CU-Boulder Museum Exhibit Examines Art Of Tattoos

Feb. 15, 1998

For many people, the thought of getting a tattoo conjures up images of sailors and leather-clad bikers adorning themselves with skulls, hearts and other symbols of machismo. But, in fact, tattoos carry a rich cultural significance that dates back many centuries. And while still popular with the biker crowd today, tattoos now adorn a broader segment of the population.

CU-Boulder Center Gets $210,000 Anti-Violence Award

Feb. 12, 1998

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado at Boulder has received a $210,000 grant from the Metropolitan Life Foundation in New York City for its work on reducing juvenile violence. The CU-Boulder center was named the co-winner of the 1997 Positive Choices Youth Anti-Violence Initiatives Program sponsored by the foundation. The other winner was the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Columbia University's Teachers College, which will receive $190,000.

CU-Boulder Presents Lunch And Learn Series

Feb. 11, 1998

The CU-Boulder Division of Continuing Education and the University Book Store will present three well-known faculty, who are authors, in a Lunch and Learn Series to be held at the Chautauqua Community House. The lunch-time talks will entertain, provoke and inform, according to Gwen Thornton, academic coordinator in the Division of Continuing Education.

Community Peacemakers Project Launched With Volunteer Help

Feb. 11, 1998

Volunteers from the Boulder community and the University of Colorado at Boulder are joining forces to help prevent the type of violent behavior exhibited in the Hill area last May. Dubbed the “Peacemakers Project,” the program will utilize trained volunteers to listen, discuss and intervene before issues mushroom into violence. The project is coordinated by the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center of Boulder.

CU-Boulder Names New Interim Officer For Diversity

Feb. 10, 1998

Ofelia Miramontes, associate professor of education at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been named interim associate vice chancellor for diversity, pending approval by the CU Board of Regents. The appointment will be considered at the Feb. 19 meeting of the board. Miramontes will serve in the interim position until a search for a permanent associate vice chancellor is concluded. A search for a permanent appointee will begin no earlier than the fall of 1998.

$9 Million CU Space Instrument Shipped For October NASA Launch

Feb. 10, 1998

A $9 million instrument designed and built at the University of Colorado at Boulder was shipped to Baltimore today for integration into a new NASA ulatraviolet-light gathering satellite now set for launch in October.

Critic Greil Marcus To Speak At CU-Boulder

Feb. 10, 1998

Popular music and cultural critic Greil Marcus will give a public lecture Thursday, Feb. 19, at the University of Colorado at Boulder. In the lecture, titled “Prophecy in the American Voice -- John Winthrop, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr. and Allen Ginsberg,” Marcus will address the prophetic strain in American political rhetoric. The talk, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel, is free and open to the public. Best known for his work as a popular music critic, Marcus also has written extensively on literature, art, movies and politics.

Iraq, Middle East and Islam Experts News Tip Sheet

Feb. 9, 1998

RICHARD PFAFF, professor emeritus of political science, has lived in Iran and Turkey, and is an expert on the Middle East and world affairs. He can address the politics of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf War. Pfaff has given expert testimony on Middle Eastern affairs in Congressional hearings, has been a consultant to the Department of Defense and taught classes on the Persian Gulf crisis in 1989-90. He can be reached at 303-499-4060.

Norwegian Ambassador To Speak At CU-Boulder

Feb. 9, 1998

Norwegian Ambassador to the United States Tom E. Vraalsen will present a Norwegian perspective on current events in an address Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The talk will begin at 11 a.m. in the Forum Room at the University Memorial Center, at Broadway and Euclid Avenue. The event is free and open to the public. Vraalsen’s talk is titled “Meeting the Humanitarian and Security Challenges Ahead -- A Norwegian Perspective.”

CU-Boulder Career Services Holds Fair To Prepare Students For Internships

Feb. 8, 1998

The Career Services office at the University of Colorado at Boulder will hold an Internship Fair on Feb. 18 in the University Memorial Center Glenn Miller Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CU-Boulder students must bring their student ID to attend the fair. Company booths will be on display so that all CU-Boulder students can meet with business representatives. Students are encouraged to bring about 20 resumes, dress in a professional manner and remember to pick up business cards from employers they talk with.