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Retirement party for Miriam Maslanik
Miriam Maslanik, founder of CU's Women in Engineering Program, retires from Application and Information Systems after 23 years on campus. Celebrate her retirement Oct. 29, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Koenig Alumni Center. Please RSVP by Oct. 23 to Carolyn Proctor. Miriam came to CU as a chemical engineering graduate student in 1984 and was in the first class of Chancellor's Fellows. While still a graduate student, she started the Women in Engineering Program in 1988 to recruit and retain women engineering students. She graduated from CU with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering in August 1989 and taught freshman engineering students 1989-90. In June 1997 she left Women in Engineering and joined the technical team on the Administrative Streamlining Project. Miriam transferred to University Management Systems/AIS as HR/payroll team lead in March 2001.

Lorenzo Trujillo named Latino Lawyer of the Year
Lorenzo Trujillo, assistant dean for students and professional programs of the University of Colorado Law School, was named the 2007 Latino Lawyer of the Year during the Hispanic National Bar Association's annual convention in October. Trujillo was recognized by the association for his committed work. He has served as general counsel, regional president and president of the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association. His classes emphasize Spanish language in association with law. Trujillo also received the 2007 Leadership Award from the CU Hispanic Alumni Association. CU-Boulder's Law School ranked 16th among the top 20 U.S. law schools by Hispanic Business Magazine. Last year, CU Hispanic law graduates received a 100 percent passage rate for the bar exam.

Carl Wieman's physics education website wins international online award
PhET, a physics education website initiated by Nobel Laureate and Distinguished Professor of Physics Carl Wieman won first place in an international contest held by the National Science Foundation and the journal Science. The Physics Education Technology Project, or PhET, won in the category of interactive media in the fifth annual International Science and Technology Visualization Challenge this September. In addition to Wieman, members of the PhET team include Kathy Perkins, Wendy Adams, Sam Reid, Mike Dubson, Ron LeMaster, John De Goes, Chris Malley, Noah Finkelstein, Sarah McKagan, Linda Koch, Patricia Loeblein, Chris Keller, Mindy Gratny, Alex Adams, Danielle Harlow, Noah Podolefsky, Angie Jardine, Krista Beck and Linda Wellmann. Team members are CU-Boulder physics faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, software engineers, PhET employees and a high school teacher. For more information, read the press release.

Photographer Larry Harwood retires
Larry Harwood, a photographer within the Department of University Communications retires on Oct. 31 after 25 years with the university. Larry started within Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology in September 1982 as a professional research assistant photographer and photo lab coordinator. In 1995 he joined the University Communications photography unit. Harwood said one of the highlights of his career was making a portrait of Channel 4 News Anchor Bob Palmer for the cover of Summit magazine, a former publication of news services – a picture Palmer praised as the best photo made of him at the time. Larry plans to visit friends and family, work on some personal photo projects and continue with his photography career.

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