Dropping names …

Hill

Hill

McCaslin

McCaslin

Linas

Linas

Messersmith

Messersmith

Coussons-Read

Coussons-Read

Furness

Furness

Kacenga

Kacenga

Parker

Parker

James O. Hill, executive director for the Colorado Center for Health and Wellness at the University of Colorado, professor of pediatrics and medicine at the School of Medicine, and director of the Center for Human Nutrition and the Colorado Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), has been named to the Science Advisory Board of Curves International Inc., the largest weight loss and fitness club chain in the world for women. The Science Advisory Board will work to educate consumers about the growing body of emerging research highlighting the health benefits associated with the principles behind the Curves fitness and nutrition program. The board also will also oversee science research on women’s fitness and nutrition that is being conducted by Texas A&M exercise physiologists. … Nikki McCaslin, an Auraria Librarian and senior instructor, offers a personal perspective through her writing in the recent book “Adoption and Mothering.” An adoptee herself and the mother of three adopted children, McCaslin co-authored a chapter, “Law and Language: Adversarial Culture in Adoption and Mothering,” with Richard Uhrlaub. The book was edited by Dr. Francis Latchford, York University. … Michael Brohman, an instructor at the CU Denver College of Arts and Media, has won the first place award at the Arts on the Streets event in Colorado Springs now on display in downtown Colorado Springs. Brohman’s bronze “Places” was described by juror, Blake Milteer: “This is American classicism. Brohman places the American Western icons of cattle and windmill atop columns, which are standards of Greco-Roman classicism. The tops of the capitals on these columns echo the flatness of the plains, while the space around them draws our attention to the expanse of the Western American landscape in which we live.” The award comes with a $15,000 cash prize. … Stuart Linas and Wells Messersmith, faculty at the CU School of Medicine, have been named to the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Linas, the Rocky Mountain Endowed Chair for Renal Research and professor of medicine, is treasurer of the group. Messersmith, an associate professor and deputy head of the Division of Medical Oncology, was named to the ABIM’s subspecialty board and a test committee member in oncology. … Bernard Amadei, the Mortenson Chair in Global Engineering at CU-Boulder, has been elected to the National Academy of Construction. The academy is an independent organization made up of industry leaders whose present or past professional career over a period of years demonstrates outstanding contributions to the effectiveness of the engineering and construction industry. Amadei joins a group of 25 new members elected in 2013. … Mary Coussons-Read, provost and professor in the Department of Psychology at UCCS, recently was elected to the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, the honorary senior scientist society for those whose research interfaces with behavior and medicine. Election to the society is reserved for those with nationally and internationally recognized behavioral medicine research. Coussons-Read’s election took place at the ABMR annual meeting June 26-29 in Monterey, Calif. … Work by Melissa Furness, an assistant professor of art, painting and drawing at CU Denver’s College of Arts, was highlighted, among work by other artists in July’s edition of 5280 magazine. The article noted pieces on display at Denver’s Plus Gallery, 2501 Larimer.  A solo show of new work by Furness is scheduled for Plus Gallery in January. … George F. Kacenga, director of International Enrollment Management at the University of Colorado Denver and Genny M. Parker, senior coordinator International Recruitment and Admissions, both from the Office of International Affairs (OIA) at the University of Colorado Denver, participated in the Fourth annual EducationUSA Forum in Washington, D.C., on June 26-28. “The U.S. is the premiere study destination for international students,” Kacenga said. “There is a growing interest in the degree programs offered by CU Denver, as well as in the curriculum offered by the university’s ESL (English as a Second Language) Academy.”

 

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