News Releases

April 6, 1999

The University of Colorado at Boulder’s department of applied mathematics has been awarded a major equipment grant from Sun Microsystems of Sunnyvale, Calif.

Valued at about $120,000, the grant includes a large Sun Enterprise server and 15 high-performance graphic workstations. The grant supplements a $35,000 equipment grant from the National Science Foundation. CU-Boulder’s College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School and the applied mathematics department provided matching funds.

April 5, 1999

Two students in the Applied Mathematics program at the University of Colorado at Boulder tied for first place in a national statistics competition that required them to build a statistical model for predicting whether one of 4,000 different mushrooms would be poisonous.

April 5, 1999

Equality and democracy, justice and responsibility are among the issues to be addressed by philosophers and educators at a forum on social philosophy April 23-24 at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The 23rd annual Bertram Morris Colloquium will examine "Equality in an Unequal World."

According to Stuart Rachels, a member of the philosophy department, the topic is a timely one.

"Right now in the United States, 1 percent of the population controls 40 percent of the wealth," he said. "Bill Gates alone is richer than 20 percent of the population combined."

April 2, 1999

Bill Joy, co-founder and chief scientist at Sun Microsystems and one of the most influential people in the computer industry today, will present a public lecture at the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU-Boulder on Thursday, April 15.

April 2, 1999

The CU-Boulder Office of News Services has changed its name to the Office of News Services, according to Bobbi Barrow, executive director of Institutional Relations.

The name change reflects the office's role within the larger office of Institutional Relations, which Barrow established following her appointment in September 1997. In addition to News Services, Institutional Relations includes the offices of Community Relations, Web Communications, Student Affairs Communications, Publications and Marketing, and Internal Communications.

April 2, 1999


Jeff Kopstein, associate professor of political science and director of Central and East European Studies at CU-Boulder, has lived in Eastern Europe for about five years and supports current NATO action. "What is happening in Kosovo is a humanitarian disaster," he says. "We (the U.S.) have the money, the wherewithal and the moral authority to take action." He can discuss just about any aspect of the situation, including history and regional politics. Kopstein can be reached at his office at 303-492-7138 or at home, 303-258-9186.

April 1, 1999

College and university students from around the state will compete in a Japanese speech contest at the University of Colorado at Boulder on April 10 at 1 p.m. in the Hellems Arts and Sciences Building, room 211.

The contest is expected to be a stimulating one, according to Misae Nishikura, senior instructor in the department of East Asian languages and civilizations.

April 1, 1999

Li Tuo, the editor of Beijing Literature and a well-known literary critic in China, will give a public lecture on "Market, Ideology and Literary Criticism of the 1990s in China," on April 9 at 4 p.m. in the Hale Science Building, room 270, at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The rapid development of a market economy in China in the 1990s has profoundly affected Chinese literature and literary criticism, according to Minglang Zhou, assistant professor in the department of East Asian languages and civilizations.

April 1, 1999

The Fulbright Scholar Program has awarded scholarly grants to three University of Colorado at Boulder faculty members to lecture and conduct research abroad during the year.

Political Science Professor Susan Clarke is in the Netherlands on a distinguished lectureship award at the University of Amsterdam. Clarke has been lecturing on contemporary American politics at the University of Amsterdam since this January and will continue through May.

March 31, 1999

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 annual tour of campus on April 1.

Limerick will begin her tour at noon in the office of CU-Boulder Chancellor Richard L. Byyny in Regent Hall room 301. The entire tour is expected to last about an hour, with Byyny accompanying Limerick for a portion of it.