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November forum highlights changes in research efforts

November 20, 2014
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November forum highlights changes in research efforts

The Office of Sponsored Programs will move, add staff, and change its name as part of an effort to meet campus strategic plan goals and meet the needs of faculty conducting scholarly works. Mary Coussons-Read, executive vice chancellor, Academic Affairs, and Kelli Klebe, associate vice chancellor for research and faculty development, Academic Affairs, shared a variety of changes designed help…

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Wynn joins ranks of CU distinguished professors

November 20, 2014
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Wynn joins ranks of CU distinguished professors

The CU Board of Regents named six CU faculty members distinguished professors Thursday morning, the most prestigious honor for faculty at the university. Thomas Wynn, professor, Department of Anthropology, was one of the six and the only UCCS faculty member selected. Three of the six faculty members  received their recognition during the CU Board of Regents meeting Thursday in Berger…

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Chancellor charts UCCS progress for CU Regents

November 19, 2014
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Chancellor charts UCCS progress for CU Regents

Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak traced the history of UCCS from fledgling outpost to a robust institution with more than 11,000 students and an annual economic impact of more than $400 million Wednesday. As part of her host campus report to the CU Board of Regents, Shockley-Zalabak traced the origins of UCCS beginning with community support supplemented by Bill Hewlett and David…

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Montez de Oca earns book award

November 18, 2014
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Montez de Oca earns book award

Jeffrey Montez de Oca, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, was recently awarded the 2014 North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Outstanding Book Award for “Discipline & Indulgence: College Football, Media and the American Way of Life During the Cold War.” The book was published in 2013 by the Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, N.J. The award was given…

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CU Board of Regents to meet on campus

November 13, 2014
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CU Board of Regents to meet on campus

The nine-member CU Board of Regents, as well as Regents Office staff and campus representatives, will attend meetings on the UCCS campus Nov. 19 and 20. The public portion of meetings will begin at 2 p.m. Nov. 19 and 8:30 a.m. Nov. 20 in Berger Hall. Meeting highlights include: Nov. 19 3 p.m. Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak will provide a host campus…

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UCCS to give middle school girls STEM roots

November 12, 2014
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UCCS to give middle school girls STEM roots

About 360 middle school girls from throughout southern Colorado will visit UCCS Nov. 14 to learn about college and career options in high-demand science, technology, engineering and math fields. From 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m at Berger Hall and the Gallogly Events Center on the UCCS campus, girls from Calhan, Colorado Springs, Ellicott, Falcon, Fountain, Monument, Salida, Widefield and Woodland…

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Rec Center expansion to begin soon

November 12, 2014
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Rec Center expansion to begin soon

Construction on what will become a campus student health and wellness center will begin Dec. 2, according to the Department of Facilities Services. The $16.3 million 51,000-square foot expansion of the Campus Recreation Center will make way for a new student health clinic, counseling services and expand recreation options.  When complete, the project will almost double the footprint of the…

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New research center aims to build on global ideas, experience

November 6, 2014
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New research center aims to build on global ideas, experience

Emily Skop, associate professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, is looking for faculty members whose vision does not stop at the campus, state or national border. Skop, the newly appointed director of the Global Intercultural Research Center, wants to bring together faculty interested in bringing global perspectives to UCCS and working in a cross-disciplinary way to seek funding for…

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Media, faculty join forces to discuss ethics

November 6, 2014
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Media, faculty join forces to discuss ethics

The daily ethical challenges faced by managers of traditional and social media outlets will be the subject of a Nov. 17 summit. Lauren Brengarth, assistant professor, Department of Communication, will lead a summit to bring academic experts and working journalists together to share the challenges faced in newsrooms across America. Brengarth is a Daniels Fund Ethics fellow and the event…

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Publishing venture links UCCS, Mexican university

November 6, 2014
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Publishing venture links UCCS, Mexican university

Fernando Feliu-Moggi, associate professor, Department of Languages and Cultures, and Edgar Cota Torres, associate professor, Department of Languages and Cultures, recently presented the first four volumes of a joint publishing venture between UCCS and the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Mexico)  at the Sixth Annual Four Corners Conference Oct. 24 and 25 at UCCS. The collection, “Nuevas Fronteras/New Borders,” is…

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