News Releases

September 1, 1998

Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado at Boulder will present a series of live astronomy shows during the fall semester on topics ranging from black holes to star and constellation myths.

CU astronomers will present visually stimulating glimpses of astronomy to adults and children age 12 and over through multimedia shows.

Sommers-Bausch Observatory, adjacent to the planetarium, will be open for public observation following the program, weather permitting.

Following is a list of star talks scheduled for this fall:

August 28, 1998

The Department of Housing at the University of Colorado at Boulder will hold its annual "Global Jam: A Celebration of Diversity" on Sept. 3 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Farrand Field.

Global Jam is a diversity program held annually by the Housing Department and showcases ethnic foods from people and places around the world. This year's menu will include African, Native American, Polynesian and Middle Eastern food. Meals are planned and prepared by the department's dining services.

August 28, 1998

Under the old model of preparing future professors, a graduate student walked into the department chair's office, was handed a book and told to go teach.

With today's emphasis on undergraduate teaching, college administrators realize that's not enough. They recognize teaching as an art that can be studied and improved.

August 27, 1998

This fall, Chancellor Richard L. Byyny and the Boulder Public Library will sponsor a series of Wednesday evening seminars that will bring cutting-edge ideas from the business world to the Boulder community.

The lectures will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 9, Oct. 7 and Nov. 4 at the Boulder Public Library's main auditorium. Each program will be preceded by refreshments with Chancellor Byyny at 6:30 p.m.

The Chancellor's Business Community Lecture Series will feature three timely topics and four energetic presenters from the College of Business and Administration.

August 27, 1998

This fall, Chancellor Richard L. Byyny and the Boulder Public Library will sponsor a series of Wednesday evening seminars that will bring cutting-edge ideas from the business world to the Boulder community.

The lectures will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 9, Oct. 7 and Nov. 4 at the Boulder Public Library's main auditorium. Each program will be preceded by refreshments with Chancellor Byyny at 6:30 p.m.

The Chancellor's Business Community Lecture Series will feature three timely topics and four energetic presenters from the College of Business and Administration.

August 27, 1998

Professor Dan M. Frangopol of civil engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder has been selected to receive the 1998 State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

August 26, 1998

NEWS TIP SHEET

The ads are poignant. One reads, "Before you get wasted tonight consider the tests you may have to take tomorrow." Listed below the text are phone numbers to the AIDS and pregnancy hotlines in Boulder. This is only one of six responsible drinking ads created by CU-Boulder students that will be seen and heard throughout Boulder County over the next five weeks.

August 26, 1998

NEWS TIP SHEET

Symposium on Earth Impacts and Extinctions Slated for CU-Boulder Aug. 27

Colorado experts studying past Earth impacts by asteroids and comets as well as the potential environmental and societal consequences of future impacts will participate in a public symposium Aug. 27 at CU-Boulder.

Sponsored by the CU Graduate School, the event will be held in the Glenn Miller Ballroom at the University Memorial Center from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

August 25, 1998

The potential amount of life that could have existed on Mars is tiny compared to the biomass early in Earth's history, say two experts from the University of Colorado at Boulder and Washington University in St. Louis.

August 21, 1998

Wardenburg Health Center at CU-Boulder has opened its first optometry clinic to provide students with specialty eye-care services.

"We feel it's going to be extremely popular because optometry is a service in high demand," said Barbara Brandt, a nurse at Wardenburg Health Center.

Services offered at the Wardenburg optometry clinic will include comprehensive eye exams for all ages, contact lens fitting, treatment of glaucoma, ocular trauma and eye infections, and consultation for laser refractive surgery.

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