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February 12, 1998

Volunteers from the Boulder community and the University of Colorado at Boulder are joining forces to help prevent the type of violent behavior exhibited in the Hill area last May.

Dubbed the “Peacemakers Project,” the program will utilize trained volunteers to listen, discuss and intervene before issues mushroom into violence. The project is coordinated by the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center of Boulder.

February 11, 1998

Popular music and cultural critic Greil Marcus will give a public lecture Thursday, Feb. 19, at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

In the lecture, titled “Prophecy in the American Voice -- John Winthrop, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. and Allen Ginsberg,” Marcus will address the prophetic strain in American political rhetoric.

The talk, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel, is free and open to the public.

Best known for his work as a popular music critic, Marcus also has written extensively on literature, art, movies and politics.

February 11, 1998

A $9 million instrument designed and built at the University of Colorado at Boulder was shipped to Baltimore today for integration into a new NASA ulatraviolet-light gathering satellite now set for launch in October.

February 11, 1998

Ofelia Miramontes, associate professor of education at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been named interim associate vice chancellor for diversity, pending approval by the CU Board of Regents.

The appointment will be considered at the Feb. 19 meeting of the board.

Miramontes will serve in the interim position until a search for a permanent associate vice chancellor is concluded. A search for a permanent appointee will begin no earlier than the fall of 1998.

February 10, 1998

RICHARD PFAFF, professor emeritus of political science, has lived in Iran and Turkey, and is an expert on the Middle East and world affairs. He can address the politics of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf War. Pfaff has given expert testimony on Middle Eastern affairs in Congressional hearings, has been a consultant to the Department of Defense and taught classes on the Persian Gulf crisis in 1989-90. He can be reached at 303-499-4060.

February 10, 1998

Norwegian Ambassador to the United States Tom E. Vraalsen will present a Norwegian perspective on current events in an address Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The talk will begin at 11 a.m. in the Forum Room at the University Memorial Center, at Broadway and Euclid Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.

Vraalsen’s talk is titled “Meeting the Humanitarian and Security Challenges Ahead -- A Norwegian Perspective.”

February 9, 1998

Construction is continuing on a new $850,000 facility at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Mountain Research Station that will provide researchers and students with year-round living and teaching quarters.

February 9, 1998

The Career Services office at the University of Colorado at Boulder will hold an Internship Fair on Feb. 18 in the University Memorial Center Glenn Miller Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

CU-Boulder students must bring their student ID to attend the fair.

Company booths will be on display so that all CU-Boulder students can meet with business representatives. Students are encouraged to bring about 20 resumes, dress in a professional manner and remember to pick up business cards from employers they talk with.

February 5, 1998

Tony Bastone has been named the director of career services for the University of Colorado School of Law, pending approval by the CU Board of Regents.

Bastone is a former assistant dean for the office of career services at Southern Methodist University School of Law. He has also served in career services offices for law schools at the University of Washington, Golden Gate University and the University of Tulsa.

Bastone has a master’s degree in criminology and corrections from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

February 5, 1998

CU-Boulder Professor Richard Delgado, the Jean N. Lindsley Professor of Law, has been awarded the American Library Association's Outstanding Academic Book Award for "The Coming Race War? And Other Apocalyptic Tales of America After Affirmative Action and Welfare."

The book is a series of enlightening and thought-provoking dialogues between “The Professor and Rodrigo,” his young protégé. The two meet at conferences and airports and discuss issues of race, including affirmative action, empathy and power structure.

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