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 Tuesday, April 13, 2010 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter


IECE Serving Communities Awards Reception, April 19
The Annual IECE Serving Communities Awards are a significant and prestigious campus-wide honor that highlights the values and actions of individuals who contribute to the communities we serve and CU-Boulder’s civic mission. A reception will be help April 19, 3-4 p.m. in the Great Room at the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies, hosted by AVC Anne Heinz of Continuing Education. Recipients are:
Faculty – Ellen Aiken, Sewall RAP
Staff – Nancy Coleman, Journalism
Undergraduate Student – Stephanie Edwards
Graduate Student – Angie White, PhD candidate, Communication.

Alumni Association Awards Ceremony
The 80th Annual Alumni Association Awards Ceremony recognizes outstanding achievement and contributions by students, faculty, staff and alumni of the community. 2010 award recipients will be recognized on May 5 at 7 p.m. in Old Main Chapel with a reception following in the CU Heritage Center. The event is open to the public and guests may R.S.V.P. by emailing Ryan Lecky or calling 303-492-0635. Winners of the 2010 awards are:
George Norlin Award: Laurence Boxer, Hank Brown, Richard Knowlton, Julianne Steinhauer
Robert L. Stearns Award: John Cumalat, Richard Noble, Ric Porreca, Robert Schulzinger
Alumni Recognition Award: Joanne Arnold, Woody and Leslie Eaton, Clancy Herbst
Kalpana Chawla Outstanding Recent Graduate Award: Nick Sowden
Leanne Skupa-Lee Award: Mary Judd
Public Interest Internship Experience Award: Wynne Adams, Mindy Bridges, Melissa Khat, Bryant Mason, Heidi Mayer, Austin Rempel, Mercedes Ruiz, Denise Weber

CU Parents Association Honors 2010 Faculty, Staff Award Winners
Fifteen University of Colorado at Boulder faculty and staff members received 2010 Marinus G. Smith Recognition Awards from the CU Parents Association (CUPA). The award recognizes CU-Boulder faculty and staff who have made a significant impact on the lives of one or more CU-Boulder undergraduates. Students and parents were asked to nominate candidates who were deserving of this recognition. The awards were presented during a ceremony earlier this month by CUPA President Brad Butler and CU Athletic Director Mike Bohn. The award is named for Marinus G. Smith, a Colorado pioneer who made significant financial and land donations to the university, allowing it to locate in Boulder at the base of the Flatirons. Recipients are Daniel Kellogg, associate professor of music composition, College of Music; Cathy Comstock, associate director, Farrand Residential Academic Program; Peter Miksza, assistant professor of music education, College of Music; Scarlett Bowen, assistant professor, Department of English; Jean Hertzberg, associate professor and undergraduate chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Jim LoPresti, senior instructor, Leeds School of Business; Delphy Shaulis, instructor, Department of Mathematics; Paul Strom, associate director, Honors Residential Academic Program; Brad Goode, assistant professor, College of Music; David Brown, associate professor, Department of Political Science; Adam Massey, instructor, Leeds School of Business; Elise Graninger, staff member, Housing and Dining Services; David Martinez, staff member, School of Journalism and Mass Communication; Debra Flanders-Cushing, instructor, Environmental Design; and George Ballinger, director, Office of Parent Relations.

Greg Camilli Named AERA Fellow
Greg Camilli, professor in the School of Education, has been named an American Educational Research Association Fellow along with three colleagues. The AERA recently named 67 new Fellows in recognition of their exceptional scientific or scholarly contributions to education research or significant contribution to the field through the development of research opportunities and settings. AERA Fellows are known both nationally and internationally for their outstanding contributions to education research. The Fellows will be inducted on Saturday, May 1 during AERA’s 91st annual meeting in Denver.

SIAM Names Steve McCormick as One of 34 Fellows
Professor of applied mathematics Steve McCormick was recently conferred Fellow status by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The 2010 class of Fellows is the first nominated by the SIAM community and includes a diverse group of 34 noteworthy men and women who have made significant contributions to the fields of applied mathematics and computational science. The new Fellows will be recognized in July during the 2010 SIAM annual meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

ACE Award Recognizes CU-Boulder
The American Council on Education (ACE) announced CU-Boulder’s One International Baccalaureate Degree: Three Universities as a winner for their innovative use of technology to enhance undergraduates' international learning at U.S. colleges and universities. The awards program recognizes the innovation in the use of technology to enhance the international learning of undergraduates at U.S. colleges and universities. One International Baccalaureate Degree: Three Universities is an initiative aimed at establishing an International Bachelor's degree in a science-oriented track that is awarded in partnership with the University of Wollongong in Australia, and Dublin City University in Ireland. Students in this degree program participate in video conference classes led jointly by a faculty member at each university that is then complemented by personal communication among classmates using Skype. Winners were recognized at the 2010 annual ACE meeting held March 6-10.

IECE 2010 Academic Support Program Recipients
IECE received 23 proposals for and selected the following six as recipients of the Academic Support Program awards:
Richard Saxton, Art and Art History: “The Baseline Group: Yuma Workshops Phase 1, Toward the High Plains Collaborative Art Expo”
Stan Deetz, Communication: “Transformation of COMM 1600 Group Processes into a Laboratory in Participatory Democracy”
Tom Zeiler, Global Residential Academic Program: "Africa in Denver: Expanding Civic Engagement and Service Learning Opportunities with a Refugee Complex on East Colfax”
Mark Squillace, Natural Resources Law Center, School of Law: "The Public Comment Project Amy Schmitz. School of Law: 'IN FINE PRINT'"
John Stevenson, Interim Dean, Graduate School: “The Forum on Science, Ethics and Policy" (FOSEP)

Jose L. Jimenez Receives 2010 Rosenstiel Award
The University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science selected Associate Professor Jose L. Jimenez as recipient of the 2010 Rosenstiel Award. An associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry and Fellow of the CIRES, Jimenez’s work applies groundbreaking measurement techniques to atmospheric science, addressing critical questions regarding aerosols in our environment and their role in climate change and air quality. The Rosenstiel Award honors scientists who, in the past decade, have made significant and growing impacts in their field. The award is targeted for researchers who are already making outstanding scientific contributions in their early to mid-career stages.

Diane Sieber Named New President’s Teaching Scholar
Diane Sieber, an engineering professor who is teaching members of the digital generation how to successfully combine technology with a pursuit of higher learning in the humanities, has been named the 2010 University of Colorado President’s Teaching Scholar. She joins a select group of university scholars honored for their dedication to excellence in teaching, creative work, scholarship and research. Seventy-four professors have received the recognition since 1989. Those selected serve as teaching and research ambassadors on their respective campuses, and develop individual, departmental and campuswide projects to assess classroom learning.

Nominate Young Faculty for Pew Scholars Program Grants
The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of appointment at the assistant professor level. The current grant level is $240,000: $60,000 per year for a four-year period. In 2010, Pew will name 17 Pew Scholars for the 26th series of awards. One nomination will be invited from the participating institutions that have been selected on the basis of the scope of their work in biomedical research, and recommended to The Pew Charitable Trusts by the National Advisory Committee of the Program. The deadline for applications for the 2010 awards is Nov. 2, 2009. For more information visit the website.

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