News Releases

September 14, 1998

University of Colorado at Boulder Professor William Lewis has been awarded the International Society of Limnology's highest honor for his lifetime contributions to scientific studies of lakes, ponds and rivers.

A professor in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and in the environmental, population and organismic biology department, Lewis was honored with the prestigious Einar Naumann-August Theinemann Medal at the 27th International Limnology Congress held in Dublin, Ireland, in August.

September 11, 1998

University of Colorado at Boulder football fans will have an opportunity to attend lectures before watching the Buffs face their opponents at three home games in September, October and November.

The third annual "CU Before the Game" lecture series is designed to give community members a taste of what CU offers its students. The presentations, given by professors and instructors affiliated with CU, are approximately one hour long.

Fans will have a choice between two seminars before home games on Sept. 19, Oct. 10 and Nov. 14.

September 10, 1998

Fans heading to the CU-Boulder campus for Saturday’s football game against Fresno State can save time and headaches by knowing in advance where they plan to park and by taking one of several recommended routes.

CU Parking Services Manager Pam Greager said fans should try to arrive at least an hour before the 1 p.m. gametime to avoid traffic jams and to ensure getting parked and into the stadium on time. Stadium gates open at 11:30 a.m.

"We expect a large crowd at this game based on the win over CSU last weekend, so we’re encouraging fans to arrive early," said Greager.

September 9, 1998

T. Irene Sanders has been named director and chair of the Business Network for the Colorado Center for Chaos and Complexity at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The Business Network will offer educational exchanges and dialogue and joint research opportunities between scientists and businesses interested in complex systems ranging from natural disasters and weather patterns to business trends. The center is headquartered in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, a joint institute of CU and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

September 8, 1998

Traffic jams, increased air pollution, loss of open space, all are consequences of continued population growth in the West and, according to Will Fleissig of the CU-Boulder Real Estate Center, it’s only going to get worse.

"This will become more and more of an issue as people ask themselves --‘Can my life be better and not just be about sitting in a traffic jam all the time?’ I mean, is that really what we get from all of this wonderful growth? I think we can do better."

September 4, 1998

All 1,230 University of Colorado at Boulder faculty members will receive new computers in a continuing three-year cycle, Richard L. Byyny, chancellor, announced today.

September 2, 1998

In mid-September, the School of Law at the University of Colorado at Boulder will host visiting professor Joseph L. Sax, an expert in environmental and natural resources law.

Sax, a professor at the University of California-Berkeley, will spend Sept. 13 to Sept. 18 with CU-Boulder law faculty and students and with members of the local legal community. He will team-teach classes with several faculty members and will host a brown bag luncheon for students Thursday, Sept. 17, to discuss the topic "Endangered Species Act Reauthorization: What's (Not) Going On."

September 1, 1998

Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado at Boulder will present a series of live astronomy shows during the fall semester on topics ranging from black holes to star and constellation myths.

CU astronomers will present visually stimulating glimpses of astronomy to adults and children age 12 and over through multimedia shows.

Sommers-Bausch Observatory, adjacent to the planetarium, will be open for public observation following the program, weather permitting.

Following is a list of star talks scheduled for this fall:

August 28, 1998

The Department of Housing at the University of Colorado at Boulder will hold its annual "Global Jam: A Celebration of Diversity" on Sept. 3 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Farrand Field.

Global Jam is a diversity program held annually by the Housing Department and showcases ethnic foods from people and places around the world. This year's menu will include African, Native American, Polynesian and Middle Eastern food. Meals are planned and prepared by the department's dining services.

August 28, 1998

Under the old model of preparing future professors, a graduate student walked into the department chair's office, was handed a book and told to go teach.

With today's emphasis on undergraduate teaching, college administrators realize that's not enough. They recognize teaching as an art that can be studied and improved.