News Releases

April 8, 1998

As ad agency creative departments become leaner and meaner and demand more of entry-level people, the CU School of Journalism and Mass Communication has responded with a new, aggressive curriculum designed to give students the extra training they need.

The efforts are paying off for grads, who are getting jobs at both local and national agencies, and the program is generating national attention.

April 7, 1998

Students, faculty, staff and administrators at the University of Colorado at Boulder will convene for the fifth annual "Campus Earth Summit," April 20-21, to discuss environmental topics from alternative transportation to sustainable development on campus.

The summit, which is free and open to the public, provides a forum to review the campus’ environmental performance and to examine the potential for reducing environmental impacts. The goal is to bring together people who may not normally communicate with each other for a cross-fertilization of ideas.

April 7, 1998

A scholarship in American Studies has been established in memory of Susannah Chase, the CU-Boulder senior who was brutally beaten near her home in downtown Boulder and died on Dec. 22, a day after the assault.

Professor Erika Doss, director of the American Studies program, said the scholarship has been established with seed money from the College of Arts and Sciences and a few small private donations, but contributions are welcomed.

April 7, 1998

CU-Boulder Professor David Monarchi and a group of undergraduate business students will present a new learning environment – or virtual world – that Monarchi has developed over the past 18 months with a grant from the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

The presentation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 10, in room 224 in the College of Business and Administration.

Monarchi, an information systems professor, received the CCHE grant to research ways students can learn to use new technology.

April 6, 1998

Peter L. Strauss, the Betts Professor at Columbia University’s School of Law, will deliver the 41st annual John R. Coen Lecture in the Fleming Law Building on the CU-Boulder campus.

Titled "Common Law Judges and Interpretation," the lecture will begin at 4 p.m. Monday, April 20, in the Lindsley Memorial Courtroom. The talk is free and open to the public.

April 6, 1998

Factors that influence adolescents to begin smoking -- and factors that keep them from starting -- will be studied by University of Colorado at Boulder researchers with a $136,915 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The study will be conducted by co-principal investigators Frances Costa and Richard Jessor of the Institute of Behavioral Science, along with research associate Mark Turbin.

April 6, 1998

CU-Boulder seismologist Roger Bilham, who appears in the popular IMAX movie "Everest," will give a free public lecture at 7:30 p.m. April 20 at the Boulder Public Library Auditorium.

A multi-media presentation of computer graphics, pictures and film will be shown while Bilham lectures about the building of the Himalayas and the high risk of catastrophic earthquakes in the region. A question-and-answer session will follow.

April 6, 1998

A University of Colorado at Boulder space shuttle payload designed primarily by students to analyze the gentle collisions of dust particles in space may shed new light on the sources of dust in planetary rings.

April 3, 1998

Tuesday, April 7, will be a lucky day for the students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder. It’s the day KCNC-Channel 4 in Denver will deliver equipment worth a half-million dollars to the school.

NEWS 4 is placing six cameras with lenses and recorders and 11 editing decks on permanent loan to the journalism school in Macky Auditorium.

April 3, 1998

Emergency warning sirens and public address systems will be tested in the City of Boulder and on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus Monday, April 6, at 10 a.m., in a joint effort by CU-Boulder and the Boulder City-County Office of Emergency Management.

Outdoor sirens will sound for two minutes followed by a voice announcement stating, "This is a warning system test." No action or response is necessary during this exercise.