AWARDS AND KUDOS
Professor Daniel Baker elected to National Academy of Engineering
Daniel Baker, director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his leadership in studies, measurements, and predictive tools for the Earth's radiation environment and its impact on U.S. security. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Baker is one of 68 members and nine foreign associates to be elected this year.
IECE Service Communities Award
The Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement (IECE) is soliciting nominations for the second annual Serving Communities Award to recognize the critical importance of civically engaged faculty, staff and students. The award will honor one faculty member, one staff member, one undergraduate student and one graduate student who embody the values and actions of an engaged citizen, whose work contributes to the vitality of our communities and contributes to CU-Boulder’s civic mission. Each recipient will receive a $500 award and a plaque. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on March 10. For more information please visit the website and click on “The Annual Serving Communities Award Program” or email Peter Simons.
Nominations for 2010 Chancellor's Employee of the Year Award
The Chancellor's Employee of the Year Award is presented annually to CU-Boulder staff in recognition and appreciation of exceptional job performance. The award includes $1,500 (subject to payroll taxes) and a commemorative keepsake. All Boulder campus classified and exempt professional staff may be nominated by fellow staff, faculty or students who have firsthand knowledge of the nominee's performance. Submit a letter of nomination along with a minimum of two letters supporting the nomination to Alice Clark, Office of the Chancellor, UCB 17. The packet should not exceed ten pages. Nomination letters must describe why the person deserves to receive the award, with as much specific information as possible. Nomination deadline is Tuesday, March 16. For more information please email Alice or call 303-492-8908.
Nominations for President's Diversity Awards
Nominations are being accepted for the 2010 President's Diversity Award. This annual award recognizes significant achievements of faculty, staff, students and academic or administrative units toward developing a more culturally diverse, competent, and inclusive university community. Up to four awards of up to $1,000 each are given for projects or practices that best reflect the implementation of system and/or campus diversity goals. The deadline for receipt of nominations and all supporting documents is Friday, March 19. For more information email Rae Ann Armijo or call 303-860-5617.
Call for proposals for IMPART Faculty Fellowship Awards
For the past two decades CU-Boulder faculty has been invited to make application for Implementation of Multicultural Perspectives and Approaches in Research and Teaching fellowships. IMPART fellowships up to $4,000 are available for CU-Boulder faculty with the purpose of further developing a campus environment that supports and encourages gender, ethnic, and cultural diversity in approaches to scholarly work and teaching. Proposals should be received in the Office of Diversity Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE) by March 19. To obtain an application please email Sharon Vieyra or call 303-735-2890.
Call for proposals for the Big 12 Faculty Fellowship
CU-Boulder faculty are invited to make application for the Big 12 Fellowship awards to fund academic exchanges among Big 12 institutions. Once a year, the University of Colorado awards two faculty fellowships of $2,500 each for the purpose of enabling the exchange of academic work and experience. The selected faculty fellows spend two weeks in residence at another Big 12 campus. Proposals should be received in the Office of Diversity Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE) by March 19. To obtain an application please email Sharon Vieyra or call 303-735-2890.
CU GOLD seeks award nominations
CU GOLD is accepting nominations for campus recognitions including the Outstanding Student Voice Award, Staff Member of the Year Award, and Student Organization of the Year Award. Nominations are due by Friday, March 19. Awards will be presented at the annual leadership reception on Wednesday, April 21. Visit the website for instructions on how to nominate for each award.