The University of Colorado at Denver's Peter Park, associate professor of planning and manager of the Community Planning and Development Department for the City and County of Denver, worked many years on a new zoning code for Denver that has finally been adopted. The Denver City Council recently approved an overhaul of the city's zoning laws, making the first comprehensive change to the city's land-use rules since 1956. The new rules would steer growth and density to areas near transit corridors and support existing development patterns in long-established neighborhoods.
... Paul Jedlicka, M.D., Ph.D., in the molecular oncology program at the School of Medicine/The Children's Hospital, received a two-year, $80,000 Young Investigator Award from the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer to continue work on microRNAs identified by his laboratory that may suppress Ewing's sarcoma tumors.
... David Liban, assistant professor of theater, film and video production at theUniversity of Colorado Denver College of Arts and Media, won a Heartland Emmy Award on July 18. The Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Liban the honor in the documentary-cultural category for his original documentary on death and dying,Mortal Lessons. Liban produced, directed and edited the documentary.