News briefs

By Staff

Donors, alumni receive video "thank you"
Short videos were e-mailed to about 150,000 alumni and parents last month to say "thank you" for supporting the University of Colorado and to show the positive impact that donations have on students and faculty. The CU Foundation produced and e-mailed the videos — featuring the theme "Why Are Students Thankful?" — the week of Nov. 16. To view the videos, tailored for individual campuses, follow these links: Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs.

CU Book Store sets open house, sale

Decorate sugar cookies, take pictures with Santa, and receive 20 percent off most purchases at the CU Book Store open house from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. Live entertainment and refreshments also will be available at the 12th annual event. Donate a personal hygiene item and receive $75 off a new Mac purchase. For more information, visit:

Hazel Barnes Prize nominations to be accepted in January

Nominations for the Hazel Barnes Prize, the largest and most prestigious faculty award funded by the University of Colorado at Boulder, will be accepted beginning January 2010. Past recipients of the $20,000 honor are regionally and nationally recognized, tenured faculty members who not only are outstanding educators but also have distinguished records in research and scholarship.

Additional information about the Hazel Barnes Prize and the nomination process is at or contact Scott Bocim at 303-492-0318,

Nominate Boulder faculty for excellence awards

Up to 12 awards of $3,000 each will be given to Boulder faculty members in the spring of 2010 to honor excellence. The awards, announced by the Boulder Faculty Assembly, will be presented in the categories of teaching; service; and research, scholarly and creative work. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 5. Award details and nomination instructions are at or contact Maureen Ryan at or 303-492-6271.