News Releases

July 3, 1997

A group of space scientists and students will gather at CU-Boulder’s Space Technology Building in the CU Research Park the evening of July 4 to see the first images of Mars beamed back to Earth by NASA’s Mars Pathfinder landing craft.

July 2, 1997

Professor John Falconer of the chemical engineering department at the University of Colorado at Boulder has received two awards for outstanding teaching skills and for his dedication in motivating students to get the most out of their learning experiences.

July 2, 1997

A Grand Forks, N.D., City Council member will describe the impact of this year's devastating flood during a workshop on natural disasters to convene July 14-16 in downtown Denver.

Councilman Eliot Glassheim will give the keynote address at the event sponsored by the Natural Hazards Center of the University of Colorado at Boulder on July 14 at 9:30 a.m. The Red River flooded 80 percent of Grand Forks this spring and forced the evacuation of nearly all residents.

July 2, 1997

Walter S. “Wally” Collins, professor emeritus of music and a former associate dean of the College of Music at the University of Colorado at Boulder, died June 30 of a brain aneurysm in Hyannis Port, Mass. He was 71.

Collins and his wife, Jenny Kate, of Boulder, were vacationing in Cape Cod last week when the aneurysm occurred. He was admitted to Cape Cod Hospital on June 25 and never regained consciousness.

July 1, 1997

Hubble Space Telescope images taken June 27 by a team of scientists that includes two Colorado researchers indicate a large dust storm on the Martian surface may be moving toward the July 4 landing site of NASA’s unmanned Pathfinder spacecraft.

June 26, 1997

If there are 10,000 accounting professors in the United States, what is the likelihood that the one chosen to write “Accounting for Dummies” would be from the University of Colorado at Boulder?

If the professor has logged more than 35 years of teaching and written eight books on finance and accounting, the likelihood is 100 percent.

June 24, 1997

An earthquake in the vicinity of the proposed high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain could cause groundwater to surge up into the storage area, according to a new study by two University of Colorado at Boulder geophysicists.

The safety of the proposed Nevada site has been debated for more than 10 years, primarily due to concerns about earthquakes and groundwater. Now it appears that one of those concerns could lead to a problem with the other.

June 23, 1997

A CU-Boulder student satellite slated for launch in September will be moved from campus June 24 to the Boulder labs of Ball Aerospace for testing.

The satellite, known as the Student Nitric Oxide Observer, or SNOE, is a scientific, earth-orbiting mission. The spacecraft will carry instruments to measure nitric oxide in the upper atmosphere, the intensity of x-rays from the sun and ultraviolet light from the aurora. It was designed and built by students, faculty and engineers at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics.

June 20, 1997

A week-long earth-system sciences workshop for middle school teachers, coordinated by the University of Colorado at Boulder and the St. Vrain School District, will begin June 23 at Longmont’s Skyline High School.

June 18, 1997

The University of Colorado at Boulder will host the 10th Annual Pre-Collegiate Olympiad on Saturday, July 12.

The Pre-Collegiate Development Program is sponsoring the event celebrating its 13th anniversary on the Boulder Campus and 10th anniversary as a systemwide effort.

The Olympiad will pull together about 300 high school students and staff from around the Denver metro area to participate in both academic and athletic competitions among participants from three CU campuses.


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