AWARDS AND KUDOS
The Center for Asian Studies will now provide the opportunity to study in China, thanks to a $1.2 million dollar gift. (Photo courtesy of CAS)
Professors of Distinction named by College of Arts and Sciences
Four new Professors of Distinction named by the College of Arts and Sciences discussed their research in public lectures on Tuesday, Dec. 2. Alison Jaggar of women’s and gender studies and philosophy, Michael Shull of astrophysical and planetary sciences, Douglas Seals of integrative physiology and Payson Sheets of anthropology were named as the 2008 Professors of Distinction in recognition of their exceptional service, teaching and research or creative work. For more information, visit the website.
Trailer Wrap project gains notable attention
Trailer Wrap, a College of Architecture and Planning studio/build class project co-funded by several campus departments including IECE, the Service Learning Program and the CU-Boulder Outreach committee, has received numerous awards including the 2008-09 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Collaborative Practice Award and the American Institute of Architecture Gulf States Region Honor Award. For more information visit the Trailer Wrap website.
$1.2 Million gift launches summer program in China
The Center for Asian Studies received a $1.2 million gift from the Tang Fund of New York that will allow students to experience China through a new study abroad program. The gift is the largest endowed gift to be received by the center. The program will be available to faculty and students in all disciplines and will include Chinese culture, history, religion, art, politics, environment and other disciplines. The new program will launch in the summer of 2010.
Al Bartlett a recipient of The Population Institute’s annual awards
Physics Professor Emeritus Al Bartlett has been awarded Best Magazine Article as part of the Population Institute’s 2008 Global Media Awards for Excellence in Population. The awards were presented Nov. 18 In Los Angeles. His article, “Why Have Scientists Succumbed to Political Correctness” was published in the Teachers Clearinghouse for Science Society Education Newsletter, Vol. 27, No. 2, Spring 2008. the Population Institute is an international, educational nonprofit organization that seeks to reduce rapid population growth and achieve a world population in balance with a healthy global environment.
Collaborative project receives President’s Fund for Humanities award
Willem Van Vliet, director of Children, Youth, and Environments (CYE) and professor in the College of Architecture and Planning, Laura DeLuca professor of an anthropology who has an appointment with CYE, and Deborah Fryer, a Scripps Environmental Journalism Fellow received a President's Fund for the Humanities award to support their film project about the Lost Girls of Colorado, who represent the largest community of orphaned Sudanese women refugees in this country. For more information email Laura DeLuca.