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  • GRE no longer required for admission to MPA and MCJ programs

    Jan 1, 2020 by Toula Wellbrook
    Effective immediately, standardized test scores are no longer required for admission to the Master of Public Administration and Master of Criminal Justice programs of the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs. Prospective students interested in learning more about applying to a master’s program at the School of Public Affairs can contact Rebecca Gianarkis at spa.admissions@ucdenver.edu.
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  • School of Public Affairs hosts “Women in Leadership: A View from Governmental Agencies”

    Dec 18, 2019 by Emma Martz
    The University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs hosted a First Friday Breakfast on December 6th, featuring an all-female panel of leaders within government agencies. Panelists included: Jennifer Hoffman, City Manager of the City and County of Broomfield; Angela Belden Martinez, Regional Director of the US Economic Development Administration; Patty Salazar, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA); and Dionne Williams, Executive Director of the Office of Children’s Affairs for the City and County of Denver. The panel was moderated by Dr. Sebawit Bishu, who is an assistant professor at the CU Denver School of Public Affairs and a research fellow for the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School.
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  • CU Denver School of Public Affairs convenes discussion with expert panel on 2019 Colorado election results

    Nov 14, 2019 by Emma Martz
    CU Denver School of Public Affairs hosted its third First Friday Breakfast of the semester on November 8th. Breaking from tradition, the event was held on the second Friday of the month in order to provide the public with time to digest the results of the 2019 Colorado elections, held on November 5, and to convene a balanced discussion between three expert panelists.
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  • CU Denver School of Public Affairs hosts 2019 APPAM conference in Denver

    Nov 9, 2019 by Toula Wellbrook
    CU Denver School of Public Affairs was a co-host for the 2019 conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM), held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel from November 7 to 9. This year’s conference theme was “Rising to the Challenge: Engaging Diverse Perspectives on Issues and Evidence,” and more than 20 of the school’s faculty and students are participating. Below is a list of presentations by CU Denver School of Public Affairs.
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  • School of Public Affairs hosts First Friday Breakfast event themed on Colorado’s Energy Future

    Oct 11, 2019 by Emma Martz
    The CU Denver School of Public Affairs welcomed October with its First Friday Breakfast Series this past Friday, October 4th. Partnering with the J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities at the CU Denver Business School, the event welcomed four expert panelists to discuss “Colorado’s Energy Future.”
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  • CU Denver School of Public Affairs hosts event on technology in the criminal justice system

    Oct 9, 2019 by Sheila Huss
    Roughly 80 people from CU Denver and the surrounding community attended the Criminal Justice Series Event, “Technology in the Criminal Justice System,” on September 30, 2019. The Criminal Justice Program, hosted by CU Denver School of Public Affairs, featured three panelists in the event: Andrew J. Contiguglia, a defense attorney with decades of experience in state and federal courts; Michelle Means, a federal probation officer for the District of Colorado; and Paul Taylor, an Assistant Professor at the CU Denver School of Public Affairs and former law enforcement officer. The panelists discussed how technology has changed over the years and the impact of these changes.
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  • CU Denver School of Public Affairs hosts 2019 IPPA Spring Policy School

    May 30, 2019 by Toula Wellbrook
    University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs hosted the 2019 International Public Policy Association (IPPA) Policy School, which was held May 20 – 24, 2019. This week-long policy school provides participants with a unique and valuable opportunity to engage with scholars and doctoral students from around the world.
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  • Students learn about public service through lens of international development during study abroad in Africa

    Jun 12, 2019 by Guest Contributor
    Five students from CU Denver were joined by students from CU Boulder, Rollins College in Florida, and St. Edward’s University in Texas for a study abroad experience in East Africa. Participants were challenged to think differently and bigger about public service from the perspective of international development. Taking an interdisciplinary lens to East Africa, students listened and thought about the role that public management, public health and public service play in urban and rural communities.
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  • Former Vice President Al Gore guest of honor at sustainability fundraiser

    Sep 19, 2019 by Toula Wellbrook
    Nearly 300 leaders from Colorado’s government, nonprofit, business and academic communities gathered for University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs’ 20th Annual Wirth Chair in Sustainable Development Awards Ceremony with the theme: “Our Collective Future: The Path Forward,” featuring guest speakers former Vice President Al Gore and former Colorado Senator Timothy Wirth.
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  • First Friday Breakfast event centered on homeless in metro Denver

    Sep 11, 2019 by Emma Martz
    The University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs hosted its September First Friday Breakfast on September 6, 2019, as a kick off to the seven-event series for this academic year. The event brought together an expert panel to discuss ‘Homelessness in Metro Denver: Policy, Prevention and Regional Approaches.’ The three-member panel was moderated by Lisa VanRaemdonck, the Executive Director of the CU Denver School of Public Affairs Institute and featured Cathy Alderman, Vice President of Communications and Public Policy for Colorado Coalition for the Homeless; Mark Deven, City Manager for the City of Arvada; and Britta Fisher, Chief Housing Officer for the City and County of Denver.
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  • School of Public Affairs rises in national rankings, retains no. 1 spot in Colorado

    Mar 13, 2019 by Toula Wellbrook
    U.S. News & World Report today released its 2020 Best Graduate Schools Rankings, in which University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs advanced nine places since the 2018 rankings to tie for the number 25 position in the nation for overall public affairs programs. The 2020 ranking sustains the school’s position as the top public affairs school in Colorado.
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  • The 2019 legislative session in the Golden Dome: What can we expect?

    Mar 8, 2019 by Kathryn Werner
    CU Denver School of Public Affairs held its March First Friday Breakfast event themed on bills that legislators from both sides of the aisle are working to finalize during this 2019 legislative session.
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  • Municipal broadband in Colorado – What comes next?

    Feb 1, 2019 by Kathryn Werner
    CU Denver School of Public Affairs kicked off its spring First Friday Breakfast Series with an engaging panel discussion centered on the topic, ‘Municipal Broadband in Colorado – What Comes Next?’
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  • Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) and CU Denver School of Public Affairs partner announce 2019 Colorado Challenge Communities

    Mar 8, 2019 by Guest Contributor
    Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) is announcing five Colorado communities awarded the 2019 Colorado Challenge Accelerator Program Awards. Colorado Challenge Program Communities have been selected based on the challenges that they are facing in both their region and their population size. The Colorado Challenge Studio program is a partnership between DCI and the CU Denver School of Public Affairs, to find new problem-solving approaches to Colorado community challenges and hone the skills of public affairs emerging professionals in applying a multi-disciplinary approach to economic and community development.
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  • Sec. Kerry guest of honor at sustainability fundraiser for CU Denver School of Public Affairs

    Nov 5, 2018 by Toula Wellbrook
    Nearly 300 leaders from Colorado’s business, governmental, academic and nonprofit communities gathered for University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs’ 19th Annual Wirth Chair in Sustainable Development Awards Ceremony with the theme: “Facing Our Future: A Conversation with Secretary Kerry.”
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  • Poll suggests that regardless of political party, Western voters identify with the region’s outdoor spaces

    Oct 19, 2018 by Toula Wellbrook
    University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs hosted “Public Lands in the West and the Outdoor Recreational Economy” on October 8 in conjunction with the school’s Wirth Chair in Sustainable Development and the Center for Western Priorities (CWP).
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  • School of Public Affairs debuts tool to model financial implications of individuals’ votes on ballot initiatives

    Oct 5, 2018 by Toula Wellbrook
    University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs hosted “First Friday Breakfast: Why is my ballot so long? What am I voting on?” offering attendees a closer look at a new budget simulation tool, as well as several ballot initiatives that Coloradans will be voting on in the upcoming elections.
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  • New interactive budget tool allows voters to see impact of ballot questions

    Oct 19, 2018 by Guest Contributor
    University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs and Balancing Act, an online public budget simulation maker, announced the release of a new tool for Colorado voters to see the impacts of three ballot proposals that, if passed, would dramatically increase funding for transportation and P-12 education. Each proposed funding increase is linked to spending called for in each measure.
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  • Center on Domestic Violence honors two women who strengthened legal rights for domestic violence victims

    Oct 8, 2018 by Toula Wellbrook
    CU Denver School of Public Affairs Center on Domestic Violence hosted the 2018 Champions for Change Awards Dinner at Mile High Station in Denver on October 5. The Champions for Change Award recognizes individuals who have made exceptional contributions toward effective intervention and prevention of gender-based violence and who exemplify the vision and values of the Center on Domestic Violence.
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  • Sec. Kerry to speak at sustainability fundraiser in Denver

    Oct 8, 2019 by Toula Wellbrook
    CU Denver School of Public Affairs will host its 19th Annual Wirth Chair in Sustainable Development Awards Ceremony, “Facing Our Future: A Conversation with Secretary Kerry.”
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