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CU awarded $861 million for sponsored research

September 17, 2014
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Kelli Klebe

UCCS faculty attracted  $9.4 million in external research awards during the 2013-14 fiscal year, according to preliminary figures. This year’s total is $1.6 million, or 17 percent, more than the $7.8 million in external research awards received during the 2012-13 fiscal year. According to Kelli Klebe, dean, Graduate School, the funding reaches all aspects of the campus and allows faculty carry…

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Roundabout complete; Stanton Road to reopen

September 17, 2014
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Stanton Road will reopen to traffic by 4 p.m. Sept. 19 following the completion of a traffic roundabout near the under-construction Alpine Village student housing. Charles Cummings, project manager, Facilities Services, said contractors will complete the roundabout and reopen Stanton Road.  In July, construction activity in the area forced the…

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Grant to reduce childcare costs for needy students

September 17, 2014
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Ida Bauer

A four-year $427,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education will be used to reduce the childcare costs of low-income UCCS students. Ida Bauer, director, Family Development Center, was recently notified of a first-year $106,753 award from the “Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program” from the U.S. Department…

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New faculty join for fall semester

September 17, 2014
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Greg Augspurger

More than 50 new faculty members joined UCCS for the fall semester. Over the next few weeks, those who hold instructor, assistant professor or associate professor positions will be introduced to the campus. Today’s installment includes 10 instructors from the colleges of Business, Education, Engineering and Applied Science, Letters, Arts…

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Be Colorado launches new fitness and nutrition program for kids

September 17, 2014
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Be Colorado launches new fitness and nutrition program for kids

Be Colorado has partnered with leading kids fitness and nutrition organizations to create Brussels + Muscles, a free program designed to teach kids that healthy habits can be fun. The program will officially kick off with two events, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Denver Zoo, and 11…

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School spirit to light the spine during Homecoming

September 17, 2014
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UCCS students, staff and faculty will kickoff Homecoming 2014 at a Sept. 18 spirit rally that features the lighting of the Pedestrian Spine. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. on El Pomar Plaza and will include free food and drinks, a meet-and-greet with UCCS student-athletes, team coaches, and representatives from UCCS…

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Samuels publishes inclusive education book

September 16, 2014
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Dena Samuels, assistant professor, Women’s and Ethnic Studies Program, recently published “The Culturally Inclusive Educator: Preparing for a Multicultural World.” The 176-page book examines discrepancies between current educational cultural climate and the need to prepare for a growing multicultural population. The book was published in September by Teachers College Press, New…

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21 join campus ranks

September 16, 2014
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Twenty-one people accepted non-teaching positions at UCCS in August, according to the Department of Human Resources. Their names, titles, departments and start dates follow Dario Bueno Baques, senior research associate, Department of Physics and Energy Science, Aug. 1 Eleanora Cassio, human resources professional, Department of Human Resources, Aug. 25 Allan…

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Geography professor to kick off new lecture series in Pueblo

September 16, 2014
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Brandon Vogt

A UCCS assistant professor of geography will join with a National Weather Service meteorologist to deliver the inaugural “Night with a Geographer” lecture at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Steelworks Center of the West, 215 Canal Street, Pueblo. Brandon Vogt, assistant professor, UCCS Department of Geography and Environmental Studies,…

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