News Releases

December 2, 1997

Three finalists for director of Facilities Management at the University of Colorado at Boulder are scheduled to visit the campus for interviews this month.

The finalists are James Demarest, executive director of the Facility Management Department at Illinois State University; James Ellis, director of land planning and infrastructure management for Jefferson County; and Elizabeth Lander Medlin, associate vice president of the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers and former assistant director of the Department of Physical Plant at the University of Maryland.

December 1, 1997

The Study Abroad Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder has awarded $124,123 in scholarship aid to 153 students enrolled in study abroad programs this year.

The aid comes from alumni donations, the Colorado Commission on Higher Education Diversity Fund, foundation donations and the program’s auxiliary accounts.

CU-Boulder enrolled 625 students in study abroad programs during the 1997-98 academic year, including summer ‘97. About 34 percent applied for scholarships.

November 24, 1997

State Representative and CU alumnus Gil Romero (D-Pueblo) will discuss “Politics and Public Service” at the University of Colorado School of Law Dec. 3.

The one-hour “brown bag” session, which is free and open to the public, will begin at noon in Room 103 of the Fleming Law Building. The event is sponsored by the dean’s office.

A member of the Colorado House of Representatives since 1984, Romero serves on the Legislative Joint Budget Committee, the House Appropriations Committee and the state Community Corrections Advisory Council.

November 24, 1997

CU-Boulder Chancellor Richard L. Byyny will host a book signing for the "Atlas of the New West," a project of the Center of the American West, on Thursday, Dec. 4, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Center for British Studies on the fifth floor of Norlin Library.

William Riebsame, a professor of geography who headed up the project with CU-Boulder cartography director James Robb, will give a slide presentation about the atlas at the beginning of the program.

November 24, 1997

A memorial service for Reuben Zubrow, a University of Colorado at Boulder professor who taught economics to more than 30,000 students, will be held on Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. in the Old Main Chapel on campus.

A small reception is scheduled to follow at 5 p.m. in the Heritage Center.

November 21, 1997

The College of Business and Administration will present a forecast for the 1998 Colorado economy beginning at 1:15 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Brown Palace Hotel in downtown Denver.

The program is free and open to the public.

The comprehensive forecast is presented annually by the college and represents the consensus of more than 75 Colorado business, education and government leaders. The group develops the forecast based on contacts with hundreds of business and industry leaders, its own expertise and economic projections.

November 21, 1997

Contact: Melissa Gray, (303) 492-1462

Carol Rowe, 492-3113

Nov. 21, 1997

The University Libraries at CU-Boulder have announced holiday closures, extended study hours for final exam week and intersession hours between the fall and spring semesters.

For Thanksgiving, Norlin and the branch libraries will close at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26, and reopen Friday, Nov. 28. Hours for the remainder of the holiday weekend will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 28 and Nov. 29, and noon to midnight Nov. 30.

November 19, 1997

Funeral services have been set for Daniel Coursey, a University of Colorado at Boulder student who died last week while studying abroad at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England.

Services will be at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 2190 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver. A reception at John F. Kennedy High School will follow.

Coursey, 20, died of suspected meningococcal meningitis on Nov. 13.

November 19, 1997

A major gas line leak at 18th Street and Colorado Avenue on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus caused the evacuation of 12 campus buildings Wednesday morning.

No injuries were reported, according to CU police.

The leak was reported about 9:35 a.m. Buildings were evacuated by building proctors and campus police officers. Affected buildings were Muenzinger Psychology, Ketchum Arts and Sciences, Hunter Science, Duane Physics, Environmental Design, Fine Arts, JILA, Music, Cristol Chemistry and Biochemistry, MCD Biology, Ramaley and Telecommunications.

November 17, 1997

A new program will link doctoral students at the University of Colorado at Boulder with professors at other Colorado colleges and universities.

"The goal is to expand the teaching experiences of aspiring professors and expose them to institutions where the majority of teaching jobs are found," said Hoag Holmgren, assistant director of the Graduate Teacher Program. "More jobs are available at liberal arts schools, smaller state schools and community colleges than at major research universities like CU-Boulder."

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