News Releases

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.

February 3, 1999

A variety of new and traditional activities will be featured as part of Black Awareness Month celebrations at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Events scheduled to take place during February include gospel festivals, a Heritage film series, poetry nights, an African market place and a soul food fest. Organizers believe students, staff, faculty and community members will be enriched by the activities.

February 3, 1999

Willard "Wick" Rowland, dean of the University of Colorado at Boulder School of Journalism and Mass Communication, announced today at a faculty meeting that he will be stepping aside from his 12-year administrative post at the end of the current academic year.

February 3, 1999

The Real Estate Center at CU-Boulder’s College of Business and Administration and the National Association of Industrial Office Properties, will co-host a conference on Friday, Feb. 26, examining global real estate capital markets.

"When $600 billion talks – you’d better listen!" is the theme of this year’s conference, which will be held at the downtown Denver Marriott. More than 350 real estate and development professionals are expected to attend.

February 3, 1999

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder will host a youth visit on Monday, February 15. The program, CU OUT on Campus, is designed to encourage high school students to pursue a college education.

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