News Releases

June 4, 2007

Screenwriter and playwright Heather Hach, a 1993 graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder School of Journalism and Mass Communication, accepts her success in film and theater writing with a mixture of awe and humility.

Hach penned the book for "Legally Blonde, The Musical" a first-time playwriting experience that garnered her a Tony Award, Broadway's highest accolade for theater professionals. CBS will air the 61st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10, and Hach plans to attend.

June 1, 2007

A group of prominent University of Colorado at Boulder professors will discuss immigration's impact on the U.S. economy, national security and cultural identity during an upcoming summer Alumni Association event.

The association's second annual Alumni College, open to CU-Boulder alumni and the public, will take place on Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16. Panelists will address the issue of "Immigration: American Identity, Prosperity and National Security" during four panel sessions.

May 31, 2007

The mysteries of black holes, including what it would be like to fall into one, will be explored during two June shows at the University of Colorado at Boulder's Fiske Planetarium.

CU-Boulder Professor Andrew Hamilton will present “Black Holes,” a show intended for a general audience, on June 15 at 8 p.m. On June 16 at 9:30 a.m. he will present the CU Wizards show “Black Holes,” which is geared toward students in grades five through nine. Both shows will be in the planetarium.

May 31, 2007

The University of Colorado will conduct aerial photography of the Boulder campus and selected sites within the Boulder city limits on Friday, June 1.

The flight over campus is in conjunction with the City of Boulder and is planned to take place beginning about 7 a.m., pending favorable weather conditions. Photography should be completed before noon.

All flights will conform to current FAA flight regulations.

May 30, 2007

Newly elected Sierra Club President Robert Cox will teach a summer seminar at the University of Colorado at Boulder that will explore how citizens and other stakeholders contribute to the debate over global warming, climate change and other environmental issues and ultimately shape public policy.

As a summer visiting professor, Cox also will participate as a mentor in a national consortium for doctoral students and give a free public talk at the Denver Press Club at 7 p.m. on June 13.

May 29, 2007

A national symposium at the University of Colorado at Boulder featuring appearances by high-profile musicians, performers and composers will explore the medical, therapeutic and spiritual benefits of music on human health and society.

"Music and Health in America" will take place June 28 through June 30 in the Imig Music Building at 18th Street and Euclid Avenue on the CU-Boulder campus and at other Boulder venues.

May 29, 2007

Shopping for that new high-definition television this summer? Skip it, and take a vacation instead, says a University of Colorado at Boulder psychologist who studies happiness.

Assistant Professor Leaf Van Boven has conducted numerous surveys and experiments spanning several years and has found that life experiences, such as vacations, generally make people from various walks of life happier than material possessions.

May 25, 2007

NASA has awarded the University of Colorado at Boulder $1.2 million to design and build a rocket payload to probe a nearby interstellar cloud with new technology that may help scientists better understand the mass and evolution of distant galaxies.

May 23, 2007

Coping with natural resources law and policy challenges in the 21st century, from mineral extraction to water and forest management, will be the focus of the University of Colorado at Boulder Natural Resources Law Center's 25th Anniversary Summer Conference.

Titled "The Future of Natural Resources Law and Policy," the conference will be held June 6-8 at the Wolf Law Building on the CU-Boulder campus.

May 23, 2007

Ethan Van Duzer, a 2006 business graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, is a semi-finalist in the international film competition "Film Your Issue 2007."

The competition is limited to young adults, aged 16 to 25, who were required to create a one-minute film about controversial cultural and political issues.