Dear campus community,
Last week, the White House rescinded May 2016 guidance regarding transgender rights at K-12 schools and higher education campuses.
CU Denver | Anschutz remains unwavering in our commitment to being a diverse, engaged community that supports all of our community members. We wholeheartedly support our transgender students and employees and will continue to ensure that they receive all the protections necessary to ensure their equal participation in the life of the university.
The White House announcement does not alter existing federal or Colorado law that provides discrimination protection for transgender individuals. The announcement does not change our Nondiscrimination Policy, Sexual Misconduct Policy or our interpretation of either. We will continue to prohibit discrimination or harassment based on gender identity, gender expression and/or sexual orientation. If you witness or are subject to harassment or discrimination, please report the incident to the Office of Equity so the university can investigate and follow up.
The university offers many additional resources for supporting our transgender students and employees, including maps of gender-inclusive restrooms.
Our diversity -- in all its forms, including gender identity and expression -- is a great source of pride for this university, where there is a common belief that diverse identities and viewpoints enrich the learning and professional environment for all of us. Our shared responsibility is to put that diversity into action by creating and maintaining an environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive for everyone.
Chancellor, CU Denver
Chancellor, CU Anschutz
We're hiring and our faculty wants to hear from you!
We have several opportunities for students to grab lunch with a prospective CU Denver political science professor coming up soon!
All of the lunches with the candidates take place in the same room - the Political Science Library, Student Commons Building Room 3216.
Thursday, February 9th - 12:15-1:15pm - Dr. Alison Staudinger
Dr. Alison Staudinger teaches Gender, Law, American Political Thought, and Political Theory at the University of Wisconsin. She specializes in in political theory and public law, and her dissertation centered on "[criticizing] the idea of a liberal democratic public sphere that fails to account for the importance of work, an important focus point for understanding race, class and gender and their bearing on political membership."
Dr. Staudinger is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to teach a freshman seminar on work and audio storytelling.
Tuesday, February 14th - 11:45am-12:45pm - Dr. Chad Shomura
Dr. Shomura teaches at Johns Hopkins University: The Bad Good Life: Cruel Optimisms, Bad, Romances, and Other Political Depressions; Poetics and Politics of Sex: Intimacy and its Discontents; and Impasse Matters: The Politics of Unmaking Lives.
Dr. Shomura is also the author of the book The Bad Good Life.
For more on Dr. Shomura, please visit: www.chadshomura.com
Thursday, February 16th - from 11:45am-12:45pm - Dr. Menaka Philips
Dr. Menaka Philips teaches Political Theory with concentrations in Western political thought, democratic theory, and feminist and gender studies at Tulane University.
Her current research interests include: "an examination of JS Mill's and Karl Marx’s writings on imperialism; a study of feminist receptions of Harriet Taylor Mill; and a book manuscript provisionally titled A Crisis of Certainty, which examines the interpretive practices surrounding scholarly investigations of liberalism."
Friend and supporter of the University of Colorado Denver’s “CU Succeed” program Rob Stewart passed away in Florida after going missing during a deep sea scuba dive on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. He was 37 years old.
Rob was a Toronto-born award-winning filmmaker, biologist, environmentalist, photographer and conservationist who was best known for his critically-acclaimed 2006 documentary, Sharkwater, which focused on, and led to, a worldwide ban on the practice of shark finning and its threat to the species and the long term effects of the practice on the ocean ecosystem. His 2013 follow-up documentary, Revolution, broadened his environmental focus by examining and widening his concern to other ecosystems that are under threat on the planet.
Rob Stewart was committed to educating the public, with an emphasis on young adults. He assisted the CU Succeed Environmental Politics course offering by providing advanced materials from his documentary film efforts and through his willingness to remote lecture with our students. His commitment to education and the environment inspired our students to move their education beyond the walls of the classroom and into the world outside to make a difference that serves to benefit their whole community.
We extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends.