University of Colorado at Colorado Springs patrol officers Mike Bianco and Larry Darnall will receive commendations from the Colorado Springs Police Department for their role in catching two suspects in an attempted robbery of a local convenience store. The officers' quick reaction led to the arrest of two UCCS students who were charged in the May 11 incident at a Fillmore Avenue store. Colorado Springs Police Chief Richard Myers talked about the cooperation between UCCS and Colorado Springs Police in an interview with KRDO radio.
... Sharon Araji, interim chair in the department of sociology at the University of Colorado Denver, contributed a chapter in the recently published "Domestic Violence, Abuse and Child Custody: Legal Strategies and Policy Issues." She and more than 30 others contributed to the resource for advocates.
... Students at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have selected Philip Boyer,M.D., Ph.D., as this year's Outstanding Basic Science Teacher and Leigh Anne Bakel,M.D., as Outstanding Clinical Teacher.
... Assistant professor Erika Randall's new film "Leading Ladies" has won the Showcase Award at the Sonoma International Film Fesitval. It's the first project from Randall (writer, director, co-producer, choreographer) along with Daniel Beahm (producer/director). A choreographer, performer and professor in the department of theater and dance at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Randall co-wrote the screenplay with her friend Jennifer Bechtel. View the trailer here.
... Rennie Harris,guest artist in residence in the University of Colorado department of theater and dance, and the founder and artistic director of Rennie Harris Pure movement, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2010. Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise. The Guggenheim Fellowship will allow Harris to further document the historical content of urban dance, highlight and articulate the voice of youth culture, and challenge the possibilities of hip-hop dance theater.
... Terry Lee has been named the assistant vice president for risk management at CU system administration. Lee has served in the position in an interim role for the past four months. The mission of University Risk Management is to reduce and mitigate the potential for loss to the university. It also promotes an environment in which each member of the university community is responsible for protecting and enhancing the reputation and assets of the university.