News Releases

September 6, 2005

Universities' struggles to attract and retain international graduate students and the potential fallout from this trend will be discussed in a Sept. 14 symposium at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The CU-Boulder Graduate School will present the symposium titled "Loss of International Graduate Students: Causes and Consequences" from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Fiske Planetarium. The symposium is free and open to the public.

September 6, 2005

The University of Colorado at Boulder has welcomed 138 new students from universities damaged by Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast region since last week.

According to Kevin MacLennan, interim director of admissions for CU-Boulder, 136 undergraduate students have been through the admissions process and are already attending classes or will be shortly. The School of Law also admitted two students.

September 6, 2005

The University of Colorado at Boulder's Fiske Planetarium will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Sept. 24 with a gala beginning at 6 p.m. in the planetarium.

The event will include dinner, a live jazz concert under the planetarium dome and a look at the past and future of the planetarium by director Doug Duncan and others from CU-Boulder's astrophysical and planetary sciences department.

September 5, 2005

Note to Editors: Contents embargoed until 3:45 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept 5. A graphic of the ring clusters is available at http://www.nasa.gov/cassini.

New observations from the Cassini spacecraft now at Saturn indicate the particles comprising one of its most prominent rings are trapped in ever-changing clusters of debris that are regularly torn apart and reassembled by gravitational forces from the planet.

September 2, 2005

Many people want to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, but helping in the wrong way can create greater problems for people coping with catastrophe and in some cases, it may be help that never gets to the victims at all, according to Sylvia Dane, emergency management coordinator for the University of Colorado at Boulder.

September 2, 2005

MEDIA ADVISORY

The University of Colorado at Boulder Athletics Department will conduct a fundraiser on behalf of the American Red Cross for victims of Hurricane Katrina at tomorrow's CU-CSU football game at Folsom Stadium.

University volunteers will be stationed around the stadium collecting cash or check donations - no food or clothing will be accepted - starting at noon when stadium gates open and continuing until midway through the second quarter. Checks should be made payable to "American Red Cross Disaster Response Fund."

September 2, 2005

College students and their families displaced by Hurricane Katrina can get assistance finding free or discounted housing in Boulder through the University of Colorado at Boulder's Off-Campus Student Services office.

Director Susan Stafford said the office has put out a request to landlords and property managers in Boulder County for flexible housing options specifically for southeastern college students and their families.

September 2, 2005

NEWS TIP SHEET

Natural Hazards

September 2, 2005

Campus police at the University of Colorado at Boulder and city authorities have a reminder -- or a first warning -- for students as they approach the opening home football game of the fall semester: state law restricts out-of-control celebrating, and a rioting conviction will curtail your Colorado public college career for a year.

September 1, 2005

About 1,500 cyclists and 250 volunteers will participate in the TIAA-CREF Buffalo Bicycle Classic Sept. 11 in hopes of raising $150,000 in scholarships for arts and sciences students at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The third annual fund-raiser will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pledge-ride routes of 35, 65 and 100 miles will each begin and end near Folsom Field on the CU-Boulder campus.

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