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 Tuesday, March 27, 2007 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

AWARDS AND KUDOS


Margaret Murnane honored by women’s science organization
Physics Professor Margaret Murnane was one of 10 fellows selected in 2007 by the Association for Women in Science in recognition of her efforts to recruit, retain and mentor women in the field of physics. She was the only recipient of the honor in the Rocky Mountain region and is one of only 119 fellows named since the program began in 1996. Murnane and her husband, CU-Boulder physics Professor Henry Kapteyn, are known as world leaders in the field of experimental, ultrafast optical science.

INSTAAR site selected to participate in ecological effort
CU-Boulder's Niwot Ridge study area, administered by the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, has been selected to take part in a research project in the southern Rocky Mountains and Colorado Plateau. There are 20 "core sites" nationwide undergoing review for the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), a project proposed by the National Science Foundation. The nonprofit consortium of national research universities and institutes will address large-scale ecological problems. INSTAAR Research Associate Mark Williams is leading the CU-Boulder effort. CU-Boulder undergraduates and graduate students would benefit from the NEON effort by participating in classroom and field courses, including substantial hands-on measurements with modern instruments and equipment.

BuffVision earns a pair of Telly awards
The BuffVision department was honored with a pair of 2007 Telly Awards for a 30-second institutional commercial produced last fall that featured Ralphie, CU’s legendary live buffalo mascot, running through the Boulder campus. BuffVision won two awards in the Bronze category of the 28th Annual Telly Awards, one for an institutional spot and the second for productions with a budget of less than $1,000. It is the sixth national award received by BuffVision since its inception in 1999. BuffVision, which is headed by Deric Swanson, produces the Buffalo Stampede Coaches Show seen weekly on Fox Sports Net Rocky Mountain throughout the fall and winter. Along with the coaches’ shows, the BuffVision game day crew coordinates all aspects of Folsom Field’s  $3.6 million video display boards. Assistant BuffVision Director Eric Pelloni and student assistant Grant McGilvray assisted in the commercial.

Bagel for a Book has a record year
The annual children’s book drive partnership between Moe’s Bagels and the University of Colorado at Boulder was a resounding success this year, with more than 850 books collected. The drive, held in conjunction with the National Education Association’s Read Across America program, collects books for local schools, literacy programs, and Dental Aid. “Moe’s Bagels chose to extend the drive for an additional week and the results are fabulous,” said Erin Frazier of CU-Boulder Community Relations, “I am always so impressed by the generosity of the Boulder community.”

Ski team takes third at nationals
The University of Colorado Ski team took third at the NCAA Ski Championships March 6-10. Dartmouth finished the meet with 698 points, besting Denver (648) and Colorado (592). Six Buffaloes earned All-America honors in the meet, four gaining first-team status. The ski team is coached by Richard Rokos, Bruce Cramer, Jed Schuetze and Dan Weinberger. For more information, read the press release.

 

 

 

 


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