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Professor Julia Corbett Honored with Alta Sustainability Leadership Award

Julia CorbettCongratulations to Communication Professor Julia Corbett for being honored with one of four Alta Sustainability Leadership Awards. Dr. Corbett is taking home the Sustainability Education Integration Award for her work integrating sustainability into courses from Health Communication to Advanced Qualitative Research. She was nominated by fellow Communication Professor, Danielle Endres.

Thanks to a generous gift from Alta Ski Area, four U students, faculty, and staff have won $2,500 for their efforts in sustainability.

“Building on Alta’s 70-year heritage of conservation, we are excited to support the University of Utah’s faculty, staff and students who are leading the way in sustainability,” said Onno Wieringa, Alta’s general manager. “Working in partnership, we will enhance the culture of innovation and creativity in this crucial work.”

The new Alta Sustainability Leadership Awards are presented on the basis of excellence in fostering leadership and commitment to the health of our community and our planet through an understanding of, and actions to enhance, the stability, resilience and diversity of our intertwined natural, social, economic and cultural systems at the U. The three other awards will be given to:

  • Youcan Feng nominated by Stephen Burian in Civil and Environmental Engineering will receive the Campus as a Living Lab Award for his work on green roof sites.
  • Robert Kent nominated by Tamra Fraughton in Psychology will receive the Sustainability Community Partnership Award for his work on long-term behavior change for the Clean Air Challenge.
  • Barbara Brown nominated by Rob Mayer in Family and Consumer Studies will receive the Sustainability Research Award for her research in neighborhood revitalization, healthy communities, and public transit.

Please join us in congratulating the inaugural winners of the Alta Sustainability Leadership Awards. They will be honored at a ceremony on Friday, March 6th from 2 – 3:30 pm in the Hinckley Caucus Room (255 OSH).

Their awards will be presented by David Orr in conjunction with his keynote address. The Alta Sustainability Leadership Awards are co-hosted by the Environmental & Sustainability Studies program and the Global Change & Sustainability Center.

Last Updated: 9/20/21