AWARDS AND KUDOS
Alice Wood and Roshan Cholas, Lefthand Creek
Engineering Professor and Student Selected for EPA Award
Professor Joseph Ryan of civil and environmental engineering and former graduate student Alice Wood were recently honored for their roles in helping to clean up acid mine drainage in Boulder County. They are members of the Lefthand Watershed Revitalization Team, which was awarded the Environmental Protection Agency's 2006 National Notable Achievement Award. As a result of their work, the EPA initiated a Superfund cleanup of the Captain Jack Mill near Ward and the Burlington Mine near Jamestown was cleaned up under the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Voluntary Cleanup program. Cleanups of additional mines are beginning this year.
Museum Director Retires
Linda Cordell is retiring as director of the CU Museum on May 31. During the past 13 years in that position she oversaw a period of extraordinary development. In addition, last month she was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of her research on the archaeology of Pueblo peoples of the American Southwest, among other achievements.
Professors Named AAAS Fellows
Five faculty members have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for 2005. They were selected for their efforts to advance science or foster applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished. The new AAAS fellows are Professors Leslie Leinwand and Andrew Staehelin of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, Professor Peter Molnar of geological sciences, Professor Payson Sheets of anthropology and Professor Michael Shull of astrophysical and planetary sciences.
Education Professor Receives Early Career Award
Associate Professor Kevin Welner of the School of Education was awarded the 2006 Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association. The award recognizes a scholar's distinguished portfolio of cumulative education research within the first decade after receiving a doctoral degree. Welner is an expert in school reform, program evaluation, school vouchers, legal issues in schools and the No Child Left Behind Act. He is also director of the Education and the Public Interest Center in the School of Education.
Career Services Wins NACE Award
Career Services recently won an Excellence Award in the category of Best Practice or Program-Educational Programming from the National Association of Colleges & Employers for coordination of the "Suit Yourself" program. This program provides the opportunity for students to purchase a quality suit at an affordable price for job interviews. The business community gets involved by donating gently used clothes and door prizes, and two local dry cleaning companies clean the donated clothes. Proceeds from the sale of the clothes go to the Multicultural Engineering Program and Multicultural Business Students Association.
Men's Tennis Coach Recognized for Outstanding Season
Congratulations to Head Tennis Coach Sam Winterbotham for being named the Wilson/ITA Mountain Region Coach of the Year, in addition to the Big 12 Conference Co-Coach of the year. Winterbotham and the men's tennis team achieved the highest national ranking in the history of the program (No. 23). Their season ended at the NCAA tournament with a 20-9 record. The team made its first appearance in the tournament since 1998.
SJMC Advertising Program Receives $10,000
The Leo Burnett advertising agency has presented a $10,000 check to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in recognition of the excellence of its advertising creative program. Leo Burnett awarded donations to only two universities this year, CU being one of them. Kudos to the five advertising faculty members and the adjuncts teaching in the creative track.