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Governor Urges Against Large Gatherings Ahead of Labor Day Weekend, Focus on Students

Gov. Jared Polis and CU President Mark Kennedy provided an update about the state's response to COVID-19. Polis urged caution ahead of Labor Day weekend, asking residents to continue wearing masks, social distancing and avoiding large gatherings to maintain the state's positive trend.
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Colorado Public Radio

CU Boulder Detects Possible Coronavirus Outbreaks at Four Dorms Thanks to Wastewater Testing

CU Boulder asked students and workers at four residence halls on campus to get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible after wastewater tests detected possible outbreaks at the buildings.
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Statement of Apology

In no way should a shameful event in American history be equated with challenges facing the university.
Denver Rustlers 2020
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BLOG: Denver Rustlers Support Colorado Youth

Despite the pandemic, this year’s Denver Rustlers celebration went off without a hitch. The annual event gathers Colorado’s civic leaders in support of 4-H and the Colorado State Fair Junior Livestock Sale, which helps young ranchers and farmers raise money for their future education.
CU Group Meets Buckley Air Force Base Leaders
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BLOG: Buckley – A Key Space Force Base

Visiting with leaders at Colorado’s Buckley Air Force Base yesterday was inspiring. They shared with our group from CU how they are transitioning to the Space Force with space-based missile warning capabilities, space surveillance operations and space communications operations.
CU Serving the Western Slope
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BLOG: CU Serving the Western Slope

Debbie and I had the opportunity to join Paul Rady last week on a visit to the engineering facility being built at Western Colorado University in Gunnison that was funded by his generous donation. Rady’s philanthropy extends to CU: CU Boulder’s Mechanical Engineering Department is named in his honor
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CU Regents Chair Calls for Unity to Weather Uncertain Year

CU Board of Regents Chair Glen Gallegos and Vice Chair Lesley Smith addressed faculty members from all four campuses at the system’s first faculty council meeting of the academic year.
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The Denver Post

Guest Column: Campus Changes We’re Seeing Reflect Fundamental Shift in Higher Education

As college students nationwide begin a fall semester like no other, it is tempting to label this an historic moment. This is much more than a moment in time, however. It is not merely a pause before we return to business as usual. It is a movement.
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CU Connections

CU Working to Coordinate Its Constituent Relationship Management

The main goal for the project is to develop a systemwide CRM strategy and supporting technical architecture that includes Recruitment and Admissions, Student Experience, and Advancement and Alumni Engagement. Expected benefits include improving student success, standardization of student data, more effective information technology and lower costs.
Dr. Neill Epperson
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CU on the Air

Mind the Brain, You Can’t Go Without It

CU on the Air speaks with Dr. Neill Epperson about her weekly podcast, Mind the Brain, which explores the many aspects of mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Touring South Metro Denver

Michelle Marks, CU Denver chancellor, Tony Salazar, CU system AVP for engagement, and I met with great people and great companies on our South Metro Denver tour last month. At CU, we're working hard to drive opportunity for our students and the state.
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CU Connections

CU Taps Alpha Education to Advise CU Online Business Model

Alpha Education LLC will advise CU as it advances the CU Online systemwide, centralized operations. The move will allow the CU Online fall 2021 launch to remain on track after the Online Acceleration Committee was put on hold when it was determined the proposed financial model was unsustainable.
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CU Connections

CU Alters Relationship with Colorado Correctional Industries

CU will continue to consider CCI as a vendor for its furniture contracts across the four campuses and system administration, but it will no longer use it as an exclusive provider. The decision was based on a recommendation from a working group convened to examine the university’s relationship with CCI in light of concerns about its use of inmate labor and associated issues.
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CU Connections

Work Changes Brought on by Pandemic Expected to Continue

Remote working, budget challenges, furloughs and a hiring chill – side effects of the coronavirus pandemic – will continue to shape the work lives of CU system administration staff for the foreseeable future.
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CU Connections

University of Colorado Strengthens State's Economy

As CU carries out its mission of providing exceptional teaching, research and health care, it also generates an annual economic impact of $14.2 billion for the state of Colorado according to a new study by CU Boulder's Leeds School of Business.
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Fox31 Denver

Changing Course at the University of Colorado

Hard work and meticulous planning have gone into welcoming students back to CU for the fall semester.
Colorado Correctional Industries new arrangement with CU
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CU alters relationship with Colorado Correctional Industries

The University of Colorado announced today it will continue to consider Colorado Correctional Industries (CCI) as a vendor for its furniture contracts, but it will no longer use it as an exclusive provider.
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The Denver Post

University of Colorado Students Won’t Get Tuition Refunds, Regents Vote

Administration said refund would force more layoffs.
CU Online launches
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CU Connections

Online Acceleration Committee Pauses

The committee working to recommend a structure for CU’s combined online offerings for fall 2021 and beyond is pausing its work to take a deeper dive into finding a sustainable financial model.
The CU Board of Regents receives update on diversity resolution
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Board Given Update on Diversity Resolution

The CU Board of Regents did not vote on a proposed resolution that had been referred to its Governance and University Affairs committees last month, noting that it was up to the committees to bring it to the full board.
Chancellors discuss safe return to campus
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CU Connections

Chancellors Update Regents on Strict Safe Return Plans

Extensive protocols include testing, contact tracing and enforcement of public health guidelines.
CU on the Air talks with CFO Cook and President Kennedy
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CU on the Air

CU is Putting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Forefront

CU on the Air talks to CU President Mark Kennedy and CU Chief Diversity Office Theodosia Cook about what is in the works, what is being planned and what still needs to be undertaken to end racism and further diversity, equity and inclusion on CU’s four campuses and in the larger community.
Mark Kennedy alumni and donors
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CU records solid fundraising year

The generosity of University of Colorado donors resulted in the second-best fundraising year in our university’s history. CU raised some $455 million across our four campuses.
Our Research Matters

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August 2020

Our Research Matters

As the nation’s 10th most prolific public research university, CU is a well-established and respected leader in innovation, developing solutions for many of today’s major challenges in aerospace, cybersecurity, health care, sustainability, urban vitality and more. Then came COVID-19.