A professor known for his innovative teaching and research at Colorado State University has been selected as a University Distinguished Teaching Scholar, an honor conferred upon a total of 12 outstanding faculty members.
The new distinguished scholar, Dr. Paul Kennedy in the Department of Mathematics, was recognized at the annual Celebrate Colorado State! Luncheon.
"Professor Kennedy's notable career in mathematics here at Colorado State University - and his outstanding work with the National Science Foundation to reduce the achievement gap in mathematics and science - have been a great benefit to students at CSU and across the nation," said President Larry Edward Penley.
The designation as a University Distinguished Teaching Scholar remains with the recipient until he or she leaves the University. The scholars were chosen in an open process that began with the selection of nominees by departments throughout campus.
Colorado State University placed second in the nation in the Grand Champion competition for RecycleMania, a 10-week recycling competition between colleges and universities across the nation.
CSU finished with a cumulative recycling rate of 51 percent of the total waste generated on campus, up from 41 percent last year. CSU also finished fifth in the country in the Waste Minimization category.
"We are so proud of the entire University's recycling effort. It was the best finish yet for Colorado State University," said Tonie Miyamoto, Director of Communication for Housing and Dining Services at Colorado State. "Finishing second in the nation among the hundreds of participating universities underscores both University and student commitment to sustainability."
CSU finished first in the state among the four Colorado universities participating in the Whole Campus division of the competition.
RecycleMania is a 10-week recycling competition with 400 colleges and universities competing against each institution's recycling program. A total of 58.6 million pounds of material was recycled by all schools involved in the competition. During the 10 weeks, CSU recycled 451,872 pounds of material.