AWARDS AND KUDOS
Colorado Creed honors valuable efforts
The Colorado Creed announced the recipients of the inaugural Creed awards on Friday, April 4, honoring CU community members who demonstrate the values of the Colorado Creed. Congratulations to Athletic Director Mike Bohn who received the inaugural "Stumpie" award, presented in honor of former Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and current Interim Director of the Alumni Association Ron Stump, whose contributions helped to make the Creed possible. The ceremony recognized Bohn for his contributions to the campus and to the athletic department, along with his support of the Creed and its values. The Colorado Creed recognized additional campus community members for efforts that exemplify the seven core principles of the Creed. Award recipients included the following students: Lydia Ann Van Vleet, ACT; Nicole Lyons, RESPECT; Thomas Perna, HONOR; Brie Sampson, INTEGRITY; Dustin Farivar, ACCOUNTABILITY; and Allie Mills, CONTRIBUTE. The Interactive Theatre Project also received an award based on the Creed’s ACCEPT value.
Professor Xinzhao Chu awarded grant from the National Science Foundation
Professor Xinzhao Chu of aerospace engineering sciences and a fellow of CIRES has been awarded a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build a revolutionary lidar that will allow scientists to probe the upper layers of the atmosphere. Similar to radar, lidar is a remote-sensing device that sends out pulses of laser light that allows scientists to detect very slight changes in atmospheric temperature and wind speeds, as well as measure concentrations of particles in the air. For more information, read the press release.