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CU Boulder students

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April 2021

International Students Enhance our Campuses and our Learning

CU’s more than 4,000 international students are vital members of the university community.
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CU Connections

Office of Digital Education making progress on campus agreements, leadership search

As reported to Faculty Council last week, an overarching service agreement between the four CU campuses and the systemwide Office of Digital Education (ODE) is expected to be completed soon. The service agreement will detail roles, responsibilities and financial details of the relationship between campus units and ODE.
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Message About the Mass Shooting in Boulder

Our university is a community, not just on our campuses or in the four cities they call home, but as part of a larger whole – our state, our nation, our world. And in times like this, we must rely on our community to pull together and provide the support that will help each of us grieve and support one another.
CU In The Media
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Colorado Springs Gazette

GUEST COLUMN: Expanding the Springs' aerospace and defense impact

Colorado Springs has become an increasingly robust ecosystem critical to our nation’s security and innovative edge, thanks in large part to powerful partnerships between the University of Colorado, industry and government.
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CU Connections

New systemwide Tableau contract saves CU $900,000 over five years

All campuses came together, with University Information Services and the Procurement Service Center managing the negotiation, to combine into one universitywide Tableau contract to save money and expand access to more users across CU. Tableau allows CU users to transform data into dashboards, reports and other business intelligence.
CU Denver SPA First Friday Virtual Event March 2021
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CU Denver Today

President Kennedy, Chancellor Marks discuss the future of higher ed

The School of Public Affairs at CU Denver hosted its March First Friday event via Zoom with two notable guest speakers: Chancellor Michelle Marks and University of Colorado President Mark Kennedy talking about the future of higher education. The event included discussions about COVID-19, online education, diversity and equity, civil discourse, public education and strategic planning.
Patty Limerick
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Checking in with one of our MacArthur Fellows

I was delighted not long ago to spend time with eminent CU Boulder History Professor Patty Limerick, who is faculty director of the Center of the American West on campus (and a MacArthur Fellow as well). Her energy and enthusiasm won’t be reined in.
CU Anschutz

Newsletter

 
March 2021

Blazing Trails in Health Care

CU Anschutz is at the forefront of clinical care, research and training.
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Statement on Boulder Unrest

The violence, vandalism and acts of aggression we saw yesterday are unacceptable.
2021 President's Diversity Awards
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CU Connections

President’s Diversity Awards honor faculty, staff, students

The awards recognize significant achievements of university community members in developing a culturally and intellectually diverse university community reflective of inclusive excellence. Awardees engage in meaningful diversity activities beyond their primary CU responsibilities.
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Statement Regarding Gov. Polis Prioritizing Vaccines for Student-facing Faculty and Stafftization

Returning to a more in-person experience will benefit our students, faculty and staff and reduce the social isolation so many have experienced over the past year. We applaud Gov. Polis for making this a priority.
Charles Blackwood
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CU Connections

CU, Mile High Medical Society celebrate new scholarship honoring Blackwood

The CU School of Medicine announced the establishment of the Charles J. Blackwood, M.D., Endowed Memorial Scholarship to support underrepresented medical students who are committed to working in the African American community. The scholarship is supported financially by private donors, the School of Medicine, and CU President Mark Kennedy, who authorized an additional $1 million in university support.
 

Statement To CU Community About Accellion Cyberattack

In late January, CU vendor Accellion, Inc. notified us that attackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in its software that allowed temporary access to CU files uploaded by users of our file transfer service. We shut down the file transfer service immediately. CU is one of hundreds of Accellion’s customers, which include the federal government, businesses, health care companies and several universities.
Feb 2021

Newsletter

 
February 2021

Moving Beyond Platitudes to Progress on DEI

We’re not just talking about advancing diversity, equity and inclusion at CU, we’re doing it.
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Statement on Recent Executive Orders

We are pleased with decisions that will affect some of our faculty and staff, as well as international students and those in the DACA program, who will be able to continue their educational journeys.
CU In The Media
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The Denver Post

Mark Kennedy: Higher education can counter what drives some to political violence

Those without the education necessary to benefit from the rapid advance of technology due to our nation’s unwillingness to treat education as a public good, as David Brooks observes, “have come to detest those who appear to have it so easy, who have such different values, who can be so condescending.”
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CU Connections

Staff Councils play critical role in shared governance at CU

At CU, we recognize our people are our greatest asset. Our faculty and staff are essential to our mission and are critical members of the CU community. As such, it is important that you have input in the governance of this university.
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CU Connections

CU to search for leader for online initiative

CU will take the next steps to expand its online education presence and offerings by searching for a permanent leader for the Office of Digital Education (ODE), which provides support services to campus online programs.
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CU Connections

Challenging times call for diversifying CU’s revenue

Concerning trends in demographics, state funding and enrollment are directing the attention of university leadership to the need to diversify CU’s revenue.
January 2021, A message from the president

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January 2021

Helping to Heal Our Nation’s Divisiveness

The appalling and deadly attack on Jan. 6, 2021, is our call to action. We all must do our parts to protect our democracy. Higher education bears a huge responsibility in this work.
Mark Kennedy speaks to the CU Board of Regents about the Capitol riots
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Remarks to the CU Board of Regents Regarding Washington, D.C. Riot

We stand today at one of the most contentious times in our nation’s history. As one of America’s leading universities, CU has a role in bolstering our democracy, so that the American flag continues to inspire those at home and abroad. In recent days I have witnessed members of our community, of all perspectives and viewpoints shedding light that moves us forward together and only generating heat that further divides us.
CU In The Media
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Denver Business Journal

Colorado colleges eye high school graduation rates, seek more state funding in 2021

An analysis of media reports and state survey data by national nonprofit Bellwether Education Partners estimates that as many as 3 million marginalized students may have gone "missing" from the public education system since the pandemic was announced in March and many schools went remote. At the University of Colorado system, where nontraditional students and students of color have made up most of its enrollment growth over the past 10 years, President Mark Kennedy is watching those trends.
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CU Connections

Transformation and Innovation Program: Strengthening CU technology collaboratively

Throughout the year, TIP has focused on key areas where CU will leverage technology to become operationally stronger and more efficient in the delivery of our mission. The project teams have made measured progress over the past six months while remaining cognizant of the demands on our campuses during the pandemic. The primary focus of the efforts underway has been to clarify the scope of each project, define logical workstreams to organize the work, identify tasks and activities that will need to be completed, and define working structures such as project steering committees.
CU In The Media
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Colorado Springs Gazette

GUEST COLUMN: Colorado uniquely positioned to serve Space Command's mission

The case for Colorado being the permanent home of U.S. Space Command is compelling given our rich and enduring space and national security ecosystem distinguished by a powerful confluence of industry, government, academic and philanthropic forces. We have a proven track record of collaboration among these entities, especially when the nation’s interests are at stake.