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 Tuesday, October 24, 2006 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

AWARDS AND KUDOS


Sophie Low Receives Multicultural Education Award
Sophie Low, student development coordinator for the McNeill Academic Program in the Student Academic Services Center, received the Boulder County Community Action Program"s Education Award at the 18th Annual Multicultural Awards Banquet earlier this month. In addition to McNeill, Low has also been a member of CU"s Boulder Asian Pacific Alliance, the annual Asian film festivals and the Community Action Program. The banquet recognized the efforts of local leaders to help further CAP"s mission of reaching out to youth and low-income people.

Applied Math Awarded $1.3 Million Grant
Applied Mathematics was recently awarded a grant that will provide early research experiences for undergraduates in the department. The grant, awarded by the National Science Foundation, is headed by professor and department chair James Curry with associate chair Anne Dougherty and professors Keith Julien, James Meiss, and Harvey Segur as co-investigators. The Mentoring through Critical Transitions Program grant will provide $1.3 million over the next five years, supporting approximately 15 to 20 undergraduates with stipends of up to $6,500 per year.

Family Weekend a Big Success
Around 1,550 families registered for Family Weekend, resulting in more than 4,500 visitors to campus Oct. 13-15. Over 700 parents attended the Friday luncheon and about 1,600 went to the brunch on Saturday. In addition, family members purchased 4,100 football tickets. Presentations by Career Services, Study Abroad, and Off-Campus Student Services, among others, were well attended. Thanks to everyone for their support, and kudos to the Office of Parent Relations and the Parents Association Board for their hard work.

Wardenburg Health Center Director Leaving CU-Boulder
Robert Cranny, director of Wardenburg Health Center, will be leaving the Boulder campus in November to open a private physical therapy practice with his wife. The campus community has benefited greatly from his many contributions over the years, including his recent work with Sylvia Dane of the Department of Environmental Health & Safety to help implement the university"s pandemic flu response plan. His last day will be Nov. 3.

Roger Barry Wins Medal for Polar Research
CU-Boulder Arctic climatologist Roger Barry received the Goldthwait Polar Medal by the Byrd Polar Research Center on Oct. 13, in recognition of his lifetime contribution to the field of cryospheric science. The medal is named for Dick Goldthwait, a geologist from New Hampshire who led many research campaigns in the polar regions. Barry, a Distinguished Professor of geography, also serves as director for the World Data Center for Glaciology and the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

 


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