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April 7, 1997

A description of how CU-Boulder’s Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory was developed might read a little like the Gettysburg Address with the addition of the word student: of the students, by the students and for the students.

The three-story, 34,000 square foot laboratory is intended primarily for use by undergraduate engineering students and this semester is being used for freshmen, sophomore and junior courses.

April 7, 1997

Editors: A media tour of the ITLL will be at 10 a.m. April 22 beginning at the east entrance of the engineering college.

The University of Colorado at Boulder will dedicate a one-of-a-kind, $17 million hands-on learning facility April 24 that was designed and built to provide real-world engineering experience to more than 1,200 undergraduates a day.

April 7, 1997

* The ITLL facility was designed by the Denver architectural firm of Klipp, Colussy, Jenks and DuBois with assistance by NBBJ Architects of San Francisco and Sheere/Leese Architects of Denver. It was built by M.A. Mortenson Co. of Denver.

* ITLL will accommodate up to 1,200 students a day, about one-half of the undergraduate engineering student body population at CU-Boulder. The building will be open for use 16 hours a day, seven days a week with the goal of having every engineering undergraduate using the facility every semester.

April 2, 1997

Class of 1997 college grads will find a better job market this spring than in recent years, but competition continues to be stiff, according to Gordon Gray, University of Colorado at Boulder Career Services director.

“I tell ’97 grads their sense of timing is wonderful. The job market is better than in each of the previous five years,” said Gray.

April 2, 1997

Juniors and seniors in high schools throughout the nation may apply for the High School Summer Scholars Program scheduled from June 22 to July 12 at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The new program is designed to give students a chance to experience college life while taking classes for credit or personal enrichment in a variety of topics.

April 2, 1997

CU-Boulder’s Wellness Program for staff and faculty will present a free public Wellness Wednesday talk on April 9 by noted cancer researcher and Distinguished Professor David Prescott of biology.

Prescott will discuss skin cancer in a “mini medical school” talk at noon in the Student Recreation Center conference rooms 3 and 4. Attendees are welcome to bring brown-bag lunches.

March 31, 1997

A high-tech plant-growth chamber developed at the University of Colorado at Boulder that contains intriguing pharmaceutical and agricultural experiments will blast off on NASA’s space shuttle Columbia from Florida April 3.

March 21, 1997

Physics Professor Carl Wieman of the University of Colorado at Boulder will describe events leading to the globally acclaimed discovery of a new state of matter called Bose-Einstein condensation in a public lecture on April 2.

Wieman will lecture on "The Circuitous Path of a Physics Discovery: How Tinkering with Lasers Led (After 10 Years) to Bose-Einstein Condensation" at 8 p.m. in the JILA Auditorium on the CU campus.

The free lecture is intended for a general audience. A reception will follow on the 10th floor of the JILA Tower.

March 20, 1997

Construction of a new storm drainage system and other utility improvements on the CU-Boulder campus will require a change in driving patterns for students, faculty, staff and visitors beginning April 1.

Construction is expected to last from April to late August, when fall semester classes begin.

March 20, 1997

The University of Colorado at Boulder will hold its second annual disability cultural forum from noon to 9 p.m. on April 2 in the University Memorial Center’s Glenn Miller Ballroom on campus.

The forum, which is free and open to the public, will bring together poets, writers, activists and artists to celebrate and raise awareness of disability culture.

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