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September 12, 2005

A self-lighting candle and "elephant snot" are among the demonstrations that will illustrate concepts of heat and thermodynamics at the Sept. 17 CU Wizards show "Too Hot to Handle."

University of Colorado at Boulder faculty member Janet deGrazia of the department of chemical and biological engineering will lead the presentation starting at 9:30 a.m. in Cristol Chemistry and Biochemistry Building room 140. The show is free and open to the public.

September 8, 2005

Campus officials at the University of Colorado at Boulder are reminding students, faculty and staff about the importance of computer security as part of a yearlong effort to raise awareness.

The warnings come on the heels of a number of serious security breaches at the university over the summer.

September 8, 2005

The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder commissioned a series of six articles in 2004 titled "Disasters Waiting to Happen," one of which focused on a major hurricane striking New Orleans.

September 8, 2005

Leading local and national corporate governance experts will speak on the growing challenges of board liability and oversight during a University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of Business seminar in September.

The 2005 Corporate Governance Seminar is being offered by the Leeds School's executive development program and will be held Sept. 22-23 at the Denver Country Club.

September 8, 2005

Humans have been tinkering with greenhouse gas levels in Earth's atmosphere for at least 2,000 years and probably longer, according to a surprising new study of methane trapped in Antarctic ice cores conducted by an international research team.

September 8, 2005

Edward E. David, Jr., science adviser to former President Richard Nixon from 1970 to 1973, will speak on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus on Sept.12.

Sponsored by CU-Boulder's Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, the talk is part of a year-long series titled "Policy, Politics and Science in the White House: Conversations with Presidential Science Advisers."

September 7, 2005

The University of Colorado at Boulder has established a "CU Campaign for Dillard University" to assist the New Orleans university in its rebuilding effort and has secured a $10,000 challenge grant from two anonymous donors in the first few days of the drive.

The challenge grant will match the first $10,000 in donations received by the campaign, which would ensure a total of $20,000 in contributions once the goal is met. The campaign aims to exceed this goal. Anyone interested in assisting Dillard University is welcome to contribute.

September 7, 2005

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Clare Huntington, associate law professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder School of Law, recalls the late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist as a man who "administered the court with terrific efficiency."

Huntington clerked for U.S. Supreme Court justices Harry A. Blackmun and Stephen Breyer from 1998 to 1999. She said no clerk could spend time working with the court without getting to know Rehnquist.

September 7, 2005

Children displaced by Hurricane Katrina will soon receive a shipment of books donated by Coloradans through a book drive organized at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

September 6, 2005

Author and lecturer Paul Loeb will present "Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in a Cynical Time" at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Sept. 13.

The presentation will take place at 7:30 p.m. in MCD Biology Building room A2B70 and is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement.

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