Sandra Reno, associate director for international programs, Office of International Affairs at UCCS, recently completed the 2013 National Association of Foreign Student Advisers Academy for International Education. The yearlong program is designed to help participants gain a thorough understanding of international education through a series of structured training events, personalized learning goals, professional networking opportunities, and support. … Matthew C. Mariner, assistant professor at CU Denver and head of Special Collections and Digital Initiatives at the Auraria Library, has a new book out. “Managing Digital Audiovisual Resources: A Practical Guide for Librarians” is the latest in The Practical Guides for Librarians series from Rowman & Littlefield. Mariner’s book opens with a look at managing digital audiovisual resources and following chapters offer advice on evaluating, planning and promotion of such materials. The book is available in paperback through Amazon. Colleague Sommer Browning’s new book of poetry, “Backup Singers,” has just been published by Birds, LLC. An assistant professor and head of Electronic Access and Discovery Services at the Auraria Library, Browning’s first book “Either Way I'm Celebrating” came out in 2001. “The Whistler,” a poem from Browning's new book, can be found at The Academy of American Poets website. According to the publisher, “Browning follows up her sold out debut, ‘Either Way I'm Celebrating,’ with an even rawer and starker, and again darkly humorous navigation of friendship, marriage, and motherhood. The result is a more overtly political assessment of the absurd deficit between what we're confronted with and what we're equipped with to deal with those confrontations: 'It's a girl, / and the wires she needs // open her hands / before they're fists.'" … Eight faculty or staff members joined UCCS in March. They are: Suzanne Billot, business and human resource services professional, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences; Nicole Blakesley, staff clinician, Counseling and Career Development; Johnny De La Cruz, laboratory coordinator, Department of Biology; Dionisia DeLaCerda, professional research assistant, Center for Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Education; Karlene Hansen, assistant director of counseling, Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment; Mark Hayes, director, Dining and Food Service; Rachel Schlueter, help desk professional, Information Technology Computing Services; and Katherine Tirado, conference service marketing and event assistant, University Center.