AWARDS AND KUDOS
Professor James Syvitski. (Photo courtesy of James Syvitski)
Syvitski receives honor in marine geoscience
James Syvitski, professor of geological sciences, has been awarded the Royal Society of Canada's A.G. Huntsman Medal, one of the top honors in oceanography. The award is in recognition of his contributions to marine geoscience, and will be presented during a ceremony at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography on Nov. 12. Syvitski's scientific interests include fjords, rivers, deltas, estuaries, particle dynamics, simulation of sediment transport and stratigraphy, continental margin sedimentation, gravity flows, and animal-sediment interactions.
Buff Energy Star nominations sought
As part of ongoing efforts to reduce its environmental footprint and the campus energy bill, CU-Boulder rewards the Buff Energy Star to employees who implement strategies to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions while providing conservation learning opportunities to students. The 2009-10 Buff Energy Star cycle runs from July 2009 to June 2010. To learn more about energy conservation on the CU-Boulder campus and to nominate a building for Buff Energy Star status visit the website. All nominations should be forwarded to Moe Tabrizi through campus mail at UCB 453 or email. To report campus energy waste, call (303) 735-6202 or email.
Boulder ranks first among small metro college destinations
The 2009-10 College Destinations Index, released by the American Institute for Economic Research, ranks Boulder first among small metropolitan areas of 250,000 to 1 million residents in North America for college study. The report groups cities by size. Cities are ranked according to academic environment, quality of life and professional opportunities. The purpose of the index is to help prospective students consider location, in addition to academics, sports programs and cost, as they choose a college. Areas are ranked based on 12 criteria, including number of college students for every 1,000 residents, cost of living, cultural amenities and earning potential.
CU-Boulder students boast high med school admission rates
CU-Boulder students are enjoying unprecedented success in gaining admission to U.S. medical schools, even as graduates of other universities are experiencing declining rates of admission. This year, the medical-school acceptance rate for CU-Boulder students with bachelor-level degrees is 62 percent, up from 41 percent six years ago. During the same period, the national average fell from 48 percent to 43 percent. For more information read the article on the Arts & Sciences magazine website.
Carshare program eGo featured in Japanese magazine
Boulder Carshare, the Boulder campus carshare program partner, “eGo,” is featured in the current issue of SOTOKOTO Magazine. The article discusses the partnership between eGo and CU-Boulder and includes a photo and interview of a carshare member who lived for several years in Japan. SOTOKOTO is a magazine that focuses on “lifestyles of health and sustainability.”