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Be Colorado Celebration Dec. 2

A celebration in recognition of all participants in the CU System Be Colorado health assessment and health screenings is set for 1 to 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, at the Lawrence Street Center Terrace Room.

Flu shots Nov. 3

Flu shots Nov. 3, 2011; 11 a.m. -1 p.m. in Lawrence Street Center, 14th floor, Chancellor's Conference Room. $20

Motika discusses food policy

The Colorado School of Public Health observed National Food Day on Oct. 24 as a special seminar: Food Policy in Colorado with Susan Motika.

Meningitis case at CU Boulder

Informational bulletin for students on the Denver Campus regarding a confirmed case of meningitis on the CU Boulder Campus.

Movshovitz highlights Renoir films

Howie Movshovitz’s presentation, “Why Jean Renoir is the Best Filmmaker So Far,” was part of the Arts in Medicine Lecture Series at Anschutz Medical Campus on Oct. 10.

Schuett shares story with students

Jennifer Schuett survived a horrific attack and survived to share her story in a meeting with students in the the School of Public Affairs.

Yoga on the lawn

Health and Wellness Center hosts yoga session on the east lawn of Building 500 on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Survey for Auraria Campus class schedule

Survey underway regarding Auraria class schedule.

Commerce Secretary Blank at AMC

Rebecca Blank

U.S. Commerce Secretary Blank visits bioengineering lab at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Sept. 23, 2011.

Cardenas new AVC for Student Life

New University of Colorado Denver Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Raul Cardenas comes from a family of educators.

Former US AG Gonzales at Turnhalle

Alberto Gonzales

Former U.S. Attorney General Gonzales spoke at Tivoli Turnhalle regarding his role in the George W. Bush Administration 'war on terror.'

Nursing students visit from Hiroshima

The CU College of Nursing recently hosted 16 nursing students and six faculty from the Japanese Red Cross Hiroshima College of Nursing.

Buechner Breakfast on Federal Debt Impact

As the ‘first Friday’ in this year’s Buechner Breakfast series, School of Public Affairs Dean Paul Teske moderated the Sept. 2 discussion dealing with the Federal Debt in the Future and Colorado’s Consequences.

Mayor Hancock launches Denver Education Compact

Education Compact announcement

At a August 25 news conference, Chancellor Jerry Wartgow introduced Denver Mayor Michael Hancock who announced the Denver Education Compact aimed at enhancing and improving education.

South Korean students begin Accelerated MPA

South Korean students begin Accelerated MPA, Fall 2011

South Korean government-sponsors students to enroll in CU Denver's Accelerated Masters of Public Affairs.

2011 Welcome Week -- Catch the Vapor

Charlie Chaplin (Jamie Opris)

Welcome Week activities on the Denver Campus with Auraria included Catch the Vapor featuring live music, information booths and free food for students.

Students move into Campus Village 2011

Campus Village Move-in Day, 2011

Student Life organized volunteers to help students move in to Campus Village Apartments to begin fall semester.

Career Center hosts employers and faculty

Faculty-Employer Breakfast

Career Center hosts Employer & Faculty breakfast August 16, 2011.

Theus-Lee named Employee of the Month

Theus-Lee Employee of the Month

Business School's Linda Theus-Lee named Employee of the Month by Staff Council, August 2011.

LABCOATS Community Service

Labcoats, community service

LABCOATS community service project July 30, 2011

Center for Bioethics and Humanities office move

Center for Bioethics & Humanities has moved to AO1

Premies Picnic UCH 2011

Successfully getting past the premie stage - families gather to celebrate

Babies born prematurely who've beaten the odds with the support of their families as well as the doctors, nurses and other team members in the University of Colorado Hospital NICU gathered in General's Park on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

2011 Employee Service Anniversaries

2011 Employee Recognition Event

On July 20, the university honored more than 250 employees for service of five to 30 years during a luncheon in the Trivisible Conference Room of Research 2 on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Middle School Students Study Science

Middle school students study science

Cole Middle School students visit Auraria Campus to study sustainability - 7/22/11.

Farmers' Market 2011 near AMC

Farmers’ Market opens near Anschutz Medical Campus

The farmers’ market concept has been added to neighborhood activities around the Anschutz Medical Campus. The City of Aurora struck a deal with the operators of a farmers’ market concept to open in Generals’ Park at Colfax and Quentin.

New online look coming August 2011

The project to move our University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus website into a content management system has been in progress for more than three years. Now, we are on the verge of unveiling a totally new, branded homepage.

2010-11 ELC Intern

Anne Mailhot

The UC Denver Experiential Learning Center (ELC) facilitates hundreds of internships each year. ELC awarded the 2010-11 Outstanding Intern of the Year to Anne Mailhot, undergraduate biology.

HSC Library Art and Science Exhibit 2011

Art and Science Exhibit

Art in Science/Science in Art is a juried exhibition of images created by University of Colorado affiliated scientists and artists. It opened June 28 in the Health Sciences Library 3rd floor Gallery and Reading Room, on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

SharePoint 2010 Update

University Web Services (UWS) upgrades the www.ucdenver.edu website from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010 over the weekend of June 24-26, 2011.

Undy 5000 June 2011

Undy-5000

June 26, 2011 - Denver Mayor Guillermo (Bill) Vidal kicked off The Colon Cancer Alliance’s Denver Undy 5000 5K run June 25 at City Park. Almost 1,300 people wearing underwear, boxer shorts or silly costumes participated in the event.

Bike to Work 2011

Bike to Work Day 2011

Campuses encourage Bike to Work Day participation, June 22, 2011.

CU Resources

New CU Systen faculty/staff portal intro. Beginning in July, University Information Systems will begin implementing a new employee portal to replace the present one, my.cu.edu, for all CU faculty and staff.

Fitzsimons Early Learning Center update and sessions

Anschutz Medical Campus - location of Fitzsimons Early Learning Center

The Fitzsimons Early Learning Center’s information for families who may want/need to use the services.

AMC Commencement 2011

Commencement, Anschutz Medical Campus, 2011

Graduation at Anschutz Medical Campus May 27, 2011 in the Boettcher Commons with additional events across campus.

ELC Showcase 2011

Experiential Learning Center Showcase 2011

Experiencial Learning Center hosts event on April 29 for students and local businesses.

Brand Matters: Signs of progress at Anschutz Medical Campus

To coincide with commencement-week activities, visitors may notice a higher CU visual presence around the Anschutz Medical Campus.

CU Denver Alum Received Presidential Award for Excellence

Chantel Astler

DENVER, CO (May 19, 2011) - Chantel Astler accepted the Presidential Award for Excellence on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. Astler received her M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Education & Human Development.

Career night for Goldrick Elementary students

Career Night at Goldrick Elementary

Denver (May 18, 2011) - Goldrick Elementary School students had the chance to meet and talk to local guest speakers about their careers as part of the University of Colorado Denver School of Education & Human Development’s Legacy Project on May 13.

Spring Commencement 2011

Spring Commencement 2011

Denver Campus commencement May 14, 2011 on Auraria Field. 2100 grads. Denver Mayor Vidal honored.

Nurses Week 2011

Event guest of honor, Jim Loder and College of Nursing Dean Patricia Moritz

College of Nursing (CON) and the Nursing Alumni Association marked National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2011

Auraria Library Expansion wins top honors at Spring Engineering Senior Design Competition

Spring Engineering Senior Design Competition

On Friday, May 13, the day before graduation, 24 senior engineering design projects were on display at the University of Colorado Denver Engineering Student Design Competition.

Campus Village donates

Campus Village sends help to storm victims

Campus Village student residents donate 13 boxes of items shipped for distribution to tornado victims at the U of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Cinco de Mayo 2011

Cinco de Mayo

Festivities and fun organized on Auraria Campus by students to observe Cinco de Mayo.

Class matters

Class Matters

Social class is often an invisible element of diversity, but in higher education it plays a significant part in the experience and identity of students, staff and faculty.

2011 Drug Disposal Day

2011 Drug Disposal Day

School of Pharmacy invites public to drop off at Anschutz Medical Campus unused, unwanted, outdated perscription medications and associated items.

Daniella Cook

Daniella Cook

Global Cities Forum speaker: post-Katrina lessons for education.

AMC Earth Day 2011

Earth Day 2011

Event at Anschutz Medical Campus in observance of Earth Day 2011.

AED

The university has installed emergency defibrillators at both campuses that can be used in a medical emergency such as a heart attack.

Librarians rev up ‘Pimp My Bookcart’ Competition

First Place Winner "Student Crash Cart"

To celebrate National Library Week 2011, the Health Sciences Library staff decked out 4 library bookcarts themed ‘Pimp My Bookcart’ -- a parody of television’s “Pimp My Ride.”

Science at its best at Research and Creative Activities Symposium

Scholarly and creative works of students from the Denver and Anschutz Medical campuses were on display.

Hope for Japan blossoms on Auraria Campus

Students at the University of Colorado Denver are collecting donations to help victims in Japan.

Red flags: Students learn to speak out against violence

Students joined the rally to raise awareness of interpersonal, sexual and stalking violence and the ways in which they can help their friends identify red flags in their relationships.

Campuses celebrate College in Colorado

On College Friday, April 8, white T-shirts emblazoned with our new logo and word mark were seen across both the Denver and Anschutz Medical campuses.

UCD students break away from tradition to help others during spring break

Through the Alternative Spring Break program, two groups headed to New Mexico: One team went to Albuquerque and the other to Santa Fe.

Branded signs spring up

The new interlocking university-wide CU logo highlighting our brand is continuing to show up in some very visible locations.

2011 Red Flag Day

Awarenss raising for prevention of abuse in relationships. The Phoenix Center

School of Public Affairs students get a better understanding of ‘Our Courts’

Students from the criminal justice program at the School of Public Affairs faced a familiar choice: negotiate a plea bargain or go to trial.

'Lessons Learned at Bloody Sand Creek' April 17

Sand Creek: These words have become synonymous with perhaps the most infamous and insidious incident in Colorado history.

CFD offsetting cost of digital storytelling workshop

The CFD is encouraging all who are interested to take part in a faculty digital storytelling workshop offered May 16-18 in Denver by the Center for Digital Storytelling.

SOM students celebrate 'Match Day'

March 17 was Match Day, a celebration where 140 School of Medicine fourth-year students met their “match.”

UCD Sculpture Club creates iron pour art

An already warm pre-spring day got red hot as students, faculty, guest artists, and members of the local community gathered to create works of art cast in iron.

Cancer Center experts assist in colorectal cancer call-in

University of Colorado Cancer Center experts participated in a colorectal cancer awareness call-in line at Channel 7 between 4 and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8.

Health clinic for low-income residents opens

Sheridan Health Services celebrated its grand opening on Friday, March 11.

Clark named special assistant to the chancellor

The university is adding emphasis to building relationships with business leaders and local communities with the addition of Leanna Clark as special assistant to the chancellor for community engagement.

Gilbert speaks on Uganda as part of Global Cities Series

Shane Gilbert, executive director of Come Let’s Dance, spoke of hope and change starting with African youth in Uganda.

Denver Campus students approve constitution changes

University leaders joined Denver Campus student government leaders March 11 at an event to sign into effect a new University of Colorado Denver Student Government Association (UCDSGA) constitution.

Panel explores the life of Mark Twain

Panelists outlined Twain‘s life, from working in a print shop to being river boat pilot to working in the mines. “I was not a very good miner,” Twain (Bingham) chimed into the conversation. “I did not like to work that hard.”

UCD celebrates Black History

UCD's Black Staff and Faculty Affinity Group celebrated the triumphs, examined the injustices and honored the history shared by African Americans across the country.

Bard Business Plan competition accepting proposals from CU entrepreneurs

Celebrating the competition’s 10th anniversary, the Bard Center is forging ahead with even more opportunities and prizes for the University of Colorado’s best ideas.

The Rev. Run calls on youth to reach for their dreams

Find your passion and follow it. That is the message the Rev. Run instilled in hundreds of students and guests Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the PE Event Center on the Auraria Campus.

High school students 'Learn About Cancer'

Approximately 120 High School students were introduced to prospective careers in biomedicine and cancer research on Feb. 18 at the second annual Learn about Cancer Day.

Canadian Ambassador speaks at CU Denver

Addressing a packed house at the University of Colorado Denver’s Lawrence Street Center on Feb. 18, Canadian Ambassador to the United States Gary Doer was the featured speaker for the Robert Reynolds Distinguished Lecture.

Students learn of futures in health care

The Health Professionals Fair at the Tivoli attracted hundreds who wanted to weigh their career options and explore health field alternatives.

Montbello students get glimpse of urban life of global youth

The University of Colorado Denver introduced Montbello High School students to the experiences and lives of urban youth from around the world.

Skywalk bridges Colfax at Anschutz Medical Campus

Skywalk bridges Colfax at Anschutz Medical Campus

Last Friday night, the Fitzsimons Village Developer Corporex oversaw installation of an enclosed public pedestrian bridge connecting the Anschutz Medical Campus north of Colfax Avenue to the new Fitzsimons Village located on the south side.

Cocktails for a Cure raises $145,000 for cancer care

Snow won't slow ‘Cocktails for a Cure’

On a cold February night, more than 150 women attended the Cocktails for a Cure event at the Soiled Dove in Lowry, proving that snow and slush are no match for a good cause.

Give Kids a Smile 2011

On the Anschutz Medical Campus, the program provided free dental treatment for more than 250 children without access to dental care.

Samantha Ortiz chosen interim AVC for Student Affairs

Samantha Ortiz, PhD, has been chosen interim associate vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.

SPA’s Gover a national ‘star’ among women in criminal justice and criminology

A recent study that re-ranked the top female academic stars in criminology and criminal justice positions SPA's Angela Gover at No. 2 or 3 in the nation.

Students spend winter break in San Diego making a difference

Warm weather and sunshine aside, 14 students and three staff from the University of Colorado Denver opted out of relaxing during winter break and opted in to helping others out.

School of Dental Medicine to add 66 more chairs and 20,000 square feet

The drilling you’ll soon hear in the School of Dental Medicine won’t all be about filling teeth. Construction will get under way at the end of January to expand the third and fourth floors.

Rolling out the brand

As traditional news media have cut coverage of health care and policy, the School of Public Affairs has stepped up to fill the void, creating Solutions, a website and weekly electronic newsletter.

Rolling out the new University of Colorado Denver brand

To help your unit move forward with branding, we have published the Brand Identity Standards website at: www.ucdenver.edu/brand.

Rock 'n' rollers to guest lecture at rock 'n' roll history class

“The Real History of Rock ‘n’ Roll” is taught by some of the people who made rock history.

University system to roll out branding work

The University of Colorado system kicks off the New Year by rolling out the long-awaited brand work. A communicators’ summit will be held Thursday, Jan. 6.

Engineering students aim to create healthier communities

The day before graduation, 14 senior engineering design projects were on display at the University of Colorado Denver Engineering Student Design Open House.

A healthier future awaits as students show off research

Maintaining a healthy spine, the best prenatal care, understanding breast cancer and overcoming chronic illnesses were only a few of the research topics presented at the 25th annual Student Research Forum.

December Commencement celebrates 800

The air outside was cool and crisp, but inside the Colorado Convention Center on Dec. 18 the air was filled with excitement.

Signing Santa visits Marion Downs holiday party

Signing Santa Claus made a special visit December 4 to the Anschutz Medical Campus for the holiday party at University of Colorado Hospital’s Marion Downs Hearing Center.

Principal Investigator Advisor Newsletter Available

The UC Denver Office of Research Development and Education (ORDE) has purchased a one-year subscription to a very informative newsletter, the PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR ADVISOR.

Student philosophers bowl over competition

The UC Denver ethics debate team earned its championship status, and the right to compete in the National Championship.

Good will blankets the Denver area

For the third consecutive year, Danny Felipe-Morales has gathered blankets and socks over the holiday season to donate to homeless and women and children's shelters. Felipe-Morales truly lives the spirit of "Giving Back."

Auraria Transportation Survey

The Auraria Campus wants to know how students, faculty and staff regularly get to campus.

CU Foundation year-end gift processing information

The tax year end is fast approaching. Donors will appreciate help in expediting their contributions so they are able to claim the tax credits they expect.

Life’s lessons lead Jessica back to school

My name is Jessica and I am a student at UC Denver. I first entered college 18 years ago full of hope and little else.

New custodial service provider named

On Wednesday, Dec. 1, a new custodial contractor, Aztec Facility Services, will begin providing services to our campuses.

Research 1 en route to greater energy efficiency

Energy savings technology was not part of the original construction of Research 1 on Anschutz Medical Campus, but it is now.

Help spread the word about Complete College Colorado

As the Complete College Colorado campaign enters its fourth and final week, it’s important for those in higher education to reach out to individuals who have college credit, but no degrees.

Bedient honored for lifetime achievement

It takes an exceptional individual to advise and assist an international scholar in successfully reaching this goal. It takes a person like Betsy Bedient.

Recent news prompts health reminder

The Health Center at Auraria is offering free vaccines for Auraria-based students to protect against the meningococcal bacteria. Students based on the Anschutz Medical Campus should contact their personal health care providers for vaccine availability.

Transgender Day of Remembrance is Nov. 18

Matt Kailey, local writer, teacher, and transgender activist, discusses how we can address transgender issues in our curricula and classrooms, 10-11:15 a.m.

Complete College Campaign kicks off at Science Building

In Colorado, more than 600,000 people have earned college credit but have not finished their degrees.

Eisenhower Room rededication

On Nov. 11, 2010, in honor of Veterans Day and the 55th anniversary of President Eisenhower’s discharge from Fitzsimons Army Hospital the rededication of the suite was celebrated.

Unification in multicultural learning

The Office of International Affairs, UC Denver and the Auraria Library hosted the Symposium on Diversity and Campus Internationalization.

Class times will change for Spring 2011

A strategy was adopted by campus leadership to maximize the amount of space available at times that are most useable to faculty on the Auraria Campus.

Benson updates UC Denver audiences

CU President Bruce Benson focused his remarks on the funding challenges currently facing the university.

Reception celebrates partnership with College of Nursing

The University of Colorado College of Nursing and the Community College of Aurora held a reception Nov. 4 to celebrate the launch of the new Integrated Nursing Pathway Program.

Alumni Association, chancellor honor awardees

Chancellor Jerry Wartgow spoke on the state of the university to about 25 honorees at the 2010 Alumni Award Reunion Luncheon

Loza chosen an Obama Scholar

Xicotencatl Loza, a junior at the University of Colorado Denver, was chosen among the 2010 Obama Scholars.

Colorado Combined Campaign

It is the season of giving and that means the Colorado Combined Campaign at the University of Colorado Denver is in high gear. Again this year we are going green with a paperless campaign.

SOP Trick or Treat at The Children's Hospital

From Austin Powers to Pocahontas and Tinker Bell, 13 costumed pharmacy students brought hours of ghoulish fun to hospitalized children and their families at The Children’s Hospital.

Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber Gala to Honor Students

More than one-third of this year's American Indian students being honored are from the University of Colorado Denver.

The Faculty Learning Community is sharing conversation that takes online learning to new heights

In its third year, the Faculty Learning Community (FLC) continues to be a forum that encourages educators to discuss lots of online education topics and that demonstrates tools and technologies that support teaching and learning.

Keeping the young vote strong this election season

Eight University of Colorado Denver students participated in the Election Fellows Program in hopes of seeing an increase of students involved in the voting process in the Nov. 2 election.

'Behind the Mask' raises money for and awareness of domestic violence against women

On the evening of Oct. 20, a free multi-media event featuring stories of abuse and hope was presented at the Wells Fargo Theatre in Denver in honor of 10 years of vitally important work by the Center on Domestic Violence.

Standing in support of GLBTQ youth

On Wednesday, Oct. 20, several hundred students, faculty and staff on the Auraria Campus alone spoke out as advocates, 'coming out as an ally' in support of GLBTQ youth.

CU Building renovations add more rooms for learning

Those who haven’t visited the CU Building on the corner of Lawrence and 14th streets downtown lately will be surprised, and pleasantly so. Gone are the dark hallways, cement walk areas, heavy metal storage areas and old tiles.

School of Public Affairs facilitates political debates on campuses

Three candidates vying to serve as Colorado’s next governor made up one of several hosted by UC Denver’s School of Public Affairs (SPA).

Jeff Parker accepts position as vice chancellor for administration and finance

UC Denver leadership announced this week that Jeff Parker has officially accepted the job as vice chancellor for administration and finance at the University of Colorado Denver.

CU Online's Thomas, Lowenthal publish article on rethinking online learning

CU Online staff Patrick Lowenthal and David Thomas recently published “Death to the Dropbox: Rethinking Student Privacy and Public Performance” in the Educause Quarterly.

STEMapalooza engages students and offers the tools to create a positive impact on the future

Three years running and STEMapalooza is stronger than ever as the Friday-Saturday STEM showcase welcomed more than 11, 000 students and adults, more than 8,000 on the first day alone.

The Undergraduate Experience Symposium promotes student engagement and retention

Engaging incoming students in active learning and impactful activities right off the bat is critical for student success and improved student retention.

Take part in faculty workshop: College teaching 101

This workshop is designed for those new to teaching will address the fundamentals of course design and more.

Fayez endowment supports shared partnership between University of Colorado and Dar Al-Hekma College

The “Friends of the University of Colorado and Dar Al-Hekma College,” a $1 million endowment gift from University alumnus Zuhair Fayez, will facilitate a collaborative exchange between the College of Architecture and Planning and Dar Al-Hekma College.

Cancer Center breaks ground on expansion

The demand for cancer treatment and services at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) has doubled in 10 years. UCH on the Anschutz Medical Campus broke ground Oct. 4 for an expansion of the Anschutz Cancer Pavilion.

New faculty welcomed at reception

More than 45 of the 102 new UC Denver faculty members got to know each other, the administrators, some deans and the university a little better at the fourth annual New Faculty Welcome Reception.

Behind the Curtain educates women on prostate cancer

The debut of “Behind the Curtain” was Monday, Sept. 27, at Invesco Field at Mile High. About 160 women gathered for a chance to learn more about prostate cancer in a comfortable, enjoyable atmosphere.

Center for Colorado and the West honors Hispanic heritage

UC Denver is showcasing Colorado’s rich Hispanic history through a collection of photos and three influential films.

Storyteller’s own story inspirational for students

'What Would You Do?' is the title of the ABC Television Network program hosted by John Quinones but it also could be a symbolic seque of this journalist’s own life.

Staff Council chooses Olivas-Zarate as Employee of the Month

Francine Olivas-Zarate, program assistant for the Department of English, was chosen Staff Council Employee of the Month.

Premed student Locust garners national research award

Danielle Locust, a biology and premed student at the Denver Campus, was honored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke's Summer Program in the Neurological Sciences.

SPA presents Senate, gubernatorial, regents and ballot measures debates

The School of Public Affairs will present a series of pre-election debates Oct. 11-15 on the races for U.S. Senate, the governor’s office, the University of Colorado Board of Regents and the measures appearing on the Nov. 2 election ballot.

Baby Haven center for healthy babies breaks ground

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Baby Haven was held Sept. 13 at the Fort Logan Campus.

STEM highlights opportunities

Connecting the leaders of today and tomorrow in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education and business, University of Colorado Denver STEMapalooza opens its doors on October 8 and 9 at the Colorado Convention Center to welcome the public.

Peers honor the best of Denver Campus faculty

“There are a lot of different ways to get recognized,” Chancellor Jerry Wartgow told honorees and attendees, “but the fact that you are being recognized by your peers is the ultimate recognition.”

Shur chosen Dean of the Graduate School

Provost Nairn: "I am pleased to announce that Dr. Barry Shur has accepted our offer to become the next Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Colorado Denver."

Alumni Association reaches $1 mil mark in scholarship fundraising

At a reception in August, the Alumni Association gave more than $118,000 in scholarship funds to 44 students on the Denver Campus.

AMC traffic congestion FAStracks Mtg

Expect traffic congestion at I-225 and Colfax Sept. 14-15. FAStracks meeting Sept. 15, TCH.

Good deeds a great way to start the semester

Dozens of new students leapt at the chance to make the Denver Campus more beautiful, promote local produce and practice their kiting skills.

Children with disabilities come out and play at AbleGames

Assistive Technology Partners (ATP) at the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Medicine provided hands-on, interactive video gaming fun to 21 children ages 3-17 with disabilities at the second annual “AbleGames.”

Bioengineering program kicks off at UC Denver

UC Denver is home to the first Bioengineering Department in the state. Bioengineering, a marriage of engineering and medicine, is an application of engineering principles and techniques to medical and biological fields

Students welcomed to Denver Campus at Convocation 2010

Convocation, an annual event welcoming students, started with a processional from Campus Village and ended with a barbecue at 9th Street Park.

State, university dignitaries take part in Science Building dedication

Faculty, staff and students gathered Friday with state and local officials and other well wishers to dedicate the addition to the Auraria Science Building.

UC Denver volunteers help make another successful Move-In Day at Campus Village

In its fifth year, Campus Village, adjacent to the Denver Campus, welcomed its newest residents.

Dinner in White raises thousands for cancer care

The Dinner in White raised more than $24,000 for the Anschutz Medical Campus Cancer Fund to benefit the University of Colorado Cancer Center.

School of Pharmacy welcomes incoming class

Celebrating nearly a century of educating the next generation of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, the School of Pharmacy (SOP) will welcome about 159 students at its White Coat Ceremony 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20, in Education 2 South.

Celebrating faculty excellence on the Denver Campus

The commitment, dedication and skills of the faculty at the University of Colorado Denver are unparalleled. The most outstanding of these faculty on the Denver Campus will be honored at a ceremony 3-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10.

CU Online takes home three 'Tellys'

CU Online is proud to announce it was awarded a prestigious Telly Award – well technically three Telly Awards, but who’s counting – for recent promotional videos.

'Think Strong' workshops offer emotional strength when faced with obstacles

The UC Denver Student and Community Counseling Center is offering free workshops aimed at enabling people to ‘Think Strong’ when confronting emotional and situational challenges.

Fulbright applications must be started by Aug. 2

Fulbright applications must be started by Aug. 2

Web redesign on time and under budget

University of Colorado Denver completed its massive 2½-year web redevelopment project on time and on budget July 31.

Phoenix Center seeks Helpline volunteers

The Phoenix Center provides interpersonal violence victim services, prevention education and training on the Auraria Campus.

Digital Animation student nets Pixar internship

Zach Repasky, senior in the Digital Animation Center (DAC) in the College of Arts and Media, will get to learn from the creators of blockbuster movies at Pixar.

ISIS update

As most faculty and staff are aware, Integrated Student Information System (ISIS) training courses are offered via SkillPort through my.cu.edu. The steps for accessing these ISIS training courses recently changed.

Enzenauer honored by ACPE, promoted to Brigadier General

The American College of Physician Executives recently awarded Fellowship—one of its highest levels of achievement—to Dr. Robert Enzenauer.

Students, parents flock to orientation sessions

Freshmen, transfer students and parents flock to orientation before the fall semester begins at the University of Colorado Denver.

'Will Work for Light' exhibit at the Auraria Library

UC Denver student Jonah Wright’s exhibit is on display at the Auraria Library gallery through July 31. His work pays homage to the beauty and solitude of the night and includes 29 photographic prints taken in the late hours of the city’s nightscape.

Auraria Library Reserves notice

Make sure your paperwork is in order for fall reserves at the Auraria Library.

Wolf: Rubrics a Guide to Success

In Latitude, the Center for Faculty Development Newsletter, Kenny Wolf explains the value of using rubrics to enable students to better understand what is expected of them in any given course.

Stevens and Lance: Rubrics Going Global

The Center for Faculty Development launched videos and documents that educate and reflect the importance, multiple uses and varied dynamics of rubrics in traditional and online courses.

Connelly: Melding the Worlds of Arts and Structure

Mary Connelly, assistant professor in the College of Arts & Media, uses art in rubrics by setting parameters for her students then allowing them to fill in the blanks.

Addison: Rubrics Online a Challenge and a Must

The lack of one-on-one interaction can be an obstacle when teaching an online course. That’s why an easy-to-read, easy-to-find rubric is a must.

Catalano: Building an In-Depth Guide for Success

Lori Catalano was an early adopter and advocate for rubrics because of her interest in developing strategies to improve the quality of student learning in design studio.

Rooks: Rubrics a Great Time Investment

Ronica Rooks, PhD, sees herself as a rubric novice after using the same rubric for the past three years. As Rooks progresses with the implementation of rubrics, she has come to discover their attributes.

Welcome Week 2010

Welcome Week on the Denver Campus, Aug. 18-22, has become a growing tradition, with students being greeted and treated to activities from barbecues to casino night to a welcome dance.

Moreno: Freedom Found in Structure

Rafael Moreno, assistant professor of geography in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has found that using rubrics in his Sustainability in Resources Management course is actually liberating for his students.