IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Students pass by a large globe during the Sustainable Resources Conference
the week of September 20.
(Photo by Casey A. Cass)
the Spotlight . . .
They lead major academic divisions
and shape the direction and quality of programs for faculty, staff and
students. In this series, "In the Spotlight," we
ask CU-Boulder deans to give us a glimpse into their personalities
by answering questions aimed at providing a unique perspective on "the
person behind the desk." Part two of this series features
Lorrie Shepard, dean of the School of Education.
Highlights Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to educating
women about the importance of early detection. It also is a time to recognize
the survivors of breast cancer as well as those who have been lost to the
Civic Engagement Focus of Proposed CU-Boulder Institute
The University of Colorado at Boulder is developing an Institute for
Ethical and Civic Engagement (IECE) as part of its commitment to prepare
students for a life as thoughtful, just and engaged citizens. The institute
will build on the momentum that has already been established to make
ethical and civic engagement a defining characteristic of our educational
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FROM THE CHANCELLOR
Athletics: Is there Common Ground?
In the spirit of keeping you informed on the progress of campus initiatives,
I will be asking administrators to provide updates on current plans in
their area to share with you through this column. As the first of
these updates, I thought you would be interested in the following message
from Provost Phil DiStefano on the Action Plan for the Reorganization and
Oversight of Intercollegiate Athletics.
AWARDS AND KUDOS
Journalism Professor Stewart Hoover
to Speak at European Media Conference
Stewart Hoover, professor
of journalism well known for his work on religion and media, will travel
to Berlin, Germany this week to speak at a European media conference,
"Crossing Borders: Cultures, Religions and Media." Hoover
will discuss the role of the media in promoting religious understanding
in the United States, with an emphasis on the way religion is being portrayed
in the current U.S. presidential election.
Law Professor Charles Wilkinson Receives
Distinguished Service Award
Moses Lasky Professor of Law Charles Wilkinson received
a Distinguished Service Award from the University of Oregon in August
in recognition of his work to help restore several Indian tribes in Oregon
and for his broad impact on federal Indian law. A preeminent lawyer
in Indian law, an expert on natural resources law, and a historian of
the American West, Wilkinson has emerged as a key participant in the
struggle for Indian tribal sovereignty.
DID YOU KNOW?
Annual Divide Literary Journal Reading
CU-Boulder's Program for Writing and Rhetoric will celebrate the
release of its second edition of the annual literary journal, Divide, with a reading
in the Old Main Chapel Thursday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. A reception at the CU Heritage
Center will follow. For more information about Divide and to purchase
copies visit the web site at www.colorado.edu/journals/divide.
New Hebrew and Jewish Studies Courses Available
The Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Department welcomes Zilla
Goodman, instructor of Hebrew language and Jewish studies courses in English.
Goodman also is coordinating a Jewish studies interest group that will
bring together faculty from across the campus who teach courses with a
Jewish component, have research interests with Jewish content and are interested
in the field.
Faculty/Staff Star in Othello
A staged reading of Shakespeare's "Othello" featuring
CU-Boulder faculty and staff will be held at Old Main Chapel Oct. 22-24
and 29-31, at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays.
CU actors include Alphonse Keasley, MASP director, as Othello; Anne Sandoe-Thorp,
Leeds School of Business; Shirley Carnahan, comparative literature and
humanities; Chuck Squier, retired English faculty; and Jim Thorp, Sam
Sandoe and Sally Sandoe, current and former CU staffers. Performances
are free but tickets are required and available at the Student Organizations
Finance Office, UMC 231. For more information, call Sally Sandoe at (303)
442-2884. Othello is presented by the Shakespeare Oratorio Society and
supported by CU-Boulder's Minority Arts and Sciences Program.