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August 7, 1997

Warm summer nights are perfect for gazing into the sky in search of the occasional shooting star.

Summer sky watchers are in for a special treat early next week when the Perseid meteor shower makes its annual appearance in the northeastern sky.

People in rural areas will have the best view of the celestial event in which shooting stars seem to rain from the night sky.

August 7, 1997

John Bernhard, vice chancellor for administration and finance at the University of Colorado at Denver, has withdrawn his candidacy for the position of vice chancellor for administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Bernhard said he made the decision “after considerable thought and after receiving a lot of advice.”

“It was a close call from my perspective,” Bernhard said. “It would have been an honor to be a part of Chancellor Dick Byyny’s team, but the job was not structured in a way that took best advantage of my background and experience.”

August 7, 1997

Chinese Student Benefits From CU-Boulder’s Accessibility

Among the more than 1,000 students graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder on Saturday, Aug. 9, will be one student whose dream of a college education took her from her home in Guangzhou, China, to CU, where she was finally able to earn a master’s degree 21 years after finishing middle school in China.

August 5, 1997

The University of Colorado at Boulder received more than $174 million in sponsored research awards for the 1996-97 fiscal year, the highest total ever for the campus and a 24 percent increase over the previous fiscal year.

About 90 percent of the money was awarded directly or indirectly by federal agencies, said Jerry Peterson, assistant vice chancellor for research. The rest came from foundations, corporations, private and non-profit agencies, institutes, other universities and the state of Colorado.

August 4, 1997

Wallace Loh, vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has resigned to take a cabinet position with the governor’s office in the state of Washington.

Loh’s resignation is effective Sept. 30. He will serve as director of policy for Washington Gov. Gary Locke.

An interim vice chancellor will be named as soon as possible, said Chancellor Richard L. Byyny. A national search will be conducted for a permanent replacement.

August 1, 1997

Nearly 200 high school students representing 82 Colorado high schools will be exposed to the marvels of engineering during the 30th Annual High School Honors Institute at the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Participants, age 17 and 18, will learn about CU engineering programs, facilities, research projects and faculty. They also will discuss career options during the seminar, which runs from Aug. 3 to Aug. 6.

July 31, 1997

A payload designed and built by more than 100 University of Colorado at Boulder students to peer at the sun from orbit is slated to blast into space aboard NASA's space shuttle Discovery at 8:40 a.m. MDT Aug. 7 from Cape Kennedy, Fla.

July 31, 1997

* The Colorado Space Grant Consortium is one of 50 such programs founded in 1989 by NASA to help maintain the nation’s preeminence in space science and technology.

* The Consortium is based at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is a joint effort by 16 colleges and universities throughout Colorado.

July 29, 1997

A charged-particle ring encircling Jupiter that glows with a power greater than all the electricity generated on Earth seems to be fueled both by its volcanically active moon, Io, and an unknown source further out in Jupiter’s environment.

July 28, 1997

A rogue planet three times as massive as Mars probably sideswiped Earth 4.5 million years ago, vaporizing enough material from Earth’s upper layers to form the moon, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder study.

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