AWARDS AND KUDOS
Assistant professor of physics Victor Gurarie
Physics professor receives Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award
Victor Gurarie, assistant professor in the department of physics, is the recipient of a Humboldt Foundation Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award. He was nominated by German scientist and professor Alexander Altland, Universität Köln, in recognition of lifetime achievements in research and has been invited to carry out research projects of his own choice in cooperation with colleagues in Germany. The Humboldt Foundation promotes academic cooperation between scientists and scholars from Germany and abroad.
Tucker named assistant dean of students for Student Success and Retention
Gardiner "Tuck" Tucker has been named assistant dean of students for Student Success and Retention in the Division of Student Affairs, effective June 25. Tucker served as interim assistant dean of students and prior to that was director of Residence Life. Before coming to CU-Boulder, he was an assistant professor in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership doctoral program at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC), worked as an organizational consultant, and was associate director of residence life at UNC.
New NSF fellowship students set record total at CU-Boulder
The University of Colorado at Boulder has attracted 23 new graduate students who have received prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships, a record for the campus. The program provides recipients a three-year fellowship with an annual stipend of $30,000, a $10,500 cost of education allowance and a one-time travel allowance of $1,000. The new students will enter CU-Boulder in the fall semester, bringing the total number of NSF fellows at CU-Boulder to 51.