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Dawn Clinic

DAWN Clinic expands its impact and partnerships

Volunteers find innovative ways to assist the community
CU For Colorado, Outreach

CU for Colorado

The University of Colorado offers 300 programs and countless outreach activities across the state. Find out here what CU can do for you.
Becoming engaged


February 2020

Opportunity for all

My wife Debbie and I were first-generation college students, meaning none of our parents had a college degree. The degrees we earned opened the world for us and fostered opportunities we still realize today.
Mark Kennedy COLTT Conference 2019
The Denver Post

Mark Kennedy: Underfunding CU endangers our state’s future

Economic vitality will depend on new technologies and ventures emerging from research to replace jobs eliminated by automation.
Legislative breakfast


January 2020

New decade, old challenges

As we begin a new decade, it’s interesting to look at the one just passed. In 2010, Uber and Airbnb were only a couple of years into disrupting transportation and lodging. The iPhone was 2 years old but had already changed how we use technology. Instagram launched. Tesla’s battery-powered Model S was two years away.
CU President Mark Kennedy commencement speech

President Kennedy's commencement speech at CU Colorado Springs

President Mark R. Kennedy spoke to the fall 2019 graduates at UCCS on Dec. 20, 2019, about Leaning into the Future and to do well, and also do good.
Happy holidays from Mark and Debbie Kennedy

Happy holidays from President Mark and Debbie Kennedy

CU's people are what make it an exceptional university, and we are proud and appreciative of your contribution to our collective success. Debbie and I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2020.
Brenda Allen

Faculty Council delving into diversity, inclusion with Brenda Allen

Professor emerita kicks off discussion of ‘highly complex concept’
UCCS Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday 2019 raises $83K+ for student scholarships and programs

Donations are still being counted, but #GivingTuesdayUCCS 2019 raised more than $83,000 for student scholarships and programs...
Stoneback Limb Restoration
CU on the Air

Limb Restoration: Osseointegration gives amputees a new option

Dr. Jason Stoneback and his team at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus have enabled hundreds of patients with limb maladies to live active and productive lives.
First Year Student Housing 12th & Larimer
CU Denver Today

Home away from home: Construction begins on new first-year student housing

Coming to life is CU Denver’s first residence hall dedicated to first-year students, equipped with a dining hall and Learning Commons accessible to the entire CU Denver community.


November 2019

Addition, not subtraction

I have long believed that life is a game of addition, not subtraction. And when that addition involves interacting with or surrounding yourself with people with different views, different backgrounds, different experiences, all the better.
Research at the University of Colorado
CU Connections

CU attracts record-breaking amount of funding for sponsored research

Setting a new systemwide record, faculty at the University of Colorado attracted more than $1.2 billion in sponsored research funding and gifts during the 2018-19 fiscal year.
Leading edge research


October 2019

CU research: life changing and record setting

We announced earlier today that CU faculty researchers across our four campuses secured a record $1.2 billion in research funding for 2018-19, surpassing the previous record of $1.053 billion.
Mark Kennedy Strategic Planning

A message on Strategic Planning from CU President Mark Kennedy

Strategic planning at CU will create a roadmap that focuses the university’s strategic priorities for the next five years and beyond.
CU In the Media
Colorado Politics

Q&A with Mark Kennedy | Leading CU toward the 'fourth industrial revolution'

With the dust now settled and a new academic year underway, we reached out to Kennedy for this week's Q&A.


September 2019

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

There’s something timeless about school starting in the fall. The academic year is underway and CU’s four campuses are beehives of activity. The beginning of the semester is not far different from how it has been for centuries at universities around the world.
2019 Rocky Mountain Showdown Leadership

2019 Rocky Mountain Showdown

CSU and CU leadership talk about the impact our two systems.
CU In The Media

CU President Mark Kennedy Talks Start of School

CU President Mark Kennedy joins us to discuss the start of the school year and how he's adjusted to his new position so far.
Mark Kennedy COLTT Conference 2019

CU President Mark Kennedy Introduction to the 2019 COLTT Conference

CU President Mark Kennedy Introduction to the 2019 Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference at the University of Colorado.
CU In The Media
The Daily Sentinel

New CU president to visit this week

Meeting the needs of the state and communities like Grand Junction is a critical part of what we do at CU.
CU In the Media
The Durango Herald

Durango, I’m coming to spread the CU good news

I’m looking forward to visiting southwestern Colorado next week for a number of reasons. Since taking over as the president of the University of Colorado just over a month ago
Introductions at UCCS


August 2019

An eventful entrance

It has been an eventful month-plus since I began my position as president of the University of Colorado. I’ve met many people inside and outside the university, visited each of our four campuses multiple times and gotten to experience different parts of our diverse state and the Denver metro area.
Mark Kennedy & Ken McConnellogue - CU On The Air
CU on the Air

Catching up with CU’s 23rd president – what’s ahead?

CU on The Air talks with new University of Colorado President Mark Kennedy, who was named by the Board of Regents on May 2 to be the 23rd President of the University of Colorado system.