Fall 2004 IBS News Archive

John V. O'Loughlin has received the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship Award. He was one of 185 winners (including a diversity of artists, scholars, and scientists) selected from 3,200 applicants. The winners are appointed based on distinguished achievement and promise for future accomplishments.
The Guggenheim fellowship funding will be used to complete a book on the new political geography of Ukraine. This book will revisit two classic themes of political geography: borders and geopolitical orders. The geopolitical interests of external actors, particularly Russian and NATO, are connected to the specific development of post-independent borders of Ukraine. Such a linkage is rare despite the obvious implications for territorial delimitation of geopolitical claims and the reverse, the effects of boundary changes on existing geopolitical arrangements and associations. Ukraine’s relations with Russia are foremost in their implications for the territorial integrity of a state with a large Russian minority, located predominantly in the East and South of Ukraine. Earlier geopolitical study dating back to the beginning of the twentieth century connected the macro-perspective of geopolitics to the micro-scale effects of borders and frontier delimitations. Whilst not advocating a return to ethnocentric, state-centred geopolitical study, this book revives the classic geopolitical tradition without the national-patriotic baggage that accompanied earlier works. It thus makes a contribution to the renaissance of limology (border study) in political geography and the study of the geopolitics of Ukraine, the “key in the arch” of post-Communist Europe.


Congratulations to David Kaplan. The National Assembly on School Based Health Care is pleased to announce that he will receive its Outstanding Achievement Award for 2004. This recognition is given to an individual or organization that has made an indelible mark on the field of school-based health care. Kaplan, a founder of the Denver School-based Health Centers, has a long history in school-based health care.


An Appreciation Party for Graduate School Dean Carol Lynch will be held on Friday, July 30th, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Koenig Alumni Center. Faculty and staff of Graduate School institutes, and of related departments, are invited to attend. The party honors Lynch for her 12 years of outstanding service as Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School.


"The University of Colorado at Boulder is home to 24 of the most highly cited researchers in the world, according to a survey published in The Economist in London. Among them is Richard Jessor, psychology professor, director of the Research Program on Health Behavior and the longest serving active faculty member at the university..."
(Lozano, Vanessa. "Longest Serving Faculty Member Is Highly Cited Researcher." Inside CU, Tuesday, August 24, 2004) Entire Article


Please visit the memorial website for Richard Cook (http://www.colorado.edu/ibs/crs/workshop/richard/), who died unexpectedly on October 13, 2004. He had a long and distinguished career at IBS beginning as a graduate research assistant in 1969. From 1982 to 2004, Cook worked for IBS Computing and Research Services. See his obituary as printed in the Silver and Gold, November 18, 2004.


Delbert Elliott was named distinguished professor by the CU Board of Regents at its Dec. 9, 2004 meeting. He joins only 25 other CU-Boulder faculty members (including four IBS professional staff) ever to be named distinguished professor. The designation of distinguished professor is bestowed on members of the university's faculty "who have distinguished themselves as exemplary teachers, scholars and public servants, and who are individuals having extraordinary international importance and recognition," according to Regents' law. Elliott has taught at CU-Boulder since 1967. CU Office of News Services Press Release