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October 2013

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Linda Sanders edits and co-authors special issue of New Directions for Teaching and Learning

(Oct. 22, 2013) Linda Sanders, PhD, adjunct faculty of arts and humanities at the Colorado Women's College, developed, edited, and co-authored Contemplative Studies in Higher Education: New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Number 134.

Contemplative Studies in Higher Education discusses the integration of contemplative pedagogy into college and university courses and programs, as well as throughout a wide variety of fields including: science, medicine, law, higher education leadership and student affairs, and performing arts training.

Leading scholar-practitioners from colleges and universities across the U.S. contributed chapters to the publication, which is a part of the Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education series.


Healthy Eaters, Lifelong Movers' (HELM) Project

Nick Cutforth(Oct. 8, 2013) Nick Cutforth, professor and program coordinator, Morgridge College of Education, co-directs the Healthy Eaters, Lifelong Movers' (HELM) Project, which has supported San Luis Valley and Southeast Colorado schools in implementing healthy eating and physical activity initiatives for three years. To celebrate its success in increasing physical activity and healthy eating in rural schools, the Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center hosted the "Healthy Students + Healthy Schools = Academic Success" event Oct. 8.

Learn more about HELM.

Reception in honor of Cathryn Potter – Oct. 24, 3:30 p.m., Craig Hall community room

Cathryn Potter(Oct. 8, 2013) The dean, faculty and staff of the Graduate School of Social Work cordially invite you to a reception in honor of Cathryn Potter, celebrating her appointment as dean of the School of Social Work at Rutgers University. RSVP and requests for disability accommodations to 303-871-2203 or by Oct. 17.





Flags at half-staff in Colorado on Oct. 2 for fallen soldier, Army Staff Sgt. Liam Nevins, former DU Campus Safety officer

Liam Nevins(Oct. 1, 2013) Flags have been ordered to fly at half-staff across Colorado on Wednesday in honor of a Denver soldier killed late last month in Afghanistan. The Pentagon says Army Staff Sgt. Liam Nevins of Denver was killed Sept. 21 during combat operations.

Nevins worked for the Department of Campus Safety at DU from September 2008 until he re-entered active duty in July 2011. He was a very outgoing and energetic officer who took his job seriously. Nevins was well-liked and respected by his co-workers and supervisors.

Jeanne Abrams releases Revolutionary Medicine: The Founding Fathers and Mothers in Sickness and in Health

jeanne abrams(Oct. 1, 2013) Jeanne Abrams, professor at University Libraries, just released a new book, Revolutionary Medicine: The Founding Fathers and Mothers in Sickness and in Health from New York University Press.

The book examines the lives of George and Martha Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John and Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James and Dolley Madison against the backdrop of 18th century American medicine.



James Herbert Williams hosts panel on the Council of Social Work Education's ongoing relationship with the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

James Herbert Williams(Oct. 1, 2013) James Herbert Williams, dean of the Graduate School of Social Work, hosted a panel during a White House briefing for social workers on Sept. 25 titled Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in a New Era: The Role of Social Work Education.