News Releases

May 15, 2007

The University of Colorado at Boulder has scheduled aerial photography of the Boulder campus and selected sites within the city limits during the week of May 14.

Flights will take place on the first clear morning between Wednesday, May 16, and Friday, May 18, beginning about 7 a.m.

Photography should be completed before noon on the day finally selected for the aerial shooting.

All flights will conform to current FAA flight regulations.

For more information, contact Kevin Lee, assistant director of University Communications, at (303) 492-1874.

May 15, 2007

A team of NASA and University of Colorado at Boulder scientists has found clear evidence that extensive areas of snow melted in west Antarctica in January 2005 in response to warm temperatures.

It was the first widespread Antarctic melting ever detected with NASA's QuikScat satellite and the most significant melt observed using satellites during the past three decades. Combined, the affected regions encompassed an area as big as California.

May 15, 2007

Bob Moses, president and founder of the Algebra Project and a nationally recognized educator, will receive the first University of Colorado at Boulder School of Education John Dewey Prize for Progressive Education.

Moses, the winner of a 1982 MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the "genius grant," will speak about his Algebra Project during a free, public lecture to be held Thursday, May 17, at 4:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel on the CU-Boulder campus.

May 14, 2007

Undergraduate advertising students from the University of Colorado at Boulder School of Journalism and Mass Communication took home more honors than competitors from any other university at the New York One Club's annual One Show student competition.

The event is the top international student advertising competition. Among 59 award winners and finalists announced last week, CU-Boulder had seven winning entries, more than any other graduate or undergraduate school in the show.

May 11, 2007

Professional golf great Hale Irwin, a 1967 University of Colorado at Boulder graduate, delivered the address during CU-Boulder's spring commencement on Friday, May 11.

To hear Irwin's commencement address, visit the broadcast section of the News Center Web site at to access an MP3 audio recording of the press conference.

May 11, 2007

Local students were among the 5,650 graduates who received degrees May 11 during spring commencement ceremonies at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

May 10, 2007

All buildings at the University of Colorado at Boulder were open by about noon today following an alert Thursday morning that resulted in the temporary closing of 19 campus buildings following a report of suspicious persons at Boulder High School.

May 10, 2007

Because of events at Boulder High School on Thursday, the University of Colorado at Boulder will provide extra security measures at commencement ceremonies on Friday, including the main commencement ceremony at 8:30 a.m. in Folsom Stadium.

As a matter of media policy, the university does not discuss the specifics of its security measures. However, guests are asked not to bring large purses or bags to the ceremony, and people entering the stadium may be subject to search.

May 10, 2007

The CU-Boulder Friends of the Libraries will hold a "Just Desserts" event featuring mystery writer Julie Kaewert on Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. in the Wolf Law Building's Boettcher Reception Room.

The event is free and open to the public and no reservations are required. The Wolf Law Building opened on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus at the beginning of the 2006-07 school year and is located next to the Fleming Law Building.

May 10, 2007

Five journalists have been selected as 2007-08 Ted Scripps Fellows in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The fellowships are hosted by the CU-Boulder Center for Environmental Journalism and funded through a grant from the Scripps Howard Foundation. The nine-month program, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, offers mid-career journalists an opportunity to deepen their understanding of environmental issues and policy through coursework, seminars and regional trips.

The 2007 Ted Scripps Fellows include: