News Releases

May 28, 1999

As we grow older we are supposed to grow wiser. That may or may not be true but it’s a pretty safe bet that many of us we will grow fatter, heavier and less healthy.

Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder have been looking at why we tend to put on more weight and fat with the years … and what we can do about it.

The research highlights the importance of older people remaining physically active to ward off weight gain and keep at bay associated health risks such as heart problems, high blood pressure, cancer and diabetes.

May 28, 1999

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Twelve juniors at the University of Colorado at Boulder and 24 incoming freshmen students have been selected as the first class of Norlin Scholars, according to Michael Grant, program director.

May 27, 1999

Brangwyn Foote, assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is moving on.

Foote has been appointed interim provost/vice president for academic affairs at the University of Maine, Farmington, beginning July 1.

There she will be the second ranking university administrator and chief academic officer for the campus, responsible for academic leadership and with 10 academic departments reporting to her.

May 25, 1999

The University of Colorado at Boulder and the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office have joined forces to offer assessment and family therapy for juvenile offenders and their families.

Prosocial Family Therapy is being provided by the psychology department's Center for the Prevention of Adverse Life Outcomes, of which Joel Silverman is the clinical director.

This therapy is part of an ongoing research project under the supervision of Elaine Blechman, professor of psychology at CU-Boulder.

May 25, 1999

Kristina M. Johnson, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder since 1985, has been named dean of engineering at Duke University in Durham, N.C., effective August 1999.

An internationally known expert in optics, signal processing and computing, Johnson co-founded the Center for Optoelectronic Computing Systems headquartered at CU-Boulder. A joint effort with Colorado State University, the center is funded by the National Science Foundation and the Colorado Advanced Technology Institute.

May 24, 1999

The family of a long-time benefactor of the University of Colorado School of Law has pledged $3 million to launch a fund-raising campaign for a new law building at CU-Boulder, according to an announcement by law Dean Hal Bruff.

The gift is a joint commitment by law school benefactors Marvin E. and Judi Wolf of Denver, Marvin’s brother and sister-in-law Erving and Joyce Wolf of Houston, and Elaine Wolf of Denver, widow of their late brother Melvin. Marvin Wolf, a 1954 graduate of the law school, is co-chair of the Steering Committee for the law building campaign.

May 24, 1999

Two national communications awards were received for programs in the CU-Boulder Institutional Relations department this spring.

Jim Scott, science writer for the Office of News Services at the University of Colorado at Boulder, received a silver medal in the Research, Medicine and Science Writing category for the 1999 awards program sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, CASE.

May 21, 1999

The Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder has selected five journalists as the 1999-2000 Ted Scripps Fellows in Environmental Journalism.

Starting next fall the fellows will study environmental science, policy, law and journalism for two semesters at the university. They also will work on individual research projects.

May 21, 1999

The University of Colorado at Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science is accepting applications for the 32nd High School Honors Institute to be held on campus Aug. 1 to Aug. 4.

The college will accept applications through June 11 from high school juniors with an interest in math, science and engineering. Hands-on sessions for participants will include bridge construction, solar energy projects, aerodynamics experiments and activities covering the principles of space flight, biotechnology, robotics, supercomputers, artificial intelligence and electronic circuitry.

May 20, 1999

Dana Anderson, optical physicist and professor of physics at CU-Boulder, will explain the marvels of light and lasers to local children at the next CU Wizards show, "Fantastic Light," on campus on Saturday, May 29.

The free presentation, at 9:30 a.m. in the Duane Physics building, room G-030, is designed for children in grades five through nine. Reservations are not required.