AWARDS AND KUDOS
BFA Awards for Excellence nominations
Nominations are being accepted for the 2010 Boulder Faculty Assembly Awards for Excellence that will recognize University of Colorado faculty and staff. Up to twelve awards will be given in the three categories of teaching; service; research, scholarly, and creative work. The deadline to receive nominations is Friday, Feb.5. For additional information, please email Maureen Ryan or call 303-492-6271.
Michael Grant receives prestigious ACE award
Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies Michael Grant has been selected as one of four winners of the ACE award to recognize innovative use of technology to promote internationalism program. The award focuses on the use of technology to assist in the interaction between U.S. and international students. Grant has been invited to present his project at the 2010 Internationalization Collaborative annual meeting in Arlington, VA, Feb. 4-5. He will be honored at the ACE annual meeting in Phoenix, AZ on March 6.
Winners of the 2010 Thomas Jefferson Award named
Michael Eisenberg, professor of computer science at CU-Boulder, Eamon Aloyo, a doctoral candidate in the CU-Boulder political science department, and Stephen Hartnett, associate professor and chair of the communication department in the UC Denver College of Liberal Arts have received 2010 Thomas Jefferson awards. The award is among the highest conferred at CU, and recognizes a professor, staff member and/or student who helps advance the ideals of Thomas Jefferson, acclaimed for his broad interests in the arts, sciences, education and public affairs. For more information see the CU System faculty and staff newsletter.
CU-Boulder Technology Transfer Award winners
Professors Robert T. Batey and Mark E. Rentschler are recipients of University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office honors. Batey, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, received the Inventor of the Year award for his work with riboswitches. Mark E. Rentschler, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, received the New Inventor of the Year award for work focused on biomechanics, medical devices and robotics, particularly actuator and sensor design and development for micro-robotic applications. The honorees were recognized at a banquet on Jan. 20.
Lisa Severy honored in 40 under 40
Lisa Severy, director of Career Services, has been chosen as one of Boulder County Business Report’s inaugural 40 Under 40 honorees. Aside from qualifying ages, winners were chosen based on their contributions to their establishment, significant community involvement to the Boulder Valley, and potential leadership. Severy will be honored at the Boulder Theater on Tuesday, Feb. 16. She will also be featured in February 19th’s edition of the Boulder County Business Report.
Publications and Creative Services CASE awards
University Communications Publications and Creative Services received six awards at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VI conference. The publications team won silver for the CU-Boulder Jr. Viewbook; Research News Program/media placement; and the Orientation website, and bronze for the Student Life website; a photograph of Professor Dennis Van Gerven taken by Glenn Asakawa; and a black and white portrait series by Casey A. Cass.
CU-Boulder ranked fifth in Best Value Colleges of 2010
CU-Boulder is ranked number five in the public universities category in the Princeton Review’s Best Value Colleges of 2010. The survey included more than 650 public and private institutions. With criteria in the areas of academics, cost, and financial aid, CU was praised for its reasonable tuition.