News Releases

October 1, 1997

Fans will have a chance to tackle the classroom before watching the Buffs tackle their football foes at three University of Colorado home games in October and November.

“CU Before the Game” seminars, showcasing acclaimed campus performing artists and top-ranked faculty, will give area residents and visitors an opportunity to sample some of CU-Boulder’s cultural and academic offerings on game day mornings.

Three separate events are scheduled concurrently and participants will be able to attend only one prior to each game. No reservations are necessary.

October 1, 1997

* The Cassini spacecraft is taking a roundabout route to Saturn. It will make two “slingshot” swings past Venus and one each past Earth and Jupiter to achieve the additional speed necessary to reach the Saturn system. When the Voyager spacecraft used a “gravity assist” from Jupiter in 1980, for example, it gained 16 miles per second of speed.

October 1, 1997

A $12 million instrument package designed and built by the University of Colorado at Boulder for the Cassini Mission to Saturn will be used to probe the planet’s spectacular ring system, bizarre moons and atmospheric gases.

Slated for launch Oct. 13 from Cape Canaveral, Fla., the spacecraft will travel 2 billion miles during a roundabout, 6.7-year journey to the ringed planet. The $3.3 billion project, the most ambitious planetary mission ever mounted, is managed for NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.

October 1, 1997

The Student Conflict Resolution Service, or SCORES, is being launched this fall in an effort to help students resolve conflicts with other students.

SCORES will use peer mediation to help students work toward resolving disputes and misunderstandings. The free service will be staffed by trained student mediators working impartially and confidentially to mediate disagreements.

October 1, 1997

Registration is underway for Session 2 credit courses through the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

All session 2 Monday and Wednesday evening courses begin Oct. 27 and end Dec. 10. Tuesday and Thursday evening courses begin Oct. 28 and end Dec. 16. Most Session 2 courses are three to four credit hours.

Students who are interested in education courses may want to enroll in the “Workshop in Curricular and Instructional Development: The Art of Creative Teaching.”

September 30, 1997

A memorial service for University of Colorado student Katherine McCaughey, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident July 8, is set for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 5 at Varsity Pond on the Boulder campus.

In case of bad weather, the service will be moved into Old Main Chapel across from Varsity Pond.

McCaughey, who would have been a sophomore this fall, was killed in Arcata, Calif., as she was crossing the street. She was living with her mother for the summer but had planned to return to CU this fall, according to classmate Katie Livingston. McCaughey was 19.

September 29, 1997


Philip DiStefano, associate vice chancellor for undergraduate affairs and former dean of education at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been named interim vice chancellor for academic affairs, pending approval by the CU Board of Regents, according to Chancellor Richard L. Byyny.

DiStefano will serve in the interim appointment, effective Oct. 1, until a permanent vice chancellor is selected through a national search. The national search will begin immediately with the goal of placing a permanent vice chancellor by next fall.

September 29, 1997

The Archives of the University of Colorado at Boulder and Human Rights Week are sponsoring a reception in honor of “Cambodia Witness,” a photographic exhibit exploring the Cambodian holocaust of 1975 to 1979.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in the British Studies Room, on the fifth floor of Norlin Library on the CU-Boulder campus.

September 29, 1997

Ten employees at the University of Colorado have been selected for the 1997-98 Fellows Program as the program celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

The Fellows Program is a professional development program for CU employees from all levels of the organization who have exhibited a potential for excellence in their work at CU. Through the program, employees learn about the inner workings of the university, preparing them for possible long-term careers in the organization.

The Fellows Program is sponsored by the three Boulder Campus vice chancellors.

September 26, 1997

Holiday food baskets, toys and clothing will be distributed to about 600 needy families in Boulder County this year from a site at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

CU has donated about 8,000 square feet in Balch Fieldhouse and Carlson Gym to be used as a distribution center between Dec. 17 and Dec. 24.