News Releases

June 18, 1999

Bill Reynolds, owner of the W.W. Reynolds Cos. in Boulder, and his wife, Jane, have given a $1 million gift to the University of Colorado at Boulder’s College of Business and Administration.

The Reynolds, along with their sons John and Forrest and Bill’s father, Vergyl, all have degrees from CU.

The gift will be used to supplement graduate and undergraduate programs at the Real Estate Center at the College of Business, including the academic internship program -- the undergraduate capstone course for a certificate in real estate.

June 17, 1999

Already the fastest moving glacier in the world, the Columbia Glacier in Alaska has increased its speed from 25 meters to 35 meters per day in recent months, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder glaciologist.

And while that may seem like a snail’s pace to most, scientists are intrigued and a bit alarmed at the rapid rate, said Research Fellow Tad Pfeffer of CU-Boulder’s Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. "I expect we will see some really dramatic event occur with this glacier within the next year or two," he said.

June 16, 1999


Four Colorado institutions including the University of Colorado at Boulder have teamed up on the construction, launch and control of a NASA satellite designed to observe Earth’s oceans and act as an "El Niño watcher."

Known as the Quick Scatterometer, or QuikScat, the satellite will provide daily, detailed snapshots of the winds swirling above the world’s oceans to improve weather forecasting, according to NASA officials.

June 16, 1999

The University of Colorado at Boulder summer blood drive will be held on June 22 from noon to 3:30 p.m. in Baur Lounge of the Farrand Residence Hall.

Donors may sign up for an appointment by calling (303) 492-5473 through June 21 or may drop in the day of the blood drive.

Donors should be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and not be in an at-risk behavior group. They should eat within four hours of donating blood and drink lots of fluids before and after donating.

June 15, 1999

The Crystal Mountain Center for the Performing Arts and CU-Boulder's Summer Theatre Caravan will hold its third annual creativity camp for children ages 8-18 in Westcliffe the week of June 27-July 2.

The classes will be held at the Jones Theatre, at 2nd and Main streets, under the instruction of two doctoral and four undergraduate CU-Boulder theater students from the CU Summer Theatre Caravan.

June 15, 1999

The Summer Theatre Caravan from CU-Boulder will perform the romantic comedy, "It Had To Be You," in five Colorado communities from June 25 through July 15 as part of its summer outreach program.

The CU Summer Theatre Caravan has been performing and holding acting workshops across Colorado since the summer of 1997 to foster the performing arts in smaller Colorado communities. This summer the Caravan is coordinated by two doctoral and four undergraduate CU-Boulder theater students assisting with public performances and children's workshops.

June 15, 1999

The University of Colorado at Boulder welcomes 40 students from the Denver metro area and New Mexico later this month for a four-day workshop entitled College Summit.

More than half the students will come from George Washington, North and West High Schools in Denver to the Boulder campus June 24-27 to complete college admissions and financial aid applications.

June 10, 1999

This year’s 42nd annual Colorado Shakespeare Festival is set for a scrumptious start on June 25 when the opening night audience is treated to a free dessert reception before the show.

University of Colorado at Boulder Chancellor Richard L. Byyny and Peter Spear, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will host the reception which starts at 7 p.m. in the Norlin Quadrangle.

First night ticket holders will be able to mingle for 90 minutes sampling such goodies as champagne and strawberries before the curtain rises on "Henry IV Part 1."

June 10, 1999

A $9 million instrument designed and built at the University of Colorado at Boulder for a new NASA satellite is now set for launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on June 23.

The $100 million Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer mission, or FUSE, will study the far UV light emanating from distant stars, galaxies, quasars and interstellar gas and dust, said James Green, principal investigator on the project and a professor at CU-Boulder’s Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy. CASA is an astronomy center located in CU-Boulder’s College of Arts and Sciences.

June 9, 1999

Thirty minority high school students from around the state will attend the 12th Annual Business Leadership Program from June 13 to June 19 on the CU-Boulder campus.