News Releases

May 14, 1998

Members of the CU Board of Regents have asked the Boulder campus to delay implementation of the revised Sexual Harassment Policy to allow more discussion and consideration of proposed changes in the policy.

Specifically, members of the Board asked for more information about the change in regard to amorous relationships between two people where an evaluative relationship exists, and about the addition of the position title "supervisor" to the list of employees who must report alleged incidents of sexual harassment.

May 13, 1998

Sven Steinmo, director of the University of Colorado Conference on World Affairs, today announced his resignation as conference director, effective June 30.

A professor of political science at CU-Boulder, Steinmo has led the conference since 1995.

Steinmo cited his wish to spend more time in teaching and scholarship, as well as his desire to spend more time with his family, as the major factors influencing his decision to step down.

May 13, 1998


Gov. Roy Romer will deliver the keynote address at a special recognition ceremony for graduates of the University of Colorado School of Law on May 15 beginning at 2 p.m. in Macky Auditorium.

The governor earned his law degree from the CU School of Law in 1952, and his son Tom is a member of this year's law school graduating class.

Justice Alex Martinez, who was appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court in 1996 by Gov. Romer, will receive the Honorary Order of the Coif.

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.