News Releases

November 17, 1998

The University of Colorado at Boulder's Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research will hold free open houses on Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21 to showcase a variety of research conducted from Greenland to Antarctica.

November 17, 1998

Research into the environmental fate of aircraft deicing fluids under way at the University of Colorado at Boulder may result in new state limits on the discharge of deicing chemicals from Denver International Airport.

Unless specially collected in a storm water system, deicing waste is discharged directly into the environment, contaminating soils and threatening aquatic life. Recent surveys showed that often less than 50 percent of deicing fluids applied to aircraft are recovered and treated.

November 17, 1998

University of Colorado at Boulder law Professor Richard Delgado was named the 18th annual Wayne Morse Professor of Law and Politics at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

The Wayne Morse Chair was established by an act of Congress to commemorate the fiercely independent and long-serving senator from Oregon. Previous occupants include former presidential candidates George McGovern and Eugene McCarthy, journalist Fred Friendly, former U.S. Sen. Tim Wirth and lawyer John Echohawk.

November 16, 1998

About 40 students from University Hill Elementary School will be treated to breakfast and an exhibition by rope-skipping experts on Nov. 18 as part of CU-Boulder’s Breakfast Club.

The media is invited to cover this final workshop, a unique community service project of nutrition and exercise developed through the Farrand Academic Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Farrand students act as personal trainers for the elementary school students.

November 16, 1998

University of Colorado at Boulder geography Professor David Hill is one of several educators and earth system scientists working on an educational project co-sponsored by the National Aeronautic and Space Administration and the Geography Education National Implementation Project (GENIP).

NASA has awarded GENIP $900,000 to produce "Mission Geography," a series of three publications about physical geography and environment-society relations for students in grades K-12.

November 16, 1998

The Thanksgiving turkey dinner seems to invite you, like a charming waiter, to sample the all-you-can-eat buffet sitting at your table. Resistance is futile for most people, but for binge eaters, the temptation makes the holiday experience less than enjoyable.

November 13, 1998

When 18-year-old University of Colorado at Boulder student Amanda Lockard was hospitalized last September for a heart problem, she was able to complete her geography assignments with the help of a laptop computer and the Internet.

Lockard and her classmates in World Regional Geography this fall participated in "The Boulder Creek Virtual Field Study," in which students examine the risks posed by potential flooding in downtown Boulder.

November 12, 1998

The College of Business and Administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder will host the Seventh Annual Corporate Excellence Awards on Thursday, Nov. 12.

The presentation and reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom in the University Memorial Center, Euclid and Broadway.

November 12, 1998

Teams of University of Colorado at Boulder students will celebrate national Geography Awareness Week by playing "Geography Geopardy" on Thursday, Nov. 19.

The competition for prizes will begin at 7 p.m. in room 206 of the Guggenheim Geography Building, with geography Professor Gary Gaile standing in for Alex Trebek.

The event is free and open to the public.

Following are other geography activities planned for the week:

November 11, 1998

What’s the difference between walking through a minefield and shopping for the holidays? Very little as far as CU-Boulder Business Professor Donald Lichtenstein is concerned. He urges consumers to take similar caution before entering the shopping arena.

" 'Higher price means higher quality' is a very, very untrue generalization," he says. "It will hold true for select product categories, but more often than not, when consumers go into the marketplace with the belief higher price means higher quality, they’re going to lose."