News Releases

May 13, 1999

Lia Baros, a junior in the Minority Arts & Sciences Program (MASP), will be spending her senior year as a freshman again. Her outstanding academic record and personal achievements so impressed the admissions interviewing team at the CU School of Dentistry that she was admitted a year early.

Lia will be a student at the Health Sciences Center in the fall, completing her bachelor's degree and starting dental school at the same time.

May 12, 1999

The highest award given to undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences at CU-Boulder, the prestigious Jacob Van Ek Award, will be presented to 18 students tomorrow (May 13).

No more than 20 students each year receive the award for their outstanding academic achievement and contributions to the university community. The award includes a $200 check to assist with college expenses.

May 12, 1999

John Taylor, a nationally renowned physics professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been selected to receive the Hazel Barnes Prize, the University of Colorado at Boulder's highest recognition for teaching and research.

The prize includes an engraved University Medal and cash award of $20,000.

Chancellor Richard L. Byyny announced that Taylor, creator of the popular CU Wizards program, will be recognized during summer commencement exercises, held Aug. 7 in the Norlin Quadrangle.

May 11, 1999

If you think business is chaotic, you’re right.

"The world may appear to be disorderly, but beneath the apparent disorder there is actually order," says Irene Sanders, director of the Business Network at CU-Boulder’s Center for Chaos and Complexity. "Once business leaders learn to understand that, they can interpret, anticipate and even influence change."

May 11, 1999

The Scripps Howard Foundation has awarded a three-year grant of $687,228 to the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder to continue the Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism.

The fellowships moved to Colorado in 1996 after a national competition among leading universities. They are designed to give journalists with at least five years experience an opportunity to deepen their understanding of environmental science, policy, law and journalism.

May 10, 1999

The Colorado Advanced Photonics Technology Center, a joint effort of educational institutions, state agencies and companies, will hold a grand opening May 13 at the Higher Education Advanced Technology Center at the University of Colorado’s Lowry campus.

The non-profit center will be used to train workers in skills needed by the photonics industry, to transfer photonics technology from Colorado universities to industry and provide a prototyping facility for Colorado companies, said CAPT Director Brian Hooker.

May 10, 1999

Paul Hindman, children's author and staff member at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will read from his new book, "Dragon Bones," co-authored by Nate Evans of Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the CU Cortez Center.

Hindman's talk, titled, "Dragon Bones: A Dramatic Reading for Grown-Ups by the Author," is the fourth and final in the CU-Boulder spring lecture series in Cortez.

May 7, 1999

Disruption to pedestrian and vehicle traffic is expected to be minimal on the CU-Boulder campus over summer despite work on around 50 construction projects.

That’s the prediction of Lonnie Greim who is project coordinator for a schedule of new and ongoing work valued at around $25 million.

Students and other pedestrians will be most affected by work in Engine Alley, a busy route in the core of the campus between the Ekeley Sciences building and Cristol Chemistry and Biochemistry.

May 5, 1999

Colorado Engineer Magazine, a publication of students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU-Boulder since 1904, won eight awards, including six first-place awards, at the annual spring conference of Engineering College Magazines Associated.

CEM, which combines general and technical material and publishes three issues per year in March, August and November, won the most awards of any of the 14 magazines represented at the conference. The conference was held April 8-10 at Howard University in Washington, DC.

May 5, 1999

He died more than 20 years ago and yet Elvis Presley is as popular in death as he was in life.

In her new book, "Elvis Culture: Fans, Faith and Image," CU-Boulder fine arts Professor Erika Doss examines why Elvis lives on by exploring the multifaceted image of Elvis Presley. "This book is about icons and images and material culture," said Doss.

Doss conducted extensive surveys, spoke with fans, visited their homes, joined Elvis clubs and toured Graceland, Elvis’ Memphis home. What she discovered was fans with complex and oftentimes contradicting views of Elvis.

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