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Professor Jörg Rügemer Awarded Teaching Grant for use of WUFI Passive Software

Professor Jörg Rügemer was awarded a teaching grant from the University of Utah Teaching Committee for the use of WUFI Passive Software for Architectural Studio and Class Application.

Project: ARCHITECTURE awarded prestigious 2014 ACSA Collaborative Practice and Diversity Achievement awards

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) has recognized the University of Utah’s School of Architecture and Professors Jörg Ruegemer and Erin Carraher with awards for both the 2014 Collaborative Practice Award and the 2014 Diversity Achievement Award for their project “Project: ARCHITECTURE”. The Collaborative Practice Award honors the best practices in school-based community outreach programs, by recognizing programs that demonstrate how faculty, students, and community/civic clients work to realize common objectives. The Diversity Practice Award strives to recognize the work of faculty, administrators, or students in creating effective methods and models to achieve greater diversity in curricula, school personnel, and student bodies, specifically to incorporate the participation and contributions of historically under-represented groups or contexts.

Faculty Scholarly Productivity and Reputation in Planning

• University of Utah Planning Program Ranked #5
• Two Faculty Among 25 Most Cited

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Associate Professor Mimi Locher Graduates from the 2013 HERS Denver Summer Institute

Mira Locher, Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Utah, recently graduated from the HERS Denver Summer Institute, held July 21 – August 4, 2013 at the University of Denver.

Since 1978, the HERS Institute for Women in Higher Education at Wellesley College has annually offered women faculty and administrators the opportunity to participate in an intensive program that prepares them to be leaders in higher education.

The 70 participants selected for this year’s Institute represented 50 institutions across the U.S. Responding to the current environment for higher education globally, the Institute had a special focus this year on “Women Leaders: Facing the Challenges as We Re-Invent Higher Education.” Topics studied included “Understanding the Environment for Higher Education,” “Planning & Leading Change in the Academy,” “Managing & Investing Strategic Resources,” “Engaging Individual & Institutional Diversity,” and
“Mapping Your Leadership Development.”

Mira Locher has been at the University of Utah since 2004, serving as Associate Professor of Architect since 2011. She was previously Associate Director of the University of Utah MUSE Project from August 2010 until July 2013. Her recent achievements include receiving the Park Teaching Fellowship in spring 2013.

Her participation in the HERS Denver Summer Institute was sponsored by the College of Architecture + Planning and the University of Utah President’s Office. She was selected to represent University of Utah through a process facilitated by the Associate Vice President for Faculty. Over the past five years 8 women, faculty, and administrators from the University of Utah have been sponsored to participate in HERS Institutes at Bryn Mawr College, Wellesley College or the University of Denver.

Residential Architect Merit Design Award presented for 125 Haus, Park City

The Residential Architect Merit Design Award was given to Associate Professor Joerg Ruegemer for his 125 Haus, Park City, at the recent AIA Conference.

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