News Releases

August 13, 1998

Fourteen students at the University of Colorado at Boulder have been awarded diversity scholarships to study in other countries in 1998-99.

Two diversity scholarships, one awarded by CU-Boulder and the other by the Colorado Commission of Higher Education (CCHE), help cover expenses in the Study Abroad program for Colorado residents who are underrepresented on the Boulder campus because they are ethnic minorities or from the state's rural areas.

August 12, 1998

A University of Colorado at Boulder study of the headwaters of the San Miguel River near Telluride has resulted in amendments to the land use code that will protect the headwater catchments from future degradation.

The San Miguel watershed is considered one of the few remaining ecological and hydrological river systems in the West that has remained relatively unchanged. The predominately free-flowing San Miguel extends for 80 miles from high alpine meadows and waterfalls above Telluride to a deep-canyon confluence with the Dolores River.

August 6, 1998

John Hess, a professor at the College of Business and Administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder, continues to bring big-name business people to speak to his Profiles in American Enterprise class.

Each week, students study a particular industry and attend a lecture from a highly successful CEO or an entrepreneur. The executives also have the opportunity to meet with small groups of students.

August 6, 1998

Michael C. Grant, professor of environmental, population and organismic biology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been selected to head up a new undergraduate education program aimed at highly motivated students with strong academic or creative abilities.

The appointment, made by CU-Boulder Chancellor Richard L. Byyny, was approved last week by CU President John C. Buechner.

August 5, 1998

Fred Glover, MediaOne professor at the College of Business and Administration at CU-Boulder, has received the 1998 John Von Neumann Theory Prize from the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences.

The prize, named in honor of mathematician and computer pioneer John Von Neumann, is awarded annually to the individual who has made fundamental, sustained contributions to theory in operations research and the management sciences.

July 31, 1998

More than 1,000 researchers from around the world including an astronaut who conducted fire experiments in space will meet in Boulder Aug. 3 to Aug. 7 for the 27th International Symposium on Combustion.

Co-sponsored by the University of Colorado at Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Colorado School of Mines, the conference will showcase the most up-to-date findings in combustion research. The meeting, held every two years and which rotates between the United States and Europe, will be held at CU-Boulder.

July 31, 1998

The University of Colorado at Boulder and the City of Montrose announced July 31 that the university will pilot an interdisciplinary educational program that will bring a wide range of programs and special events to Montrose and surrounding communities.

Called "CU in Residence," the project will offer everything from K-12 teacher, student and parent education to programs for business and civic leaders, senior groups and the cultural and performing arts.

July 30, 1998

Outstanding graduates of the University of Colorado at Boulder will be recognized Aug. 8 in summer commencement exercises.

An estimated 1,030 students will receive diplomas in the ceremony beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the historic Norlin Quadrangle.

July 30, 1998

Twenty-one high school teachers from Colorado and other states will take on an unusual research project from Aug. 2 to Aug. 7, spending a week with scientists studying the effects of human activities in the Boulder Creek watershed.

Sponsored by the University of Colorado at Boulder-based Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, the workshop will allow the teachers to conduct hands-on research on issues that affect the daily lives of Boulder County residents.

July 28, 1998

A University of Colorado at Boulder chemical engineering team has developed new techniques and materials that show promise for faster healing of severe bone fractures and the regeneration of cartilage in ailing joints.