News Releases

June 11, 1998

Fourteen eager CU-Boulder faculty and staff members jumped on a bus and headed to locations around Colorado for the first Colorado Traveling Seminar.

Their goal for the May 18-22 trip was to learn more about the state and meet the people the university serves.

June 11, 1998

Two University of Colorado at Boulder doctoral students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science have been awarded 1998-99 IBM Cooperative Fellowships.

The fellowships provide the students with a tuition reimbursement, a stipend and the opportunity to gain research and development experience working with industrial scientists at IBM.

June 5, 1998

Children will no longer be lost in space after the June 13 CU Wizards science show at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Professor Katy Garmany of astrophysical and planetary sciences will use special effects at Fiske Planetarium for the 10 a.m. Saturday presentation on "Finding Your Way Around the Sky." The one-hour show is intended for children in grades five through nine and is free and open to the public.

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."