News Releases

June 21, 2007

John Bennett, the University of Colorado at Boulder's associate dean of engineering for education, has been named the new director for the campus Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society, or ATLAS.

June 14, 2007

University of Colorado at Boulder writing instructor Steven Wingate has been awarded the 2007 Katherine Bakeless Nason Fiction Prize from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference of Middlebury College in Vermont.

Wingate won for his short-story collection "Wifeshopping," which will be published by Houghton-Mifflin publishers next spring. Since 2001, he has taught in the Program for Writing and Rhetoric in the College of Arts and Sciences.

June 14, 2007

Corn and potato crops may soon provide information to farmers about when they need water and how much should be delivered, thanks to a University of Colorado at Boulder invention optioned to AgriHouse Inc., a Berthoud, Colo., high-tech company.

June 11, 2007

Eight of the country's top Latino high school graduates will receive college grants from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation during a prestigious national ceremony on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus.

The foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization, will hold its annual National Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards Ceremony at Folsom Field on Thursday, June 21. In addition to the students, the foundation will honor an outstanding high school educator and two up-and-coming Hollywood stars.

June 8, 2007

A special delegation of University of Colorado at Boulder community members will lay a wreath of flowers at the grave of Andrew J. Macky in Columbia Pioneer Cemetery at Ninth and Pleasant streets in Boulder on Monday, June 11.

The group will be led by CU Regent Cindy Carlisle, who represents Colorado's 2nd Congressional District on the nine-member elected board. The group will lay the flowers at Macky's grave at 1 p.m. Members of the media, including photographers, are invited to cover the event.

June 8, 2007

The University of Colorado at Boulder has announced four candidates for the position of director of the CU Museum.

June 6, 2007

The University of Colorado at Boulder has announced three semifinalists for the position of vice chancellor for diversity, equity and community engagement to fill the newly created position.

June 5, 2007

NASA astronaut and CU-Boulder alumnus Steve Swanson will be packing a black and gold CU flag sporting a Ralphie-the-Buffalo logo when the space shuttle Atlantis lifts off from Florida for the International Space Station on Friday, June 8.

June 4, 2007

University of Colorado at Boulder researchers will scan Venus during a spacecraft flyby this week using an $8.7 million instrument they designed and built for NASA's MESSENGER Mission, launched in 2004 and speeding toward Mercury.

June 4, 2007

An environmental sensing instrument developed by the University of Colorado at Boulder's Center for Environmental Technology will be flown over Oklahoma several times in June as part of a major field study of climate and weather sponsored by the Department of Energy.