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May 8, 1998

A $1 million parallel supercomputing machine donated to the University of Colorado at Boulder by IBM will be used in part to help model issues associated with the reliability and safety of U.S. nuclear stockpiles.

Donated to the applied mathematics department in the College of Arts and Sciences and the computer science department in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the machine is a smaller version of the massive machines at U.S. Department of Energy research laboratories.

May 8, 1998

CU-Boulder Chancellor Richard L. Byyny, who also is a professor of medicine at the CU Health Sciences Center in Denver, will give a talk titled "Cancer: Perspectives of a Physician" on Tuesday, May 12 at the Boulder Public Library.

May 7, 1998

The Alumni Association of the University of Colorado at Boulder will host the Golden Anniversary Reunion and Alumni Awards Ceremony May 14-16, sandwiched around the university's spring commencement ceremony.

A record-breaking number of graduates of the class of 1948 and years prior -- about 225 people -- are expected to attend the festivities.

William Royal of Boulder, an electrical engineering graduate and member of the class of 1928, will represent the earliest class attending the reunion.

May 6, 1998

The University of Colorado Libraries has begun to transfer a small portion of its materials to an off-campus storage site to ease the overcrowding of book stacks and study areas.

The Periodicals Room at Norlin Library is the first area to see the benefits with patrons enjoying improved access to journals and services.

May 6, 1998

Reorganization of a major administrative division of the University of Colorado at Boulder, announced today, will result in greater efficiency and financial savings, according to Paul Tabolt, vice chancellor for administration.

Tabolt said the plan for reorganizing the Division of Administration was developed in consultation with Chancellor Richard L. Byyny in an ongoing effort to control campus expenditures and improve service.

May 6, 1998

Aspen, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction will host a series of performances of children’s opera as part of the University of Colorado at Boulder's "CU This Summer" cultural outreach program.

The CU-Boulder Lyric Theatre for Children will perform "Hansel and Gretel" by Engelbert Humperdinck in area schools the week of May 18.

May 6, 1998

Leonard Wright, a doctoral student in civil engineering at CU-Boulder and a graduate research assistant at the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, is the nation's first recipient of the Floodplain Management Graduate Fellowship.

Wright will be awarded $25,000 by the Association of State Floodplain Managers Inc. for research that will estimate the level of flooding and environmental costs that can be attributed to urban development. The award follows a national competition in which graduate students submitted research proposals.

May 5, 1998

CU-Boulder researcher Joshua Colwell was a scientific consultant on the upcoming film, "Deep Impact," which hits theaters May 8 and features the mayhem created when a wayward comet slams into Earth's ocean.

May 5, 1998

CU-Boulder Professor Larry Weisberg gave his advertising campaigns class a tough assignment this semester: Create a campaign aimed at college students which promotes responsible decision-making in regard to alcohol.

Two teams of students conducted focus groups, studied similar ad campaigns and thought long and hard about what could keep students from binge drinking.

May 4, 1998

About 3,700 students will receive diplomas from the University of Colorado at Boulder on Friday, May 15, in outdoor commencement exercises at Folsom Stadium.

Of the 3,733 degrees to be awarded, 2,722 will be bachelor’s degrees, 686 will be master’s degrees, 168 will be doctoral degrees and 157 will be law degrees.

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