News Releases

May 11, 1999

If you think business is chaotic, you’re right.

"The world may appear to be disorderly, but beneath the apparent disorder there is actually order," says Irene Sanders, director of the Business Network at CU-Boulder’s Center for Chaos and Complexity. "Once business leaders learn to understand that, they can interpret, anticipate and even influence change."

May 11, 1999

The Scripps Howard Foundation has awarded a three-year grant of $687,228 to the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder to continue the Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism.

The fellowships moved to Colorado in 1996 after a national competition among leading universities. They are designed to give journalists with at least five years experience an opportunity to deepen their understanding of environmental science, policy, law and journalism.

May 10, 1999

The Colorado Advanced Photonics Technology Center, a joint effort of educational institutions, state agencies and companies, will hold a grand opening May 13 at the Higher Education Advanced Technology Center at the University of Colorado’s Lowry campus.

The non-profit center will be used to train workers in skills needed by the photonics industry, to transfer photonics technology from Colorado universities to industry and provide a prototyping facility for Colorado companies, said CAPT Director Brian Hooker.

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.