Archive for January, 2007

Advocacy group offers support for sexual assault victims

A new resource offers emotional support and referral information for victims of sexual assault in the University of Denver community.  Trained advocates help survivors, families and friends cope with the physical and psychological aftermath of a sexual assault through the Sexual Assault Survivor Advocate (SASA) Network, which was launched Jan. […]

Music and theatre departments come together for Cabaret

When Cabaret opens Thursday at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts it will mark the first collaboration between DU’s Department of Theatre and Lamont School of Music. The 1966 musical portrays a romance between a British cabaret singer and an American writer in 1930s Berlin, where residents of the city […]

Blacks in Congress focused on ‘closing gaps’

The Democratic takeover of the U.S. Congress this month ushers in a “golden era” for African-American political power, experts say. Peter Groff tracked the progress of 138 African-American campaigns on his Web site, For the first time, blacks chair 23 House committees and subcommittees, including the influential Ways and Means […]

New reading program embarks with ‘Triangle’

A version of the popular reading program, One Book, One Denver, is now at DU. Penrose Library and the Marsico Book Club designed the annual Marsico Book Club Author Lecture Series for DU students, staff and faculty members. Participants will read the same book, participate in discussion groups and attend […]

DU braces for another winter storm

With much of campus still blanketed with snow from two late December snowstorms and another 3–8 inches predicted to fall through Monday, DU is working double-time to remove snow and ice left by the earlier storms. DU has obtained permission to plow some city streets around campus, and 28 employees […]

Nevil Shed visits University as part of King week activities

Nevil Shed, whose college basketball career became a symbol in the struggle for civil rights and an inspiration for a 2006 feature film Glory Road, showed up at DU on Jan. 8 with his arm in a sling and his heart in his words. The 6-foot 8-inch Shed, whose experience winning […]

A play a day keeps the boredom away

When playwright Suzan-Lori Parks sat down to work on her next play on Nov. 13, 2002, she didn’t know it was the start of a yearlong writing journey. She finished the play that day. A play in one day — it’s been done.  But what she started the next day, […]

Women profs still earn less at DU and other colleges and universities

Women continue to trail men in pay and rank at U.S. universities, including the University of Denver, according to a recently released study by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The report shows that nationally, women across the faculty ranks make, on average, 80.7 percent of what men make and […]

Week-long programming to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.

The University of Denver’s students, staff and faculty will have the opportunity to participate in several events scheduled through Jan. 15 to honor the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.  The University will commemorate the civil rights movement and King’s life through “History, Education, Action: Care-ing the Dream,” […]

Student entrepreneurs launch grocery delivery service for dorm residents

The way five DU sophomores see it, students can’t quench the thirst for knowledge without first easing the hunger for snacks. So the young entrepreneurs launched a new grocery and snack delivery service that they hope will fatten their wallets by filling refrigerators. It’s a franchise called at the University […]

Exhibit explores the waning culture of neighborhood beauty parlors

Sarah Gjertson sees beauty in the wrinkled faces and strength in the gnarled hands of the patrons of the Sixth Avenue Beauty Salon in Denver. Gjertson, director of the Core Art & Media Program in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Denver, spent six months […]

Shovels primed for a residence hall that will ‘make people smile’

Nagel Hall, DU’s newest residence hall, took a key step forward last month with the selection of Gerald H. Phipps Inc. as general contractor for the nearly $40 million building. Groundbreaking and the start of construction are expected this month, with completion slated for June 2008. “It’s extraordinarily well-designed,” says […]

Deaf educator is good communicator

Bill Johnson (BA mathematics ’64) was always interested in learning. He spent three hours every day being tutored by two aunts, both teachers, practicing school subjects and learning activities like cooking and gardening. He spent summers traveling the country, soaking up history about the parks and monuments he visited. But […]

What makes a building ‘green’?

What is “green”: A new or renovated building is environmentally responsible, or “green”, if it achieves distinction under a program known as LEED. An acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED is a system created by the U.S. Green Building Council, a group of 6,300 corporations, governmental agencies […]

Fisher Center replaces waitlist with lottery pool

DU’s Fisher Early Learning Center is changing the way it admits students. The dreaded waitlist that often bulged to 400 names has been replaced with a lottery system that aims to level the playing field for families not currently enrolled. Only those families already on the 2006 Fisher waitlist will have […]