News Releases

May 19, 1999

The increasing volume and complexity of development projects at the University of Colorado at Boulder has led to a key staffing change within the Department of Facilities Management.

Bill Deno, who joined the department in 1973, is stepping down after 15 years in the dual role of campus architect and director of facilities planning to concentrate on his duties as campus architect.

May 19, 1999

From "Disasters By Design: A Reassessment Of Natural Hazards In The United States"

During the 1975-1994 study period:

• Eighty percent of all natural hazards were climatological, including droughts and dust storms, extreme cold, floods, fog, hail, heat, hurricanes and tropical storms, ice, sleet, snow, lightning, snow avalanches, tornadoes, wind and wildfires.

• Ten percent of natural hazards were due to geophysical hazards, including earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis and volcanoes.

• Only 17 percent of natural hazards losses were insured.

May 19, 1999

Three vacant administrative positions have been filled in the division of student affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder, according to Ron Stump, interim vice chancellor for student affairs, pending approval by the Board of Regents.

May 18, 1999

Well-known local author and retired English Professor Reg Saner of the University of Colorado at Boulder, was named the city's first poet laureate by the Boulder Planet at the Boulder Literary Festival on April 28.

Saner, whose writing and poems have been featured in more than 140 magazines and 40 anthologies, said he is "really tickled that the Boulder Planet would sponsor such an event" and recognize poetry in a town more known for its world-class runners than its poets.

May 17, 1999

Three vacant administrative positions have been filled in the division of student affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder, according to Ron Stump, interim vice chancellor for student affairs, pending approval by the Board of Regents.

May 14, 1999

Editors: Enclosed are the names of degree candidates from your area. This list was accurate as of April 30, and is subject to change pending final grade reports.

Local students were among the more than 3,800 who received degrees May 14 in spring commencement exercises at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Of the degrees awarded, 2,872 were bachelor's degrees, 686 were master's degrees, 187 were doctoral degrees and 131 were law degrees.

Dennis Van Gerven, professor of anthropology and 1998 Colorado Professor of the Year, gave the commencement address.

May 14, 1999

Being good has its rewards in this life, as well as in the next.

Research conducted partly at the University of Colorado at Boulder has found that regular churchgoers live longer than people who seldom or never attend worship services.

For the first time, that extra lifespan has been quantified. While there are differences between genders and races, in general those who go to church once or more each week can look forward to about seven more years than those who never attend.

May 13, 1999

The university honored a number of distinguished CU Law School alumni, Saturday, May 10, at the 18th Annual Alumni Awards Banquet.

The recipients of the 1999 Distinguished Achievement Awards included:

o In the government category, Karen Steinhauser of the Denver District Attorney’s Office.

o In the private practitioner category, John Wittemyer of Boulder.

o In the small firm category, Frank Cooley of Meeker.

o In the judicial category, the Honorable Richard Paynter of Denver.

May 13, 1999

Lia Baros, a junior in the Minority Arts & Sciences Program (MASP), will be spending her senior year as a freshman again. Her outstanding academic record and personal achievements so impressed the admissions interviewing team at the CU School of Dentistry that she was admitted a year early.

Lia will be a student at the Health Sciences Center in the fall, completing her bachelor's degree and starting dental school at the same time.

May 12, 1999

The highest award given to undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences at CU-Boulder, the prestigious Jacob Van Ek Award, will be presented to 18 students tomorrow (May 13).

No more than 20 students each year receive the award for their outstanding academic achievement and contributions to the university community. The award includes a $200 check to assist with college expenses.

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