Jimmy Kim, associate professor in civil engineering at the CU Denver, has been invited by the American Composite Manufactures Association (ACMA) to deliver a lecture at the upcoming ACMA specialty conference (Corrosion, Mining, and Infrastructure) May 15-16 at the Denver Tech Center. His presentation will focus on his recent research findings regarding advanced composite materials for infrastructure applications with emphasis on carbon fiber reinforced polymers for structural rehabilitation. … Tomas Berl, professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, has received the National Kidney Foundation’s David M. Hume Award, the highest honor the group bestows on scientist-clinicians in the field of kidney and urologic diseases. The foundation annually bestows the award upon an individual who exemplifies the high ideals of scholarship and humanitarianism in an outstanding manner. … Kelley Capocelli, assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and medical director of Transfusion Medicine Services at Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHC), has received the 2013 Century Award, which recognizes CHC staff, five or fewer years out of training, for showing leadership and initiative. Kelley collaborated with clinical service leaders to establish and enforce specific blood transfusion parameters, resulting in improvements to patient health and safety and cost savings. Kelley will receive her award today at the Annual Medical Staff Dinner at the Denver Marriott City Center. … Faculty Representative Assembly officers and members for the University of Colorado Colorado Springs were announced April 2. Those elected to 2013-2014 positions are: President-Elect, Michele Companion, associate professor, Department of Sociology; secretary, Monique Dooley, associate professor, College of Business; Faculty Council Representative, Julaine Field, associate professor, College of Education; College of Business representatives, Peggy Beranek, associate professor, and Morgan Shepherd, professor; College of Education. Barbara Frye, associate professor, and Monica Yoo, assistant professor; College of Engineering and Applied Science, Pam Carter, senior instructor, and Rebecca Webb, assistant professor; College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, Valerie Brodar, associate professor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Suzanne Cook, senior instructor in the Department of Languages and Culture, Lisa Hines, assistant professor in the Department of Biology, Paddington Hodza and Curt Holder, assistant professors in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Roger Martinez, assistant professor in the Department of History, and Sonja Tanner, assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy; Kraemer Family Library, Norah Mazel, instructor; Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Vicki Brownrigg, assistant professor, and Craig Elder, instructor; and School of Public Affairs, Anna Kosloski, assistant professor. … Two new staff members joined UCCS in March: Frederick Thomas, shipping and receiving supervisor, Bookstore; and Samuel Hausman, police officer, Department of Public Safety.