unc American Chemical Society student affiliate
The UNC American Chemical Society (ACS) Student Affiliate received the Salute to Excellence Award from the Colorado Local Section of the ACS for their volunteer work that contributed to the success of the Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting held in October 2017.
NAtional Audiology Award Recipients
Deanna Meinke received the National Hearing Conservation Association’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Hearing Conservation. Deanna’s passion for hearing loss prevention aims to prevent hearing loss due to hazardous noise. Read the NHCA article here.
Jenny Weber received the American Academy of Audiology’s Outstanding Educator Award for Contributions to Audiology. “Dr. Jenny Weber has made significant contributions to the field of audiology through her dedication and focus on excellence as an educator, clinical supervisor, and mentor of audiology students.” Read the American Academy of Audiology article here.
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Volcanologist interviewed by discovery channel
Steve Anderson, a professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences shares his insights regarding the Kilauea volcanic eruption of Hawaii with Discovery Channel.
Anderson has closely observed the activity at Kilauea and has seen the effects of structural changes first-hand. The two primary areas of concern are the lava flows in the Leilani Estates and the lava lake at the summit of the Kilauea volcano. Anderson has observed the damage from the recent explosion including lava flow, dangerous gases, and the potential for acid rain.
Biological science professor stuns nikon small world exhibition
A stunning image of a bat fetus produced by University of Northern Colorado Professor Rick Adams is circulating widely online after placing 15th out of 2,000 entries submitted from 88 countries in Nikon’s annual Small World contest.
Adams, a foremost authority on bats, took the photo using an Olympus dissection microscope with an Olympus digital camera. He used red-and-blue dyes on the third-trimester fetus of the flying fox fruit bat. He then removed the pigmentation with rubbing alcohols to produce a see-through specimen similar to a 3-D, color X-ray. The backlighting technique he added is called “dark field” photomicroscopy.
“This is part of a study on the development of wings in bats as a surrogate for understanding how a ‘standard issue’ mammalian embryo evolved wings, giving rise to bats 55 million years ago,” Adams said.
For more about his lab, visit his website.
NHS NEW FACULTY
New faculty starting with the College for the Fall 2018 semester from various departments featured at the NHS Kickoff event.
(Back row left-right, Front row left-right)
- Christina Farrell - Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences
- Virgil Pierce - Director, School of Mathematical Sciences
- Timothy Grover - Chair, Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
- Andrew Smith - Sport and Exercise Science
- Lisa Caldwell - Biological Sciences
- Neil Hatfield - Mathematical Sciences
- Aaron Apawu - Chemistry and Biochemistry
- Yuyan Han - Biological Sciences
- Rose Grose - Community Health Education
- Nicole Schmittou - Nutrition and Dietetics
- Mariana Lazarova - Physics and Astronomy
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES PROFESSOR HIGHLIGHTED IN VIDEO
dietetics alum shares story about unc and being the director of TEAM nutrition for the denver broncos
PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ALUM builds bb-8 droid for star wars
Teaching Diverse Populations - SES 338
This class strives to challenge student’s perception of what is “normal” through disability-related simulation (wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, sled hockey, wheelchair rugby, hand-cycling, wheelchair softball, sitting volleyball, and a host of other adapted sports), peer discussion, guest lectures, observation, and self-reflection.
The purpose of SES 338 is to provide various practitioners with strategies for serving diverse populations in a variety of movement settings (e.g., public school programs, extended day programs, and community youth sports and recreation programs). Two primary emphases are (1) including all learners in a single setting, and (2) helping learners to take more responsibility for their well-being and to be more sensitive and responsive to the well-being of others.
Content in this course includes: understanding, recognizing, and accepting individual differences; including diverse learners in physical activity and leisure pursuits; understanding relevant legislation; designing appropriate learning environments (i.e., activity and equipment design, and instructional alternatives); and, combining service and learning.
Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities (National Service Learning Clearinghouse, 2012).
Through community-based service learning, students are offered opportunities to develop a positive disposition toward community involvement and helping others. Examples of these opportunities include officiating and managing various events for the Weld County Special Olympics, volunteering as (ski) instructors at the National Sport Center for the Disabled (NSCD) in Winter Park, Colorado, participating in the Greeley Parklands Survey, and volunteering as counselors at Camp Abilities (Alaska and Oregon).
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