News Releases

April 17, 1998

Professor Lorrie Shepard, interim dean of education at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been elected president of the American Educational Research Association, the most prominent national and international organization devoted to advancing educational research.

April 17, 1998

CU-Boulder student volunteers will participate in a number of service activities throughout National Volunteer Week, April 19-25. National Volunteer Week honors people who participate in volunteer community service and calls attention to the on-going need for individuals and groups to serve in their communities.

CU-Boulder students actively volunteer their time and energy to numerous projects and organizations throughout the year. A sampling of the CU-Boulder student volunteer projects that coincide with National Volunteer Week fellows:

April 16, 1998

A University of Colorado at Boulder program that brought college students and architects into Boulder Valley middle schools to teach architecture has won the 1998 Award of Excellence and Innovation from the American Association for Career Education.

April 16, 1998

Four finalists have been named for the position of vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder, according to search committee Chair Peter Spear, dean of arts and sciences.

April 15, 1998

Three University of Colorado at Boulder staff members were honored with 1998 Employee of the Year awards at a reception at Regent Administrative Center April 1 hosted by Chancellor Richard Byyny.

April 15, 1998

Sonny Flowers, a well-known Boulder attorney who has been active in Boulder and Denver civic pursuits for more than two decades, will receive the 1998 Community Service Award from the Boulder Chapter of the University of Colorado Alumni Association at a reception on Sunday, April 26.

Flowers’ recognition is part of the annual Scholarship Tea, hosted by the CU-Boulder alumni chapter at the Koenig Alumni Center at Broadway and University Avenue from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

April 14, 1998

Four University of Colorado at Boulder faculty have received prestigious Guggenheim fellowships for the 1998-99 academic year.

The grants were announced this week by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in New York.

CU-Boulder faculty receiving the awards are Mitchell Begelman, professor and chair of astrophysical and planetary sciences; Albert Chong, associate professor of fine arts; Steven Epstein, professor of history; and Russell Monson, professor of environmental, population and organismic biology.

April 14, 1998

University of Colorado at Boulder faculty and staff drive to campus less, hold fewer campus parking permits and ride RTD, Skip and Hop buses more since the university initiated an EcoPass program for its employees

Jan. 1.

The pilot program allows unlimited free rides on all RTD buses, including the Skip and Hop services, for more than 5,600 full-time and part-time faculty and staff at CU-Boulder. The program was made possible through a partnership between the university, the city of Boulder and RTD.

April 9, 1998

Professor Jerry Zimmerman of the University of Rochester has withdrawn his candidacy for dean of the CU-Boulder College of Business and Administration, citing personal reasons.

"He spoke very highly of the college and of the opportunity for a new dean here," said Harold Bruff, dean of the CU-Boulder Law School and chair of the search committee. "He wishes us the best of luck in our search."

April 8, 1998

CU-Boulder will donate space to the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center for its Fourth Annual Used Tack Sale on Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26, in the Coors Events/Conference Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Both donated and consigned horse-related items will be sold at the event. Some of the items for sale include Western and English tack, horse and stable equipment and riding clothes for children and adults.