News Releases

January 28, 1999

The departments of Telecommunication Services and Information Technology Services at the University of Colorado at Boulder have been merged into a single organization effective Jan. 15 in response to the growing demand for information services.

"Data, voice and video are coming together in the modern world of information technology," said Bobby Schnabel, associate vice chancellor for academic and campus technology.

January 27, 1999

A mock urban-rural divorce trial that will explore the complex relationship between urban and rural interests will be conducted at the new Montrose County Court House beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19.

The fun and engaging Urban-Rural Divorce in the American West program, which is free and open to the public, will be presented by the Center of the American West from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and is another in the ongoing CU in Residence program.

January 27, 1999

The Career Services and Disability Services offices at the University of Colorado at Boulder will co-sponsor a career program for students with disabilities designed to prepare them for employment. The program is free of charge and begins in February.

The program consists of a series of four workshops that allow students to develop skills for the workplace, gain exposure to employers, obtain valuable work experience and explore career options.

January 26, 1999

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Resource Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder will present a discussion called "Trying Not to be Gay: Reconciling Faith and Sexuality" on Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Memorial Center, room 235.

The featured speaker is Brent Coleman, a locally noted professional counselor and former fundamentalist Christian who speaks both personally and professionally about his experiences with religion and sexual orientation.

January 25, 1999

John Taylor, a CU-Boulder physics professor, will present an interactive lecture on the importance of understanding mathematical concepts on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Boulder Public Library.

The lecture, titled "Johnny Needs to Know More Math," is part of the spring Chancellor's Community Lecture Series, which is featuring CU arts, science and music faculty this spring. The talk is at 7:30 p.m. in the library's main auditorium.

January 22, 1999

Robert D. Schulzinger, professor of history and director of the International Affairs program at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been elected vice-president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations for 1999.

He will succeed to the presidency in 2000. The society has a membership of about 2,100, one-third of whom live outside the United States.

January 21, 1999

The Building Community Committee at the University of Colorado at Boulder will host an open campus discussion on "Building Community: Working Towards a Hate-Free Campus" on Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Recreation Center conference rooms.

The committee wants input from the campus on proposed university policy and protocol for responding to acts of hate.

January 21, 1999

Norman Pace, one of the world's leading experts on molecular evolution and molecular microbiology, will leave the University of California-Berkeley July 1 to join the University of Colorado at Boulder biology faculty.

January 21, 1999

The Archives of the University of Colorado at Boulder today announced the acquisition of 20 years of files amassed by the nation's pre-eminent non-governmental human rights organization, the New York-based Human Rights Watch, according to Archives Curator Bruce Montgomery.

Montgomery made the announcement today on behalf of CU-Boulder's Human Rights Initiative, a project of the Archives which has made it the largest academic repository of contemporary non-governmental human rights material in the world.

January 19, 1999

The first year of a two-year pilot program providing 5,600 CU-Boulder employees with metro-wide bus passes has ended with an 80 percent increase in transit ridership and a 5.7 percent decline in on-campus parking demand among eligible employees, an RTD survey shows.

But that success must be surpassed in the program's second year with an even greater ridership increase and parking demand reduction if the program is to continue next year, according to Paul Tabolt, vice chancellor for administration.

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