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Parents Association honors Marinus G. Smith award winners

Eleven faculty and staff members received 2009 Marinus G. Smith Recognition Awards from the CU Parents Association (CUPA) during an April 4 ceremony. The award recognizes CU-Boulder faculty and staff who have made a significant impact on the lives of one or more undergraduates. Candidates are nominated by students and parents. Recipients are Bill La Haye, lab technician, Wardenburg Student Health Center; Liane Pedersen-Gallegos, instructor, sociology; Jesse Stommel, doctoral candidate and faculty member, English; Cindy Kraft, assistant director, Study Abroad Program; Scot Ray Douglass, associate professor, Herbst Program of Humanities for Engineers; Theodore Rogers, doctoral candidate and faculty member, history; Michael Thornton, assistant professor, College of Music; Daria Kotys-Schwartz, instructor, mechanical engineering; Robert Nauman, instructor, art and art history; Willard Moers, instructor, speech, language and hearing sciences; and Danica Trifunovic, instructor, French and Italian.

Noel Lenski awarded Guggenheim Foundation 2009 Fellowship

Noel Lenski, associate professor of classics, received a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship for his publication, “A history of slavery in late antiquity.” Each year the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation chooses honorees from the United States and Canada. This year 180 artists, scientists and scholars received fellowships. The recipients were chosen from almost 3,000 applicants and announced on April 8. Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of stellar achievement and exceptional promise for continued accomplishment.

2009 Chancellor’s Employee of the Year recipients

The 2009 Chancellor’s Employee of the Year reception, held April 17, honored recipients Susie Jacobs, Bursar’s Office; Sylvia Khaton, UCSU; Pat Lindeman, Office of the Registrar; and Matt Rhode, Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences. Each year, nominations are submitted and winners are chosen by a campus committee on the basis of outstanding performance and service to others, both internally and externally. Winners receive a $1,500 prize and slate plaques.

Professor Yin 2009 AACR Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award winner

Professor Hang (Hubert) Yin has received the 2009 Gertrude B. Elion Award from the American Association of Cancer Research. Each year one recipient is selected for the national award, which was presented to Yin at the 100th annual meeting, April 21. The award is a one-year grant of $50,000. Yin received the award for his research of the interface of chemistry and biology with particular focuses on biotechnology development to engineer agents that target protein transmembrane domains.

Campus Sustainability awardees announced

Chancellor Philip DiStefano presented the 2009 Campus Sustainability Awards, recognizing the significant achievements and extraordinary efforts of outstanding individuals and departments, at the annual campus sustainability awards ceremony, Wednesday, April 22. Recipients include: the Office of Orientation for Departmental Achievement; Lisa Lampe for Individual Achievement in Energy Conservation; Julie Hayes for Student Achievement in Environmental Justice and Social Equity; Athletics Department, Facilities Management, Centerplate, White Wave and Environmental Center for Ralphie’s Green Stampede, and Paul Tabolt for Legacy Achievement. Honorable mention awards recognized the Distribution Center for Departmental Achievement and Kelly McGregor for Energy Conservation.

The Center of the American West receives design award

The Center of the American West received the 2009 American Inhouse Design Award from "Graphic Design USA," a national magazine for design professionals. The center was recognized for the design of their 2007-2008 annual report. "Graphic Design USA" has been published for more than 40 years, and is one of the country's leading magazines for professional graphic designers and other creative professionals.

Dennis Small Cultural Center awarded 2009 President's Diversity Commendation

The Dennis Small Cultural Center will receive a President’s Diversity Unit Commendation at the annual award reception, Tuesday, May 5. The commendation is awarded to individuals and units whose contributions to diversity are significant and worthy of recognition.

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