A mini-refrigerator sits under Danny Rankin’s desk at the ATLAS Institute, which in itself isn’t a novel idea. This little cooler, however, is special: It has been modified to be a vending machine that dispenses and delivers a canned beverage through a system of vacuum tubes that wind up through the ceiling and down to the desktop.
For Brenda Allen, professional and personal growth does not stop at just one juncture. Just take a peek at her career: She started as an assistant professor beginning her research, assumed various administrative roles, then helped to build sustainable initiatives as vice chancellor of diversity and inclusion for CU Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus.
Darrell Stevens, Office of Advancement, is the recipient of the President’s Employee of the Year Award. He received the recognition and appreciation of exceptional job performance, which includes a $1,000 award, during a Tuesday ceremony presented by System Staff Council at 1800 Grant St.
In 2008, after Matthew Hallowell received his Ph.D. in civil engineering from Oregon State University, he received multiple hiring offers. He ultimately chose a position with the University of Colorado Boulder‘s Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering (CEAE) “because of the collegiality and reputation of the program, the quality of the students and the work-life balance that can be attained in Boulder.” And then there was the matter of the mountains. He’s a hiker and mountain biker. (When he gets close to an ocean, he’s also a surfer.)
The University of Colorado has introduced five newly designated Distinguished Professors, the highest honor awarded to faculty across the CU system’s four campuses.