News Releases

March 23, 1999

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado at Boulder has been awarded the Youth Crime Watch of America's Casey Local Business/Organization Award.

The award was presented at the 12th National Youth Crime Prevention Conference held in Denver March 3-6.

The center was selected from hundreds of organizations, schools and community programs that have made outstanding contributions to the prevention of crime, drug use and violence throughout the United States.

March 22, 1999

Family is the focus for several April events at the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder featuring four special programs.

* "Love Makes a Family" art exhibit, April 1-14

* Lambda Rising Queer Studies conference, April 10

* Leslie Hoffman lecture, April 10 & 12

* GLBT Parent Panel, April 13

The highly acclaimed exhibit, "Love Makes a Family: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People and Their Families" opens April 1 in the University Memorial Center Fine Arts Gallery Annex.

March 22, 1999

Kristi Anseth, assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been selected to receive the Dow Outstanding New Faculty Award for the Rocky Mountain Section of the American Society for Engineering Education.

The award, given each year to only one individual in all engineering disciplines at all schools in the Rocky Mountain region, will be presented at the ASEE national meeting in Charlotte, N.C., in June. Anseth also will be recognized at ASEE's Rocky Mountain Section meeting, March 26-27 in Provo, Utah.

March 19, 1999

Local children will have the opportunity to learn about music during spring break at the next CU Wizards show on Saturday, March 27, at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Jim Faller, who is a JILA fellow, chief of the Quantum Physics division of NIST and CU-Boulder physics professor, will present "The Physics of Music" at 9:30 a.m. in the Duane Physics building, room G1B30. NIST is the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

The event is free and open to the public.

March 19, 1999

"Oh Give Me a Home! Homeless Resistance in Three Western Cities," a lecture by University of Colorado at Boulder sociology Professor Dan Cress, will be presented from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, in room 235 of the University Memorial Center.

The lecture is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the Center of the American West.

March 19, 1999

Graduate students in the College of Business and Administration will host the 7th annual Barney Ford Auction at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the CU Museum.

Autographed sports memorabilia, balloon trips, scenic flights, dinners, hotel stays, lift tickets and gift certificates from numerous Boulder County businesses will be auctioned off.

March 19, 1999

This spring break, Boulder children can attend several matinees at Fiske Planetarium on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus to break up the week.

"Spring Break Matinees" is a series of family shows on a range of topics including astronomy and dinosaurs that will be presented March 23-25.

A complete list of matinees follows.

Tuesday, March 23

* Stars and Lasers , 10 a.m.

March 18, 1999

Two rising stars in the field of physics have been hired to teach and conduct research at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The appointments of Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn as tenured professors of physics were approved March 18 by the CU Board of Regents.

The husband and wife team will join the physics department in mid-August. They also will be fellows of JILA, a joint institute of CU-Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

March 18, 1999

The University of Colorado at Boulder has added seven new programs to current choices undergraduate students have for studying abroad.

"The new programs offer the students more study abroad options to choose from," said Sylvie Burnet-Jones, director of the CU-Boulder study abroad office. Several programs are unique in that they are directed by CU-Boulder faculty or are the only programs of their kind to be offered to undergraduates.

March 18, 1999

Eight graduate programs at the University of Colorado at Boulder were cited for excellence in 1999 in selected disciplines ranked by U.S. News and World Report.

CU-Boulder’s Ph.D. program in atomic and molecular physics was ranked fourth in the nation. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology was ranked first, followed by Harvard and Stanford.

Overall, CU-Boulder's doctoral program in physics tied for 25th best in the nation along with the Ohio State University and Rice University.