Archive for January, 2007

New Senior Fellow Bill Owens looks forward to debating policies

Former Colorado Gov. Bill Owens became a senior fellow at the University of Denver last week, but that honor could just as easily have occurred at some other school. The two-term Republican governor said he had “other opportunities” to become a senior fellow when he left office earlier in January, […]

Alumna explores life through art

Alumna explores life through art

Julia Rymer embodies her belief that artists need to experiment with subject matter, techniques and influences beyond art itself.  Her first exhibition at CORE New Art Space, “Spectra,” Jan. 26–Feb. 11, features paintings and drawings that Rymer (BFA ’00) says are inspired by a variety of sources, including Greek myths, […]

Engineering professor sends robots to the rescue

Years from now, robots the size of soda cans will crawl through the rubble after a disaster to find trapped people.  The robots will search for survivors by sensing carbon dioxide and oxygen. They’ll measure the respiration, oxygenation, temperature and pulse of the people they find and then transmit that […]

Penrose movie collection offers thousands of titles

On cold nights, when going out seems like more trouble than fun, ads used to command, “Make it a Blockbuster night!” But at nearly $5 a movie, video rental stores have lost their luster for many film lovers who have traded stores for video subscriptions. Today’s movie-lovers wait by the […]

Every Thursday is movie night for DU community

The DU Programs Board (DUPB) hosts popular-release free films every Thursday at 8 p.m. in Sturm Hall’s Davis Auditorium. This quarter the following films, all released last year, will be screened. Feb. 1—Off the Grid Olympic skier turned NFL football player Jeremy Bloom serves as narrator as the world’s best […]

Grad students report on homelessness and unemployment

Students from the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) recently published the results of a case study of the St. Francis Center for the Homeless, a downtown Denver day shelter for the homeless. In collaboration with the Center On Rights Development, master’s degree candidates Tommaso Diegoli, Mariko Frame and Matthias Hildebrandt, along […]

DU students celebrate winter with annual carnival

University of Denver students are celebrating winter in the Rockies during Winter Carnival Jan. 28–Feb. 3. Sponsored by the DU Programs Board (DUPB), the 47th annual weeklong carnival combines on-campus activities with a mountain adventure in Breckenridge. Jan. 28— Polar Bear Run/Walk The carnival begins with a 5K Polar Bear […]

Volunteer welcomes minority students to DU

When Bayonne (Smith) Holmes began her college search in the mid 1950s, she hoped to leave Denver to attend a historically black college. Her mother had encouraged Holmes and her seven siblings to get an education, but Holmes couldn’t afford to leave Denver. So, Holmes attended DU like her mother, […]

Former Colorado Gov. Bill Owens joins DU’s Institute for Public Policy Studies

University of Denver Chancellor Robert Coombe announced Wednesday that former Colorado Gov. Bill Owens has been appointed a senior fellow in DU’s Institute for Public Policy Studies, where he will teach and write. (Watch the video announcement.) “Governor Owens’ long service to the state of Colorado has allowed him to gain […]

Graduate student researches conflict in refugee zones

Leah Berry’s research project took her a long way from home last fall — all the way to the United Republic of Tanzania, a country on Africa’s east coast. Berry, an international studies graduate student, was looking into environmental conflicts associated with refugee camps. For a dozen years, Tanzania has […]

Mail-only ballot revisits Denver’s election system

A special election is under way in Denver and the deadline for voting is Jan. 30. The election is by mail-only ballot. It asks voters if they wish to eliminate the Denver Election Commission and make the clerk and recorder an elected position responsible for conducting elections in Denver. To vote […]

Entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to Microsoft

More than 35 Denver-area entrepreneurs assembled at the Daniels College of Business Jan. 18 to enter the MicrosoftIdeaWins Ultimate Challenge and to get business advice from the pros. Prizes include $100,000, a year’s free rent at a Manhattan storefront and software tools.  Microsoft is searching the country for the most creative […]

Renowned percussionist Evelyn Glennie teaches master class at DU

Evelyn Glennie is perhaps the busiest musician in the world.  She gives more than 100 performances a year worldwide, stars in BBC television programs, designs jewelry, gives motivational talks, lobbies for more motorcycle parking — and still finds time to mentor the next generation of musicians.  Percussion students at the […]

College of Education receives $10 million gift toward $35 million campaign

The University of Denver’s fundraising campaign for the College of Education, slated to raise $35 million — $25 million for a new building and $10 million for the college’s endowment — has received a boon with a $10 million gift from philanthropists Carrie and John Morgridge. In addition to funding building […]

Fraternity brothers unite to build homes — their own

A rectangular sign on a fenced construction zone on Evans Avenue just south of the Ricketson Law Building doesn’t say much, but its presence says a lot. The sign tells passersby that the site is the future home of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. What it doesn’t point out is that […]