News Releases

May 13, 1998

The first students of the innovative Roaring Fork Teacher Education Project will graduate this week from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The one-of-a-kind program houses future teachers in the Roaring Fork Valley near Aspen, Colo., where they live together and perform community service in addition to teaching. By being part of the community the students learn about the lives of their students outside of the classroom, according to Liz Meador, co-director of the Roaring Fork project.

May 12, 1998

The former Office of Affirmative Action and Services at the University of Colorado at Boulder has been merged with the campus' new Office of Diversity and Equity, effective May 1.

The Office of Diversity and Equity, headed by Ofelia Miramontes, interim associate vice chancellor for diversity, is charged with providing leadership and direction for campus diversity activities. Within the new organization, Affirmative Action and Services will be called the Department of Equity and Access.

May 12, 1998

The sexual harassment policy of the University of Colorado at Boulder has been revised, effective immediately, based on input from numerous individuals and groups on campus and review by legal counsel.

Chancellor Richard L. Byyny recently approved the revised policy, which will continue to evolve with ongoing reviews and updates.

May 8, 1998

A $1 million parallel supercomputing machine donated to the University of Colorado at Boulder by IBM will be used in part to help model issues associated with the reliability and safety of U.S. nuclear stockpiles.

Donated to the applied mathematics department in the College of Arts and Sciences and the computer science department in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the machine is a smaller version of the massive machines at U.S. Department of Energy research laboratories.

May 8, 1998

CU-Boulder Chancellor Richard L. Byyny, who also is a professor of medicine at the CU Health Sciences Center in Denver, will give a talk titled "Cancer: Perspectives of a Physician" on Tuesday, May 12 at the Boulder Public Library.

May 7, 1998

The Alumni Association of the University of Colorado at Boulder will host the Golden Anniversary Reunion and Alumni Awards Ceremony May 14-16, sandwiched around the university's spring commencement ceremony.

A record-breaking number of graduates of the class of 1948 and years prior -- about 225 people -- are expected to attend the festivities.

William Royal of Boulder, an electrical engineering graduate and member of the class of 1928, will represent the earliest class attending the reunion.

May 6, 1998

The University of Colorado Libraries has begun to transfer a small portion of its materials to an off-campus storage site to ease the overcrowding of book stacks and study areas.

The Periodicals Room at Norlin Library is the first area to see the benefits with patrons enjoying improved access to journals and services.

May 6, 1998

Reorganization of a major administrative division of the University of Colorado at Boulder, announced today, will result in greater efficiency and financial savings, according to Paul Tabolt, vice chancellor for administration.

Tabolt said the plan for reorganizing the Division of Administration was developed in consultation with Chancellor Richard L. Byyny in an ongoing effort to control campus expenditures and improve service.

May 6, 1998

Aspen, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction will host a series of performances of children’s opera as part of the University of Colorado at Boulder's "CU This Summer" cultural outreach program.

The CU-Boulder Lyric Theatre for Children will perform "Hansel and Gretel" by Engelbert Humperdinck in area schools the week of May 18.

May 6, 1998

Leonard Wright, a doctoral student in civil engineering at CU-Boulder and a graduate research assistant at the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, is the nation's first recipient of the Floodplain Management Graduate Fellowship.

Wright will be awarded $25,000 by the Association of State Floodplain Managers Inc. for research that will estimate the level of flooding and environmental costs that can be attributed to urban development. The award follows a national competition in which graduate students submitted research proposals.