Alex Soifer, professor of interdepartmental studies at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, presented "A Proof from the Book: A Lower Bound of the Polychromatic Number of the Plane" at the 42nd Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Computing at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, on March 10. ... An article by Maria Araceli Ruiz-Primo, professor at the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver, has been published in the March edition of Science magazine. The article is titled "Impact of Undergraduate Science Course Innovations on Learning." ...Maria Elena Buszek of the College of Arts and Media at the University of Colorado Denver, has been chosen chair of the College Art Association Committee on Women in the Arts. The committee promotes the scholarly study and recognition of contributions by women to the visual arts, advocates feminist scholarship and activism in art, develops partnerships with organizations with compatible missions, monitors the status of women in the visual-arts professions and researches and provides historic and current resources on feminist issues. ... An abstract by Neera Tewari-Singh, a research associate at the department of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Colorado Denver, recently was selected to receive the Dermal Toxicology Specialty Section Stratacor Award at the Society of Toxicology Meeting on March 6-10 in Washington, D.C. The abstract is titled "Therapeutic efficacy of catalytic antioxidant AEOL 10150 in attenuating sulfur mustard analog 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide induced skin injury." ... Susan
Connors, School of Education and Human Development Evaluation Center at the University of Colorado Denver, has had a joint-article published with J.K. Magilvy – "Assessing vital signs: Applying two participatory evaluation frameworks to the evaluation of a college of nursing" in Evaluation and Program Planning, 34, 79-86. ... Sonja Foss, professor of communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver, is participating in a roundtable at the Gender Studies Symposium in Portland, Ore., titled "Integrating Multiplicity into the Teaching of Gender." ... Brian Gerber, associate professor in the University of Colorado Denver's School of Public Affairs, has been chosen to be a member of the Board of Environmental Health of Denver's Department of Environment Health. "(Dr. Gerber) continues the long and rich connection the board and our department has with the University of Colorado Denver," said Nancy Severson, manager of the Department of Environmental Health. Gerber also serves as executive director of the Buechner Institute for Governance.