News Releases

March 30, 2006

Five University of Colorado at Boulder graduate specialty programs were rated in the top 10 nationally in a new but limited U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings report scheduled for release March 31.

March 30, 2006

The University of Colorado at Boulder is making preparations to accommodate the approximately 10,000 students, faculty and staff who use Regional Transportation District bus service in the event of a vote to strike by transit workers on Sunday night.

In the event of a strike, some buses serving the campus will continue to operate and others will not. Special parking and shuttle arrangements will be made. All pertinent information and a map are posted on the CU-Boulder Parking and Transportation Services' Web site at

March 29, 2006

University of Colorado at Boulder Professor Patricia Limerick will testify on barriers to the cleanup of abandoned mine sites before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment on Thursday, March 30.

The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. EST in room 2167 of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. The hearing will be webcast live at

March 29, 2006

The University of Colorado at Boulder School of Law will offer two free legal education workshops to explain the impact of the American Indian Probate Reform Act, which goes into effect in April.

Titled "What Will Happen to Your Land When You Pass On? What the New American Indian Probate Reform Act Means to You," the workshops will be held April 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Rolling Thunder Hall at the Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio in southwest Colorado and April 22 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Road.

March 26, 2006

Lafayette Public Library and the University of Colorado at Boulder Office of Community Relations will present a reading by prominent Denver-based Chicano artist Tony Ortega on Friday, March 31, at the library.

The reading will be at 3:30 p.m. at Lafayette Public Library, 775 W. Baseline Road.

Ortega, a CU-Boulder alumnus, will read from the children's book "Who am I?/¿Quien soy Yo?," written by CU-Boulder fine arts Professor George Rivera and illustrated by Ortega.

March 24, 2006

Renowned planet hunter and University of California, Berkeley Professor Geoffrey Marcy, whose research team has discovered more than 100 planets outside the solar system, will speak at the University of Colorado at Boulder on April 6.

Marcy will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Macky Auditorium in a free, public lecture titled "New Worlds, Yellowstone, and Life in the Universe." In his presentation, Marcy will address the possibility of habitable worlds beyond the solar system.

March 23, 2006

The University of Colorado at Boulder's Fiske Planetarium will give a free public talk about eclipses in celebration of Sun-Earth Day on Wednesday, March 29, at 4 p.m.

Suzanne Traub-Metlay, education programs manager at Fiske Planetarium, will present the talk "Eclipse in a Different Light" coinciding with a total eclipse of the sun on March 29 that will be seen by people in parts of Africa, southeastern Europe and Central Asia. The eclipse won't be visible in Colorado, according to Traub-Metlay.

March 22, 2006

The University of Colorado at Boulder has been awarded $833,000 by NASA for a 2007 sounding rocket mission to study high-altitude clouds believed to be tied to climate change.

The sounding rocket will be launched from Norway to study noctilucent clouds, which form at Earth's poles at altitudes of about 50 miles in the portion of the atmosphere known as the mesosphere. First identified in 1885 in northern high latitudes, the clouds have been increasing in brightness and frequency.

March 21, 2006

Jovan Quintana, a University of Colorado at Boulder sophomore, has been named the Latin American Educational Foundation's "student of the year," the organization's top award.

She was formally honored during the foundation's March 11 gala titled "SUEÑOS - Making Dreams Come True," held at the Adam's Mark Hotel in downtown Denver.

Quintana was chosen from among 200 applicants and will receive a $2,000 scholarship for each of the next four years.

March 20, 2006

A new Science Education Project at the University of Colorado at Boulder created and directed by Distinguished Professor and Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman will incorporate research findings on effective science instruction in the classrooms of four CU-Boulder science departments beginning this fall.