News Releases

September 28, 2005

Five University of Colorado at Boulder students won $100 cash prizes as part of a Constitution Day quiz contest sponsored by the Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement.

Of 412 students who took a difficult 10 question online quiz about the United States Constitution, five scored perfectly and received the prizes, according to Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education Michael Grant. The contest concluded the week of Constitution Day, Sept. 17.

September 28, 2005

Neal Lane, White House science adviser to former President Bill Clinton from 1998 to 2001, will speak at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. in room 1B50 of the Eaton Humanities Building.

The free, public event is part of a yearlong lecture series titled "Policy, Politics and Science in the White House: Conversations with Presidential Science Advisers," sponsored by CU-Boulder's Center for Science and Technology Policy Research.

September 27, 2005

The Kicaput Singers and Dancers of Alaska will perform on the University of Colorado campus, Pearl Street Mall and several other Boulder locations during an Oct. 5-8 visit sponsored by the CU-Boulder Native American Law Students Association.

September 26, 2005

CU-Boulder's 2005 Homecoming festivities kick off Friday, Oct.7, with a parade through Boulder's University Hill neighborhood at 5 p.m., followed by a pep rally and a free concert on the Norlin Quad at 6 p.m.

Chancellor Phil DiStefano will serve as Grand Marshall and Jeremy Bloom, former Buff football player and World-class freestyle skier, will be the parade's Honorary Marshall.

The annual event celebrates a return to campus for CU alumni, most of whom will attend CU's gridiron match-up with the Texas A&M Aggies on Oct. 8. Game time is at 5 p.m.

September 23, 2005


Engineering of Levees

Stein Sture, associate dean for research in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, conducts research in geomechanics, geotechnical engineering and structural mechanics. He can talk about the failure of engineering structures, including levees, and how the rainfall from Hurricane Rita may affect the levees and the current efforts to pump water out of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Contact him at (303) 492-7651.

September 23, 2005

The topping out ceremony for the innovative $32-million ATLAS Center, which will open for classes to 6,000 students on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus in August 2006, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27.

"The building and its programs are unique in their emphasis on uses of technology and digital media by all students, particularly those majoring in the arts, humanities and social sciences," said Bobby Schnabel, vice provost for academic and campus technology and faculty director of ATLAS.

September 22, 2005

The philosophical foundations of real-world moral dilemmas like looting and abortion are examined in two books by University of Colorado at Boulder philosophy professors that have recently been honored in the American Philosophical Association's 2005 Book Prize competition.

September 22, 2005

Philip DiStefano, interim chancellor of the University of Colorado at Boulder, will meet with Fort Collins and Greeley officials Sept. 28 as part of a one-day northern Colorado tour.

Joining DiStefano will be Professor Peter Boag, chair of the history department, Associate Professor Rich Wobbekind of the Leeds School of Business and director of the Business Research Division, and biology Professor David Armstrong.

September 22, 2005

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the University of Colorado at Boulder will host a series of events starting with a special informational kickoff rally Sept. 30.

The kickoff event, in the British Studies Room of Norlin Library, will run from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. It will feature mammography information presented by Boulder Community Hospital, a health fair and a rally hosted by CU-Boulder Interim Chancellor Phil DiStefano at 4:30 p.m.