News Releases

February 2, 1998

Alan Cass, probably best known as the “Voice of the Buffs,” retired Jan. 31 as director of the Coors Events/Conference Center and assistant athletic director after a 38-year career at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Cass, who says he is “moving on to a different phase of university life,” will continue to announce CU men’s basketball and football games, coordinate the Boulder campus’ three annual commencement ceremonies and serve as curator for the Glenn Miller Archive, to which he has devoted nearly 20 years.

January 30, 1998

In response to student feedback, the University of Colorado at Boulder has developed a new “limited-privacy” option for students who don’t want their names and addresses released for use in directories or mass mailings.

Effective Feb. 2, students will be able to protect themselves from mass mailings while continuing to allow public access to certain kinds of information if they select the “limited-privacy” option for their records maintained by the campus.

January 28, 1998

A slight wobble in starlight provides evidence of a planet orbiting a distant star, and what next? The question of whether there is other life in the galaxy is revived.

But why has it taken so long for astronomers to verify the existance of other worlds, suspected since long before recorded time? And what is the next step in determining whether there is life on another planet?

The discovery of several new planets beyond our solar system during the last two years will be the topic of a new star show at Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

January 28, 1998

Physics doesn't have to be boring and a new site on the World Wide Web featuring cartoon characters and action-filled experiments aims to prove it.

The site was developed by physics professors at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is intended for non-scientists and students of all ages. It allows users to conduct more than 30 interactive "virtual experiments" on their computer screens and then get an explanation of what they are seeing.

January 27, 1998

The University of Colorado Libraries’ new web-based catalog, Webcat, has made CU-Boulder a leader in providing access to its print, multi-media and CD-ROM resources.

“No other library has put its entire catalog on the World Wide Web for everyone to access,” said Lori Arp, head of the reference department at Norlin Library.

With 1.7 million records, the catalog provides information about the University of Colorado Libraries’ 12 million print, media and CD-ROM resources. Media resources include audio-video materials, microfiche and microfilm.

January 27, 1998

The School of Law at the University of Colorado will sponsor a day-long symposium titled Crime is Not the Problem: Lethal Violence in America.

The forum will be from 8:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, in the Fleming Law Building. The content was inspired by a book by the same name written by Franklin Zimring and Gordon Hawkins.

The public is invited to register for the symposium, which is $65 prior to Feb. 14 and $75 thereafter, by calling Debra Sparn at 492-6145.

January 27, 1998

The University of Colorado Libraries’ new web-based catalog, Webcat, has made CU-Boulder a leader in providing access to its print, multi-media and CD-ROM resources.

“No other library has put its entire catalog on the World Wide Web for everyone to access,” said Lori Arp, head of the reference department at Norlin Library.

With 1.7 million records, the catalog provides information about the University of Colorado Libraries’ 12 million print, media and CD-ROM resources. Media resources include audio-video materials, microfiche and microfilm.

January 26, 1998

When a customer had a technical question about his answering machine, he used the Internet to find the manufacturer's contact information. Yahoo offered him access to the company’s site, but when he clicked on that choice, he found himself at a sex site.

The customer called the manufacturer to report the Internet problem, and the representative chuckled. They had known about the mix-up for a week.

Amusing? Not when you think of the potential impact on the manufacturer's image, according to CU-Boulder marketing Professor Tom Duncan.

January 26, 1998

A University of Colorado at Boulder research team has created several strains of transgenic mice that carry gene mutations for a heart disease that has been shown to be the leading cause of sudden death in young athletes.

January 23, 1998

A memorial service for former University of Colorado President Roland Rautenstraus is set for Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 4 p.m. in the Old Main Chapel on the CU-Boulder campus.

Chancellor Richard L. Byyny is hosting the service and a reception immediately afterward in the Heritage Center on the third floor of Old Main. Both events are open to the public and to all CU-Boulder faculty and staff.

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