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CLAS News from Deans' Notes

CLAS Deans' Notes Spotlight | June 15, 2017

CU Denver Receives Million Dollar HHMI Diversity Grant

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) recently selected 24 schools in the first round of the Inclusive Excellence initiative. This program aims to help increase the capacity of colleges and universities to effectively engage all students so that they can be successful in science, especially undergraduates who enter four-year institutions via nontraditional pathways. The money will be spent to teach faculty inclusive teaching practices, commit to culturally competent and identity-conscious communication, revise introductory curricula, and incorporate early research experiences.  More information on the grant can be found here.


UCDALI Non-Tenure Track Faculty Professional Development Grants

The CU Denver Association of Lecturers and Instructors (UCDALI) is pleased to announce the recipients of the University of Colorado Denver CLAS Non-Tenure Track Faculty Professional Development grants for spring 2017, selected from a pool of impressive candidates.

Masoud Asidi-Zeybadadi and Richard Geyer, Department of Physics, will continue work on their project “Computational Prediction and Measurement of the Dielectric Properties of Multi-Phase Materials for High-Frequencies Applications”.

Patrick Shaou-Whea Dodge, Department of Communications, ICB Assistant Professor C/T, received funding support for two projects: "The China/Chinese Dream", an 8-year longitudinal study, and attending the 1st Shenzhen International Communication Forum: Digital Media and Innovation" in Shenzhen, China.  Patrick, a co-organizer of the forum, will be delivering a keynote ... Read More »


Communication in China Celebrates Another Great Year

The ICB Communication Department celebrated with its largest-ever end of year banquet (75+ attendees) and Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society Induction ceremony, now in its 10th year.  Many of the honors students (and others) are headed off to elite graduate schools next year—including NYU, Leeds, Kyoto, USC, and CUC.  Students also completed internships this year with an impressive list of organizations —including Weber Shandwick (Int’l PR Agency), People’s Daily Newspaper, CCTV (Television), CCTV (Editing), CCTV News (Social Media), Bazzar Magazine, Xinhua News Agency, China Securities (Journal), Beijing Education Scientific Research Network, Hearst Marie Claire (Magazine & Social Media), Self.com.cn (A Condé Nast Fashion Magazine), National Palace Museum, Unibike (Bike Sharing), Little Flower – Dew Drops (NGO helping families/children offset medical costs), Beijing Platinum Investment Management Company LTD, and DeLinmon (O2O ... Read More »


Physics Hosts Florence High School

On May 8, the Physics Department hosted a group of ten students and two teachers from Florence High School (Florence, Colorado). The event started with a 90 minute session on the applications of calculus to solving physics problems, then Professor Martin Huber gave the group a tour of his laboratory. He discussed the ongoing research work on superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs). This included introducing the group to superconductivity and low temperature physics.


Beer Headed to MacDowell Colony

English Associate Professor Nicky Beer has been awarded a fellowship for residency at the highly prestigious MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH. MacDowell has been referred to by the New York Times as the “gold standard” of colonies for artists—only about 30 people from across many artistic disciplines are housed at the colony at a given time. The MacDowell Colony describes its mission as one of “[nurturing] the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination.” Other writers who have benefitted from MacDowell residencies include James Baldwin, Willa Cather, Audre Lorde, Alice Walker, Studs Terkel, and Thornton Wilder. Beer will be spending two weeks at the colony working on her next book of poems during her sabbatical in the Fall 2017 semester. 


Fitzhugh Receives COEDIT Grant

Will Fitzhugh, Physics BS and Masters of Integrated Science (MIS) alum, current Harvard PhD student, and founder of American Nanotechnologies, Inc., has received a highly selective proof-of-concept grant from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT). Fitzhugh’s proposal (for single walled carbon nanotube purification) was one of 18 out of 124 selected in this round of OEDIT funding.  In part an outcome of Fitzhugh’s MIS thesis with Clinical Associate Professor C/T Masoud Asadi, the grant will provide funding for work to be done by Physics Associate Professor Randall Tagg, Electrical Engineering Professor Mark Golkowski , Physics Senior Instructor Richard Geyer, and alumni David Bergkamp and Ryan Jacobs.


Miller Won the Colorado Book Award

Associate Professor of Creative Writing Wayne Miller’s book Post- recently won the 2017 Colorado Book Award in Poetry.


Zaidins Outstanding Mentor of the Year

At the Community Resources Appreciation Breakfast on May 12, Physics Chair Clyde Zaidins received the Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award from Community Resources, Inc. (which coordinates the volunteer activities for Denver Public Schools) for his work with high school students through the Academic Mentors Project.



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