Vice Chancellor Wallace Loh To Leave CU-Boulder Post

Aug. 3, 1997

Wallace Loh, vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has resigned to take a cabinet position with the governor’s office in the state of Washington. Loh’s resignation is effective Sept. 30. He will serve as director of policy for Washington Gov. Gary Locke. An interim vice chancellor will be named as soon as possible, said Chancellor Richard L. Byyny. A national search will be conducted for a permanent replacement.

CU-Boulder Honors Institute Identifies Future Engineers

July 31, 1997

Nearly 200 high school students representing 82 Colorado high schools will be exposed to the marvels of engineering during the 30th Annual High School Honors Institute at the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Participants, age 17 and 18, will learn about CU engineering programs, facilities, research projects and faculty. They also will discuss career options during the seminar, which runs from Aug. 3 to Aug. 6.

Colorado Space Grant Consortium Fact Sheet

July 30, 1997

* The Colorado Space Grant Consortium is one of 50 such programs founded in 1989 by NASA to help maintain the nation’s preeminence in space science and technology. * The Consortium is based at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is a joint effort by 16 colleges and universities throughout Colorado.

CU-Boulder Student Shuttle Payload Set For Aug. 7 Launch Aboard Discovery

July 30, 1997

A payload designed and built by more than 100 University of Colorado at Boulder students to peer at the sun from orbit is slated to blast into space aboard NASA's space shuttle Discovery at 8:40 a.m. MDT Aug. 7 from Cape Kennedy, Fla.

CU Astronomers Probe Energy Source of Jupiter's Massive Charged-Particle Ring

July 28, 1997

A charged-particle ring encircling Jupiter that glows with a power greater than all the electricity generated on Earth seems to be fueled both by its volcanically active moon, Io, and an unknown source further out in Jupiter’s environment.

Formation Of Earth's Moon Likely Caused By Huge Planetary Collision

July 27, 1997

A rogue planet three times as massive as Mars probably sideswiped Earth 4.5 million years ago, vaporizing enough material from Earth’s upper layers to form the moon, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder study.

Peculiar Ring-Arcs Around Neptune Explained By CU-Boulder Professor

July 27, 1997

A University of Colorado at Boulder planetary scientist has developed a new model to explain the structure of an odd ring around Neptune resembling a string of beads that was discovered by NASA's Voyager 2 fly-by of Neptune in 1989. According to Larry Esposito of the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, the ring, known as the Adams ring, was formed when a comet collided with a tiny moon. The impact of the crash dispersed matter from the two bodies into a ring of particles orbiting Neptune.

Denver Area K-12 Teachers, Counselors Set for Engineering Program at CU-Boulder

July 27, 1997

Twenty-five K-12 school teachers, counselors and administrators from Denver area K-12 schools will participate in a CU-Boulder workshop July 29 through July 31 designed to help them “discover engineering” using hands-on learning.

CU-Boulder's I.D. Card Logo Wins Design Award

July 24, 1997

The Publications and Marketing office at the University of Colorado at Boulder has won a 1997 national Circle of Excellence award for Visual Design in Print from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. The publications office received a silver award for its Buff OneCard logo. The silver award was one of 21 given by CASE in its annual competition.

Colorado High School Students Study Philosophy at CU-Boulder

July 24, 1997

Some youngsters go to summer camp to learn to swim or canoe, but 37 Colorado high school students this summer are attending the University of Colorado at Boulder to learn about philosophy. The Summer Philosophy Institute is designed to provide an introduction to college life and to the methods and subject matter of philosophy as a way of enriching students’ appreciation of literature, art, history and Western culture.