Category Archives: Learning and teaching

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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


UCCS’ Bachelor of Innovation Boldly Goes Where None Have Gone Before



Benjamin Kwitek, director of innovation at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, understands that innovation is critical to solving the problems our society faces. Kwitek understands the United States is at the forefront of innovation at a local and global level. At UCCS, he is also the innovator of the world’s first Bachelor of Innovation. … Continue reading UCCS’ Bachelor of Innovation Boldly Goes Where None Have Gone Before


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


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


Exploring X-ray and Laser Science from Imagination to Application



Welcome to the inaugural episode of the President’s Innovation Podcast, a special CU on the Air series. Host Emily Davies speaks with distinguished professor Margaret Murnane, a fellow at JILA, which is a joint institute of the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dr. Murnane is also a faculty … Continue reading Exploring X-ray and Laser Science from Imagination to Application


COLTT Conference to Feature Revolutionary Micro-credentialing, Badging Tech



REGISTER FOR COLTT HERE; CALL FOR PROPOSALS UPDATE: Rep. Joe Neguse will host a conversation with student leaders to address the power of student advocacy in shaping policy on today’s most pressing higher education issues. The Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference (COLTT) will once again this year feature leading edge innovations and supportive education. … Continue reading COLTT Conference to Feature Revolutionary Micro-credentialing, Badging Tech


Top 5 Episodes of 2020: Learning, Growing Through Adversity



As we welcome 2021, CU on the Air looks back on 2020 to highlight our Top 5 shows. Not surprisingly, three of the five most popular podcasts were COVID-19 related. The other two were about CU in space, and the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion. As we navigate the coronavirus, there’s a great need … Continue reading Top 5 Episodes of 2020: Learning, Growing Through Adversity


Throwing a Curve into Street Planning for Safer Communities



Today on CU on the Air we talk with Wes Marshall, professor of civil engineering with a joint appointment in urban planning in the College of Engineering, Design and Computing at CU Denver. Host Ken McConnellogue discusses with Professor Marshall what constitutes safe streets and neighborhoods for pedestrians, wheel chairs, bicyclists, autos and even scooters; and … Continue reading Throwing a Curve into Street Planning for Safer Communities


Sláinte! We Toast UCCS Professor Janel Owens’ Whiskey Research



CU On The Air welcomes Janel Owens, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. While she teaches courses and applied analytical chemistry, including environmental chemistry and forensic chemistry, Owens is also a certified whiskey chemist with the Federal Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. The TTB, … Continue reading Sláinte! We Toast UCCS Professor Janel Owens’ Whiskey Research