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 Tuesday, February 12, 2008 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter


Three faculty members named distinguished professors
Professor Kristi Anseth, of the chemical and biological engineering department; Professor Margaret Murnane, of the physics and electrical and computer engineering departments and JILA; and Professor Norman Pace, of the molecular, cellular and developmental biology department were named distinguished professors during the Jan. 24 meeting of the CU Board of Regents. This is the highest honor bestowed by CU on its teaching faculty. Since 1977, 34 other CU faculty have been given this designation. For more information read the press release.

Professor Joe Ryan wins 2008 Pacesetter Award
Professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering Joe Ryan received the annual Daily Camera Science/Medicine/Health Pacesetter Award in an announcement Jan. 25. Ryan was recognized for his work in finding the cause of and solution to water-purity levels in Boulder County. "He is exceptional and extremely dedicated to the work he does and integrating his work with service learning and civic engagement with his students," said Peter Simons, director of IECE.

Research grant given to Laura DeLuca
The Colorado Humanities awarded Laura DeLuca, a CU anthropologist, a grant to fund her research project for the “Lost Girls of Sudan.” The "lost girls" are young females who escaped the Sudanese Civil War that started in 1983. A small group of these women have found refuge in Denver. DeLuca will research information based on their adaptation to a Colorado lifestyle including interactions with other community members and basic daily routines. For more information on the project by DeLuca and Colorado Humanities, visit the website.

EcoStar Challenge “greens” CU
CU Housing and Dining Services partnered with the CU Environmental Center to initiate the EcoStar Challenge, a competition between residence halls to decrease water and energy consumption and increase recycling. One residence hall was titled the “greenest” in each category. Energy, water and recycling usages were measured during fall 2006 and compared to measurements of fall 2007. Sewall Hall reduced the energy consumption by 11 percent, Reed Hall had a 50 percent decrease of water consumption and Hallet increased recycling by 58 percent. Each hall was awarded a $1,000 prize for their efforts toward greening the campus.

Hazel Barnes Prize call for nominations
The Hazel Barnes Prize is one of the most prestigious awards at CU and focuses on the enriching relationship that occurs between teaching and research. The award includes $20,000 and an engraved university medal. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 25. For guidelines on preparing a nomination packet, please see the website. Contact Linda Browning with questions.

2008 Chancellor's Employee of the Year Award
Nominate deserving staff for the 2008 Chancellor's Employee of the Year Award. The deadline for receipt of nominations is Friday, March 7. To nominate a staff member, forward a letter of nomination and a minimum of two letters supporting the nomination to: Chancellor's Office, 17 UCB. For more details see the ad in the Silver & Gold Record, or call Alice Clark at 492-8908.

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