Archive for September, 2006

Ruckus offering free music downloads to DU students

Psssst! Hey, you wanna download some tunes … without paying for it?  As of Sept. 11, DU students are able to download free music legally. DU entered an agreement last May with Ruckus Networks, a digital media service that offers free music and video downloads to participating college campuses nationwide.  […]

University writing program is ready for full launch

With 19 new faculty lecturers, a new space and new curriculum, the University Writing Program is raring to go this fall. According to program Director and English Professor Doug Hesse, the writing program will consist of three major parts: a Writing and Research Center in Penrose Library, writing courses for […]

Tutu inspires youth to make a difference

On Sunday morning, Archbishop Desmond Tutu reminded the 3,000 youths attending PeaceJam that even small things can make a difference and that their actions will inspire others. Gathered in Magness Arena, Tutu led a Ceremony of Inspiration in which he shared his thoughts on how today’s youth can change the world. […]

Youths take action during PeaceJam

If actions speak louder than words, PeaceJam participants made plenty of noise Saturday. More than 3,000 youths wrote letters, signed petitions and formulated ideas for initiatives they could take home and put into place. The projects were the result of specific calls to action issued by nine of the 10 Nobel […]

Peace laureates take U.S. to task in public address

Shirin Ebadi, the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner, drew a standing ovation and roars of approval from a crowd of nearly 7,000 when she likened the current war in Iraq to terrorism and fundamentalism. Other peace laureates echoed that theme in a public talk Saturday at DU’s Magness Arena. Nine […]

Polish president talks about history in the making

Adjunct Professor Lynn Holland is accustomed to speaking forcefully about heads of state in her Contemporary Politics class. She isn’t quite as used to speaking to them. So when Aleksander Kwasniewski, the former president of Poland, showed up with his bodyguard on Sept. 14 for some candid talk about Europe […]

Dalai Lama tells teens that compassion can change the world

The Dalai Lama entered Magness Arena to a standing ovation from about 3,000 PeaceJam youths and other participants who came to the University of Denver to hear him speak this morning. “The reality of the modern world is that we all have to live together. We may as well live together […]

Williams says strong beliefs bring about change

Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams told a crowd of more than 300 DU students, faculty, staff and visiting teenagers from around the globe today that it’s not just the job of young people to bring about peace in the world. “We all have to find our own ways in our […]

Course takes another look at banned books

Students in English Associate Professor Scott Howard’s Censorship, Free Speech and Literature course will use banned books this fall to take a timely look at issues of intellectual freedom.  Howard’s students will interact with the literature and with advocates of Banned Books Week, Sept. 23–30. Each student will select a […]

Bridges to the Future explores the pursuit of peace

In anticipation of the gathering of 10 Nobel laureates for the PeaceJam Conference at DU Sept. 15–17, Timothy Sisk, associate professor of DU’s Graduate School of International Studies, presented an analysis of the Nobel Peace Prize Sept. 12 in Davis Auditorium.  To an audience of nearly 400, Sisk expounded on the […]

Play focuses on the lasting effects of sexual assault

On Sept. 6, an auditorium full of incoming first-year students watched a simulation of a DU student being sexually assaulted onstage. The scene was part of Untitled, a play based on the real-life experiences of four former DU students.  Untitled tells the story of a girl who, throughout her childhood, has […]

Tutu fought apartheid, preaches peace

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu will participate in PeaceJam’s 10th anniversary celebration Sept. 15–17 at the University of Denver. The PeaceJam gathering of 10 peace prize winners will be the largest congregation of Nobel laureates in the U.S. Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his leadership in […]

Programs board offers free movies

Monster House and World Trade Center are just a couple of the movies that DU students and other members of the DU community can see for free this quarter, thanks to the efforts of the DU Programs Board (DUPB). Every Thursday night at 8 through Nov. 16, DUPB will screen a […]

Class of 2010 enrollment is just right

They call it “summer melt,” the slip in an incoming class size due to some students’ last-minute decisions not to enroll. Admission officers always expect some slip; this year they counted on it.  As of Aug. 25, enrollment for the incoming class—targeted at 1,100 first year students—was 66 over goal […]

Voices of Experience set for fourth year

When you’ve been there, done that, you presumably understand it. You can talk about it in a way that others can’t.  That’s the idea behind Voices of Experience, a public lecture series that has quickly become the flagship lecture series for the Daniels College of Business.  “MBA students need something besides […]