News Releases

November 23, 1998

Although AIDS in the nation's black community has evolved into a full-blown epidemic, less than 1 percent of U.S. biomedical researchers are black, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder HIV researcher.

November 20, 1998

University of Colorado basketball fans can help needy children in Boulder County this holiday season by donating toys at upcoming men’s and women’s games.

The Nov. 28 women’s games and Dec. 5 men’s game will host a toy drive to benefit the Toys for Tots program. Donations of new, unwrapped toys will be accepted at the door.

November 20, 1998

University of Colorado basketball fans can attend the women’s and men’s games for just $1 on Nov. 27 and Dec. 2 by bringing a donation of a packaged, unprepared dessert to assist needy families during the holidays.

November 19, 1998

The third installment of the CU Wizards series at the University of Colorado at Boulder, "Boom! The Physics of Air Pressure and Sound," will be held on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 9:30 a.m. in Duane Physics room G-030.

CU-Boulder physics instructor Michael Dubson will use exciting visual displays to explain several scientific phenomena including sonic booms, sound and the Bernoulli Principle.

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.