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Colorado College's Jane Lubchenco '69 Named Nature's Newsmaker of the Year

Jane Lubchenco, head of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a member of the Colorado College Class of 1969, has been named by Nature magazine as its 2010 Newsmaker of the Year.
The magazine explains that in picking one person for this distinction, it seeks to draw attention to the role that individual scientists can play in society. "As head of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Jane Lubchenco played a central role in determining how the nation responded after the Deepwater Horizon rig started gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico. At the same time, she has been revamping the way America uses the tools of science to safeguard the environment, particularly its marine resources," says the magazine.
A profile of Lubchenco explores her accomplishments and the challenges she faced during one of the biggest environmental disasters in U.S. history.
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