AWARDS AND KUDOS
CU-Boulder names interim vice chancellor for research and interim graduate dean
Anthropology professor receives Humboldt Award
Research fellow wins UN science and technology prize for solar research
Adjoint Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Arthur J. Nozik has won the 2009 Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization Award for Science and Technology for his work as a senior research fellow of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The IREO/UN award recognizes energy innovators who are "leading the way of global development through renewable energy, with the strength to challenge conventional wisdom and encourage critical thinking." Nozik received the prize in a June 11 ceremony at the UN in New York City.
CU Center for Environmental Journalism names 2009-10 Ted Scripps Fellows
Five journalists have been selected as 2009-10 Ted Scripps Fellows in Environmental Journalism. The fellowships are hosted by the Center for Environmental Journalism at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) and funded through a grant from the Scripps Howard Foundation. The nine-month program offers mid-career journalists an opportunity to deepen their understanding of environmental issues and policy through coursework, seminars and field trips in the region. For more information visit the Ted Scripps Fellows website.
HERD teacher recognition awards
Four outstanding teachers were chosen by students as 2009 Teachers of the Year. The teachers were awarded plaques and checks for $500. This year’s winners are: Abderrahman Aissa, Arabic, for under 25 class size; Francisco Barbosa, history, for 26-75 class size; Brett King, psychology, for 76-150 class size; and Dennis Van Gerven, anthropology, for 150+ class size. The Teacher Recognition Awards are the only student chosen awards for teachers and have been given since 1962. Voting is administered by The HERD, the student arm of the Alumni Association, and the awards are funded by the Director’s Club.
Music professor receives 2009 Presidential Scholars teacher award
Doris Pridonoff Lehnert, a professor in the College of Music, received a 2009 Presidential Scholars Program Teacher Recognition Award from the Obama Administration. Presidential Scholar Leann Osterkamp, a student of Lehnert’s, selected her for the honor. Each year the 141 Presidential Scholars are asked to name their most challenging and inspiring teachers to receive the award.
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