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March 2013

FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION COLORADO REGIONALS HOSTED BY DU'S SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE – APRIL 4-6

(March 26, 2013) This is the 10th year DU's School of Engineering and Computer Science will host the regional FIRST Robotics Competition. The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition places high school students on teams with professional engineers to build robots that must perform specific tasks. The teams not only have to design and build the robots, they must also raise funds for the project and create a team "brand."

SECS student with robotThe Colorado regional competition begins on April 5 with an opening ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Dean Michael Keables, Dr. Mohammad Mahoor and NAO Robot (operated by Ph.D. student Howard Feng) will address the visitors on behalf of the School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS). The main competition will begin at 9 a.m., where you can watch teams from all over the state of Colorado compete against teams from the Rocky Mountain region, ranging from Minnesota to Mexico. The first event is "Ultimate Ascent." For this challenge, the robots are placed on a playing field with the task of scoring discs into goals.

The competition continues on April 6 at 9 a.m. with the second event, "Robots Climbing Pyramid," where the robots must climb to the top point of a pyramid to complete the challenge. The winning teams from the Colorado regionals will earn a spot to compete in the FIRST Championship in late April.

All events are free and open to the public and take place in Magness Arena at the Ritchie Center. Visit Colorado FIRST online for a full schedule and more information.

WHERE SHOULD YOUR FUNDING PROPOSAL GO?

(March 19, 2013) If you are in a position to submit proposals to external funding entities, you need to be aware of the latest guidelines to help you determine how to handle these submissions.

Two departments within the University are in place to manage work with corporate, foundation, organization and government funding: University Advancement (UA) and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). It is very important that you channel proposals to the appropriate department, as there are clear rules and government regulations the University must follow.

While UA and ORSP work together closely to ensure all external funding proposals are managed according to these rules and regulations, it's your responsibility as the originator of a funding request to familiarize yourself with the guidelines.

Please go to this website to see explanations, charts and checklists to help you determine if your funding proposal is philanthropic (gifts), for sponsored projects or philanthropic research and/or an IRB. This will help you determine if your funding proposal is a gift or a sponsored project, which will help you know if you need to work through UA or ORSP.

ANTHROPOLOGY DEPARTMENT RECEIVES THE STEPHEN H. HART AWARD FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION

(March 12, 2013) Congratulations to the University of Denver's Department of Anthropology which received the Stephen H. Hart Award for Historic Preservation for research conducted at the Ludlow Tent Colony site in southern Colorado.

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STURM COLLEGE OF LAW CLIMBS TO NO. 64 IN U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT RANKINGS

(March 12, 2013) The University of Denver's Sturm College of Law (Denver Law) has again jumped in the rankings as U.S. News & World Report releases its annual list of law schools and programs, with four of the school's specialized programs ranked among the nation's best.

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CARTRIDGES FOR KIDS

(March 5, 2013) Did you know that the University has bins to collect used toner cartridges? Money received for these products are contributed to the DU Staff Benevolent fund, which assists DU personnel in financial hardship emergencies. Funds are also given to Denver Public Schools.

By recycling through the Cartridges for Kids program, you are investing in the livelihood of staff (including yourself) and the future of Colorado's kids!

Drop-Off Locations (cartridges only, do not include cartridge boxes):

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER WOMEN'S COLLEGE RECLAIMS LEGACY NAME

(March 1, 2013) In case you missed it, last Friday the University of Denver announced that The Women's College will reclaim its legacy name as Colorado Women's College, effective immediately.

This decision reflects the University's desire to honor the history and impact of Colorado Women's College as we are preparing to commemorate its 125th anniversary. Reclaiming the name, the University of Denver—Colorado Women's College, celebrates the College's past, present and future as a leader in educating and empowering women.

The Women's College faculty, staff, students and alumnae championed the name change and successfully garnered support for this effort. Colorado Women's College is unique, as it is the only women's college in the country to exist after a merger with a larger University. In a recent survey, 91 percent of alumnae and students supported reclaiming the historic name. Also, both Colorado Women's College and The Women's College alumnae association boards unanimously endorsed the change.

The Colorado Women's College name as a part of the University of Denver brand is an unbeatable combination. Both names evoke academic quality, prestige, as well as local and global service learning opportunities which strongly position Colorado Women's College for decades to come.

Look for upcoming information on the 125th anniversary of the founding of Colorado Women's College as we celebrate this special time and make our mark on the future of women's education as the University of Denver – Colorado Women's College.