Archive for March, 2007

DU law school ranked in top 100

For the sixth straight year, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law is ranked among the top 100 law schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The publication’s annual ranking of America’s Best Graduate Schools,” released this week, lists the Sturm College of Law among the nation’s […]

City Council approves Asbury Court development for DU neighborhood

A 20-unit housing development that neighborhood groups have wrangled over for more than two years won final city approval March 27 despite opponents’ eleventh-hour bid to throttle the plan. The unanimous approval by Denver City Council gives developer and printing magnate Barry Hirschfeld (MBA ’66) and son Hayden Hirschfeld the […]

Students examine Woodstock West and 1968 revolts at DU

Students examine Woodstock West and 1968 revolts at DU

The history of America during the late-1960s and early-1970s generally concentrates on the coasts, particularly when discussing student protests of the era. But in their theses, senior history majors Eileen Green and Ben Allman are examining the form student radicalism took at DU. Green calls 1968 “a watershed year in […]

DU’s Off-Road Club turns routine recreation in to real-life rescue

“It’s a Jeep thing,” quips University of Denver junior Peter Belsky. “(Helping people) is just something you do.” When the Dec. 28 blizzard hit Colorado, the Denver Office of Emergency Management called on Belsky to take his specially equipped Jeep Sahara out into the storm and drive a family-crisis worker […]

DU delivers on promise to invest in public good

DU revised its vision statement in 2001 to: “The University of Denver will be a great private university dedicated to the public good.”  Eric Fretz, Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) director at DU says it’s more than just words. Fretz says it’s about the school marshalling its intellectual […]

Professor’s stand for academic integrity pays off

Linda Bensel-Meyers, associate professor of English, faced criticism and harassment at her last job. Before she joined the DU faculty in 2003, she was at the University of Tennessee for 14 years, where she exposed academic fraud and favoritism in UT football players’ competitive eligibility.  Bensel-Meyers has not only left […]

DU names Joe Scott men’s basketball coach

Joe Scott has been named head men’s basketball coach at the University of Denver, Athletic Director Peg Bradley-Doppes announced today. Scott will assume his responsibilities at DU immediately. Scott returns to Colorado after serving the last three seasons as head coach at Princeton, where he led the Tigers to a […]

SEA Semester illustrates human impacts

Philosophy and religion have reputations for being deep subjects. But they’re not nearly as deep as the SEA Semester program. Deep as in the ocean kind of deep. The semester-long study-abroad program lets students get their feet wet in piloting, celestial navigation, practical seamanship, oceanographic sampling techniques and marine lab procedures […]

Child care task force recommendations approved

Chancellor Robert Coombe has approved several recommendations made by DU’s child care task force, which has been looking into issues faculty, staff and students may face when looking for daycare providers and answers to other family related challenges. The 18-member committee launched, which serves as a resource to parents. In […]

Publishing Institute is accepting applicants

The University of Denver’s Publishing Institute is accepting applications through March 23 for its month-long intensive program, July 8–Aug. 3.  Led by Director Elizabeth Geiser and Director of Operations Jill Smith, the Publishing Institute provides students with a background in every aspect of publishing. Students learn about a variety of publishing […]

How it all got started

In 1907, Abraham Bernard Hirschfeld founded A.B. Hirschfeld Printing with a $39 hand press in a storefront on 17th Street in Denver. He and his tubercular father, Issac, had come to Colorado several years earlier from Cincinnati so Issac could get treatment at National Jewish Hospital, then called National Jewish […]

Hirschfelds maintain high standards in real estate development

Barry Hirschfeld — philanthropist, social activist and chairman of one of the largest printing companies in the West — isn’t used to being out of the spotlight. A Wednesday afternoon in January found Hirschfeld standing on the dais at the Denver Planning Board, fumbling with a rickety easel that held […]

Psychology grant will fund marriage study

Psychology professors Martha Wadsworth and Howard Markman have been awarded a $1.8 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct eight-week marriage workshops for low-income families and then study the short- and long-term results. “We want to determine if strengthening couples’ relationships will have a positive, […]

Volunteer uses humor to motivate others

Sandra “Sandee” Walling (MSW ’65) says that her ability to volunteer for so many organizations is a skill she learned as a single mother. “I could cook, talk on the phone and help my kids with homework,” says Walling, whose sons are now 35 and 36. One skill she says […]

World-sized classroom takes students to Middle East

Samantha Sussman may have learned the most significant lesson of her life last year when she spent time studying in Israel.  “Living in Israel you recognize what’s really important in life and not to sweat the small stuff,” says Sussman, a senior international studies major from Philadelphia who spent the […]