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 Tuesday, October 13, 2009 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter


Distinguished Professor Jane Menken receives laureate honor

Jane Menken, distinguished professor of sociology and director of the Institute of Behavioral Science, was honored as the 2009 Laureate of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population during the quadrennial meeting in Marrakech, Morocco on Sept. 30. The IUSSP Laureate Award was established in 1991 to recognize the lifetime achievements of outstanding IUSSP members. The award is based on contributions to the advancement of population sciences and distinguished service rendered to the organization.

Distinguished Professor Kristi Anseth nominated to Institute of Medicine

Kristi Anseth, investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Tisone Professor and Distinguished Professor of chemical and biological engineering, was nominated to membership of the Institute of Medicine. The institute announced the names of 65 new members and five foreign associates in conjunction with its 39th annual meeting, Oct. 12. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

CU-Boulder wins annual CU vs. CSU Blood Bowl

CU-Boulder collected 2.7 percent more units of blood than CSU’s donation total during the annual Blood Bowl Championship in September, making CU the 2009 winner. Sponsored by CU-Boulder Staff Council, the Blood Bowl Championship is an annual blood donation competition between CU-Boulder and CSU that collects blood donations for the Bonfils Blood Center. The center collected 271 units of blood from CU donors, topping CSU’s 237 units. Because each donation can help up to three patients needing blood, the total of blood donations from both universities will benefit more than 13,000 people. Bonfils Blood Center provides 80 percent of Colorado’s blood supply and supports over 200 health care facilities.

Arnett Hall receives LEED gold certification
Arnett Hall has received LEED gold certification in standards issued by the United States Green Building Council. It is the first renovated LEED-certified residence hall on campus. The hall, renovated in 2008, has energy-saving features such as "smart" heaters that shut off when windows are opened, double-pane windows, energy-efficient lighting, dual flush toilets and low-flow shower heads. These features help reduce Arnett Hall's energy cost by 20 percent and its water usage by 40 percent. The LEED program is considered the U.S. benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. For more information, see the press release or check out the 7 News story and video.

Boulder top-ranked as a college destination
A new report identified Boulder as the nation's top destination for colleges in metropolitan areas with a population of 250,000 to 1 million. The report ranks college destinations based on academic environment, quality of life and professional opportunities. The College Destination Index was released Sept. 8 by the American Institute for Economic Research. For more information, read the article in USA Today.

Sewall Hall celebrates 75 years
On Friday, Oct. 16 in celebration of Sewall Hall’s 75th anniversary, Sewall Residence Life staff and the Residential Academic Program will host a pinning ceremony open to residents and their families. Alumni of the building are also invited. Sewall Hall was built in 1934 as a women’s dormitory, and it is the first residence hall on the Boulder campus. The building is named for Joseph A. Sewall, the first President of the University (1877-1887).

Call for Nominations for the Gee Memorial Lectureship Award

Nominations for the 2009 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award are requested by The Faculty Council Committee on Women. This award recognizes and honors an outstanding faculty member of the University of Colorado for efforts to advance women in academia, interdisciplinary scholarly contributions and distinguished teaching. The award recognizes outstanding work on women's issues and a concerted effort to advance women in the academy. It carries with it a $1,000 prize, and the recipient will have an opportunity to present his/her scholarly work at a research symposium/award ceremony. The deadline to receive nominations is Nov. 30. For more information, visit the Gee award website.

Call for Nominations for the Thomas Jefferson Awards

Nominations for the 2010 Thomas Jefferson Awards are now being accepted. The Thomas Jefferson Awards are bestowed each spring to a faculty member, a staff member, and a student who advance the ideals of Thomas Jefferson, which include broad interest 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. 20, 2009. Complete details are on the Thomas Jefferson award website. For additional information, please email Linda Starkey or call 303-860-5623.

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