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CNS NewsNet | Summer 2013
Pat Bedinger and Jay Breidt Named 2013 Professor Laureates by Colorado State University's College of Natural Sciences
"Professors Bedinger and Breidt epitomize the scholarly excellence that impacts students in a significant way while contributing to the global community," said Jan Nerger, dean of the College of Natural Sciences. "They join the highest ranks of other Professor Laureates who demonstrate the highest level of research, teaching, mentoring and outreach."
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A mockup of the Laurel Village.

The construction of Laurel Village, the new College of Natural Sciences Learning Community, is now above ground and rolling towards it summer 2014 completion date. The two resident halls, which will primarily support freshmen natural science students, is modeled after the successful Academic Village living learning community on the south side of campus. The project is expected to be LEED certified and will feature sustainable and local products and energy saving features. Lisa Dysleski has recently been appointed Assistant Director of the new living learning community, which will feature integrated academic areas and an art gallery. Dysleski, who received her Ph.D. in Chemistry at CSU, will be responsible for developing the community, its administration, and academic student success. Follow the project's progress on the Construction Cam from the link below.

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Colorado State University Student in Second Year of Biochemistry Doctorate at Age 18

She started high school at age 9 and college at 13. Now 18, Crystal Vander Zanden is in her second year of her biochemistry doctoral degree at Colorado State University, developing more effective pharmaceuticals.

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Wall Awarded Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

Diana Wall, a Colorado State University Distinguished Professor and pioneer in scientific understanding of the role of soil biodiversity in climate change, has been honored with The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement on the 40th anniversary of the award.

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Decorated Colorado State University Professor Wins International Chemistry Award

Colorado State University Professor Tomislav Rovis has been honored with the International Society for Heterocyclic Chemistry Katritzky Award for his contributions to the chemistry field.

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CSU Computer Science Professor Secures University's First Google Research Award

Jaime Ruiz, Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Colorado State University, has received the university's first Google Faculty Research Award to help smartphones get a little bit smarter about interacting with users.

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Colorado State University Professor Selected to Deliver Prestigious Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture to Mathematicians

Colorado State University Yates Chair and Professor of Mathematics Margaret Cheney has been selected by two national organizations to present the prestigious Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture to her peers in July.

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Women @ Energy: Ingrid Repins

Dr. Ingrid Repins is a senior scientist and principal investigator for kesterite photovoltaics at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. She has worked with thin film photovoltaic devices for over 20 years in the areas of growth, characterization, industrial manufacture, and equipment.

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Find and Fulfill Your Calling in the New Year: New Book by Colorado State University Professor Explores Psychology of Vocation

Calling – a summons to purposeful work that advances the greater good – can help people find satisfaction and meaning in their careers regardless of their social status or job responsibilities, a Colorado State University professor says in a new book.

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Colorado State University Statistics Chair Named to National Agricultural Statistics Committee

Jean Opsomer, chair of the Department of Statistics at Colorado State University, has been named to a two-year term on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics.

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Gift from Colorado State University Statistics Alumna to Help Students Stay in School

Statistics alumna Leslie Cavarra Buttorff has donated a $100,000 cash gift to the Department of Statistics at Colorado State University to help students achieve degrees in statistics, which is a key component to Buttorff's personal success.

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