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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
CU Connections

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.
CU In The Media

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.
CU In the Media
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.

Statement of Apology

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

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

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

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
CU In The Media
Daily Camera

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.
CU In The Media
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.