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October 26, 1998

University of Colorado at Boulder and Emory University researchers have discovered scores of ancient reptile nests in Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park, believed to be the oldest such nests ever found.

The fossil nests, dating to about 220 million years ago, are similar to modern day crocodile and turtle nests, said Stephen Hasiotis, the CU-Boulder research associate who discovered them. Hasiotis and colleague Anthony Martin of Emory University in Atlanta believe the nests extend the fossil record of reptile nests by roughly 110 million years.

October 23, 1998

"Hidden Legacies of Mass Incarceration," a discussion by associate professor Lane R. Hirabayashi and Gwenn M. Jensen of the University of Colorado at Boulder has been rescheduled. The event has been moved from Wednesday, Nov. 4, to Thursday, Nov. 5, at 3:30 p.m. in the University Memorial Center, room 235, on the CU-Boulder campus.

The discussion will focus on the effects of internment and resettlement on the culture and health of second-generation Japanese Americans.

Sponsored by the Center of the American West.

October 22, 1998

As part of "CU in the Community" month at the University of Colorado at Boulder, faculty, staff and students will be painting two youth shelters, helping to build a Habitat for Humanity house and hosting elementary students from Denver and Boulder on campus this Saturday, Oct. 24.

Activities on National "Make A Difference" day, Saturday, will match faculty, staff and students who want to help out with programs that need support. They include:

October 22, 1998

The corporate culture of the Sea World marine parks and the impact of global telecommunications systems will be discussed in separate lectures at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Oct. 28 and 29. Both are free and open to the public.

Dan Schiller, professor of communications at the University of California-San Diego, will lecture on "Transnational Telecommunications and the Global Reorganization of Production" on Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.

October 21, 1998

A University of Colorado at Boulder-based space center will fly eight experiments on the Oct. 29 mission of NASA's space shuttle Discovery, which marks the return to space of former Mercury astronaut John Glenn.

BioServe Space Technologies, a joint venture between NASA, CU-Boulder and Kansas State University, will undertake a variety of industry-driven, life-science experiments on the 10-day spaceflight of Columbia, said David Klaus of aerospace engineering sciences, BioServe's mission manager for the flight.

October 19, 1998

The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Colorado at Boulder $3.1 million to support the Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Materials Research Center.

The grant marks the joining of CU-Boulder to an elite group of 25 universities funded by NSF’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center program, which includes Harvard, MIT, Chicago, Princeton and Stanford. The funding is spread over four years and is renewable.

October 19, 1998

A University of Colorado at Boulder professor is part of a science team working with a miniaturized, futuristic space probe capable of navigating its own way through space and powered by a solar-electric propulsion system.

October 19, 1998

On Halloween, the CU Wizards series will combine physics, chemistry and engineering to fascinate local children with a presentation titled "liquid crystals."

Professors Noel Clark, David Walba and Joe Maclennan of the University of Colorado at Boulder and Chris Conery of Broomfield High School will teach children some of the basic concepts of liquid crystals using exciting experiments and lively visual displays.

The presentation will be held Saturday, Oct. 31, at 9:30 a.m. in the Duane Physics building, room G-030, on the CU-Boulder campus.

October 19, 1998

The murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, is an outrage and unacceptable to our society. Shepard was beaten, pistol-whipped, tied to a fence and left to die by several young people because of his sexual orientation. Any student death brings sadness. A death caused by this particular kind of violence is appalling. As educators, we work diligently to promote acceptance between diverse groups. When violence and death occur because of hate against an individual’s differences, it affects all of us.

October 16, 1998

University of Colorado at Boulder students interested in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering are invited to apply to the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program in November.

Interested CU-Boulder students need to obtain preliminary applications for the scholarship by contacting J.D. Meiss at 303-492-3731 by Nov.1. Students must submit their preliminary applications by Nov. 15.

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