News Releases

January 14, 1999

Professor Lawrence Young of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will speak at CU-Boulder Thursday, Jan. 21, on the challenges of human exploration of the solar system.

January 13, 1999

The Minority Arts and Sciences Program (MASP) and United Campus Ministries at the University of Colorado at Boulder are sponsoring a tribute to Martin Luther King. Jr. on Monday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m.

The event will be held at the First Christian Church, 950 28th St.

"This year we have a unique opportunity to expand our approach to celebrating Martin Luther King and his message. Rev. Smith and I are tremendously pleased about the new event," said Alphonse Keasley, MASP director. "There will be two hours full of musical joy and inspirational messages."

January 13, 1999

The second annual Career Fair for Graduating Students at the University of Colorado at Boulder will be held Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the University Memorial Center Glenn Miller Ballroom.

More than 90 organizations are looking for graduates from all majors. Liberal arts students, as well as business and engineering students, are encouraged to attend. The fair is free and open to CU students and alumni only. No registration is necessary.

January 13, 1999

Robert D. Ballard, the renowned deep-sea explorer and scientist who discovered the sunken Titanic, the Bismarck and the Yorktown, will lecture at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Feb. 3.

Ballard, one of the world's premiere spokespersons for marine research, will give a free illustrated lecture on "Deep Sea Explorations" at 8 p.m. in Macky Auditorium. The 34th annual George Gamow Memorial Lecture is intended for general audiences.

January 12, 1999

Peering deep into a distant galaxy, astronomers from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the University of Colorado at Boulder have obtained a glimpse of what may be the youngest massive star clusters ever observed.

January 12, 1999

Spring semester registration is Jan. 19-20 for the Senior Auditors program that allows Colorado residents age 55 and older to audit regular daytime classes at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Registration will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, and 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Koenig Alumni Center, located on the southeast corner of University Avenue and Broadway.

January 11, 1999

A University of Colorado at Boulder research project on long-term ecological changes occurring in an alpine region west of Boulder will continue for at least six more years as a result of a $4.2 million renewal grant from the National Science Foundation.

January 11, 1999

Erica Ellington, who became fascinated with the universe when she was only 5 years old, this week will take Fiske Planetarium audiences out to the distant star clusters previously visited only in science fiction.

The assistant professor in the University of Colorado at Boulder’s department of astrophysics and planetary sciences, will present public programs on "Galaxies at the Edge of the Universe," on Tuesday, Jan. 12, and Friday, Jan. 15, at 7:30 p.m.

January 8, 1999

EDITORS: In some cases, reporters can arrange meetings with these business leaders prior to or following their lectures. Contact Laurie Van Horn, (303) 492-2224, for information.

Undergraduate students in CU-Boulder’s Profiles in American Enterprise class will hear from a variety of top CEOs this semester from telecommunications companies like Nextel and Qwest to retailers like Wild Oats.

January 7, 1999

The earliest humans who peopled Australia some 55,000 years ago may have inadvertently disrupted the continent's food chain by burning vast areas of native vegetation, resulting in the extinction of most large animal species.