Research Team Discovers Key Gene For Telomerase Enzyme In Humans

Aug. 13, 1997

Researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder and Geron Corp. have discovered the human gene for the active component of an enzyme known as telomerase that lengthens the ends of chromosomes, a finding that may lead to improved cancer diagnosis and treatment.

University Appeals For Return Of Irreplacable Sandstone Bench

Aug. 13, 1997

Officials at the University of Colorado at Boulder are seeking information about the apparent theft of an historic piece of sandstone planned as the seat for a bronze sculpture in memory of the late Bruce Ekstrand, former vice chancellor for academic affairs. The 50-year-old sandstone slab was reported missing Wednesday afternoon from a construction site at Old Main on the Boulder campus. It was to have been used as a seating surface for a Robert Frost scuplture in remembrance of Ekstrand.

History Is Unlocked Behind The Gates Of CU-Boulder

Aug. 12, 1997

Historic Boulder, Inc., is hosting a series of walking tours at CU-Boulder through Sept. 12 in an effort to reveal campus history to the public. The route includes campus notables such as Macky Auditorium, Norlin Library, Old Main and the University Memorial Center. The tours offer a scenic interpretive walk across Varsity Lake Bridge on the northwest corner of campus, a taste of Shakespeare at the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theater, visits to the Women’s Cottage and Temporary Building No. 1, and an informative stop at Sewall Hall’s famous Lions Fountain.

New $25 Million Hubble Instrument To Be Designed And Built In Boulder

Aug. 12, 1997

A team led by University of Colorado at Boulder astronomers has been selected to design a new $25 million spectrograph for the Hubble Space Telescope that will be built jointly by CU and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder.

History is Unlocked Behind The Gates Of CU-Boulder

Aug. 12, 1997

Historic Boulder, Inc., is hosting a series of walking tours at CU-Boulder through Sept. 12 in an effort to reveal campus history to the public. The route includes campus notables such as Macky Auditorium, Norlin Library, Old Main and the University Memorial Center. The tours offer a scenic interpretive walk across Varsity Lake Bridge on the northwest corner of campus, a taste of Shakespeare at the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theater, visits to the Women’s Cottage and Temporary Building No. 1, and an informative stop at Sewall Hall’s famous Lions Fountain.

CU-Boulder Staff Council Sponsors Flood Relief Drive

Aug. 7, 1997

The University of Colorado at Boulder Campus Staff Council is sponsoring a drive to benefit victims of the recent flooding in Fort Collins. Donations of non-perishable food, baby items, personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies are needed, according to the American Red Cross. Collection boxes have been set up in most buildings on the main campus as well as some on the East Campus. Donations also may be given to Staff Council representatives.

Chinese Student Benefits From CU-Boulder's Accessibility

Aug. 6, 1997

Chinese Student Benefits From CU-Boulder’s Accessibility Among the more than 1,000 students graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder on Saturday, Aug. 9, will be one student whose dream of a college education took her from her home in Guangzhou, China, to CU, where she was finally able to earn a master’s degree 21 years after finishing middle school in China.

Vice Chancellor Candidate Withdraws From CU-Boulder Search

Aug. 6, 1997

John Bernhard, vice chancellor for administration and finance at the University of Colorado at Denver, has withdrawn his candidacy for the position of vice chancellor for administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Bernhard said he made the decision “after considerable thought and after receiving a lot of advice.” “It was a close call from my perspective,” Bernhard said. “It would have been an honor to be a part of Chancellor Dick Byyny’s team, but the job was not structured in a way that took best advantage of my background and experience.”

Perseid Meteor Shower To Brighten Night Sky Aug. 11-12

Aug. 6, 1997

Warm summer nights are perfect for gazing into the sky in search of the occasional shooting star. Summer sky watchers are in for a special treat early next week when the Perseid meteor shower makes its annual appearance in the northeastern sky. People in rural areas will have the best view of the celestial event in which shooting stars seem to rain from the night sky.

CU-Boulder's Sponsored Research Awards Climb 24 Percent To $174 Million In 1996-97

Aug. 4, 1997

The University of Colorado at Boulder received more than $174 million in sponsored research awards for the 1996-97 fiscal year, the highest total ever for the campus and a 24 percent increase over the previous fiscal year. About 90 percent of the money was awarded directly or indirectly by federal agencies, said Jerry Peterson, assistant vice chancellor for research. The rest came from foundations, corporations, private and non-profit agencies, institutes, other universities and the state of Colorado.

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