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March 14, 1997


Former Biosphere 2 Inhabitants to Speak at CU-Boulder March 17

Two American scientists who spent two years inside the Biosphere 2 dome near Oracle, Ariz., from 1991 to 1993 will speak about their experiences during a presentation at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Monday, March 17.

The talk will be held from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in room ECCR 1B40 of the engineering center. Sponsored by Bioserve Space Technologies Center and the aerospace engineering department, the event is free and open to the public.

March 14, 1997

Thirteen graduate students at the University of Colorado at Boulder designed the “Give Kids 5” campaign now airing on radio and TV to promote the child care checkoff that appears for the first time on the 1996 Colorado income tax form.

The campaign, which urges taxpayers to donate five minutes of their time or $5 to benefit Colorado children, was designed for the Colorado Children’s Campaign by CU-Boulder graduate students in an interdisciplinary journalism and business program.

March 12, 1997

University of Colorado School of Law Professor Norton Steuben has accepted a two-year assignment from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Technical Assistance to serve as resident tax policy adviser to the government of Ukraine.

A faculty member since 1968, Steuben will begin his residence in July in Kiev, Ukraine, which gained its independence after the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Steuben is an expert on tax law and real estate law and has received the university’s prestigious President’s Teaching Scholars award.

March 10, 1997

Two teams of University of Colorado law students captured first and second place in a regional moot court competition on trademark and unfair competition law in San Francisco.

The winning team will proceed to the 1997 national finals in Washington, D.C., on March 22.

Placing first and winning the best oralists and best briefs awards were Nancy Fogle of Boulder and Kirstin Stoll of Thornton.

Second place went to Marco Chayet of Boulder, Brad Hattenbach of Westminster and Kate Wingard of Boulder.

March 10, 1997

Several University of Colorado School of Law students have won or placed in recent student trial competitions.

•Winners of the Feb. 12 Rothgerber Moot Court Competition final round at CU are third-year students Alison Cornell, Debra Trapp and Tom Ward, who also participated in the New York Bar Association National Moot Court Competition. Second-place Rothgerber winners are third-year students Michele Clark, Corey Cutter and Elizabeth Moulton. Trapp was given the Austin Scott Jr. Award for oral advocacy.

March 10, 1997

Two island-dwelling snake species under study by a University of Colorado at Boulder expert present contrasting challenges to researchers attempting to rectify growing ecological problems associated with the reptiles.

March 7, 1997

It’s not a place, it’s more an idea, but the humanities disciplines at the University of Colorado at Boulder can now call it a home.

The Center for Humanities and the Arts was launched officially on March 5 at a reception celebrating the critical role the arts and humanities play in a true liberal arts education.

March 7, 1997

Associate Professor Larry Weisberg of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication has been appointed director of the graduate program in integrated marketing communications at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Until his appointment as director of the IMC program, Weisberg headed the journalism school’s undergraduate advertising sequence. The advertising program will be directed by Associate Professor Brett Robbs, a journalism faculty member since 1992.

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.


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