News Releases

October 24, 1997

Chicano art students at the University of Colorado at Boulder will observe the Mexican and Southwestern holiday, Day of the Dead, by selling $1 mock death certificates and obituaries in the student center on campus.

Students also plan to make altars to pay homage to three recently deceased celebrities -- Princess Diana, Mother Theresa and singer John Denver.

October 24, 1997

The Environmental Protection Agency will present an award to the University of Colorado’s Environmental Center next week for its bus-pass program, which gives CU’s 25,000 students free access to local RTD and Hop and Skip routes to encourage them to use alternative transportation.

Way to Go! awards are given to innovative transportation programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. CU is the only university to receive the award this year. Student program administrator Adam Krom will accept the award on Oct. 29 in Saint Louis.

October 23, 1997

More than 100 sandstone pillars in New Mexico reaching heights of 20 feet above ground appear to be giant, fossilized termite nests roughly 155 million years old, according to new research by a team of Colorado scientists.

“These probably are the world’s largest trace fossils,” said University of Colorado at Boulder research associate Stephen Hasiotis, who led the study. Trace fossils -- the tracks, trails and burrows left by organisms -- help scientists reconstruct past biodiversity conditions and ancient ecosystems, he said.

October 22, 1997

The University of Colorado at Boulder will sponsor a program of memorial events Friday, Oct. 24, in honor of Keith Roberts Porter, founder and first chair of CU’s department of molecular, cellular and developmental biology.

Porter died May 2, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was 84.

October 21, 1997

Chairman of the Czech Republic’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee and former ambassador to the United States, Michael Zantovsky, is scheduled to give a public lecture on NATO’s enlargement Thursday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. in the Old Main Chapel of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

October 21, 1997

Editors: Photographers are welcome at the performance Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. Contact Kristin Anderson, Macky Auditorium director, at 492-8423 for information.

More than 2,000 area students will attend a Lyric Theatre for Children performance of “Guys and Dolls” at the University of Colorado at Boulder Thursday, Oct. 23.

Fourth- through sixth-graders from Boulder, Denver, Aurora, Arvada, Englewood, Grover, Longmont, Littleton, Northglenn, Westminster, Windsor and Fort Collins will attend the performance.

October 21, 1997

EDITORS: A media tour of the Benson Earth Sciences Building led by Miller will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 28 starting at the building’s west entrance. A complete schedule of Oct. 30 dedication events is attached.

A new $14.5 million geology building at the University of Colorado at Boulder should help change outdated perceptions about geologists, says department chair Gifford Miller.

Contrary to what many people believe, modern geology isn't done just by people in khaki pants banging on rocks with a hammer, he says.

October 17, 1997

CU-Boulder faculty and staff are being encouraged to “Slam Dunk Our CCC Goal!” by continuing to show strong support for the annual Colorado Combined Campaign as the campus kicks off its ninth year. The CCC gets underway on campus Oct. 20.

The Colorado Combined Campaign is a state-wide program for channeling employee contributions to more than 600 Colorado charities. Last year the campus raised $145,000 for the campaign.

October 17, 1997

The Women’s Studies Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder will host an address by leading black feminist sociologist Patricia Hill Collins on Oct. 29.

Collins will speak on “Moving Beyond Gender: Race, Class and Scientific Knowledge,” at 7:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.

The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will be held in the CU Heritage Center following the presentation.

October 15, 1997

Paul Tabolt, vice chancellor for administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is reviewing additional options for funding CU-Boulder’s proposed ECO Pass after receiving dozens of comments for and against the plan.

Tabolt decided today to ask the ECO Pass Project Team to bring additional funding ideas for his consideration. He made the decision in response to faculty objections and a Boulder Faculty Assembly (BFA) resolution calling for additional evaluation.