News Releases

November 2, 1998

University of Colorado at Boulder Professor John Stocke will present a live astronomy show, "Navajo Skies," on Friday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Fiske Planetarium.

"Navajo Skies" is the third in a series of astronomy shows to be presented by Fiske Planetarium this semester.

October 30, 1998

Patrick Shea, director of the Bureau of Land Management, will give a public address titled, "The New West: Conflicting Visions," at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Thursday, Nov. 12.

He will speak at 7 p.m. in room 270 of the Hale Science Building. The event is sponsored by the Center of the American West and is free and open to the public.

As BLM director, Shea has policy and administrative responsibility for 270 million acres of land and oversees a workforce of about 9,000 employees and an annual budget of more than $1 billion.

October 30, 1998

The University of Colorado at Boulder this week joins more than 1200 colleges and universities in the "College is Possible" campaign to enhance public knowledge about financing a college education.

The campaign, sponsored by the Coalition of America's Colleges and Universities, will include efforts by local campuses to reach students and parents in their region, and will last through the year 2000.

October 30, 1998

The Securities and Exchange Commission has asked CU-Boulder finance Professor Sanjai Bhagat to give a presentation on takeovers in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Nov. 6.

In his recent paper, "Do Takeovers Create Value? Evidence from the Intervention of Competing Bids," Bhagat and co-authors David Hirshleifer of the University of Michigan and Robert Noah of the Milken Institute examine the extent to which takeovers improve target and bidder firm value.

October 29, 1998

Author, actress, stand-up comedienne and talk show host Bertice Berry will give a lecture at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Monday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Mathematics building, room 100.

The event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by Sojourners Undergraduate Research Association and the Cultural Events Board.

October 29, 1998

President Clinton has fallen victim to bad law, according to CU-Boulder Law Professor Paul Campos, author of the book "Jurismania: The Madness of American Law."

"Let's make sure that the law is something that makes sense," Campos said, "instead of being this kind of out-of-control machine that is stomping through society causing all kinds of social destruction."

October 29, 1998

Colorado high school seniors who have applied as freshmen to the University of Colorado at Boulder for fall 1999 are invited to submit essays to the annual University Writing Program essay contest to be considered for 10 available tuition scholarships to CU-Boulder.

The finalists will be awarded tuition scholarships when they begin as freshmen at CU-Boulder in fall 1999. Awards include a first prize of $1,000, second prize of $750, third prize of $500 and seven honorable mention prizes of $250 each.

October 29, 1998

The Center for Sustainable Tourism at the University of Colorado at Boulder honored state tourism professionals and projects at a ceremony Thursday night, Oct. 29, recognizing innovation and dedication to Colorado's tourism industry.

The awards program – which kicks off the 1998 Colorado Travel and Tourism Conference – was at the University Club, 972 Broadway in Boulder.

October 28, 1998

A nationwide group of distinguished legal scholars will meet at the University of Colorado School of Law on Friday, Nov. 6, to discuss the legal and political crisis growing out of the Kenneth Starr investigation.

"Starr Chamber: The Clinton Scandal and the Constitution" will be held in the Lindsley Memorial Courtroom of the Fleming Law Building from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

October 28, 1998

Members of the press are invited to watch the televised launch of NASA's space shuttle Discovery on Thursday, Oct. 29, at noon in the new Lockheed Martin Room in CU-Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science.

The launch will feature the return to space of former Mercury astronaut John Glenn and the launch of eight experiments and hardware developed by BioServe Space Technologies, which is headquartered at CU-Boulder. BioServe is a joint venture between NASA, the University of Colorado at Boulder and Kansas State University.