Archive for November, 2006

Public Good lecture series ties humanities with civic engagement

As David Cooper describes it, civic engagement and the humanities have a kismet relationship — like the plot of a romantic comedy, where two otherwise successful adults are missing something vital. “Civic engagement needs the humanities and the humanities need civic engagement,” he says. “We just have to get them […]

Visiting scholar battles Nepalese health disaster

Women’s College Visiting Scholar Linda Smith, founder of Filters for Families, is leading a crusade to provide rural villages in Nepal with simple filters designed to reduce the amount of arsenic in drinking water. In the late 1990s, arsenic was discovered in Nepal’s groundwater. The World Health Organization classifies this as […]

Station will house retail space

A little coffee with your morning commute? Maybe a bagel or bun while you wait for the train?  That is RTD’s vision for use of about 10,000 square feet of retail space on the south side of the new parking garage at the University of Denver Station.  The decision on […]

DU weighing light-rail shuttle service

A new shuttle service that would take light-rail riders from the University of Denver Station to distant parts of the campus and back again is on the drawing board. Demand will be the key.  “If cost were not important and we had all the money we needed, then you could […]

Light rail parking 101: Final exam

Question No. 1: Spaces in the sparkling new, 540- car RTD parking garage adjacent to the University of Denver light-rail station are intended for: a. Students, faculty and staff at DU b. Hockey fans at the Ritchie Center c. Overnight guests at the Centennial Towers dorms d. Parents attending Commencement […]

Light rail station opens Nov. 17

Light rail station opens Nov. 17

It’s coming out of the box early, in about two weeks, and has nothing to assemble, nothing to plug in. It won’t be wrapped in holiday paper or tied with a fancy bow. And it’ll be no surprise who it’s from and how much it costs. And when the first […]

Upon arrival: light-rail fast facts

What: The southeast light-rail extension opens Nov. 17 with four new lines (E, F, G and H) and 13 new stations from Broadway to Lincoln Avenue.  Where: The University of Denver Station is north of Buchtel Boulevard at High Street.  What’s happening and when: An event celebrating the opening of […]

DU women’s soccer team captures NCAA College Cup

The Pioneers women’s soccer team made history on Friday when it defeated Kentucky 2-0 in its first NCAA Women’s College Cup win. It was DU’s sixth straight shutout and 15th consecutive win. “It’s an unbelievable feeling,” says junior midfielder Jenna Billingsley. “It’s great to continue DU’s soccer tradition.” The Pioneers […]

DU student Michelle Kwan appointed to new diplomatic post

Figure-skating champion and new University of Denver student Michelle Kwan has become the first American Public Diplomacy Envoy. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (BA ’74, PhD ’81) made the announcement Nov. 9 at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. Rice tapped Kwan to help promote understanding of America […]

Campus to close, employees off for extra days in December

A significant morale boost and $20,000 in potential energy savings were enough to persuade University of Denver trustees to essentially close campus for two extra days this December.  Beginning this year fully benefited employees will get two more paid, floating holidays added to the three days already on the books […]

Motivated by his students, Corrada is finding his place

Law Professor Roberto Corrada says he’s gone from “happy, to happier, to even happier still” in his career. But he had to give up a couple of dreams before discovering his passion. When he was 7 years old, Corrada wanted to be an astronaut, but poor eyesight got in the […]

Merit increase approved for eligible DU faculty and staff

Trustees have approved a 3.6 percent salary merit-increase pool for eligible faculty and staff for 2007.  Of that pool, 3 percent will be for merit-based raises at the department level, and 0.6 percent is reserved for executive level raises for employees who demonstrate “truly extraordinary contributions” to the University’s mission, […]

Diversity numbers up, but hard work remains

DU’s portrait includes more faces of color than ever before.  Of 1,142 first-year, first-time students enrolled this fall, 17.8 percent are students of color — up from 13.2 percent last year. Of 92 new faculty members, 17.4 percent are people of color.  “Diversity is one of our most important objectives […]

Bulgarian scholar discovers strength at Women’s College

Violina Mitovska, 20, was destined for higher education — her first word was “book” and her favorite make-believe character was a university student. Those childhood dreams are coming true with the help of the 2006 Vision Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship to DU’s Women’s College sponsored jointly by the college and the […]

New policy means Denver voters can cast ballots in any of 50 centers

To cast a vote in this year’s general election, Denver County voters can go to any one of 50 voting centers throughout the city on Election Day, Nov. 7. Voters are no longer required to vote at specific locations.  The closest voting center to DU is the Denver Police Department  […]