News Releases

February 26, 1997

Kenneth L. Lay, chairman and chief executive officer of Enron, rated the most innovative company in the nation by a Fortune magazine survey, will give a public lecture at the University of Colorado at Boulder on March 11.

An early proponent of deregulating U.S. utilities, Lay was at the forefront of many changes now sweeping the industry. Deregulation of the nation's electricity companies is being discussed in Congress and in Colorado and several other states.

February 20, 1997

A unique, wind-driven kinetic sculpture will be erected outside CU-Boulder1s new Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory at the College of Engineering and Applied Science on Friday, Feb. 21, weather permitting.

February 20, 1997

NOTE: Reporters are welcome to schedule phone interviews with speakers before the symposium by calling Lauren Schwartz at (303) 492-3396.

CU MUSEUM TO HOST SYMPOSIUM

"Herbs in Modern Health Care" will be the subject of a one-day symposium with noted speakers in the health care and medical professions on Saturday, March 15, at the University of Colorado Museum in Boulder.

February 19, 1997

A free informal luncheon for black faculty at CU-Boulder is scheduled Thursday, Feb. 27, to celebrate Black Awareness Month.

The luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room M549 of Norlin Library on the CU-Boulder campus.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs Albert Ramirez and Dean of Libraries James F. Williams have invited all black faculty members to attend.

February 13, 1997

A search has begun for a permanent director of intercollegiate athletics for the University of Colorado at Boulder, according to Chancellor Richard L. Byyny. The position currently is held on an interim basis by Dick Tharp.

Tharp became interim athletic director in August 1996 following the resignation of former Director Bill Marolt.

February 13, 1997

Wardenburg Health Center1s Sexual Health Education Program will observe National Condom Week Feb. 13-18 with activities to raise student awareness of sexual health.

The week will begin Feb. 13 with an information table in the UMC Loggia staffed by peer educators who will distribute condoms, AIDS awareness red ribbons, educational brochures, candy and contest information.

February 13, 1997

Soul food, a taste that can be traced to plantations in the early days of the South, will be featured Feb. 28 as part of Black Awareness Month at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Chef Willie Bradley, food service manager in Cheyenne Arapaho Residence Hall, will cook a variety of traditional foods including barbecued ribs, catfish, collard greens, black-eyed peas with ham hocks, macaroni and cheese, candied yams, corn bread and okra-tomato gumbo. Dessert will be Chef Willie's homemade peach cobbler.

February 10, 1997

EDITORS: This event is not open to the public but reporters are welcome to attend.

CU-BOULDER DIVERSITY SUMMIT

The second annual Chancellor's Diversity Summit at the University of Colorado at Boulder will be held Feb. 21.

Activities will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the University Memorial Center.

Scheduled events include an address by CU-Boulder Chancellor Richard Byyny on "Diversity, Civility and Campus Climate" and remarks by all three CU-Boulder vice chancellors.

February 10, 1997

The CU-Boulder spring blood drive will be Feb. 25, 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the University Memorial Center west ballroom.

February 5, 1997

Tom Cech, the celebrated 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner and chemistry professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will speak on "A New View of Life" Feb. 20 at the University of Colorado1s Denver campus.

The presentation will cover some recent scientific breakthroughs that give insight into the origins of life, the origins of viruses and how viruses may have gotten started, explained Cech. He also will discuss the interplay of teaching and research in his position at CU.

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