News Releases

September 12, 1997

Several top science faculty from the University of Colorado at Boulder will turn their attention from college students to helping develop younger minds on 10 Saturday mornings this school year.

Professors will intrigue youngsters with demonstrations of physics, chemistry, biochemistry and astronomy. Examples include simulating lightning bolts, exploring atomic spectra, freezing air, detonating contact explosives and “listening” to light.

Now in its 21st year, the popular CU Wizards series is set to begin Sept. 27.

September 12, 1997

Scores of scientists from around the world will be in Colorado Sept. 20 to Sept. 23 for a conference on the prehistoric environment of the Bering land bridge, believed to be the migration corridor for the earliest North Americans.

The conference was organized by the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Massachusetts with funding from the National Science Foundation. The three-day event will be held at The Nature Place Conference Center near Florissant, Colo.

September 11, 1997

Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado at Boulder will continue its tradition of hosting monthly “star talks” by noted CU astronomers this fall.

The live presentations for adults and children 12 and over will include use of the star projector, special effects and the latest images from NASA and major observatories.

September 11, 1997

The University of Colorado at Boulder Latino Advocacy Committee in conjunction with United Mexican American Students (UMAS) and the University of Colorado Student Union will present three events celebrating Chicano History Week next week.

Events begin with the 1997 CU-Boulder Bienvenidos Celebration, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. 17, on the lawn north of Regent Hall. A welcome picnic for new Latino students, the event will feature a taco bar and regional music. Latino students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to attend.

September 10, 1997

Myrna Hall, interim vice president for university relations and development at San Diego State University, has been appointed vice president for development, Boulder campus, at the CU Foundation, Inc.

Hall will work closely with the Boulder campus administration to develop and implement a fund-raising plan that will increase private support for CU-Boulder. Her appointment is effective Oct. 6.

September 9, 1997

Editors: Following are new or recently established programs at the University of Colorado at Boulder that focus on enhanced opportunities or increased faculty contact for undergraduate students.

Students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication are returning to campus this fall to find a New Media Center in their midst.

September 9, 1997

Editors Note: Reporters interested in covering one or more sessions should contact Barb Duran at (303) 492-3258.

Growth, responsible development and transportation issues are among the topics to be discussed at a conference sponsored by the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Real Estate Center.

More than 350 real estate and development professionals are expected to attend the conference on Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver.

September 8, 1997

Schools and colleges at the University of Colorado at Boulder will receive extra funds to handle a larger-than-expected fall enrollment, according to an announcement by CU-Boulder Chancellor Richard L. Byyny.

Although the official fall census will not be taken until Sept. 10, preliminary figures indicate the fall enrollment may top 25,000, including possibly the largest freshman class in CU-Boulder’s history. Freshmen may total as many as 4,220 -- or 40 more than the all-time high set in 1995.

September 5, 1997

The Hazel Gates Woodruff Cottage, an historical landmark on the CU-Boulder campus, is open this fall after a renovation that restores the building’s place in time.

The Cottage, formerly known as the Women’s Studies Cottage No. 1, was built in 1885 to house the first women’s dormitory on campus. It originally provided dining facilities for 100, sleeping rooms for 12, a bath and an office for the chaperone on the first floor.

September 5, 1997

The University of Colorado at Boulder is ranked in the 1998 Fiske Guide to Colleges among the best of the nation’s universities and one of 21 “best buys” among the nation’s public universities.

The highly regarded guide to colleges is written by Edward B. Fiske, former education editor of the New York Times.