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March 9, 1998

The CU-Boulder Division of Continuing Education and the University Book Store will present two well-known faculty, who are also authors, in a Lunch and Learn Series to be held at the Chautauqua Community House.

The lunch-time talks will entertain, provoke and inform, according to Gwen Thornton, academic coordinator for the Division of Continuing Education.

March 9, 1998

CU-Boulder anthropology Professor Dennis Van Gerven, who last fall was named the 1998 Colorado Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, will discuss teaching and learning in a talk to state legislators Monday, March 15, at the Colorado History Museum.

The talk will follow consideration of a joint resolution that morning in the Colorado House and Senate honoring Van Gerven's naming as 1998 Professor of the Year. The resolution is being sponsored by Sen. Dorothy Rupert of Boulder and Rep. Ron Tupa of Boulder.

March 6, 1998

The University of Colorado at Boulder released a report today on the outcome of its investigation into the participation of an ineligible football player in the fall 1997 football season.

In the report provided to the Big 12 Conference, the university concluded the participation by student-athlete Darren M. Fisk was an inadvertent violation of NCAA Bylaw 14.2.1. Under a fixed penalty clause of the NCAA and the Big 12 conference, the university agreed to forfeit all victories in the fall 1997 season.

March 6, 1998

Growing up on the Navajo reservation in northeast Arizona, Rita Cordalis was like most other children there who didn’t grasp the significance of their cultural traditions as they grew up in their midst.

Now a student in the University of Colorado’s Museum Studies graduate program, Cordalis has found in the Navajo tradition of basketmaking a language that tells the story of her people.

“To me, it’s important to tell the story of the baskets,” Cordalis says. “Even among the Navajo people, it’s not a story that’s told often.”

March 6, 1998

The IMAX film crew that documented life and death on Mount Everest relied on the expertise of CU-Boulder geology Professor Roger Bilhan over an 18-month period to help them get the science right.

“Everest,” which premieres March 13 at the IMAX Theater in the Denver Museum of Natural History, was filmed by a crew led by David Breashears of Boulder.

March 5, 1998

Daniel Vigil, associate dean of the University of Colorado at Boulder School of Law, has been elected chairman of the board of directors of the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Denver.

The non-profit corporation was founded in 1925 to provide free legal representation in civil matters to low-income residents in the Denver metropolitan area. Since the early 1980s, the organization also has served clients in 11 rural mountain counties in northwestern Colorado.

March 5, 1998

The University of Colorado and Colorado State University have teamed up with two Colorado high schools to create a statewide model for learning Japanese.

The Modern Language Association awarded a grant of nearly $6,000 to the universities to work with Eaglecrest High School in Aurora and Boulder High School over the next two years. It was one of eight such awards made nationally.

March 4, 1998

Navajo star and constellation myths, including the Navajo story of how the stars were created, will be the subject of the next live astronomy presentation or “star talk” at Fiske Planetarium on the campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

“Navajo Skies” will be presented by CU astronomer John Stocke at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 6, and repeated at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 11.

March 3, 1998

Longtime Boulder residents David and Frances Hawkins have been named the second recipients of the George Gamow Memorial Lecture Award at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The award honors the CU-Boulder scientists who have "made the most significant contribution to the public's understanding of science."

The Hawkins received the award at the 33rd George Gamow Memorial Lecture on March 3.

March 3, 1998

The International Women’s Alliance at CU-Boulder is hosting three workshops a day, March 3 through March 6, during International Women’s Week, which began Sunday with a keynote speech by Winona LaDuke, an internationally acclaimed Native American and environmental activist.

The workshops are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conference rooms 158 and 159, located in the University Memorial Center.

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