Wade Thomas Cathey Jr., professor emeritus at CU-Boulder, received the 2013 Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize of the Optical Society (OSA). Cathey is being honored for seminal contributions to the field of computational optical imaging and its commercial application. … Rhonda Truesdale, a human resources and finance manager for the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus Police Department, was one of six people recently named Living Portraits of African American Women for 2013 by the Denver section of the National Council of Negro Women. Truesdale, a Denver native, and her husband, Kris, who also works for CU, are co-directors of the youth ministry at True Light Baptist Church, where she also leads the Wednesday Night Youth Bible Study Group. … Dom Bailey, assistant professor of philosophy at CU-Boulder, has been awarded a prestigious Loeb Classical Library Fellowship from Harvard University, which will allow him to pursue his research in classical Greek philosophy for one year, free of other duties. … Newly elected System Staff Council (SSC) representatives for fiscal year 2013-14 are: Leo Balaban, Office of Information Security (re-elected); Stephanie Ball, Risk Management; Jamie Joyce, University Counsel; Nancy Sicalides-Tucker, Employee Services (re-elected); Tony Tolin, Procurement Service Center; and Amanda Ulrey, University Relations. These employees will join the continuing council representatives to advocate for system administration staff. Continuing council members are: Judy Anderson, University Counsel; Darren Chavez, Academic Affairs; Jim Dages, Employee Services; Lexie Kelly, Office of Treasurer; Debbie Martin, Internal Audit; David Pierce, Office of the University Controller; David Poticha, Technology Transfer; Tricia Strating, Employee and Information Services; and Lisa Vallad, Office of the University Controller. … Clark Thenhaus, lecturer in architecture at CU Denver and director of Endemic, has had his project “The Canteen Farm House” published in “Future Arquitecturas” international edition magazine 37/38. The Canteen Farm House won first place in the Single Family Category of the 2011 D3 Housing of Tomorrow Competition. According to endemicarchitecture.com, it is “designed to collect, store, and distribute storm water in an elastic, expandable exterior skin for agrarian irrigation, the capacity of the house to perform like a cactus or a canteen integrates the farm house with the operations of the farm.” … Michael Hinke, lecturer in planning and in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, and coordinator of the Facility for Advanced Spatial Technology/FAST at CU Denver, along with colleague Rafael Moreno, associate professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, presented the keynote lecture on the use of free and open source software for the creation of web-based geospatially enabled decision-support tools for natural resources management at the 30th Anniversary of the School of Forestry at the Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango in Durango, Mexico, on March 22. … A feature documentary co-produced by Robert Von Dassanowsky, professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures and Department of Visual and Performing Arts at UCCS, will be shown April 27 as part of the Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival. “Felix Austria!” is a 76-minute documentary that von Dassanowsky produced with Christine Beebe, Los Angeles. The film depicts California-based designer Felix Pfeifle as he travels across the U.S. and Europe on a quest for the realization of dreams and identities. For more information, or to see a movie trailer, visit http://www.hotdocs.ca/film/title/felix_austria … Marsha Anderson, associate professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine, has been selected as a fellow in the 2013-2014 class of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program. Anderson joins a distinguished list of 16 other CU ELAM Fellows. ELAM is the only in-depth national program dedicated to preparing senior women faculty at schools of medicine, dentistry, and public health for institutional leadership roles. … Gregory Walker, professor of music and entertain industry studies at CU Denver, will give the world-premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker's “Bleu” for solo violin at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., playing a new computer-scanned “Betts” Stradivarius copy, known as the “Oberlin Betts,” on Saturday. “Electric Vivaldi: Global Solstice,” a Centaur Records compact disc of Walker's symphonic electric guitar music co-produced by Associate Professor Leslie Gaston, is scheduled for release next month.