News Releases

May 6, 1998

Aspen, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction will host a series of performances of children’s opera as part of the University of Colorado at Boulder's "CU This Summer" cultural outreach program.

The CU-Boulder Lyric Theatre for Children will perform "Hansel and Gretel" by Engelbert Humperdinck in area schools the week of May 18.

May 6, 1998

Leonard Wright, a doctoral student in civil engineering at CU-Boulder and a graduate research assistant at the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, is the nation's first recipient of the Floodplain Management Graduate Fellowship.

Wright will be awarded $25,000 by the Association of State Floodplain Managers Inc. for research that will estimate the level of flooding and environmental costs that can be attributed to urban development. The award follows a national competition in which graduate students submitted research proposals.

May 5, 1998

CU-Boulder researcher Joshua Colwell was a scientific consultant on the upcoming film, "Deep Impact," which hits theaters May 8 and features the mayhem created when a wayward comet slams into Earth's ocean.

May 5, 1998

CU-Boulder Professor Larry Weisberg gave his advertising campaigns class a tough assignment this semester: Create a campaign aimed at college students which promotes responsible decision-making in regard to alcohol.

Two teams of students conducted focus groups, studied similar ad campaigns and thought long and hard about what could keep students from binge drinking.

May 4, 1998

About 3,700 students will receive diplomas from the University of Colorado at Boulder on Friday, May 15, in outdoor commencement exercises at Folsom Stadium.

Of the 3,733 degrees to be awarded, 2,722 will be bachelor’s degrees, 686 will be master’s degrees, 168 will be doctoral degrees and 157 will be law degrees.

May 4, 1998

With about 20,000 people expected to attend University of Colorado at Boulder commencement exercises May 15 at 9:30 a.m. in Folsom Stadium, carpooling and alternative transportation are recommended for anyone planning to be on campus.

The Hop and Skip shuttles and RTD buses will be on regular schedules that day.

Visitors are advised to arrive early because many parking spaces will be occupied by staff and faculty during regular working hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the first day of summer hours.

May 4, 1998

Distinguished Professor Carl Wieman of the University of Colorado at Boulder has been elected a fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences, becoming the 11th CU faculty member to receive the honor.

Wieman, an internationally renowned physicist, was the only new member to be elected from Colorado this year. He is a fellow of JILA, a joint institute of CU-Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

April 30, 1998

The University of Colorado at Boulder Graduate School will honor a number of outstanding graduate students May 5 for their research and creative work, graduate teaching excellence and scholarly activity.

The event, which will be held at Fiske Planetarium from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., also will recognize CU-Boulder’s top graduate students receiving various fellowships and scholarships. The event is open to the public.

April 30, 1998

University of Colorado at Boulder Professor Allan Collins has received a prestigious MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health to continue his research analyzing genetic links between alcohol and nicotine addiction.

April 29, 1998

It’s a good time to be graduating with a degree in business – especially in Colorado.

"As the job market goes, this is as good as it gets," said Ann Stringfellow, director of career development and employer relations at the College of Business and Administration at CU-Boulder.

Stringfellow says local and national job prospects are plentiful for both graduate and undergraduate business students.