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May 22, 2007

The University of Colorado at Boulder today announced that a computer server in the College of Arts and Sciences' Academic Advising Center, which had been recently attacked with a worm, had exposed 44,998 student names and Social Security numbers, prompting the campus to institute a new series of Information Technology security measures.

The students, enrolled at CU-Boulder from 2002 to the present, are being notified by the University of Colorado at Boulder's College of Arts and Sciences.

May 22, 2007

A University of Colorado at Boulder program that encourages students to spend spring break helping other people has collected more than 1,600 college textbooks to help communities in several African nations.

May 22, 2007

Saturn's largest and most dense ring is composed of tightly packed clumps of particles separated by nearly empty gaps, according to new findings from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

The clumps in Saturn's B ring are neatly organized and constantly colliding, which surprised scientists.

May 21, 2007

Registration is open for a national symposium at the University of Colorado at Boulder that will explore how music can affect individuals and societies in positive and often therapeutic ways.

The fifth annual Susan Porter Music and Health in America Symposium will take place June 28 through June 30 in the Imig Music Building on the CU-Boulder campus and at several other Boulder venues.

May 21, 2007

Nine undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder have received the prestigious Jacob Van Ek Award.

The recipients were honored this month for outstanding academic achievement and contributions to the university and Boulder communities. The faculty members the students named as mentors also were recognized.

The award was established in 1973 to honor Jacob Van Ek, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at CU-Boulder from 1929 to 1959. Van Ek died in 1994 at the age of 97.

May 21, 2007

Professor Stein Sture, the Huber and Helen Croft Endowed Professor in the department of civil, environmental and architectural engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been named vice chancellor for research and dean of the Graduate School at CU-Boulder, Provost Phil DiStefano announced today.

DiStefano said Sture's academic background, administrative experience and knowledge of CU-Boulder weighed in his favor as the top candidate for the position.

May 17, 2007

The University of Colorado at Boulder has signed an initial partnership agreement to participate in the design and construction of a 25-meter, far-infrared telescope that will be located in the Chilean desert to probe the distant galaxies, stellar nurseries and outer reaches of the solar system.

May 17, 2007

About 230 migrant and seasonal workers who have earned their general education diplomas, or GEDs, through the University of Colorado at Boulder's High School Equivalency Program will graduate on Friday, May 25.

The ceremony, expected to draw about 1,000 family members, starts at 7 p.m. in the University Memorial Center's Glenn Miller Ballroom on the CU-Boulder campus. Many of the graduates are from the High School Equivalency Program site in Brighton.

May 16, 2007

Two scholars who are conducting research that could lead to a greater understanding of how climate change affects insects and what role soil carbon plays in the reduction of greenhouse gases are this year's recipients of the Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship for Diversity and Equity at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

May 16, 2007

The Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism program will mark its 10th anniversary this week during a two-day gathering that will include a keynote talk by Rocky Mountain News President and Publisher John Temple.

"Environmental Journalism Moves Into the Future" is the theme of a symposium and celebration to be held on Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19. The event will include panel and roundtable discussions on pressing environmental issues and the future of environmental journalism. The current class of Scripps fellows will graduate from the program on Saturday.

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