Biz school needs new dean


University of Colorado at Boulder’s Leeds School of Business has announced that it is launching a search for a new dean. Last fall, former Dean Dennis Ahlburg accepted the presidency at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and former Senior Associate Dean Manuel Laguna has served as interim dean since then.

Leeds is searching for a dean who will provide visionary leadership and further the schools reputation as “one of the most innovative schools of business in the nation,” according to a news release.

The position will be advertised through May. Applications will be reviewed in the spring and summer, and finalists will be invited to visit campus in the fall. A dean is expected to be on board by January 2011.

For information about the dean search, including the job description, visit

Students bring medical aid

CU Global Medical Brigades, a student group promoting sustainable health care in developing nations, is fundraising for its trip to Honduras over spring break.

Global Medical Brigades is an international network of more than 50 university chapters; the CU-Boulder chapter is in its second year. The group will travel to Honduras for the entire week to set up a rural medical clinic to help more than 1,200 citizens.

The group is currently collecting donations of medical and dental supplies, children’s books, toys and clothing.

A fundraiser will be held on Friday, March 5, from 9 p.m. to midnight at the Goose. Buy a wristband for $10 and receive free well drinks and keg beer all night long. All proceeds go toward medicine.

For more information about CU Global Medical Brigades or to donate, e-mail Connor Botkin at

Faculty and student win award

Two CU professors and a graduate student are winners of the 2010 Thomas Jefferson Award, one of the highest awards available to University of Colorado employees and students. The award recognizes those in higher education who advance the ideals of Thomas Jefferson, the nation’s third president, whose broad interests included art, science, education and public affairs.

The professors who received the award are Michael Eisenberg, a professor of computer science who blends art and math to inspire students, and Stephen Hartnett, a communications associate professor and advocate for prison reform and education. The student, Eamon Aloyo, is a political science doctoral candidate who organizes charity bike rides to raise money for women in developing nations.

These three individuals demonstrated a strong concern for the advancement of higher education, a sense of civic responsibility and a broad interest in literature, art, science and public affairs.

Recipients of the award, which has been bestowed on selected honorees since 1962, receive an engraved plaque and a $2,000 cash honorarium. They are also formally recognized by the CU Board of Regents.

A board meeting to recognize the winners is expected to take place in April.

Recycling goes dual-stream

The University of Colorado at Boulder is converting to a dualstream system in an effort to expand its recycling program.

The dual-stream system features one steam for all paper products and one for co-mingled containers. The list of acceptable containers has also been expanded, and paper items such as phone books and magazines will now be accepted in the all-paper stream.

CU environmental operations manager Edward Von Bleichert says the new system will help the campus capture an estimated 800 to 1,000 tons of additional recyclable material per year that now is being thrown away.

For more information on CU recycling and accepted materials, visit

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