Mary Rupp, instructor, Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and University Archives/Digital Repository Coordinator, recently passed the certified archivist exam and is now a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists. … Tim Byers, associate dean for public health practice at the Colorado School of Public Health, served as chair of the scientific committee for the Hot Topic Conference “Obesity, Physical Activity and Cancer” in London, April 16-17. The International Association for the Study of Obesity and the World Cancer Research Fund International jointly hosted the conference. The scientific committee is composed of colleagues from the U.S., United Kingdom and Germany. Conference sessions examined links between obesity, physical activity, and cancer incidence and survival. … Paula Hoffman, professor of pharmacology, School of Medicine, will receive the Research Society on Alcoholism’s 2013 Distinguished Researcher Award at the Society’s meeting in Orlando, Fla., in June. The award recognizes a senior researcher who has made outstanding scientific contributions to the alcohol field. The recipient will have demonstrated a sustained long-term commitment to conducting alcohol research and have a substantial record of publication in the field.