News Releases

February 9, 1999

The University of Colorado at Boulder’s department of Spanish and Portuguese has been recognized by a national newsletter for placing all of its Ph.D. graduates during the 1996-97 reporting period in academic, tenure-track positions.

The 100 percent placement figure contrasts sharply with the national average of 59 percent cited by the Modern Language Association Census of Ph.D. Placement.

February 8, 1999

The University of Colorado at Boulder has been selected by NASA's Earth Science Office to conduct a $22.8 million satellite mission to measure the effects of the sun's radiation on Earth and its atmosphere.

The mission is part of NASA’s Earth Observing System, a cadre of orbiting platforms and satellites designed to study Earth, including its reponse to incoming solar radiation. Known as the Total Solar Irradiance Mission, or TSIM, the CU-Boulder project is being directed by Senior Research Associate Gary Rottman of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics.

February 8, 1999

Paul Schullery, author and naturalist-ranger in Yellowstone National Park, will receive the Wallace Stegner Award from the University of Colorado's Center of the American West in a free public program on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

"At Home in Nature: Paul Schullery, Yellowstone's Citizen," will begin at 7 p.m. in the Old Main Chapel on the Boulder campus. Making the award presentation and conversing with Schullery on stage will be CU-Boulder history Professor Patricia Limerick and geography Professor Bill Riebsame.

February 8, 1999

Several members of the Montrose community will have feature roles to play in the Urban-Rural Divorce in the American West program that will be presented at the Montrose County Judicial Center on Friday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m.

Presented by the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the mock trial will explore the complex relationship between urban and rural interests in the West. The program, which is free and open to the public, is being brought to Montrose as part of the CU in Residence series of community education offerings.

February 5, 1999

A team of seven undergraduate engineering and business students from the University of Colorado at Boulder has been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to help draft a business plan for the future human exploration of Mars.

The students wrote a proposal that was one of six selected in the NASA Means Business Student Competition to become part of the agency's strategic plan for Mars.

February 5, 1999

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado at Boulder has received a $4.9 million grant to implement a program proven to reduce drug abuse among young adolescents.

The three-year award from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, was received on Jan. 27. The grant comes on the heels of a $4 million award the office provided to the center last year.

February 5, 1999

Eleven new emergency call boxes are up and running at the University of Colorado at Boulder, according to Lt. Marty Millett of the CU Police department.

The latest one was installed at 18th Street and Colorado Avenue.

The call boxes are part of several safety improvements that are under way on and off campus following the murder of CU student Susannah Chase last year. According to Project Manager Tim Mangina, the project has been going extremely well.

February 4, 1999

David L. Haberman, a nationally recognized expert on Hinduism, will deliver the inaugural Robert C. Lester Lecture on the Study of Religion next week at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

"Religious Studies 2000: Lessons of a Student of Hinduism," will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in room 270 of the Hale Science Building on Thursday, Feb. 11.

February 4, 1999

Two University of Colorado biology programs have been ranked in the nation's top 10 by the Institute for Scientific Information, an organization with the most comprehensive bibliographic database of research information in the world.

The results were published in a recent issue of Science Watch, which used a scientific citation-per-paper score to rank America's top 100 research universities in biological science fields. The results were based on scientific papers published by U.S. university faculty between 1993 and 1997.

February 4, 1999

EDITORS: See the attached list of historic renovation projects and fact sheet on Grandview Terrace.

The historically renovated Armory Building, original site of the Colorado National Guard, built in l915, will soon be home to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, CU officials announced today at a meeting of the CU-City Steering Committee, a joint City of Boulder and university coordinating group.