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Guest opinion: Mark Kennedy: How COVID-19 has been, and is, changing CU

With the glimmer of hope brought about by the news of imminent vaccine delivery, we are discussing how CU’s four campuses will emerge from the pandemic, what lessons we learned, and where we go once society and our campuses start to open. The pandemic will have lasting effects. We know the work we started on a couple major systemwide initiatives in fall 2019 has become more critical.
President Mark Kennedy
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CU Connections

Five questions for Mark Kennedy

President Kennedy takes stock of a turbulent 2020 and points to signs of hope in the new year.
Bill Coleman

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December 2020

The Loss of a Visionary

Bill Coleman’s passion and commitment exemplify the power and promise of higher education.
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Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Trial at CU Anschutz Shows 94.5% Efficacy

CU on the Air speaks with Dr. Thomas Campbell, professor of medicine and infectious disease and leader of the Moderna vaccine trials at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.
Food pantry
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CU Connections

Bolstering efforts to fight student food insecurity

Students across CU experiencing food insecurity will get a boost after President Kennedy designated $300,000 from his office to support campus efforts to address the issue.
CU Anschutz and CU Boulder
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CU Boulder Today

Infectious disease containment, anxiety disorder interventions among collaborative projects funded by AB Nexus grants

The AB Nexus Research Collaboration Grant program announced its inaugural round of grants totaling $625,000 for novel research projects integrating expertise from the CU Anschutz and CU Boulder campuses.
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The Denver Post

Mark Kennedy: University of Colorado is adapting in wake of COVID, but needs state’s financial support

Colorado must invest more in its educated human infrastructure and embrace an educated populace as a public good. Only with universities jointly committing to becoming more efficient as Colorado commits to increasing its nation-trailing support for higher education can we truly address inequitable access to a college degree and meet state workforce needs.
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Colorado Public Radio

CU President Mark Kennedy On What’s Ahead

CU President Mark Kennedy Talks About Pandemic Learning, Financing and the New Regents.
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Mark Kennedy: Collaboration in higher education benefits us all

For Colorado’s universities and colleges, there’s never been a more critical time to harness the power of partnerships — with each other and entities outside higher education.
Nov 2020 BoR Meeting
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CU Connections

As pandemic continues, CU leadership considers tuition, student aid ramifications

During the Nov. 12 meeting, President Kennedy announced new funding of $5 million via the CU Foundation to be made available to the campuses for emergency funding or mental health needs related to the coronavirus pandemic. The amount results in a total $12 million in pandemic relief for students.
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The Denver Post

CU to work with state legislature to offer in-state tuition to Indigenous students from outside Colorado

The resolution authorizes CU’s system administration to work on legislation with the Colorado General Assembly “as soon as reasonably practicable within the constraints of the legislative process” to approve in-state tuition status at CU campuses for out-of-state Indigenous people whose tribal nations are tied to Colorado.
Campus Visits

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November 2020

Delivering on Our Mission amid a Global Pandemic

While there are differing opinions about the actions we’ve taken, I think there’s one thing we can all agree on: COVID isn’t going away any time soon.
CU's first systemwide land acknowledgement statement
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CU Develops First Systemwide Lands Acknowledgement Statement

Initiated by the CU Board of Regents, the university has its first systemwide statement acknowledging that the lands where the four campuses are located were originally home to Indigenous peoples.
Mark Kennedy speaks to Faculty Senate at Oct. 22, 2020 meeting
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CU Connections

Coronavirus Continues to Cloud Budget Outlook

CU President Mark Kennedy joined the Oct. 22 meeting of the Faculty Senate to look ahead to the 2021-22 fiscal year.
CU's first systemwide land acknowledgement statement
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CU Systemwide Lands Recognition Statement

Background Acknowledging that we reside on the homelands of Indigenous peoples is an important step toward recognizing the history and the original stewards of these lands. The intent of a land acknowledgment is to extend beyond spoken or written words. It must be implemented thoughtfully and
CU Business Deans Diversity Initiative
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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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CU Connections

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.
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G1 Global Conference in Tokyo

I was honored to be a panelist in the G1 Global conference in Tokyo in October of 2020, where we discussed the then upcoming political climate in the U.S., who will control Congress, mail-in ballots and what the result will mean for Japan and its new Prime Minister.
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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.
Mental-Health
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CU Connections

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.

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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.