News Releases

March 2, 1998

An update on the state of affirmative action and some implications for the University of Colorado at Boulder will be presented March 13 at the third annual Chancellor’s Diversity Summit, "Beyond the Choir."

Activities will run from 8:40 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Dal Ward Athletic Center and are open to all CU-Boulder students, faculty and staff.

March 2, 1998

Political activist Angela Davis will give the keynote address titled "Unfinished Liberation: Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex" at a three-day conference on race and gender issues March 13-15 at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

March 2, 1998

Leaders of Central America's most prominent businesses will attend a series of seminars in Costa Rica March 9 to March 13, including one on hiring presented by CU-Boulder management professor Joe Rosse.

A columnist for the Boulder County Business Report, Rosse is senior associate for the Center for Human Function and Work, and co-author of High-Impact Hiring. He was invited to Costa Rica by INCAE, Latin America's leading business school and executive management program.

March 2, 1998

From the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs to National Jewish hospital in Denver, several Colorado institutions can trace their history back to the early treatment of tuberculosis.

Dr. Charles Scoggin, a former University of Colorado professor and founder of the Boulder pharmaceutical company Somatogen, will discuss Colorado’s legacy as a tuberculosis treatment center in a program sponsored by CU-Boulder's Center of the American West.

February 27, 1998

The Office of Disability Services and Information Technology Services at CU-Boulder has created an Assistive Technology Lab to provide computer access and special technology services to students with disabilities.

The Assistive Technology Lab will hold an Open House on Thursday, March, 12 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the lab, located at Willard Hall in room 333. The open house will provide an opportunity for visitors to learn more about the resources in the lab, meet staff and experiment with various adaptive devices. Refreshments will be served.

February 27, 1998

A former public schoolteacher now involved in the training of teachers in math and science will speak at the University of Colorado at Boulder Thursday, March 12, as part of the Sewall Symposium Series.

Joseph M. Frattaroli, chief operating officer for the Teachers Academy for Mathematics and Science, will discuss the national problems of unqualified teachers and school districts that aren't supporting teachers' professional development.

February 27, 1998

Overall crime declined at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1997, although increases were shown in certain categories, according to the annual Data Report released today by the CU Police Department.

The overall decline continues a multi-year trend of decreasing criminal activity, said Jim Fadenrecht, director of Public Safety. In 1997, there were 2,819 reports of crime, compared with 2,971 in 1996 and an average of 3,002 in the years from 1994 to 1996.

February 26, 1998

We learned today that two student groups, Black Student Alliance and Oyate, have recently received racist, hate-filled messages from unknown sources. The University of Colorado at Boulder does not tolerate such examples of bigotry and hate, and has launched an immediate investigation by the CU Police Department. As an academic community committed to the principle of civility, we condemn any expression of racism and bigotry directed at any person or group on the Boulder campus.

February 25, 1998

The University Libraries on the CU-Boulder campus is exhibiting the work of local artist, teacher and CU alum Aleta Braun throughout March.

A reception for the artist is set for Friday, Feb. 27, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Third Floor Gallery of CU’s Norlin Library.

“It is wonderful to have an exhibition in the university from which I graduated,” said Braun, who is known for her contemporary art style. “It is good to come back and show the evolution of my work.”

February 24, 1998

The launch of a $5 million student satellite designed and built by a team at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and which has been delayed by stormy weather in California since Feb. 4, is now slated for launch on Feb. 25.