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 Tuesday, March 13, 2007 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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Ricardo Patton era draws to a close
Colorado Head Men’s Basketball Coach Ricardo Patton finished up his 11th season at the helm of the Buffaloes this past weekend at the Big 12 Conference Tournament. Through his 11th season, Patton’s squads have recorded an overall record of 184-160. He has coached two NCAA Tournament teams and four National Invitational Teams (NIT). Patton recorded wins against top-25 teams in the last two seasons, including an 89-77 victory over No.12/14 Oklahoma State at the Coors Events Center. The Buffs took their head coach out in style on March 3 with a 73-69 victory against Nebraska.

Anne Sheehan chosen for national lecture tour
Anne Sheehan, professor of geological sciences and a fellow of CIRES, has been chosen as one of two speakers for this year’s Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology and the Seismological Society of America’s Distinguished Lectureship. Sheehan will discuss her images of dangerous faults that underlie the Himalaya mountains in a U.S. lecture tour that kicked off March 6. For more information about the IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lectureship series and for a schedule of lecture venues and dates, please visit the IRIS/SSA web site.

Tierney named to Earthquake Hazards Reduction Advisory Committee
Kathleen J. Tierney, professor of sociology and director of the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Center, has been chosen to serve on the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction. William Jeffrey, director of the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology, named Tierney one of 15 distinguished academic, industry and government experts to participate. Established by the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977, NEHRP is the federal government's program to reduce the risks to life and property from earthquakes.

Moe Tabrizi named interim director of planning, design and construction
Moe Tabrizi, director of CU-Boulder's energy conservation program, has been named interim director of planning, design and construction while a search is conducted to replace outgoing director and architect Steve Thweatt. Tabrizi will replace Thweatt effective March 16. The position oversees five divisions in the facilities management department, including the offices of facilities planning; design and construction; engineering; capital assets and space planning; and campus architect.

Richard Rokos honored by Sportswomen of Colorado
Richard Rokos, the Colorado Skiing head coach, was recognized at the Sportswomen of Colorado banquet on Sunday, March 11 for leading the ski team to the 2006 National Championship last March. Rokos has five national team titles during his tenure at CU and has coached his athletes to 22 individual titles, including three titles from 2006 honorees Jana Rehemma and Lucie Zikova. The women’s team garnered 18th first-place finishes during the 2005-06 season, led by Zikova with seven.

Admissions Office reports 12% applicant increase
The Office of Admissions has received roughly 20,000 freshman applications, up 12 percent from last year's total of 18,000. The increased number of students seeking admission means a more competitive process, and a highly qualified incoming freshman class, which will number 5,500-5,600. Director Kevin Maclennan extends his thanks to campus leadership and to the campus community as a whole for their support and hard work that has contributed to the rise in applicants.

 


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