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CU Business Deans Diversity Initiative

CU Business School Deans Introduce CU Diverse Doctorates in Business

The deans of the business schools at the University of Colorado’s Boulder, Denver and Colorado Springs campuses are working on an initiative to increase the diversity of business academics by encouraging more underrepresented undergraduate students at CU to consider pursuing a PhD in a business discipline.
OLC national award
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Online Design and Development team recognized with national award

CU's Online Design and Development Team in the Office of Digital Education received national recognition as the recipient of the Online Learning Consortium's 2020 Excellence in Faculty Development for Online Teaching Award.
Celebrating DEI
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DEI Innovation Fund will augment campuses, system diversity efforts

Through a collaboration with the CU Foundation Board, we've created a $5 million DEI Innovation Fund to support innovative diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives on each campus and at system administration.
CU In The Media
The Denver Post

Colorado and Indian state of Karnataka look to business opportunities

Gov. Jared Polis played up Colorado’s expertise in aerospace, biotech, renewable energy and agriculture during a business roundtable to discuss closer commercial ties with India, and in particular with the state of Karnataka.
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Colorado Politics

CU reports taking in $1.4 billion in research funding during last fiscal year

The University of Colorado awarded approximately $1.4 billion in federal, state, international and foundational research funding to its campuses during the 2019-2020 fiscal years, the fourth consecutive year in which grants exceeded $1 billion.
CU online shifts to campuses
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Campuses to lead CU Online partnerships with the Office of Digital Education

The focus of the systemwide CU Online program is shifting to the campuses after an assessment confirmed campuses and programs need to maintain control over essential academic functions.
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President to direct CU Foundation funds to augment mental health services on campuses

President Kennedy and the CU Foundation Board of Directors are stepping up to provide more funding for mental health services on CU's four campuses, a need driven in large measure by the pandemic. The CU Foundation is providing $2 million, which Kennedy will direct evenly to the four campuses.
CU faculty attracted $1.41 billion in annual sponsored research funding and gifts last year.


October 2020

The Numbers Speak Volumes: CU’s Research is Benefiting the World

CU faculty attracted $1.41 billion in annual sponsored research funding and gifts last year.

University of Colorado Statement on Sept. 22 Executive Order

The University of Colorado has questions regarding the Executive Order issued on Sept. 22 regarding “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping” and related guidance from the Office of Management and Budget, which aim to limit certain types of diversity training. The order is directed at “federal contractors” and “grant recipients,” both of which apply to CU.
New technologies help drugs gain approval more quickly
CU Anschutz Today

CU Anschutz Announces Unique Technology to Rapidly Screen New Drugs, Therapies

CU is first academic institution in Mountain West with tool that can cut screening time by half.
Denver Metro Chamber Higher Ed Panel

BLOG: Engaging Denver's Business Community

Among the key messages I delivered to the business community is that vital universities are essential to a vital economy – here in Colorado and nationally. We must work together in higher education to change the narrative and the thinking about our institutions. We must develop stronger partnerships with business and enlist their assistance as our champions.
CU In The Media

Opinion: Washington's inability to agree on COVID relief puts future of colleges, universities at risk

The CARES Act signed into law in March provided an initial round of pandemic-relief funding, but Washington’s inability to agree on a second comprehensive bill leaves higher education in significant jeopardy. We urge decision-makers to consider the severe pandemic-driven disruptions to these powerful drivers of economic development and social mobility.
Engineering Center at UCCS

New Engineering Research Center Aims for Sustainable Electric Transportation

Researchers at UCCS will play a key role in a multi-institutional effort, funded by a renewable $26 million National Science Foundation grant, to develop an international research center dedicated to advancing sustainable and electrified transportation.
CU Boulder's diverse student population is growing.
CU Boulder Today

Overall Enrollment Declines, but Historic Gains In Diversity, Graduation Rates Provide Bright Spots

This fall semester, CU Boulder recorded its most diverse and one of its most academically well-prepared classes of new first-year students in university history, even as it navigated the public health, financial and other impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, according to final enrollment data issued today.
Technology and Transformation
CU Connections

IT Procurement a Key Piece of Puzzle for Transformation and Innovation Program

New approaches to procurement of Information Technology (IT) are being examined as part of CU’s Transformation and Innovation Program (TIP), which continues to gain ground.
CU Boulder researchers are working with NASA on new communications technology

BLOG: Celebrating Education Technology Day

September 23 is Education Technology Day, when we celebrate technology’s impact on the ways we teach and learn – from the slide projectors introduced to classrooms in the 1950s to the laptops and quantum computing of today. I consider every day Education Technology Day and if ever there was a time to celebrate technology, it’s now.
Historical Image of U.S. Constitution Signing

CU, Baylor, UI and UMass Celebrate Constitution Day

CU President Mark Kennedy convened a panel of some of his national peer higher education colleagues to celebrate Constitution Day, the annual observance of the creation and adoption of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.
UCCS Campus Shot
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Enrollment Ripples Will Have Long-lasting Effects

Overall fall enrollment numbers at CU campuses are better than expected given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, but concerns remain about significant declines in new freshmen, international students and nonresidents, according to an update provided to the Board of Regents at its Sept. 10 meeting.
Mark Kennedy

Impressive Showing for CU in U.S. News & World Report 2021 Rankings

U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 national rankings were announced Sept. 13, and CU’s four campuses boasted some outstanding educational highlights and overall rankings.
President Mark Kennedy
The Gazette

Constitution Day and Keeping the Dream Alive

Recent months have harkened back to the civil unrest of the 1960s and the fight for racial justice. Sadly, more than 150 years after slavery was outlawed – a painfully protracted process that ultimately took a civil war to end – the struggle to remove barriers to equity continue. Recognizing this work is never done, we must also recognize that, in Churchill’s words, the old ways will not do. Our concern must be the future.
Professor Dan Baker discusses Hope.
CU on the Air

CU Boulder Team Builds Hope for Trek to Mars

CU Boulder Professor Dan Baker and CU President Mark Kennedy discuss the construction and launch of UAE's first spacecraft, Hope.
President's Diversity Award winners
CU Connections

Champions of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Honored

The University of Colorado President’s Diversity Award selection committee has announced its 2020 award and commendation recipients, who will be recognized in a virtual award reception at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Space exploration


September 2020

A Leader in Space

Space is increasingly important to our state, our nation and our university. CU is a vital part of an ecosystem focused on space that includes industry, government, higher education and the military.
Caption: As a warmup to Labor Day, we visited Lookout Mountain, west of Denver, to view the evening sky.

BLOG: Exploring Colorado High and Low

My sister and niece visited Colorado this past Labor Day weekend, and Debbie and I welcomed the chance to explore this beautiful state with them. We are proud to call Colorado home.