News Releases

August 27, 1998

This fall, Chancellor Richard L. Byyny and the Boulder Public Library will sponsor a series of Wednesday evening seminars that will bring cutting-edge ideas from the business world to the Boulder community.

The lectures will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 9, Oct. 7 and Nov. 4 at the Boulder Public Library's main auditorium. Each program will be preceded by refreshments with Chancellor Byyny at 6:30 p.m.

The Chancellor's Business Community Lecture Series will feature three timely topics and four energetic presenters from the College of Business and Administration.

August 27, 1998

Professor Dan M. Frangopol of civil engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder has been selected to receive the 1998 State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

August 26, 1998

NEWS TIP SHEET

The ads are poignant. One reads, "Before you get wasted tonight consider the tests you may have to take tomorrow." Listed below the text are phone numbers to the AIDS and pregnancy hotlines in Boulder. This is only one of six responsible drinking ads created by CU-Boulder students that will be seen and heard throughout Boulder County over the next five weeks.

August 26, 1998

NEWS TIP SHEET

Symposium on Earth Impacts and Extinctions Slated for CU-Boulder Aug. 27

Colorado experts studying past Earth impacts by asteroids and comets as well as the potential environmental and societal consequences of future impacts will participate in a public symposium Aug. 27 at CU-Boulder.

Sponsored by the CU Graduate School, the event will be held in the Glenn Miller Ballroom at the University Memorial Center from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

August 25, 1998

The potential amount of life that could have existed on Mars is tiny compared to the biomass early in Earth's history, say two experts from the University of Colorado at Boulder and Washington University in St. Louis.

August 21, 1998

Wardenburg Health Center at CU-Boulder has opened its first optometry clinic to provide students with specialty eye-care services.

"We feel it's going to be extremely popular because optometry is a service in high demand," said Barbara Brandt, a nurse at Wardenburg Health Center.

Services offered at the Wardenburg optometry clinic will include comprehensive eye exams for all ages, contact lens fitting, treatment of glaucoma, ocular trauma and eye infections, and consultation for laser refractive surgery.

August 21, 1998

The public is invited to a western showdown between humans and prairie dogs for open land.

Susan Jones, veterinarian and assistant professor of history at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will discuss the evolution of perceptions about the prairie dog in a Sept. 3 lecture sponsored by the Center of the American West titled "Prairie Dogs -- Pets of Pests? The Historical Fortunes of a Native Western Species."

The event, free and open to the public, will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in room 235 of the University Memorial Center.

August 21, 1998

The University of Colorado at Boulder is ranked 25th among the nation’s top public four-year institutions in U.S. News and World Report’s 1999 Best Colleges issue.

The nation’s top public universities in the U.S. News ranking were the University of California-Berkeley and the University of Virginia. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked third and the University of California-Los Angeles and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor tied for fourth.

August 19, 1998

The Center of the American West at CU-Boulder will host "Words to Stir the Soul: Readings from the American West," on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.

Faculty, students and community members will celebrate the rich literary heritage of the American West as they read segments from their favorite western-inspired literature.

August 19, 1998

The Center of the American West at CU-Boulder will host "Words to Stir the Soul: Readings from the American West," on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.

Faculty, students and community members will celebrate the rich literary heritage of the American West as they read segments from their favorite western-inspired literature.

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