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CU-Boulder's Sullivan named winner of faculty community service award


Jacquelyn Sullivan, Ph.D., associate dean for inclusive excellence at the University of Colorado at Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science, is the winner of the 2010 Faculty Community Service Award.

The award, endowed by the Chase Corporation through the CU Foundation, recognizes a full-time faculty member who has rendered exceptional voluntary humanitarian, civic or other service in addition to her or his primary responsibilities at CU.

Sullivan is co-director of the College of Engineering and Applied Science's Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, and is well-known among her peers and other educators in the broader Denver metropolitan region.

She is a founding member of the Denver School of Science and Technology board of directors, and is credited with helping to raise more than $1 million for the school. She also led the founding of Boulder's Community Montessori School in 1995 and leads the national team that created the TeachEngineering digital library. In 2003, she was the founding chair of the K-12 engineering division of the American Society of Engineering Education.

At CU-Boulder, Sullivan established the BOLD Center (Broadening Opportunities through Leadership and Diversity), which is dedicated to supporting the success of women and other students traditionally under-represented in engineering.

Sullivan is a "tireless advocate for improving K-16 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education through volunteer service with the National Academy of Engineering," according to Robert H. Davis, dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Sullivan's work "often reaches beyond the university walls to serve the greater community in Colorado," said Davis, one of three CU academics who nominated Sullivan for the award. "Dr. Sullivan's passion and commitment represent a powerful force for education at all levels in Colorado."

Anne K. Heinz, Ph.D., dean and associate vice chancellor for outreach and engagement in the division of continuing education and professional studies, wrote in her nomination letter that Sullivan's "passion and commitment for extending the university's knowledge resources for the betterment of K-12 students is extraordinary."

Chemistry professor recognized for work in atmospheric science


Jose L. Jimenez, Ph.D., an associate professor of chemistry and a fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been awarded the 2010 Rosenstiel Award from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.

Jimenez's work applies groundbreaking measurement techniques to atmospheric science, addressing critical questions regarding aerosols in the environment and their role in climate change and air quality.

He has been a key global player in making the Aerodyne Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (AMS) the most widely used instrument for real-time analysis of aerosol size and composition.

"This year a large group of outstanding young scientists were nominated for this award and Dr. Jimenez's selection is a testament to the quality of his science and the enormous impact of his work within the atmospheric chemistry community," said Dr. Anthony Hynes, chair of the division of marine and atmospheric science at the University of Miami.

Since joining the CU faculty in 2002, Jimenez has established a talented and vigorous research group that has participated in more than 20 field measurement missions with airborne and/or ground site deployments of AMS and other diagnostic instrumentation. These missions have led to important collaborations and their results have greatly expanded the understanding of submicron particulate matter, in general, and the complex topic of secondary organic aerosol (SOA), in particular.

A member of the CU faculty since 2002, Jimenez received the Provost Faculty Achievement Award from CU in 2007. The Rosenstiel Award honors scientists who, in the past decade, have made significant and growing impacts in their field. It is an award targeted for researchers who are already making outstanding scientific contributions in their early to mid-career stages.

Dropping names ...

Sherry Berka
Sherry Berka, program administrator for the medicine residency training program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, was one of five recipients of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) inaugural GME Program Coordinator Excellence Award. The award recognizes outstanding administrators who assist program directors, help manage residency programs and prepare documents needed for site visits. Berka and the other award recipients will receive a check for
Kevin Krizek
$1,000. ... Kevin J. Krizek, associate professor of planning and design at the University of Colorado Denver, and director of the Active Communities / Transportation (ACT) Research Group and director of the doctorate program in design and planning, co-authored the manuscript "Health Impact Assessment (HIA) for Planners: What Tools Are Useful?" in the Journal of Planning Literature. It is available for viewing in the faculty publications display (third floor, UC Denver Building) and available here. ... David Tracer, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Colorado Denver, is one of
David Tracer
14 researchers participating in a study on markets, religion community size and the evolution of fairness and punishment. The study was published in the March 19 issue of the journal Science. Tracer carried out a trio of behavioral experiments among the Au of Papua New Guinea showing people in small-scale societies act cooperatively because these societies are frequently kin-based, and repeated interactions with
Laura Summers
the same people promote reciprocity. ... Laura Summers, an assistant professor at the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver, recently was appointed chair of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Educator Pre-Service Task Force, a newly created national committee. The task force charge is to develop materials to assist in training pre-service teachers and administrators about school librarians and school library programs.


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