News Releases

May 10, 1999

Paul Hindman, children's author and staff member at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will read from his new book, "Dragon Bones," co-authored by Nate Evans of Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the CU Cortez Center.

Hindman's talk, titled, "Dragon Bones: A Dramatic Reading for Grown-Ups by the Author," is the fourth and final in the CU-Boulder spring lecture series in Cortez.

May 7, 1999

Disruption to pedestrian and vehicle traffic is expected to be minimal on the CU-Boulder campus over summer despite work on around 50 construction projects.

That’s the prediction of Lonnie Greim who is project coordinator for a schedule of new and ongoing work valued at around $25 million.

Students and other pedestrians will be most affected by work in Engine Alley, a busy route in the core of the campus between the Ekeley Sciences building and Cristol Chemistry and Biochemistry.

May 5, 1999

Colorado Engineer Magazine, a publication of students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU-Boulder since 1904, won eight awards, including six first-place awards, at the annual spring conference of Engineering College Magazines Associated.

CEM, which combines general and technical material and publishes three issues per year in March, August and November, won the most awards of any of the 14 magazines represented at the conference. The conference was held April 8-10 at Howard University in Washington, DC.

May 5, 1999

He died more than 20 years ago and yet Elvis Presley is as popular in death as he was in life.

In her new book, "Elvis Culture: Fans, Faith and Image," CU-Boulder fine arts Professor Erika Doss examines why Elvis lives on by exploring the multifaceted image of Elvis Presley. "This book is about icons and images and material culture," said Doss.

Doss conducted extensive surveys, spoke with fans, visited their homes, joined Elvis clubs and toured Graceland, Elvis’ Memphis home. What she discovered was fans with complex and oftentimes contradicting views of Elvis.

May 5, 1999

Three chemical engineering students at the University of Colorado at Boulder received top awards for technical papers they presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science regional meeting in Santa Fe, N.M., April 11-15.

The students won three of the five awards presented for technical papers at the AAAS Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division meeting. More than 100 technical papers were presented. The winning CU students and their awards are:

May 4, 1999

Approximately 3,850 students will receive diplomas from the University of Colorado at Boulder on Friday, May 14, in outdoor commencement exercises at Folsom Stadium.

Of the degrees to be awarded, 2,872 will be bachelor's degrees, 686 will be master's degrees, 187 will be doctoral degrees and 131 will be law degrees.

Double degrees will be earned by 66 students, including 24 who will receive combined bachelor's/master's degrees. The combined degree option allows students to obtain a bachelor's/master's degree in just five years.

May 4, 1999

An estimated 20,000 people are expected to attend the May 14 University of Colorado at Boulder commencement exercises at 9:30 a.m. in Folsom Stadium. For those planning to be on campus, carpooling or alternative transportation is recommended to avoid parking problems.

The Hop and Skip shuttle services and RTD buses will be operating on regular schedules, every 10 minutes, and cost 75 cents.

Visitors are advised to arrive early since many parking spaces will be used by faculty and staff during regular working hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

May 4, 1999

The Alumni Association of the University of Colorado at Boulder will host the Golden Anniversary Reunion of 1949 graduates May 13-15, during the university’s May commencement weekend.

On Friday, May 14, about 75 members of the class of 1949 dressed in full academic regalia will lead the procession that initiates the university’s 1999 commencement ceremony, upholding a longtime CU-Boulder tradition.

May 4, 1999

Steven Manaster, a professor of finance and director of the Financial Risk Management Center at Virginia Tech University, has accepted the position of dean of the College of Business and Administration at CU-Boulder.

His appointment is pending approval by the Board of Regents.

May 4, 1999

Fate has conspired against time to reunite two prominent men after nearly 70 years. Born within eight months of each other in Iowa, William P. Johnson and Judge Richard Matsch will both attend the University of Colorado School of Law commencement ceremonies, the former as an honoree and the latter as the keynote speaker.

Matsch, who was the first choice of third-year students responsible for selecting a speaker, presided over the Oklahoma City bombing case and has taught law classes at CU-Boulder since serving as a U.S. district judge.