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May 29, 1997

Serious crime at the University of Colorado at Boulder has continued a six-year downward trend through 1996, according to a statistical report released today by the CU Department of Public Safety.

Part I crimes, defined as the most serious by nature of crime or frequency, are down 18.4 percent over the previous year on campus, and are down 24.5 percent from 1991. Crimes included in the Part I category are homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, simple assault, burglary, theft, motor vehicle theft and arson.

May 29, 1997

This summer, 44 students from the University of Colorado at Boulder Center for Entrepreneurship – a joint program of the colleges of business and engineering – will work for some of the area’s most innovative companies.

May 28, 1997

Note to Editors: The phone number for the AGU press room is (410) 649-7419.

At the request of a U.S. Senate subcommittee on investigations, a group of scientists has been analyzing a mysterious seismic event that took place in a remote part of southwest Australia on May 28, 1993.

May 27, 1997

University of Colorado at Boulder doctoral student Rebecca Bendick will participate in an American Geophysical Union press briefing at noon on May 29 in Baltimore on the mechanics driving the deformation of the Tibetan Plateau.

Bendick, who has been working with CU-Boulder geology Professor Roger Bilham in the region for the past several years, will discuss the convergence rates between the Indian and Asian tectonic plates and their effects of the topography of the Tibetan Plateau.

May 27, 1997

University of Colorado at Boulder doctoral student Rebecca Bendick will participate in an American Geophysical Union press briefing at noon on May 29 in Baltimore on the mechanics driving the deformation of the Tibetan Plateau.

Bendick, who has been working with CU-Boulder geology Professor Roger Bilham in the region for the past several years, will discuss the convergence rates between the Indian and Asian tectonic plates and their effects of the topography of the Tibetan Plateau.

May 27, 1997

Editors: Bilham's poster will be presented May 28 at 1:30 p.m. in Hall E of the Baltimore Convention Center at the spring meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Bilham will be available to answer questions beginning at about 2:30 p.m.

Scientists don't know what is going on beneath Fremont, Calif., and finding the answer could be helpful to tens of thousands of people.

May 23, 1997

A University of Colorado at Boulder research team has completed a two-year mapping project of a human chromosome associated with various diseases as part of the international Human Genome Project.

Led by Professor Ken Krauter of the molecular, cellular and developmental biology department, the group’s map of chromosome 18 includes genes involved in colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, bipolar disorder and Nieman-Pick disease Type C, a neurological disorder.

May 22, 1997

Several U.S. scholars and writers have been named to receive the 1997 Eugene M. Kayden Awards in the Humanities by the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The national competition recognizes manuscripts submitted by faculty from universities across the country and provides funding for publication of the winning manuscripts. Awards given this year include the National Book Award, University Press of Colorado Award, Translation Award and Colorado Arts Award.

May 22, 1997

Six outstanding faculty, staff and students have received the 1997 Equity and Excellence Awards for Ethnic Plurality at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The recipients are psychology Associate Professor Lerita Coleman of Boulder; Ruth Ann Cameron of Jamestown, staff assistant in linguistics and religious studies; graduate students Gregory Colores of Westminster and Nicki M. Gonzales of Denver; and undergraduates Linda Y. Chang of Aurora and Yvonne J. Montoya of Boulder.

May 21, 1997

Students still are being accepted for the Summer Research Institute of the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program for eight weeks of study starting June 2 at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

A $2,400 stipend is disbursed to each student throughout the summer toward completion of a research project. Students will present their findings at a symposium, participate in a Graduate Record Examination preparation workshop and engage in cultural activities. Their research papers will be published in the McNair Scholars Journal and may be presented at a national conference.

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