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 Tuesday, April 27, 2004 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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Folsom Field at Commencement

Overview of Folsom Stadium from skyboxes. Commencement May 7, 2004. Photo by Casey A. Cass, CU-Boulder Photography Office.

Journalists Get the Scoop on Environmental Issues
Twenty-five journalists from around the country have traveled to Boulder for the 5th annual Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment this week. >>

Staff Benefit from a Fresh Perspective on the University
In a community as large as CU-Boulder, the campus relationship to the CU System may at times seem remote. Through the University Perspective program, staff are given an opportunity to make connections with university administration in a way that is both fun and informative.>>

UCSU Update
The Legislative Council of the University of Colorado Student Union approved a $400 student fee to fund campus building projects on April 29. The fee will help finance new buildings for the Law School, ATLAS, and a Visual Arts Complex, and support expansion for the Leeds School of Business and campus information technology improvements. >>

News Center
CU-Boulder's LASP To Break Ground on $13 Million Building Expansion for Space Projects on May 12
CU-Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics will break ground May 12 on a $13 million expansion of its primary research building, adding much needed elbow room for LASP's booming space construction, mission operations and research program.
CU-Boulder Professor Kristi Anseth Receives NSF's Coveted Waterman Award
The National Science Foundation has awarded CU-Boulder chemical and biological engineering Professor Kristi Anseth the $500,000 Alan T. Waterman Award, the foundation's highest honor for a young researcher.
CU Professor Challenges Obesity Studies in New Book
Law Professor Paul Campos has written "The Obesity Myth," a book that challenges the diet and health industry, as well as the medical establishment and its guidelines concerning weight.
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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. >>


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

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.


University History
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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