|IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Journalists Get the Scoop on Environmental Issues
Staff Benefit from a Fresh Perspective on the University
FROM THE CHANCELLOR
CU-Boulder Women Scientists are Tops in the Nation
Several women faculty have been honored recently for their achievements in the sciences and engineering, and their prestigious accomplishments deserve widespread recognition on our campus.
AWARDS AND KUDOS
Sociology Professor James Downton
Sociology Professor James Downton retired from CU-Boulder on May 7. Downton began teaching at CU-Boulder in 1969. He is the author of several books that give lessons on increasing happiness and creativity, and plans to continue writing and leading community workshops in human development, creativity, and creative teaching. Next year, he will teach a course in the INVST community studies program and serve on its advisory and fund-raising board.
For more information on Downton's books visit his Web site at www.lifegardening.com.
Polly McLean, Kathryn Rios, and David Martinez
The Office of Diversity and Equity honored three recipients of the 2004 Equity and Excellence Awards on April 22: Polly McLean, Women's Studies, Katheryn Rios, English Department, and David Martinez, School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The awards are given to faculty/staff whose work exemplifies a commitment to academic excellence and diversity. A request for nominations is announced each spring. Winners receive a certificate and a $200 award.
Jazz Studies Program
The College of Music's jazz studies program has been acknowledged for the third consecutive year in DownBeat magazine's 27th annual award competition. Participants in the CU-Boulder program won awards in the College Winner and College Outstanding Performance categories.
The awards are widely considered to be the most prestigious national recognition for students of jazz, and a number of winners have gone on to become stars of the international jazz community. For more information on the jazz studies program visit the CU Jazz Studies Program Web site.
DID YOU KNOW?
Boulder residents raised $15,000 of their own money to match a grant given by the government in order to start the university (1875).
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