News Releases

October 12, 1998

Distinguished Professor Carl E. Wieman of the University of Colorado at Boulder has been named the recipient of the 1999 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science from the American Physical Society.

The prize recognizes outstanding contributions to basic research that uses lasers to advance knowledge of the fundamental properties of materials and their interaction with light. The prize is named for the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who played a major role in developing the laser and its applications and includes a $10,000 award.

October 8, 1998

The University of Colorado at Boulder will hold its annual Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the University Memorial Center's Glenn Miller Ballroom from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The fair is designed to give students general information about study abroad programs including program costs, scholarship opportunities and financial aid.

Students and faculty who have participated in a study abroad program will be at the fair to discuss their experiences. Foreign students from countries where CU-Boulder offers programs also will be present to answer questions.

October 8, 1998

The Student Organization for Alumni Relations selected six outstanding CU-Boulder students during Homecoming weekend Sept. 25-27 to receive awards for academic acheivement, leadership and community service.

Two students received Academic Excellence awards, psychology majors Adrienne Ellis and Joseph Urgemah. Ellis, a senior, has a grade-point average of 3.99 and holds positions with the Campus Crusade for Christ and Alpha Phi Omega.

October 8, 1998

CU-Boulder anthropology Professor Dennis Van Gerven, known for his lively classroom presentations and his research on Nubian mummies, has been named the 1998 Colorado Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

October 7, 1998

The University of Colorado at Boulder has received a $2.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to fund an innovative, interdisciplinary graduate training program in optical science and engineering.

October 7, 1998

The University of Colorado's applied mathematics department has been awarded $2.3 million from the National Science Foundation for a research and training grant designed to bring faculty and students together at all levels.

The highly competitive grants, known as the Vertical Integration of Research and Education, or VIGRE, were awarded to only five other universities: Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Pennsylvania State and the University of Washington.

October 7, 1998

A substantial gift of computer equipment has been presented to the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder by Sun Microsystems, headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., according to engineering Dean Ross Corotis.

The donated equipment, which will be used to support education in software engineering, includes a Sun Enterprise 3500 file server and 20 Sun Ultra10 workstations with 17-inch color monitors.

October 6, 1998

The Getty Conservation Institute of Santa Monica, Calif., has signed a contract with the Salvadoran Ministry of Education to protect the ancient buried village of Ceren, which has been under excavation by the University of Colorado at Boulder since 1976.

October 2, 1998

The Sewall Symposium Series at the University of Colorado at Boulder will present a lecture by Benjamin R. Barber, a professor of political science at Rutgers University, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.

The lecture, titled "Civil Society or Uncivil Markets: Can Democracy Survive in a World of Global Capitalism," will focus on the role of the United States in the global community.

October 2, 1998

Note to Editors: Bruce Jakosky will give a free public talk about his new book at the CU Museum on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

The potential for the evolution of past or present life in the universe reaches beyond Mars and even our own solar system, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder space scientist.

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