May 6, 2015 marked “sine die”, the final day of the 2015 state legislative session.
UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak gave a presentation to the Senate Education Committee on the impressive collaborative efforts in Southern Colorado in which the campus is engaged.
Dr. Margarita Bianco, Associate Professor at CU Denver’s School of Education and Human Development, and her students testified in support of HB 15-1349, “Grow Your Own Teacher Colorado Initiative."
In April, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper held a signing ceremony for HB-1295, "Plumbing and Electric Inspections at CU."
On March 23, CU-Boulder had a strong presence at the Colorado Aerospace Day at the Capitol, hosted by the Colorado Space Business Roundtable and the Colorado Space Coalition.
With a month left in the legislative session, over 500 bills have been introduced and many more are still being drafted. Several of the bills impact CU and we have been working hard to protect and support CU’s interests. There are many other bills we are working on that impact our campus endeavors.
Dr. Dan Theodorescu, Director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center, gave a presentation to the House Public Health and Human Services Committee on research and treatments taking place at the Anschutz Medical Campus.
On January 15, Barbara Paradiso and her students from the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs Center for Domestic Violence visited the capitol. Senator Linda Newell, a true advocate in the field, graciously hosted them as her guests on the Senate floor and spoke with them about her legislative efforts concerning domestic violence.
CU Anschutz Medical Campus Chancellor Elliman and Vice President for Health Affairs, CU and Executive Vice Chancellor of the Anschutz Medical Campus Lilly marks presented to the Joint House and Senate Business Committees on the positive impacts the campus has on Colorado.
On February 17, members of the Senate Transportation Committee visited CU-Boulder to learn about the Unmanned Aerial Systems research program.