News Releases

May 16, 1997

Local students were among about 3,800 receiving degrees May 16 in outdoor ceremonies at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The Chancellor’s Recognition Award for students receiving all A’s in their college careers was given to Shawn Timothy Stone of Monument, who received a bachelor of science in electrical and computer engineering. Stone, a graduate of Rampart High School in Colorado Springs, also was named Outstanding Graduate of the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

May 15, 1997

Registration is under way for summer credit courses in the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The program is offering both five-week and eight-week evening classes so students will have time to enjoy other summer activities.

May 14, 1997

Mark Anderson, student library technician for the government publications library, has been selected as the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Student Employee of the Year.

Anderson received a plaque and a $50 award April 9 from Ron Stump, dean of students, at a ceremony in the library.

Forty eight nominations were received this year, the first time the award has been given. All nominees received a certificate of appreciation in recognition of their efforts.

May 14, 1997

The Center for Educational and Career Transition (Women’s Center) at the University of Colorado at Boulder has announced the recipients of its 1997 fall semester scholarships.

The recipients were selected from a field of more than 30 candidates. The scholarships are based on academic standing and financial need.

May 14, 1997

Mary Fran Myers, co-director of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has received the highest national award given by the Association of State Floodplain Managers.

In receiving the 1997 Goddard-White Award, Myers was cited for two decades of leadership in flood-plain management in government and academia. She is credited with encouraging a multidisciplinary approach among flood-plain managers and for linking hazards management and sustainability.

May 13, 1997

More than 200 of the world’s top astronomers and planetary scientists will gather in Estes Park, Colo., from May 19 through May 23 for a NASA-supported conference probing the origins of galaxies, stars, planets and life.

May 13, 1997

A University of Colorado at Boulder researcher has been awarded a $525,000 grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to study chromosome movements during cell division, a project that may help lead to new treatments for diseases.

May 12, 1997

A tour, talks and presentations on a spacecraft built by students at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics that is now set for launch in late summer or early fall will be held at the CU Research Park May 15.

The event at LASP’s Space Technology Building, which begins at 8:30 a.m., will honor graduating seniors who have worked on the Student Nitric Oxide Explorer satellite. The event includes talks by participating CU students and faculty as well as Universities Space Research Association President Paul Coleman. USRA is co-sponsoring the mission with NASA.

May 12, 1997

The University of Colorado and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) have agreed to a plan that brings the CU campuses into full compliance with hazardous waste regulations addressed in an order issued in December 1994.

The compliance plan will be shared with other interested institutions as a model for resolving hazardous waste management issues.


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