AWARDS AND KUDOS
The new LASP addition houses construction projects, mission operations and research programs. (Photo/Casey A. Cass)
John Hall Celebration March 17
A campus celebration in honor of John Hall, co-winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics, will be held Friday, March 17, from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom. Join co-hosts Chancellor Phil DiStefano and President Hank Brown and others for remarks beginning at 3:30 p.m. Kindly RSVP to (303) 735-3126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LASP Dedicates $13 Million New Edition
The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics held an open house for the new $13 million addition to its Space Technology Building in the CU Research Park on March 2. The addition provides much needed room for space construction projects, mission operations and research programs. The 60,000-square-foot structure has gained 45,000 square feet for laboratories, offices and conference rooms, including a new high-bay and clean rooms for instruments designed and built by LASP for NASA planetary and space missions.
Angela Bryan Receives National Early Career Award
Assistant Professor Angela Bryan of the psychology department has received a national award from the American Psychological Association. Bryan's award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology will be presented in August during the American Psychological Association's annual meeting in New Orleans. She was recognized for her research on the connection between adolescent alcohol and marijuana use and increased risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases. Additionally, Bryan studies how to promote and increase exercise in sedentary adults.
Ofelia Miramontes Park Named In Lafayette
The City of Lafayette is honoring former School of Education Professor Ofelia Miramontes, who passed away in June, by renaming Lafayette Park in her name from March 10 to April 24.The posthumous honor is to recognize Miramontes' contributions to the community, such as developing a model for bilingual schools for the Boulder Valley School district, including Pioneer Elementary in Lafayette, and creating the CU Leadership, Excellence, Achievement and Diversity Alliance and the CU-Lead Opportunity Scholarship Program for students of color and first generation college students. An official renaming ceremony is scheduled for April 7 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.