The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) presented its Best of JOGNN Writing Award to Madalynn Neu, assistant professor in the University of Colorado College of Nursing at the Anschutz Medical Campus, for her article "Maternal Holding of Preterm Infants During the Early Weeks After Birth and Dyad Interaction at Six Months." The award was presented June 28 at the AWHONN national convention in Denver. ... Chad Pearson, assistant professor of cell and developmental biology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, has been named one of 22 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Pearson will study the assembly of centrioles, which initiate the growth of the cilia that jut from the surfaces of many different cell types. His work could reveal how even subtle defects in centriole assembly precipitate a broad assortment of human diseases. ... Jeremy Németh, assistant professor of planning and design and director of the master of urban design program at the University of Colorado Denver, was an invited participant at a Harvard University symposium "Hyper-Public: Designing Privacy and Public Space in a Connected World," hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society on June 9-10. ... Brian Barker, assistant professor of English at the University of Colorado Denver, has a newly published book of poems from Southern Illinois University Press. The Black Ocean explores dark moments in history while peering forward to what lies ahead as the world totters in the wake of human complacence. ... David Hildebrand, associate professor of philosophy at CU Denver, gave two international talks recently on Dewey, pragmatism and democracy. The first was at the International conference of Pragma (Italian association of pragmatist scholars) in Rome, hosted by the Universita Di Roma and the Centro Studi Americani. The second presentation was at the Sorbonne in Paris during the conference "Pragmatism, Ethics and the Moral Life," co-hosted by the Sorbonne and by the Ecole Normale Superieur. ... Patrick M. Kreuger, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Colorado Denver, co-authored a study "Education doesn't increase odds that minorities play 'high-status' sports" with fellow sociologist Jarron M. Saint Onge at the University of Houston. The work deals with racial-ethnic and educational links to exercise. ... A. Diann Logan, instructor in the communication department at the University of Colorado Denver, also is an award-winning quilter. She has a piece included at "Quilts at the Capital," which opened June 10, and hangs for most of the summer. Her work is titled "Cicada," which, she notes, "of course, is about how exterior appearances, like the dull brown shell of the bug, don't always tell the whole story." ... Michelle Médal, program assistant in the communication department at the University of Colorado Denver, received the 2011 Zontian of the Year Award from the Zonta Foothills Club of Boulder County. The award recognizes her longstanding service to improve the lives of international women. Médal also has received the 2011 Friend of the Optimist Club Award from the Boulder Evening Optimist Club in recognition of her volunteer service to the organization, which seeks to provide hope and a positive vision for children.