News Releases

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.

March 24, 1999

Graduates in the class of 1999 are entering a strong job market similar to the last two years, according to Gordon Gray, University of Colorado at Boulder Career Services director.

"The number of employer interactions with students on campus is unprecedented, " said Gray. "Increases in job postings, resume referrals, interviews and attendance at career fairs reflect a strong market nationally and locally.

"The Colorado unemployment rate has never been lower. There are many companies hiring and needing the skills of college graduates," Gray said.

March 23, 1999

Richard "Ric" Porreca, executive director of budget, planning and analysis at the University of Colorado at Boulder, announced today he has accepted the position of associate vice chancellor for resource management and planning at the University of California, Davis.

His appointment is effective Aug. 1.

Porreca has been head of CU-Boulder's Office of Budget, Planning and Analysis since July 1994. Prior to that time he served in a number of posts at CU-Boulder and for the University of Colorado system administration.

March 23, 1999

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado at Boulder has been awarded the Youth Crime Watch of America's Casey Local Business/Organization Award.

The award was presented at the 12th National Youth Crime Prevention Conference held in Denver March 3-6.

The center was selected from hundreds of organizations, schools and community programs that have made outstanding contributions to the prevention of crime, drug use and violence throughout the United States.

March 22, 1999

Family is the focus for several April events at the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder featuring four special programs.

* "Love Makes a Family" art exhibit, April 1-14

* Lambda Rising Queer Studies conference, April 10

* Leslie Hoffman lecture, April 10 & 12

* GLBT Parent Panel, April 13

The highly acclaimed exhibit, "Love Makes a Family: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People and Their Families" opens April 1 in the University Memorial Center Fine Arts Gallery Annex.