Community Briefs for 01/19

Jan 182011
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

Illustrious photographer’s work displayed in Old Town

A large display of photos by the renowned artist Ansel Adams is currently on display at the Fort Collins Museum of Art.

The photographer’s exhibition titled “Ansel Adams: Masterworks” opened Jan. 14 and runs through March 15. Adam’s art is from the collection of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding, Calif.

The Fort Collins Museum of Art is located in Old Town at 201 S. College Ave. Student admission is $6 with a student ID, $8 for adults. Memberships with the museum are available, and members are free.

Former Ram receiving honors after volleyball tenure

CSU Women’s volleyball player Danielle Minch was named the 2010 Female College Athlete of the Year by the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.

Minch, a hitter, helped lead the Rams to a 26-5 overall record in 2010 and its 16th straight birth in the NCAA Tournament.

Minch is a native of Sterling, Colo. and English major at CSU. She was the Mountain West Conference 2009 player of the year and won an array of other awards. In 2010, she was the newest member of 1,000 kills club, a difficult mark to reach.

She was welcomed in to the Hall alongside Coach Tom Hilbert, who was cited with another award.

University professor given honor

University Distinguished Teaching Scholar in chemistry Nancy Levinger was selected to the prestigious group of scientists as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Her pioneering study of liquids and the effect the environment has on the molecules was the research that was honored, according to a university press release.

“My research focuses on how molecules move in confined spaces and how that, in turn, affects the chemical, biological and physical processes occurring in these systems,” Levinger said in the release.

Levinger has been at CSU since 1992 and has taught a range of introductory to graduate level courses.

Levinger is part of the Chemistry Department, which ranks in one of the top 50 programs in the country.

Behind-the-scenes look at raptor protection

The Rocky Mountain Raptor Program, which is committed to the life-saving and life-changing work of protecting birds of prey, is offering the ability to tour the drama, from the inside and show what it takes to rehabilitate the large birds.

The free-of-charge tours will last 90 minutes and is given by a knowledgeable volunteer tour guide, explaining the importance of protecting the birds through proper feeding habits and caring for the sick and injured.

To learn more, visit their website at, or stop by their location at 720 East Vine St.

The tour is designed for adults and is limited to the first 20 who apply.

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