Archive for February, 2007

Cars are the key to high-rise proposal

Under existing R-3 zoning, any developer would have to provide a fixed number of parking spaces for each unit in a building. Currently the building envisioned for the RTD property at the University station would have about 210 units on 12 floors. Under RMU-30 zoning, however, the parking requirement could […]

High-rise proposal near light-rail station making track

Plans to erect a 12-story residence just west of the light-rail platform at the University of Denver Station have until early February been promoted as rental housing for graduate students. But now it appears the high-rise might just as easily become senior housing that would actually exclude traditional students. Despite […]

Play takes audiences behind headlines in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver will host the award-winning From Tel Aviv to Ramallah: A Beat Box Journey at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts March 8 at 7:30 p.m. The performance is a collaboration between Yuri Lane, a Jewish “human beatbox,” Rachel Havrelock, the religion scholar […]

Former Trustee Phil Hogue dies

Longtime DU Trustee Phil Hogue died Feb. 20 after battling leukemia. He was 71. Hogue had a long career in banking and later worked for Bill Daniels at Daniels & Associates. In 1998, he came out of retirement to assist Daniels in developing the Daniels Fund, which is now the […]

Conference to explore whether gender violence is a hate crime

Last fall, school shootings in Bailey, Colo., and Nickel Mines, Pa., took the lives of six young women. Those crimes and the debate about whether they should be recognized as hate crimes sparked the idea for “Sex Politics & Gender Violence,” a conference at DU’s Sturm College of Law Feb. […]

Grocery Bingo aims to increase student involvement

If you like bingo and food, take note. A special event dubbed Grocery Bingo will take place Feb. 27, 8–10 p.m. in Johnson-McFarlane residence hall. Those who win at bingo win groceries. Prizes include pretzels, chips and salsa, pop tarts, school supplies, sick kits and laundry detergent. Megan Petterson, a […]

Extravaganza showcases African culture

The Fourth Annual African Extravaganza will offer a taste of African culture with traditional dance, drumming, food and dress. The free event, which is open to the public, will take place Feb. 23 from 6–9 p.m. in the Driscoll Center’s North Ballroom. Entertainment will include master drummers Adjei Abankwah and […]

Fisher Center selects lottery winners

The clock is ticking for families whose names were called in the first-ever lottery drawing at the Fisher Early Learning Center on Feb. 15. They have until Feb. 25 to decide whether they want to enroll their children. The center recently eliminated a waitlist that had grown to 594 names […]

University joins city in homelessness initiative

When Mayor John Hickenlooper in 2005 initiated his 10-year plan to end citywide homelessness, Denver joined more than 230 U.S. cities with similar initiatives. Now, after the October 2006 Provost’s Conference focused on developing strategic partnerships with the city, DU will host and help staff the city’s fourth Project Homeless […]

Salvadoran lecturer takes students to homeland

Zulema Lopez grew up in El Salvador and studied political science in the 1970s. That fact alone is enough to let political science scholars know that she has seen more than her share of brutality. Today, Lopez is a lecturer in the University of Denver’s Department of Languages and Literatures […]

Curator Jacobs is digging, discovering plenty of art gems on campus

Curator Jacobs is digging, discovering plenty of art gems on campus

For DU art curator Dan Jacobs, working with DU’s extensive art collection is a bit like rummaging through Grandma’s attic. He’s discovered thousands of unique pieces tucked away throughout campus, from English engravings to an uncast sculpture relief.  Jacobs, director of the Myhren Gallery is working to catalogue, preserve and coordinate […]

College of Education wages new battle for literacy

Video tutorials beamed to child care workers’ iPods is one of the newest weapons in the College of Education’s invigorated war to promote words.  The source of the Podcasts is the soon-to-be-formed Institute for Early Learning and Literacy, which will produce 10-minute iPod segments on how to encourage and extend […]

U.S. Assistant Secretary for African Affairs addresses peace in Africa

Jendayi Frazer spoke about the challenges for peace in Africa, noting that Liberia is a success story. The lecture was part of the Bridges to the Future series. PHOTO BY: Jeff Haessler.[/caption] For the U.S., the key to mitigating conflict in Africa is “transformational diplomacy,” said Jendayi Frazer, assistant secretary […]

Computer program could revolutionize forensic investigations

Computer program could revolutionize forensic investigations

One might not expect a 6-foot, 4-inch, 220-pound rugby player to spend hours in a lab developing cutting-edge genetic detection techniques. But senior molecular biology major and self-described computer geek Colin Erdman is no ordinary jock. Erdman has developed a computer program that could revolutionize forensic investigation. His program, which […]

DU senior receives USA Today national recognition

Will Carspecken, a senior biochemistry and molecular biology major, was named a member of the USA Today 2007 All-USA College Academic Second Team, the paper reported Feb. 15. He is the fifth DU student in the last six years to be named to one of the newspaper’ s All-USA college academic […]