Christopher N. Bowman, professor and Patten Endowed Chair in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, was presented with the Professional Progress Award for Outstanding Progress in Chemical Engineering during the annual meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) on Oct. 17 in Minneapolis. Awards were presented to 14 leaders and innovators in chemical engineering. Bowman’s research focuses on the investigation of the formation, structure and properties of cross-linked polymeric materials. … Todd Kingdom, M.D., professor of otolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been named president-elect of the American Rhinologic Society after serving three years on the board of directors for the world’s largest rhinology society. … Robert von Dassanowsky, professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures and Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, recently co-edited “The Nameable and the Unnameable: Hofmannsthal’s ‘Der Schwierige’ Revisited,” published by Iudicium, Munich. The collection presents an interdisciplinary re-evaluation of Austrian author Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s key existentialist play on the effect of World War I on a group of aristocrats as well as the author’s contribution to literary modernity. Other editors included Martin Liebscher, University of London; and Christophe Fricker, Duke University. … Mitch Handelsman, professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Colorado Denver, co-authored an article, “Nonrational processes in ethical decision making,” in the October 2011 issue of The American Psychologist, the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association (APA). He also is an associate editor of the recently released APA Handbook of Ethics in Psychology.