Fall 2006 IBS News Archive

The University of Colorado Population Center (CUPC) recently funded four developmental grants, totaling $26,467.00. These awards represent an invaluable way to support junior and senior faculty, fund graduate students, bridge programs, and encourage interdisciplinary research.

The CUPC Developmental Grant Review Committee - which consisted of Andrei Rogers, Jason Boardman, and Richard Rogers - made the following awards: Jill Williams, for her project entitled "Temporary Female Labor Migration and Household Survival Strategies in Rural South Africa"; Jani Little, for her project entitled "GIS and Contextual Data: An Archive for Population Research"; Jason Boardman, for his project entitled "Psychological Resiliency as a Heritable Characteristic"; and Lori Hunter for an exploratory trip to consider potential future demographic research projects.

Gilbert F. White remembered

With great sadness, we have to report that our dear friend, colleague, and mentor, Gilbert F. White, known worldwide as the "father of floodplain management" and one of the most distinguished and internationally recognized faculty members at the University of Colorado at Boulder, died on Oct. 5 at his home in Boulder. He was 94.

The world is a better place for having had Gilbert in its midst. Gilbert was that rare combination - a distinguished scientist and an outstanding humanitarian committed to translating scientific evidence into policy and programs to better people's lives. His was a life to celebrate.

Gilbert's family is planning a memorial on Saturday, November 11 at 1pm at the Spice of Life Event Center, 5706 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder.

Memorial gifts can be made to the Gilbert F. White Graduate Research Fellowship in Natural Hazards Mitigation. Checks should be made payable to the University of Colorado Foundation and sent to the Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado, 482 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0482.

Alternatively, contributions can also be made to the Gilbert White Fellowships, Resources for the Future, 1616 P Street NW, Washington, DC 20036.

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