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Joint Tenure-track Position in Integrative Physiology and Psychology/Neuroscience
Specialization - As part of a multi-year initiative to enhance existing strengths and interests in neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder, the Department of Integrative Physiology and the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience invite applications for an open rank search (assistant, associate, full professor) faculty position to be rostered in both departments. The ideal candidate will have an active research program that implements transformative neuroscience and biomedical research approaches to explore the functioning of nervous system in health and disease in humans and/or animal models.
Start Date - August 17, 2016
Qualifications - Applicants should demonstrate an outstanding record of research achievement and research funding success appropriate to level of seniority. Candidates are expected to exhibit a history of successful collaborative, interdisciplinary research and have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. A PhD in neuroscience, physiology or a related science field is required.
General Information - The Department of Integrative Physiology rosters 23 tenured/tenure-eligible faculty along with 9 instructors and offers a BA, MS, and PhD degree in integrative physiology. The undergraduate and graduate programs comprise 1800 and 70, respectively. The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience rosters 44 tenured/tenure-eligible faculty along with 10 instructors and offers a BA degree in psychology and neuroscience and a PhD degree in six program areas: behavioral genetics, behavioral neuroscience, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology/cognitive neuroscience, and social psychology. The undergraduate and graduate programs comprise 2500 and 90, respectively. For more details on the departments and the university, visit the websites of Integrative Physiology (http://www.colorado.edu/intphys) and Psychology and Neuroscience (http://www.colorado.edu/psych-neuro/). The Boulder campus is one of three in the University of Colorado system and is approximately 35 miles from the Anschutz Medical Campus of the University of Colorado Denver.
Application Procedure - Applications are only accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting #F02788. An application requires: (1) cover letter stating qualifications, research goals, an explanation of how your expertise adds synergy to existing strengths in the department, and teaching qualifications; (2) current curriculum vita; (3) three original research articles; and (4) names and e-mail addresses of three references who have specific knowledge of your research/teaching skills. They will be asked to submit their letters through Jobs at CU. Applicants who use a portfolio service such as Interfolio are to list the assigned, unique email address of the recommendation provider. That portfolio address will receive an automated email and will upload your reference.
Applications will be accepted until November 3, 2015 and the review will begin soon after continuing until a candidate is identified. Additional information can be obtained by phone (303-492-3122), fax (303-492-4009), or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at email@example.com.
Disease and Nutrition Affect Deer Population
Dr. Suzanne Nelson studies what animals eat and why, and how nutrition interacts with disease. Her current research on a deer population in St. John has been written up in the popular media: http://stjohnsource.com/content/news/local-news/2015/07/19/team-studying-deer-population.
Rodger Kram wins Borelli Award
Dr. Rodger Kram has been named the 2015 recipient of the Borelli Award from the American Society of Biomechanics. To receive the award, Dr. Kram will give the Borelli Lecture at the annual meeting of the Society next month at Ohio State University. The Borelli Award is the most prestigious honor given by the ASB, recognizes outstanding career accomplishment and is awarded annually to an investigator who has conducted exemplary research in any area of biomechanics. The award consists of an engraved plaque and a check for $1,500. For more information see http://www.asbweb.org/awards-and-grants/borelli-award/.
Tom Johnson interviewed on KGNU's How On Earth
Dr. Tom Johnson was interviewed on June 9 at 8:30 AM on KGNU, 88.5 FM, for the radio show How On Earth. A recording of the interview is available at http://howonearthradio.org/archives/4780.
Seals Lab featured in sustainability series on public television
An episode of Urban Conversion recently aired on Rocky Mountain PBS highighting CU-Boulder's leadership in sustainability, and included a segment on Dr. Doug Seals's Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab.
|2015/06/16||Lowry||Immune system, Media, Mood, Neuroscience, Stress||
Vaccine hope for post-traumatic stress
Some of Dr. Chris Lowry's recent work on links between stress, mood and the immune system, with potential applications for treating PTSD, has been written up in Nature News:
|2015/6/15||Grabowski||Biomechanics, Locomotion, Media, Technology||
CU-Boulder lab pushes athletes and their prosthetics to be stronger and go faster
Dr. Alena Grabowski's work on prosthetic limbs is the topic of this news article and video from 7News Denver:
|2015/6/8||Seals||Aging, Health, Honors, Public health||
Doug Seals, 2015 Distinguished Research Lecturer
Dr. Doug Seals is one of three individuals awarded a Distinguished Research Lectureship for 2015. The Distinguished Research Lectureship is among the highest honors bestowed by the faculty upon a faculty member at CU-Boulder. Each year, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research requests nominations from faculty for this award, and a faculty review panel recommends one faculty member as a recipient. The lectureship honors a tenured faculty member widely recognized for a distinguished body of academic or creative achievement and prominence, as well as contributions to the educational and service missions of CU-Boulder. The recipient presents a lecture in the spring or fall following selection and receives a $2,000 honorarium. Dr. Seals's lecture will be presented Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 4pm in Glenn Miller Ballroom. See http://www.colorado.edu/vcr/fundingawards/distinguished-research-lecture for details about registering to attend this lecture.
Monique LeBourgeois Outreach Proposal Awarded
Dr. Monique LeBourgeois has been awarded $24,000 for her outreach proposal, Promoting Brain Development and Health Through Neuroscience Education. The proposal review was very competitive. The committee received 55 applications totaling over $600,000 in requests. Thanks to contributions from the Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Provost, and the Division of Continuing Education, Dr. LeBourgeois's project was one of only 37 that received funding. Proposals were judged by the CU-Boulder Outreach Committee, a committee comprised of faculty and a community member representing a range disciplines.
IPHY Spring Recognition Ceremony-Video
View a video of the Integrative Physiology Spring 2015 Recognition Ceremony: http://livestream.com/accounts/983593/events/4025057
|2015/4/24||Kwiatkowski||Environment, Hormones, Media, Public health||
Ambient Levels of BTEX Chemicals Linked to Hormone-Related Health Conditions
IPHY Adjunct Faculty Carol Kwiatkowski has co-authored New Look at BTEX: Are Ambient Levels a Problem?, a review in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science and Technology. The authors found that exposure to ambient levels of benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (known together as BTEX) are linked to hormone-related health conditions in humans. Health effects from each chemical individually or in combination include sperm abnormalities, reduced fetal growth, low birth weight, cardiovascular disease, respiratory dysfunction, asthma, sensitization to common antigens, and more. BTEX are produced in combustion exhaust, oil drilling and hydraulic fracturing, and off-gassing from products like household cleaners, fabric treatments, building materials, furniture and automotive products. Health effects were found at exposure levels commonly found indoors and outdoors in the U.S., and at levels deemed 'safe' by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The study has been written up by several popular media outlets including Environmental Health News.
Suzanne Nelson Wins Faculty Integrity Award
Suzanne Nelson has been awarded the 2015 Honor Code's Faculty Integrity Award. This award is presented every year to one faculty member on the Boulder campus who has demonstrated high levels of integrity in the classroom. Nominees represent the ideals and values expressed in the CU Honor Code and have demonstrated their consistent dedication to teaching or living the virtues of academic integrity. Nominees hold high moral character and are constantly working to enhance the culture of integrity at CU. The Honor Code chooses the recipients of this award.
Charles Hoeffer Awarded NIH Grant
Charles Hoeffer has been awarded a $328,292 grant from the National Institutes of Health to support research in his Molecular Signaling of Neurological Disorders Laboratory. This laboratory investigates the molecular mechanisms of memory, Down syndrome, neurodegeneration, and other neurological conditions of significant concern to society.
|2015/3/26||Law||Administration, Honors, Sustainability||
Jennifer Law Receives CU Green Labs Program Award
Jennifer Law has been selected to receive a CU Green Labs Program Award for Individual Achievement for her actions and commitments to reduce the impact of laboratory research on the environment and to advance the culture of sustainability in the science community. 2015 is the first year of these annual awards. The CU Green Labs Program Awards will be presented at the annual Campus Sustainability Award Ceremony in April of each year. Awardees receive a freestanding award made from beetle kill pine trees from Northern Colorado. For more information see http://www.colorado.edu/ecenter/cu-green-labs-program/cu-green-labs-program-awards.
|2015/3/25||Lowry||Honors, Mood, Neuroscience||
Christopher Lowry, 2015 Roy H. Garstang Memorial Lecturer
Christopher Lowry has been selected to present the Roy H. Garstang Memorial Lecture for 2015. The title of his talk will be "Can We Vaccinate Against Anxiety and Affective Disorders?" The University of Colorado Chapter of Sigma Xi is hosting the event and the public is invited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Annual Reception at UMC Gallery, 4:30 - 4:45 pm; Recognition and Award Ceremony, 4:45 - 5:00 pm; Roy H. Garstang Memorial Lecture, 5:00 - 6:00 pm.
Janet Casagrand and Ruth Heisler Win BFA Faculty Recognition Award
Janet Casagrand and Ruth Heisler have been selected as recipients of the BFA Faculty Recognition Award. This award is given to faculty members who have demonstrated continued support of the CU community through their service activities. Janet and Ruth are two of the three faculty selected this week to receive this special recognition.
Janet's nomination states Janet is a leader on this campus and deserves the recognition for her continuing work to improve student success, retention, and the overall student experience Ruth's nomination states Ruth is an excellent example of how faculty can make a difference in areas far beyond their home units. Her work in getting Lynda.com on this campus has benefited all members of the CU community
|2015/2/4||Casagrand||Honors, Teaching, Technology||
Janet Casagrand Wins Sam Drogo Technology in the Classroom Award
Dr. Janet Casagrand has been chosen to receive a Sam Drogo Technology in the Classroom Award, funded by AD Instruments. This is an annual award for a member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society who demonstrates innovative use of technology to engage undergraduates in Human Anatomy and Physiology. The award is intended to encourage recipients to present a workshop at the HAPS Annual Conference on this innovative technology or on the use of technology in the classroom or laboratory. The award includes up to $500 to attend the HAPS Annual meeting. For more information, see http://www.hapsweb.org/?page=Drogo
|2014/11/26||Kram||Biomechanics, Health, Locomotion||
Running really can keep you young, says CU-Boulder-Humboldt State study
"The bottom line is that running keeps you younger, at least in terms of energy efficiency," said CU-Boulder Associate Professor Rodger Kram of the Department of Integrative Physiology, a co-author on the new study. - See more at: http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2014/11/20/running-really-can-keep-you-young-says-cu-boulder-humboldt-state-study#sthash.nL31aoYD.3UdRMsnv.dpuf
|2014/11/25||Wright||Health, Media, Obesity, Sleep||
Working the night shift burns less energy and increases risk of weight gain
A study by the Sleep and Chronobiology Lab has added more fuel to concerns about the health consequences of shift work, showing that shift workers burn less energy than those working by day, increasing the risk of obesity. http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2014/11/17/working-night-shift-burns-less-energy-and-increases-risk-weight-gain, http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30081157, http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/nov/17/night-shift-work-linked-obesity-sleep-calories-research
Robert Mazzeo wins BFA Faculty Recognition Award
Professor Robert Mazzeo has been selected as a recipient of the BFA Faculty Recognition Award. This award is given to faculty members who have demonstrated continued support of the CU community through their service activities. Professor Mazzeo is one of the three faculty selected this week to receive this special recognition. He was nominated by Professor Monika Fleshner who stated that, "Bob is the Associate Chair for Integrative Physiology and the Graduate Student Coordinator. He has held this position for over two decades and serves the department selflessly. He has been an invaluable resource to our new chair and is highly deserving of this recognition." Recognition by peers is one of the greatest recognitions that a faculty member can receive.
|2014/10/15||Seals||Aging, Cardiovascular, Health||
How old are your arteries?
Research on how to reverse arterial aging being conducted by Dr. Doug Seals and colleagues in the Integrative Physiology of Aging laboratory has been written up in detail in the Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine. Read more at: http://artsandsciences.colorado.edu/magazine/2014/10/how-old-are-your-arteries/.
|2014/10/10||Kram||Biomechanics, Locomotion, Media||
Do the loco-motion: How animals and people get here from there
Dr. Rodger Kram's's work on locomotion in humans and other humans is featured in this news story: http://www.colorado.edu/news/features/do-loco-motion-how-animals-and-people-get-here-there
Tenure Track Assistant Professorship - Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado Boulder
This position is no longer open.
The Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado Boulder, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professorship with an academic appointment in one of the following departments: Psychology and Neuroscience, Integrative Physiology, Computer Science, or Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. We anticipate that the appointment will begin August 2015. The Institute seeks to build on its strengths in human behavioral, quantitative, and statistical genetics. Successful candidates may include, but are not limited to, individuals whose research on human genetics utilizes whole-genome data in one or more of the following sub-disciplines: statistical genetics; behavioral/psychiatric genetics; genetic epidemiology; population genetics; computational biology. Appointees will participate in the research and teaching missions of both the Institute and their academic department.
Minimum requirements are a PhD, MD, or equivalent terminal degree. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research and teaching interests, 3 to 5 sample research papers, and names and contact information for 3 professional references. Application materials are accepted electronically at http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/88445 (job posting number F01771). Application review will begin October 15, 2014, and we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals of diverse sexual orientations, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at: email@example.com. The University of Colorado conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment.
Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Integrative Physiology
This position is no longer open.
Specialization - Expertise in integrative physiology, defined as the study of biological function spanning molecules to populations. The department will consider applications from individuals with a broad range of interests. Examples include a research focus in the mechanistic control of physiological processes or the epidemiology of human health and disease.
Rank - Tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor.
Start Date - August 17, 2015
Qualifications - Applicants must have completed postdoctoral training. Previous research by the applicant must be published in premier journals. Evidence of an ability to obtain extramural grant support and some teaching experience are preferred. Individuals will be expected to teach one of the core courses for the undergraduate degree in integrative physiology, plus one additional course.
Responsibilities - (1) to establish an independent research program that is supported by awards from extramural agencies; (2) to contribute to the teaching mission of the undergraduate program; (3) to provide teaching and mentoring for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; and (4) to perform service for the department, university, and profession.
General Information - The faculty roster for the Department of Integrative Physiology includes 24 tenured and tenure-eligible faculty and 9 instructors. The department offers the B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in integrative physiology. The undergraduate and graduate programs comprise ~1800 and 70 students, respectively. For more details on the department and the university, visit our website (http://www.colorado.edu/intphys). The Boulder campus is one of three in the University of Colorado system, and is approximately 35 miles from the Anschutz Medical Campus of the University of Colorado Denver.
Application Procedure - Applications are only accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting #F01787. An application requires: (1) cover letter stating qualifications, research goals, an explanation of how your expertise adds synergy to existing strengths in the department, and teaching qualifications; (2) current curriculum vita; (3) three original research articles; and (4) names and e-mail addresses of three references who have specific knowledge of your research/teaching skills. They will be asked to submit their letters through Jobs at CU. Applicants who use a portfolio service such as Interfolio are to list the assigned, unique email address of the recommendation provider. That portfolio address will receive an automated email and will upload your reference.
Review of the applications will begin on November 10, 2014 and continue until a candidate is identified. Additional information can be obtained by phone (303-492-3122), fax (303-492-4009), or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at email@example.com.
|2014/09/11||Grabowski||Biomechanics, Locomotion, Media, Technology||
Helping amputees: New technologies in prosthetics
Dr. Alena Grabowski's work on prosthetic limbs is the topic of this video segment from CCTV:
|2014/09/03||Lowry||Media, Mood, Neuroscience||
Does dirt make you happy?
Dr. Chris Lowry's work on the mood-altering benefits of soil bacteria has been written up in the popular media:
|2014/07/23||Kram||Biomechanics, Locomotion, Media||
How our arms help us run
Drs. Christopher Arellano and Rodger Kram's cost-benefit analysis of arm swinging while running has been written up in the popular media:
|2014/07/15||Kram||Biomechanics, Locomotion, Media||
Rodger Kram's kangaroo research featured in the popular media
Kangaroos use their tail as a fifth leg, according to new research by Rodger Kram & colleagues that has burst into the popular media. For a video and anatomical details, see the second link below.
|2014/07/01||LeBourgeois||Honors, Outreach, Sleep||
Monique LeBourgeois selected for CU Seminar
Assistant Professor Monique LeBourgeois has been selected to present her research in CU Seminar this coming fall. CU Seminar is an opportunity for alumni, parents and friends of the University to learn about the research activities of outstanding faculty.
|2014/06/11||McQueen||Health, Media, Public health, Teaching||
Public-health study now an undergrad option
The College of Arts and Sciences now offers an Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health. The program is directed by Associate Professor Matthew McQueen. Read more about the program at http://artsandsciences.colorado.edu/magazine/2014/05/public-health-study-now-an-undergrad-option/.
|2014/05/05||Seals||Aging, Cardiovascular, Health||
Novel antioxidant makes old arteries seem young again, CU-Boulder study finds
An antioxidant that targets specific cell structures - mitochondria - may be able to reverse some of the negative effects of aging on arteries, reducing the risk of heart disease, according to a new study by the Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory. Read more at: http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2014/05/05/novel-antioxidant-makes-old-arteries-seem-young-again-cu-boulder-study.
|2014/04/25||Nelson||Media, Teaching, Technology||
IPHY Department Exams Have Gone Green
Last semester, Dr. Suzanne Nelson's Nutrition, Health, and Performance (IPHY 2420) course was the first in the College of Arts and Sciences to switch to paperless exams. Read the whole story at http://www.colorado.edu/content/iphy-department-exams-have-gone-green
Faculty Position in Integrative Physiology: Instructor - Physiology Lab Coordinator
This position is no longer open.
Specialization - Expertise in physiology lab techniques, equipment and data acquisition systems plus the ability to supervise both graduate and undergraduate Teaching Assistants.
Rank - Non-tenure-track renewable-contract position at the level of instructor
Start Date - Full-time position begins August 18, 2014
Qualifications - (1) Either current knowledge of the science related to physiology, or aptitude for and willingness to learn the specifics; (2) Experience in personnel management, or demonstration of strong leadership skills; (3) Basic technical laboratory skills, including preparing solutions, handling potentially bio-hazardous materials and waste, and a willingness to learn how to troubleshoot data acquisition systems; (4) Commitment to student learning: ability to develop inquiry-based course activities and classroom structure so as to help diverse students develop their understanding of the scientific method; (5) Minimum education at the level of a master's degree.
Responsibilities - (1) Coordinate 10-16 sections of Physiology Lab (IPHY 3435), an upper-division 2-credit laboratory course that is required for undergraduate majors in IPHY and for several post-baccalaureate clinical programs. Specific duties include designing curriculum, training graduate teaching assistants to teach the material, mentoring undergraduate teaching assistants to assist with the course, providing training or tracking of required environmental health and safety training for all lab personnel, managing supplies and equipment (purchasing, inventory, maintenance), course website administration, and lab protocol optimization. (2) Serve as faculty mentor to students doing independent studies or internships. (3) Perform department service as assigned.
General Information - Faculty roster for the Department of Integrative Physiology includes 23 tenured and tenure-eligible faculty and 9 instructors. The department offers BA, MS, and PhD degrees in integrative physiology. The undergraduate and graduate programs comprise ~1,900 and 70 students, respectively. For more details on the department and the university, visit our website (http://www.colorado.edu/intphys). The Boulder campus is one of three in the University of Colorado system.
Application Procedure - The position description can be found at www.colorado.edu/ArtsSciences/Jobs. Applications are only accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting #714049. An application requires: (1) cover letter stating qualifications, relevant experience, and interest; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) syllabi for any previous teaching experience; and (4) two letters of reference.
Review of the applications will begin on June 15, 2014 and continue until a candidate is identified. Additional information can be obtained by phone (303-492-3122), fax (303-492-4009), or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at 303-492-1334.
Rodger Kram Receives Outstanding Faculty Graduate Advising Award
Dr. Rodger Kram has been chosen by a committee as a winner of the 2013-2014 Outstanding Faculty Graduate Advising Award. The honor comes with a cash award of $750. The award letter cited the outstanding level of help and encouragement that Dr. Kram provides to graduate students.
Alaa Ahmed Receives NSF CAREER Award
The National Science Foundation has awarded Dr. Ahmed their prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for her proposal entitled "The Neuroeconomics of Metabolic Cost in Movement Decision Making". The NSF CAREER Award recognizes young faculty member with five-year grants to support outstanding research projects and career development activities, including education and outreach initiatives, of teacher-scholars. Read the full abstract here: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1352632&HistoricalAwards=false
|2014/04/11||Byrnes||Alumni, Exercise, Health, Media, Nutrition||
IPHY Graduate Allen Lim Finds Success Making Real Food for Cyclists
Sports physiologist Allen Lim earned his PhD in IPHY (working with Assoc. Prof. William Byrnes) in 2004. His secret mixes from natural ingredients are giving energy bar and drink companies a run for their money: http://www.coloradanmagazine.org/2014/04/01/success-skratch/
Teresa Foley Receives Second Marinus Smith Award
Dr. Teresa Foley has received the Marinus Smith Award from the CU Parents Association, for the second time. The purpose of the award is to identify and recognize CU-Boulder faculty, staff, coaches, and administrators who have made a significant impact on the lives of CU undergraduate students. For more information, see http://parents.colorado.edu/cupaprograms/marinus-smith/.
Heidi Bustamante receives BFA Faculty Recognition Award
Instructor Heidi Bustamante is one of three faculty selected by the Boulder Faculty Assembly to receive the BFA Faculty Recognition Award. This award is given to faculty for their continued support of the CU community through their service activities. The Awards Committee nominated Heidi for her work in reviving the IPHY Student Club, starting in September 2013. Heidi helps facilitate the Club's activities, including recruiting guest speakers and advertising the talks. The Club's mission is to inform students about educational career opportunities in Integrative Physiology and related fields.
|2014/01/17||LeBourgeois||Development, Health, Media, Sleep||
CU study shows brain benefits of sleep
A new study by the Sleep and Development Lab found that while children sleep, the connections between the left and right sides of their brains strengthen: http://www.9news.com/news/local/article/365413/346/CU-study-shows-brain-benefits-of-sleep (scroll to bottom)
|2014/01/16||Nelson||Honors, Teaching, Technology||
Suzanne Nelson Receives ASSETT Award of Excellence
Instructor Suzanne Nelson has received an Award of Excellence as an Outstanding Teacher for Technology in Teaching. She was cited by her students in Nutrition for Health and Performance as an instructor who uses technology in outstanding ways to support student learning. In particular, students appreciated her innovative work in introducing electronic exams to the course -- indeed, it is the first such use in the College of Arts & Sciences. In addition to the award, her teaching soon will be highlighted on a college website devoted to technology, teaching and learning in A&S, http://sparc.colorado.edu. ASSETT is Arts & Sciences Support of Education through Technology, a student-funded initiative supporting the use of technology in advancing the teaching and learning mission of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Jennifer Law Named as a Chancellor's 2013 Employee of the Year
Manager of Operations Jennifer Law was recognized as one of five Chancellor's 2013 Employees of the Year for her exceptional job performance and distinguished contributions to the campus community. The award winners will be celebrated on Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night with a special recognition during halftime at the Jan. 10 Women�s Basketball game. See more at: http://www.colorado.edu/news/features/chancellor�s-2013-employee-year-award-recognizes-staff-excellence#sthash.jwDdkb6h.dpuf
|2014/01/09||LeBourgeois||Development, Health, Media, Sleep||
Child's Bedtime According to a Circadian Clock
Syncing bedtime with the timing of a child's circadian clock may improve physiological readiness for sleep and prevent sleep problems in later life: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/... (scroll to bottom)
|2013/08/01||Wright||Health, Media, Sleep||
Sleep Lab's Camping Study Reported in the News Media
The Sleep and Chronobiology Lab's study showing that camping can reset your biological clock has been written up in several popular news outlets: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23530408, http://news.sciencemag.org/2013/08/waking-tired-blame-electricity, http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/07/31/207319883/want-to-be-a-morning-person-take-a-few-tips-from-campers. Also see video abstract at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKQH6T1DZvI
Assoc. Prof. Ken Wright Wins Provost's Faculty Achievement Award
Congratulations to Assoc. Prof. Ken Wright for receiving a Provost's Faculty Achievement Award. These awards are presented annually to selected faculty who have offered recent significant publication or creative contributions in their academic fields.
|2013/05/01||Foley, Welsh, Link||Honors, Teaching||
IPHY Faculty Foley, Link, and Welsh Receive Chancellor's Award for Excellence in STEM Education
Instructors Teresa Foley and Molly Welsh, and Assoc. Prof. Chris Link, have received a Chancellor's Award for Excellence in STEM Education. Their proposal for $10,000 for "Transformation of the Cell Physiology Laboratories in Integrative Physiology" has been accepted.
|2013/04/28||Greenwood||Media, Health, Exercise, Stress||
CU-Boulder Study Shows Even Forced Exercise Reduces Stress
Media outlet: Daily Camera. Date: 2013-04-25. Link: http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_23104294/cu-boulder-study-shows-even-forced-exercise-reduces.
|2013/03/24||Seals||Honors, Health, Technology||
Prof. Doug Seals Awarded CU New Inventor of the Year
Prof. Doug Seals is to be awarded CU New Inventor of the Year by the CU Technology Transfer Office. The award will be presented on April 1, 2013. For more information see https://www.cu.edu/techtransfer/.
|2013/03/22||Wright||Media, Health, Sleep, Stress, Obesity||
Lost Sleep Can Lead to Weight Gain
Media outlet: New York Times. Date: 2013-03-18. Link: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/18/lost-sleep-can-lead-to-weight-gain/
|2013/03/15||Heisler||Honors, Teaching, Technology||
Ruth Heisler Receives ASSETT Award of Excellence
Senior Instructor Ruth Heisler has received an Award of Excellence as an Outstanding Teacher for Technology in Teaching. She was cited by students in Introduction to Human Anatomy as an instructor who uses technology in outstanding ways to support student learning, such as animations, videos, and interactive homework with games and other features. In addition to the award, her teaching soon will be highlighted on a new college website devoted to technology, teaching and learning in A&S, http://sparc.colorado.edu. ASSETT is Arts & Sciences Support of Education through Technology, a student-funded initiative supporting the use of technology in advancing the teaching and learning mission of the College of Arts and Sciences.
|2013/03/15||Greenwood||Media, Exercise, Stress||
When Exercise Stresses You Out
Media outlet: New York Times. Date: 2013-03-13. Link: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/13/when-exercise-stresses-you-out/
|2013/03/13||Wright||Media, Sleep, Obesity, Stress, Health||
Sleeping Less Than 5 Hours A Night Can Lead To Weight Gain
Media outlet: Daily Camera. Date: 2013-03-11. Link: http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_22768103/cu-boulder-study-sleeping-less-than-5-hours-weight-gain
Teresa Foley Receives Marinus Smith Award
Dr. Teresa Foley has received the Marinus Smith Award from the CU Parents Association. The purpose of the award is to identify and recognize CU-Boulder faculty, staff, coaches, and administrators who have made a significant impact on the lives of CU undergraduate students. For more information, see http://parents.colorado.edu/cupaprograms/marinus-smith/.
|2012/10/21||Grabowski||Media, Athletics, Technology||
TEDxBoulder - Alena Grabowski - Put Yourself in Someone Else's Legs
Speaker: Grabowski. Date: 2012-10-19. Event: TEDxBoulder. Watch video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiLLZKp0ReA.
|2012/10/15||Kram||Media, Athletics, Exercise, Technology||
Myths of Running: Forefoot, Barefoot and Otherwise
Media outlet: The New York Times. Date: 2012-10-15. Link: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/myths-of-running-forefoot-barefoot-and-otherwise/.
|2012/08/30||Kram||Media, Athletics, Technology||
Oscar Pistorius' Prosthetic Legs: Do They Give Him an Advantage Over Other Olympic Runners?
Media outlet: Huffington Post. Date: 2012-08-10. Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rami-hashish/oscar-pistorius-prosthetic-legs-advantage_b_1766417.html