Bernard Amadei, professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder and faculty director of the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities, recently was awarded an honorary degree from Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y. Amadei is founding president of Engineers Without Borders-USA and co-founder of Engineers Without Borders-International. He was honored for his "remarkable vision and his pioneering approach to educating globally responsible engineers for the future and his passionate commitment to sustainability and steadfast belief in the use of technology to improve and serve humanity; and for his scholarly achievements in the fields of rock mechanics and engineering geology." ... Dana Dabelea, associate professor and assistant dean of the Colorado School of Public Health, recently was profiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Dabelea is one of six national principal investigators of the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study, and also serves as the study's national Co-Chair. The report highlights Dabelea's commitment to gaining new insights into childhood diabetes and the ways in which she translates the SEARCH infrastructure into the study of heart disease among children diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. ... Andrea Herrera, professor in the department of women's and ethnic studies at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, recently received a certificate of appreciation from the Colorado Latino Forum in recognition of her contributions to Latino communities in the area of education.
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