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Professor Perry  Dickinson, MDProfessor Perry Dickinson, MD, a faculty member at the University of Colorado Denver's department of family medicine, is president-elect of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine board of directors.

Dickinson, who has been a society member for 26 years, served on many committees in the organization before he was elected. His research focuses primarily on practice improvement.

Founded in 1967, the society advances family medicine and works to improve health through a community of family medicine educators and scholars. It boasts a membership base of nearly 5,000, including medical school professors, residency program faculty, preceptors and residency program directors.

Arthur J. NozikArthur J. Nozik, a senior research fellow at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and an adjoint chemistry professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, won an international award that recognizes innovation in solar energy research.

Nozik won the 2009 Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization Award for Science and Technology. The international organization works with United Nations members to develop sources of renewable energy.

At one of the organization's recent conferences, he gave a keynote speech in which he lauded the formation of the group as an "important international step" toward meeting global energy demands through low-cost, carbon-free or carbon-neutral energy, and intergovernmental coordination on new energy policies.

Nozik and his team at NREL hope to develop technology that can directly convert the sun's energy into electricity and fuels at a cost equivalent to or lower than the cost of coal. As an adjoint professor, he has a professional affiliation with the chemistry department that allows him to teach courses and supervise academic programs.

Bill "Buffalo" Harris
Bill Harris (right) poses with former Buff tailback Eric Bieniemy at the 2008 Spring Game dinner [Photo, CUBuffs.com]
Longtime University of Colorado at Boulder Alumni C-Club Director Bill "Buffalo" Harris is retiring.

For the past nine years, Harris helped the CU Foundation involve former student athletes on campus by providing opportunities for them to participate in various alumni functions and activities. Harris specifically sought to strengthen the Black Alumni Association on the Boulder campus.

Working to promote a strong alumni base, Harris' efforts helped improve alumni connections, which can help fundraising efforts and help build the department's public presence.

Harris poses for a shot in the 1960s
Harris poses for a shot in the 1960s
[Photo, CUBuffs.com]
A former CU-Boulder football player, Harris ranks among the top 30 Buffs for all-time rushing and all-purpose yards. He lettered in football three times between 1961 and 1963. The New York Giants drafted him, but he never played in the National Football League. He played for the Canadian Football League in both Ottawa and Calgary in the 1960s.

James Terrence McCabe
James Terrence McCabe, professor of anthropology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, received a Humboldt Research Award.

The award recognizes lifetime achievements in research and includes an invitation for winners to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany.

Professor McCabe's research focuses on land-use strategies and decisions among pastoral people in eastern Africa. During the 2009-10 winter semester he will work to further his research with international specialists at the Cologne African Studies Center, part of the University of Cologne in Germany.

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