Archive for February, 2007

Jazz fundraiser slated for Feb. 21

Jazz and Jeans on 52nd Street, a fundraiser for DU’s Lamont School of Music, will be held Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. on the first floor of the Newman Center. The event will include music from the Climb, the Lamont Faculty Jazz combo in residence, the Lamont Jazz Ensemble, the Lamont […]

Graffiti inspires heart art exhibit

In honor of the season of love, the Women’s College will host a special Valentine’s exhibit of 26 oil pastel paintings at the Hirschfeld Galleries in the Chambers Center. “Cheaper Charlie’s” is a collection of paintings of hearts by Helen Davis (EdD ’61). Davis’ works were inspired by paintings found on […]

Descendant of WWII resistance fighter to give Holocaust lecture

Robert Bielsky, whose father and two uncles saved 1,200 Jews in Poland during World War II, will tell a little known story of resistance and survival at 4 p.m. on March 18 in DU’s Driscoll Ballroom. Bielsky is president of Manhattan Commercial Realty Corporation. He also serves as the president […]

DU encourages alternative transportation

The University of Denver is doing its part to reduce traffic congestion. Transportation Solutions, a nonprofit transportation management association, partners with DU to offer programs that encourage students, faculty and staff to find alternatives to driving to campus. DU’s Commute Club, which encourages its members to use alternative transportation at least […]

Artistic, entrepreneurial fifth-grader gives peace a chance

Artistic, entrepreneurial fifth-grader gives peace a chance

His friends call him “Bigfoot” because of his ability to boot a soccer ball, and at first glance, Alexander Khaldy appears to be an average 11-year-old. But his proudest accomplishments take place off the soccer field. Alexander employs his artistic talents to raise money for international human-rights campaigns.  A fifth-grader […]

DU students commemorate 50 years of On the Road

DU students commemorate 50 years of On the Road

When Jack Kerouac crisscrossed the U.S. with friends like Neal Cassady, Denver was a frequent and much anticipated stop. To mark the 50th anniversary of Kerouac’s On the Road, the work that defined the beat generation, the Denver Public Library is displaying the 120-foot scroll upon which — in what many […]

Attorney encourages colleagues to contribute knowledge

As the baby boom generation enters retirement, the impact on the U.S. legal profession will be dramatic: As many as 400,000 lawyers are expected to retire in the next 15 years. If attorney Karen Mathis has her way, many of them will pursue a “Second Season of Service,” during which […]

Legendary reporter Helen Thomas on tap at Cable Center

A reporter who has covered nine presidents, from J.F.K. to G.W. Bush, will appear via teleconference at the University of Denver’s Cable Center studio on Feb. 8.  Helen Thomas, who has spent 57 years as a White House correspondent and bureau chief for United Press International, will discuss the press and […]

DU moves up in Peace Corps’ ranking of top colleges

This year, the University of Denver moved up 10 spots to No. 9 on the top 25 list for small schools producing Peace Corps volunteers. Currently, 20 DU alumni serve as Peace Corps volunteers. In the second annual graduate school rankings, the University of Denver was ranked No. 3 with 18 […]

DU math department founder Herbert Greenberg dies

DU math department founder Herbert Greenberg dies

Mathematician and mathematics education pioneer Herbert Greenberg, a DU professor emeritus, died Jan. 1, 2007, in Peoria, Ill. He was 85. In the early 1960s, Greenberg created and chaired the mathematics department at the University of Denver. He stayed at DU for 30 years, during which he served as dean […]

Bomb threat a hoax, officials say

The University of Denver’s Sturm Hall reopened for classes at 11:10 a.m. today after being evacuated following a bomb threat. The threat was called in to the DU switchboard at 9:35 a.m. Campus Safety immediately evacuated everyone from Sturm Hall, which houses classrooms, arts, humanities and social sciences faculty offices […]

DU observes Black History Month

Throughout February, the University will present a series of events in recognition of Black History Month. Following the theme “Celebrating the Story of a Pioneering Culture,” the events will include lectures, musical activities and discussions, and are open to the University of Denver community. Black History Month is an offshoot […]

Fast leaves DU hockey for Western Hockey League

Sophomore defenseman T.J. Fast has left the University of Denver hockey team to play major-junior hockey. Fast, a business major from Calgary Alberta who played in 19 games for the Pioneers this season, will play in the Western Hockey League for the Tri-City Americans, a team based in Kennewick, Wash. […]

Just how bad is China’s environment?

China is hip deep in environmental problems.  News reports, eyewitness accounts and official Chinese sources provide a daily record of the downside of what The New York Times calls “the world’s fastest growing major economy.”  Seven of the 10 most air-polluted cities in the world are in China, acid rain falls […]

Can DU help save China’s environment?

Can DU help save China’s environment?

Building a golf course in China is illegal. Yet, a growing, monied class spawned by China’s superheated economy has become so desirous of the status and the luxury the sport bequeaths that illegal courses pop up despite the official ban.  Only two of the nation’s 350 courses are open to […]