News Releases

February 9, 1999

Andrew Hamilton, who will present the popular program "Black Holes and Relativity," at Fiske Planetarium, says the show was created partly by accident.

The program is the second in a series of live public astronomy shows to be held at Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado this semester. "Black Holes" is set for Tuesday, Feb. 16, and Friday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. It will last about an hour and a half.

February 9, 1999

Evi Nemeth, associate professor of computer science at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been named one of the Top 25 Women on the Web by a San Francisco organization that supports and encourages women in the field of high technology.

Nemeth, who has been on the CU-Boulder faculty since 1980, received the award Jan. 20 in San Francisco at the second annual awards ceremony of San Francisco Women on the Web.

February 9, 1999

The University of Colorado at Boulder’s department of Spanish and Portuguese has been recognized by a national newsletter for placing all of its Ph.D. graduates during the 1996-97 reporting period in academic, tenure-track positions.

The 100 percent placement figure contrasts sharply with the national average of 59 percent cited by the Modern Language Association Census of Ph.D. Placement.

February 8, 1999

The University of Colorado at Boulder has been selected by NASA's Earth Science Office to conduct a $22.8 million satellite mission to measure the effects of the sun's radiation on Earth and its atmosphere.

The mission is part of NASA’s Earth Observing System, a cadre of orbiting platforms and satellites designed to study Earth, including its reponse to incoming solar radiation. Known as the Total Solar Irradiance Mission, or TSIM, the CU-Boulder project is being directed by Senior Research Associate Gary Rottman of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics.

February 8, 1999

Paul Schullery, author and naturalist-ranger in Yellowstone National Park, will receive the Wallace Stegner Award from the University of Colorado's Center of the American West in a free public program on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

"At Home in Nature: Paul Schullery, Yellowstone's Citizen," will begin at 7 p.m. in the Old Main Chapel on the Boulder campus. Making the award presentation and conversing with Schullery on stage will be CU-Boulder history Professor Patricia Limerick and geography Professor Bill Riebsame.

February 8, 1999

Several members of the Montrose community will have feature roles to play in the Urban-Rural Divorce in the American West program that will be presented at the Montrose County Judicial Center on Friday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m.

Presented by the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the mock trial will explore the complex relationship between urban and rural interests in the West. The program, which is free and open to the public, is being brought to Montrose as part of the CU in Residence series of community education offerings.

February 5, 1999

A team of seven undergraduate engineering and business students from the University of Colorado at Boulder has been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to help draft a business plan for the future human exploration of Mars.

The students wrote a proposal that was one of six selected in the NASA Means Business Student Competition to become part of the agency's strategic plan for Mars.

February 5, 1999

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado at Boulder has received a $4.9 million grant to implement a program proven to reduce drug abuse among young adolescents.

The three-year award from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, was received on Jan. 27. The grant comes on the heels of a $4 million award the office provided to the center last year.

February 5, 1999

Eleven new emergency call boxes are up and running at the University of Colorado at Boulder, according to Lt. Marty Millett of the CU Police department.

The latest one was installed at 18th Street and Colorado Avenue.

The call boxes are part of several safety improvements that are under way on and off campus following the murder of CU student Susannah Chase last year. According to Project Manager Tim Mangina, the project has been going extremely well.

February 4, 1999

David L. Haberman, a nationally recognized expert on Hinduism, will deliver the inaugural Robert C. Lester Lecture on the Study of Religion next week at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

"Religious Studies 2000: Lessons of a Student of Hinduism," will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in room 270 of the Hale Science Building on Thursday, Feb. 11.