CLAS Deans' Notes News | February 27, 2014
- A Roundup of Calls for Proposals
Staff Service Excellence Award: University of Colorado Staff Council (UCSC) is soliciting nominations of classified and university staff employees for the annual Service Excellence Award. The Service Excellence Award is presented to one qualified individual from each campus and system administration, and includes a $1,000 cash award. Please visit the UCSC Service Excellence Award web page for more information regarding the award criteria and nomination process. Applications are due February 28, 2014, and for more information you can contact JáNet Hurt.
Center for Faculty Development (CFD) Faculty Development Grant: promotes greater impact towards a faculty member’s career by supporting the enhanced quality of their teaching and/or research/creative work. Submit proposals (with completed cover sheet) in person to the Center for Faculty Development (LSC 320), or electronically to email@example.com by 8:00 a.m. on or before March 3, 2014. More information and application materials can be found here.
CLAS Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Fund ... Read More »
- Non-Tenure Track Faculty Professional Development Grants Announced
UCDALI, the University of Colorado Denver Association of Lecturers and Instructors, is pleased to announce the recipients of the first CLAS Non-Tenure Track Faculty Professional Development grants:
Margaret Woodhull (Master of Humanities Program) will present her paper “Architecture and Female Agency in Post–Augustan Rome: Agrippina the Younger’s Temple for Divine Claudius and the Demise of Imperial Women Building Rome” at the international conference: “Commemorating Augustus,” University of Leeds, England.
Margaret Bruehl (Department of Chemistry) will participate in workshops and present two of her own papers from her project “Enhancing General Chemistry Pedagogy through Active Collaborations” at the 2014 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education.
Patrick Shaou-Whea Dodge (Department of Communication, ICB) presented "Contesting the Facade of Harmony Through Art and the Internet in China" at the annual convention of the Western States Communication Association “Dilemmas & Opportunities of U.S.-China Communication in an Age of Globalization.”
Marta K. Maroń (Department of Chemistry) will engage in curriculum development to improve chemistry students’ technical writing skills with her project “A progressive approach to improving undergraduate science writing through laboratory ... Read More »
- Psychology Open House for New Psychological Services Center a Success
The Psychological Services Center (PSC), a service of the Clinical Health Psychology (CHP) PhD program and the Department of Psychology, moved into their newly renovated space in North Classroom 4036 on Monday February 24. The move of the PSC to its new home on the 4th floor tremendously enhances the CHP program’s capacity to train first class clinicians and provide much needed, low-cost psychological services to the people of Denver. The new space is also a visible representation of the key support provided to the program by the university and college, an important consideration in the program’s bid for accreditation by the American Psychological Association (the accreditation site visit will occur March 13 and 14).
- French Program Updates
The Department of Modern Languages is happy to announce a new format for elementary level French language courses beginning fall semester 2014. We are replacing the 5 credit beginning French I & II (that meets twice weekly for a grueling 2 hours and 15 minutes) with 4 credit, hybrid courses. Successful completion of the new courses will fulfill the 2 semester CLAS foreign language requirement. FREN 1001 and 1002 (French Language 1 and 2) will meet twice weekly for 1 hour and 20 minutes and will require 50 additional minutes of online work per week. The new format will not only make it easier for students to fit a language into their schedules but will also allow them to continue to benefit from in-class interaction essential for the development of solid second language skills while at the same time taking advantage of excellent online activities that fit so well into their learning style.
For questions and further information please contact Diane Dansereau, Director of the French Program, at Diane.Dansereau@ucdenver.edu.
- Philosophy Event Takes Humans to Court
On February 20, the Philosophy Department, with the support of the Office of Student Life, the Philosophy Club, and Auraria Students for the Humane Treatment of Animals, hosted a talk by Professors Katharine Loevy (Pacific University) and Richard McGregor (Vanderbilt University) on the 10th century Islamic text The Case of the Animals versus Man before the King of the Jinn. The seemingly simple premise of the story is that the animals charge the humans with unjust enslavement. While projecting drawings from the text, Professors McGregor and Loevy showed the rich philosophical implications of this text for comparative religion, animal ethics, and our contemporary understanding of the history of Islam. Information about future philosophy department events can be found here.