News Releases

June 4, 1997

John B. Davies, a physics researcher at University of Colorado at Boulder, has won his eighth award in an international theoretical physics competition sponsored by the Gravity Research Foundation of Wellesley Hills, Mass.

Davies received an honorable mention for his paper titled "Regge Calculus of the Fundamental Particles." It is the eighth award Davies has received in the annual essay competition since joining CU-Boulder in 1980.

June 3, 1997

Questions about which stars can be seen in June and why June 21 is the first day of summer will be answered in the season’s final CU Wizard show, to be presented June 21 by astronomer Catharine Garmany at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The free public presentation of the popular science show geared to youngsters in grades 5 though 8 will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Fiske Planetarium. The planetarium is on Regent Drive near Kittredge Loop Drive.

June 3, 1997

Officials at the University of Colorado at Boulder said that a Title IX complaint announced yesterday with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) against the university should be immediately dismissed.

“We believe CU should not be named in this complaint,” said Chancellor Richard L. Byyny. “We have an existing agreement with the Office of Civil Rights defining CU’s obligations under Title IX in its athletic program. The agreement, completed in 1994, includes the provision of financial aid to female student athletes.”

June 2, 1997

A Japanese video production crew will be filming June 10 at the University of Colorado at Boulder Family Housing Children’s Center for a popular TV show to be broadcast throughout Japan.

The crew will film children’s activities from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a segment of a 15-minute show shown twice a day, six days a week to Japanese children, called “Eigo de Asobo” (“Let’s Play in English”). It is the only bilingual (English/Japanese) children’s program in Japan.

June 2, 1997

University budgetary support for the Athletics Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder will be reduced by about 5 percent this year, according to a budget request summary presented Monday, June 2, by athletics Director Dick Tharp.

The 1997-98 athletics budget is part of the overall Boulder campus budget request to be presented by Chancellor Richard L. Byyny at the CU Board of Regents budget and planning retreat June 3-4 in Estes Park.

May 29, 1997

A cooperative excavation of a two-story Pueblo community building in Bluff, Utah, last summer indicates the ancient stone structure may have been built during three separate construction episodes over time, according to researchers.

May 29, 1997

Serious crime at the University of Colorado at Boulder has continued a six-year downward trend through 1996, according to a statistical report released today by the CU Department of Public Safety.

Part I crimes, defined as the most serious by nature of crime or frequency, are down 18.4 percent over the previous year on campus, and are down 24.5 percent from 1991. Crimes included in the Part I category are homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, simple assault, burglary, theft, motor vehicle theft and arson.

May 29, 1997

This summer, 44 students from the University of Colorado at Boulder Center for Entrepreneurship – a joint program of the colleges of business and engineering – will work for some of the area’s most innovative companies.

May 28, 1997

Note to Editors: The phone number for the AGU press room is (410) 649-7419.

At the request of a U.S. Senate subcommittee on investigations, a group of scientists has been analyzing a mysterious seismic event that took place in a remote part of southwest Australia on May 28, 1993.

May 27, 1997

University of Colorado at Boulder doctoral student Rebecca Bendick will participate in an American Geophysical Union press briefing at noon on May 29 in Baltimore on the mechanics driving the deformation of the Tibetan Plateau.

Bendick, who has been working with CU-Boulder geology Professor Roger Bilham in the region for the past several years, will discuss the convergence rates between the Indian and Asian tectonic plates and their effects of the topography of the Tibetan Plateau.


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