News Releases

February 26, 1998

We learned today that two student groups, Black Student Alliance and Oyate, have recently received racist, hate-filled messages from unknown sources. The University of Colorado at Boulder does not tolerate such examples of bigotry and hate, and has launched an immediate investigation by the CU Police Department. As an academic community committed to the principle of civility, we condemn any expression of racism and bigotry directed at any person or group on the Boulder campus.

February 25, 1998

The University Libraries on the CU-Boulder campus is exhibiting the work of local artist, teacher and CU alum Aleta Braun throughout March.

A reception for the artist is set for Friday, Feb. 27, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Third Floor Gallery of CU’s Norlin Library.

“It is wonderful to have an exhibition in the university from which I graduated,” said Braun, who is known for her contemporary art style. “It is good to come back and show the evolution of my work.”

February 24, 1998

The launch of a $5 million student satellite designed and built by a team at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and which has been delayed by stormy weather in California since Feb. 4, is now slated for launch on Feb. 25.

February 24, 1998

J. Dennis Hynes, professor of law at the University of Colorado, will give the 23rd Annual Austin W. Scott Jr. Lecture titled “Waiver of Fiduciary Duties Among Partners: Freedom of Contract or Moral Outrage?” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 5.

The lecture will be in the Lindsley Memorial Courtroom of the Fleming Law Building on the Boulder campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

February 20, 1998

University of Colorado English Professor Reg Saner, whose prize-winning poems and essays evoke the splendor of the Western landscape, will receive the Wallace Stegner Award from the Center of the American West in a free public program March 4.

“Walking, Watching and Writing: An Appreciation of Reg Saner,” will begin at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, at the Boulder Public Library Auditorium, 1000 Canyon Blvd. Making the award presentation and conversing with Saner on stage will be CU Professor of History Patricia Limerick and Associate Professor of English Lee Krauth.

February 20, 1998

Professor Robert D. Schulzinger of the University of Colorado at Boulder has received the 1997 Robert Ferrell Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations for the best book on foreign relations.

Schulzinger, a professor of history, won the prize for his book, "A Time for War: The United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975" published last year by Oxford University Press. The prize includes a $1,000 award.

February 20, 1998

For eight years, the husband-and-wife team of sociologists Patti and Peter Adler studied the world of children in grades three through six: their friendship patterns, cliques, gender differences, romantic forays, the changing nature of their after-school play and what makes certain children popular.

February 20, 1998

Registration is under way for full-term session II credit courses through the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

All full-term evening courses begin during the third week in March.

The cost for Colorado residents is $90 per credit hour. Non-resident tuition is $170 per credit hour for the first three semester hours and rises for courses totaling four or more credit hours.

Most session II courses are three or four credit hours.

February 19, 1998

University of Colorado Professors Tarek Sammakia and Gordon Yee are sure to whip up some fun Feb. 28 in “Polymers, Foams and Gels,” the next segment of the popular CU Wizards science series for children.

The chemistry and biochemistry professors will perform a variety of demonstrations including making slime, blowing up a hydrogen balloon and dissolving a styrofoam mannequin with nail polish remover.

February 19, 1998

University of Colorado at Boulder staff and student groups will sponsor a blood drive on campus Feb. 24, 25 and 26.

Volunteers may donate blood between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. each day at the University Memorial Center's west ballroom. The UMC is located at Broadway and Euclid Avenue.

Donors should be in good health, weigh 110 pounds and not be in a high-risk behavior group. Donors should eat within four hours of donating and drink lots of fluids before and after.