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 Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter
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CU-Boulder hosted a topping-off ceremony for the Center for Community building on Monday, Dec. 14. Attendees were invited to sign the final steel beam and watch it being put into place, as well as tour the building. Chancellor Phil DiStefano, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Julie Wong and University of Colorado Student Union Tri-Executive Daniel Ramos were present to give remarks. Topping-off ceremonies have a long history dating back hundreds of years. (Photo by Casey A. Cass/University of Colorado)


SpotlightCU-Boulder seeks input in preparation for accreditation evaluation
The University of Colorado at Boulder will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit Feb. 22-24, 2010 by a team representing The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. More >>

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Department of mathematics hosts prestigious conference
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Guest Columnist Anne K. Heinz

Enhancing outreach and engagement
As chair of the Flagship 2030 Outreach and Engagement Task Force last year, I learned that there are varying and sometimes conflicting perspectives about the ways in which our faculty, staff and students extend their talents and the educational resources of the campus to external groups. More >>

Special Report: End-of-semester message from Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano
As we approach the end of the semester and the holiday break, I would like to thank each of you for your work over these past months in support of Colorado’s flagship university. More >>


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