News Releases

September 21, 2005


A new image showing the track of Hurricane Rita through the Gulf of Mexico as of Sept. 21 has been produced at the University of Colorado at Boulder and made available on the Web site of a university center.

September 20, 2005

Melissa Mahoney, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been named one of the top 35 young innovators in technology, business and the arts in the October issue of Technology Review.

The group of innovators, all of whom are under the age of 35, is described by the magazine as "having the potential to profoundly impact the world." The magazine is published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

September 20, 2005

University of Colorado at Boulder Professor Joseph Falke of the chemistry and biochemistry department has been elected president of the Biophysical Society, an international, professional group with more than 7,000 members.

Founded in 1956 and based in Rockville, Md., the Biophysical Society is made up primarily of research scientists who use physics and chemistry to study molecular problems in biology and medicine. Its members around the world teach and conduct research at universities, laboratories, government agencies and industry.

September 20, 2005

Innovative programs at Texas Instruments Inc. of Dallas and Colgate-Palmolive Co. of New York will be presented Summit Awards today by the University of Colorado at Boulder's Leeds School of Business.

The "Bright Smiles, Bright Futures" program at Colgate-Palmolive won the Summit Award for Social Impact, and Texas Instruments' fabrication plant in Richardson, Texas, won the Summit Award for Environmental Leadership. Both winners were one of three finalists for each award given by the Leeds School's Center for Business and Society.

September 19, 2005

Robert Collins, chair of the urban studies and public policy department at Dillard University in New Orleans, will speak Sept. 26 at the University of Colorado at Boulder on the relative costs of preventing and recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Collins' presentation, "Lessons From the Drowning Pool: Analyzing the Past and Future of Disaster Mitigation Planning Following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans," will begin at 4 p.m. in the auditorium inside Old Main on the CU-Boulder campus.

September 19, 2005

The first nine years of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah will be discussed with monument manager Dave Hunsaker in a public event at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Sept. 28.

Hunsaker will speak at 7 p.m. in Eaton Humanities Building room 1B50 followed by a conversation with CU-Boulder history and environmental studies Professor Patricia Nelson Limerick and Distinguished Professor Charles Wilkinson of the law school.

The free event is sponsored by the CU-Boulder Center of the American West.

September 19, 2005

University of Colorado at Boulder School of Law students, faculty, staff and alumni will celebrate the topping off of the new $46 million Wolf Law Building on Sept. 22 at 10:30 a.m. with a ceremonial signing of the last beam to be placed on top of the structure.

The 178,000-square-foot building, constructed in the neo-Tuscan style that marks the architecture of the CU-Boulder campus, is scheduled for completion in June 2006. Law Dean David Getches will lead the ceremony.

September 15, 2005

Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior and Arizona Gov. Bruce Babbitt will visit the University of Colorado at Boulder Sept. 23 to speak about his new book, "Cities in the Wilderness: A New Vision of Land Use in America."

Babbitt's presentation starts at 3 p.m. in the Old Main Chapel on the CU-Boulder campus. The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a book signing and sale. Babbitt's appearance is sponsored by CU-Boulder's Center of the American West, Natural Resources Law Center and Center for Environmental Journalism.

September 15, 2005

Partly by design, both overall enrollment and the size of the freshman class are down slightly this year at the University of Colorado at Boulder but despite the overall downsizing, ethnic minority undergraduate enrollment is up, according to census figures released today.

Following a record freshman class of almost 5,600 in 2003, a reduction in freshman enrollment to 5,000 was planned over two years to moderate the impact of rapid growth over the last 10 years, especially in the number of undergraduates.

September 15, 2005

Note to Editors: The Hurricane Katrina image can be downloaded at

An image produced by a University of Colorado at Boulder team shows the wind speeds of Hurricane Katrina increasing dramatically as it passes through the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico's Loop Current toward the Gulf Coast in late August.