Geri DiPalma, coordinator in the University of Colorado Denver School of Education and Human Development, has been promoted to assistant director of Early Intervention Projects at the PAR2A Center. DiPalma will oversee the center's new funded paraprofessional grant as well as the statewide contract training and supervision of paraprofessionals in early intervention services. She also will share overall leadership and administrative responsibilities with the center's executive director.
... Shelley Zion, executive director of the Center for Continued/Professional Education at UC-Denver, recently was invited to serve on the National Association for Multicultural Educators Communications/Outreach Committee for 2011-12. The committee is responsible for coordinating use of electronic media for connecting and engaging members of the association, as well as connecting the association with relevant external constituencies.
... UC-Denver College of Engineering and Applied Science Professor Anu Ramaswami recently chaired the National Science Foundation-sponsored "Joint U.S.-China Workshop - Pathways Toward Low Carbon Cities: Quantifying Baselines and Interventions" at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Atmospheric chemists, infrastructure modelers, engineers, industrial ecologists, planners, policymakers and social scientists met to discuss and explore methods, tools and frameworks to address the challenges in achieving low-carbon cities of the future. Other UC-Denver faculty who participated include Assistant Professor Jason Ren(College of Engineering and Applied Science) and Assistant Professor Chris Weible(School of Public Affairs).
... Janice Gould, assistant professor in women's and ethnic studies at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, will soon publish "Doubters and Dreamers," a collection of poetry. Feb. 24 is the scheduled release date, according to the book's publisher, the University of Arizona Press.
... Kevin J. Krizek, associate professor of Planning and Design at UC-Denver, co-director of the Active Communities/Transportation (ACT) Research Group and director of the Ph.D. program in design and planning, was co-principal investigator on the research team that produced "Measuring Walking and Cycling Using the PABS (Pedestrian and Bicycling Survey) Approach: A Low-Cost Survey Method for Local Communities," a report issued last month by the Mineta Transportation Institute. The research developed a low-budget survey method and related sampling strategy for communities to easily, affordably and reliably document the amount of local walking and cycling happening among their residents.
... Willard D. "Wick" Rowland, Jr., president and CEO of Colorado Public Television, dean and professor emeritus of the University of Colorado Boulder School of Journalism and Mass Communication, recently was named 2010 Television Person of the Year by The Denver Post.