News Releases

December 9, 1998

Editors: Photos of many of the listed events are available by calling Wynn Martens, 492-7084, or Amy Taylor, 492-6431.

Campus response to the "CU in the Community," campaign during October was positive and overwhelmingly achieved the goal of increasing faculty, student and staff involvement in community programs, according to Wynn Martens, director of community relations at CU-Boulder.

December 9, 1998

NightRide/NightWalk, the volunteer service at CU-Boulder that shepherds students safely to their homes, has expanded its operations to meet the growing number of people dialing 492-SAFE.

Cumulative statistics from August through October of this year show the service was used 895 times, more than double the 367 requests recorded in the same three months of 1997.

December 9, 1998

By the fall semester 1999, all 5,400 students at the University of Colorado at Boulder who live in residence halls will have their own high-speed computer connections, allowing them to download reference and educational material quickly from around the world on their personal computers.

December 8, 1998

Teams of students from the College of Business and Administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder will compete in the Bank One Business Plan Competition at 6:30 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 9.

The competition, which will be held in Room 200 of the College of Engineering, is free and open to the public.

The competition is hosted by the Robert H. and Beverly A. Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, a joint venture between CU's colleges of business and engineering.

December 8, 1998

Special recognition ceremonies will be sponsored by most University of Colorado at Boulder schools and colleges in addition to the university-wide commencement ceremony on Dec. 19 in the Coors Events/Conference Center.

Following is a schedule of special events to be held by the schools and colleges, which also are open to the public:

- Architecture and Planning – Recognition ceremony for architecture and planning graduates, Dec. 18, 3 p.m., Environmental Design Building.

December 8, 1998

What did Winston Churchill, Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin have in common? Not only did their lives shape history, but their ability to convey gigantic ideas was all the more remarkable because each stuttered.

"The movies often portray the stereotype of people who stutter as being less intelligent," said Professor Peter Ramig of the University of Colorado at Boulder. "That certainly is not the case." In fact, even a couple of Hollywood’s best-known stars with unique speaking styles - Marilyn Monroe and James Earl Jones - stuttered.

December 7, 1998

Much of the energetic electron activity in Earth's radiation belts, once thought to be generated by the sun and solar wind, actually is accelerated to light-speed by Earth's own magnetic shell, creating periodic havoc with satellites.

December 4, 1998

The Continuing Education Division of the University of Colorado at Boulder will move into new offices in the renovated Delta Tau Delta fraternity house on University Avenue later this month.

The division will be closed Friday, Dec. 18, to make the shift from its current locations at 1221 and 1229 University Ave. and will consolidate into the single building at 1505 University Ave., according to Marketing Manager Rosie Escamilla. Continuing Education will re-open with full services on Monday, Dec. 21, following the consolidation.

December 3, 1998

The University of Colorado at Boulder will present 1,799 degrees on Saturday, Dec. 19, during winter commencement exercises at the Coors Events/Conference Center.

Commencement ceremonies will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. with the traditional procession of graduates, faculty and administrators. Guests are requested to be in their seats by 9:15 a.m. in order to view the procession.

There will be 1,191 bachelor’s degrees awarded, 444 master’s degrees, 156 doctoral degrees and eight law degrees. Nineteen students will receive double degrees.

December 3, 1998

Katherine Morrissey, associate professor in the department of history at the University of Arizona, will give a lecture titled, "Mining Stories: Environmental Conflicts in the 20th Century Rocky Mountain West."

The lecture will be on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 3:30 p.m. in Hellems Arts and Sciences building, room 201, on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus.

The department of history and the Center of the American West are sponsoring the event.

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