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 Tuesday, April 13, 2004 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

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 IN THE SPOTLIGHT




Reporters and supporters of President Chen Shui-bian wait for news outside of the hospital where he was taken after being shot by an assassin. His injuries were minor, and some members of the opposition party claim the assassination attempt was faked in order to gain sympathy from the voters. Photo courtesy of Peter Gries.


Professor Observes Taiwan's Presidential Election
Political Science Professor Peter Gries' invitation to observe Taiwan's March 20 presidential election turned into an opportunity to witness political history, an assassination attempt and the clash between Taiwan's sharply divided objectives of national autonomy and positive relations with China. >>

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Faculty and Staff Open Their Homes to Boulder County Children
University of Colorado at Boulder faculty and staff are helping to make a difference in the lives of more than 250 children in Boulder County. Several families from the CU faculty and staff community have responded to the dire need for foster parents. >>

News Center
CU-Boulder Vice Chancellor Carol Lynch Announces Resignation
Carol Lynch, vice chancellor for research and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has announced her resignation after 12 years in administration at CU-Boulder.
CU Professors Find 64 Percent of Online Americans Use Internet for Religious and Spiritual Purposes Nearly two-thirds of online Americans use the Internet for faith-related reasons, according to a new Pew Internet & American Life Project survey conducted by two University of Colorado at Boulder professors.
'Schindler's List' Survivor To Speak at CU's Holocaust Awareness Week April 18-23
A "Schindler's List" Holocaust survivor and a documentary filmmaker will be keynote speakers at the University of Colorado at Boulder's 20th Annual Holocaust Awareness Week, April 18-23.
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FROM THE CHANCELLOR


Foundations for the Future
"…I know that the past few months have been a challenging time for our community. The athletics issues seem to overshadow the many outstanding accomplishments of our faculty, staff and students.">>


AWARDS AND KUDOS


William Swentzell
William Swentzell, director of the Office of Orientation and Ralphie"s Resource Center, retired in March after 24 years of service. Swentzell began his CU career as a student orientation leader in 1980. He plans to move to Aspen.

Frank Barnes
Frank Barnes, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering, is the 2004 recipient of the Bernard M. Gordon Prize, given by the National Academy of Engineering.

Barnes received a $500,000 cash award and a gold medallion for pioneering an Interdisciplinary Telecommunication Program (ITP) that produces leaders who bridge engineering, social sciences, and public policy.


DID YOU KNOW?


Recycling efforts at CU have prevented over 235,000 fir trees from being cut down, have saved 415,000 gallons of gasoline, 98 million gallons of water, 843,000 pounds of air pollutants, 65 kilowatt hours of electricity and 67, 500 cubic yards of landfill waste since 1980.
From CU Recycling Facts

The Duane Physics Building was named after CU Professor William Duane, the great-great-great grandson of Benjamin Franklin.

         
    
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