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March 6, 1997

Stargazers have several celestial treats in store for March, from a comet and a partial lunar eclipse to the vernal equinox heralding the first day of spring.

Coloradans should have some gorgeous nighttime views, weather permitting, and those in the Boulder area can attend regular open houses at the University of Colorado at Boulder each Friday in March, except March 28, and April, according to astronomer Katy Garmany, director of Fiske Planetarium and Sommers-Bausch Observatory.

March 6, 1997

The University of Colorado at Boulder will host a statewide minority career conference on March 18.

The event will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the University Memorial Center Glenn Miller Ballroom on the CU-Boulder campus.

African American, American Indian, Asian American and Hispanic/Latino college students from across the state and alumni of CU-Boulder are invited to attend the conference.

Those attending will have the chance to meet with employer representatives and explore employment opportunities. Last year more than 100 employer representatives attended.

March 6, 1997

Trygve E. Myhren, president of Myhren Media Inc. of Denver, will give the Ralph L. Crosman Memorial Lecture March 13 at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The free public lecture sponsored by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication will be at 5 p.m. in Old Main Chapel with a reception following in the Heritage Center. The title is “The Future of the Media and Their Obligations in a Democratic Society.”

Myhren has received numerous honors and awards, including the cable industry’s premier achievement award, the 1988 Distinguished Vanguard Leadership Award.

March 5, 1997

Several undergraduate students at the University of Colorado at Boulder have received diversity scholarships to study in other countries.

Two diversity scholarships, one awarded by CU-Boulder and the other by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, help cover expenses in the Study Abroad program for Colorado residents who are underrepresented on the Boulder campus because they are ethnic minorities or from the state’s rural areas.

March 5, 1997

Registration is under way for Session II spring credit courses in the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Monday and Wednesday night classes begin on March 17 and end May 7. Tuesday and Thursday night classes begin March 18 and end May 8.

The cost for Colorado residents is $90 per credit hour. Non-residents pay $170 per credit hour, and non-resident tuition rises for courses totaling four or more credit hours. Most Session II courses are three or four credit hours.

March 5, 1997

Registration is under way for Session II spring credit courses in the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Monday and Wednesday night classes begin on March 17 and end May 7. Tuesday and Thursday night classes begin March 18 and end May 8.

The cost for Colorado residents is $90 per credit hour. Non-residents pay $170 per credit hour, and non-resident tuition rises for courses totaling four or more credit hours. Most Session II courses are three or four credit hours.

March 4, 1997

Twenty-four students at the University of Colorado at Boulder have received scholarships to study this spring in countries around the globe.

The students choose from among 100 programs in 55 countries offered by CU-Boulder’s Study Abroad program and receive course credit for their overseas studies.

Following are the names of Study Abroad scholarship recipients, their hometowns, award amounts, locations, study abroad semesters and academic majors.

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March 4, 1997

The University of Colorado at Boulder Friends of the Libraries will present an evening of desserts and wines with a panel of local mystery writers at 7:30 p.m. March 14 in the Fleming Law Building on campus.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the CU-Boulder libraries.

Authors featured at the benefit will include Christine Jorgensen, Leslie O’Kane, and Ann Ripley.

March 3, 1997

Nicaragua’s newly elected president, Arnoldo Aleman Lacayo, has appointed University of Colorado at Boulder Associate Professor Frederick Lange to be an adviser to the Nicaraguan Institute of Culture.

Lange, curator of anthropology at the University of Colorado Museum, is in Managua this semester, and next summer will conduct archaeological excavations with about 10 CU-Boulder students.

February 28, 1997

Five programs at the University of Colorado at Boulder were cited for excellence in a ranking of the nation's best graduate schools released this week by U.S. News and World Report.

The law and education graduate programs at CU-Boulder made significant gains in 1997. The overall CU School of Law ranking jumped from 39th to 30th, while the School of Education climbed from 25th to 19th. Also ranked in 1997 were CU-Boulder graduate programs in engineering, music and environmental law.

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