News Releases

February 5, 1998

CU-Boulder Professor Richard Delgado, the Jean N. Lindsley Professor of Law, has been awarded the American Library Association's Outstanding Academic Book Award for "The Coming Race War? And Other Apocalyptic Tales of America After Affirmative Action and Welfare."

The book is a series of enlightening and thought-provoking dialogues between “The Professor and Rodrigo,” his young protégé. The two meet at conferences and airports and discuss issues of race, including affirmative action, empathy and power structure.

February 4, 1998

A large cache of secret police documents citing Iraq’s repeated use of chemical weapons and its genocidal campaign against the Kurds in northern Iraq will be opened to the public for the first time as a result of a recent acquisition by the Archives at the University of Colorado at Boulder, according to curator Bruce Montgomery.

The collection, known as the Captured Iraqi Secret Police Files, also details Iraq’s top leadership, security and intelligence agencies, and collaborators.

February 4, 1998

The Center for Entrepreneurship at CU-Boulder, a joint venture between the colleges of business and engineering, has just received a $500,000 grant from the Price Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.

“This represents a huge step forward for our entrepreneurship program – it will definitely help to move us to the next level,” said Denis Nock, the center’s director. “Foundation grants of this size for university entrepreneurship programs are pretty rare,” he said.

February 4, 1998

Police at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the City of Boulder want anyone who is the victim of a crime, on campus or off, or who encounters suspicious activity to feel comfortable reporting such incidents immediately without fear that their names will appear in published news reports.

February 4, 1998

A new way of preparing future college teachers at the University of Colorado at Boulder that is viewed as a national model will be the topic of an all-day conference on Feb. 16.

Top administrators and faculty from nine Colorado colleges and universities will attend the event, including CU President John Buechner and CU-Boulder Chancellor Richard Byyny. The Preparing Future Faculty program links doctoral students at CU-Boulder with professors at other Colorado colleges and universities.

February 2, 1998

* The Universities Space Research Association, which selected SNOE for development and flight, is a consortium of U.S. universities administering the Student Explorer Demonstration Initiative program for NASA. There are 82 participating universities in USRA.

February 2, 1998

A $5 million Earth-orbiting satellite designed and built by a team of University of Colorado at Boulder students, faculty and engineers is currently slated for launch from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base on Feb. 4.

February 2, 1998

Alan Cass, probably best known as the “Voice of the Buffs,” retired Jan. 31 as director of the Coors Events/Conference Center and assistant athletic director after a 38-year career at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Cass, who says he is “moving on to a different phase of university life,” will continue to announce CU men’s basketball and football games, coordinate the Boulder campus’ three annual commencement ceremonies and serve as curator for the Glenn Miller Archive, to which he has devoted nearly 20 years.

January 30, 1998

In response to student feedback, the University of Colorado at Boulder has developed a new “limited-privacy” option for students who don’t want their names and addresses released for use in directories or mass mailings.

Effective Feb. 2, students will be able to protect themselves from mass mailings while continuing to allow public access to certain kinds of information if they select the “limited-privacy” option for their records maintained by the campus.

January 28, 1998

A slight wobble in starlight provides evidence of a planet orbiting a distant star, and what next? The question of whether there is other life in the galaxy is revived.

But why has it taken so long for astronomers to verify the existance of other worlds, suspected since long before recorded time? And what is the next step in determining whether there is life on another planet?

The discovery of several new planets beyond our solar system during the last two years will be the topic of a new star show at Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado at Boulder.