News Releases

October 17, 1997

CU-Boulder faculty and staff are being encouraged to “Slam Dunk Our CCC Goal!” by continuing to show strong support for the annual Colorado Combined Campaign as the campus kicks off its ninth year. The CCC gets underway on campus Oct. 20.

The Colorado Combined Campaign is a state-wide program for channeling employee contributions to more than 600 Colorado charities. Last year the campus raised $145,000 for the campaign.

October 17, 1997

The Women’s Studies Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder will host an address by leading black feminist sociologist Patricia Hill Collins on Oct. 29.

Collins will speak on “Moving Beyond Gender: Race, Class and Scientific Knowledge,” at 7:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.

The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will be held in the CU Heritage Center following the presentation.

October 15, 1997

Paul Tabolt, vice chancellor for administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is reviewing additional options for funding CU-Boulder’s proposed ECO Pass after receiving dozens of comments for and against the plan.

Tabolt decided today to ask the ECO Pass Project Team to bring additional funding ideas for his consideration. He made the decision in response to faculty objections and a Boulder Faculty Assembly (BFA) resolution calling for additional evaluation.

October 13, 1997

Scholars who study behavioral decision-making will attend a marketing camp at the University of Colorado at Boulder this week to present research and discuss trends.

The camp, sponsored by CU and coordinated by marketing professors Dilip Soman and Dipankar Chakravarti, is a precursor to the national Association for Consumer Research conference in Denver. It begins Tuesday evening at the Boulder Broker Inn at 30th Street and Baseline Road and resumes at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday.

October 10, 1997

About 100 high school seniors from Brush, Keenesburg, Parker, Aurora, Littleton, Lakewood and Greenwood Village will visit the University of Colorado at Boulder on Oct. 16.

The students are members of the Colorado-Wyoming Junior Academy of Science, an organization that promotes an interest in science among secondary students.

While on campus they will meet with CU-Boulder faculty and students in astronomy, biology, chemistry, paleontology and physics. On the schedule are visits to specialists in snakes, conservation ecology, neuropsychology, engineering and genetics.

October 10, 1997

New Academic Teaching Program Offered For Teaching English In East Asia

Students wanting to pursue careers teaching English in China, Japan or Korea can now get comprehensive training at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Laurel Rasplica Rodd, chair of the department of East Asian languages and literatures, and Lise Menn, chair of the linguistics department, developed the new offering because the job market for English teachers in East Asia is so strong.

October 10, 1997

Chemical research at the University of Colorado at Boulder ranks third in the United States for the amount of off-campus funding it attracts.

The CU-Boulder department of chemistry and biochemistry received $13.9 million in outside grant support in 1995, a total exceeded only by the University of California at Berkeley with $15.6 million and the California Institute of Technology with $14.9 million. The rankings appear in the Sept. 1 edition of Chemical and Engineering News.

October 9, 1997

The American Indian Science & Engineering Society, affiliated with the engineering college at CU-Boulder, has received a 1997 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.

The $10,000 award is funded through the National Science Foundation to recognize mentoring efforts and programs that increase the participation of under represented groups in science, math and engineering.

October 9, 1997

The University of Colorado at Boulder library system is sponsoring several services in an on-going effort to provide assistance to patrons of Colorado State University’s Morgan Library, which was heavily damaged in the July 28 Fort Collins flood.

About 200 requests a day for interlibrary loan materials, including books and periodical articles, are being filled at Norlin Library for CSU users, according to Yem Fong, assistant professor and head of Information Delivery Services.

October 7, 1997

Sanjai Bhagat, a professor of finance and economics at the CU-Boulder College of Business and Administration, will address members of the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Youth Justice in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Oct. 10.

Bhagat’s research on institutional investors will help the federal agencies in their quest to formulate U.S. policy. The FTC is interested in Bhagat’s findings on anti-trust issues and value gains in takeovers. He will discuss both economic and legal aspects of these and other issues.

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