News Releases

March 15, 1999

A plan to address a pigeon problem at the University of Colorado's Family Housing Newton Court complex will get underway this week.

The Family Housing Tenant Council, an elected body of representatives living in family housing, recently reviewed a list of pigeon prevention methods and approved the option of trapping and relocating the pigeons.

The Tenant Council also approved a strict policy to address and hold accountable residents who may harbor, feed or attract pigeons to their balconies or patios.

March 15, 1999

Blatant thievery among colonies of tiny tropical ants may allow them to proposer in part because the species is more peaceful than the vast majority of its closely related relatives, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder study.

The odd practice of food theft among neighboring colonies of the ant species Ectatomma ruidum is fostered by "chemical camouflage" used by larcenous ants to enter nearby nests, said CU-Boulder biology Professor Michael Breed. Success also depends on the vigilance of guard ants posted at nest entrances to eject intruders.

March 12, 1999

Plans for updating and improving dining options are in the works at the University of Colorado at Boulder, host of the National Association of College and University Food Services Regional Conference March 21-24 at the University Memorial Center.

"Escape to Planet Boulder: Experience the Difference" is the theme of the conference. Representatives from more than 20 universities are expected to attend. Areas represented include Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho and Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada.

March 11, 1999

Professor Lord Colin Renfrew of Cambridge University, considered by many experts to be the premier archaeologist in the world, will give a lecture at the University of Colorado at Boulder on March 20.

Renfrew will present the 1999 Distinguished Archaeology lecture titled "The Origins of Linguistic Diversity -- Towards a World View." Sponsored by the CU-Boulder anthropology department and funded by a department alumnus, the free public talk will be held at 7:30 p.m. in room 270 of the Hale Science Building.

March 10, 1999

University of Colorado at Boulder students will have the opportunity to learn important spring break safety tips during the "Safer Spring Break Campaign" on March 15-16.

Campaign events will be held at the University Memorial Center Dalton Trumbo Fountain Court and the CU-Boulder Recreation Center.

Wardenburg Health Center is sponsoring the campaign to educate students about issues such as dating safety, travel safety, alcohol poisoning, injury prevention, skin cancer prevention and healthy sexuality.

March 10, 1999

Ten experts will participate in a virtual open forum discussion on the effects of technology in the new millennium —pro and con— on Thursday, March 18, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the CU Art Galleries, Sibell Wolle Fine Arts Building.

March 5, 1999

The Student Diversity Forum at the University of Colorado at Boulder will host the Sixth Annual Undergraduate Student Diversity Conference on March 9-10 titled "The Evolution of Revolution: Does Society Really Change?"

All events will be held in the University Memorial Center and are free and open to the public.

The diversity conference is one of the only academic conferences in the country that is entirely student organized.

March 3, 1999

The Sixth Annual Colorado Women of Color in Higher Education Conference will be held at the University of Colorado at Boulder March 11-12 at the University Memorial Center.

This is the first time that the conference, titled "Coming Together in Struggle and Celebration," has been hosted by CU-Boulder. It is open to men and women. More than 400 students, staff, faculty and community members from around the state are expected to attend.

March 2, 1999

The Chancellor's Community Lecture Series will host a talk by Richard Devin, producing artistic director of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, titled "The Place of the Artist in U.S. Society" on Wednesday, March 10 at the Boulder Public Library.

The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the library's main auditorium and is free and open to the public. The event is co-sponsored by CU-Boulder Chancellor Richard L. Byyny and the Boulder Public Library.

March 2, 1999

Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder have licensed a new computer modeling tool that is being used coast-to-coast and abroad to help balance the competing objectives of flood control, water supply, environmental regulations, navigation, power generation and recreational uses on the nation's rivers, lakes and reservoirs.