colorado Celebrates Success at Nationals

The National History Day 2015 contest wrapped up on June 18, in College Park, MD, after 58 middle and highs school students from around Colorado competed with great success.  After exciting adventures (like a moonlight tour of the Capitals’ monuments, meetings with Senators Bennet and Gardner, and a trip to Mt. Vernon) the students represented their state with pride.

Housed in the History Department, the leadership for CU Denver History Day in Colorado wish to thank all the CLAS community for the continued support they received this year, and look forward to working with ... Read More »

CU Denver’s Website to Undergo Update and Redesign

Earlier this year, the chancellors for both campuses approved a website improvement project that will result in distinct websites for each campus—CU Denver and CU Anschutz. The CU Anschutz site [] was created in 2012 and updated in March 2015. Now, an updated version of a unique CU Denver site has been created at with a new homepage just for CU Denver.  These changes will launch on August 12th. The CU Denver website will be streamlined to make it easier for all visitors to use. It ... Read More »

UCD Access Upgrades to PassportID

The faculty/staff/student portal, formerly called “UCD  Access,” is being upgraded and streamlined, resulting in the new system: CU Denver PassportID. You may have already noticed slight changes to the portal sign in page this summer, but from a functionality standpoint nothing will have changed for you. Continue navigating to the same location, using your existing CU Denver username and password, and you’ll have the same access, for now. In the coming months, this infrastructure change will allow incorporating email, Canvas, and other services through just one ... Read More »

Auraria Library Reserves for Fall Semester

It is time for faculty to get their special academic materials ready for Course Reserves at the Auraria Library.  If you have done this in the past, you know there is an advantage to having specific books and articles that are easily accessible to your students at the library or online.  Materials can be submitted for the entire upcoming 15-16 academic year: Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.  Reserve items received by August 3rd will be ready by the end of the first week of the semester (assuring your students will be ready before first assignments come ... Read More »

COMIRB Review and Research Involving Human Subjects

As another new academic year approaches, and you (or your students) start thinking about new projects, please allow COMIRB to assist with your planning if the research will involve human subjects. If you are using systematic methods leading to generalizable findings, it is likely research that requires a review and approval from the IRB (i.e., COMIRB) prior to commencement - whether you are comparing different instructional techniques, curricula, or classroom management methods; administering surveys; or analyzing previously collected data, visual or audio recordings of people in the ... Read More »