School Safety Initiative Gets $6.2 Million Infusion

A new $6.2 million grant from the National Institute of Justice will help 32 Front Range middle schools put knowledge into action to prevent youth violence, according to Beverly Kingston, director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence in the CU-Boulder Institute of Behavioral Science and the grant’s principal investigator.

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New Director for Computing and Research Services

Jim Dykes is the new Director of Computing and Research Services (CRS) at IBS. Jim was Senior Director of Engineering at Seagate Technology; prior to joining Seagate, he held a variety of positions at Dartmouth College, including jobs as Director of Informatics at the Dartmouth Medical School and Director of Data Analysis in the Center

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Why Wildfire Impact is Growing

Kathleen Tierney gave the keynote address at the Colorado Wildland Fire Conference in Snowmass. Below is a link to a news report about her talk: http://www.aspentimes.com/news/18337621-113/researcher-at-snowmass-conference-frames-why-wildfire-impact

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New Faces at IBS

• Joel Colvin – Administrative Officer • David Pyrooz – Problem Behavior, Sociology Department faculty • Jessica Green – CSPV Dissemination of LifeSkills project • Nicole Pasminski – CSPV Dissemination of LifeSkills project • Brittany Weeks – CSPV Dissemination of LifeSkills project

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Congratulations on New Jobs!

• Laurie Hawkins – postdoc, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory • Liz Lawrence – postdoc, Carolina Population Center, UNC • Gisella Kagy – Assistant Professor of Economics, Vassar College • Ben Domingue – Assistant Professor, Stanford University

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Prizes and Awards

• Sanyu Mojola – Book award: -ASA Gender Section award for Love, Money and HIV: Becoming a Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS • Dick Jessor – Doctor of Science, honoris causa, awarded by Regents of the University of Colorado, June 2015 • Jane Menken – Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award CU 2015 •

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Kudos — Fellowships and Student Grants

NSF GRFP : • Last year: 9 students completed the workshop and 4 received awards, including Bethany Riggles and Michael Burdis • This year: FIFTY are signed up for it! Nnenia Campbell was awarded an ASA Minority Fellowship and Federal Alliance for Same Homes Social Science Scholarship Jamie Vickery – Graduate Education Diversity Intern

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