News & Events: Summer Edition, July 31, 2012


August 14: Bioengineering new-student orientation
August 16: Science and Technology Policy Fellowship information session
August 23: CU Denver Block Party
Reminder: CEAS academic calendar on Outlook

Do you have news you’d like to share with the college? Send it to Erica Lefeave.

Bioengineering new-student orientation

On August 14, the Department of Bioengineering will welcome seven doctoral and 15 master’s students at their new-student orientation. Current bioengineering students, faculty and staff will participate in the day-long event.

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Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Information Session

Learn about American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)’s Science and Technology Policy Fellowships on Thursday, August 16, at 4 p.m. in room 480 of the CU Building (1250 14th Street).

The AAAS’s Science and Technology Policy Fellowship is a post-graduate-level fellowship that offers medical doctors, scientists and engineers the opportunity to contribute their analytical skills to policymaking in Washington D.C. while learning about the role of science in the federal government.

For more information, visit http://fellowships.aaas.org. Download a flier for the event here.

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Welcome new students at CU Denver’s New Student Convocation

On August 17, join new students, friends, family and university faculty and staff at New Student Convocation. This ceremony marks the official beginning of a student’s academic career at CU Denver. It begins at noon in the Tivoli Turnhalle and will be followed by a BBQ.

Contact the Office of Student Life at 303-556-3399 for additional information.

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CU Denver Block Party

The university is hosting its first-ever Block party on August 23. Lawrence Street between 14th and 15th will be closed to traffic and open for fun. Listen to local music, fly down a mobile zip line, climb a rock wall and enjoy lunch from a variety of local food trucks.

Learn more.

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Reminder: CEAS academic calendar on Outlook available for important dates and deadlines

In an effort to better serve the college, the dean’s office has created the CEAS Academic Calendar in Outlook that is accessible to all CEAS employees.

To access the calendar, select “Open Calendar” from the calendar toolbar and then search for  “CEAS Academic Calendar” in the global address book.

  • with MS 2007, click on “Open a Shared Calendar” and search for “CEAS Academic Calendar” in the global address book.
  • if you’re on a mac and using Entourage, select “open other user’s folder” from the file menu and search for CEAS Academic Calendar. Click on “Advanced” and type “webmail.ucdenver.edu/exchange/AcademicCalendar.CEAS@ucdenver.edu” in the Server Address field

Please contact Erica Lefeave if you have questions.

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News & Events: summer edition, July 17, 2012


Bioengineering department hires interim program manager
Summer 2012 graduation dates, deadlines and important information
Mile Highdrogen car is a hit with Cole Middle School students

If you have news or events you’d like to share with the college community, send them to Erica Lefeave.

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Bioengineering department hires interim program manager

Shawna McMahon is the interim Department of Bioengineering program manager, beginning Monday, July 30.  You may contact her at bioengineering@ucdenver.edu, shawna.mcmahon@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-5893.

We are delighted to welcome Shawna to our team.

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Summer 2012 graduation dates, deadlines and important information

Here are some very important dates regarding the SUMMER 2012 Graduation list:

  • Saturday JULY 28 – End of Semester
  • Thursday, AUGUST 2 – ALL GRADES DUE
  • Monday AUGUST 6 – Grades available to students/faculty/staff on the web. Departments should verify all grades are recorded on student transcripts and investigate any/all missing grades that may prevent a student being approved for graduation
  • AUGUST 6 – AUGUST 17 – Departments responsible for determining, resolving and notifying students of any/all administrative issues that may prevent a student from graduating in the SUMMER 2012 semester
  • Friday, AUGUST 17 – ALL COMPLETED SUMMER 2012 GRADUATING STUDENT FILES TO PAUL FOR FINAL REVIEW
  • Friday, AUGUST 17 – Departments responsible for notifying/advising ALL student(s) who have been denied SUMMER 2012 graduation. THIS IS AN ADVISING FUNCTION AND IS NOT PERFORMED IN THE DEAN’S OFFICE
  • Friday, SEPTEMBER 7 – Degrees posted on official student transcripts; official transcripts showing degrees posted available to students
  • Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 19 – Diplomas mailed to students (Diplomas mailed to addresses on ISIS and provided by students.)

Directions for summer 2012 graduation files:

  • All student files MUST contain the most current term (Summer 2102) transcript that indicates ALL grades including SUMMER 2012 grades. If a student’s transcript shows a missing grade for any course that is needed for graduation, the department should immediately investigate the missing grade to determine the reason and resolve any administrative issues.
  • ALL  incomplete (I) and in progress (IP) grades MUST have a letter grade on the transcript for ALL semesters including SUMMER 2012. (Remember CAND 5940 does not ever display a grade only the distinction ****).
  • DO NOT PLACE ANY FORMS THAT ARE IN NEED OF PROCESSING IN THE STUDENT’S FILE OR STAPLE THEM TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE FILE. All forms that need to be processed must be completed by following the proper college procedures set forth by Associate Dean Bruce Janson. PLACING FORMS THAT NEED PROCESSING IN A STUDENT’S FILE WILL DELAY THE PROCESS FOR GRADUATION APPROVAL.
  • ALL transfer credit(s) must appear on ISIS and verified/applied correctly to the students program sheet (BS) or Application for Admission to Candidacy(MS, MENG). Each department is responsible for verifying that transfer credit appears on ISIS and  is appropriately applied to degree requirements. Department Signatures indicate this function has been appropriately verified.
  • ALL Program Sheets, Application for Admission to Candidacy forms, Green Sheets (for graduate students only) and any other applicable paperwork MUST be correctly verified, approved and SIGNED by all appropriate individuals in each department. Incomplete files or files that are missing signatures or information will be returned to the departments, jeopardizing the student’s ability to graduate. Make sure to use the new green sheet for graduate students (contact Paul for a copy)
  • When you have properly assembled and verified all files are complete, please send all files to Paul, including files for students who are not approved to graduate. Paul needs ALL files, including students who are not graduating, for auditing purposes.
  • Please DO NOT deliver files as you process them. It makes it very difficult to keep track of where files are. Collect all files and deliver them all one time.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Paul at paul.rakowski@ucdenver.edu or 303-556-6771.

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Mile Highdrogen car is a hit with Cole Middle School students

During the DSST Cole Middle School visit on July 6, Keith Nguyen and Mark Maceda demonstrated how the car’s hydrogen fuel cell battery works and explained to the students that the car took more than four months to build. Read the full story here, or go to the Team Mile Highdrogen website to learn more about the project.

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News & Events: summer edition, July 9, 2012

Summer 2012 FCQs information and deadlines
Students from Cole Middle School visit campus; learn about sustainability offerings
Fire alarm test in North Classroom on July 11
Bioengineering program manager Corinna Rohse leaving CU Denver

Have news or an event you’d like to share with the college? Send it to Erica Lefeave.

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Summer 2012 FCQs information and deadlines

Printed FCQs have been delivered to the departments as of July 6, 2012. ADMINISTRATION of FCQs IS TO OCCUR THE WEEK OF July 23, 2012.  Please remember the following:

  • Complete instructions for the administration of FCQs are included in each FCQ packet, but you may also refer to the FCQ Instructions for Administrators at http://www.colorado.edu/fcq/instrfcq.htm#admin>  and Instructions for Instructors <http://www.colorado.edu/fcq/instrfcq.htm#instr> for more detailed information.
  • Individual faculty members are responsible for the proper delivery of FCQs to students.
    • FCQs should be administered by someone other than the instructor or TA. Neither instructors nor course TAs should be present at any time during administration, nor should they have any contact with the FCQs after administration.
    • All FCQs are to be delivered to department faculty for completion during the week of July 23, 2012.
    • All FCQs are to be collected within your respective departments, bundled and delivered to Paul in the Dean’s Office by TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012. Individual FCQs will not be accepted.
    • Completed FCQs are to be delivered back to your respective departments, NOT THE DEAN’S OFFICE.

If you have questions or concerns about the above information, please contact Paul at paul.rakowski@ucdenver.edu or 303-556-6771.

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Students from Cole Middle School visit campus; learn about sustainability offerings

On Friday, July 6, more than 200 students from Denver School of Science and Technology Cole Middle School visited CU Denver and took tours of faculty labs and campus facilities. Director of Student Services Paul Rakowski spoke about the college’s commitment to sustainability, and former mechanical engineering students Keith Nguyen and Mark Maceda showcased their Mile Highdrogen car to show the students their sustainable energy creation (www.milehighdrogen.org).  Civil engineering post-doc Rui Liu and PhD student Andrea Solis demonstrated concrete testing, and graduate student Jonathan Dubinsky presented the biofuels lab.

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Fire alarm test in North Classroom on July 11

On Wednesday, July 11, from 7 to 8 a.m., the contractors of the Auraria Science Building Project and the Denver Fire Department will conduct fire alarm testing in the North Classroom Building. During this test, audible alarms, horns and strobes will be tested.

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Bioengineering program manager Corinna Rohse leaving CU Denver

Department of Bioengineering Program Manager Corinna Rohse will start her new position as Director of the Student Academic Success Center at CU Boulder on July 23, 2012.  You are invited to keep in touch with her at SASC. She will be missed!

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