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May 9, 1997

Eight people were honored with 1997 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards at an April 24 banquet sponsored by the University of Colorado at Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Presented for the 32nd consecutive year, the awards are given to alumni of the university's engineering college for outstanding careers and achievement in academic and professional work. In special cases, non-alums also are recognized with this award for outstanding service to the engineering college.

May 9, 1997

Four faculty and staff members of the University of Colorado at Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science have received annual college-wide awards for outstanding achievement for 1997.

The Charles Hutchinson Memorial Teaching Award was presented to Professor Delores Etter of the electrical and computer engineering department. Etter was honored for authoring college-level textbooks and for her effective classroom teaching.

May 8, 1997

Here’s a question for those of you who aren’t afraid of numbers: What is the dollar value of Vail Resorts Inc. and why?

This was the problem posed to students at the College of Business and Administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder who participated in the third annual Shell Financial Analysis Competition. A portion of grant given to the business college by Shell Corporation is earmarked to reward undergraduates in finance each year.

May 7, 1997

The Boulder Campus Wellness Wednesday program on May 14 will feature the third annual Poker Walk from noon to 1 p.m. beginning and ending outside the Recreation Center.

Staff and faculty will walk or run to five designated campus locations to pick up a playing card. Those drawing the best five-card poker hands will win prizes and everyone will receive a prize for participating. Juice and water will be served at each station on the route.

May 6, 1997

A team of University of Colorado at Boulder researchers have combined a unique set of remote-sensing techniques to pinpoint a series of eight previously unknown Paleo-Indian quarries in Montana dating back as far as 10,000 years.

May 5, 1997

Special commencement activities will be held by the University of Colorado at Boulder Alumni Association and several schools and colleges in addition to the main commencement exercises on May 16 at 9:30 a.m. in Folsom Stadium.

May 5, 1997

With about 20,000 people expected to attend University of Colorado at Boulder commencement exercises May 16 at 9:30 a.m. in Folsom Stadium, carpooling and alternative transportation are recommended for anyone planning to be on campus.

The Hop shuttle and RTD buses will be on regular schedules that day.

Visitors are advised to arrive early because many parking spaces will be occupied by staff and faculty during regular working hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the first day of summer hours.

May 5, 1997

The University of Colorado at Boulder English department will host an international scholarly conference on contemporary or “urban” legends from May 21 to May 24 at the Hotel Boulderado.

May 5, 1997

Twelve CU-Boulder faculty members received the highest honor given by their peers May 7 when they were named winners of the 1996-97 Awards for Excellence from the CU-Boulder Faculty Assembly.

Up to four recipients are nominated and selected by their colleagues each spring in each of three categories: teaching, service, and research, scholarly or creative work. Each award includes $3,000.

May 5, 1997

About 3,800 students will receive diplomas May 16 from the University of Colorado at Boulder in outdoor commencement exercises in Folsom Stadium.

Of the diplomas to be presented, about 2,700 will be for bachelor’s degrees, 700 for master’s degrees and 400 for doctorates. Forty-eight students will earn two diplomas and about 356 will receive their degrees with honors.


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