News Releases

August 13, 1998

Several students at the University of Colorado at Boulder have received scholarships from the Max Kade Foundation to study abroad in Germany.

The Max Kade Foundation, a German foundation interested in higher education and international exchange, awards travel scholarships to students participating in CU-Boulder exchange programs to Germany.

Following are the names of each scholarship recipient, their hometown, award amount, location and duration of study and academic major:

August 13, 1998

The study abroad program at the University of Colorado at Boulder has awarded $81,100 in scholarship aid to 104 students enrolled in study abroad programs in 1998-99.

Eight CU-Boulder students were awarded scholarships to participate in study abroad programs offered through Syracuse University.

The aid comes from the program's auxiliary accounts, alumni donations, the Colorado Commission on Higher Education Diversity Fund and foundation donations.

August 13, 1998

A University of Colorado at Boulder research team led by history Professor Robert Hohlfelder has discovered the remains of a 1,700-year-old Christian church submerged in shallow water in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of southern Turkey.

The stone church, about 20 meters long and 10 meters wide, apparently was built sometime after 330 A.D. on the shoreline of the ancient city of Aperlae. As the shoreline subsided over the centuries due to earthquake activity, the church gradually sank about six feet into the clear Mediterranean water, said Hohlfelder.

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.