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 Tuesday, May 10, 2005 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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The Spring 2005 Commencement took place May 6 at Folsom Stadium. (Photo/Casey A. Cass)

In the Spotlight with David Getches, dean, School of Law
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 eight of this series features David Getches, dean of the School of Law. >>

What's New in the Department of Human Resources
New initiatives and training sessions are in the planning stages or are already underway in the Department of Human Resources (HR). Each of the three HR units-Employment Services, Office of Sexual Harassment and Labor Relations, and Organizational and Employee Development-have unique tutorials, seminars and courses available to staff and faculty. >>

Exploring the Cultural and Historical Context of Religion
Providing "dispassionate discourse" on passionate subjects, the department of religious studies pursues a critical and comparative study of religions. "We are scholars who teach about religion - the historical importance of religion - in a world context, without advocating any particular point of view," said Rodney Taylor, department chair and professor of religious studies. >>

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CU-Boulder Named Among Best In The Nation For Service Learning, Civic Activism
The University of Colorado at Boulder has been selected for inclusion in a new book, "Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement," to be published in June.
Two CU-Boulder Faculty Elected To National Academy Of Sciences
Two women faculty members from the University of Colorado at Boulder have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences for 2005, bringing the total number of CU-Boulder professors selected for membership to 21.
CU-Boulder Opens Field Laboratory For Sustainable Building Practices
The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder has established a unique teaching and learning laboratory to give students the opportunity to practice sustainable building techniques in an outdoor setting.
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The Department of Anthropology publishes an annual newsletter for its alumni and associates called News from Hale, named after our beautiful building. >>


Research and Graduate Education - CU's Other Learning Enterprise
In the spirit of continuing campus discourse on current topics, I thought you would be interested in the following message from Susan Avery, interim provost and vice chancellor for research and dean of the Graduate School, on "Research and Graduate Education - CU's Other Learning Enterprise.">>


Equity and Excellence Award Recipients Honored
Five recipients of the 20th Annual Equity and Excellence Awards were honored at a banquet April 28. Associate Professor Ruben Donato, School of Education, and Carol Miyagishima, director, Chancellor's Leadership Residential Academic Program and Ethnic Living and Learning Community, received faculty and staff awards. Hillary Jorgensen, English, Michelle Miles, School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Shengwang Du, physics, each received student Awards. Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, associate vice chancellor of diversity and equity, received the outstanding leadership award and Albert Ramirez, associate professor, psychology and ethnic studies departments, received a special honor for establishing the banquet 20 years ago.

Community Builder Brick Award Recipients Honored
Two Community Builder Brick Awards recently were presented to CU-Boulder employees by the Building Community Committee. Umy (Mimi) Lam, student supervisor in the UMC Student Programs Office, was recognized April 25 for her "compassionate and supportive leadership style" and her work with the Dennis Small Cultural Center. Lam graduated this spring. Annett Baumgartner, professional research assistant in the physics department, was recognized April 29 for her thoughtful and personal approach to working with students. Baumgartner currently is on maternity leave.

11 Down Beat Awards Region's Highest Number
Down Beat magazine recently presented two CU-Boulder Jazz Studies musicians with awards, bringing the program's four-year total to 11, more than any other school in the region. Bassist Gonzalo Teppa, outstanding jazz instrumental soloist and saxophonist Kurtis Adams, honored for his original composition, will be featured in the June issue of Down Beat magazine. Teppa also was named an outstanding soloist in the 2004 competition. Program Director John Davis is the faculty adviser for both students. For more information about the Jazz Studies department visit College of Music: Jazz Studies.


2005 Spring Graduation Statistics
A total of 5,464 degrees were awarded to this year's spring graduates:
 • 4,297 bachelor's degrees
 • 787 master's degrees
 • 229 doctorate degrees
 • 151 law degrees.

Dialogue Network Hosts Session for Faculty and Staff
Recently, the CU-Boulder community has faced many challenges that have drawn public attention and affected all those who work here. The CU Dialogue Network invites faculty and staff to gather and explore the impact of these events and associated public scrutiny today, Tuesday, May 10, 12-1:30 pm in UMC 457. Share your story, listen to others and explore strategies for supporting one another in challenging times. Bring lunch. Drinks and sweets provided. Visit Dialogue Network for more information.

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