News Releases

June 3, 1999

Migrant and seasonal workers who earned general education diplomas through the University of Colorado at Boulder’s High School Equivalency Program at Alamosa will graduate June 11.

About 250 people are expected to attend the ceremony, which starts at 7 p.m. at Ortega Middle School, Alamosa.

Families, friends and other supporters will be there to see 60 students ranging in age from 16 to 50 receive their high school equivalency diplomas. Fifteen of them passed their exams in both English and Spanish.

June 2, 1999

Visitors to the Salida Public Library this summer will be treated to a fascinating look at the insect world courtesy of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The library, at 405 E. St., Salida, is hosting an exhibition of photographs as part of the university’s CU This Summer cultural outreach program.

The exhibition, "Small Wonders: Insect Photos by Fran Hall," opens on June 14 and will run through Aug. 25. Admission is free and library hours are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

June 2, 1999

Visitors to the Lamar Public Library this summer will be treated to a fascinating look at the insect world courtesy of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The library, at 104 E. Parmenter St., is hosting an exhibition of photographs as part of the university’s CU This Summer cultural outreach program.

The exhibition, "Small Wonders: Insect Photos by Fran Hall," opens on June 14

and will run through Aug. 25. Admission is free and library hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

June 2, 1999

The recent discovery of chlorine above Io, a moon of Jupiter, indicates the odd object may hold common table salt, according to two University of Colorado at Boulder scientists.

Io is the most volcanically active body in the solar system, said CU-Boulder Associate Professor Nick Schneider and former post-doctoral researcher Michael Kueppers of CU’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. They believe the presence of chlorine – an ingredient of sodium chloride, or common table salt – is related to the violent volcanic activity.

June 2, 1999

Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt will speak June 8 at the CU-Boulder Natural Resources Law Center program on western water law and policy, discussing the controversial report of the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission: "Water in the West: Challenge for the Next Century."

The free Babbitt program, scheduled at 7 p.m. in Macky Auditorium, will kick off a three-day conference sponsored by the Natural Resources Law Center.

May 28, 1999

Lianna Dreyfus, the University Memorial Center cultural liaison at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has taken over events planning for the Dennis Small Cultural Center in the UMC, room 305.

"The purpose of the center is to provide a place for students of color to come together and feel comfortable," said Dreyfus, a biracial and bilingual first-generation college graduate. "It’s also a place where students of color can talk about issues that impact them." The center also offers academic advising and counseling.

May 28, 1999

As we grow older we are supposed to grow wiser. That may or may not be true but it’s a pretty safe bet that many of us we will grow fatter, heavier and less healthy.

Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder have been looking at why we tend to put on more weight and fat with the years … and what we can do about it.

The research highlights the importance of older people remaining physically active to ward off weight gain and keep at bay associated health risks such as heart problems, high blood pressure, cancer and diabetes.

May 28, 1999

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Twelve juniors at the University of Colorado at Boulder and 24 incoming freshmen students have been selected as the first class of Norlin Scholars, according to Michael Grant, program director.

May 27, 1999

Brangwyn Foote, assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is moving on.

Foote has been appointed interim provost/vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maine, Farmington, beginning July 1.

There she will be the second ranking university administrator and chief academic officer for the campus, responsible for academic leadership and with 10 academic departments reporting to her.

May 25, 1999

The University of Colorado at Boulder and the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office have joined forces to offer assessment and family therapy for juvenile offenders and their families.

Prosocial Family Therapy is being provided by the psychology department's Center for the Prevention of Adverse Life Outcomes, of which Joel Silverman is the clinical director.

This therapy is part of an ongoing research project under the supervision of Elaine Blechman, professor of psychology at CU-Boulder.

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