Save the date: Winter Wonderland set for Dec. 3

winter-wonderland-stdThe end of the academic year and the winding down of UCCS 50th anniversary celebrations will be celebrated at a Dec. 3 cocktail reception featuring top state and local government officials and former UCCS Chancellor Neal Lane.

Faculty and staff were encouraged this week to save 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 for a Berger Hall celebration that will include guests such as Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, members of the Colorado legislative delegation and Lane. Faculty and staff are invited and may bring a guest.

To attend, please register at by Nov. 27.

Questions? Call Sterlynn Clendenin, event specialist, University Center, 255-4201.

Lane was chancellor in 1984-85, leaving to become provost at Rice University. In 1993, he was named director of the National Science Foundation, a post he held until 1998. During this time he was also an ex officio member of the National Science Board. He was then appointed Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under President Bill Clinton from August 1998 to January 2001.

When President Clinton’s term ended, Lane returned once again to Rice, where he now lectures in physics and public policy. In 2009, he was awarded National Academy of Sciences’ most prestigious award, the Public Welfare Medal.

He currently serves on the board of advisors of Scientists and Engineers for America, an organization focused on promoting sound science in American government. He is also a trustee of the education non-profit Reasoning Mind.

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