News Releases

April 29, 2005

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder has established a unique teaching and learning laboratory to give students the opportunity to practice sustainable building techniques in an outdoor setting.

The public is invited to attend a grand opening reception for the new Field Laboratory for Applied Sustainable Technologies on Tuesday, May 3, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The reception will be held at the laboratory, located directly east of the Administrative and Research Center at 3100 Marine St. on CU-Boulder's East Campus.

April 28, 2005

The University of Colorado School of Law has announced the eighth annual Clifford Calhoun Public Service Award this year will go to Norton Steuben, the school's Nicholas Rosenbaum Professor of Law Emeritus.

In announcing the award, law school Dean David Getches said, "By volunteering to share his professional expertise locally and worldwide, Nort Steuben exemplifies the spirit of public service by a faculty member that the law school celebrates with the Calhoun Award."

April 28, 2005

The University of Colorado at Boulder will join the Worker Rights Consortium, a national group that monitors workplace conditions in apparel factories in developing nations, according to an announcement today by Interim Chancellor Phil DiStefano.

The announcement was delivered by Vice Chancellor Paul Tabolt to students engaged in a demonstration outside the chancellor's office since early today. A letter from Tabolt also was provided to the Board of Regents, informing them of the campus's decision.

April 28, 2005

Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder have been awarded a $5 million grant over five years to help optimize the training of American soldiers.

The project's goal is to create a computer model that will be able to tell the military how effective different training methods will be on numerous tasks ranging from language translation to tank gunnery.

April 28, 2005

Note to Editors: Members of the media are welcome to attend any of the ceremonies. Call Greg Swenson at (303) 492-3113 for more information.

Former U.S. Sen. Gary Hart is one of several speakers who will be on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus May 5-6 to speak at special recognition ceremonies for spring graduates.

Most CU-Boulder schools and colleges will hold recognition ceremonies for their graduates in addition to the main university commencement ceremony on Friday, May 6, at 8:30 a.m. in Folsom Stadium.

April 26, 2005

Note to Editors: Contents embargoed until Monday, May 2, the release date of the June issue of Down Beat magazine.

Two prestigious Down Beat magazine student music awards have been given to musicians in the University of Colorado at Boulder College of Music's Jazz Studies program, bringing the program's four-year total to 11 awards, more than any other school in the region.

April 25, 2005

When Amber Hoffman graduates on May 6 from the University of Colorado at Boulder, she will have a little more than a week to finish preparing for a trip to Thailand to help victims of December's tsunami.

Hoffman, 21, will leave May 14 to fly to Phuket, Thailand, where she will spend a week doing relief work. The trip has been in the works for a couple of months, but the time for action has nearly arrived.

April 25, 2005

Ceal Barry, former head coach of the University of Colorado at Boulder women's basketball team, will give the commencement address on Friday, May 6, during the CU-Boulder spring commencement ceremony.

The ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Folsom Stadium, where 5,464 degrees will be conferred. For the first time since the spring commencement ceremony was moved to the stadium in 1992, the graduating students will be seated on the field rather than in the stands.

April 22, 2005

John Gibbons, White House science adviser to former President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1998, will speak at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Thursday, April 28.

April 22, 2005


The University of Colorado at Boulder will host a media briefing at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 25, featuring new images from the Hubble Space Telescope as part of a worldwide tribute to the 15th anniversary of the orbiting telescope's launch.