Purdue University's College of Liberal Arts honored University of Colorado Boulder's Michael L. Radelet, along with three other distinguished alumni, during an annual awards banquet April 8. Radelet is a professor in the department of sociology who specializes in studies on capital punishment, particularly that of erroneous convictions, racial bias, public opinion and medical involvement. ... Ken Andrews, instructor of architecture at the University of Colorado Denver and Partner/Architect at Arch 11 Inc., Boulder, was honored as the Young Architect of the Year and Instructor of the Year at the American Institute of Architects Colorado (AIA Colorado) awards gala April 8. ... Laurel Dodds, director of initiatives and continuing and professional education at the University of Colorado Denver, was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Outreach and Engagement Community of Practice of University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) during the association's annual conference April 5-9 in Toronto. ... Laurel Hartley, assistant professor of integrative biology at the University of Colorado Denver, presented a paper at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching in Orlando, Fla. The paper, "Pathways to Ecological Literacy: Developing a Biodiversity Learning Progression," pertained to her research with students in grades 6-12. ... Stephen John Hartnett, associate professor and chair of the department of communication at the University of Colorado Denver, delivered the annual Grazier Lecture before the department of communication at the University of South Florida. Titled "Prison Stories: Communication, Social Justice, and Education as Empowerment," Hartnett read poems, showed artistic slides and spoke about teaching in prisons as a means of countering mass incarceration. ... University of Colorado Denver's Charles Musiba, assistant professor of anthropology, recently coordinated excavation work at the Laetoli hominid footprint site in Tanzania. As co-founder of the Tanzania Field School, he led the re-excavation process with a team of invited workers of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. A museum is planned on the site to preserve the footprints. ... Alison Lakin has been chosen interim director of regulatory compliance at the University of Colorado Denver. Lakin has been at the institution for a number of years working with COMIRB, COI, Human Subjects, InfoEd and other important compliance areas. Lakin will continue to guide COMIRB with Warren Cappell; Lakin will step in for Angela Wishon, who will leave the university May 1.