* Regents Meeting Roundup: Regents approve resolution on sustainability practices
* New department of emergency medicine given OK by regents
* Employee giving continues with Colorado Combined Campaign
* Board gets budget update
* Staff Council to ask for consideration of alternative work arrangements
* Student information system adds financial aid functions
* Faculty, staff councils discuss fine points of presidential search process
* Procurement Service Center names partners for lab supplies
* PERA officials offer plan for sustainability
* People
* Forum
* Obituaries
  Hank Brown to lead students on tour of U.S. Capitol's art
  Colorado Springs economy recovering slowly
  Campus encourages volunteerism with Giving Back Campaign
  Depression Center works to establish national network
  Annual Report summarizes fundraising, investment performance
   Newsletter Archive
Download Newsleter in PDF
Share your thoughts
Share your opinion in a Letter to the Editor

Send your thoughts and suggestions for the Newsletter


Physics professor earns prestigious prize

University of Colorado Photo




Deborah Jin, an adjoint professor of physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder and a fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, will receive the prestigious William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement. It recognizes her research, described as the crucial first step in developing superconductors that work at room temperature. Such superconductors could lead to faster computers and other advances.

The prize, the highest honor from international honor society Sigma Xi, also has been awarded to animal behaviorist Jane Goodall, oceanographer Robert Ballard, paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould and anthropologist Margaret Mead.

Jin will receive the prize this week at the society's annual meeting, Nov. 12-15 in Houston. The award, presented since 1950, includes $5,000 for Jin and an additional $5,000 given to a researcher of Jin's choosing.

Jin has been at JILA, a joint institute of CU-Boulder and NIST, since 1995.

Business assistant named leader in community, arts


Linda Theus-Lee, program assistant in the University of Colorado Denver Business School, recently was awarded the African-American Leadership Institute (AALI) Unsung Hero Mountain Award for her commitment to the community and outstanding service in the arts. AALI develops leadership skills that help people become influential citizens who successfully create and use solutions meeting the needs of businesses and the community.






'Lost book' inspires paper presented at international conference


David Hildebrand, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado Denver, presented a paper on "Dewey's Last Lost Book: Initial Impressions and Reflections" at John Dewey's 150th birthday celebration. In New York at last month's International Conference on Dewey's Impact on America and the World, a panel discussed the contents and significance of a recently discovered book manuscript that Dewey wrote late in his career, and which was long presumed lost in a New York City taxi.



Assistant professor helps develop Smithsonian computer game

Laurel Hartley, assistant professor of integrative biology at the University of Colorado Denver, contributed to a new computer interactive on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History exhibition, "Dig It! The Secrets of Soil." The interactive game, which also is accessible on the museum Web site, teaches about greenhouse gas emissions from soil and was developed using real data and simulation models created by ecological researchers.

Want to suggest a colleague — or yourself — for People? Please e-mail information to Jay.Dedrick@cu.edu

Bookmark - Print - Share