News Releases

April 3, 1998

Emergency warning sirens and public address systems will be tested in the City of Boulder and on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus Monday, April 6, at 10 a.m., in a joint effort by CU-Boulder and the Boulder City-County Office of Emergency Management.

Outdoor sirens will sound for two minutes followed by a voice announcement stating, "This is a warning system test." No action or response is necessary during this exercise.

April 3, 1998

The University of Colorado at Boulder will be featured the week of April 13 in the "On-Campus" section of the Science Coalition web site, a comprehensive resource for information on federally funded research.

April 2, 1998

The CU Moving Company, a group of undergraduate and graduate dance majors at CU-Boulder who tour Colorado educating and entertaining school-age kids, will visit three Boulder-Denver area schools in April.

The 13-member CU Moving Company will present its combination class-performances at Niwot High School on April 7, Gold Hill Elementary School on April 14 and at the Denver School of the Arts on April 21.

April 2, 1998

A team led by the University of Colorado at Boulder has found new evidence that a faint, doughnut-shaped ring of interplanetary and interstellar dust some 700,000 miles in diameter is orbiting Jupiter.

April 1, 1998

The Graduate School of Business Association at CU-Boulder is hosting its 6th annual Barney Ford Benefit to raise money for scholarships that will build a more diverse student population.

This year’s event will be a beer tasting and silent auction at Trios Grille and Wine Bar in Boulder at Canyon Boulevard and Broadway from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 9. Tickets, which are available at the door, are $25 per person. All proceeds go to the Barney Ford Scholarship Fund.

April 1, 1998

Construction of a new humanities building at the University of Colorado at Boulder will be launched with groundbreaking ceremonies Thursday, April 2, on the campus’ historic Norlin Quadrangle.

The building, which will house classrooms and several humanities departments, is the first fully state-funded humanities facility at CU-Boulder since the Hellems Building was completed in 1921, according to Chancellor Richard L. Byyny. Most campus buildings have been built with a combination of funding sources, such as revenue bonds, private donations and other sources.

March 31, 1998

Patricia Nelson Limerick, the renowned University of Colorado at Boulder history professor who also serves as the official self-appointed "University Fool," will put on white face paint and make her almost annual tour of campus on April 1.

Limerick's goal this year is to seek out the most "valuable" people on campus. If she is successful at locating those people early in the day, she will then look for the "happiest" people in the university.

March 31, 1998

Over 2,000 American Indians and First Nation Peoples from more than 30 tribes in the United States and Canada will rendezvous at the University of Colorado Events Center in Boulder on April 4-5 for the second annual Red Nations Cultural Unity Celebration Contest Pow-wow.

A pow-wow is a cultural celebration featuring native speakers, performers, writers and artists. This year’s event is sponsored by the CU-Boulder American Indian Student Organization Oyate (pronounced O-ya-tay).

There are 164 American Indian students enrolled on the CU-Boulder campus.

March 31, 1998

An assembly of huge stone slabs found in Egypt’s Sahara Desert that date from about 6,500 years to 6,000 years ago has been confirmed by scientists to be the oldest known astronomical alignment of megaliths in the world.

March 31, 1998

William Hooke, director of the U.S. Weather Research Program for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and chair of the White House Subcommittee on Natural Disaster Reduction, will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, on "Natural Extremes: Their Impacts on Society and Implications for Global Change Policy."

Hooke will speak in room G-125 of the Duane Physics building on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus.

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