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July 25, 2007

Next month, a University of Colorado at Boulder graduate student will complete the first leg of a wireless network that will introduce Internet communications to a remote region of Peru’s Amazon rain forest.

July 23, 2007

Researcher Dave Rusch remembers sitting up all night during the Sputnik era, watching for signs of Soviet satellites orbiting the earth over his boyhood home in Iowa. The dawn of the Space Age so stirred his imagination he built his own telescope a few years later.

"I remember saying to myself, 'Boy, wouldn't it be exciting to study data that came back from a satellite?' " said Rusch, a senior research associate at the Laboratory for Atmospheric Space Physics, or LASP.

July 23, 2007

Paul Tabolt, vice chancellor for administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder who played a role in every major building project since arriving on campus in 1991, announced today that he will retire Oct. 31.

Tabolt joined the campus as director of Facilities Management and was named vice chancellor for administration in 1997. His division employs about 650 people and manages 9.2 million square feet of building space on more than 1,000 acres.

July 22, 2007

MEDIA ADVISORY

July 23, 2007

Media covering the special meeting of the University of Colorado Board of Regents meeting on Tuesday, July 24, at the University of Colorado at Boulder's University Memorial Center should be aware of the following information. CU-Boulder Professor Ward Churchill has requested a hearing in front of the Board of Regents based on CU President Hank Brown's recommendation to dismiss him. Regent policy provides Professor Churchill an opportunity to request a hearing before the Board during executive session. Media should note the following:

July 19, 2007

Ice loss from glaciers and ice caps is expected to cause more global sea rise during this century than the massive Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, according to a new University of Colorado at Boulder study.

July 18, 2007

Jane Curtis, a health educator for the California Institute of Technology with more than 10 years of experience in alcohol and drug prevention, has been named the new director of alcohol programs at the University of Colorado at Boulder, replacing outgoing director Robert Maust who will retire at the end of August.

Maust has been director since 1997 of A Matter of Degree, CU-Boulder's alcohol education program. With the hiring of Curtis, CU-Boulder's alcohol and substance abuse program will be renamed the Alcohol and Other Drugs Program.

July 17, 2007

Construction work that damaged a power line at the University of Colorado at Boulder resulted in an overloaded transformer today at the Engineering Center complex and power outages in 11 other buildings, primarily residence halls.

The aerospace engineering and electrical engineering departments in the Engineering Center were closed for the day. CU-Boulder emergency officials had restored power to all buildings except the two engineering departments and the north side of Willard Hall as of 2:30 p.m. No injuries were reported.

July 17, 2007

University of Colorado at Boulder chemistry and biochemistry Professor Marvin Caruthers will receive the nation's highest accolade for scientific achievement, the National Medal of Science, during a White House ceremony next week.

One of CU-Boulder's Distinguished Professors, Caruthers is a biotechnology pioneer and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.

July 16, 2007

Five University of Colorado at Boulder students have been offered Fulbright scholarships to study overseas during the 2007-2008 academic year.

Mongolia, Iceland and Korea are among the countries where CU-Boulder students will be conducting research and teaching, according to Larry Bell, director of CU-Boulder’s Office of International Education.

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