Mountain Lion
Community Connections:
March 2009
$5.5 Million Gift to Boost Student Scholarships
 
Clock TowerA $5.5 million gift will be used to support student scholarships and other high-priority goals at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, university officials announced on March 19.

Representatives of the university and the CU Foundation received the gift from an anonymous donor earlier this month. The donor required that $5 million be used to benefit students. The remaining $500,000 may be used at the discretion of the campus leadership to meet strategic goals. (More)
Prius on Patrol
 
PriusUCCS police officers will be the first in Colorado to drive patrol cars guaranteed to deliver in excess of 40 miles to the gallon. Jim Spice, chief of police, Public Safety Department, recently ordered two Toyota Prius hybrid patrol cars to replace two SUVs used by the campus for nearly a decade. The cars went into service Feb. 25 after having radios, sirens and light bars installed. (More)
Mountain Lion Research Day to Highlight University Research
 
Tom PyszczynskiTom Pyszczynski, distinguished professor, Psychology, will discuss the theories and research developed over the past 25 years and ideas about how they could be used to reduce support for violence in conflict-ridden regions as keynote speaker for Mountain Lion Research Day April 3 at UCCS. (More)
Presidential Teaching
 
Lab Student 2Three University of Colorado faculty members, one from Denver and two from Colorado Springs, are President's Teaching Scholars for 2009. This year's honorees are Lonnie Johnson, chair, Periodontics, CU Denver School of Dental Medicine, Andrea O'Reilly Herrera, professor, Women's and Ethnic Studies, and Paul Harvey, professor, History. (More)
CU Foundation's New Web Presence
 
Barbara SwabyThe University of Colorado Foundation recently launched a new web site, www.cufund.org with a renewed focus on the human impact of private support for the University of Colorado. The site showcases new multimedia features and enhancements that including new videos featuring Barbara Swaby, professor, Education, students Roberto Padilla and Terry Garrett, and the Bachelor of Innovation program.
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In This Issue
$5.5 Million Gift to Boost Student Scholarships
Prius on Patrol
Mountain Lion Research Day to Highlight University Research
Presidential Teaching
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