Rick VanDeWeghe, professor of English at the University of Colorado Denver, is spotlighted for his book "Engaged Learning" on the National Writing Project's website; he also is featured in an accompanying video. ... The NWP has created a series of one-minute videos in which NWP-related authors discuss their books on teaching or on writing. ... Min S. Wang, a chemistry postdoctoral research associate, received a $90,772 postdoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association. Her research grant is titled "The role of nanoscale membrane structure in CRP binding, isoform conversion, and complement activation." This grant will fund her research on C-reactive protein interactions with apoptotic cell surfaces in Assistant Professor Scott Reed's laboratory in the department of chemistry at UC Denver. ... Christopher Schooler, lecturer in landscape architecture at UC Denver, recently gave a presentation at the University of Oregon on "Learning Landscapes: Design Process Through Civic Engagement." The lecture was a direct response to University of Oregon's design studio that is researching the viability of a schoolyard renovation project in the city of Eugene. ... UC Denver Professor J.J. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., immunology and medicine, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by his alma mater, McGill University in Montreal. The founder of the CU Mini Med School, Cohen has helped many other universities, including McGill, start similar programs. The university praised him as "a renowned researcher and educator." ... Meredith Lopez and Marlinda Hines, UC Denver School of Education and Human Development academic advisers and graduates of the counseling master's program, earlier in the year became trainers for theMentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program. The leadership training program motivates student leaders to play a central role in solving problems that historically have been considered "women's issues," such as rape, battering and sexual harassment. This new tri-institutional program for UC Denver, Community College of Denver and Metro State College was provided a federal grant through the Phoenix Center at Auraria to inform at least 750 students campus-wide about the issues of gender violence and the bystander approach to prevention for undergraduates and graduate students. ... Joern Langhorst, assistant professor of landscape architecture at UC Denver, published a paper – "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: On the Dialectics of Landscape and Representation" – in the 2009-2010 edition of Representation: Journal of the Design Communication Association, a peer-reviewed international journal addressing issues around media, representation and critical thinking in the design and planning fields. The paper, according to the reviewers, "provides a much needed critical discussion of the actual abilities of new media to represent important qualities within the spatial design and planning fields, and offers a counterpoint to the rampant uncritical application of new technologies." For a digital copy of the paper, e-mail him atJoern.email@example.com. ... Jeremy Németh, assistant professor of planning and design and director of the master of urban design program at UC Denver, recently contributed to the book "Quality of Life Community Indicators for Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management" (Springer Press), co-edited by Megha Budruk and Rhonda Phillips. He teamed with Cornell University's Stephan Schmidt on the chapter "Publicly Accessible Space and Quality of Life: A Tool for Measuring the Openness of Urban Spaces." The article is available here or in the planning publication binder located at the CAP front desk in the UC Denver Building.
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