The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year grant of $749,930 to the University of Colorado Denver. The grant will support the project “RCN - SEES: Sustainable Cities - People and the Energy-Climate-Water Nexus,” under the direction of College of Engineering Professor Anu Ramaswami and a team of colleagues from other institutions including Lawrence A. Baker, Lawrence C. Bank, Marian Chertow and Patricia Romero-Lankao. … In the CU Denver School of Education and Human Development, faculty members Kara Mitchell, Cindy Gutierrez, Jackie Leonard and Honorine Nocon recently were awarded a five-year National Professional Development grant from the Office of English Language Acquisition in Washington, D.C. Their work will focus on improving teacher preparation to work with multilingual learners. … Pavel G. Kozhevnikov, instructor at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Department of Languages and Cultures, recently participated in the Pushkin Reading in Bernovo, Russia. He read from his book of short stories and poems before an audience of Russian poets, short story writers, and novelists.