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News and Events, Week of Oct. 24

RESCHEDULED for November 2: CEAS Seminar Series: “Clinical and Bench-Top Characterization of the Right Ventricular-Pulmonary Artery Axis”

CU President Benson’s Town Hall meeting this week on Denver Campus

President Obama to speak on campus

Faculty Seminar, “Crafting an Elevator Pitch” (Wednesday, Oct. 26)

Register now: Service Learning 101: An Engaged Faculty Institute

Bioengineering Open House (Friday, Nov. 4)

College’s Epic Kickball Game a Success

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RESCHEDULED: CEAS Seminar Series: “Clinical and Bench-Top Characterization of the Right Ventricular-Pulmonary Artery Axis”

Dear colleagues and students:

Due to forseen conflicts and parking problems caused by the President’s visit and the forcasted bad weather on Wednesday, the CEAS October 26 seminar by Kendall Hunter has been postponed to Wednesday, November 2.   You will receive a new revised announcement later in the week.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Have a good week.

Titsa Papantoni
Professor, Electrical Engineering


CU President Benson to speak at Town Hall meeting this afternoon

CU President Bruce Benson invites faculty, students, residents/fellows and staff to an open discussion about the university.

President Benson will meet with each campus.

Denver Campus
When: October 24, 2011
Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Lawrence Street Center, 2nd floor, Terrace Room

Anschutz Campus
When: November 1, 2011
Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Nighthorse Campbell Building, Shore Forum


President Obama to Speak on Campus Wednesday, October 26

President Barack Obama is planning to stop at the University of Colorado Denver Wednesday, Oct. 26 as part of his American Jobs Act tour. A limited number of tickets are available. Students, faculty and staff are invited to obtain two tickets to attend his speech; they will be available for pick up on Tuesday, Oct. 25 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Starz Film Center located at the Tivoli.

More information is available here.


Faculty Seminar: Crafting an Elevator Pitch

Presented by: Su Niedringhaus, Communication Consultant
Sponsored by the Office of Research Development & Education

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lawrence Street Center (1380 Lawrence St.)
11th Floor, Room 1150
9 – 11 a.m.

Anschutz Medical Campus
Education 2 North, P28-Room 1107
2 – 4 p.m.

To register go to: (see Updates section)

Questions about this opportunity? Please contact Lynette Michael, ORDE Director, at or 303-315-5822.


Register now! Service Learning 101: An Engaged Faculty Institute

The Experiential Learning Center invites applications for the Engaged Faculty Institute, which will run 12:30-2:30 p.m. every Friday from January 27 to March 3 on the Auraria Campus. Participants receive a $750 stipend.

Applications are due November 4 by 5 p.m. to Kyra Tarbell.

Colorado Campus Compact, in conjunction with CU Denver, Regis University, CU Boulder, University of Denver, Johnson & Wales University, and Metropolitan State College of Denver, is pleased to present Service Learning 101: An Engaged Faculty Institute. The second annual Engaged Faculty Institute (EFI) will bring together faculty from all six institutions to transform their approach to teaching and learning through 1) the development of reciprocal community partnerships, 2) the incorporation of community-based experiences into their curriculum, and 3) the adoption of innovative critical reflection and assessment practices that deepen and document student learning.
Our first program last January was immensely popular with our faculty. As part of the program, faculty receive a stipend for participating and other benefits. The Institute also is unique and innovative because of the inclusion and partnership between the various institutions in Colorado and the interaction the faculty from each school will have with each other. We have organized and are now in the process of promoting our second session starting this January.



RSVP for the Second Annual Bioengineering Open House

Friday, November 4, 2011
2 – 5 p.m.
Bushnell Auditorium – Room N8200 – 8th Floor
Building 500 – Anschutz Medical Campus

The Department of Bioengineering hosts its second annual Open House on Friday, November 4, 2011 from 2 – 5 p.m. RSVP by October 31.

Meet faculty and students; learn about research opportunities and degree programs; discover the Anschutz Medical Campus; and hear why bioengineering is the fastest growing profession.

Everyone is welcome: prospective graduate students, undergraduate students, parents, donors and other members of the biomedical engineering community interested in bioengineering. Refreshments will be served.


Epic Kickball Game a Success

On Saturday, Oct. 22, nearly 40 faculty, staff, students and alumni gathered at the Auraria softball field for the first-ever College of Engineering and Applied Science Epic Homecoming Kickball Game. Team captains Heidi Utt (CEEP) and Maria Rase (CE) rallied their teams through the game that ended in a tie of 9-9. The competition was fierce but friendly–the MVP awards went to college Dean Marc Ingber and Kevin Rase, perhaps the youngest player to participate at age 10.

The college had more participants for it’s homecoming event than any of the other CU Denver schools and colleges. Thanks to everyone who came out to play.

Stay tuned for photos.




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At the CU Denver College of Engineering, Design and Computing, we focus on providing our students with a comprehensive engineering education at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level. Faculty conduct research that spans our five disciplines of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering, bioengineering, and computer science and engineering. The college collaborates with industry from around the state; our laboratories and research opportunities give students the hands-on experience they need to excel in the professional world.

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