News Releases

December 1, 1998

A University of Colorado at Boulder police officer’s tenacity combined with technology from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation converged today in the filing of an arrest warrant for a man suspected of kidnapping and raping a student eight years ago.

A warrant was filed in Boulder County District Court this morning charging Michael Eugene Shreck with the 1990 assault. He is imprisoned at the Limon Correctional Facility on an unrelated charge and was due for parole in January, prior to the end of his current sentence in the year 2000.

November 30, 1998

A device intended to keep popcorn from burning, called "The Popcorn Popper Stopper," and a microwavable ski boot liner will be among the innovative new products designed by University of Colorado at Boulder engineering students and demonstrated at the ITLL Fall Design Expo.

Nearly 50 student inventions created by both first-year and senior design teams will be showcased at the Expo, to be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday,

Dec. 5.

November 26, 1998

Although observations from an Arizona telescope show that several young stars near the Orion Nebula have been stripped of the gas and dust surrounding them by radiation from massive stars nearby, these stars surprisingly produce supersonic jets of gas shooting out from them.

November 25, 1998

MBA placement statistics at the University of Colorado at Boulder show that 1998 graduates of the full-time, two-year program will earn an average salary of $59,514 -- a 20 percent increase from 1997.

In addition, 88 percent of all graduates were placed within three months of graduation, as were 91 percent of domestic students.

November 25, 1998

George Born, professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been recognized for his career achievement by the American Astronautical Society, the premier American scientific and technical group dedicated to the advancement of space science and exploration

Professor Born received the Dirk Brouwer Award, which honors significant technical contributions to space flight mechanics and astrodynamics, at the organization's national conference and 45th annual meeting, held Nov. 17-19, in Houston.

November 25, 1998

Jean Kim, vice chancellor for student affairs at CU-Boulder, announced her resignation today, citing her desire to spend more time with her family and expand her successful part-time consulting practice.

Kim will leave her post on May 15th, 1999, to focus on her consulting career, which involves work with Fortune 500 companies primarily in the areas of leadership development, diverse workforce enhancement and strategic organizational development.

November 24, 1998

John Costanza, pioneer of the Demand Flow Technology management strategy that has revolutionized the manufacturing industry, will present a seminar for faculty and graduate students at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Monday, Nov. 30.

November 23, 1998

The University of Colorado at Boulder will present its 34th annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum at 1:15 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7.

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is in the grand ballroom of the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver.

November 23, 1998

Although AIDS in the nation's black community has evolved into a full-blown epidemic, less than 1 percent of U.S. biomedical researchers are black, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder HIV researcher.

November 20, 1998

University of Colorado basketball fans can help needy children in Boulder County this holiday season by donating toys at upcoming men’s and women’s games.

The Nov. 28 women’s games and Dec. 5 men’s game will host a toy drive to benefit the Toys for Tots program. Donations of new, unwrapped toys will be accepted at the door.