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September 9, 1997

Editors Note: Reporters interested in covering one or more sessions should contact Barb Duran at (303) 492-3258.

Growth, responsible development and transportation issues are among the topics to be discussed at a conference sponsored by the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Real Estate Center.

More than 350 real estate and development professionals are expected to attend the conference on Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver.

September 8, 1997

Schools and colleges at the University of Colorado at Boulder will receive extra funds to handle a larger-than-expected fall enrollment, according to an announcement by CU-Boulder Chancellor Richard L. Byyny.

Although the official fall census will not be taken until Sept. 10, preliminary figures indicate the fall enrollment may top 25,000, including possibly the largest freshman class in CU-Boulder’s history. Freshmen may total as many as 4,220 -- or 40 more than the all-time high set in 1995.

September 5, 1997

The Hazel Gates Woodruff Cottage, an historical landmark on the CU-Boulder campus, is open this fall after a renovation that restores the building’s place in time.

The Cottage, formerly known as the Women’s Studies Cottage No. 1, was built in 1885 to house the first women’s dormitory on campus. It originally provided dining facilities for 100, sleeping rooms for 12, a bath and an office for the chaperone on the first floor.

September 5, 1997

The University of Colorado at Boulder is ranked in the 1998 Fiske Guide to Colleges among the best of the nation’s universities and one of 21 “best buys” among the nation’s public universities.

The highly regarded guide to colleges is written by Edward B. Fiske, former education editor of the New York Times.

September 4, 1997

The University of Colorado at Boulder will hold its annual Study Abroad Fair Sept. 10 for students to learn more about the university’s study abroad programs, including six new semester-long options.

CU-Boulder now offers more than 100 study abroad programs in 56 different countries.

September 4, 1997

Fans heading to the CU-Boulder campus for Saturday’s football game against the CSU Rams can save time and headaches by knowing in advance where they plan to park and by taking one of several suggested routes.

CU Parking Services Manager Pam Greager said fans should try to arrive at least an hour before the 11:30 a.m. gametime to avoid traffic jams and to ensure getting parked and into the stadium on time. Stadium gates open at 10 a.m.

“We expect a large crowd at this game because CSU is such a big rival of CU, so we’re encouraging fans to arrive early,” said Greager.

September 4, 1997

Bruce Ekstrand Memorial to be Dedicated Friday

The media are invited to attend the dedication of a sculpture plaza at the University of Colorado at Boulder Friday, Sept. 5, in memory of the late Bruce Ekstrand, former vice chancellor for academic affairs.

The dedication will begin at 4 p.m. and last about 45 minutes. The event is not open to the general public, but about 200 friends and relatives were invited to attend.

September 4, 1997

For the fourth consecutive year, Success magazine has named the University of Colorado at Boulder one of the nation's top 25 schools for entrepreneurship education.

Other colleges making the list, published in the magazine’s September issue, included the University of California-Berkeley, Harvard, Northwestern, Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

September 3, 1997

The Career Services office at the University of Colorado at Boulder will hold a Career Fair on Sept. 24 at the Coors Events/Conference Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Company booths will be on display so that seniors can meet with business representatives in advance of on-campus interviews. Underclassmen can submit resumes for internships and freshmen in particular are encouraged to attend the fair to work on networking skills.

September 2, 1997

An 11-member search committee has been named to seek a replacement for Wallace Loh, vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder, who leaves the campus Sept. 30.

Loh recently resigned his position to become Director of Policy for Washington State Gov. Gary Locke.

The committee, chaired by Arts and Sciences Dean Peter Spear, will begin with an internal search. If a qualified internal individual is not identified, the committee will launch a national search.

Members of the committee include:

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