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 Tuesday, October 28, 2008 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter


Professor Alexander Repenning awarded NSF grant
Alexander Repenning, associate professor of computer science and member of the Center for LifeLong Learning and Design at CU-Boulder, has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation for his work on the IDREAMS project, aimed at engaging students in computer science through game design and ultimately encouraging them to pursue careers in the information technology field. IDREAMS, or Integrative Design-based Reform-oriented Educational Approach for Motivating Students, investigates the potential impact on the information technology workforce by stimulating interest in computer science at the middle school level.

Help the WRC honor Women Who Make a Difference

It’s time again to celebrate the contributions of women on our campus. Nominations of women who have made noteworthy contributions to the community or have had positive impact are now being accepted. Recipients will be honored at the Women’s Resource Center’s annual Women Who Make a Difference event, Dec. 3. Nominees may be women who have made a difference, big or small, in your life, the campus community or your workplace. Applications are available on the WRC website or can be picked up in UMC 416. Submissions are due Monday, Nov. 17 to UMC 416 or emailed to Julie Combest.

Nominations for 2009 Thomas Jefferson Awards
Nominations are being accepted for the 2009 Thomas Jefferson Awards, bestowed each spring to a faculty member, staff member and a student who advance the ideals of Thomas Jefferson, which include broad interests in literature, arts and sciences, and public affairs; a strong concern for the advancement of higher education; a deeply seated sense of individual civic responsibility; and a profound commitment to the welfare and rights of the individual. The nomination deadline is Nov. 21, 2008. A university-wide competition, the Jefferson Award is one of the highest honors and includes an engraved plaque and a $2,000 cash honorarium for each recipient. For additional information email Linda Starkey or call (303) 860-5623.

Do the Right Thing Awards

The Office of University Controller is pleased to announce a program recognizing the efforts of employees relating to fiscal roles and responsibilities. The Do the Right Thing Awards highlight the critical role played by employees with fiscal responsibilities, encourage good business practices and reward accomplishments in the area of fiscal responsibility. There are three types of awards ranging from $25 to $1,000. Nomination deadlines are different for each award and can be found on the website under award details. For more information email Travis Chillemi.

LASP: 50 years as a forerunner in space research

Fiske Planetarium: stars, lasers and a whole lot more

Student Perspective: One step closer to finding life in space?

In Print

Q&A with Flagship 2030 task force chair Gloria Timmons

People Behind the Scenes

From the Chancellor

Flagship 2030 is already moving us forward

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CU-Boulder Researcher Finds Link Between Physical and Interpersonal Warmth

CU-Boulder MBA Students to Debate McCain and Obama Economic Platforms Oct. 28

Arnett Hall Becomes First Renovated CU Residence Hall to be LEED-Certified; Rededication Ceremony is Oct. 28

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