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August 26, 1998

NEWS TIP SHEET

Symposium on Earth Impacts and Extinctions Slated for CU-Boulder Aug. 27

Colorado experts studying past Earth impacts by asteroids and comets as well as the potential environmental and societal consequences of future impacts will participate in a public symposium Aug. 27 at CU-Boulder.

Sponsored by the CU Graduate School, the event will be held in the Glenn Miller Ballroom at the University Memorial Center from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

August 25, 1998

The potential amount of life that could have existed on Mars is tiny compared to the biomass early in Earth's history, say two experts from the University of Colorado at Boulder and Washington University in St. Louis.

August 21, 1998

Wardenburg Health Center at CU-Boulder has opened its first optometry clinic to provide students with specialty eye-care services.

"We feel it's going to be extremely popular because optometry is a service in high demand," said Barbara Brandt, a nurse at Wardenburg Health Center.

Services offered at the Wardenburg optometry clinic will include comprehensive eye exams for all ages, contact lens fitting, treatment of glaucoma, ocular trauma and eye infections, and consultation for laser refractive surgery.

August 21, 1998

The public is invited to a western showdown between humans and prairie dogs for open land.

Susan Jones, veterinarian and assistant professor of history at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will discuss the evolution of perceptions about the prairie dog in a Sept. 3 lecture sponsored by the Center of the American West titled "Prairie Dogs -- Pets of Pests? The Historical Fortunes of a Native Western Species."

The event, free and open to the public, will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in room 235 of the University Memorial Center.

August 21, 1998

The University of Colorado at Boulder is ranked 25th among the nation’s top public four-year institutions in U.S. News and World Report’s 1999 Best Colleges issue.

The nation’s top public universities in the U.S. News ranking were the University of California-Berkeley and the University of Virginia. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked third and the University of California-Los Angeles and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor tied for fourth.

August 19, 1998

The Center of the American West at CU-Boulder will host "Words to Stir the Soul: Readings from the American West," on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.

Faculty, students and community members will celebrate the rich literary heritage of the American West as they read segments from their favorite western-inspired literature.

August 19, 1998

The Center of the American West at CU-Boulder will host "Words to Stir the Soul: Readings from the American West," on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.

Faculty, students and community members will celebrate the rich literary heritage of the American West as they read segments from their favorite western-inspired literature.

August 19, 1998

The Center of the American West at CU-Boulder will host "Words to Stir the Soul: Readings from the American West," on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.

Faculty, students and community members will celebrate the rich literary heritage of the American West as they read segments from their favorite western-inspired literature.

August 19, 1998

The Center of the American West at CU-Boulder will host "Words to Stir the Soul: Readings from the American West," on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.

Faculty, students and community members will celebrate the rich literary heritage of the American West as they read segments from their favorite western-inspired literature.

August 17, 1998

Excited students and eager parents traveling to CU-Boulder in packed cars for freshman move-in days will be greeted by CU faculty and staff on Aug. 18 and Aug. 19.

The new freshman class will move into residence halls on Aug. 18 from 8 a.m. to noon and Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Informational tents will be set up to answer questions and provide directions in Farrand Field, Kittredge Commons and Darley Commons. An informational table also will be set up in Sewall Hall.

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