News Releases

May 24, 1999

Two national communications awards were received for programs in the CU-Boulder Institutional Relations department this spring.

Jim Scott, science writer for the Office of News Services at the University of Colorado at Boulder, received a silver medal in the Research, Medicine and Science Writing category for the 1999 awards program sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, CASE.

May 21, 1999

The Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder has selected five journalists as the 1999-2000 Ted Scripps Fellows in Environmental Journalism.

Starting next fall the fellows will study environmental science, policy, law and journalism for two semesters at the university. They also will work on individual research projects.

May 21, 1999

The University of Colorado at Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science is accepting applications for the 32nd High School Honors Institute to be held on campus Aug. 1 to Aug. 4.

The college will accept applications through June 11 from high school juniors with an interest in math, science and engineering. Hands-on sessions for participants will include bridge construction, solar energy projects, aerodynamics experiments and activities covering the principles of space flight, biotechnology, robotics, supercomputers, artificial intelligence and electronic circuitry.

May 20, 1999

Dana Anderson, optical physicist and professor of physics at CU-Boulder, will explain the marvels of light and lasers to local children at the next CU Wizards show, "Fantastic Light," on campus on Saturday, May 29.

The free presentation, at 9:30 a.m. in the Duane Physics building, room G-030, is designed for children in grades five through nine. Reservations are not required.

May 20, 1999

Migrant and seasonal workers who earned general education diplomas through the University of Colorado at Boulder’s High School Equivalency Program at Brighton/Fort Lupton will graduate on Friday, May 28.

About 1,000 people are expected to attend the ceremony, which starts at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Northglenn at 120th Avenue and I-25. Family, friends and other supporters will be there to see 150 students ranging in age from 16 to 63 receive their high school equivalency diplomas.

May 19, 1999

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University of Colorado at Boulder Contacts:

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Peter Caughey, (303) 492-4007/

May 19, 1999

The increasing volume and complexity of development projects at the University of Colorado at Boulder has led to a key staffing change within the Department of Facilities Management.

Bill Deno, who joined the department in 1973, is stepping down after 15 years in the dual role of campus architect and director of facilities planning to concentrate on his duties as campus architect.

May 19, 1999

From "Disasters By Design: A Reassessment Of Natural Hazards In The United States"

During the 1975-1994 study period:

• Eighty percent of all natural hazards were climatological, including droughts and dust storms, extreme cold, floods, fog, hail, heat, hurricanes and tropical storms, ice, sleet, snow, lightning, snow avalanches, tornadoes, wind and wildfires.

• Ten percent of natural hazards were due to geophysical hazards, including earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis and volcanoes.

• Only 17 percent of natural hazards losses were insured.

May 19, 1999

Three vacant administrative positions have been filled in the division of student affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder, according to Ron Stump, interim vice chancellor for student affairs, pending approval by the Board of Regents.

May 18, 1999

Well-known local author and retired English Professor Reg Saner of the University of Colorado at Boulder, was named the city's first poet laureate by the Boulder Planet at the Boulder Literary Festival on April 28.

Saner, whose writing and poems have been featured in more than 140 magazines and 40 anthologies, said he is "really tickled that the Boulder Planet would sponsor such an event" and recognize poetry in a town more known for its world-class runners than its poets.