AWARDS AND KUDOS
Professor Marvin Caruthers gives $20 million for construction of biotechnology building
Distinguished Professor Marvin Caruthers of the chemistry and biochemistry department has gifted CU-Boulder with $20 million for construction of a new interdisciplinary biotechnology building. The gift is one of the largest in the history of the university and the largest ever given by a faculty member. The contribution will support the Colorado Initiative in Molecular Biotechnology, a collaborative venture bringing together the fields of biology, physics, engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, computer science and medicine. For more information read the press release.
CU-Boulder's Jenny Barringer takes her victory lap at the 2007 USATF
Championships. (Photo/Sean Hartnett)
Wetmore sends athlete to IAAF World Championships/DecaNation
University of Colorado head cross country and track coach Mark Wetmore sent one of his current athletes to compete at the IAAF World Championships and to DecaNation in August and September. Jenny Barringer, a 3,000-meter steeplechase athlete, won the 2007 USATF Championship, earning the right to compete in Japan on Aug. 25. Barringer took 22nd overall (9:51.04) and was seventh in her heat. She then competed at the DecaNation in Paris, France on Sept. 8. Barringer won the race in a school record 9:33.95, defeating the French national champion in the last 100 meters. Barringer is Wetmore's first athlete to compete at both championships while still competing at CU.
Buffalo Bicycle Classic a big success
The Buffalo Bicycle Classic is an annual event for bike riders to enjoy 14 to 100 miles of the back roads in North Boulder while raising funds for College of Arts and Sciences scholarships. This year's event was a huge success. Between 2,450 and 2,550 riders took part in the event – a record number of participants. Also, a record amount of money was raised thanks in part to an anonymous donor who matched donations of $45 or more up to $100,000. An estimated $225,000 to $300,000 was raised. The little buffaloes were not forgotten: City of Boulder's Go Boulder added a new safety training program for children to ensure a safe bike ride.
Rebecca Sibley receives Fulbright grant for IEA program
Rebecca Sibley, an international student advisor with International Student and Scholar Services, received a Fulbright grant to participate in the International Education Administrator's program in June. Sibley traveled to Korea with four other international educators to learn about Korean higher education, culture and society by visiting institutions of secondary and higher education, government agencies and cultural sites. The grants are designed to introduce participants to the society, culture and higher education systems of other countries, and to provide new perspectives on and methods for internationalizing U.S. campuses.