Sara Qualls, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Kraemer Family Professor of Aging, presented “What Gets Aging Families in Trouble? Structures and Processes” as a plenary address at the American Psychological Association’s 119th annual convention Aug. 5 in Washington, D.C. … Kevin Krizek, associate professor at the University of Colorado Denver’s College of Architecture and Planning, and co-director of the Active Communities / Transportation (ACT) Research Group and director of the Ph.D. Program in Design and Planning, chaired and co-organized the inaugural meeting of the World Symposium on Transport and Land Use Research on July 28-30 in Whistler, British Columbia. During the event, the World Society for Transport and Land Use Research was founded; Krizek was appointed to serve as chair of the elections committee for the society. Wes Marshall, assistant professor, College of Engineering, and Eric Stonebraker, CAP Ph.D. student in design and planning, also participated in the conference. … CU-Denver College of Architecture and Planning Professor Peter Schneider and Associate Professor Kat Vlahos are featured in the September annual all-teachings issue of Shambhala Sun, a Buddhist magazine. Barry Boyce’s column “Building harmony” describes how Schneider and Vlahos seek to instill in their students an aesthetic of simplicity, quiet and harmony. … School of Medicine Pediatrics Professor M. Douglas Jones, M.D., has been appointed to the Denver Health and Hospital Authority Board of Directors. Jones is a senior associate dean for clinical affairs. … Bruce Goldstein, associate professor of planning and design at the University of Colorado Denver, spoke at the World Planning Schools Congress in Perth, Australia, July 4-8. His talk was titled “How Do Networks Learn? A Comparison of Conservation Learning Networks Around the World, With Implications For Network Design and Operation.” While down under, Goldstein conducted fieldwork on the Australian Landcare network, gave a research seminar on learning networks for the Department of Resource Management and Geography, University of Melbourne, and on July 12-14 attended Four Degrees or More: Australia in a Hot World, a conference exploring the unintended consequences of current domestic and international climate policies, and the social, economic and ecological implications of catastrophic global warming for Australia and its region.