Archive for November, 2006

Pioneers men’s basketball hosts CSU in annual Pack the House game

Tonight the Pioneers men’s basketball team hosts Colorado State University in Magness Arena in the fifth annual Pack the House game starting at 7 p.m. University of Denver students are admitted free with a valid ID. Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for children. Attendees have the opportunity to […]

Shneer suggests modern Jews are ‘at home’

David Shneer revels in challenging assumptions, shattering stereotypes and provoking conversations. The director of the University of Denver Center for Judaic Studies and an associate professor in the history department, he has made it his mission to better the world through learning. A specialist in modern Jewish culture and the […]

Young writers getting ‘feet wet’ in Foothills

For nearly 60 years, aspiring writers in the University of Denver undergraduate community have found a creative outlet in the Foothills Literary Magazine. Founded in 1946 by the Department of English, Foothills is an annual collection of poetry, prose, photographs and drawings by undergraduates and a portal into the publishing world. The […]

Top cop looking out for her own neighborhood

It never hurts to have a cop as a neighbor. DU-area residents have one in Tracie Keesee, the new Denver Police Department District 3 commander. She grew up on Evans just minutes from the campus, so she knows the University area as well as she knows her badge number. And what’s […]

Student helps environment alongside rock music’s greats

When sophomore psychology major Liz Pattison began looking for a work-study position earlier this year, she wanted to make a difference. With Rock the Earth, she found a way to utilize her environmental interests while learning what it takes to run a nonprofit. “I gained a better understanding of planning, […]

Book Stack’s holiday sale features children’s day

The Women’s Library Association is wrapping up its annual half-price holiday sale Nov. 28–Dec. 9 with a children’s day Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prompted by the donation of new children’s books from a local publishing house, the first-time event for children will feature face painting, games and food.  […]

Pioneers No. 1 women’s tennis player works to make DU No. 1

Annette Aksdal, DU’s No. 1 woman tennis player, has until Jan. 12 to fix her forehand. That’s the first day of the Michigan Invitational in Ann Arbor. If by then, her forehand stroke hasn’t improved, she won’t be able to handle the top-flight national competition she’ll face. Aksdal’s forehand weakness […]

Students find history on a plate

In We Are What We Eat, history Associate Professor Carol Helstosky is teaching students the relevance of food to economics, national identity and culture.  And rather than simply plowing through reading assignments and taking copious lecture notes, students are personally contributing to the historiography by digging into the archives and […]

Law building attracts environmental conference attendees

Visitors tour the Sturm College of Law nearly every day, but on Nov. 17 two busloads of people paid $50 each for the privilege. They were participants in Greenbuild, an annual U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) international expo. More than 13,000 attended this year’s expo held at the Denver Convention Center. […]

Secretary Spellings’ report gets mixed review

For DU and some other colleges and universities, a recent Department of Education report calling for higher-ed reforms is not entirely good news.  Moving quickly to implement the recommendations of a federal higher education commission, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings issued the report in September and is holding hearings this fall. She […]

Noted architect Cab Childress dies

Prominent Colorado architect Guion Cabell “Cab” Childress died Nov. 17 after a long illness. He was 74. After earning a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Childress earned a bachelor of arts in architecture from the University of Colorado in 1958. During his career, he […]

Howard finds ‘real lives’ in the faces of survivors

Howard finds ‘real lives’ in the faces of survivors

A class conversation on portraiture and racial stereotyping inspired Deborah Howard, associate professor in the School of Art and Art History, to begin her latest project, “Artist as Witness: Child Survivors of the Holocaust.” “I wanted to find a way to portray these survivors in a true sense, without romanticizing […]

Newman Center offers something for every palate

The DU Steel Drum Ensemble will perform on Caribbean steel drums from 11 a.m.–noon in Hamilton Recital Hall. Tom Miller, Steel Drum Ensemble instructor, will direct. Admission is free. For information, call 303-777-5852. Later that day, from 4–5:30 p.m., the Lamont Wind Chamber Ensembles will perform, directed by Joseph Martin. […]

DU recommends students get vaccinated

State law says all new college students up to age 50 must have shots against measles, mumps and rubella. Unless, of course, they don’t want to.  University of Denver policy says all new students up to age 50 must conform with state vaccination law. Unless, of course, they’ve said they […]

International Education Week notes value of global studies

For the first time, DU is participating in the seventh annual International Education Week Nov. 13–17 by providing students with information about study abroad and offering food from a variety of regions throughout the world.  The joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of State demonstrates […]