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January 10, 1997

EDITORS: A complete schedule of visiting executives is attached. Reporters can arrange to attend any lecture by calling (303) 492-4007. Lectures are from 3:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in room 100 of the Mathematics Building.

The chief executive officers of ConAgra, Vail Resorts and WMX Technologies are among 13 top executives scheduled to address a popular business class this spring at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

January 10, 1997

If a computer has ever given you fits, University of Colorado at Boulder psychology professor Thomas Landauer will probably cheer you up.

He says it's not your fault.

Everyday examples of how computers have actually made work more difficult abound, Landauer says. But rather than blaming the person who designed the computer people often blame themselves.

January 10, 1997

A popular new service for students has been suspended for the spring semester at the University of Colorado at Boulder Book Store, due to issues raised about possible unfair competitive advantage over outside book stores.

Last fall, in response to student and parent requests, the CU Book Store arranged for textbook purchases to be included on the students' main university bill, along with tuition, fees and housing.

January 9, 1997

The University of Colorado at Boulder's department of aerospace engineering sciences and the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics have been jointly named one of five Programs of Excellence statewide by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education for 1997.

The Programs of Excellence competition was founded in 1988 by the Colorado Legislature to reward colleges and universities with outstanding educational programs. The Legislature annually provides winners special state funding as part of the award to enhance existing programs.

January 9, 1997

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University of Colorado at Boulder alumna Marsha Ivins is slated to make her fourth journey into space on Sunday, Jan. 12, when NASA's space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to blast off from Cape Kennedy, Fla.

January 7, 1997

Kristi Anseth, an assistant professor in the chemical engineering department at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been awarded a Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award for 1996.

January 6, 1997

A new guide for people seeking to combat youth violence offers extensive information on promising programs and how to pick the best strategy for different neighborhoods.

The 77-page report, "A Program Planning Guide for Youth Violence Prevention," is authored by Professor Nancy Guerra of the University of Illinois at Chicago and Professor Kirk Williams of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The $20 guide is available from the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at CU-Boulder.

January 6, 1997

The final NCAA self-study report on the University of Colorado at Boulder athletics program will be available for public review at several campus locations beginning Jan. 21.

The report is the result of a comprehensive study of CU-Boulder athletics by the campus's NCAA Certification Committee and is part of a 21-month certification process.

September 17, 1996

CU-Boulder scientists with a special interest in educating young children will give 10 monthly science shows this year starting Sept. 28 for children in grades five through nine.

The 20th annual series of hour-long Saturday morning shows will feature astronomy, chemistry-biochemistry and physics topics.

June 24, 1996

A team of scientists that includes two Colorado researchers will take images of Mars June 27 with the Hubble Space Telescope to check the weather conditions in preparation for the July 4 landing of NASA’s unmanned Pathfinder spacecraft.

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