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Terra McKinnish: 2015 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award
A hearty congratulations to Professor Terra McKinnish who was notified that she has been selected to receive the 2015 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award for her work in advancing women's issues in the University and profession. "The Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award recognizes and honors an outstanding faculty member of the University of Colorado for efforts to advance women in academia, interdisciplinary scholarly contributions and distinguished teaching. Instituted in 1992, the award is named for Elizabeth Gee, a faculty member in the CU Anschutz Medical Campus School of Nursing and the late wife of former CU President, Gordon Gee.The Gee award is the only award in the CU system that specifically recognizes outstanding work on women's issues and a concerted effort to advance women in the academy. It carries with it a $1000 prize, and the recipient is invited to present his/her scholarly work at the Gee Memorial Lecture during annual CU Women Succeeding Professional Development Symposium."

Department of Economics Winter 2015 Commencement
The winter ceremony was Friday, December 18, 2015, 3:00–4:30 p.m in Muenzinger E050.
The commencement address was by Robert McNown.

CU Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop
The 17th Annual CU Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop was September 4–5, 2015 at the Lion Square Lodge in Vail, Colorado and was hosted by Nicholas Flores, CU Department of Economics. The workshop provided researchers the opportunity to share their research results and/or ideas in a relaxed, workshop environment. Ample time was allocated for discussion, allowing researchers to get feedback from other workshop participants. Work presented ranged from proposed research to highly polished and completed projects. Graduate students were especially encouraged to participate.

Murat Iyigun on Research on Religion Podcast
July 26th, 2015: Murat Iyigun on Monotheism, Conflict, Europe, the Ottomans, and the Blues
"Did the Ottoman Caliphate have any impact on Europe's socio-political and economic development? While we often examine Europe's late medieval history in isolation from other world events, Prof. Murat Iyigun (University of Colorado) argues that the Ottoman Empire's advances into southeast Europe affected the religious, political, and economic history of Europe in very interesting ways. We also look at the ability of monotheism to guarantee longer and more expansive sociopolitical control, and the influence of mothers on the military policy of Ottoman sultans. At the end of the podcast, we have a special treat — an original "arabesque blues" song, Muqarnas, written and performed by Murat!"

Read more and listen or download the podcast.

Spring 2015 Department Ceremony
The spring department commencement ceremony was Friday, May 8, 2015 from 4:30–4 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom, University Memorial Center with the commencement address by Amanda Thomas. See the slideshow for pictures.

Professor Murat Iyigun to be
Co-editor of New Journal
Cambridge Press is launching the Journal of Demographics & Economics in 2015 described as, "Demographic variables such as fertility, mortality, migration and family structures notably respond to economic incentives and in turn affect the economic development of societies. Journal of Demographic Economics welcomes both empirical and theoretical papers on issues relevant to Demographic Economics with a preference for combining abstract economic or demographic models together with data to highlight major mechanisms." The editors for this new journal will be Murat Iyigun, and David de la Croix, Université de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.





Faculty in Focus
Jeffrey Zax
Jeffrey Zax: Featured in WalletHub's recent study examining 2015's Best & Worst Run Cities in America.
Robert McNown
Robert McNown: Campus Global Citizen of the Year 2014
Martin Boileau


Martin Boileau promoted to full Professor.

Martin Boileau
Terra McKinnish promoted to full Professor.
Xiaodong Liu
Xiaodong Liu promoted to Associate Professor.


Economics BFA Excellence
Award Winners
Yongmin Chen
Yongmin Chen: Research, Scholarly and Creative Work
Nicholas Flores
Nicholas Flores: Leadership and Service