Ken Tyler will chair the new Center for NeuroScience (CNS), which will be housed administratively in the Department of Neurology at the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver. Diego Restrepo, professor of cell and developmental biology, will serve as the inaugural CNS Director. The Center will bring together basic scientists and physicians with common interests in the neurosciences with a goal toward enhancing interactions and fostering translational research. Part of the Center’s role will be to educate the community about projects and clinical trials within the medical school. … Robert Schrier, professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, recently discussed his book “Profiles of American Presidents in the Twentieth Century: Merits and Maladies” at the Health Sciences Library. Schrier explores how illnesses may have affected the personalities and therefore the decisions of modern American presidents. Woodrow Wilson, for example, was a heavy smoker whose first stroke occurred at age 40 and influenced his presidency. … Caitlin Green was recently selected as the development director for Theatreworks at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Theatreworks is a professional, regional theater dedicated to creating challenging and innovative productions of classic and contemporary theater for the enjoyment, education and stimulation of the community. Green previously served as director and co-director of the Gallery of Contemporary Art. … Rachel Gibson, program assistant, Office of Disability Services and University Testing at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and Tyson Randall, audiovisual program manager, UCCS University Center, were featured in a video promoting a new CU health and wellness program, Be Colorado. In the video, Gibson and Randall – both wearing UCCS Mountain Lion apparel – extoll the health benefits of exercise and being outdoors. The video is all part of an effort to encourage faculty and staff to actively work to improve their physical, mental and financial health. … Anthony Cordova, director of the Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness, and Community (MOSAIC) at UCCS, will receive the 2011 Freedom Fund Education Award from the NAACP during an Oct. 15 award gala at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Colorado Springs. The award is given to a professor, administrator or university professional who has made significant contributions in promoting excellence, diversity and inclusion in higher education in the Pikes Peak region. … Leila Tolderlund, instructor of landscape architecture at the University of Colorado Denver, recently presented “Green Roof Design and Maintenance in the Semi-Arid West,” a session at the American Public Works Association International Conference in Denver. Tolderlund also co-authored an article, “Green Roofs in the Semi-Arid and Arid West,” in the September issue of the national magazine APWA Reporter. … The fall Issue of Architect Colorado features an article, "Growing Together," about Greensburg Green Neighborhoods, a project that proposes sustainable community housing for Greensburg, Kan., that meets the needs of seniors and non-nuclear families. It was designed by a collaborative University of Colorado Denver team led by Senior Instructor of Architecture Studies Michael Tavel. Other team members include David Kahn, senior instructor of landscape architecture studies, and College of Architecture and Planning graduates Owen Beard, Eric Watson, Daniel Benjamin, and Ida Chou. The project also won a 2010 Colorado AIA Honor Award. … University of Colorado Denver Communication Department Chair Stephen Hartnett in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has been honored with a Golden Anniversary Monograph Award from the National Communication Association (NCA). The award is for Hartnett’s work: “Communication, Social Justice, and Joyful Commitment” (Western Journal of Communication, Vol. 74, No. 1, January–February 2010, pp. 68–93). The award timing coincides with the NCA’s 50th anniversary. NCA’s mission advances communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific and aesthetic inquiry.