News Releases

May 3, 1999

The numerous achievements and contributions of retiring University of Colorado at Boulder Professor Jane Bock will be recognized in a ceremony titled "Jane Bock: 30 Years of Service to CU and the West" on Wednesday, May 12.

The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. in Old Main Chapel and is free and open to the public. The department of environmental, population and organismic biology and the Center of the American West are co-sponsoring the event.

May 3, 1999

The CU Friends of the Libraries will host "Just Desserts," an evening of mystery with desserts and beverages on Friday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Fleming Law building.

Two nationally acclaimed authors will discuss contemporary American Indian culture and mystical ancient lore in literature. The mystery writers incorporate authentic aspects of American Indian culture in their writing and will discuss their latest books.

April 30, 1999

Michael Kunz will be far along his career track of understanding how non-native grasses succeed when he graduates from the University of Colorado at Boulder this spring, leaving the campus with not one, but two degrees he earned simultaneously.

April 30, 1999

Two faculty members from the University of Colorado at Boulder were elected to the National Academy of Sciences this week, bringing the total number of CU-Boulder professors to 17 who have been named to the elite institution.

Richard McIntosh, a professor in CU-Boulder’s molecular, cellular and developmental biology department, and Charles DePuy, an emeritus professor in CU-Boulder’s chemistry and biochemistry department, were among the 60 members nationwide elected in 1999.

April 30, 1999

Applicants are being sought for a new residential program starting in fall 1999 for University of Colorado at Boulder freshmen who are interested in leadership.

The Chancellor's Leadership Residential Program will consist of 50 to 75 incoming freshmen who will live together on designated floors in a Williams Village residence hall. The program will be directed by Richard Kraft, an award-winning education professor and former vice chairman of the Colorado State Board of Education.

April 29, 1999

The 69th annual Alumni Awards ceremony will honor 10 people for their service to the University of Colorado and their communities in Old Main Chapel at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11.

The George Norlin Award, honoring distinguished alumni for lifetime achievement and devotion to the betterment of society, goes to Mary Ann Casey, a 1970 International Relations graduate, former ambassador to Algeria and Tunisia, and CU-Boulder's current diplomat in residence.

April 29, 1999

The University of Colorado at Boulder, in partnership with Storage Technology Corp., will host the 1999 Latino Student Unity/Leadership Conference Thursday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University Memorial Center.

More than 300 Latino/Chicano high school students from the Boulder Valley School District are expected to attend. The students engage in a variety of workshops and presentations on Latino/Chicano literature and history, film studies and higher education opportunities.

April 28, 1999

Phase I of the Student Odyssey Project, an initiative of the chancellor and the three vice chancellors to re-engineer the delivery of administrative services to students on the Boulder campus, has been completed.

"CU-Boulder is striving to be a total learning environment, which means putting students first and being innovative, responsive, efficient, and asking at every juncture, 'what's best for the students?' " said Chancellor Richard Byyny. "It is important that we improve student services to ensure that student energy is focused on academics."

April 28, 1999

Two students in the McNair Scholars Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder won top prizes in the oral presentation competition at the Fourth Annual Rocky Mountain McNair Scholars Research Symposium and Graduate Education Conference.

More than 170 people from 21 schools came to share information and network about graduate education at the conference that was sponsored by CU-Boulder, Colorado State University, the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Wyoming.

April 27, 1999

George A. Sissel, chairman and CEO of Ball Corp., has been awarded the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award by the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The award, presented by the College of Engineering and Applied Science at its 34th annual Engineering Alumni Banquet on April 16, recognizes alumni of the college who have distinguished themselves through their outstanding personal qualities, knowledge and significant contributions to their fields.