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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.

July 28, 1997

A University of Colorado at Boulder planetary scientist has developed a new model to explain the structure of an odd ring around Neptune resembling a string of beads that was discovered by NASA's Voyager 2 fly-by of Neptune in 1989.

According to Larry Esposito of the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, the ring, known as the Adams ring, was formed when a comet collided with a tiny moon. The impact of the crash dispersed matter from the two bodies into a ring of particles orbiting Neptune.

July 28, 1997

Twenty-five K-12 school teachers, counselors and administrators from Denver area K-12 schools will participate in a CU-Boulder workshop July 29 through July 31 designed to help them “discover engineering” using hands-on learning.

July 25, 1997

The Publications and Marketing office at the University of Colorado at Boulder has won a 1997 national Circle of Excellence award for Visual Design in Print from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

The publications office received a silver award for its Buff OneCard logo. The silver award was one of 21 given by CASE in its annual competition.

July 25, 1997

Some youngsters go to summer camp to learn to swim or canoe, but 37 Colorado high school students this summer are attending the University of Colorado at Boulder to learn about philosophy.

The Summer Philosophy Institute is designed to provide an introduction to college life and to the methods and subject matter of philosophy as a way of enriching students’ appreciation of literature, art, history and Western culture.

July 24, 1997

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US West Communications President and CEO Solomon Trujillo to speak Saturday

Thirty-two graduate minority business students from 16 top universities are on campus this week for the Andersen Leadership Seminar (ALS), co-sponsored by the College of Business and Administration at CU-Boulder and Andersen Consulting.

July 23, 1997

Fiske Planetarium at CU-Boulder will host a live, multimedia presentation titled “Black Holes And Relativity” on Aug. 1 at 8 p.m.

Andrew Hamilton, an associate professor in the astrophysical, planetary and atmospheric sciences department at CU-Boulder, will discuss black holes in outer space.

The presentation is based on materials originally produced by CU-Boulder undergraduate students. It will feature a “fantastic but mathematically correct view of a one-way flight into a black hole,” according to Geoff Skelton of Fiske.

July 23, 1997

A pilot program for University of Colorado at Boulder incoming freshmen got underway this week as 10 students began working at the Mountain Research Station near Nederland.

Eight students from Colorado and two from out-of-state were chosen to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) and study with CU faculty. Plans are to increase program participation significantly in the coming years.

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