Archive for October, 2006

University of Denver inducts 10th Hall of Fame class

Five athletes were inducted into the 2006 Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 19. Inductees included a standout tennis player, a two-time national champion skier, a national champion goaltender, DU’s first-ever women’s basketball All-American, a special individual inductee and the 1967–68 hockey team.  The ceremony, held at DU’s Cable Center, brought […]

Investigation continues in minor lab fire

An investigation into the cause of a minor fire that broke out yesterday afternoon in an unoccupied chemistry teaching lab in Boettcher Center West on the DU campus is ongoing.  The damage is estimated at less than $50,000. The building has reopened but it’s unknown how long the lab will […]

Percussion quartet fuses music and theater

So Percussion, an up-and-coming ensemble, will bring its unique musical talents to the University of Denver Oct. 28. Members Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, Jason Treuting and Lawson White will be in residence with the Lamont School of Music in the days leading up to the performance at the Newman Center’s […]

Blast class teaches first responders how to handle explosions

Thirty people standing on a windy Arapahoe County hillside covered their ears and fixed their eyes on a mocked-up passenger jet 250 yards away. Suddenly, two plumes of orange flame shot out of one of the seats, throwing debris 30 feet into the air. Seconds later a shock wave hit […]

No students injured in minor lab fire

A minor fire erupted at 4:40 p.m. today in an unoccupied chemistry teaching lab in Boettcher Center West on the DU campus. There were no classes in session in the vicinity at the time. No students were injured, but two campus safety officers suffered minor smoke inhalation and were transported […]

Ritchie steps down from DU Board of Trustees

Daniel Ritchie, chair of the University of Denver Board of Trustees, will step down from his post and from the board effective Jan. 1, 2007. He informed the board of his decision during its fall meeting Saturday. Ritchie has served as chair since July 1, 2005, when Robert Coombe succeeded […]

Authors take center stage in Pen and Podium series

Some of the world’s most distinguished writers will share their works, their ideas and their inspiration in the Post-News Pen & Podium Series to be held in the Newman Center’s Gates Concert Hall through next March. The four-part literary lecture series kicks off on Oct. 24 with Garry Trudeau, the Pulitzer […]

El Pomar pool gets change of water

Workers at the Ritchie Center are great at changing light bulbs and seating, and even changing the hockey rink into a venue for concerts. But when it comes to changing the water in the Olympic-size pool at the El Pomar Natatorium, the job can get, well, a little squishy. Especially […]

Young artists take on the topic of race in N*W*C

Three ethnically diverse friends created a show aimed at reclaiming and redefining the racial slurs that had been used to oppress them. The funny, thought-provoking result is N*gger, Wetb*ck, Ch*nk or N*W*C the Race Show, to be showcased in the Newman Center’s Gates Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 18. Blending […]

Homeland security program honored as one of nation’s bes

The award, “Honoring Excellence in Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Education and Research,” was presented Sept. 27 to Institute Director David Goldfischer and Institute Senior Fellow Margaret Sanders. “The University of Denver was among the first to recognize that new educational programs would become a vital part of national and international […]

Law dean among 100 most influential Hispanics

Hispanic Business Magazine has named José Roberto (Beto) Juárez Jr. to its annual list of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics.” Juárez is the first Hispanic dean of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.  After earning an AB in history from Stanford University in 1977 and a JD from the University […]

Daniels Fund and DU create $5 million business ethics chair

Late this summer, the Daniels Fund announced a $3 million gift to fund a faculty chair in business ethics for theDaniels College of Business at the University of Denver. DU will enhance the $3 million gift with $2 million to support programs in business ethics. “We are honored to have […]

Former Sen. George Mitchell discusses peacemaking strategies in DU address

In a free public address at DU on Oct. 10, former Sen. George Mitchell, D-Maine, spoke of the unique challenges to peace in the 21st century and how America could play a role in addressing those challenges. Speaking before an audience of 800 in Gates Concert Hall, Mitchell listed five […]

First-year class dines with Chancellor Coombe

This fall, Chancellor Robert Coombe is trying to personally welcome each incoming freshman — all 1,142 of them. The students have been invited to meet the chancellor — as well as alumni, faculty, staff and administrators — at formal First-Year Dinners held in the Ritchie Center’s Gottesfeld Room. So far, […]

Brits join Denverites in symphonic performance

The London Symphony Chorus will join the University’s own award-winning Lamont Symphony Chorus at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 14. Part of the Newman Center Presents series, the performance in the Newman Center’s Gates Concert Hall will be preceded by a free Behind the Curtain lecture at 6:30 p.m. The performance will […]