Faculty Excellence

First graduates of Colorado Mesa University- CU-Boulder partnership program set to graduate

May 07, 2012

Nine students who make up the first graduating class of the Mechanical Engineering Partnership Program with Colorado Mesa University will receive degrees from the University of Colorado Boulder this week.

The students have attended classes full time at CMU in Grand Junction, with CMU faculty teaching the lower-division courses and CU-Boulder faculty teaching the upper-division courses.

CU-Boulder names Steven Leigh new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

May 01, 2012

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today named Steven Leigh as dean of CU-Boulder’s College of Arts and Sciences. Leigh currently serves as an associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The appointment is effective July 1.

Startup Gogy Inc. to develop CU-Boulder interactive education platform

April 17, 2012

Startup company Gogy Inc. and the University of Colorado have executed an exclusive licensing agreement that will enable the company to commercialize the Pedago.gy interactive teaching platform developed at CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

Pedago.gy is a Web application that creates a space for educators and students to engage in additional interaction and dialogue beyond the classroom. It provides a means whereby students and instructors can approach a topic in a collaborative fashion, rather than the typical expert-learner model found in most classrooms.

CU music Professor Patrick Mason to receive 2012 Hazel Barnes Prize

April 09, 2012

Patrick Mason, a professor of voice at the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Music, has been selected to receive the 2012 Hazel Barnes Prize. The prize is the highest faculty recognition for teaching and research awarded by the university.

Mason will receive an engraved university medal and $20,000, the largest single faculty award funded by CU-Boulder. He will be recognized at spring commencement on May 11 and at a reception in his honor in the fall.

Two CU-Boulder faculty members recognized as exceptional educators

March 22, 2012

CU System news release

Two University of Colorado professors who have skillfully integrated teaching and research at a high level throughout their careers at CU-Boulder have been designated as 2012 President’s Teaching Scholars.

Four CU-Boulder faculty members elected American Geophysical Union Fellows in 2012

February 29, 2012

Four University of Colorado Boulder faculty members have been elected American Geophysical Union Fellows for 2012, the most from any institution in the world.

Two CU-Boulder faculty win National Science Foundation CAREER Awards

February 16, 2012

Two University of Colorado Boulder faculty members, both from the ecology and evolutionary biology department, have received prestigious National Science Foundation Early Career Development, or CAREER, awards.

The awards, which went to assistant professors Pieter Johnson and Rebecca Safran, are made to outstanding faculty in the early stages of their careers who effectively integrate innovative research and educational outreach. 

CU-Boulder nets $1.5 million NSF grant to continue video game design research

February 15, 2012

The University of Colorado Boulder exceeded its own researchers’ expectations with its iDREAMS Scalable Game Design Summer Institute, and that success has been rewarded with a new $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. CU-Boulder researchers are tracking how video game design engages students in computational thinking and STEM simulation design.

CU-Boulder professor elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 09, 2012

Diane McKnight, professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering and a fellow of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

McKnight is among 66 new members and 10 foreign associates of the academy announced today. She joins 16 other faculty from the campus who have been elected since the academy’s formation in 1962.

CU-Boulder's National Snow and Ice Data Center to receive governor's 'high-impact research' award for sustainability

November 03, 2011

A team at the University of Colorado Boulder's National Snow and Ice Data Center will receive a "high-impact research" award from Gov. John Hickenlooper for sustainability implemented at the NSIDC.

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