News Releases

October 10, 1997

New Academic Teaching Program Offered For Teaching English In East Asia

Students wanting to pursue careers teaching English in China, Japan or Korea can now get comprehensive training at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Laurel Rasplica Rodd, chair of the department of East Asian languages and literatures, and Lise Menn, chair of the linguistics department, developed the new offering because the job market for English teachers in East Asia is so strong.

October 10, 1997

Chemical research at the University of Colorado at Boulder ranks third in the United States for the amount of off-campus funding it attracts.

The CU-Boulder department of chemistry and biochemistry received $13.9 million in outside grant support in 1995, a total exceeded only by the University of California at Berkeley with $15.6 million and the California Institute of Technology with $14.9 million. The rankings appear in the Sept. 1 edition of Chemical and Engineering News.

October 9, 1997

The American Indian Science & Engineering Society, affiliated with the engineering college at CU-Boulder, has received a 1997 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.

The $10,000 award is funded through the National Science Foundation to recognize mentoring efforts and programs that increase the participation of under represented groups in science, math and engineering.

October 9, 1997

The University of Colorado at Boulder library system is sponsoring several services in an on-going effort to provide assistance to patrons of Colorado State University’s Morgan Library, which was heavily damaged in the July 28 Fort Collins flood.

About 200 requests a day for interlibrary loan materials, including books and periodical articles, are being filled at Norlin Library for CSU users, according to Yem Fong, assistant professor and head of Information Delivery Services.

October 7, 1997

Sanjai Bhagat, a professor of finance and economics at the CU-Boulder College of Business and Administration, will address members of the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Youth Justice in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Oct. 10.

Bhagat’s research on institutional investors will help the federal agencies in their quest to formulate U.S. policy. The FTC is interested in Bhagat’s findings on anti-trust issues and value gains in takeovers. He will discuss both economic and legal aspects of these and other issues.

October 6, 1997

EDITORS: Rosse will speak to business leaders at a seminar from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Denver Marriott City Center, 1701 California St. The seminar is co-sponsored by Holland & Hart and the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry.

Management Professor Joe Rosse hopes his new book, “High Impact Hiring: A Comprehensive Guide to Performance-Based Hiring,” will help the average manager make better personnel-related decisions.

October 3, 1997


Hallmark CEO To Address CU-Boulder Business Students Monday

Irvine O. Hockaday Jr., president and CEO of Hallmark Cards –- the world’s largest producer of greeting cards –- will speak to students in the Profiles in American Enterprise class at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6.

The class, organized by Professor John Hess, meets in Math 100.

Contact John Hess at 492-7800 to arrange a time to interview Hockaday or call Laurie Van Horn in the Public Relations office at 492-5188.

October 3, 1997

Editors: Photographers are welcome at the Oct. 7 demonstration from noon to 3 p.m. in engineering room 225. Contact Carol Rowe at 492-3113 for more information.

University of Colorado at Boulder researcher Corrina Perrone, in collaboration with David Clark, a middle school teacher for the Boulder Valley School District, has designed an interactive learning game called WebQuest that helps students learn how to make the most of the World Wide Web.

October 2, 1997

News Tip Sheet

The University of Colorado men’s Basketball Team has been invited to participate in “Domingo en Casa,” a program started by a CU-Boulder professor and his wife to make minority students feel welcome in Boulder.

The student players will share Sunday dinner with Professor Al Ramirez and his wife, Vera, at their Boulder home. Other faculty and community members will join them, along with Coach Ricardo Patton and his wife, Jennifer.

The media also are invited to attend the gathering, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5, at 4065 Apache Road.

October 1, 1997

Fans will have a chance to tackle the classroom before watching the Buffs tackle their football foes at three University of Colorado home games in October and November.

“CU Before the Game” seminars, showcasing acclaimed campus performing artists and top-ranked faculty, will give area residents and visitors an opportunity to sample some of CU-Boulder’s cultural and academic offerings on game day mornings.

Three separate events are scheduled concurrently and participants will be able to attend only one prior to each game. No reservations are necessary.