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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni and programs, exemplified in spotlights from the CLAS Deans' Notes, a bi-weekly e-newsletter. Stories below are from the current issue of the newsletter and offer some of our most timely and important coverage.

CLAS Deans' Notes News | January 22, 2015

Gary Stern: 1939-2014

Former University of Colorado at Denver psychology professor Gary S. Stern died Dec. 31, 2014, at his home in Littleton, CO.  Gary was born in 1939 in the Bronx in New York City, to Miklos and Irene Stern.  He received his B.A. in Spanish from New York University, his M.A. in psychology from Alfred University, and his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  He taught for almost 40 years in the psychology department at the University of Colorado at Denver.   Gary was a brilliant researcher and a popular and challenging professor who inspired countless students during his long career.   His abundance of wit and charm will be much missed. He is survived by his sons Nicholas and Michael Stern.  At his request, no services were held.  Those wishing to remember Gary may send a donation to CCFA: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, National Processing Center, Attn: Honor & Memorial Gifts, P.O. Box 1245, Albert Lea, MN, 56007-9976

Call for Nominations: 2015 CLAS Outstanding Staff Award

An annual award within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the CLAS Outstanding Staff Award recognizes a single staff member who demonstrates outstanding leadership, ability, initiative and/or achievement. These contributions must provide a significant benefit specifically for CLAS at the downtown Denver campus. The recipient will receive a $500 cash award, presented by the Dean and the nominating employee(s) at the Dean’s Reception this spring.

Eligibility: The competition is open to all permanent classified, exempt professional, PRA, Sr. PRA and Research Associate staff members currently employed by CLAS, both part-time and full-time. The individual must have been employed as a permanent staff member within the college for at least 12 consecutive months. Employees may not win the award in two consecutive years.

Nomination Process: Eligible employees must be nominated using the CLAS Outstanding Staff Nomination form. Nominations must be submitted electronically to

The deadline for nominations is Monday, February 2, 2015.

New Food Options Available on Campus for Spring

Simply Fresh Market opens in the North Classroom first floor café space on Wednesday, January 14th. The market will serve a wide variety of healthy breakfast and lunch options from pastries, egg sandwiches, pancakes, and burritos to soups, salads, cold and hot sandwiches, and wraps. Vegetarian, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly dishes will be featured.

Spring Semester Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Corner Store, located on the first floor of North Classroom, will re-open for spring semester on Tuesday, January 20th, offering snacks, energy drinks, beverages, testing supplies, and other quick convenience items. 

Spring Semester Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 – 5 p.m.

Blackboard Eats, in Tivoli 125, opens on Tuesday, January 20th, offering fresh, home-cooked meals for $5. The menu will change daily, and will be updated on their website every month. Items like mac & cheese and pork chops to blackened chicken and BBQ pulled pork will be featured. In addition, on Friday mornings a mini breakfast buffet will be served. All meals are available on demand and are boxed to take with you.

Spring Semester Hours: Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Friday, 8 – 10 a.m.