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President’s Fall Address/University Picnic Set for Sept. 14
Faculty, staff, students and friends are invited to attend the annual President's Fall Address and University Picnic. This traditional celebration of the University will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the historic Oval. President Larry Edward Penley will share his vision for the University and a picnic lunch will be provided for all attendees. The annual event provides an opportunity for the campus to celebrate accomplishments of the past year and look ahead to future endeavors. Attendees are encouraged to wear green and gold to the festivities.
New Interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Assistant VP for Research
Colorado State University chemistry Professor Peter Dorhouthas accepted the position of Interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Assistant Vice President for Research. He will be responsible for leading the graduate school and serving as a liaison between the provost's and research offices. The position began Sept. 1 and runs through June 30, 2005 . Dr. Dorhout was serving as Research Associate Dean in the College of Natural Sciences.
"Peter is a highly respected chemist and has served with distinction as Research Associate Dean in the College of Natural Sciences," said Dr. Peter Nicholls, Provost and Academic Vice President at Colorado State. "Peter's academic credentials and his passion for graduate education and research will serve Colorado State University well in this position."
Dr. Dorhout joined Colorado State 's Department of Chemistry in 1991. He is a recognized expert in solid state and materials chemistry, radiochemistry and environmental chemistry, leads an active program in solid state f-element chemistry and nanomaterials science, and serves as director of the Materials Chemistry Graduate Program at Colorado State.
University Ranks in Top Tier of U.S. News and World Report 2005 “America ’s Best Colleges”
Colorado State University is ranked among the best colleges in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report 2005 "America 's Best Colleges.” U.S. News and World Report listed Colorado State in the top tier of public and private doctoral universities, closely ranked with institutions such as Florida State University, Loyola University, University of Oregon, Seton Hall University and the University of Oklahoma.
"Colorado State University is truly a great university, with many world-class programs. This ranking is a direct recognition of the broad, high-quality education that Colorado State provides its students by bringing together cutting-edge research and faculty expertise in the sciences, humanities and arts," said Colorado State President Larry Edward Penley. "More than anything, however, this ranking is indicative of the high-caliber faculty at this institution and their strong commitment to our students' education."
Colorado State 's College of Engineering and College of Business undergraduate programs were ranked among the nation's best as well. The College of Engineering ranked 60th in the nation and the College of Business ranked 87th, up 10 spots from its previous ranking of 97th in 2002. As part of the U.S. News report, Colorado State University also was ranked as the nation's 56th top public university. For a complete list of rankings and methodologies, visit www.usnews.com.