News Releases

March 2, 1999

The University of Colorado at Boulder has been selected to host a new student leadership development program sponsored by the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute.

The principle objective of the six-week course called, "Collegiate Leadership Development Program: Building the Next Generation of Latino Leaders," is to cultivate upcoming Latino leaders through greater activism on campus and in their communities.

March 1, 1999

Bruce Lawrence, distinguished professor and chair of the department of religion at Duke University, will deliver the 1998-99 lecture series "American Lectures in the History of Religions" at the University of Colorado at Boulder on March 3, 4 and 5.

The theme of the three-part series is "New Faiths, Old Fears: Recent Immigrants and the Challenge of Diasporic Spiritual Practices to North American Norms and Values."

March 1, 1999

The University of Colorado's Center for Humanities and the Arts will host its annual Colloquium March 4-5 on the subject of "Beauty and its Discontents."

All events are free and open to the public.

February 26, 1999

When seniors at Boulder's Fairview High School want feedback on their writing, they can get it via the Internet from students, faculty and staff at the University of Colorado or from local business professionals.

A pilot program launched in fall 1998 with 20 students is planned to expand to 100 high school students this semester, said Fairview English teacher Randy Rothberg.

February 26, 1999

University of Colorado at Boulder scientist Scott Elias will give a lecture at the CU Cortez Center March 12 on the ancient environments of the Bering Land Bridge and early human migrations into the New World.

The talk is the second in a series of monthly lectures at the CU Cortez Center by CU-Boulder faculty running from February through May. Co-sponsored by CU President John Buechner and the CU-Boulder Office of Community Relations, the free public talks are held at 7:30 p.m. at 25 N. Market St. in Cortez.

February 25, 1999

A team of four undergraduate engineering students at the University of Colorado at Boulder will test a satellite using micro-electromechanical systems, or MEMS, technology aboard NASA's KC-135 aircraft in March as part of the Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program.

February 25, 1999

The Sewall Residential Academic Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder will host a lecture titled "Racial and Ethnic Coalitions in the 21st Century" on Monday, March 1.

The lecture is free and open to the public and will be in Old Main Chapel at 7:30 p.m.

February 25, 1999

The University of Colorado at Boulder Sewall Residential Academic Program has selected professor Margaret Asirvatham of the chemistry department as its 1999 Sewall Teaching Fellow.

The Teaching Fellowship will provide Asirvatham with monetary support to teach a course titled, "The Art and Science of Chemistry," to Sewall students next fall and spring semesters. She also will receive a stipend of $1,500.

February 23, 1999

Kuan Yi Rose Chang, director of the Anderson Language Technology Center (ALTEC) at CU-Boulder and an adjunct faculty member in East Asian languages and civilizations, will receive the Friend of Foreign Languages Award Feb. 25 from the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers.

The award is one of six that will be presented to foreign language faculty and schoolteachers by CCFLT at its annual awards luncheon at the Adam's Mark Hotel, 1550 Court Place, in Denver.

February 23, 1999

The ALTEC Language Lab at the University of Colorado at Boulder has begun developing foreign language lessons that about 2,500 students will be able to access via the World Wide Web in the fall 1999 semester, enhancing coursework in six foreign languages.