News Releases

June 17, 1997

Ten new directors have been elected to head the University of Colorado at Boulder Alumni Association.

Boulderite Steve Taniguchi, class of 1976, was elected by the board to serve a two-year term as chair. Al Gebauer of Boulder, who earned degrees in 1968 and 1983, will serve a one-year term as treasurer.

The 49-member board, representing more than 170,000 CU-Boulder alumni, oversees association activities in Colorado and nationally and internationally.

June 17, 1997

Physics Professor Carl Wieman of the University of Colorado at Boulder was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Chicago during its June 14 graduation ceremony.

In granting him an honorary Doctor of Science degree, the university citation said Wieman is "considered to be one of the premier physicists of his generation."

In addition to teaching at CU-Boulder, Wieman also is a fellow of JILA, a joint institute of CU-Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

June 16, 1997

University of Colorado at Boulder fine arts instructor Patrick Frank will lecture June 28 on the Paul Strand photography exhibit on display at the Cortez CU Center as part of the CU This Summer outreach program.

A reception at the center will begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by Frank’s talk.

The exhibit, “The Mexican Portfolio,” began May 24 and continues through Sept. 1 in the Cortez CU Center, at 25 N. Market St. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free.

June 16, 1997

The offices of Disability Services and Career Services at the University of Colorado at Boulder were the first runners-up for the Unique Career Fair Concept Merits NACE/Chevron Award for their project entry titled “Career Program for Students with Disabilities.”

The two offices produced the project together to introduce students with disabilities to various employers.

June 13, 1997

More than 1,000 biologists from around the world will converge on the CU-Boulder campus June 14-18 for the joint annual meetings of the American Society of Naturalists, the Society of Systematic Biologists and the Society for the Study of Evolution.

June 12, 1997

Joe Ben Wheat, curator emeritus of the University of Colorado Museum and an internationally known archaeologist, died today at St. Anthony Hospital South in Denver after a short illness. He was 81.

Wheat, of Boulder, had worked at the University of Colorado Museum from 1953 until his retirement in 1986. He was a former president of the Society for American Archaeology. Wheat was an internationally known scholar and a prolific publisher of scholarly papers.

June 11, 1997

Professor Lucy Pao of the electrical and computer engineering department at the University of Colorado at Boulder has received an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award for research that may have applications in air traffic control, robotics and several other fields.

June 11, 1997

Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder are exploring chemical links between the brain and body that could lead to progress against a host of poorly understood diseases such as multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and AIDS.

June 11, 1997

CU-Boulder’s new $11.5 million hands-on engineering facility, designed to provide real-world experience to more than 1,200 undergraduates during the academic year, will be used this summer by hundreds of K-12 students and teachers across the state.

June 9, 1997


University of Colorado at Boulder economics Professor Keith Maskus will serve as a resource to reporters covering the Denver Summit of the Eight meetings June 20-22. His areas of expertise are international trade, trade theory and U.S. trade policy.

Maskus served a year-long appointment in 1986-87 as a special adviser to the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. He conducted trade studies and advised upper-level department officials.


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