Students were invited to learn more about engaging in the policy process at a Saturday morning event organized by members of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus Student Senate and the Office of Government Relations.
May 3, 2019 marked “sine die,” the final day of the 2019 state legislative session. This session, there were 23 new legislators in the House and 5 new legislators in the Senate. It was an exciting time to engage a new group of elected officials on the important work of CU across Colorado.
Newly elected Congressman Jason Crow was immersed in the complex process of standing up a brand new Congressional office when he toured the CU Anschutz Medical Campus to learn about their important education, research and clinical missions.
Several state legislators, including many members of the Colorado Cancer Caucus, attended a luncheon at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus to learn about the future of cancer research and treatment in Colorado.
The Office of Government Relations (OGR) presented CU's Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations requests to the Colorado congressional delegation in Washington, DC. The university's priorities reflect the higher education community's funding requests for research, education, and workforce development accounts of importance to CU's academic, research and public outreach missions.
Congresswoman Diana DeGette joined a roundtable at the University of Colorado, Denver CU Denver to discuss the short and long term effects of climate change in Colorado, and across the nation and the world.
Terri Fiez, CU Boulder's Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation and Jun Ye, Director of the CUbit Quantum Initiative, met with leadership at the White House, federal research agencies, and in Congress to discuss the university's unique strengths in quantum information sciences, as well as its support for fully funding federal quantum activities authorized in the National Quantum Initiative, which was enacted last year.