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Saturday, September 27

Posted at 15:00:

   The most recent Nursing Outlook features "A systems science approach to fatigue management in research and health care," and that article features the CON's Oliwier Dziadkowiec and Paula Meek...congratulations on this newest publication!

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Monday, September 22

Posted at 09:27:

   There has been a lengthy break. Today, however, is a celebratory day: the College of Nursing holds its Nightingale Ceremony today, a tradition to honor the incoming class of nurses. It is a lovely ceremony--I encourage everyone to attend (Ed2S Auditorium, 1:00-2:00).

 

 

Tuesday, September 2

Posted at 07:23:

   A couple of quick notes on newly heavy-rotation items: first, the word "staunch" is an adjective, meaning "unwaveringly or fiercely loyal," and "stanch" is a verb, meaning "to stop the flow of (literally, of blood)." However, there is a recent spate--and fairly exclusively so--of "staunching the flow of" something, which simply is a misuse of the adj. Second, there is a frequent, recent elision of "reluctant" and "reticent." "Reluctant" takes the preposition "to" while "reticent" takes the preposition "about," and although the definition of "reticent" has come to include the way it is misused, it truly means "not talkative or forthcoming." As I result, I recommend taking a wide, wide berth around "reticent to."

 

Posted at 07:00:

   During Intensives (September 2-5), faculty research posters will be on display in the Center for Research and Nursing Scholarship (CRNS)(Ed2N Room 4224); CON faculty will be on hand Weds Sept 3 from 1:00-2:30 to discuss their research. Please come by!

 

Posted at 05:46:

   Unofficially, summer has ended, but the CON faculty's hot streak continues: congratulations to Dr. Michael Rice on being named as one of the Top 15 psychiatric nursing professors in the country! It is a great and well-deserved honor!

 

 

Friday, August 29

Posted at 08:37:

   It's a Friday morning trifecta for several of the CON's most illustrious faculty members! Congratulations to Dr. Bonnie Gance-Cleveland on her tremendous and well-deserved honor!

Kudos to Bonnie Gance-Cleveland_NAPNAP Pioneer of the Year!.pdfKudos to Bonnie Gance-Cleveland_NAPNAP Pioneer of the Year!.pdf

 

Posted at 08:05:

   Congratulations to the CON's Dr. Diane Skiba on receiving yet another honor in her incredibly distinguished career!

Congratulations to Diane Skiba_ AMIA Signature Award.pdfCongratulations to Diane Skiba_ AMIA Signature Award.pdf

 

Posted at 07:06:

   The CON's Dr. Colleen Goode has been named a 2014 Living Legend in Nursing by the American Academy of Nursing. It is just about as lofty an honor as anyone could receive in her or his field, and we are so very fortunate to have her here at the CON. Congratulations, Dr. Goode--no one could possibly deserve it more!

 

 

Thursday, August 28

Posted at 08:03:

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Posted at 07:50:

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Tuesday, August 26

Posted at 06:18:

   Yesterday, the Center for Nursing Research (CNR) officially became the Center for Research and Nursing Scholarship (CRNS) (Ed2N, Room 4224). There was a small party and a ceremonial unveiling of the new CRNS logo. But above and beyond the name change, the true purpose of the open house was to celebrate (a) the tremendous vision of--and infrastructural foundation put down by--CRNS Director Oli Dziadkowiec and (b) the dedicated, skillful work performed by CRNS RAs Tiffany Callahan and Alex Schneider. The Center for Research and Nursing Scholarship has come into its own as the research core for the CON; the CRNS has also expanded its footprint, providing research support for Children's Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Hospital, Catholic Health Initiatives, and University of Wyoming; the CRNS in negotiations with still other potential external stakeholders. The reason for this buzzing success is the magnetic CRNS nucleus of Oli, Tiffany, and Alex.

 

   Oli, Tiffany, and Alex identify positive directions in which they want to grow; they commit themselves to personal and professional development; they provide inspired, talented effort to everyone they work with and support. In short, Oli, Tiffany, and Alex represent the best that the CU College of Nursing has to offer and the ethos that the CU College of Nursing wishes always to display. I am so proud of they great things they have accomplished, and I anticipate the as-of-yet-unforeseen innovations they will bring. Sincerely, congratulations to all of you on building the profile of the CNR to the point that it outgrew its name! It has been my great honor to work with you!

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Saturday, August 23

Posted at 19:05:

   Scott Harpin has his second, third, and fourth publications of 2014! Please take a look at these articles: they point up how compelling, timely, and essential Scott's program of research is...and--it never goes without saying--congratulations, Scott, from everyone here at the CON!

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Thursday, August 21

Posted at 08:25:

   Gail Armstrong in Connections!

 

Posted at 06:49:

   COLLEGE OF NURSING ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE! TODAY! THURSDAY, AUGUST 21!

   Here is an urgent message from Trisha Buck, the CON's MVEMS (Most Valuable Electronic Media Specialist):

   I need College of Nursing representatives who are willing to be doused in ice cold water (and to donate $10 to ALS research). Good fun, great cause.  
   When: Thurs Aug 21 11 a.m.
   Where: Ed2N 3rd floor balcony 
   Conditions:
n  Is willing to get doused with water
n  Is willing to donate $10 to ALS research
n  Is willing to get this accomplished as soon as humanly possible
   Let’s represent the College of Nursing!
   Trisha

 

 

Tuesday, August 19

Posted at 06:08:

   "Look like": I contend that no form of personal expression should be considered merely disposable. Nothing that acts as an ambassador for a person should simply be phoned in. No one should think of her or himself as idling or not fully actualized in any one aspect of life, focusing on another sliver of life as being the real thing. Accepting these terms lets a person live all the way up. And language is a massive part of all-the-way-up living. This is why it fascinates me when people use tropes and/or expressions that seem passively acquired rather than actively generated. So a neologism like "looks like" gains colloquial traction, as in, "What would it look like if people chose every word they spoke or wrote as if their entire reputation rode on it?" or "If education truly valued independent thought, what would that look like?" The cult of this neologism is omnipresent and buffonic. Not too long ago, we would invariably have said, "What would that be like?" or "How would that be?"--but now, something gimmicky has arisen. Consciousness of the shift and conscious use of the new structure makes the structure interesting, I think; passive insinuation of the new structure into one's speech undermines the speaker's autonomy and agency. Such speech, then, is quintessentially "inside the box," and it's pretty deep inside the box, at that. We can all agree in this day and age that that's not optimal behavior! That's not all-the-way-up living! And so ends my catechism.

 

 

Sunday, August 17

Posted at 16:48:

   CU CON's Sarah Schmiege and Ellyn Matthews have had their article--"Actigraphy and Sleep Diary Measurements in Breast Cancer Survivors: Discrepancy in Selected Sleep Parameters" (Moore, C. M., Schmiege, S. J., & Matthews, E. E.)--published in Taylor & Francis Online!

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   Linda Flynn's study team's manuscript--"The Association of Faculty Perceptions of Work-life with Emotional Exhaustion and Intent to Leave Academic Nursing: A Report on a National Survey of Nurse Faculty" (Yedidia, M., Choi, J., Brownlee, S., Flynn, L., & Tanner, C. A.)--has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Nursing Education! The article presents the findings of their RWJF-funded study of 3,120 full-time nurse faculty members from 269 schools of nursing; the findings will inform the efforts of schools of nursing to enhance the recruitment and retention of nurse faculty.

   Jackie Jones strikes again! Her article--"Caregivers' Perceived Roles in Caring for Patients with Heart Failure: What Do Clinicians Need to Know?" (Burke, R. E., Jones, J., Ho, P. M., & Bekelman, D.)--has been e-published ahead of print in the Journal of Cardiac Failure...this makes 5 2014 publications for Jackie!

   Congratulations again to our outstanding CON faculty members--Ellyn, Linda, and Jackie--and to our invaluable statistician, Sarah--from everyone here at the CON!

 

 

Wednesday, August 13

Posted at 10:15:

   Hey--it's CON faculty member Cheryl Krause-Parello and Waffle in the latest edition of The American Nurse, published by the American Nurses Association (ANA)Dr. Krause-Parello's innovative work is being featured in a series on 2014 ANA National Award Winners...meaning, obviously, that she has received a prestigious ANA National Award. Congratulations both to Cheryl and to Waffle--it's great to see both of you on the national stage!

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Tuesday, August 12

Posted at 08:20:

   Congratulations to Kathy Jankowski! Her article, "Searching for Maintenance in Exercise Interventions for Cancer Survivors," has just been published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice!

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Monday, August 11

Posted at 11:50:

   CCTSI is offering free Atlas.ti classes at the Health Sciences Library in September! Take advantage of a great opportunity to learn to use this valuable software tool!

ATLAS.ti Beginner and Intermediate Short Courses Available September 2014.pdfATLAS.ti Beginner and Intermediate Short Courses Available September 2014.pdf

 

Posted at 06:57:

   I want only briefly to mention the following: the use of the expression "I thought to myself" is getting a little out of hand. If you actually could succeed in thinking to someone else, then you'd really be on to something, and it would be worth crowing about.

 

 

Friday, August 8

Posted at 06:46:

   Please check out the CBS4 story about CU southward expansion, featuring star turns by Fara Bowler (Coordinator of the CON's Clinical Education Center and Simulation Suite), Marcia Gilbert, our CU nursing students, and the charismatic John Tracey!

 

 

Thursday, August 7

Posted at 06:29:

   Everyone wants to get appreciation for what she or he does. And of course, we all know that "appreciation" is a commodity that comes in different sizes. With that in mind, CON faculty member Jane Kass-Wolff has just received a super-sized--a nation-sized--serving of appreciation: Jane has been ranked as one of the Top 15 Family Nurse Practitioner Nursing Professors in the United States!!! Now, we all know that honors do not by themselves generate reality; we all know that honors just underscore or reinforce what already is real; so we all know that Jane has been great all along, with or without anyone else telling us...still, Jane, you are one of the reasons this place is special, and I'm glad that the whole country and whole world are aware of that! Congratulations from all of us here at the CON!

 

 

Wednesday, August 6

Posted at 06:28:

  If you want to make your day (and your life) better, please watch this video and read the text that follows. And if for any reason you've ever felt less than truly spectacular at any time about coming to Anschutz and contributing in any way to what goes on here, allow the video to work its magic and make you incontrovertibly proud to be a part of AMC. Speaking of magic, Mike Dunkle is a part of the program featured in the video clip. I've known Mike for 3.5 years now--he has worked as a magician, among other things--and I can say--truly, honestly say--that I think almost every single day about (a) how lucky we all are that the world has people like Mike in it and (b) how grateful I am that he has chosen to do the work he does*.

*Dubious taste in shirts notwithstanding

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTziYzbM1SU&feature=youtu.be

 
Hi there--my name is Michael Dunkle, and I'm an alumnus of the University of Colorado College of Nursing and a current graduate student at the CON.  I'm also an RN with Medical Day Treatment at Children's Hospital Colorado. The link above is a professional video that was recently filmed and produced about Medical Day Treatment at Children's Hospital Colorado in conjunction with Jones International University. I am honored and humbled to be a part of this amazing and unbelievably inspiring program, and this is one of the very few opportunities for me to share what MDT is all about and to introduce you to a few of the incredible kids and professionals I get to be around every day.

Please take a few minutes and to watch this and learn about Medical Day Treatment, and then please share this on your own social media connections as well as with your colleagues in the healthcare community. One of this project's main objectives is to spread awareness of what we do for our MDT children and what we can do for the many, many other children who could benefit from our program.
 
  
Thanks for taking the time to watch our video!  I've also posted more information about Medical Day Treatment below...
 
Best...
 
Michael Dunkle RN, BSN
Medical Day Treatment
Children's Hospital Colorado
 
 

About the Medical Day Treatment Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado

The Medical Day Treatment Program was initiated in the fall of 1991. This unique program is a collaborative venture between the Children's Hospital Colorado and Aurora Public Schools. This program provides an educational placement alternative for children whose needs are too complicated to allow them to attend regular school. Children are able to continue to meet school expectations in an environment that provides the medical and emotional interventions they need daily.

Why choose a special school for sick children?

Located at Children's Colorado, the Medical Day Treatment Program provides medical, educational and psychosocial interventions to children and adolescents with chronic medical illnesses. This program is designed for students aged 7 to 21 years old who have difficulty functioning in a regular school environment, either because of their illness or due to psychological reactions to their medical condition.
A maximum of thirty patients can be served at any given time. This is an accredited school program that employs two certified teachers along with two paraprofessionals from the Aurora Public School system. The program is also staffed with nurses, a psychologist, social worker and other medical professionals.
The program schedule is similar to school; it is open Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. The program's length of stay varies based on individual needs. Medical Day Treatment provides specialized team care which includes medical education, family-based therapy and individualized treatment plans. Medical Day Treatment is helpful for patients making the transition out of the hospital or to stabilize children from the community who are having difficulty with daily activities at home and school.

Specific conditions treated

Chronic conditions treated at the Medical Day Program include:

Admission criteria

  • Diagnosis of chronic or debilitating disease
  • Frequent hospitalizations and/or Emergency Room visits
  • Significant school absenteeism due to illness
  • Noncompliance with medical routines
  • Aged 7 to 21 years old
  • Parent/guardian must be involved with the program
  • Insurance verification
  • School district approval
 

 

 

Monday, August 4

Posted at 06:28:

   Please make plans to attend Jennifer Disabato's Brown Bag presentation on Tues Sept 16!

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Sunday, August 3

Posted at 13:32:

   Please check out our midwives/Jessica Anderson on 9News!

 

 

Thursday, July 31

Posted at 09:12:

   Congratulations to the CON's Maria Vejar! Her DNP Quality Improvement Project--Medication management for elderly patients in an academic primary care setting: A quality improvement project--has been published in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners!! It's a signal accomplishment! And congratulations, too, of course, to the CON's Mary Beth Makic and Ernestine Kotthoff-Burrell for advising Maria to success! It's true that excellence for mentee equals excellence for mentor, and vice-versa, and that relationship is just one of the fantastic things that goes on around here...sincerely, congratulations to all of you from everyone here in the CON community!

 

Posted at 09:02:

Traystman_ Research Tips_Vol 6 No 15.pdfTraystman_ Research Tips_Vol 6 No 15.pdf

 

 

Wednesday, July 30

Posted at 05:55:

   Linda Flynn has been invited to speak at the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Conference in Adelaide, Australia!! Congratulations to Linda, and congratulations to the CON for having such an excellent envoy!!

 

Posted at 05:49

Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Summit, Sept 19-20.pdfAdvanced Practice Provider Leadership Summit, Sept 19-20.pdf

Surviving_and_Thriving_HSL exhibit.pdfSurviving_and_Thriving_HSL exhibit.pdf

 

 

Tuesday, July 29

Posted at 11:50:

   The substitution of "grab" and "do" for "have" is reaching some kind of critical mass. Seriously, why would you "do" a latte? In the same neighborhood is the current tyranny of "folks" when referring to people generally. Of course, the new thing here is not the usage; it's the absolute exclusivity of the usage, stemming, probably, from government and then echoed by media. As a result, when talking about domestic politics, it's all "folks" all the time.   

   A follow-up to a previous note concerning the use of the lower-case "l" when otherwise printing in all caps: spotted also on Colfax is a restaurant sign touting their inexpensive breakfast "SCRAMBlE." Come on, now.

 

Posted at 05:40:

   We currently have a need for an RN or nursing student to escort a child with regular daily needs to a summer camp at Roundup River Ranch in Gypsum, CO the week of August 7 to August 13. This person would accompany the child to the camp and assist with daily medical needs (e.g., g-tube feedings, medications). Undergraduate BSN students would need to have completed Med/Surg I and Pediatric clinical rotations to qualify for this position; graduate students would need to have current RN licensure. All students would need current BLS certification. This is a great opportunity for a nursing student to (a) build her/his resume, (b) obtain references from the child's family, and (c) get some valuable one-on-one pediatric-care experience.

   If interested, please send resume, copies of licensure/certifications, and any questions to kellykniss@gmail.com.

 

 

Sunday, July 27

Posted at 11:27:

   The Nurse Educators Conference in the Rockies was held in Breckenridge from July 17-19, and here are a few photos capturing the CON's presence:

Krista Estes stands in front of her/Marylou Robinson's poster...

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And here is Tammy Spencer...

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And here, too, is Sara Horton-Deutsch.

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Posted at 11:19:

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Friday, July 25

Posted at 06:45:

   CON faculty member Kathy Oman has recently scored two major successes in Japan! First, on July 5, in Kurume, Japan, she gave the keynote presentation at the 8th Annual Japanese Society for Chronic Issues and Conditions Nursing meeting; her presentation was entitled, Building and Sustaining a Culture of Evidence-based Practice, and a summary of that talk will soon be published in their professional association journal. Second, on July 8, in Okinawa, while preparing to make another presentation to the Okinawa Prefectural College of Nursing, Kathy successfully endured powerful Typhoon Neoguri, which hit Okinawa hard. Congratulations, Kathy, on your successful trip, and even bigger congratulations on your successful return!

 

 

Thursday, July 24

Posted at 14:30:

FW_ Limited Student Discounts! Minding the Bedside_Meditative Awareness and Compassion in Health Care_Sept 12-13.pdfFW_ Limited Student Discounts! Minding the Bedside_Meditative Awareness and Compassion in Health Care_Sept 12-13.pdf

 

Posted at 14:24:

Welcome Casey Alexander_Faculty Affairs Manager.pdfWelcome Casey Alexander_Faculty Affairs Manager.pdf

 

Posted at 14:20:

AMC Block Party_Fri Sept 12_1100-200.pdfAMC Block Party_Fri Sept 12_1100-200.pdf

 

 

Tuesday, July 22

Posted at 06:23:

   Congratulations to CON faculty member Kathy Jankowski!! Her manuscript, Searching for Maintenance in Exercise Interventions for Cancer Survivors, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice! Kathy's article will be the 39th this year published by CON faculty--outstanding! And congratulations, too, to CON faculty member Madalynn Neu!! She has recently returned from the conference of the International Society on Infant Studies in Berlin, Germany, where she presented her very well-received poster, Comparison of Two Maternal-infant Dyadic Observational Measures! Madalynn's presentation is emblematic of the international reach of CON faculty and CON scholarship! Congratulations, again, Kathy and Madalynn, from absolutely everyone associated with the CON (and that includes our expanding rabbit community)!

 

 

Monday, July 21

Posted at 11:27:

   Giant, outsized congratulations to CON faculty member Karen Gorton! Her proposal, Inducements and Discouragements for Students Transitioning from Associate Degree to Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Programs: A National Review, has been funded by Sigma Theta Tau International! Wow--in the span of just over a month, Karen has (a) become an Assistant Dean and (b) received funding for a study...again, congratulations from all of us here at the CON on all your success! (But P.S.: Your success still will not be enough to stop the Lions from throttling the Packers twice in 2014-15.)

 

 

Sunday, July 20

Posted at 16:05:

Funding opportunity_Colorado Health Foundation.pdfFunding opportunity_Colorado Health Foundation.pdf

7th Annual Conference_Dissemination and Implementation_ Transforming Health Systems.pdf7th Annual Conference_Dissemination and Implementation_ Transforming Health Systems.pdf

 

Posted at 09:27:

   Huge congratulations to Nancy English! Her JOGNN article, Prenatal Birth Planning for Families of the Imperiled Newborn, was named #7 among all articles published in her domain during the last year! That's a tremendous honor...and again, sincere congratulations from everyone in the CON community!

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Wednesday, July 16

Posted at 06:29:

   Reasons for congratulations keep coming in waves...congratulations to CON faculty member Noreen Nicol! Her original research article was published and featured this month in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. Furthermore, she and her colleagues at National Jewish Health have received a lot of press attention--extending even to this Fox News article! Congratulations, again, Noreen, on (a) your impactful, attention-grabbing program of research and (b) adding even more force to the CON 2014 publication juggernaut!

2014 JACIIP Nicol et  al  WWT.pdf2014 JACIIP Nicol et al WWT.pdf 

 

 

Tuesday, July 15

Posted at 14:36:

   Please check out the 2013-14 CON Office of Research and Scholarship Annual Report in order to reminisce about all things recently ORS...

ORS Annual Online Report, FY2013-14.pdfORS Annual Online Report, FY2013-14.pdf

 

Posted at 10:23:

   Congratulations to faculty member Amy Nacht on her recent publication in JOGNN! CON is fast approaching 40 publications in 2014...

Nacht_pub_ JOGNN.pdfNacht_pub_ JOGNN.pdf

 

Posted at 06:53:

   Congratulations to Mary Beth Makic! She has one of the year's Top 20 Published Articles in her domain! Another great scholarly achievement for Mary Beth and for the CON!

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Saturday, July 12

Posted at 09:41:

   To all of you who submitted applications for the ORS Fellowship--thank you! We will begin reviewing applications next week and getting in touch with people to schedule interviews. Really, it's a great opportunity for the person selected, and it's a great opportunity for the Office of Research and Scholarship to start training up the nurse scholars of the future!

 

Posted at 09:31:

   For all of the loyal SCANners out there, let me say something brief and language-related: it's very interesting how uniformly people, when printing something in all caps, don't see fit to capitalize the "L" and the "L" alone. It's strange because, obviously, the uncapitalized "L" very closely resembles another capital letter. Maybe everyone has seen the business on Colfax that says--with a giant machine-made banner, mind you, not a little hand-written sign--that it is "All NATURAL." Honorable mention, here, on the subject of big, professionally printed banners: the place on Colfax that welcomes "Johnson and Whales Students."

 

Posted at 09:19:

Allied Health Conference_ Current Perspectives in Asthma, Allergy, and Pulmonary Practice.pdfAllied Health Conference_ Current Perspectives in Asthma, Allergy, and Pulmonary Practice.pdf

CCTSI Pilot Grant RFA.pdfCCTSI Pilot Grant RFA.pdf

CON Personnel Updates.pdfCON Personnel Updates.pdf

Motivational Interviewing_Fri Oct 24.pdfMotivational Interviewing_Fri Oct 24.pdf

Position available in the College of Nursing_.pdfPosition available in the College of Nursing_.pdf

Research Tips_7-1-14.pdfResearch Tips_7-1-14.pdf

 

Posted at 09:16:

   First, if there are people who diligently check this page, I apologize for the recent posting drought. Second, again, if there are such people, thanks!

 

 

Thursday, July 3

Posted at 06:21:

   Congratulations to Barbara Weis on her Guest Editorial in the current Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease (ACKD)! This brings the number of CON publications in the first half of CY2014 to 35! Outstanding! (More information on 2014 CON faculty publications to follow...)

 

 

Wednesday, July 2

Posted at 09:51:

Live Online Event_ The Psychology of Poverty_Tues Jul 8_noon.pdfLive Online Event_ The Psychology of Poverty_Tues Jul 8_noon.pdf

 

 

Tuesday, July 1

Posted at 06:06:

   A reminder for all students: the deadline for ORS Fellowship applications is Thursday, July 10. This is a great opportunity to receive excellent research training, work with College of Nursing faculty members, get tuition remission, and pull in a stipend, as well!

 

Posted at 05:59:

CON General Faculty Standing Committee Election Results.pdfCON General Faculty Standing Committee Election Results.pdf

Position available in the College of Nursing_.pdfPosition available in the College of Nursing_.pdf

 

 

Monday, June 30

Posted at 08:33:

      Thursday, July 3, will be Shirley Hanson's last day here at the CON. Shirley will be working at a company very close to her home, and she will be doing work that she has experience doing. While this is great news for Shirley/Shirley's new employer, it is lousy news for us...so on a personal note, Shirley, thank you for rattling the printer tray in Room 4305 every morning--it's a sound that always told me the time was 6:53 a.m.  Also, thank you for the unique sound of your walk--it's a sound that always made me think, "no, that can't be a military platoon; it must be Shirley." And now, from everyone, thank you so much, Shirley, for what your unique walking sound represents: your energy, your eagerness to do anything that needs to be done, and most importantly, your ability to do everything speedily and well. We congratulate you, and we will miss you!

 

 

Monday, June 23

Posted at 17:12:

Save the Date_Mon Jul 7_1200-100_Psych Mental Health Faculty Candidate Presentation.pdfSave the Date_Mon Jul 7_1200-100_Psych Mental Health Faculty Candidate Presentation.pdf

 

Posted at 12:24:

   Johnson & Johnson Psych Nurse Panel Discussion, featuring our own Michael Rice!

 

Posted at 12:22:

2014-06-23_Update from Office of Clinical Affairs.pdf2014-06-23_Update from Office of Clinical Affairs.pdf

 

Posted at 05:51:

   The NICE guys are announcing their presence with authority at the November 2014 American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Conference in Washington, DC!! The ORS Nursing Informatics and Collaborative E-Health research core, or NICE, consists of John Welton, Blaine Reeder, and Mustafa Ozkaynak, and all are extremely well represented at the important conference. John's presentation at AMIA is entitled, "A Framework for Analyzing Inpatient Nursing Costs." Blaine has had 3 posters accepted: "Benefits and Challenges of a Height Sensing Approach for In-Home Gait Speed Detection," "Visualizing Technology Types for Gait Speed Detection in Older Adults," and "Specifying Initial Requirements and Architecture for the CUPID System" (this 3rd poster presentation is integrated with the ORS signature initiative, the Colorado Collaborative for Nursing Research [CCNR]). Not to be in any way outdone, Mustafa has had both a paper accepted ("Examining the Multi-level Fit between Work and Technology in a Secure Messaging Implementation") and a poster accepted ("Differences in Occurrence and Recorded Times of Care Delivery Events as Documented in Electronic Health Records").

   In 2012, CON faculty members identified as areas of research specialization "Biobehavioral Research" and "Health Systems Research"--the CON footprint at the AMIA Conference shows we are rapidly becoming an Informatics research hub, as well.

   Congratulations, John, Blaine, and Mustafa! You've put NICE on the map with such impact that all roads on that map may soon lead straight to NICE!!

 

Posted at 05:37:

   Congratulations to Paula Meek on her new position as PhD Program Director!! It's just one more facet in an already brilliant academic oeuvre...so again, Paula--with the announcement of your new position following on the heels of your tremendously successful Boeker Lecture (Meek_boeker.pdf)--congratulations on a sparkling 2014!!

Congratulations, Paula Meek_PhD Program Director!.pdfCongratulations, Paula Meek_PhD Program Director!.pdf

 

 

Friday, June 20

Posted at 08:36:

Positions available in the College of Nursing_.pdfPositions available in the College of Nursing_.pdf

TODAY!!!_ice cream social_200-300_library front entrance.pngTODAY!!!_ice cream social_200-300_library front entrance.png

 

 

Thursday, June 19

Posted at 06:12:

   If you take people's spoken narratives literally, it's remarkable how common it is for someone to "sit back and" do something, or--in defiance of my anecdotal experience--to begin her or his statements with "Hey," "Look," or "Listen." I enjoy these kinds of spoken cues. "I'm not just going to sit back and watch this happen." In this familiar case, I don't think the sitting back actually means "reclining" or "finding a chair far from the action"--the "sit back and" exists to underscore the voluntary powerlessness/non-agency of the speaker. At any rate, it's certainly ubiquitous, and it's certainly pejorative. "Now, a lot of people like to sit back and say, 'Hey, the Rockies are going to draw 3 million fans whether they have a winning record or a losing one, so why should the Monforts invest in the team?'" This hypothetical quotation provides an elegant two-fer. By positioning the "lot of people" as "sitting back," the speaker is cloaking them in idiocy--it points up their tolerance of a situation that could be remedied by intolerance. Clearly, when a speaker has you sit back, you deserve whatever comes to you. Furthermore, although it's clear that people have adopted "Hey," "Look," and "Listen" as a spoken indication of an impending direct quotation (an aural version of air quotes, so these words are functional)--it's still amusing to think of people actually saying them. "Look, you've got to be there at 4:00." Who says this? It seems to be an inordinately stentorian vehicle for bearing such banal cargo. Few, in reality, would preface their statements with "Look," at least in the non-combative community. So for true semantic accuracy, if I were transcribing my own above comment about the Rockies' attendance, I could write it as follows: Now, a lot of people like to sit back and say, hey, "The Rockies are going to draw 3 million fans." This detaches the "Hey" from the story being told and incorporates it instead in the mise en scene of the story-telling.

 

Posted at 05:53:

Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference_Aug 6-7.pdfColorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference_Aug 6-7.pdf

 

 

Wednesday, June 18

Posted at 07:19:

   A brief reminder--the application deadline for the ORS Fellowship is July 10. Please submit questions or completed applications to Sarah Trimmer.

 

 

Tuesday, June 17

Posted at 11:00:

   Attention, everyone: next Monday represents your absolutely final chance to stop Paul Blomquist from retiring! Anyone who has ever had any problems with EndNote knows exactly how important it is to stop this retirement from happening! Paul, thank you so much for all of the help you've given me over the last 18 months, and I wish you nothing but great times in the future.

Blomquist retirement party_Mon Jun 23_2-4_HSL Reading Room.jpgBlomquist retirement party_Mon Jun 23_2-4_HSL Reading Room.jpg

 

Posted at 06:06:

      Profound congratulations to Tammy Spencer on her appointment to be Coordinator for our new South Denver location!!! It is remarkable to meet a person who radiates light; it is nearly impossible to meet someone who can emit that light both (a) in diffuse, cloud form, to touch as many as possible and (b) in concentrated, beam form, to empower individuals one by one. Tammy is the person who does all of that. For this reason, Tammy is the perfect person to connect the South Denver students to AMC, and I congratulate her on her new position. I congratulate the CON admin for its great choice. And I congratulate the downtown students on having been gifted their brand new envoy from Aurora!

 

 

Sunday, June 15

Posted at 08:02:

Congratulations to Heather Gilmartin on the successful defense of her dissertation!.pdf

 

Posted at 07:56:

Congratulations to Dr. Diane Skiba!.pdf

 

 

Friday, the 13th

Posted at 08:09:

Position available in the College of Nursing_.pdfPosition available in the College of Nursing_.pdf

 

 

Thursday, June 12

Posted at 13:12:

   Wow--congratulations to Karen Gorton on her swift rise and freshly minted assistant deanship! She is remarkably positive, confident, open-minded, un-prickly, and generous--not to mention ridiculously sports-knowledgable--a super combination of attributes for her new position. I echo the Dean's congratulations, and I say also, Karen, thank you for stepping up and serving...it's really great that you're here!

Assistant Dean Undergraduate Program_Gorton.pdfAssistant Dean Undergraduate Program_Gorton.pdf 

 

Posted at 13:10:

Ice Cream Social_Fri Jun 20 200-300.pngIce Cream Social_Fri Jun 20 200-300.png

 

 

Wednesday, June 11

Posted at 13:35:

   Shaunette Meyer--Waterbirth: An integrative analysis of peer-reviewed literature. Congratulations to PhD student Shaunette Meyer on her most recent publication! And thank you, Shaunette, for making the CON's already prolific year of scholarship even better! I haven't had the pleasure of meeting you, but I know for certain that anyone who is at any time, in any way, or on any level associated with Nancy Lowe must be both a great writer and a great scholar in addition to being just all-purpose great...again, thank you and congratulations from everyone here at the CON!!

 

Posted at 13:32:

Positions available in the College of Nursing_.pdf Positions available in the College of Nursing_.pdf

 

 

Thursday, June 5

Posted at 09:16:

   Congratulations to everyone on the Web Team!!! Big ups on the new, great-looking webpage layout! And special thanks to our lambent Electronic Media Specialist, Trisha Buck!!! Amazing work, amazing Trisha!

 

Posted at 09:12:

REMINDER_Nicole Brodrick Presentation_Today_noon_Ed2N 1308.pdfREMINDER_Nicole Brodrick Presentation_Today_noon_Ed2N 1308.pdf

 

 

Tuesday, June 3

Posted at 07:22:

REMINDER_Kathryn Kollowa Presentation_Today_noon_Ed2N, 3108.pdfREMINDER_Kathryn Kollowa Presentation_Today_noon_Ed2N, 3108.pdf

 

Posted at 06:41:

   This is a reminder that (a) ORS Research Assistantship applications are available on the ORS Student Employment Opportunities webpage and that (b) they are accepted on a rolling basis. This is a further reminder that (a) ORS Research Fellowship applications are also available on the ORS Student Employment Opportunities webpage and that (b) the deadline for Fellowship applications is Thursday, July 10. We look forward to receiving your applications and working with you in the future!

 

 

Monday, June 2

Posted at 11:08:

   Approximations: It seems that people used to put more thought into their approximations before speaking and that they would limit their ballparking to one low-end figure and one high-end figure. So someone might have said, "He's been called for traveling, like, 4 or 5 times." When we hear a statement like that, we're satisfied that the speaker has put sufficient thought into it that their non-exactitude comes out with at least some contextual precision. Now, however, it's common just to go hog-wild: "He must have tried, like, 6, 8, 10, 11 times." It seems kind of greedy. Please demand as a listener that the speaker, when opening her/his mouth, has enough respect for you to have prepared a tiny amount.

 

Posted at 08:20:

Angela Richard Presentation_today_noon_Ed2N, 2302.pdfAngela Richard Presentation_today_noon_Ed2N, 2302.pdf

 

 

Friday, May 30

Posted at 07:14:

Angela Richard Presentation_Mon Jun 2_noon_Ed2N 2302.pdfAngela Richard Presentation_Mon Jun 2_noon_Ed2N 2302.pdf

Kathryn Kollowa Presentation_Tues Jun 3_noon_Ed2N 3108.pdfKathryn Kollowa Presentation_Tues Jun 3_noon_Ed2N 3108.pdf

Nicole Brodrick Presentation_Thurs Jun 5_noon_Ed2N 1308.pdfNicole Brodrick Presentation_Thurs Jun 5_noon_Ed2N 1308.pdf

 

 

Thursday, May 29

Posted at 06:20:

   Without a doubt, one key to building any effective relationship--at work or otherwise--is longevity. Stability and reliability coupled with natural ability yield consistent excellence. And that's why the milestone achievements of our staff are so impressive and important! Having worked at the CON for 5 years, 10 years, or 15 years does not represent longevity alone: it represents active, excellent longevity. Sincere congratulations and thanks to Leeann Fields and Karen Marks on reaching the 15-year milestone! Hearty congratulations and thanks to Terry Dargevics on reaching the 10-year milestone! Abundant congratulations and thanks to Judy Campbell and Allison Moravec-Rice on arriving at and blowing past the 5-year milestone (as a brief aside: Allison, for negotiating the clinical placement process, I would extend congratulations and thanks even for reaching the 5-day milestone).

   The scholarly, pedagogic, and clinical achievements of the faculty burnish the College of Nursing's reputation and give a sense of pride to all associated with the CON; the remarkable support, creativity, dedication, and spirit of the College of Nursing staff facilitate those faculty accomplishments and make the CON a wonderful place to spend time at every single day. I am grateful for this environment. There is no place in the world I'd rather work. This is not exaggeration. It is truer than the truest true thing. Thank you to Leeann, Karen, Terry, Judy, and Allison for helping make those statements so.

 

Posted at 06:17:

   Congratulations to Marylou Robinson on securing more funding and expanding the CON's national profile!

Congratulations, Marylou Robinson!!.pdfCongratulations, Marylou Robinson!!.pdf

 

 

Sunday, May 25

Posted at 13:59:

NIH Grant Training Seminar at CU Boulder_6-27-14.pdfNIH Grant Training Seminar at CU Boulder_6-27-14.pdf

 

Posted at 13:30:

   Why do people invariably pronounce the word "dissect" as "dy-ssect" and not "dis-sect"? Is there any other word with similar spelling that is pronounced similarly? If people see the word "miss," do they pronounce it "mice"? Has anyone said to you that they had seen the movie "My-ssion: Impossible"? How about a phrase like "cognitive dissonance"--do you say "dy-ssonance"? Just something to consider then next time you think about saying, "dissect."

 

Posted at 10:00:

   To Blaine Reeder--now a regular on this page--further congratulations on your skyrocketing number of 2014 scholarly accomplishments!

The HomeSHARE grant is a National Science Foundation Community Infrastructure Planning entitled "HomeSHARE - Home-based Smart Health Applications across Research Environments." This grant provides one year of funding in the amount of $99,301 to engage computer science and gerontology research communities about requirements for a distributed smart homes research platform in preparation for a 3-year NSF proposal to design, implement, and test a platform to support independent living in 100 homes with older adult participants. HomeSHARE is a collaborative research project involving Kay Connelly and Katie Siek (PI and Co-I, Indiana University), George Demiris (Co-I, University of Washington), Kelly Caine (Co-I, Clemson University) and Blaine Reeder (Co-I, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus).

 

Posted at 09:37:

   Congratulations all around...a full-throated congratulations, of course, to those who graduated from their respective degree programs on Friday--a phenomenal accomplishment--an accomplishment that I, without exaggeration, am in awe of. Congratulations to the family and support-system members who attended Convocation and without whom none of what we spent time honoring ever, most likely, would have happened. Congratulations to all of the faculty who were honored at the ceremony--we are fortunate (even blessed) to have such brilliant teachers and scholars here at AMC. Congratulations to the meterorologists whose unfailing predictions of rain for Friday morning almost certainly locked in near-perfect conditions. Congratulations also to all of the volunteers who womaned and manned a ceremony that never ceases to be lovely, year after year. And a giant congratulations to Anapin Thielen, whose intensely hard work, energy, and meticulousness paid off in a super event! Great job, Anapin!  

 

 

Wednesday, May 21

Posted at 07:09 

   Sincere, profound, enormous congratulations to our incredible faculty as it makes itself even more incredible! Sue Hagedorn, Sara Horton-Deutsch, Jackie Jones, and John Welton will be inducted into the American Academy of Nursing this fall! Teresa Connolly has successfully defended her dissertation at BC! Thanks to all of you for making the CON such a dynamic place, and congratulations to you from everyone here at the CON!

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Hagedorn, S., Horton-Deutsch, S., Jones, J., and Welton, J.!!!.pdfCONGRATULATIONS!!! Hagedorn, S., Horton-Deutsch, S., Jones, J., and Welton, J.!!!.pdf

Congratultions to Teresa Connolly on officially becoming Teresa Connolly, PhD!!!.pdfCongratulations to Teresa Connolly on officially becoming Teresa Connolly, PhD!!!.pdf

 

 

Monday, May 19

Posted at 15:42:

CU Day at Elitch Gardens_tickets on sale through June 6.pdfCU Day at Elitch Gardens_tickets on sale through June 6.pdf

 

Posted at 08:21:

COMIRB_Office Hours For May 20 (Tomorrow!)).pdfCOMIRB_Office Hours For May 20 (Tomorrow!).pdf

 

Posted at 06:42:

   The convention of saying "an historic" is an interesting one. Why have people so widely bought into the notion that placing the article "an" before the adjective "historic" is a signature piece of erudition? Without fail, television/radio commentors refer to "an historic occasion," showing this phrase off like an esoteric imprimatur of top-notch intelligence. But why with "historic," exclusively? Would you ever buy "an history book"? It's true that in some words that begin with "h," the /h/ phoneme is not pronounced, and the first vocalized phoneme is that of the vowel following the "h"--for example, "hour." We don't say "hour" as if we were starting to say the name "Howard," and because we launch our pronunciation of the word with the vowel phoneme /a/, we rightly say "an hour" rather than "a hour." But do you say "istoric"? Not unless you speak Cockney. So please break with the culturati on this one. Say that something is "a historic occasion," and if someone tries to trump you with her or his "superior" knowledge, please roar back over top and re-trump.

 

 

Friday, May 16

Posted at 15:37:

Congratulations to Fara Bowler!!!.pdfCongratulations to Fara Bowler!!!.pdf

 

 

Thursday, May 15

Posted at 09:25:

June 12_PCORI webinar for nursing research.pdfJune 12_PCORI webinar for nursing research.pdf

 

Posted at 09:10:

Save the date_Aug 18_CON Retreat.pdfSave the date_Aug 18_CON Retreat.pdf

Research Tips_May 15_Vol 6 No 10.pdfResearch Tips_May 15_Vol 6 No 10.pdf

 

 

Tuesday, May 13

Posted at 08:45:

Call for proposals for NIH Bench to Bedside_June 18.pdfCall for proposals for NIH Bench to Bedside_June 18.pdf

 

Posted at 07:21:

Undergraduate Community Health Presentations_May 13.pdfUndergraduate Community Health Presentations_May 13.pdf

Position available_College of Nursing.pdfPosition available_College of Nursing.pdf

 

 

Monday, May 12

Posted at 08:41:

   Congratulations to Sue Lareau on her most recent publication! And also, congratulations to the whole CU CON faculty: that makes 30 publications so far in 2014! Again, congratulations, Sue!

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Posted at 06:59:

   "Kind of," "sort of," "essentially," "basically," "in terms of," "if you will": Is a society really made better by language that's designed to be as non-committal, as unassuming, as imprecise and unforceful and thereby (as the theory goes) as unobjectionable as possible? Marbling our language through with all of the "kind of"s and "sort of"s and the rest of the anodyne ornaments listed above indicates that our collective answer to that question is "yes." Every one of those remarkably common lexical bits intends to torpedo the integrity/fortitude of whatever statement the user is making; they all soften and dilute and tell the listener not to take the speaker all that seriously. The resulting, mediated language serves not to attract but rather to deflect attention. That can't be a good purpose for communication. That can't be good for anything.

 

 

Saturday, May 10

Posted at 07:36:

CNS Change Project Presentations_Mon May 12_Ed1 Rm 1400.pdfCNS Change Project Presentations_Mon May 12_Ed1 Rm 1400.pdf

Community Health Presentations_Tues May 13_ Faculty Welcome!.pdfCommunity Health Presentations_Tues May 13_ Faculty Welcome!.pdf

CU Day at Elitch Gardens_tickets on sale now through June 6.pdfCU Day at Elitch Gardens_tickets on sale now through June 6.pdf

 

 

Friday, May 9

Posted at 10:26:

   Back-formation, Part 2: Vocabulary Poaching...obviously, English is very eclectic and inclusive, making it an expansive, versatile, and fun language. Let's say, for example, that English incorporates the nouns "diagnosis" from Greek and "liaison" from French. Verb construction, then, requires back-formation from noun to verb; thus, we get the now-full-on-standard "to diagnose" and the still-jargony-and-somewhat-desultory "to liaise."

 

Posted at 10:24:

Anschutz Health and Wellness Center_Socialize this Summer.pdfAnschutz Health and Wellness Center_Socialize this Summer.pdf

 

Posted at 06:24:

   I hope you find back-formation as interesting as I do. And I'd like to introduce 2 manners of this phenomenon: (1) verb-familiar noun-new verb and (2) lexical importation. So what is back-formation, then? The first type occurs when the noun form of a verb becomes far more common/familiar than the verb from which it was derived. A good example of this is the noun "obligation." Now, because "obligation" is much more frequently used than its verb of origin, when people seek to use the verb rather than the noun form, they generally settle on "obligate," as in, "I am obligated to help you move on Sunday." However, "obligate," before becoming acceptable via repeated usage, was not a word at all--the verb form is "oblige"--but people reverse-engineered, or back-formed, "obligate" from "obligation," which is, in reality, no more correct a usage than if you started "conversating" with your friends. Stay tuned...

 

 

Thursday, May 8

Posted at 10:27:

   First, the verb "to peruse" means "to examine something very carefully (e.g., "I should most likely peruse this lifetime contract before signing it")" as opposed to "to glance at cursorily (as most people use it [e.g., "I'll peruse this memo in the elevator]")"; second, the adverb "momentarily," etymologically, does not mean "a short time from now (e.g., "We will be touching down at Denver International Airport momentarily")," but instead, its primary meaning is "for a short time (e.g., "We will be laying over in Denver momentarily before continuing on to Honolulu")." On a similar topic, "hopefully" does not mean "I hope (e.g., "Hopefully, it will not rain tomorrow")"; instead, it means "with hope (e.g, "She waited hopefully for news from the admissions committee")."

 

Posted at 09:56:

Free lunch tomorrow_Celebrate Nurses' Week, see new branding roll-out.pdfFree lunch tomorrow_Celebrate Nurses' Week, see new branding roll-out.pdf

 

Posted at 09:31:

   Just a brief writing-related reminder: "including" connotes "e.g." rather than "i.e."

 

Posted at 06:59:

   Happy continuation of Nurses' Week, everybody, as well as the 69th anniversary of V-E Day...

 

Posted at 06:54:

Peter Buerhaus Presentation_Thurs May 8_1100_Rm 2303.pdfPeter Buerhaus Presentation_Thurs May 8_1100_Rm 2303.pdf

 

Posted at 06:45:

Today! Thurs May 8_800-1100_Faculty and Staff Breakfast (Nurses Week).pdfToday! Thurs May 8_800-1100_Faculty and Staff Breakfast (Nurses Week).pdf

 

 

Wednesday, May 7

Posted at 09:10:

Reminder, Buerhaus presentation, Thurs (tomorrow), May 8.pdfReminder, Buerhaus presentation, Thurs (tomorrow), May 8.pdf

 

Posted at 07:29:

   A very quick preposition-related note: the adjective "different" takes the preposition "from." Thus, "I am different from you" rather than "I am different than you."

 

Posted at 06:53:

Positions available in the College of Nursing_.pdfPositions available in the College of Nursing_.pdf

 

Posted at 06:24:

   Congratulations to Leli Pedro and Sarah Schmiege on their most recent publication!

   Pedro, L., & Schmiege, S. (2014). Rural living as context: A study of disparities in long-term cancer survivors. Oncology Nursing Forum, 41(3), E211-E219.

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   I know that I am honored to have worked with both of you, and I know equally that all of us at the CON are fortunate to have both of you here...again, congratulations on your excellent scholarship and your excellent success!!!

 

 

Tuesday, May 6

Posted at 08:19:

   (Originally posted on April 17) I repost this because I've heard this construct 6 times in the last 18 hours.

   Another ultra-common thing now: the verb structure "is is." Even professional talkers on TV and radio regularly begin sentences with, for example, "The thing is is that..." or "The problem is is that Putin has put us in a box, so..." This is a mutated form of noun-clause construction ("clause" means "has a verb in it," and "phrase" means "has no verb in it"). So I could correctly make a sentence like this: "What the problem is is that we have a limited amount of water in the West"--the subject here is a noun clause, "What the problem is," so putting "is" beside "is" is correct in that the first "is" belongs to the noun clause and the second "is" functions as the sentence's verb. However, if you remove the "what" from the noun clause, then you just have a noun ("the problem"), and the first "is" no longer belongs to the subject of the sentence, leaving you with a back-to-back-verb problem.

   Here's the thing: if you want to begin your statement with "the problem is" or "the thing is" or "the reason is"--all very popular ways to commence--your next word should be "that" rather than "is." Then, all's well that (begins and) ends well, and whate'er the course, the end's the renown.

 
Posted at 06:48:
 
   The Center for Nursing Research (CNR) (Ed2N, Room 4224) is a remarkable resource for College of Nursing students and faculty. Led by CNR Director Oliwier (Oli) Dziadkowiec, the CNR's research/statistical support truly is second to none. See for yourself!
 

CNR Student Projects Policy_Final 2014.pdfCNR Student Projects Policy_Final 2014.pdf

CNR Faculty Projects Policy_Final 2014.pdfCNR Faculty Projects Policy_Final 2014.pdf

 

Posted at 06:34:

   "Woman" v. "female" as adjectival form: I'm not sure about the reason for or provenance of this fearful asymmetry. Listen to media, and you will hear uniform reference to "women voters," "women reporters," "women politicians," and so on; on the other hand, consider how ridiculous is the sound of "men voters," "men politicians," etc. This is an aurally jarring inconsistency. So please insist in your daily dealings either on (a) reinstating the adjective "female" or on (b) shelving the adjective "male." Together, let's eliminate this heavy-rotation discrepancy. Along the same lines--for the more esoteric, sports-minded set--the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team will often, in media accounts, be referred to as the "Bucs," an abbreviated form of "Buccaneers"; however, never ever have I seen/heard the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team referred to as the "Pirates." This seems unfair and unbalanced.

 

 

Monday, May 5

Posted at 11:51:

Responsible Conduct of Research Training_Wed May 7_noon_Fulginiti.pdfResponsible Conduct of Research Training_Wed May 7_noon_Fulginiti.pdf

 

Posted at 11:43:

COMIRB_Office Hours For May 20.pdfCOMIRB_Office Hours For May 20.pdf

 

Posted at 11:35:

Sat May 17_Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses_Preparing for Recovery-Oriented Practice.pdfSat May 17_Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses_Preparing for Recovery-Oriented Practice.pdf

 

Posted at 11:26:

   A National Nurses' Week greeting from American Nurses' Association (ANA) President Karen Daley...

 

Posted at 10:57:

   The Galleria now features a fresh display of CON faculty publications...this has already been a prolific year!  Congratulations, CU College of Nursing faculty!

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Posted at 10:53:

   Just wanting to repost a couple of language notes after recently hearing numerous examples of the following...

   (Originally posted on April 8) I would like briefly to discuss "to speak to" because this phrasal verb currently is on a rampage. "Speak to" does not mean "talk about." You can't accurately say, "Mr. Manning, you are a superstar, so can you please speak to the issue of media pressure?" (Rather, you can't say that accurately unless The Issue of Media Pressure has put on a shirt and a pair of pants and is seated on the sofa next to Mr. Manning.) In fact, "speak to" means "point up," "demonstrate," or "highlight." As a result, "Peyton, your media ubiquity speaks to the constant demands of a device-happy, sports-crazed public, doesn't it?" En fin, somebody cannot speak to a phenomenon, but a phenomenon can speak to another phenomenon.

   (Originally posted on April 18) "Me" v. "myself." Poor "me"--somehow, everyone has started to think that, when referring to oneself, "myself" is the go-to pronoun. "On Saturday, May 17, join Susie Wargin and myself for a 10K run to raise money for myasthenia gravis research." "Many people, including myself, think that Todd Gak is a Dutch national." However, the reflexive pronoun "myself" can appear only when its referent--"I"--manifests earlier in the clause: "I looked at myself in the mirror, thinking that change starts at home," or "I could just kick myself for not investing in cardboard at two cents a ton." If no "I," then no "myself," and instead, "me" is correct: "Join Susie Wargin and me...many people, including me..." and so on. So everybody, please pitch in and throw a little attention to "me."

 

Posted at 10:52:

   Congratulations, Jackie Jones, on yet another new 2014 publication!  2014 Betz, Jones tiered assessment_Page_01.png2014 Betz, Jones tiered assessment_Page_01.png

 

Posted at 10:43:

Reminder_Presentation, Peter Buerhaus_Thurs May 8_1100-1200_Ed2N, Rm 2303.pdfReminder_Presentation, Peter Buerhaus_Thurs May 8_1100-1200_Ed2N, Rm 2303.pdf

Reminder_ Presentation, Candidate for CON Professor, Mona Pearl_Tues May 6_noon to 100_Ed2N, Rm 2301.pdfReminder_ Presentation, Candidate for CON Professor, Mona Pearl_Tues May 6_noon to 100_Ed2N, Rm 2301.pdf

 

Posted at 10:37:

   Please take the updated Social Climate Survey...

 

Posted at 10:31:

Friends of Nursing Scholarship_Recipients.pdfFriends of Nursing Scholarship_Recipients.pdf

Heather Gilmartin dissertation defense_Thurs Jun 5_900_Ed2N 2301.pdfHeather Gilmartin dissertation defense_Thurs Jun 5_900_Ed2N 2301.pdf

You are invited to the Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone Presentations.pdfYou are invited to the Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone Presentations.pdf

icecreamsocial_flyer.pdficecreamsocial_flyer.pdf

Research Tips_5-1-14_Vol 6 No 9(1).pdfResearch Tips_5-1-14_Vol 6 No 9(1).pdf

 

 

Thursday, May 1

Posted at 06:20:
   Congratulations again to Lenka Hellerova and Scott Harpin!



Monday, April 28

Posted at 08:37:

Reminder_Today, 300_Sarah Schmiege baby shower.pdfReminder_Today, 300_Sarah Schmiege baby shower.pdf

Posted at 08:24:

Reminder_Faculty Presentation_Today at noon_Room 1202_Enhancing Maternal Survival in Kenya.pdfReminder_Faculty Presentation_Today at noon_Room 1202_Enhancing Maternal Survival in Kenya.pdf

Posted at 08:19:

COMIRB_Office Hours For April_ 4_28 (Monday!).pdfCOMIRB_Office Hours For April_ 4_28 (Monday!).pdf

Posted at 07:37:

TODAY at Noon_  Cracking the Humor Code by Peter McGraw, PhD_Fulginiti Pavilion.pdfTODAY at Noon_ Cracking the Humor Code by Peter McGraw, PhD_Fulginiti Pavilion.pdf

Posted at 06:15:

   Congratulations to Peggy Jenkins and John Welton on their publication in the May 2014 JONA--an article based on Peggy's dissertation research--and congratulations, too, to John for his editorial in the same journal issue...outstanding stuff!

 

 

Saturday, April 26

Posted at 08:53:

   Three more popular examples of overkill: "in/from now," "point in time," and "way, shape, or form." First, notice how often people (on radio and elsewhere) say, "coming up in five minutes from now"; of course, "in five minutes" or "five minutes from now" is sufficient to the purpose, and deploying both is just making the rubble bounce. Similarly, "I had no idea at that point in time"; going with "I had no idea at that point" or "I had no idea at that time" is perfectly good. Third, using "way, shape, or form" for emphasis ranks right up there with using "literally" for emphasis, and both should be tamped down a little. Seriously, "I don't believe you in any way" sounds good enough--so "in any way" seems to have stand-alone power--but would you accept, "I don't believe you in any shape"? How about, "I don't think you should go out with him in any form"?

Deserving honorable mention in this category: "Save 25% off!" 

Posted at 08:40:

Congratulations to Rebecca Carron on the successful defense of her dissertation!!.pdfCongratulations to Rebecca Carron on the successful defense of her dissertation!!.pdf

 

 

Friday, April 25

Posted at 13:26:

   One more miniature reminder: the infix "-aneous-" adds nothing but 3-syllables worth of superfluity to the adverb "instantly."

Posted at 13:01:

   CON senior Lenka Hellerova presented today at the University of Colorado’s Research and Creative Activities Symposium; she introduced research completed with mentor Dr. Scott Harpin. Lenka was a 2013 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program awardee, which funded her research over the past academic year (understanding the health utilization of runaway/homeless youth at Urban Peak in Denver). She conducted 7 focus groups to explore (a) what barriers exist for homeless youth in using primary-care services and (b) how these youth learned about health care in their childhood.  She also presented findings at 2014’s Western Institute of Nursing Conference two weeks ago in Seattle. Congratulations, Lenka, on your multiple accomplishments, and congratulations, Scott, on helping Lenka get there!

Posted at 12:43:

Sabbatical Program Flyer  041414.pdfSabbatical Program Flyer 041414.pdf

   This is a program that clinical nurse researchers can take advantage of...

Posted at 09:51:

   Just a miniature reminder that neither "impact" nor "transition" is a verb...

Posted at 09:49:

Lunch with the Dean_upcoming schedule.pdfLunch with the Dean_upcoming schedule.pdf

Posted at 06:03:

   The revised CU Social-Climate Survey

 

 

Thursday, April 24

Posted at 17:35:

Teri Hernandez Presentation_Wed Apr 30_830-930_A01 7000.pdfTeri Hernandez Presentation_Wed Apr 30_830-930_A01 7000.pdf

Posted at 16:44:

2014-Spring-Staff-Appr-AMC-desserthour-reminder3.pdf2014-Spring-Staff-Appr-AMC-desserthour-reminder3.pdf

Posted at 10:58:

   "To grow (transitive [+D.O.] and intransitive verb [-D.O.])." The verb "to grow" often appears with a direct object: "He grows corn on his 500 acres." But this works only with some nouns: "He grew his children" doesn't sound so good. With this particular noun, we prefer the non-direct object version of "to grow": "His children grew and grew." Now, however, in a gimmicky way of trying to infuse language with dime-store dynamism (almost as transparent a way as replacing nouns with adjectives, e.g., "Where amazing happens" or "Where better happens"), people want to expand the use of "grow"--in fact, they want to "grow" the use of "grow." We used to "expand" the economy or "create" jobs--and these are perfectly fine verb/noun combos--but now, it's all growing. Come on, now--"grow jobs"? Doesn't it seem neologistic and contrived? If we don't resist "grow" hegemony, farmers will soon be growing both corn and children on their 500 acres.

Posted at 06:21:

   Congratulations to Marleen Thornton, Jackie Jones, and Kathy Magilvy from everyone at CON--Marleen's poster, "Thematic Illustrations of Health for the Oldest Old Living at Home," was named as the Best-Overall Student Poster at the Western Institute of Nursing (WIN) Conference in Seattle! WIN is one of only four regional nursing-research organizations in the US, and their conference is a very significant one...again congratulations, Marleen, on your victory and on the imminent completion of your doctoral program (graduation is now less than one month away), and congratulations, too, to you, Jackie and Kathy, on mentoring your student to great success!

Posted at 06:16:

   CU President's Teaching and Learning Collaborative--Call for 2014-15 Proposals!!! Deadline May 16!!!  

Posted at 06:12:

2015 ANA Quality Conference Call for Abstracts--Deadline Apr 30!!!.pdf2015 ANA Quality Conference Call for Abstracts--Deadline Apr 30!!!.pdf

Professor Candidate Presentation_Dr. Mona Pearl_Tues May 6_noon-100_Rm 2301.pdfProfessor Candidate Presentation_Dr. Mona Pearl_Tues May 6_noon-100_Rm 2301.pdf

 

 

Wednesday, April 23

Posted at 10:45:

   Please help out the extremely hard-working Anapin Thielen--who is coordinating the May 23 Graduation Ceremony--by nominating worthy students for recognition. The deadline is one week from today, Wednesday, April 30.

Wed Apr 30 Deadline_Student Leadership Awards for May Convocation.pdfWed Apr 30 Deadline_Student Leadership Awards for May Convocation.pdf

 

 

Tuesday, April 22

Posted at 11:23:

Celebration of our Administrative Professionals_.pdfCelebration of our Administrative Professionals_.pdf

Posted at 10:31:

Position available in the College of Nursing_Senior Instructor in Pediatric Primary Care.pdfPosition available in the College of Nursing_Senior Instructor in Pediatric Primary Care.pdf

Posted at 07:14:

Welcome to Nancy Mathews!.pdfWelcome to Nancy Mathews!.pdf

Posted at 06:49:

   Apparently, some kind of extreme weight-loss program is coming to the Wellness Center...

Posted at 06:47:

2014 DNP Capstone Presentations-Final 2 14 14 pnm.pdf2014 DNP Capstone Presentations-Final 2 14 14 pnm.pdf

Capstone Project Titles NUDO8018 4 2014 vers2.pdfCapstone Project Titles NUDO8018 4 2014 vers2.pdf

Posted at 06:42:

Baby Shower for Sarah Schmiege!!!.pdfBaby Shower for Sarah Schmiege!!!.pdf

Pediatric Nutrition Seminar Series_Teri Hernandez_Thu Apr 24_noon-100_A01, Rm 2101.pdfPediatric Nutrition Seminar Series_Teri Hernandez_Thu Apr 24_noon-100_A01, Rm 2101.pdf

Peter Buerhaus Presentation_Thurs May 8_1100_Rm 2303.pdfPeter Buerhaus Presentation_Thurs May 8_1100_Rm 2303.pdf

NIH Resubmission Policy and RPPR_Non-SNAP Progress Reports.pdfNIH Resubmission Policy and RPPR_Non-SNAP Progress Reports.pdf

 

 

Monday, April 21

Posted at 06:12:  

   "All about." The profusion of things that are "all about" other things is dramatic. And if someone says, "It's all about preparation," or "It's all about doing what I want," then I find that "it"--a pronoun with no antecedent in these cases--is a very slim reed on which to hang a giant burden of meaning. When someone uses this construction, I often spend a little while mentally fleshing out what "it" substitutes for in the sentence: if "It's all about preparation," then does "it" mean "success and achievement in this project specifically and in all of life's tasks generally"? Maybe. But if so, asking "it" to lug that hefty semantic payload is like asking your three-year-old child to go out and bring in the credenza from the back of the moving van.

 

 

Saturday, April 19

Posted at 08:33:

   "Less" v. "fewer." People in droves are abandoning "fewer," being driven by influence-wielding drove-drivers: a commercial for eyeglasses I saw recently boasted "less smudges," when, of course, "less" applies only to a non-count noun (they could have chosen "less oil" or "less careless filth [though this may have been less anodyne than they'd wanted]"). The countable smudges can only rightly be called "fewer" in number. Exeunt.

 

 

Friday, April 18

Posted at 06:34:

   "Me" v. "myself." Poor "me"--somehow, everyone has started to think that, when referring to oneself, "myself" is the go-to pronoun. "On Saturday, May 17, join Susie Wargin and myself for a 10K run to raise money for myasthenia gravis research." "Many people, including myself, think that Todd Gak is a Dutch national." However, the reflexive pronoun "myself" can appear only when its referent--"I"--manifests earlier in the clause: "I looked at myself in the mirror, thinking that change starts at home," or "I could just kick myself for not investing in cardboard at two cents a ton." If no "I," then no "myself," and instead, "me" is correct: "Join Susie Wargin and me...many people, including me..." and so on. So everybody, please pitch in and throw a little attention to "me."

Posted at 06:20:

International Work_Student Presentations_April 23_deadline to RSVP is TODAY, APRIL 18!.pdfInternational Work_Student Presentations_April 23_deadline to RSVP is TODAY, APRIL 18!.pdf

 

 

Thursday, April 17

Posted at 14:41:

Change in NIH resubmission policy_.pdfChange in NIH resubmission policy_.pdf

Posted at 09:12:

Doris Kemp Smith_Lowe Levine Presentation_Mon, Apr 21_noon to 100_Room 3108.pdfDoris Kemp Smith_Lowe Levine Presentation_Mon, Apr 21_noon to 100_Room 3108.pdf

Posted at 08:51:

The How Tos of Publishing Presenter_Connect Recordings in Canvas.pdfThe How Tos of Publishing Presenter_Connect Recordings in Canvas.pdf

Posted at 08:43:

Resubmission v. new submission on similar topic.pdfResubmission v. new submission on similar topic.pdf

Posted at 07:37:

   Another ultra-common thing now:  the verb structure "is is." Even professional talkers on TV and radio regularly begin sentences with, for example, "The thing is is that..." or "The problem is is that Putin has put us in a box, so..." This is a mutated form of noun-clause construction ("clause" means "has a verb in it," and "phrase" means "has no verb in it"). So I could correctly make a sentence like this: "What the problem is is that we have a limited amount of water in the West"--the subject here is a noun clause, "What the problem is," so putting "is" beside "is" is correct in that the first "is" belongs to the noun clause and the second "is" functions as the sentence's verb. However, if you remove the "what" from the noun clause, then you just have a noun ("the problem"), and the first "is" no longer belongs to the subject of the sentence, leaving you with a back-to-back-verb problem.

 

 

Wednesday, April 16

Posted at 08:51:

SAVE THE DATE_  CU Day at Elitch Gardens_Saturday, June 21.pdfSAVE THE DATE_ CU Day at Elitch Gardens_Saturday, June 21.pdf

Posted at 07:01:

   The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has issued a call for abstracts for the ICN Conference to be held June 19-23, 2015, in Seoul, Korea.  If anyone wants to go, I was a Teaching Professor in Seoul for one year--I can speak Korean--and I'd be happy to go with you!  Don't hesitate to ask!  Really!  Please?

 

 

Tuesday, April 15

Posted at 10:15:

   Congratulations--and again, Congratulations to Scott Harpin.pdf! The CCTSI PACT council has approved his application to their Community Engagement pilot grant program! We all know how much Scott deserves it, and we all know how important his work with runaway/homeless youth is...congratulations, yet again, Scott!

 

 

Monday, April 14

Posted at 15:18:

TONIGHT--STTI MEETING!.pdfTONIGHT--STTI MEETING!.pdf

Posted at 15:15:

COMIRB - Office Hours For April_ 4_15 (Tomorrow)_noon to 1.pdfCOMIRB - Office Hours For April_ 4_15 (Tomorrow)_noon to 1.pdf

Posted at 14:54:

   !!!!!AMERICAN NURSES FEDERATION, NURSING RESEARCH GRANTS--VARIOUS FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES--APPLICATIONS DUE MAY 1ST!!!!!

Posted at 08:53:

Faculty Candidate Presentation_Kippenbrock_today!!!_1145_Rm 2301.pdfFaculty Candidate Presentation_Kippenbrock_today!!!_1145_Rm 2301.pdf

Posted at 07:14:

   Along the same lines as the previous posting is the adverbial use of "some"--as in, "some 300 people lost their homes in the wildfires." There's certainly nothing objectionable about this if "some" simply falls into an easy rotation with its more hoi polloi confederates ("about," "around," "nearly," "approximately," "an estimated"), but when people, en masse, jettison all alternatives, well...

   Also, please note the now-frequent use of "more than" or "over" with a non-round number (particularly in advertising): "we have more than 33 flat-screen TVs for your NFL viewing pleasure," or "proudly serving the Denver area for more than 14 years." Certainly, if someone says, "more than 30 TVs," the listener's mind can grope for a precise number ("is it 32? 33? 34?"); but if someone provides a precise number, and if it's "more than 33," then the listener should conclude only that the number is 34--why would someone say "more than 33" if the number were 40?

 

 

Sunday, April 13

Posted at 13:50:

   Just briefly, please take note of the aggressive nature of the noun "piece" as it muscles to the side its many aural competitors. Now, we hear exclusively of "the budget piece" or "the education piece," as "part" "aspect," "element," "section," "portion," "facet," and their kinfolk are forced to ride the lexical pine. Speaking of "ride the pine," this phenomenon certainly extends to sports commentary, as in, "the Rockies have some nice pieces," or "the Nuggets should trade Faried only if they get elite pieces in return."

Posted at 10:55:

   Sorry that all of you returning from WIN had to return to such a Seattle-like day today, but here's some good news:  a new publication (his third in 2014) from Blaine Reeder! You can find it also in the ORS Gallery of New Publications, and soon, you will see it hanging in the Galleria...congratulations, Blaine!

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Friday, April 11

Posted at 16:41:

Heart of Medicine Memoir-Writing Workshop_Tues, Apr 29_530-730_Fulginiti.pdfHeart of Medicine Memoir-Writing Workshop_Tues, Apr 29_530-730_Fulginiti.pdf

Posted at 10:02:

   On the hyphen: in English, (a) one-word adjectives appear before nouns they modify, and (b) adjective phrases appear after nouns they modify. But if we want to put a multi-word adjective before its target noun, we can jerry-rig one by hyphenating it. This is why you would write, "Jason is 45 years old (45 years old being an adjective here)," but you would write "Jason is a 45-year-old man (putting the modified noun after the adjective requires hyphenation of the adjective, which elides it into one word)." One more thing: the hyphen deftly clusters terms for swift comprehensibility's sake. Let's say, for example, you are writing about "research faculty grant submission guidelines"--this is five consecutive nouns.  The reader's brain has not braced itself for this and will undoubtedly need to review the phrase several times to sort it all out. But writing "research-faculty grant-submission guidelines" allows the reader's brain to retro-fit the phrase into sensibility, making "grant-submission" modify "guidelines" and making "research-faculty" modify "grant-submission." Thus may a writer back-engineer silky-smooth processing.

Posted at 09:53:

Emotional Availability (EA) Scales Training_May 11-13.pdfEmotional Availability (EA) Scales Training_May 11-13.pdf

 

Thursday, April 10

Posted at 08:36:

   "To hone (transitive verb [requires a direct object])" v. "to home (intransitive verb [cannot have a direct object])." This is another one that has gained viral-type prevalence. "To hone," of course, is "to sharpen": "Let's hone our argument and thereby our proposal." On the other hand, "to home+in on" is "to become more precise," "to narrow the focus of," or also colloquially, "to zero in on": "We have to home in on an exact plan of action before we start." In short, the context in which "hone" is generally used calls abmost invariably for "home."

Posted at 07:20:

Presentation for Pediatric Nursing Endowed Chair_Jenny Madden_Thurs, Apr 10_100_Rm 2307.pdfPresentation for Pediatric Nursing Endowed Chair_Jenny Madden_Thurs, Apr 10_100_Rm 2307.pdf

 

 

Wednesday, April 9

Posted at 14:17:

Position available in the College of Nursing_Admin Assistant III.pdfPosition available in the College of Nursing_Admin Assistant III.pdf

Posted at 14:14:

Date for Summer 2014 Graduation_Mon, Aug11_100_Ed2South.pdfDate for Summer 2014 Graduation_Mon, Aug11_100_Ed2South.pdf

Posted at 10:08:

RSVP by 4_11_ CU Denver Campus Staff Appreciation Breakfast.pdfRSVP by 4_11_ CU Denver Campus Staff Appreciation Breakfast.pdf 

Posted at 09:01:

Presentation for Pediatric Nursing Endowed Chair_Jenny Madden_Thurs, Apr 10_100_Rm 2307.pdfPresentation for Pediatric Nursing Endowed Chair_Jenny Madden_Thurs, Apr 10_100_Rm 2307.pdf

Posted at 07:53:

   Good luck at WIN, everybody!

Posted at 07:37:

   "To base (verb) + off of (preposition)"--also holding seemingly universal sway is this one: "Based off of the conversation I had with her earlier, I'm sure she understands everything perfectly." But seriously, basing something off of a foundation is as plausible as "building something off of" a foundation or "putting something off of" a foundation; it only makes sense to base, build, or put things "on" a foundation. As a result, "I'm basing this conclusion on empiricism and pragmatism." Similarly, consider "to center (verb) + around (preposition)."

Posted at 06:44:

   And once more, congratulations to UConn--Storrs, CT is the undisputed epicenter of the 2014 college basketball landscape...

 

Tuesday, April 8

Posted at 13:01:

   I would like briefly to discuss "to speak to" because this phrasal verb currently is on a rampage. "Speak to" does not mean "talk about." You can't accurately say, "Mr. Manning, you are a superstar, so can you please speak to the issue of media pressure?" (Rather, you can't say that accurately unless The Issue of Media Pressure has put on a shirt and a pair of pants and is seated on the sofa next to Mr. Manning.) In fact, "speak to" means "point up," "demonstrate," or "highlight." As a result, "Peyton, your media ubiquity speaks to the constant demands of a device-happy, sports-crazed public, doesn't it?" En fin, somebody cannot speak to a phenomenon, but a phenomenon can speak to another phenomenon.

Posted at 12:47:

   Introducing another addition to the Research webpages: the ORS Gallery of New Publications. So as new CON articles are published, they will appear (a) on the bulletin board for the faculty member's Area of Excellence, (b) hanging from the ceiling on the 4th floor, and (c) on the ORS Gallery of New Publications webpage.

Posted at 07:12:

   Congratulations to the UConn Huskies men's basketball team!  One down--one to go!

   And congratulations, too, to (C)U-CON(n)'s most interested party:

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Monday, April 7

Posted at 15:02:

   Attention all College of Nursing faculty:  Introducing the OSKJ Panel and the OSKJ Panel Roster!  OSKJ Panel.pdfOSKJ Panel.pdf  OSKJ Panel Roster.pdfOSKJ Panel Roster.pdf   Please check out the latest in ORS research support!

Posted at 13:28:

The Hospitality Expo Returns on Wednesday, May 7_Register Now.pdfThe Hospitality Expo Returns on Wednesday, May 7_Register Now.pdf

Posted at 11:20:

Position_available_in_the_College_of_Nursing.pdfPosition_available_in_the_College_of_Nursing.pdf

Posted at 10:38:

   Sure, the excessively heavy-rotation of phrases like "no worries" or "going forward" is conspicuous and undeniable. More insidious, though, is a lexical/syntactic element like the prepositional phrase "in terms of." It's like an intron in a nucleotide sequence in that it codes for nothing and should be spliced out. Also, it severely dampens a sentence's impact by burying the lead. Compare the following: "In terms of habitability, Colorado's weather gives the state a substantial boost." "Colorado's weather substantially boosts the state's habitability."

 

Saturday, April 5

Posted at 08:57:

4th-floor N elevators.pdf4th-floor N elevators.pdf

   Thank you so much, Mary Beth!

Here's what Mary Beth was referring to:
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Friday, April 4

Posted at 09:58:

   It's also that time of year when one makes her or his annual wish that T.S. Eliot was wrong in the famous opening line of his great epic, "The Wasteland."

Posted at 09:23:

   It's the Friday that precedes the Final Four weekend. Kathy Jankowski--proud UConn alumna--has been particularly March mad, as both the Huskies and Lady Huskies are in their respective Final Fours. While I'm not a UConn fan, I am a Jankowski fan, so go, both sets of Huskies!

 

Thursday, April 3

Posted at 10:53:

Recognition from a CU alum at Texas Tech--.pdfRecognition from a CU alum at Texas Tech--.pdf

   Really, really, thank you, Sheila Tann--I wish you an incredibly long and incredibly prosperous life.

Posted at 10:44:

Thank you to Tammy Spencer and Diane Skiba!.pdfThank you to Tammy Spencer and Diane Skiba!.pdf

COMIRB - Office Hours For April.pdfCOMIRB - Office Hours For April.pdf

Posted at 09:19:

Congratulations to Ann Poteet!!.pdfCongratulations to Ann Poteet!!.pdf

Posted at 07:31:

  Given the snow, please drive carefully today, remembering that the purpose of the left lane is not to drive in tandem with the car next to you in the right lane. 

 

Wednesday, April 2

Posted at 16:23:
 
   Yes, semi-colons are supposed to be used only when separating independent clauses (ICs). However, if a list sequence becomes too unwieldy and baroque to be supported only by flimsy commas, those commas can reinforce themselves with helmets made out of periods. For example, if my list is something like, “I invited a bunch of people to the party: Gary Shiffman, my TA, my best friend, the guy from LA…”—does this refer to 1 person, 2 people, 3 people, or 4 people? Though not an IC situation, the semi-colon can opt to step in and settle things. It’s a comma/period hybrid: the semi-colon gives harder pause than a comma but permits more flow than a period. There’s no misunderstanding things or doubling back to see where you’ve been when the semi-colon’s on the scene.
 
Posted at 12:47:
Congratulations to Lynne Andrus, successful dissertation defense.pdfCongratulations to Lynne Andrus, successful dissertation defense.pdf
 
Posted at 12:39:
   Congratulations to CON's Chanmi Lee, new inductee into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society!  We're extremely proud of you, Chanmi!
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Posted at 10:19:
   Here is the link to the CU Social Climate Survey.
 
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Tuesday, April 1

Posted at 15:50:
   Thanks to everyone who turned out to meet Debra Barksdale. The PCORI Q&A was very well-attended, and Dr. Barksdale was both informative and charming. Please come back anytime, Dr. Barksdale! (with apologies for the sub-standard photo)
 
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Posted at 10:41:
   The Debra Barksdale PCORI meeting will have a congeries of light refreshments. Eo ipso, you can get some fuel to neutralize that "2:30 feeling."
 
Posted at 09:21:
   Sara Horton-Deutsch, the CON's new Jean Watson Caring Science Endowed Chair, has an article published in the most recent Nursing Outlook--please congratulate her, and look for a blow-up of her pub hanging from a ceiling near you.
 
Posted at 07:09:
   Here are a few good verbs with which to pepper your writing/speech. Just sayin'.60+ verbs.docx60+ verbs.docx
 
Posted at 05:49:
   Here is a question: why is corned beef called "corned"? Also, reminders that (a) the Debra Barksdale PCORI question-and-answer session is today from 2:00 to 3:00 in Room 3108 and (b) the Lynne Andres dissertation defense is today at 3:00 in Room 1107
 
 

Monday, March 31

Posted at 08:28:

Documentary Call Me Kuchu_Weds Apr 2_noon-200_Ed_1_Rm_3500.pdfDocumentary Call Me Kuchu_Weds Apr 2_noon-200_Ed_1_Rm_3500.pdf 

Posted at 14:19:

   Anapin Thielen (Room 3246, Phone number 4-1694) is recruiting feverishly...rousting volunteers for the May 23 Graduation Ceremony.  She is a very nice lady, so please tell her you'll volunteer to help...if not for the sake of an efficient, streamlined ceremony, then for her sake.

Posted at 14:28:

   Just in case you (TBuck) are thinking about the GRE:  apotropaic (adj), adiabatic (adj), coruscate (think "to be lambent") (v) 

Posted at 14:43:

   The Galleria is next to receive the faculty publications.

Posted at 14:55:

UPDATE TO 14:19 POSTINGAnapin now has enough volunteers.  Thanks to everyone who signed up.

Posted at 15:16:

Congratulations to Meredith Mealer, successful dissertation defense.pdfCongratulations to Meredith Mealer, successful dissertation defense.pdf

Posted at 15:23:

Congratulations to Michelle Kahn-John, successful dissertation defense.pdfCongratulations to Michelle Kahn-John, successful dissertation defense.pdf

Posted at 16:40:

Congratulations to Laura Hays, successful dissertation defense.pdfCongratulations to Laura Hays, successful dissertation defense.pdf

Congratulations to Traci Snedden, successful dissertation defense.pdfCongratulations to Traci Snedden, successful dissertation defense.pdf

 

 

Sunday, March 30

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Posted at 11:07:
   Please check out the blow-ups of all 2014 CON faculty publications (21 of them) in front of the 4th-floor elevators near ORS! Celebrate scholarly achievements, and find out what everyone's doing!
 
Posted at 13:45: