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Meeks

Meeks talks government relations, legislative involvement

As a young intern working in the Colorado General Assembly, Jia Meeks (first name pronounced “jaw”) had a crash course on how bills are drafted, passed and signed into law. Later, as a professional...
Zak named assistant vice chancellor of safety

Zak named assistant vice chancellor of safety

University of Colorado Boulder Police Chief Melissa Zak, who for the past three years has helped lead the campus through crises and high-profile events such as floods, a presidential debate and...
Burns

Burns named to NASA transition team for new administration

Burns, a professor in the Department of Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences, has longstanding ties with NASA. He served on the NASA Advisory Council from 2008-10, including a stint as chair of the...
Chen

Chen appointed to Colorado State Advisory Committee

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights appointed CU Boulder Associate Professor of Law Ming Hsu Chen to its 14-person Colorado State Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Ramirez-Aguilar

Ramirez-Aguilar wins lab sustainability award

Kathryn Ramirez-Aguilar, founder and program manager of the CU Green Labs Program with Facilities Management and the Environmental Center, was presented with the Go Beyond Award for individual...
Donaldson

Donaldson helps bring science to the screen

From artificial intelligence to killer viruses to the vacuum of space, science has long been an inspiration for film and television. But what do screenwriters do when they need help translating a...
Mason to retire

Mason to retire

He has walked the halls of the College of Music for more than 20 years, shaping the singing careers of countless men and women and enriching the lives of faculty, staff and student colleagues. Now,...
Matusik named interim business school dean

Matusik named interim business school dean

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the appointment of Sharon F. Matusik as the interim dean of the Leeds School of Business.
Von Bleichert named manager of Facilities Management sustainability and resiliency

Von Bleichert named manager of Facilities Management sustainability and resiliency

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Facilities Management Dave Danielson announced today that Ed von Bleichert has been named Facilities Management sustainability and resiliency program manager, effective...
Koutsis, Lavens, McDuffie receive Employee of the Year Awards

Koutsis, Lavens, McDuffie receive Employee of the Year Awards

The annual Chancellor’s Employee of the Year Award is presented to University of Colorado Boulder staff in recognition of and appreciation for exceptional job performance and remarkable contributions...
Moses awarded 2016 Hazel Barnes Prize

Moses awarded 2016 Hazel Barnes Prize

Michele Moses, associate dean for graduate studies in the School of Education, has been awarded the 2016 Hazel Barnes Prize, the most distinguished award a faculty member can receive from the...
Hough develops new way to look at cellular shapeshifter

Hough develops new way to look at cellular shapeshifter

Tubulin, a protein found in your cells, quietly lends itself to many life processes. It sorts itself into long chains, forming tubes that provide scaffolding for living cells. A versatile...
Korevaar, Veblen

Korevaar, Veblen named 2016 Distinguished Research Lecturers

Thomas T. Veblen of the Geography Department and David Korevaar of the College of Music have been selected as recipients of the 2016 Distinguished Research Lectureship, which is among the highest...
Atkins

Atkins named campus Bursar

The University of Colorado Boulder named Gregory Atkins as director of the Bursar’s Office, effective Oct. 10. Atkins comes to CU Boulder from the University of Louisville, where he served as bursar...
Kralj wins Innovator Award

Kralj wins Innovator Award

Electric voltage powers life: Our brains use electrical transients to process every thought and every heartbeat arises from voltage changes in heart cells.
Meltser of CU Denver keeps time for CU Buffs

Meltser of CU Denver keeps time for CU Buffs

For most fans, the play clock and referees are just cogs in a football game. What really matters are crunching tackles at the line of scrimmage, spiraling passes down the field, and, most of all,...
Pyrooz wins national criminology award

Pyrooz wins national criminology award

David Pyrooz, assistant professor of sociology at CU Boulder, has won the 2016 Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology.
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In memoriam: Dorothy Cruthers

Dorothy Cruthers, longtime staff member at the CU Boulder Bookstore, died Aug. 11, 2016. She was 86. Born in Kettering, U.K., she moved to the U.S. in the late ’50s. She worked at the CU Bookstore...
Erwin named Chief Human Resources Officer at CU Boulder

Erwin named Chief Human Resources Officer at CU Boulder

At the conclusion of a successful internal search, Senior Vice Chancellor Kelly Fox has today named Katherine Erwin Chief Human Resources Officer for the University of Colorado Boulder.
Motte named college professor of distinction

Motte named college professor of distinction

Warren F. Motte Jr., professor of French and comparative literature at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been named the 2016 Professor of Distinction by the College of Arts and Sciences in...
Nolbert Chavez
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Chavez joins Latin American Education Foundation board

Nolbert D. Chavez recently was unanimously appointed as a new member of the board of directors of the Latin American Education Foundation.
Moore

Moore to give public lectures, teach this fall at CU Boulder

Former longtime Denver Post Editor-in-Chief Greg Moore will join the University of Colorado Boulder for the fall semester as a Hearst Visiting Professor of Professional Practice to teach a seminar at...

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