News Releases

January 27, 1998

The School of Law at the University of Colorado will sponsor a day-long symposium titled Crime is Not the Problem: Lethal Violence in America.

The forum will be from 8:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, in the Fleming Law Building. The content was inspired by a book by the same name written by Franklin Zimring and Gordon Hawkins.

The public is invited to register for the symposium, which is $65 prior to Feb. 14 and $75 thereafter, by calling Debra Sparn at 492-6145.

January 27, 1998

The University of Colorado Libraries’ new web-based catalog, Webcat, has made CU-Boulder a leader in providing access to its print, multi-media and CD-ROM resources.

“No other library has put its entire catalog on the World Wide Web for everyone to access,” said Lori Arp, head of the reference department at Norlin Library.

With 1.7 million records, the catalog provides information about the University of Colorado Libraries’ 12 million print, media and CD-ROM resources. Media resources include audio-video materials, microfiche and microfilm.

January 26, 1998

When a customer had a technical question about his answering machine, he used the Internet to find the manufacturer's contact information. Yahoo offered him access to the company’s site, but when he clicked on that choice, he found himself at a sex site.

The customer called the manufacturer to report the Internet problem, and the representative chuckled. They had known about the mix-up for a week.

Amusing? Not when you think of the potential impact on the manufacturer's image, according to CU-Boulder marketing Professor Tom Duncan.

January 26, 1998

A University of Colorado at Boulder research team has created several strains of transgenic mice that carry gene mutations for a heart disease that has been shown to be the leading cause of sudden death in young athletes.

January 23, 1998

A memorial service for former University of Colorado President Roland Rautenstraus is set for Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 4 p.m. in the Old Main Chapel on the CU-Boulder campus.

Chancellor Richard L. Byyny is hosting the service and a reception immediately afterward in the Heritage Center on the third floor of Old Main. Both events are open to the public and to all CU-Boulder faculty and staff.

January 23, 1998

The University of Colorado at Boulder’s Women's Resource Center invites university students, faculty, staff and the public to participate in a candlelight vigil on Thursday, Jan. 29, in remembrance of Susannah Chase, who died Dec. 22 of injuries sustained in an assault Dec. 21.

According to Katherine Moerke, director of CU-Boulder’s Women’s Resource Center, the vigil is intended to protest violence, and to help create a safe community. The vigil will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the corner of 18th and Spruce streets.

January 23, 1998

CU-Boulder will offer several opportunities to enjoy gospel music during Black Awareness Month including The Boyer Brothers Gospel Performance on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 8 p.m. in the Grusin Music Hall, located in the College of Music.

Dr. Horace Clarence Boyer, a Smithsonian Institution scholar, will return to Black Awareness Month to perform a rare concert with his brother, Dr. James Boyer. The concert is sponsored by the American Music Research Center in the College of Music.

January 21, 1998

A 30-minute documentary video produced by the University of Colorado at Boulder has received an award of distinction in a national communications contest.

“The Little Kingdom: Central City, Colorado,” was recognized in The Communicator Awards 1997 Video competition with a second-place award in the history category.

There were 2,912 entries from 47 states and five other countries in the competition, which recognizes outstanding work in the communications field.

January 20, 1998

A new study by a team of researchers led by CU-Boulder management Professor Joe Rosse finds that many job applicants can and do lie on personality tests to get jobs they aren’t qualified for.

According to the study, prospective employees fake their answers in order to make themselves look better in the eyes of the prospective employer.

January 20, 1998

Area youngsters will have the opportunity to learn the scientific principles of speed Saturday from a University of Colorado faculty member who used the concept to create a new form of matter.

CU faculty members Eric Cornell and Carl Wieman attracted worldwide attention in 1995 with their creation of the long-sought Bose-Einstein condensate, a state of matter achieved by supercooling atoms to 20 billionths of a degree above absolute zero. Cornell also is an employee of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.


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