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News & Events, September 5

I hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend. Here are this week’s news and events.

Two engineering faculty to be honored at university’s Celebration of Faculty Excellence on Friday, Sept. 7
Attend Anu Ramaswami’s farewell reception, Friday, Sept. 7
Graduation applications due TODAY
Students Invited to Dam Safety 2012 Conference and Career Fair, Sept. 16-21
You’re invited: SWE mini conference
Poster session for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the AVS
Paper shredding, Sept. 7

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Two engineering faculty to be honored at university Faculty Excellence Awards on Sept. 7

Join the university community at the Celebration of Faculty Excellence on Friday, September 7 at 3 p.m. in the North Classroom Atrium. Civil engineering professor and chair Kevin Rens will receive the Excellence in Faculty Mentoring award. Civil engineering assistant professor Jason Ren will receive the Excellence in Research and Creative Activities award.  Read the initial announcement from CU Denver Provost Nairn.


Attend Anu Ramaswami’s farewell reception, Friday, Sept. 7

Civil engineering professor Anu Ramaswami has accepted a new faculty position as the Denny Chair Professor of Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

Wish Anu good luck in her future endeavors at a farewell reception Friday, September 7, from 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. in the North Classroom Atrium A & B (near the café).

Contact Roxanne Pizano with questions.


Graduation applications due TODAY

Departments and/or faculty advisors should notify all eligible graduate and undergraduate students to go online and apply for FALL 2012 graduation through UCD ACCESS before 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2012 (Census Date). Eligible students who fail to apply for FALL 2012 graduation before Census will not be eligible to graduate in the fall 2012 term.


Students Invited to Dam Safety 2012 Conference and Career Fair, Sept. 16-21


The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO), a national nonprofit organization of more than 3,000 members representing state and federal agencies, local governments, utilities and the private-sector, invites students to attend its 29th annual conference, to be held September 16-21 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.  Expected to attract more than 1,000 participants from throughout the United States and around the world, Dam Safety ’12 will offer unparalleled opportunities to learn from and network with renowned experts in dam engineering and related fields.

Complimentary Admission for Students
ASDSO will waive registration fees for students presenting valid IDs from North American schools. Students are invited to attend all sessions and receptions and to relax, mingle and browse materials in the Student Lounge area, adjacent to the exhibit hall.

Dam Safety Career Fair – Monday, Sept. 17, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
This special event for students and prospective employers is part of the evening reception, which begins at 5:00 and ends at 6:30.  It will take place in the Exhibit Hall, next to the Student Lounge.  The event will feature a short presentation on career opportunities in dam safety and engineering, followed by an informal mixer.  (Students, bring your resumes!)

Please pre-register.  Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registering helps us plan, and students who pre-register will have materials ready and waiting at the registration desk.  Complimentary registrations are not available online, but students may send a completed Dam Safety 2012 Registration Form to ASDSO via email at, fax: 859/323-1958, or postal mail: ASDSO, 450 Old Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507.

More information on Dam Safety 2012:
Contact: Sarah McCubbin-Cain,, 859-257-2102


You’re invited: SWE mini conference

The CU Denver Society of Women Engineers (SWE) chapter is hosting a professional development conference on Saturday, September 15, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Tivoli called Engineer A Little Play Into Your Day: The secret to fueling our personal and professional growth, success and happiness.

All faculty are invited to attend this event, which will feature two great speakers, including local Human Resources expert and author Barbara Brannen (sponsored by ExxonMobil), as well as several “play group” leaders from local SWE sections. It will be a unique, engaging and playful day.

For more specific details, visit the conference website.


Poster session for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the AVS

You’re invited to attend the Annual Symposium of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Vacuum Society on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at the Doubletree Hotel in Westminster, Colorado. The Symposium theme for this year is “Vacuum on the Fringe”. Symposium registration is free, and pre-registration includes a complimentary lunch. See the Symposium brochure for speakers and topics and a flier about the short courses offered during the week of September 18-21, 2012.

Students are encouraged to participate in the poster session where they can win cash prizes. We would appreciate if you would post the Call For Student Posters somewhere in your department where it will be visible to students.

Any questions may be directed to the following address or email.

Lorelle Mansfield
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
15013 Denver West Parkway MS 3219
Golden, CO 80401-3305
phone: 303-384-7884
fax: 303-384-7600


Paper shredding, Sept. 7

Shred-It will be here on this Friday, September 7. If you have paper/documents that need to be shredded, please contact Barbara Frascello in the Dean’s Office at or 303-556-4678.




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