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POLITICAL SCIENCE DELEGATES WON TOP TWO AWARDS for the second year in a row at the National Model United Nations conference in New York City in April 2001. Chico’s team, representing the Netherlands, took home awards for Outstanding Position Paper and for Distinguished Delegation. About 2,500 students from 200 schools participated in the largest college conference in the world.

is a $130,000 three-year research project psychologist Ted Singelis will conduct with the help of graduate and undergraduate student assistants.

IN EARLY 2001 CSU, CHICO WAS THE FIRST UNIVERSITY in the country to host the Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936 exhibit, which 14,448 people viewed while it was on campus.

THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM, anthropology, was awarded more than $660,000 in 2001 to support student and faculty fieldwork, including historical research and ground exploration, as well as master’s thesis projects and classroom and laboratory activities.

LIVING LABORATORY A 2,724-acre nature preserve on Big Chico Creek just above Bidwell Park has been added to the growing number of preserved lands that CSU, Chico maintains. The properties provide educational and research opportunities for students and a refuge for native Chinook salmon and other wildlife. The Big Chico Creek Ecological Preserve will be managed by the Department of Geography and Planning’s Watershed Lands Management program, and will provide an outdoor laboratory for students in the college’s Environmental Studies program and for other disciplines throughout the university.

RESPONDING TO A GROWING NEED for social workers, CSU, Chico offered its first classes in a new master’s of social work (MSW) degree program in fall 2001.

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