AWARDS AND KUDOS
From right: Casey Malone, Billy Nelson, Jenny Barringer and Jorge Torres (Photo courtesy of CUBuffs.com)
Five current and former CU athletes to compete at 2008 Olympics
CU-Boulder is well represented at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing this August. Among the competitors are Casey Malone, assistant coach in track and field, who will compete in discus. Also competing are senior Jenny Barringer (3,000-meter steeplechase) and former CU track and field standouts Kara Goucher (5,000 and 10,000-meters), Billy Nelson (3,000-meter steeplechase), Dathan Ritzenhein (marathon) and Jorge Torres (10,000-meters). The 2008 games will be the second Olympics for Malone and Ritzenhein, who both competed in Athens in 2004. Malone was sixth in the discus four years ago and was the highest American finisher. For more information see the press release.
Sponsored research awards total $280 Million for fiscal year 2008
CU- Boulder received about $280 million in sponsored research awards in fiscal year 2008, surpassing last year's record-breaking total by roughly $14 million. Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School Stein Sture said NASA was at the top with roughly $56 million in awards. Other top funding agencies were the National Science Foundation ($47 million), the National Institutes of Health ($42 million), the Department of Commerce ($38 million) and several Department of Defense agencies ($14 million). For more information see the press release.