News Releases

April 16, 1998

Four finalists have been named for the position of vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder, according to search committee Chair Peter Spear, dean of arts and sciences.

April 15, 1998

Three University of Colorado at Boulder staff members were honored with 1998 Employee of the Year awards at a reception at Regent Administrative Center April 1 hosted by Chancellor Richard Byyny.

April 15, 1998

Sonny Flowers, a well-known Boulder attorney who has been active in Boulder and Denver civic pursuits for more than two decades, will receive the 1998 Community Service Award from the Boulder Chapter of the University of Colorado Alumni Association at a reception on Sunday, April 26.

Flowers’ recognition is part of the annual Scholarship Tea, hosted by the CU-Boulder alumni chapter at the Koenig Alumni Center at Broadway and University Avenue from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

April 14, 1998

Four University of Colorado at Boulder faculty have received prestigious Guggenheim fellowships for the 1998-99 academic year.

The grants were announced this week by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in New York.

CU-Boulder faculty receiving the awards are Mitchell Begelman, professor and chair of astrophysical and planetary sciences; Albert Chong, associate professor of fine arts; Steven Epstein, professor of history; and Russell Monson, professor of environmental, population and organismic biology.

April 14, 1998

University of Colorado at Boulder faculty and staff drive to campus less, hold fewer campus parking permits and ride RTD, Skip and Hop buses more since the university initiated an EcoPass program for its employees

Jan. 1.

The pilot program allows unlimited free rides on all RTD buses, including the Skip and Hop services, for more than 5,600 full-time and part-time faculty and staff at CU-Boulder. The program was made possible through a partnership between the university, the city of Boulder and RTD.

April 9, 1998

Professor Jerry Zimmerman of the University of Rochester has withdrawn his candidacy for dean of the CU-Boulder College of Business and Administration, citing personal reasons.

"He spoke very highly of the college and of the opportunity for a new dean here," said Harold Bruff, dean of the CU-Boulder Law School and chair of the search committee. "He wishes us the best of luck in our search."

April 8, 1998

CU-Boulder will donate space to the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center for its Fourth Annual Used Tack Sale on Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26, in the Coors Events/Conference Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Both donated and consigned horse-related items will be sold at the event. Some of the items for sale include Western and English tack, horse and stable equipment and riding clothes for children and adults.

April 8, 1998

James R. Gaines, a corporate editor at Time Inc., will deliver the 1998 Ralph L. Crosman Memorial Lecture, titled "A Fine Mess: Journalism in the Age of Monica," on Wednesday, April 22, in the Old Main Chapel at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be at 5 p.m. A reception will follow in the Heritage Center on the third floor of Old Main.

April 8, 1998

As ad agency creative departments become leaner and meaner and demand more of entry-level people, the CU School of Journalism and Mass Communication has responded with a new, aggressive curriculum designed to give students the extra training they need.

The efforts are paying off for grads, who are getting jobs at both local and national agencies, and the program is generating national attention.

April 7, 1998

Students, faculty, staff and administrators at the University of Colorado at Boulder will convene for the fifth annual "Campus Earth Summit," April 20-21, to discuss environmental topics from alternative transportation to sustainable development on campus.

The summit, which is free and open to the public, provides a forum to review the campus’ environmental performance and to examine the potential for reducing environmental impacts. The goal is to bring together people who may not normally communicate with each other for a cross-fertilization of ideas.