The University of Colorado Denver Staff Council Employee of the Month for March 2010 is Petrina Morgan. Besides excelling in her job as program assistant in the department of mechanical engineering and College of Engineering human resources manager, Morgan took on college finance responsibilities after the recent departure of a college finance staff member. Morgan quickly and efficiently learned finance policies and procedures. ... Phil Strain, professor in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver, has been asked by the Institute for Education Sciences to lead a group of senior scholars in developing a comprehensive review of evidence-based practices for children with autism. The final products will become part of the What Works Clearinghouse series on educational practices that meet the highest levels of scientific evidence. ... The Colorado Chapter of the American College of Physicians recently honored two University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty. Robert Anderson, chair of the department of medicine, received the Laureate Award — the chapter's highest honor for an internist. Christine Gilroy, associate professor of medicine and medical director of the Urban Peak Center for troubled and homeless adolescents, received the Volunteerism Award for her contributions to the community. ...Michael Jenson, associate professor of architecture at the University of Colorado Denver, has been chosen a fellow for the 2010-2011 Center for Humanities and the Arts Seminar at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The theme for the interdisciplinary seminar is "China." As a fellow, Jenson will attend monthly work-in-progress sessions and lecture series events, and present a piece of his work at a colloquium in Spring 2011.
... Kevin J. Krizek, associate professor of planning and design at UC Denver, director of the Active Communities/Transportation (ACT) Research Group and director of the Ph.D. program in design and planning, is the lead author of "Is There a Role for Evidence-Based Practice in Urban Planning and Policy?" published by Planning Theory and Practice, Vol. 10, No. 4 (December), 459-478. The article seeks to respond to the question: Can the craft of planning take advantage of a growing body of planning-relevant research?