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September 16, 1998

The University of Colorado at Boulder has been selected to design, build, operate and control a NASA satellite that will study the response of Earth's Van Allen radiation belts to the powerful solar wind.

September 16, 1998

A $1.8 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute today to the University of Colorado at Boulder will enrich science education for hundreds of university undergraduates, as well as thousands of Denver area K-12 students.

September 16, 1998

The University of Colorado at Boulder has enrolled its largest freshman class ever this fall with 4,281 first-year students entering campus, contributing to a total enrollment of 25,125.

The total is up slightly from fall 1997 enrollment of 25,109.

The enrollment increase continues a trend of planned, moderate increases on the Boulder campus since 1995, when total enrollment was 24,440, according to Lou McClelland, director of institutional analysis. CU-Boulder's highest ever enrollment was 25,571 in 1991.

September 14, 1998

The Career Services office at the University of Colorado at Boulder will hold a Career Fair for all CU-Boulder students on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Coors Events/Conference Center.

The Career Fair will give business representatives an opportunity to provide CU students with literature regarding their companies. Students are encouraged to meet with company representatives and learn about the interviewing process.

September 14, 1998

Reunion events, the annual Homecoming Parade and a pregame Sinkburger party under the "Big Top" are highlights of the upcoming Alumni Homecoming Weekend Sept. 25-26 at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Seminars, luncheons and "FAC" (Friday Afternoon Club) parties will reunite the classes of 1953, ‘58, ‘63, ‘68, ‘73, ‘78, ‘83, ‘88 and ‘93 all day Friday, Sept. 25.

September 14, 1998

University of Colorado at Boulder Professor William Lewis has been awarded the International Society of Limnology's highest honor for his lifetime contributions to scientific studies of lakes, ponds and rivers.

A professor in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and in the environmental, population and organismic biology department, Lewis was honored with the prestigious Einar Naumann-August Theinemann Medal at the 27th International Limnology Congress held in Dublin, Ireland, in August.

September 11, 1998

University of Colorado at Boulder football fans will have an opportunity to attend lectures before watching the Buffs face their opponents at three home games in September, October and November.

The third annual "CU Before the Game" lecture series is designed to give community members a taste of what CU offers its students. The presentations, given by professors and instructors affiliated with CU, are approximately one hour long.

Fans will have a choice between two seminars before home games on Sept. 19, Oct. 10 and Nov. 14.

September 10, 1998

Fans heading to the CU-Boulder campus for Saturday’s football game against Fresno State can save time and headaches by knowing in advance where they plan to park and by taking one of several recommended routes.

CU Parking Services Manager Pam Greager said fans should try to arrive at least an hour before the 1 p.m. gametime to avoid traffic jams and to ensure getting parked and into the stadium on time. Stadium gates open at 11:30 a.m.

"We expect a large crowd at this game based on the win over CSU last weekend, so we’re encouraging fans to arrive early," said Greager.

September 9, 1998

T. Irene Sanders has been named director and chair of the Business Network for the Colorado Center for Chaos and Complexity at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The Business Network will offer educational exchanges and dialogue and joint research opportunities between scientists and businesses interested in complex systems ranging from natural disasters and weather patterns to business trends. The center is headquartered in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, a joint institute of CU and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

September 8, 1998

Traffic jams, increased air pollution, loss of open space, all are consequences of continued population growth in the West and, according to Will Fleissig of the CU-Boulder Real Estate Center, it’s only going to get worse.

"This will become more and more of an issue as people ask themselves --‘Can my life be better and not just be about sitting in a traffic jam all the time?’ I mean, is that really what we get from all of this wonderful growth? I think we can do better."

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