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Community Connections:
July 2009
Join Us for the Science and Engineering Building Dedication Ceremony
 
Science and Engineering
Join us on Thursday, August 6 at 9:00 a.m. for the Grand Opening Ceremony and Dedication of the Science and Engineering Building.
 
Free parking for this event will be available in Lots 3, 4 and levels 1 and 2 of the Parking Garage. Lot 4 is nearest to the Science & Engineering Building (view a map of the campus online).Following the Dedication Ceremony, tour the new facility, see demonstrations in labs, and enjoy light refreshments with other guests.
 
For more information, contact Jennifer Hane at (719) 255-3180. We hope to see you there! (More)
$1.5 Million Grant to Improve Math Skills
 
Lindy CrawfordA successful program that teaches math to non-English speakers will be modified to teach youngsters with disabilities the math skills considered vital for success in the 21st century.
 
Lindy Crawford, associate professor, Education, recently received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support a three-year project designed to assist students with math learning disabilities. The goal is to help students to successfully engage in grade-appropriate math instruction. (More)
Faculty Reminisces as Nation Marks 40th Anniversary of Lunar Landing
 
Dave SchmidtDavid Schmidt admits to wearing horn-rimmed spectacles and looking a lot like the men depicted as 1960s NASA workers in the film "Apollo 13."
 
"But I promise, I didn't have a pocket protector," Schmidt, professor emeritus of mechanical and aerospace engineering, said recently. "And my slide rule was hidden in my briefcase."(More)
Prestigious Scholarship Awarded to Business Student
 
StudentsDwireThe William G. McGowan Charitable Fund recently awarded a scholarship valued at $18,000 to an undergraduate UCCS student.
 
DiHanna-Dimitra Pantazis, Glencoe, Minnesota, received the scholarship, the first awarded at UCCS. "I feel honored and humbled to be the recipient of the William G. McGowan Scholarship and proudly accept this award with profound gratitude," Pantazis said. (More)
Gallery to Present Displacement: Cinema Out of Site
 
The Gallery of Contemporary Art is will present Displacement: Cinema Out of Site as its first project under a new line of programming, AWOL: Art Without Limits.
 
AWOL is about creating new forums for discussion on art through site-specific installations, happenings and non-traditional exhibition spaces. The project, Displacement, is a conversation based on the art of displaced cinema. Both the program and project value the importance and effect of space, and both challenge traditional expectations of what an exhibition site can and should be.  (More)
A Special Note for Outlook 2007 Users
 
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In This Issue
Science and Engineering Building Grand Opening
$1.5 Million Grant to Improve Math Skills
Faculty Reminisces as Nation Marks 40th Anniversary of Lunar Landing
Prestigious Scholarship Awarded to Business Student
Gallery to Present Displacement: Cinema Out of Site
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