News Releases

March 31, 1999


M. Cherif Bassiouni, professor of law at DePaul University and president of the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences, will deliver the 42nd annual John R. Coen Lecture in the Fleming Law Building on the CU-Boulder campus.

Titled "Combating Impunity for International Crimes," the lecture will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in the Lindsley Memorial Courtroom. The talk is free and open to the public.

March 31, 1999

Ronald J. Stump, associate vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will serve as the interim vice chancellor for student affairs beginning May 16, pending approval by the Board of Regents April 22.

Stump has served as associate vice chancellor and dean of students since 1996. Chancellor Richard Byyny appointed Stump to the interim position following the resignation of Jean Kim, vice chancellor for student affairs, effective May 15.

March 29, 1999

The College of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder will host the 12th Annual Business Leadership Program from June 13 to 19, designed to expose high school juniors to business and computer skills and the rigors of college life.

Participants live in a CU residence hall, meet College of Business faculty and Boulder-Denver area business leaders and learn college and financial aid application processes.

The application deadline is April 16.

March 25, 1999

An exhibition featuring the work of masters of fine arts students at the University of Colorado at Boulder will be on display at the CU Art Galleries April 2-23, in the Sibell-Wolle Fine Arts Building on campus.

Paintings, sculptures, photography and interactive installations will be shown that explore relationships and diverse cultures, as well as challenge the viewer's visual and perceptual awareness.

All of the artists have exhibited their work nationally or internationally.

March 25, 1999

Appointed to the Tisone Chair in Accounting at CU's College of Business and Administration this spring, David Guenther brings years of professional experience as a CPA and an outstanding scholarly reputation to the college.

Guenther, a CPA who holds a doctorate from the University of Washington, said he enjoys preparing accounting students for the real world. "You can tell the students what it's going to be like," he said. "It's helpful to have that background. No textbook can share that kind of information."

March 25, 1999


University of Colorado at Boulder music professor and jazz saxophonist Willie Hill will perform as part of a jazz combo for state legislators on Wednesday, March 31, at the Colorado History Museum.

The performance will incorporate a lecture about the history of jazz in America.

The program is part of a series of "Smart Lunches" that the university presents for the legislature highlighting some of CU-Boulder's most dynamic scholars.

March 25, 1999

Four of the University of Colorado at Boulder's most distinguished professors in teaching and scholarship will give free public lectures on the frontiers of science ranging from astrophysics to anthropology during April.

The campus talks are part of a new program featuring lectures by President's Teaching Scholars from CU-Boulder. Hosted by CU-Boulder Chancellor Richard L. Byyny and the Office of Community Relations, the Spring series is titled "Quests for Origins, Evolution and Immortality."

March 24, 1999

Nobel laureate Thomas Cech of the University of Colorado at Boulder has been selected to become the next president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute by the organization’s trustees beginning in January of 2000.

Cech, who has been a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator since 1988, will continue as a distinguished professor at CU-Boulder and professor at the CU Health Sciences Center in Denver. Cech shared the 1989 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Sidney Altman of Yale University for their independent discoveries that RNA can act as a catalyst in cell development.

March 24, 1999

CU-Boulder's Urban-Rural Divorce in the American West program, a mock divorce trial that explores the complex relationship between rural and urban interests, will be presented as a benefit for the Colorado Rural Health Center on Thursday, April 8.

The program will be held in the Arvada Center beginning at 6 p.m.

March 24, 1999

Jin Di, the translator of James Joyce's "Ulysses" into Chinese, will lecture on "Joyce in China: Tale of Two Encounters" on Wednesday, March 31, at the University of Colorado.

The talk will be given in the Hellems Arts and Sciences Building, room 267, at 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Professor Jin is a visiting fellow at the University of Washington and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Virginia.