News Releases

June 5, 1998

     A University of Colorado at Boulder researcher helped National Geographic magazine create a map of natural hazards in North America scheduled to appear in the July issue.

     Mary Fran Myers, co-director of the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, coordinated the data on wildfires from the United States, Canada and Mexico.

June 5, 1998

The University of Colorado at Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science is accepting applications for its annual High School Honors Institute to be held on campus Aug. 2 to Aug. 5.

The college will accept applications through June 19 from high school juniors with an interest in math, science and engineering. Hands-on sessions for participants will include bridge construction, solar energy projects, aerodynamics experiments and activities covering the principles of space flight, biotechnology, robotics, supercomputers, artificial intelligence and electronic circuitry.

June 5, 1998

CU-Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium will present a series of Friday evening programs beginning June 12 through Aug. 14 on space phenomena ranging from cosmic collisions

-- a summer movie theme -- to a comparison of Mars and the solar system’s other planets.

Special features of the summer program will include two live presentations, in June and July, by two CU-Boulder astronomers, and two daytime matinees for children every week between June 9 and Aug. 14 on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

The special presentations by CU astronomers will feature:

June 5, 1998

The University of Colorado at Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science will begin offering a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering this fall in response to the high interest expressed by current and prospective students.

May 29, 1998

Twenty undergraduate arts and sciences students at the University of Colorado at Boulder will receive the prestigious Jacob Van Ek Award for outstanding academic achievement and contributions to the university.

The award includes a gift certificate from the University Book Store. The recipients were honored May 14 along with the faculty members they named as the persons who most inspired and encouraged their work.

The award was established in 1973 to honor Jacob Van Ek, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1929 to 1959. Van Ek died in 1994 at the age of 97.

May 26, 1998

Seven outstanding faculty, staff and students have received the 1998 Equity and Excellence Awards at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The awards are given annually to those faculty, staff and students who exemplify excellence in their professions and in education, and who have demonstrated a strong commitment to equity and diversity issues on campus and in the broader community.

May 26, 1998

The volume of the world's glaciers outside of Antarctica and the Greenland Ice Sheet continues to decline and the rate of ice loss continues to accelerate, according to a new University of Colorado at Boulder study.

"In the last century, there has been a significant decrease in the area and volume of glaciers, especially at mid- and low-latitudes," said Professor Emeritus Mark Meier of the geological sciences department. "The disappearance of glacier ice is more pronounced than we previously had thought."

May 26, 1998

Five University of Colorado at Boulder physics professors have been selected among the nation's 200 most outstanding speakers on physics by the American Physical Society.

They were the only physics professors to be cited in Colorado, and among only seven physicists to be cited in the state.

May 21, 1998

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a joint release of Brown University, Carnegie Institution of Washington D.C., National Science Foundation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of Colorado, University of Oregon, University of Washington, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Visuals are available (see end of release).

Under the South Pacific, a new picture emerges of Earth's most volcanically active area.

May 21, 1998

A panel discussion on "The Future of Ranching in the West" will be held May 29 at 3:30 p.m. in the Boulder Public Library Auditorium, followed by a barbecue and square dance.

The event is co-sponsored by the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Boulder Public Library Foundation. The panel discussion and square dance are free and open to the public.

The panelists are:

oMel Coleman, president and founder, Coleman Natural Beef

oBetty Shawcroft, former president, Colorado Cattlewomen