News Releases

November 4, 1997

A unique CU-Boulder engineering facility that provides real-world experience to more than 1,200 undergraduates and hundreds of K-12 students and teachers each year will be the site of two public open houses on consecutive Saturdays beginning Nov. 8.

November 3, 1997

Zan Johns, a long-time employee of the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been named interim director of human resources, pending approval by the CU Board of Regents.

Johns will assume the position to become vacant when former Director Shari Robertson transfers to a new position in the office of Vice Chancellor Paul Tabolt, effective Nov. 14. Robertson will provide assistance in the areas of sexual harassment issues, human resources legal issues, personnel litigation and human resources policy development.

November 3, 1997

The Office of Institutional Relations at the University of Colorado at Boulder has announced two new staff appointments.

Wynn Martens, former events and commencement coordinator for the university, has been named director of community relations and special events. She will be responsible for developing and maintaining CU community outreach programs, planning commencement and external events for the Chancellor's Office, and for managing the Chancellor's Advisory Council, the faculty speaker's bureau, the Pathfinder's Program and CU This Summer.

October 30, 1997

The Career Services office at the University of Colorado at Boulder will hold its Annual Statewide Minority Career conference titled “Diversity In The Work Force” on Nov. 12.

The conference will be held in the University Memorial Center Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to provide an opportunity for African American, Asian American and Hispanic-Latino college and high school students from throughout Colorado to gain valuable information on various career options.

October 29, 1997

The 1997-98 Sewall Symposium Series at the University of Colorado at Boulder will continue Nov. 5 with a talk by Dave Foreman, co-founder of the radical environmental action group, Earth First!

Foreman’s address, “In Defense of the Wild,” is free and open to the public. The talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Chemistry Building, room 140, next to the University Memorial Center.

October 28, 1997

Reuben Zubrow, a legendary University of Colorado at Boulder professor who taught economics to more than 30,000 students, died of cancer at Boulder Community Hospital on Oct. 24 at the age of 83.

A campus memorial service is being scheduled.

Zubrow taught economics at CU-Boulder for 43 years and won every major teaching award offered by the university.

October 28, 1997

As you piece together information about the impact of the Dow’s latest correction for your readers, please keep in mind the following professors at the College of Business and Administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

October 24, 1997

Chicano art students at the University of Colorado at Boulder will observe the Mexican and Southwestern holiday, Day of the Dead, by selling $1 mock death certificates and obituaries in the student center on campus.

Students also plan to make altars to pay homage to three recently deceased celebrities -- Princess Diana, Mother Theresa and singer John Denver.

October 24, 1997

The Environmental Protection Agency will present an award to the University of Colorado’s Environmental Center next week for its bus-pass program, which gives CU’s 25,000 students free access to local RTD and Hop and Skip routes to encourage them to use alternative transportation.

Way to Go! awards are given to innovative transportation programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. CU is the only university to receive the award this year. Student program administrator Adam Krom will accept the award on Oct. 29 in Saint Louis.

October 23, 1997

More than 100 sandstone pillars in New Mexico reaching heights of 20 feet above ground appear to be giant, fossilized termite nests roughly 155 million years old, according to new research by a team of Colorado scientists.

“These probably are the world’s largest trace fossils,” said University of Colorado at Boulder research associate Stephen Hasiotis, who led the study. Trace fossils -- the tracks, trails and burrows left by organisms -- help scientists reconstruct past biodiversity conditions and ancient ecosystems, he said.