Archive for October, 2006

Soaring prices dent DU’s copper use

University of Denver Architect Mark Rodgers wants DU to continue as the “copper-top university” even though the price of the metal has gone through the roof. In 1999, the year the Ritchie Center was completed, the cost of copper was about $1,200 per ton — making the 440 tons of […]

Roadtrip Nation encourages students to take road less traveled

For students wondering what to do with their lives, a road trip could help provide the answers. On Nov. 1, Roadtrip Nation, a national movement empowering college students to hit the road and research careers, will visit the University of Denver to tell students about the grants and opportunities available. […]

Cheryl Oberle spins a yarn

In the world of knitting, Cheryl (Goughnour) Oberle is a rock star. The author of Folk Shawls and Folk Vests—standards in most knitters’ libraries—Oberle (BA ’77) is a meticulous designer of knitwear patterns, an exacting and time-consuming art that involves a deep understanding of fiber, mathematics and technique. Oberle designs […]

Stencel says new status of Pluto is a step up in the world

DU Astronomy Professor Robert Stencel had a hand in making your “Planets of the Solar System” poster obsolete.  In August, Stencel presented his observations of an interacting binary star system at the International Astronomical Union meeting in Prague; but the big news to come out of the gathering was the […]

Provost’s Conference focuses on cooperation between DU and Denver

City and University officials gathered Oct. 27 for the 2006 Provost’s Conference to discuss ways Denver and DU can work together.  Provost Gregg Kvistad said the aim of the conference was “to identify, intensify and broaden real strategic partnerships between the City of Denver and the University of Denver. Both […]

Gubernatorial candidates face off at DU on Halloween

The two frontrunners in the race to be Colorado’s next governor will participate in one of the last debates of the campaign at 8 p.m. Oct. 31 in DU’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts. The free event will be presented by 9News, the University of Denver and the Denver Post.  9News […]

The Playground offers homage to composer Henry Cowell

The Lamont School of Music’s chamber ensemble-in-residence, the Playground, will perform the eclectic music of Henry Cowell at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in DU’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts. The group’s 15 members include several former Lamont students and current faculty members. They play a variety of instruments — piano, guitar, […]

Ground is broken for new fraternity house

Lambda Chi Alpha has joined with the University of Denver to construct a new residential facility for its fraternity members. A groundbreaking ceremony took place Oct. 21 at the construction site located at 2217 E. Evans Ave. The new house is scheduled for completion by fall 2007. It will replace […]

Unity ticket seeks to end political polarization

A new political movement sweeping the country with hopes of shaking up the system makes its home in Denver, and one of its founders is one of DU’s own.  The goal of the Unity08 effort is to break down partisan barriers by offering a unified ticket — one Republican and […]

New DU institute aims for global sustainability

On Oct. 23, the University of Denver announced the creation of the Institute for Sino-American International Dialogue, a new program that will focus on energy, water and environmental issues facing the U.S. and China. “Internationalization is one of the great strengths of the University of Denver,” Chancellor Robert Coombe said […]

Charter school students get a taste of college life

Nearly 100 Highline Academy 7th and 8th grade students spent the day at the University of Denver on Oct. 20. During the field trip, Highline students met with approximately 30 DU students, both undergraduates and graduates, who shared their college experiences. “DU students explained how they got to college, why […]

Holocaust survivors inspire one-man play

Henry Greenspan spent two decades talking with Holocaust survivors. Those conversations became the basis for a one-man play, REMNANTS, which Greenspan will perform at the Hebrew Educational Alliance at 7 p.m. on Oct. 30. The University of Denver’s Center for Judaic Studies, along with the Holocaust Awareness Institute and Hebrew Educational […]

Athletics welcomes ‘champion’ for diversity

DU may not have a football team, but it has already scored its first T.D. He’s Tony Daniels, the recently hired associate athletics director for diversity and community relations, and one of few people with those duties in Division 1 athletics. His mission is to champion diversity in Pioneers athletics and […]

DU’s barn is burstin’ with square dance music, memorabilia

It’s 11 tons of scholarship waiting to be examined, including hundreds of cartons of books, magazines, newsletters, vinyl recordings, photographs, audiotapes, videocassettes—even 16 millimeter films and dance costumes — all sitting on shelves in Penrose Library and the Mary Reed Building. It’s a knee-slapping, toe-tapping window on Middle America in […]

Former athlete challenges ‘real man’ concept

Former NFL quarterback Don McPherson was tough, strong and in control — a “real man” by societal standards. But now McPherson is challenging men to remove the façade and open up about their emotions. McPherson will speak at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in Sturm Hall’s Davis Auditorium after spending the […]