News Releases

February 16, 1999

NASA's Office of Space Science has selected a group of University of Colorado at Boulder researchers to spend three years mapping the polar ice on Mars using satellite data.

February 16, 1999

University of Colorado at Boulder aerospace engineering Professor Martin Mikulas Jr. has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering, joining eight other faculty from the campus who have been elected since the academy's formation in 1962.

Peter Teets, president of Lockheed Martin and a 1963 alumnus of the College of Engineering at CU-Boulder, also was elected to NAE, the academy announced Feb. 16.

February 15, 1999

Professor Stephen Schneider of Stanford University, one of the world's top scientists on global change and the global warming debate, will speak at the University of Colorado at Boulder Feb. 17.

Schneider's talk will focus on the contrasting goals of the media, politicians and scientists in defining the probable extent and outcome of global climate change.

February 11, 1999

Daniel Baker, director of the University of Colorado at Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, will give a talk Feb. 17 on a satellite under construction that will study the Van Allen radiation belts girdling Earth.

The $12.8 million project, known as the Inner Magnetosphere Explorer, or IMEX, will be designed, built and operated by LASP in cooperation with the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

February 9, 1999

Andrew Hamilton, who will present the popular program "Black Holes and Relativity," at Fiske Planetarium, says the show was created partly by accident.

The program is the second in a series of live public astronomy shows to be held at Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado this semester. "Black Holes" is set for Tuesday, Feb. 16, and Friday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. It will last about an hour and a half.

February 9, 1999

Evi Nemeth, associate professor of computer science at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been named one of the Top 25 Women on the Web by a San Francisco organization that supports and encourages women in the field of high technology.

Nemeth, who has been on the CU-Boulder faculty since 1980, received the award Jan. 20 in San Francisco at the second annual awards ceremony of San Francisco Women on the Web.

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.