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Green Awards
There’s good news on the green front for UCSB. The university has received three important awards related to sustainability:
• The Ellison Hall Sustainability Committee was recently named a winner of the 2008 Waste Reduction Awards Program, for "successfully incorporating waste reduction, reuse, and recycling efforts into how you conduct daily business" and for "steering your community along a path towards zero-waste and minimizing your eco-footprint."
• Using bioswales, Wayne Ferren and the students and staff of the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER) helped transform Lagoon Park into an award-winning design. Lagoon Park, on the coastline next to Manzanita Village, was one of eight projects (out of 500 national and international nominees) to receive an American Society of Landscape Architects Professionals Award. The ASLA jury recognized CCBER and architectural firm Van Atta Associates, Inc., for "successfully crafting an aesthetic and functional landscape."
• UCSB will receive the Grand Award in the universities category for the 2008 Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities. The award will be presented to Byron Sandoval, superintendent of custodial services, and his staff for maintaining a high standard of environmental awareness in their cleaning policies and procedures.


Ernst von Weizsäcker, dean of the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, has received the German Environmental Award from the German environmental foundation Deutsch Bundesstiftung Umwelt. The award recognizes "leadership in the careful treatment of natural resources, an informed use of energy, and sustainable management."


Cynthia Hudley, a professor in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, has published a new book titled "You Did That on Purpose: Understanding and Changing Children’s Aggression" (Yale University Press, 2008).


Francis J. "Frank" Doyle has been appointed the associate dean of research for the College of Engineering. He is the first person to hold the Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Chair in Process Control in the Department of Chemical Engineering, and holds appointments in biomolecular science and engineering, and in electrical and computer engineering.

Kaile Katsumoto has been appointed research specialist within the development office’s research unit. Formerly the office’s regional development assistant, Katsumoto has also worked at Cottage Hospital where she was involved with fundraising databases and research, Web support and donor acknowledgement systems.