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


Faculty and student achievements celebrated at Fall Convocation
by Elizabeth Lock, University Communications

The University of Colorado at Boulder will present three panel discussions and celebrate outstanding faculty and students during the fourth annual Fall Convocation on Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Old Main chapel. Convocation is held in conjunction with Family Weekend, Oct. 16-18.

“Fall Convocation provides us with an opportunity to recognize the incredible work of the faculty and the impressive accomplishments of our students,” said Jeff Cox, associate vice chancellor for faculty affairs. “Throughout the day, we will provide visiting families with an opportunity to get a sense of some of the innovative scholarship and creative work being done on campus.”

During the provost achievement awards at 1:30 p.m., six assistant professors, six associate professors and 10 students will be recognized for an array of accomplishments and service to CU-Boulder. The ceremony also will celebrate the 45 faculty who recently received tenure and the 17 faculty who were recently promoted to full professor.

For more information about Fall Convocation panels and award presentations, see the program (PDF) or contact the Office of Faculty Affairs at 303-492-5491 or by email.

2009 Provost Faculty Achievement Award winners

Assistant Professors

Andrew Cain (Department of Classics) for his book, The Letters of Jerome: Asceticism, Biblical Exegesis, and the Construction of Christian Authority in Late Antiquity.

Eric Frew (Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences) for his paper, “Sensitivity of Cooperative Target Geolocalization to Orbit Coordination,” published in the Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics.

Susan Jurow (School of Education) for her article, “Expanding the Disciplinary Expertise of a Middle School Mathematics Classroom: Re-Contextualizing Student Models in Conversations with Visiting Specialists,” published in The Journal of the Learning Sciences.

Carole McGranahan (Department of Anthropology) for her article, “Truth, Fear, and Lies: Exile Politics and Arrested Histories of the Tibetan Resistance,” published in Cultural Anthropology journal.

Robert McLeod (Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering) for his paper, “Two-Color Single-Photon Photoinitiation and Photoinhibition for Subdiffraction Photolithographym,” published in Science.

Rosalba Perna (Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences) for her paper, “How rapidly do neutron stars spin at birth? Constraints from archival Xray observations of extragalactic supernovae,” published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society journal.

Associate Professors

Peter Blanken (Department of Geography and the Environmental Studies Program) for his article, “The Time Scales of Evaporation from Great Slave Lake.”

Alejandro Cremaschi (College of Music) for his recently released recording “Las Puertas del Tiempo” or “The Gates of Time,” which features the music of distinguished composer and CU emeritus Luis Jorge Gonzalez.

Jill Heydt-Stevenson (Department of English) for her book, Austen’s Unbecoming Conjunctions: Subversive Laughter, Embodied History, published by the top United States press in the field of Romanticism.

Valerie Otero (School of Education) for her paper, “Who is Responsible for Preparing Science Teachers?” published in Science.

Laurie Sampsel (University Libraries) for her book, Music Research: A Handbook, published by Oxford University Press.

Douglas Sicker (Department of Computer Science) for his paper, “What a Cognitive Radio Network Could Learn From a School of Fish.”

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