News Releases

December 8, 1998

Teams of students from the College of Business and Administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder will compete in the Bank One Business Plan Competition at 6:30 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 9.

The competition, which will be held in Room 200 of the College of Engineering, is free and open to the public.

The competition is hosted by the Robert H. and Beverly A. Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, a joint venture between CU's colleges of business and engineering.

December 8, 1998

Special recognition ceremonies will be sponsored by most University of Colorado at Boulder schools and colleges in addition to the university-wide commencement ceremony on Dec. 19 in the Coors Events/Conference Center.

Following is a schedule of special events to be held by the schools and colleges, which also are open to the public:

- Architecture and Planning – Recognition ceremony for architecture and planning graduates, Dec. 18, 3 p.m., Environmental Design Building.

December 8, 1998

What did Winston Churchill, Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin have in common? Not only did their lives shape history, but their ability to convey gigantic ideas was all the more remarkable because each stuttered.

"The movies often portray the stereotype of people who stutter as being less intelligent," said Professor Peter Ramig of the University of Colorado at Boulder. "That certainly is not the case." In fact, even a couple of Hollywood’s best-known stars with unique speaking styles - Marilyn Monroe and James Earl Jones - stuttered.

December 7, 1998

Much of the energetic electron activity in Earth's radiation belts, once thought to be generated by the sun and solar wind, actually is accelerated to light-speed by Earth's own magnetic shell, creating periodic havoc with satellites.

December 4, 1998

The Continuing Education Division of the University of Colorado at Boulder will move into new offices in the renovated Delta Tau Delta fraternity house on University Avenue later this month.

The division will be closed Friday, Dec. 18, to make the shift from its current locations at 1221 and 1229 University Ave. and will consolidate into the single building at 1505 University Ave., according to Marketing Manager Rosie Escamilla. Continuing Education will re-open with full services on Monday, Dec. 21, following the consolidation.

December 3, 1998

The University of Colorado at Boulder will present 1,799 degrees on Saturday, Dec. 19, during winter commencement exercises at the Coors Events/Conference Center.

Commencement ceremonies will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. with the traditional procession of graduates, faculty and administrators. Guests are requested to be in their seats by 9:15 a.m. in order to view the procession.

There will be 1,191 bachelor’s degrees awarded, 444 master’s degrees, 156 doctoral degrees and eight law degrees. Nineteen students will receive double degrees.

December 3, 1998

Katherine Morrissey, associate professor in the department of history at the University of Arizona, will give a lecture titled, "Mining Stories: Environmental Conflicts in the 20th Century Rocky Mountain West."

The lecture will be on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 3:30 p.m. in Hellems Arts and Sciences building, room 201, on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus.

The department of history and the Center of the American West are sponsoring the event.

December 2, 1998

The leader of an ancient Tibetan religious sect threatened with extinction will visit CU-Boulder next week in support of a unique video archival project that is recording the heritage and teachings of a belief system that is said to pre-date Buddhism by some 15,000 years.

December 2, 1998

Colorado's economy will see a slowdown in growth in 1999, according to CU-Boulder economist Rich Wobbekind.

Wobbekind, director of the Business Research Division at the College of Business and Administration, will present the findings of his 1999 economic outlook at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, in the grand ballroom of Denver's Brown Palace Hotel.

Sam Addoms, president of Frontier Airlines, will give the keynote address.

"I'm going to say that we should be cautiously optimistic about the state of our economy in 1999," Wobbekind said.

December 2, 1998

What should college students know about mathematics?

Each year, more than 200,000 college students enroll in a "terminal" math course -- a single college course required for their graduation, and often the last math course they will ever take.

Until recently, there has been little agreement about what students should learn in such a course. But a new textbook written by Jeffrey Bennett of CU-Boulder and William Briggs of CU-Denver is rapidly gaining popularity across the United States, and already has been adopted by more than 50 colleges and universities.