News Releases

January 13, 1998

Three College of Arts and Sciences faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder have won prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships.

Peter Knox, professor and chairman of the classics department; Donna Goldstein, assistant professor of anthropology; and Philip Deloria, assistant professor of history were recently notified of the $30,000 salary grants for 1998-99.

January 13, 1998

A joint University of Colorado-NASA granular materials experiment flying on the space shuttle Atlantis Jan. 22 has implications ranging from geotechnical earthquake-hazard mitigation to safer grain storage.

The payload includes three containers carrying fine-grained quartz sand commonly used in civil engineering experiments, said Stein Sture, chair of the civil, environmental and architectural engineering department and principal investigator on the experiment.

January 12, 1998

Youngsters who would like to design their own home page on the World Wide Web or explore the wild for birds of prey can do that and more through Science Discovery, an outreach program of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Registration is now under way for the program’s after-school enrichment courses, offered in all fields of science for students ages 4 through 16.

Courses, which run for 5-week sessions, are taught by specially qualified instructors and held at various campus locations. Most weekday classes begin at 3:45 p.m. and end at 5-5:15 p.m.

January 7, 1998

New research indicates that one of the brightest and most spectacular stellar objects in the Milky Way known as eta Carinae is really two stars, making it the most massive orbiting binary star system ever discovered.

January 7, 1998

The University of Colorado at Boulder is expanding its popular “star talk” series at Fiske Planetarium, offering the public more opportunities to hear live presentations by CU astronomers this spring.

Programs will be presented on Wednesday and Friday evenings. Talks start at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Star talks are intended for adults and children age 12 and over. The presentations include use of the planetarium star projector, special effects and the latest images from NASA and major observatories.

January 6, 1998

The University of Colorado Student Union in cooperation with the office of student affairs, campus police and several campus offices is preparing a slate of advertisements and programs in an effort to heighten safety awareness following the death of CU student Susannah Chase Dec. 22.

Chase was attacked in the early morning hours on Sunday, Dec. 21, near her home at 1802 Spruce St.

January 5, 1998

Executives from companies ranging from Leo Burnett to Office Depot will be guest lecturers in business Professor John Hess’ Profiles in American Enterprise class this spring.

Hess, a professor of marketing and international business at the College of Business and Administration at CU-Boulder, has created one of the most popular courses on campus. Every semester he brings in a business executive to speak to the class about current business trends, developments and problems.

December 31, 1997

A pilot program providing RTD EcoPasses to faculty and staff at the University of Colorado at Boulder kicks off on Thursday, Jan. 1.

The EcoPass may be used for unlimited rides on RTD buses including all local, express or regional buses; the Hop and Skip services in Boulder; the SkyRide bus service to Denver International Airport; and RTD light rail service.

December 31, 1997

When a child stutters it often affects the entire family.

"We often see parents who feel frustrated and responsible for their child's speech," said Professor Peter Ramig of the University of Colorado at Boulder. "One of the first things I try to do is to educate parents that they are not responsible for causing their child's stuttering."

December 31, 1997

Nearly 35 years after the end of his presidency at CU-Boulder, Quigg Newton returned to campus last fall for the opening of “A Changing University for A Changing World: The Newton Years.”

The tribute at the CU Heritage Center documents world and local events from 1956 to 1963 and will be on display through March 1998.