News Releases

March 30, 1998

The Sewall Residential Academic Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder has inaugurated the Sewall Teaching Fellowship, honoring one faculty member annually who is known to be among the university’s best teachers.

Michael Grant, a professor in the environmental, population and organismic biology department, is the first recipient of the fellowship. Grant will teach a new course title "Recent Discoveries in Biology and Their Ethical Implications" at Sewall during the next academic year.

March 27, 1998

Lars Eighner, author of the widely acclaimed memoir on homelessness, “Travels With Lizbeth,” will speak at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Thursday, April 2.

Eighner’s address, "A Global Concept of Right and Duty," will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Old Main Chapel.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Sewall Symposium Series. Eighner plans to focus on how population pressure affects human rights and responsibilities.

March 26, 1998

University of Colorado President John Buechner will draw on his academic background as a political scientist as well as his experience as a public official in an address on Western political behavior sponsored by the Center of the American West at CU-Boulder.

Buechner will discuss “Politics of the West: Governing Our States” on Thursday, April 2, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., in room 235 of the University Memorial Center on the campus. The event is free and open to the public.

March 26, 1998

The CU-Boulder School of Law will honor eight alumni award recipients at the 17th Annual Alumni Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 4, at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.

The banquet is an annual gathering to recognize distinguished alumni in a number of categories established by the School of Law.

A cocktail reception will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner following at 7 p.m. The welcome address will be given by Dean Hal Bruff and the ceremony will be led by Carl “Spike” Eklund ‘71, chair of the Law Alumni Board of Directors.

March 26, 1998

Although several graduate students had just wheeled in 18 extra large pizzas and several cases of soda and beer into the seminar room, the advice that evening from CU-Boulder Professor Tom Cech was on the money.

"Grab some quick," he said. "This stuff goes fast."

March 25, 1998

The search committee charged with finding a new dean of the College of Business and Administration at CU-Boulder has announced five finalists for the position. The candidates, who will each visit the campus in April, are:

March 25, 1998

Four CU-Boulder faculty members will be named recipients of the 1998 Teaching Recognition Awards by the Student Organization for Alumni Relations on Thursday, April 2.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony honoring the four professors in Koenig Alumni Center, 1202 University Ave., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

SOAR’s Teaching Recognition Awards are the only awards chosen and administered completely by undergraduate students at CU-Boulder. Presented annually for 37 years, the SOAR awards honor faculty members for their ability to both inspire and work with students.

March 24, 1998

Canon City High School students will see Shakespeare taken from the page to the stage next week by the University of Colorado at Boulder’s acclaimed Colorado Shakespeare Festival.

Two professional actors with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival will perform scenes, songs and sonnets in a program titled, “Boy Meets Girl Meets Shakespeare,” Monday, March 30, at Canon City High School, 1313 College Ave.

The actors will perform at two 50-minute assemblies beginning at noon and 1:30 p.m.

March 24, 1998

A University of Colorado at Boulder conference April 3 and April 4 will feature contests for civil engineering students from the Rocky Mountain region who have designed and built concrete canoes and small steel bridges.

March 20, 1998

A new ranking of the nation’s law schools by a University of Texas at Austin professor places the University of Colorado School of Law at No. 16 in educational quality, a much higher ranking than the school received this year from U.S. News and World Report, which critics say penalizes public universities in its analysis.