News Releases

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.

September 4, 1997

The University of Colorado at Boulder will hold its annual Study Abroad Fair Sept. 10 for students to learn more about the university’s study abroad programs, including six new semester-long options.

CU-Boulder now offers more than 100 study abroad programs in 56 different countries.

September 4, 1997

Fans heading to the CU-Boulder campus for Saturday’s football game against the CSU Rams can save time and headaches by knowing in advance where they plan to park and by taking one of several suggested routes.

CU Parking Services Manager Pam Greager said fans should try to arrive at least an hour before the 11:30 a.m. gametime to avoid traffic jams and to ensure getting parked and into the stadium on time. Stadium gates open at 10 a.m.

“We expect a large crowd at this game because CSU is such a big rival of CU, so we’re encouraging fans to arrive early,” said Greager.

September 4, 1997

Bruce Ekstrand Memorial to be Dedicated Friday

The media are invited to attend the dedication of a sculpture plaza at the University of Colorado at Boulder Friday, Sept. 5, in memory of the late Bruce Ekstrand, former vice chancellor for academic affairs.

The dedication will begin at 4 p.m. and last about 45 minutes. The event is not open to the general public, but about 200 friends and relatives were invited to attend.

September 4, 1997

For the fourth consecutive year, Success magazine has named the University of Colorado at Boulder one of the nation's top 25 schools for entrepreneurship education.

Other colleges making the list, published in the magazine’s September issue, included the University of California-Berkeley, Harvard, Northwestern, Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

September 3, 1997

The Career Services office at the University of Colorado at Boulder will hold a Career Fair on Sept. 24 at the Coors Events/Conference Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Company booths will be on display so that seniors can meet with business representatives in advance of on-campus interviews. Underclassmen can submit resumes for internships and freshmen in particular are encouraged to attend the fair to work on networking skills.

September 2, 1997

An 11-member search committee has been named to seek a replacement for Wallace Loh, vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder, who leaves the campus Sept. 30.

Loh recently resigned his position to become Director of Policy for Washington State Gov. Gary Locke.

The committee, chaired by Arts and Sciences Dean Peter Spear, will begin with an internal search. If a qualified internal individual is not identified, the committee will launch a national search.

Members of the committee include:

September 2, 1997

For researchers like the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Bruce Jakosky who are involved in NASA’s unmanned Mars Global Surveyor mission slated to enter planetary orbit Sept. 11, patience is a virtue.

August 29, 1997

The University of Colorado at Boulder and the town of Wiggins, Colo., are wrapping up a pilot project which shows a novel drinking-water treatment process that removes nitrates from groundwater is both efficient and cost effective.

August 28, 1997

Football fans will be welcomed to games at the University of Colorado at Boulder this fall under a new plan that emphasizes improved customer service as well as a commitment to reduce alcohol abuse and rowdy game-day behavior.

Among the initiatives will be an “ambassador” program to provide customer service and information to all fans as they proceed to the game, according to Athletics Director Richard Tharp. Tents will be set up around the campus, staffed with three or four ambassadors to greet people, answer questions and provide information about the game and CU-Boulder.