News Releases

June 16, 1997

The offices of Disability Services and Career Services at the University of Colorado at Boulder were the first runners-up for the Unique Career Fair Concept Merits NACE/Chevron Award for their project entry titled “Career Program for Students with Disabilities.”

The two offices produced the project together to introduce students with disabilities to various employers.

June 13, 1997

More than 1,000 biologists from around the world will converge on the CU-Boulder campus June 14-18 for the joint annual meetings of the American Society of Naturalists, the Society of Systematic Biologists and the Society for the Study of Evolution.

June 12, 1997

Joe Ben Wheat, curator emeritus of the University of Colorado Museum and an internationally known archaeologist, died today at St. Anthony Hospital South in Denver after a short illness. He was 81.

Wheat, of Boulder, had worked at the University of Colorado Museum from 1953 until his retirement in 1986. He was a former president of the Society for American Archaeology. Wheat was an internationally known scholar and a prolific publisher of scholarly papers.

June 11, 1997

Professor Lucy Pao of the electrical and computer engineering department at the University of Colorado at Boulder has received an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award for research that may have applications in air traffic control, robotics and several other fields.

June 11, 1997

Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder are exploring chemical links between the brain and body that could lead to progress against a host of poorly understood diseases such as multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and AIDS.

June 11, 1997

CU-Boulder’s new $11.5 million hands-on engineering facility, designed to provide real-world experience to more than 1,200 undergraduates during the academic year, will be used this summer by hundreds of K-12 students and teachers across the state.

June 9, 1997


University of Colorado at Boulder economics Professor Keith Maskus will serve as a resource to reporters covering the Denver Summit of the Eight meetings June 20-22. His areas of expertise are international trade, trade theory and U.S. trade policy.

Maskus served a year-long appointment in 1986-87 as a special adviser to the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. He conducted trade studies and advised upper-level department officials.

June 9, 1997

The Alumni Association of the University of Colorado at Boulder will hold Reunion Fest '97 the weekend of June 20-22.

About 400 alumni and families are expected to attend the weekend of events in Boulder for members of the graduating classes of 1987, 1982, 1977, 1972, 1967, 1962, 1957 and 1952. All CU alumni and friends are encouraged to attend.

The summer reunion offers everything from events at old campus “hangouts” to seminars on current topics and the Camp Ralphie for kids. Some featured events will include:

Friday, June 20

June 6, 1997

Two finalists have been selected for the position of vice chancellor for administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder to fill the post currently held by Interim Vice Chancellor Peter Barden.

Chancellor Richard L. Byyny named the two finalists on Friday. Both candidates, John Bernhard and Paul Tabolt, hold administrative positions in the CU system.


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