(Gayley, Holly - 2014) -- BFA Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service uri icon



  • As a Tibetan Studies scholar and dedicated educator and leader, Professor Gayley contributes widely and creatively to the University. Beyond her service to the department, she has made significant contributions to the Center for Asian Studies, including serving as the interim associate director in 2012 and initiating the development of a graduate certificate in Asian Studies. She helped organize a 2010 conference on contemporary Tibet that brought leading Buddhist teachers to campus. Of special significance, Professor Gayley established the Tibetan language program at CU-Boulder, which includes creation of a digital library of Tibetan language materials.
    Outside the university, Professor Gayley plays a valuable role in the community by translating Buddhist texts from the Tibetan language. She serves on the planning committee of the Tsadra Foundation for a translation conference in October. She has also been active at the professional level as a participant at annual national meetings of the American Academy of Religion, as a collaborator at the Tibetan Buddhist Resources and as a member of the advisory committee for a project at the Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art in New York City.

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  • 2014