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Ann Komara with Charles Birnbaum

Ann Komara with Charles Birnbaum

Thirteen new staff members joined the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in October. They are: Julia Neville, sexual harassment and discrimination officers, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance; Charles Cummings, construction project manager, Facilities Services; Wangyun Chao, international student specialist, Office International Affairs; Nicholas Martinez, accountant, bookstore; Benjamin Cornella, information technology manager, College of Business; Rebecca Ramirez, custodian, Facilities Services; Charles Reddy, custodian, University Center; Mitchell Diaz, custodian, University Center; Philip Brotherton, communication technician, Department of Public Safety; Monica Beltran, administrative assistant, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences; Timothy McDonnell, administrative assistant, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences; Julie McDermott, program assistant, College of Engineering and Applied Science; and Eva Wynhorst, program assistant, College of Engineering and Applied Science. … Amy Brooks-Kayal, a professor of pediatrics, neurology and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, recently was elected the second vice president of the American Epilepsy Society (AES). The organization promotes research and education for professionals dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of epilepsy. This puts her on track to become president of the AES in December 2014. Brooks-Kayal practices at Children’s Hospital Colorado.  …  Ann Komara, University of Colorado Denver associate professor and chair of Landscape Architecture, recently gave a presentation and signed her new book at Van Alen Books, New York City’s Architecture and Design Bookstore. “Lawrence Halprin’s Skyline Park” is the inaugural publication from “Modern Landscapes: Transition and Transformation,” a Princeton Architectural Press series produced with the Cultural Landscape Foundation that focuses on mid-century works that have been demolished or have undergone a significant transformation. “Skyline Park” showcases the acclaimed landscape architect’s urban renewal effort for downtown Denver in the 1970s through new photography, archival drawings and original documentation. Komara was joined at the event by Charles Birnbaum, who is the series editor and president of The Cultural Landscape Foundation. Together they launched the Modern Landscapes series as part of the conversation on the park’s conception, construction and use before its redesign in 2003.