News Releases

December 7, 1998

Much of the energetic electron activity in Earth's radiation belts, once thought to be generated by the sun and solar wind, actually is accelerated to light-speed by Earth's own magnetic shell, creating periodic havoc with satellites.

December 4, 1998

The Continuing Education Division of the University of Colorado at Boulder will move into new offices in the renovated Delta Tau Delta fraternity house on University Avenue later this month.

The division will be closed Friday, Dec. 18, to make the shift from its current locations at 1221 and 1229 University Ave. and will consolidate into the single building at 1505 University Ave., according to Marketing Manager Rosie Escamilla. Continuing Education will re-open with full services on Monday, Dec. 21, following the consolidation.

December 3, 1998

The University of Colorado at Boulder will present 1,799 degrees on Saturday, Dec. 19, during winter commencement exercises at the Coors Events/Conference Center.

Commencement ceremonies will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. with the traditional procession of graduates, faculty and administrators. Guests are requested to be in their seats by 9:15 a.m. in order to view the procession.

There will be 1,191 bachelor’s degrees awarded, 444 master’s degrees, 156 doctoral degrees and eight law degrees. Nineteen students will receive double degrees.

December 3, 1998

Katherine Morrissey, associate professor in the department of history at the University of Arizona, will give a lecture titled, "Mining Stories: Environmental Conflicts in the 20th Century Rocky Mountain West."

The lecture will be on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 3:30 p.m. in Hellems Arts and Sciences building, room 201, on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus.

The department of history and the Center of the American West are sponsoring the event.

December 2, 1998

The leader of an ancient Tibetan religious sect threatened with extinction will visit CU-Boulder next week in support of a unique video archival project that is recording the heritage and teachings of a belief system that is said to pre-date Buddhism by some 15,000 years.

December 2, 1998

Colorado's economy will see a slowdown in growth in 1999, according to CU-Boulder economist Rich Wobbekind.

Wobbekind, director of the Business Research Division at the College of Business and Administration, will present the findings of his 1999 economic outlook at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, in the grand ballroom of Denver's Brown Palace Hotel.

Sam Addoms, president of Frontier Airlines, will give the keynote address.

"I'm going to say that we should be cautiously optimistic about the state of our economy in 1999," Wobbekind said.

December 2, 1998

What should college students know about mathematics?

Each year, more than 200,000 college students enroll in a "terminal" math course -- a single college course required for their graduation, and often the last math course they will ever take.

Until recently, there has been little agreement about what students should learn in such a course. But a new textbook written by Jeffrey Bennett of CU-Boulder and William Briggs of CU-Denver is rapidly gaining popularity across the United States, and already has been adopted by more than 50 colleges and universities.

December 1, 1998

A University of Colorado at Boulder police officer’s tenacity combined with technology from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation converged today in the filing of an arrest warrant for a man suspected of kidnapping and raping a student eight years ago.

A warrant was filed in Boulder County District Court this morning charging Michael Eugene Shreck with the 1990 assault. He is imprisoned at the Limon Correctional Facility on an unrelated charge and was due for parole in January, prior to the end of his current sentence in the year 2000.

November 30, 1998

A device intended to keep popcorn from burning, called "The Popcorn Popper Stopper," and a microwavable ski boot liner will be among the innovative new products designed by University of Colorado at Boulder engineering students and demonstrated at the ITLL Fall Design Expo.

Nearly 50 student inventions created by both first-year and senior design teams will be showcased at the Expo, to be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday,

Dec. 5.

November 26, 1998

Although observations from an Arizona telescope show that several young stars near the Orion Nebula have been stripped of the gas and dust surrounding them by radiation from massive stars nearby, these stars surprisingly produce supersonic jets of gas shooting out from them.

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