News Releases

March 19, 1999

"Oh Give Me a Home! Homeless Resistance in Three Western Cities," a lecture by University of Colorado at Boulder sociology Professor Dan Cress, will be presented from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, in room 235 of the University Memorial Center.

The lecture is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the Center of the American West.

March 19, 1999

Graduate students in the College of Business and Administration will host the 7th annual Barney Ford Auction at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the CU Museum.

Autographed sports memorabilia, balloon trips, scenic flights, dinners, hotel stays, lift tickets and gift certificates from numerous Boulder County businesses will be auctioned off.

March 19, 1999

This spring break, Boulder children can attend several matinees at Fiske Planetarium on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus to break up the week.

"Spring Break Matinees" is a series of family shows on a range of topics including astronomy and dinosaurs that will be presented March 23-25.

A complete list of matinees follows.

Tuesday, March 23

* Stars and Lasers , 10 a.m.

March 18, 1999

Two rising stars in the field of physics have been hired to teach and conduct research at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The appointments of Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn as tenured professors of physics were approved March 18 by the CU Board of Regents.

The husband and wife team will join the physics department in mid-August. They also will be fellows of JILA, a joint institute of CU-Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

March 18, 1999

The University of Colorado at Boulder has added seven new programs to current choices undergraduate students have for studying abroad.

"The new programs offer the students more study abroad options to choose from," said Sylvie Burnet-Jones, director of the CU-Boulder study abroad office. Several programs are unique in that they are directed by CU-Boulder faculty or are the only programs of their kind to be offered to undergraduates.

March 18, 1999

Eight graduate programs at the University of Colorado at Boulder were cited for excellence in 1999 in selected disciplines ranked by U.S. News and World Report.

CU-Boulder’s Ph.D. program in atomic and molecular physics was ranked fourth in the nation. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology was ranked first, followed by Harvard and Stanford.

Overall, CU-Boulder's doctoral program in physics tied for 25th best in the nation along with the Ohio State University and Rice University.

March 17, 1999

The Study Abroad Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships and four exchange positions to students enrolled in study abroad programs this spring.

Students were awarded scholarships and exchange positions based on financial need, academic standing and the student's ability to write and be a good ambassador for the university and the United States.

March 16, 1999

A cornerstone ceremony for the new Humanities building at the University of Colorado at Boulder will be held on Friday, March 19, at 4 p.m.

At the ceremony, which will be held at the building construction site on Norlin Quadrangle, the cornerstone will be set and a time capsule placed behind the cornerstone.

March 16, 1999

WHO: University of Colorado at Boulder Ski & Snowboard Club members together with students from Boulder’s Family Learning Center (FLC) after-school program.

WHAT: Ski Club members will host the FLC students to a free morning of skiing lessons, a pizza lunch and then an afternoon of skiing and mentoring with club members.

WHEN: Friday, March 19

March 15, 1999

A plan to address a pigeon problem at the University of Colorado's Family Housing Newton Court complex will get underway this week.

The Family Housing Tenant Council, an elected body of representatives living in family housing, recently reviewed a list of pigeon prevention methods and approved the option of trapping and relocating the pigeons.

The Tenant Council also approved a strict policy to address and hold accountable residents who may harbor, feed or attract pigeons to their balconies or patios.

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