Category Archives: Community and culture

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Burnout Among Health Care Workers Continues. Here’s What to Do



Burnout among health care workers is at an all-time high. And while there has been progress in curbing the COVID pandemic, there seems to be no respite for those working in health care. On this episode of CU on the Air, host Emily Davies talks with Dr. Marc Moss from the University of Colorado Anschutz … Continue reading Burnout Among Health Care Workers Continues. Here’s What to Do


CU Continues Its Long History of Honoring, Serving Veterans



November is National Veterans and Military Families Month, one of the 12 months each year that the University of Colorado prioritizes and supports the needs of those who have served our country. Today on CU on the Air, we talk to Lisa Buckman, director of veteran and military affairs at the University of Colorado Colorado … Continue reading CU Continues Its Long History of Honoring, Serving Veterans


CU Denver Engineers Diverse Ways to Serve Communities



  Engineering is a higher calling, a service today to diverse communities that benefits society for generations to come. There are many avenues for engineering graduates and today on CU on the Air, host Emily Davies talks to Dr. David Mays, professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado Denver. He has assisted more … Continue reading CU Denver Engineers Diverse Ways to Serve Communities


RECCS pairs community college students with CIRES scientists



Participants research STEM as they prepare to transition to four-year institutions The Research Experience for Community College Students, or RECCS (pronounced Rex), is a paid summer research internship program at the University of Colorado Boulder open to all Colorado community college students. RECCS gives community college students an authentic research experience where they explore environmental or geosciences and … Continue reading RECCS pairs community college students with CIRES scientists


The Affordable-Housing Crisis and Building Transportation, Health and Wealth in Underserved Areas



For many families in the Metro area, safe, adequate housing is a dream, and the limited access to transportation is a nightmare. Today on CU on the Air, we’re talking to CU Denver’s Carrie Makarewicz, associate professor of urban and regional planning in the College of Architecture and Planning, about the housing and commuting crises … Continue reading The Affordable-Housing Crisis and Building Transportation, Health and Wealth in Underserved Areas


CU President Saliman on Affordability, Access, Funding, DEI and the Value of CU in Colorado



The University of Colorado has a huge impact on the state of Colorado, and its return on investment is substantial. CU President Todd Saliman speaks with host Emily Davies on CU on the Air about the value of education; how the institution, its students, faculty and staff are adapting today; and how a collaborative environment … Continue reading CU President Saliman on Affordability, Access, Funding, DEI and the Value of CU in Colorado


CU Engagement Builds Relationships that Meet the State’s Needs



Engagement at the University of Colorado is a priority that covers vast areas, ranging from enrollment and learning opportunities, to fundraising and building relationships with diverse communities. CU on the Air host Emily Davies talks to Assistant Vice President for Engagement Tony Salazar about the many facets and the importance of building sustainable relationships that … Continue reading CU Engagement Builds Relationships that Meet the State’s Needs


A Fond Farewell and Good Luck to Retiring Host Ken McConnellogue



It’s the end of an era – or at least a 15-year run. New CU on the Air host Emily Davies talks with Vice President of University Communication Ken McConnellogue, who is retiring from the university June 31. The inaugural host of the podcast, which began publishing in June 2017, McConnellogue reflects on how the … Continue reading A Fond Farewell and Good Luck to Retiring Host Ken McConnellogue


Colorado’s Best Minds + CU Innovators = A Better Future



While patents and business papers are an important aspect in scientific discovery, it’s not until that research is making a positive impact in society that it truly matters. Today on the President’s Innovation Podcast, President Mark Kennedy and host Emily Davies speak with serial entrepreneur, Stan Lapidus, about his accomplishments and insights on business collaboration … Continue reading Colorado’s Best Minds + CU Innovators = A Better Future


Building CU’s Strength through Diversity



Although perhaps well meaning, many diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives have fallen short or have even done more harm than good. DEI is a top priority at University of Colorado, and CU is prioritizing what system shifts are needed to enact and sustain success. How do we attract, retain and graduate diverse students? How do … Continue reading Building CU’s Strength through Diversity