News Releases

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.

February 22, 1999

Five finalists have been named for the position of dean of the College of Business and Administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder, according to Phil DiStefano, vice chancellor for academic affairs.

The finalists for the position are Michael Ginzberg, Case Western University; Randolph Beatty, Southern Methodist University; Robert Hansen, Dartmouth College; Steven Manaster, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; and James Henry, Michigan State University.

February 22, 1999

A space physics book co-edited by a University of Colorado at Boulder administrator has been named the best professional and scholarly book in physics and astronomy for 1998 by the Association of American Publishers.

The book, "New Perspectives on the Earth's Magnetotail," was co-edited by Daniel Baker, director of CU-Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. The other co-editors were Atsuhiro Nishida of the Institute of Space and Astronomical Sciences in Kanagawa, Japan, and Stanley W.H. Cowley of the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom.

February 22, 1999

What does a popular situation comedy, a former Hollywood studio executive and TCI’s National Digital Television Center in Denver have in common with a handful of University of Colorado at Boulder film, journalism and theater students? A date with Susan -- as in "Suddenly Susan," the hit ABC-TV sitcom starring Brooke Shields.

February 19, 1999

The CU Heritage Center, the University of Colorado at Boulder's history museum, is launching a History Buffs group with a kick-off event on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the third floor of Old Main.

University of Colorado President John C. Buechner will open the event by introducing CU historian and humorist William "Bud" Davis (PE '51, Ph.D. '63). Davis will give a talk on CU-Boulder history.

February 19, 1999

A quiz bowl for Colorado and Wyoming high school students centered on ocean processes and events will be held on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus on Saturday, Feb. 27.

The regional competition is part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, intended to broaden the awareness and understanding of high school students, educators and the public regarding the value of ocean research.

February 18, 1999

The CU Wizards series at the University of Colorado at Boulder will present its next program on the topic of "Speed" on Saturday, Feb. 27.

CU-Boulder Professor Eric Cornell will present the show in Duane Physics room G-1B30 at 9:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Cornell is a fellow of JILA, a joint institute of CU and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, a staff scientist at NIST and a professor in the CU Department of Physics. This will be his second CU Wizards presentation on speed.

February 18, 1999

New computer models that indicate the climate of Venus has wavered radically in its relatively recent past may prove valuable to scientists tracking Earth's changing climate, according to two University of Colorado at Boulder researchers.

February 17, 1999

Some of America’s best-known "pure abstractionists" will be featured in a unique art exhibit, "Geometric Abstraction: Selections From the Colorado Collection," on display at the Ft. Lupton Public Library, part of Ft. Lupton High School, from Feb. 22 through March 22.

The exhibit is organized and circulated by the CU Art Galleries at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

February 17, 1999

The University of Colorado at Boulder spring blood drive will be held on Feb. 23, 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the University Memorial Center west ballroom.

Donors may sign up for an appointment by coming to the UMC Loggia Feb. 17, 18, 19 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by calling 303-492-5473 through Feb. 22 at noon. Walk-ins will be accepted.

Donors should be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and not be in one of the at-risk behavior groups. They should eat within four hours of donating and drink lots of fluids before and after donating.