News Releases

June 8, 1999

More than a dozen faculty and students from the University of Colorado at Boulder are part of an international team that has launched an unprecedented experiment in an attempt to explain how the universe’s matter came to exist.

June 8, 1999

Local children can learn about seasonal changes and celestial mysteries of the night sky at the next CU Wizards show "Stars Overhead" on Saturday, June 19, on the CU-Boulder campus.

Katy Garmany, director of Fiske Planetarium and professor of astrophysical and planetary sciences, will give the free presentation at 10 a.m. in the planetarium. The CU Wizards program is recommended for children in grades five through nine. No reservations are required.

June 3, 1999

Michael Grant, professor of environmental, population and organismic biology, has been named associate vice chancellor for undergraduate education at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

He will assume the position July 1, pending approval by the CU Board of Regents in June.

"I am confident that Michael will provide the excellent leadership that is needed to enhance undergraduate education at CU-Boulder," said Phil DiStefano, vice chancellor for academic affairs. "He has proven that we can provide quality programs that will attract top scholars to the university."

June 3, 1999

Note to editors: A conceptual drawing of the Discovery Learning Center is available by calling (303) 492-7426.

Klipp Colussy Jenks DuBois Architects of Denver have been selected, pending approval by the CU Board of Regents, to design the Discovery Learning Center, an innovative new facility at CU-Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science that will help expand student involvement in current research.

June 3, 1999

Migrant and seasonal workers who earned general education diplomas through the University of Colorado at Boulder’s High School Equivalency Program at Alamosa will graduate June 11.

About 250 people are expected to attend the ceremony, which starts at 7 p.m. at Ortega Middle School, Alamosa.

Families, friends and other supporters will be there to see 60 students ranging in age from 16 to 50 receive their high school equivalency diplomas. Fifteen of them passed their exams in both English and Spanish.

June 2, 1999

Visitors to the Salida Public Library this summer will be treated to a fascinating look at the insect world courtesy of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The library, at 405 E. St., Salida, is hosting an exhibition of photographs as part of the university’s CU This Summer cultural outreach program.

The exhibition, "Small Wonders: Insect Photos by Fran Hall," opens on June 14 and will run through Aug. 25. Admission is free and library hours are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

June 2, 1999

Visitors to the Lamar Public Library this summer will be treated to a fascinating look at the insect world courtesy of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The library, at 104 E. Parmenter St., is hosting an exhibition of photographs as part of the university’s CU This Summer cultural outreach program.

The exhibition, "Small Wonders: Insect Photos by Fran Hall," opens on June 14

and will run through Aug. 25. Admission is free and library hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

June 2, 1999

The recent discovery of chlorine above Io, a moon of Jupiter, indicates the odd object may hold common table salt, according to two University of Colorado at Boulder scientists.

Io is the most volcanically active body in the solar system, said CU-Boulder Associate Professor Nick Schneider and former post-doctoral researcher Michael Kueppers of CU’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. They believe the presence of chlorine – an ingredient of sodium chloride, or common table salt – is related to the violent volcanic activity.

June 2, 1999

Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt will speak June 8 at the CU-Boulder Natural Resources Law Center program on western water law and policy, discussing the controversial report of the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission: "Water in the West: Challenge for the Next Century."

The free Babbitt program, scheduled at 7 p.m. in Macky Auditorium, will kick off a three-day conference sponsored by the Natural Resources Law Center.

May 28, 1999

Lianna Dreyfus, the University Memorial Center cultural liaison at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has taken over events planning for the Dennis Small Cultural Center in the UMC, room 305.

"The purpose of the center is to provide a place for students of color to come together and feel comfortable," said Dreyfus, a biracial and bilingual first-generation college graduate. "It’s also a place where students of color can talk about issues that impact them." The center also offers academic advising and counseling.

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