News Releases

July 9, 1998


The University of Colorado's Center for Entrepreneurship, the largest university entrepreneurial internship program of its kind in the country, has placed scores of student interns with Denver-Boulder area businesses and beyond in 1998.

Strong relationships with new emerging growth companies, combined with dynamic business students have made this program a success, said Denis Nock, director the CU-Boulder center headquartered in the College of Business and Administration.

July 7, 1998

The Colorado Center for Chaos and Complexity has formed a business network that is expected to draw participants from local and national companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations.

Based at the University of Colorado at Boulder's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, the interdisciplinary center has applications for real-world problems ranging from earthquakes, landslides and weather to climate systems, superconductors and the stock market.

July 2, 1998

A new exhibit titled "CU In Space" that chronicles the University of Colorado's contributions to the nation's space program will open July 8 at the CU Heritage Center.

CU-Boulder alumnus Scott Carpenter, a former Mercury astronaut, will attend a preview ceremony at the center at 5 p.m. July 7 for exhibit supporters and special guests.

July 1, 1998

CU-Boulder's Printing and Copying Services has received certification as a Partner for a Clean Environment for its excellence in pollution prevention.

The PACE certification program is a no-cost, local, voluntary and non-regulatory program that provides a free pollution prevention assessment. It also provides technical assistance specific to a company's business needs, access to innovative financing opportunities and public recognition of the organization's efforts to improve environmental conditions at its work site.

June 26, 1998

Three University of Colorado at Boulder professors have received 1998-99 Fulbright Awards to teach and conduct research at universities in Africa, South America and Europe.

Two CU-Boulder students also received Fulbright Awards to study in other countries.

Thomas Zeiler, assistant professor of history, will use his Fulbright Award to teach courses on U.S. diplomatic history and international economic history at the Universidad Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

June 25, 1998

New findings by a group of Colorado researchers indicates lightning could be the culprit in a number of unexplained fatal heart malfunctions in the outdoors in recent years, including some in the state's high mountains.

In an article published in the June 13 issue of Lancet, a highly regarded medical journal published weekly in London, the Colorado team proposed that lightning can kill without a visible sign of electrical current entering or leaving a person's body.

June 25, 1998

Phil DiStefano, interim vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder, was appointed to the permanent post on June 25 by the CU Board of Regents.

DiStefano’s appointment was recommended to the board by Chancellor Richard L. Byyny, following a national search. DiStefano has served in the interim position since October 1997.

June 23, 1998

Leonard Riskin, a professor of law and director of the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri-Columbia, will be a visiting professor at the University of Colorado School of Law from June 29 through July 13.

Riskin, who is this year's Charles Inglis Thomson Guest Professor of Law, will hold informational sessions with faculty interested in curriculum and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and will also be visiting Boulder and Denver law firms.

June 19, 1998

The City of Boulder's Open Space Department and CU-Boulder Chancellor Richard L. Byyny will host a trail dedication ceremony to celebrate the expansion of the South Boulder Creek Trail on Monday, June 29 at 4 p.m. at the campus' Flatirons property.

The trail dedication ceremony is free and open to the public.