News Releases

January 20, 1998

A new study by a team of researchers led by CU-Boulder management Professor Joe Rosse finds that many job applicants can and do lie on personality tests to get jobs they aren’t qualified for.

According to the study, prospective employees fake their answers in order to make themselves look better in the eyes of the prospective employer.

January 20, 1998

Area youngsters will have the opportunity to learn the scientific principles of speed Saturday from a University of Colorado faculty member who used the concept to create a new form of matter.

CU faculty members Eric Cornell and Carl Wieman attracted worldwide attention in 1995 with their creation of the long-sought Bose-Einstein condensate, a state of matter achieved by supercooling atoms to 20 billionths of a degree above absolute zero. Cornell also is an employee of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

January 20, 1998

Preparing international students to enter graduate-level business administration programs in the United States will be the topic of a two-day conference, Jan. 21 and Jan. 22, at the Economics Institute, 1030 13th St., in Boulder.

January 16, 1998

Richard M. Burridge, founder and CEO of the Burridge Group LLC in Chicago, has given the CU-Boulder College of Business and Administration $1.5 million to establish the Center for Securities Analysis and Valuation.

By endowing the Center, Burridge, a 1951 graduate of the college and a member of the Business Advisory Council, creates a lasting legacy of his 50 successful years in the investment world.

January 14, 1998

The CU-Boulder Martin Luther King Day Celebration Committee, the United Campus Ministries and the Boulder Interfaith Council will host the 5th annual campus Martin Luther King Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m. in the Old Main Chapel.

The celebration represents a unique learning opportunity for all CU-Boulder students, faculty and staff, according to Alphonse Keasley, director of the Minority Arts and Sciences Program.

January 13, 1998

Four finalists for dean of the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder will begin campus visits on Jan. 26.

The finalists, their current positions and dates of their campus visits are:

•William B. Stanley, professor and chair, department of educational development, College of Education, University of Delaware. Jan. 26-27.

•Paul G. Theobald, associate dean of the College of Liberal Studies and director of the School of Education, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Jan. 29-30.

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.