News Releases

November 17, 1998

University of Colorado at Boulder law Professor Richard Delgado was named the 18th annual Wayne Morse Professor of Law and Politics at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

The Wayne Morse Chair was established by an act of Congress to commemorate the fiercely independent and long-serving senator from Oregon. Previous occupants include former presidential candidates George McGovern and Eugene McCarthy, journalist Fred Friendly, former U.S. Sen. Tim Wirth and lawyer John Echohawk.

November 16, 1998

About 40 students from University Hill Elementary School will be treated to breakfast and an exhibition by rope-skipping experts on Nov. 18 as part of CU-Boulder’s Breakfast Club.

The media is invited to cover this final workshop, a unique community service project of nutrition and exercise developed through the Farrand Academic Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Farrand students act as personal trainers for the elementary school students.

November 16, 1998

University of Colorado at Boulder geography Professor David Hill is one of several educators and earth system scientists working on an educational project co-sponsored by the National Aeronautic and Space Administration and the Geography Education National Implementation Project (GENIP).

NASA has awarded GENIP $900,000 to produce "Mission Geography," a series of three publications about physical geography and environment-society relations for students in grades K-12.

November 16, 1998

The Thanksgiving turkey dinner seems to invite you, like a charming waiter, to sample the all-you-can-eat buffet sitting at your table. Resistance is futile for most people, but for binge eaters, the temptation makes the holiday experience less than enjoyable.

November 13, 1998

When 18-year-old University of Colorado at Boulder student Amanda Lockard was hospitalized last September for a heart problem, she was able to complete her geography assignments with the help of a laptop computer and the Internet.

Lockard and her classmates in World Regional Geography this fall participated in "The Boulder Creek Virtual Field Study," in which students examine the risks posed by potential flooding in downtown Boulder.

November 12, 1998

The College of Business and Administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder will host the Seventh Annual Corporate Excellence Awards on Thursday, Nov. 12.

The presentation and reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom in the University Memorial Center, Euclid and Broadway.

November 12, 1998

Teams of University of Colorado at Boulder students will celebrate national Geography Awareness Week by playing "Geography Geopardy" on Thursday, Nov. 19.

The competition for prizes will begin at 7 p.m. in room 206 of the Guggenheim Geography Building, with geography Professor Gary Gaile standing in for Alex Trebek.

The event is free and open to the public.

Following are other geography activities planned for the week:

November 11, 1998

What’s the difference between walking through a minefield and shopping for the holidays? Very little as far as CU-Boulder Business Professor Donald Lichtenstein is concerned. He urges consumers to take similar caution before entering the shopping arena.

" 'Higher price means higher quality' is a very, very untrue generalization," he says. "It will hold true for select product categories, but more often than not, when consumers go into the marketplace with the belief higher price means higher quality, they’re going to lose."

November 11, 1998

Bolder Boulder race officials have announced that a $1,000 reward will be paid for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for vandalizing the statue of legendary runner Frank Shorter.

The statue of the Olympic gold medalist, located at Folsom Avenue and Stadium Drive, was toppled before dawn on Oct. 30. Authorities said a hacksaw was used to sever the supporting leg at about ankle height.

November 10, 1998

A new University of Colorado at Boulder study suggests that choosing to exercise regularly in moderation may help guard against the negative effects of stress on the body's immune system.

People who exercise regularly are less likely to get sick after stressful situations than people who don't exercise, said Assistant Professor Monika Fleshner of the department of kinesiology and applied physiology at CU-Boulder. Doctors know exposure to mental or physical stress can increase susceptibility to and severity of disease.