News Releases

July 16, 2007

As of 9 p.m. Tuesday evening, power had been completely restored to the electrical engineering section of the CU engineering building following an overload of the building’s transformer Tuesday morning. The power outage there and a related outage that hit 11 residence halls on the CU-Boulder campus Tuesday were the result of construction work that hit a major powerline on the east campus at mid-day on Monday. Power was restored to the residence halls earlier in the day on Tuesday.

July 16, 2007

Before Robert E. Foss graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder’s business school in 1971, he took many of his classes in the school’s then-new building. Now 36 years later he and his wife will help provide a similar experience for 3,800 students at CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

Foss and his wife, Georganne, have pledged $1 million to name the dean’s suite in the Koelbel Building, the business school’s newly renovated and expanded home, which is set to reopen in August.

July 13, 2007

The remarkable manner in which nature has found nearly perfect solutions to survival problems will be discussed at a free public lecture Wednesday, July 18, at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Princeton University physics Professor William Bialek will present "More Perfect Than We Imagined: A Physicist's View of Life" at 7 p.m. in Duane Physics, room G1B20.

July 12, 2007

A new University of Colorado at Boulder study shows people have the ability to suppress emotional memories with practice, which has implications for those suffering from conditions ranging from post-traumatic stress disorder to depression.

July 11, 2007



Klaus Wolter, climatologist and research associate with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, can provide a meteorological view of drought. For several years, Wolter has studied conditions in the southwestern United States and each month posts a detailed seasonal forecast for the region on the Web at He can be reached at (303) 497-6340 or

July 9, 2007

A new University of Colorado at Boulder study shows that invisible, reactive gases hovering over Earth's surface, not direct emissions of particulates, form the bulk of organic haze in both urban and rural areas around the world.

July 9, 2007

A new study examining two possible factors leading to "environmental racism" finds that although the average black or Hispanic resident of a major U.S. city lives in a more polluted part of town than the average white person, the levels of inequality vary widely between cities and defy simple explanation.

July 9, 2007

The average career of a Major League Baseball player is 5.6 years, according to a new study by a University of Colorado at Boulder research team.

The study also revealed that one in five position players will have only a single-year career, and that at every point of a player's career, the player's chance of ending his career is at least 11 percent.

July 5, 2007

Colorado's economy will continue to grow in a steady and manageable way during the second half of 2007, according to Richard Wobbekind, an economist with the University of Colorado at Boulder's Leeds School of Business.

"We went into the year predicting a little bit of a slow down, a 1.9 percent job growth rate," Wobbekind said. "Right now we're slightly lower than that, but actually we're pretty much on the mark because we think the second half of the year is going to be stronger."

July 5, 2007

Award-winning University of Colorado at Boulder film Professor Kathleen Man has finished work on a new film about body image and how the personal and cultural demands for beauty and perfection in America nearly destroyed the life of one Boulder, Colo., woman.