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 Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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John Hall, fellow and senior research associate at JILA, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics along with two other scientists for their research in applying modern quantum physics to the study of optics. The award will be presented in Stockholm on Dec. 10. (Photo/Larry Harwood)

In the Spotlight with Robert Cranny, Director, Wardenburg Health Center
The architectural beauty of the Boulder campus is world renowned and our buildings often are viewed as the face of the university. In this series, "In the Spotlight," we ask CU-Boulder building directors to give us a behind-the-scenes look at the facilities and programs they manage - along with a glimpse into their personalities. Part two of this series features Robert Cranny, director of the Wardenburg Health Center. More >>

Professor Explores New Pathway for Chronic Pain Management
Professor of Psychology Linda Watkins is leading a collaborative effort to improve the quality of life for millions of chronic pain sufferers around the world. Watkins, CU President's Teaching Scholar and director of the CU-Boulder Interdepartmental Neuroscience PhD Program, has identified glial cells-nervous system cells that have long been ignored in chronic pain research-as a new pathway for the creation and maintenance of pain. More >>

Campus Community Unites to Meet Hurricane Needs
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the CU-Boulder community has quickly responded with remarkable volunteer efforts to collect contributions and offer valuable expertise, while welcoming displaced students to the campus. More >>

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John Hall Of CU-Boulder And NIST Awarded Nobel Prize In Physics
John L. Hall, a fellow and senior research associate at JILA was awarded the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics. Hall, shared the Nobel with Theodor W. Hänsch of the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics and a professor of physics at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, and Roy J. Glauber, a professor of physics at Harvard University.
CU-Boulder's Stein Sture Named Interim Dean Of Graduate School, Vice Chancellor For Research
Stein Sture, associate dean for research at the University of Colorado at Boulder's engineering college, has been appointed interim dean of CU-Boulder's Graduate School and vice chancellor for research.
Arctic Sea Ice Continues Decline As Arctic Temperatures Rise
New satellite records monitored by a national team of collaborators show a four-year pattern of extremely low summer sea-ice coverage in the Arctic that continued in September 2005, which may be the result of warming temperatures and earlier spring melting.
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Chancellor's Open Forum Remarks
At the recent chancellor's open forum, I outlined current campus priorities and new initiatives for strengthening and transforming the Boulder campus. In the event that you weren't able to attend - or would like a review of the topics discussed and ideas for ways you can help - following are my remarks from that event. More >>


Joseph Falke Named President of Biophysical Society
Professor Joseph Falke of the chemistry and biochemistry department has been elected president of the Biophysical Society, an international, professional group with more than 7,000 members. He will serve as president-elect in 2006 and president in 2007 and will continue to teach. His lab focuses on information transfer pathways that move chemical and hormonal information from the outside of cells into their interiors, where it controls normal cellular behavior and growth. In disease states, such pathways also control bacterial infections, cancer and the immune system .

CU Law School Receives $1M Gift to Fund Wittemyer Courtroom
The School of Law received a million-dollar gift from Nancy and John Wittemyer. The funds will enable construction of a state-of-the-art courtroom in the Wolf Law Building. This is one of the largest private gifts made to the building project to date with just $2.1 million needed to complete construction. The Wittemyer family has longstanding ties to the university. Three generations are graduates of the Law School and 17 family members have graduated from the CU System


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