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May 20, 1997

It's a misconception that athletes should flock to Colorado to train for competitions.

Ideally, says University of Colorado at Boulder chemical engineering Professor Igor Gamow, athletes should live at high altitude and work out at low altitude. This is fine for the jet set, but for Joe Athlete, the commute between Boulder and San Diego may be too costly.

Check out the virtual altitude alternative by slumbering in the Gamow Bed. This hypobaric chamber allows athletes to sleep at simulated high altitude, thereby producing more oxygen-carrying red blood cells.

May 20, 1997

Faculty in the fine arts department at the University of Colorado at Boulder have elected an interim chair from within the unit, signaling an important step toward revitalizing the department, according to outgoing interim chair Merrill Lessley.

Erika Doss, professor of fine arts, was elected interim chair May 9 in a meeting of the fine arts faculty. Pending approval by the CU Board of Regents, she will serve as interim chair while a national search for a permanent chair is conducted.

May 20, 1997

Investors, business leaders, corporate relocation services and Colorado farmers rely on Richard Wobbekind to give them accurate economic forecasts each December. This year, BankOne and the University of Colorado at Boulder College of Business and Administration are formally thanking him.

Wobbekind, director of the Business Research Division at the College of Business and Administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is the recipient of the 1997 BankOne Colorado Corporation Faculty Community Service Award.

May 19, 1997

A conference titled Dams: Water and Power in the New West is set for June 2 through June 4 at the Natural Resources Law Center of the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder.

The keynote address by Charles F. Wilkinson, “Coming to Grips with Growth in the West: Traditional Communities, Free Rivers and the New Megalopoli,” will be Monday, June 2, at 12:30 p.m. in the Lindsley Memorial Courtroom of the law school. Wilkinson is a noted law professor, writer and authority on Western issues.

May 19, 1997

The University of Colorado at Boulder will host the annual Big 12 Senior Student Affairs Officers Workshop June 2 through June 4.

The workshop for senior student affairs officers from the Big 12 conference gives school representatives an opportunity to get acquainted, exchange ideas and explore topics of mutual interest.

May 19, 1997

Richard A. Tharp, interim athletic director at the University of Colorado at Boulder since August 1996, will be recommended to the CU Board of Regents as the campus’ permanent director of intercollegiate athletics, according to Chancellor Richard L. Byyny.

Following an internal search, Tharp was a finalist for the job along with Theophilus D. Gregory, director of athletics at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

May 16, 1997

Jane H. Bock, a biology faculty member since 1968, has won the University of Colorado at Boulder’s highest recognition for teaching and research, the Hazel Barnes Prize.

Chancellor Richard L. Byyny announced that Bock, a world-class scientist who successfully blends research and teaching of undergraduate and graduate students, will receive the Hazel Barnes Prize and a cash award of $20,000.

May 16, 1997

Local students were among about 3,800 receiving degrees May 16 in outdoor ceremonies at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The Chancellor’s Recognition Award for students receiving all A’s in their college careers was given to Shawn Timothy Stone of Monument, who received a bachelor of science in electrical and computer engineering. Stone, a graduate of Rampart High School in Colorado Springs, also was named Outstanding Graduate of the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

May 16, 1997

The University of Colorado at Boulder Graduate School has named geological sciences doctoral student Stephen Hasiotis winner of the Graduate Student Research and Creative Work Award for 1997.

May 16, 1997

Local students were among about 3,800 receiving degrees May 16 in outdoor ceremonies at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The Chancellor’s Recognition Award for students receiving all A’s in their college careers was given to Shawn Timothy Stone of Monument, who received a bachelor of science in electrical and computer engineering. Stone, a graduate of Rampart High School in Colorado Springs, also was named Outstanding Graduate of the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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