News Releases

November 21, 1997

Contact: Melissa Gray, (303) 492-1462

Carol Rowe, 492-3113

Nov. 21, 1997

The University Libraries at CU-Boulder have announced holiday closures, extended study hours for final exam week and intersession hours between the fall and spring semesters.

For Thanksgiving, Norlin and the branch libraries will close at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26, and reopen Friday, Nov. 28. Hours for the remainder of the holiday weekend will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 28 and Nov. 29, and noon to midnight Nov. 30.

November 19, 1997

Funeral services have been set for Daniel Coursey, a University of Colorado at Boulder student who died last week while studying abroad at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England.

Services will be at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 2190 S. Sheridan Blvd., Denver. A reception at John F. Kennedy High School will follow.

Coursey, 20, died of suspected meningococcal meningitis on Nov. 13.

November 19, 1997

A major gas line leak at 18th Street and Colorado Avenue on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus caused the evacuation of 12 campus buildings Wednesday morning.

No injuries were reported, according to CU police.

The leak was reported about 9:35 a.m. Buildings were evacuated by building proctors and campus police officers. Affected buildings were Muenzinger Psychology, Ketchum Arts and Sciences, Hunter Science, Duane Physics, Environmental Design, Fine Arts, JILA, Music, Cristol Chemistry and Biochemistry, MCD Biology, Ramaley and Telecommunications.

November 17, 1997

A new program will link doctoral students at the University of Colorado at Boulder with professors at other Colorado colleges and universities.

"The goal is to expand the teaching experiences of aspiring professors and expose them to institutions where the majority of teaching jobs are found," said Hoag Holmgren, assistant director of the Graduate Teacher Program. "More jobs are available at liberal arts schools, smaller state schools and community colleges than at major research universities like CU-Boulder."

November 17, 1997

Students in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder will honor five area businesses with Corporate Excellence Awards at a reception tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom.

The annual awards recognize businesses that contribute to the community. The awards and recipients are as follows:

•The Technology and Innovation Award – QualMark Corp., Broomfield. The company provides accelerated testing systems that detect design defects in all types of products.

November 17, 1997

Two University of Colorado alums will make their first journeys into space on Wednesday, Nov. 19, when NASA’s space shuttle Columbia blasts off from Cape Kennedy, bringing the total number of CU-Boulder astronaut alums to 15.

November 14, 1997

EDITORS: Reporters interested in attending should RSVP to Connie Blazon, 492-8468. Parking passes will be provided.

Lehman Brothers Inc. and the finance division of the College of Business and Administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder will co-sponsor an investment banking forum from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21.

November 13, 1997

What may be the world’s “smartest” house, a dwelling whose environment is controlled by a computer system that learns the occupant’s daily habits and preferences, is unknown to most residents of Boulder, Colo., where it’s located.

November 13, 1997

Two well-known faculty members at the University of Colorado at Boulder were named Distinguished Professors Thursday, Nov. 13, by the CU Board of Regents.

Richard McCray, professor of astrophysical and planetary sciences, and Charles Wilkinson, professor of law, received the prestigious designation in Denver during a monthly meeting of the Board of Regents.

November 13, 1997

The Colorado Geographic Alliance, based in the geography department at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is giving every Colorado school a packet of teaching materials in observance of Geography Awareness Week Nov. 16 through Nov. 22.

The teaching materials were produced by the Alliance and the National Geographic Society. This year’s theme for the week is “Explore the World: Geography Takes You Places.”

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