News Releases

July 9, 1999

Editors: On Aug. 26, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Levitt will be at the Troubadour Bookstore, on Pearl Street, Boulder, reading excerpts from his book on Joe Frisco, signing copies and talking about vaudeville.

Joe Frisco, a vaudeville comic and jazz dancer, was probably as famous in the 1920s and ‘30s as television comedian Jerry Seinfeld is in the ‘90s. But soon after he died in 1958, Frisco slipped into obscurity.

July 8, 1999

University of Colorado at Boulder Professor Thomas Johnson was one of 14 researchers nationwide selected as an Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar in 1998.

The honor includes $200,000 annually for up to four years, which Johnson has begun receiving this year. A fellow at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics, Johnson plans to use the money for a new research program to study aging genes in mice.

July 8, 1999

Migrant and seasonal workers who earned general education diplomas through the University of Colorado at Boulder’s High School Equivalency Program at La Junta will graduate July 17.

About 500 people are expected to attend the 10 a.m. ceremony in the Humanities Center at Otero Junior College and a reception afterwards in the college gym.

July 2, 1999

More than 30 Denver minority middle school students and their parents will take part in a number of engineering tasks during the Success Institute at the University of Colorado at Boulder July 8 and July 9.

July 1, 1999

Every summer as students leave the CU-Boulder campus for home, hundreds of high school and college students from CU's summer diversity programs take their places in the residence halls and classrooms.

This year marks the first time student in all of the summer diversity programs will have the chance to meet one another at the Diversity and Excellence Summer Gathering on July 8 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The gathering, which is being held south of the Business College at Observatory Field along Regent Drive, is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Equity.

July 1, 1999

Widespread public reaction to the Columbine tragedy has raised questions about the nature of humanity as well as the state of society, according to Donald Weatherley, associate professor of psychology at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The death of 15 people at Columbine High School in Littleton April 20 was particularly traumatic to people for several reasons, Weatherley said.

June 30, 1999

The University of Colorado at Boulder is giving a new twist to the old joke about how many people it takes to change a lightbulb – at the CU campus the serious question is how many lightbulbs are there to change?

The answer to that is about to rise significantly with news that the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Paul Tabolt, has approved the budget allocation of $100,000 for new lighting.

June 30, 1999

Twelve South African Mandela Scholars have arrived at the Economics Institute to undergo 3 months of graduate preparatory training before pursuing master's and doctoral programs in American universities this fall.

The highly prestigious Mandela Economics Scholarship Program was established by the U.S.–South African Binational Commission under the leadership of South African President Thabo Mbeki and Vice President Albert Gore.

June 29, 1999

The Fulbright Scholar Program has awarded grants to three University of Colorado at Boulder graduate students for research and study abroad during the 1999-2000 academic year.

The grants are used to support graduate study and research abroad in a student's academic field or to receive professional training in the creative and performing arts.

June 29, 1999

James Lee Witt, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington, D.C., will deliver the keynote address at a national workshop in Boulder on July 11.

Witt will speak on the opening day of the 24th annual hazards research and applications workshop hosted by the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder.