News Releases

June 25, 1998

New findings by a group of Colorado researchers indicates lightning could be the culprit in a number of unexplained fatal heart malfunctions in the outdoors in recent years, including some in the state's high mountains.

In an article published in the June 13 issue of Lancet, a highly regarded medical journal published weekly in London, the Colorado team proposed that lightning can kill without a visible sign of electrical current entering or leaving a person's body.

June 25, 1998

Phil DiStefano, interim vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder, was appointed to the permanent post on June 25 by the CU Board of Regents.

DiStefano’s appointment was recommended to the board by Chancellor Richard L. Byyny, following a national search. DiStefano has served in the interim position since October 1997.

June 23, 1998

Leonard Riskin, a professor of law and director of the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri-Columbia, will be a visiting professor at the University of Colorado School of Law from June 29 through July 13.

Riskin, who is this year's Charles Inglis Thomson Guest Professor of Law, will hold informational sessions with faculty interested in curriculum and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and will also be visiting Boulder and Denver law firms.

June 19, 1998

The City of Boulder's Open Space Department and CU-Boulder Chancellor Richard L. Byyny will host a trail dedication ceremony to celebrate the expansion of the South Boulder Creek Trail on Monday, June 29 at 4 p.m. at the campus' Flatirons property.

The trail dedication ceremony is free and open to the public.

June 17, 1998

Jean Delaney, director of international education at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has received the 1998 Homer Higbee Award, one of the two highest honors given by NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

June 16, 1998

Many science teachers will be rushing back to class this summer to learn more about bugs and genetics through a variety of workshops sponsored by the Hughes Initiative Program at CU-Boulder.

June 15, 1998

Elizabeth A. Guertin has been named the director of academic advising and assistant dean for the College of Arts and Sciences at CU-Boulder, pending approval by the Board of Regents.

Guertin was serving as director of the University Academic Advising Center and the University Studies Program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She will begin her position at CU in mid-June.

Guertin will succeed Doris Downey who has been the interim director of academic advising as well as assistant dean in the College of Arts and Sciences.

June 12, 1998

Dispelling the myth that minorities don't care about protecting the environment is one goal of a Denver conference addressing issues of the environment and race.

The Sept. 11-12 conference, sponsored by the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is expected to attract a sizable audience from many ethnic backgrounds to discuss a broad range of natural resource issues.

The keynote speaker will be Robert Stanton, director of the National Park Service and the first African American to hold that position in the agency's 82-year history.

June 12, 1998

Dispelling the myth that minorities don't care about protecting the environment is one goal of a Denver conference addressing issues of the environment and race.

The Sept. 11-12 conference, sponsored by the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is expected to attract a sizable audience from many ethnic backgrounds to discuss a broad range of natural resource issues.

The keynote speaker will be Robert Stanton, director of the National Park Service and the first African American to hold that position in the agency's 82-year history.

June 11, 1998

The University of Colorado School of Law has made Professor Arthur H. Travers Jr. the first recipient of the Clifford J. Calhoun Public Service Award.

The $500 award recognizes outstanding contributions made to the law school, the university, and the legal community "which exemplify the spirit and tradition of Professor Calhoun's altruistic career with the School of Law." The award is funded by an endowment from an anonymous donor.

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