Archive for March, 2007

Classical meets pop in Gates Concert Hall world premiere

Talk about your strange bedfellows — classical and pop music together. But as strange as it may sound, the two are set to debut together on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Newman Center’s Gates Concert Hall. The performance is a Newman Center Presents event: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra with renowned […]

DU student is ‘Voice of Coors Field’ contender

Conor McGahey is one of three finalists in the running to become the next “Voice of Coors Field” — public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies. McGahey, a senior journalism studies major, calls hockey games over the loudspeaker at DU’s Magness Arena and announces the Pioneers men’s lacrosse games. “The […]

Olympic medalist Shannon Miller to attend gymnastics meet on March 16

Olympic medalist Shannon Miller to attend gymnastics meet on March 16

Olympic medalist Shannon Miller will be DU’s guest of honor at the Pioneers’ gymnastics meet versus Brigham Young University and the University of California, Berkeley on March 16, 7 p.m. in Magness Arena. Miller has earned seven Olympic and nine World Championship medals — more than any other American gymnast. […]

Cord-blood transplant saves Gannon’s life

A little more than a year ago, Sheila Gannon was about to lose her battle with leukemia. Doctors said she had only a 5-percent chance of survival. Today, Gannon — former director of Partners in Scholarship at DU — is cancer free thanks to a double umbilical-cord-blood transplant, the first […]

Daniels College of Business names new HRTM director

David Corsun will become the new director of the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) at DU’s Daniels College of Business on July 1, 2007. Corsun will be responsible for the successful operation of the school. His duties, among others, will include planning, staffing, budgeting, academic and event programming.  […]

Students opt for a different kind of spring break

While most college spring breaks bring waves of ocean water, drinking and unadulterated hedonism, some University of Denver students are opting for breaks that yield ripples of change and hope throughout communities. Case in point: Sophomore psychology major Manuel Del Real will spend his spring break March 17–25 in a […]

Penrose books rekindling life at war-torn University of Liberia

At a time when some American libraries are wrestling with a digital future that may no longer involve books, there are still places in the world starving for any volume they can get. The University of Liberia is one of them. And a determined group at Penrose Library and the […]

DU takes second place at NCAA ski championships

Sophomore Adam Cole won his second individual title of the 2007 NCAA National Championships with a victory in the slalom March 10, helping the Pioneers to a second place finish. Dartmouth held on to win its third national team title with 698 points, becoming the first Eastern team to win since […]

‘Quit’ not in Lowery’s vocabulary

Tyesha Lowery remembers an important lesson from her mom. “She taught me to never quit at anything I do,” Lowery says. And ever since her high school basketball days in Arlington, Texas, she has clearly relied on that lesson. Lowery, a sixth-year senior who earned her BSBA in statistics last […]

Global Governance center to foster cooperation

The Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) launched the Center for 21st Century Global Governance Feb. 22. The new center will undertake research on ways countries can more effectively cooperate to address the challenges facing the world in areas of security, development, democracy and human rights. With research partners abroad, GSIS […]

Four candidates vie for District 7 council seat

The race to replace Kathleen MacKenzie for the District 7 seat on the Denver City Council has emerged as a four-person contest that is likely to heat up considerably before ballots are counted on May 1. March 7 was the last day for candidates to qualify for the ballot by […]

Cole wins National Championship title in giant slalom

Sophomore Adam Cole captured DU’s first national title in the giant slalom since 1994 on March 8 and the second individual title of the NCAA Championships, beating Dartmouth’s Evan Weiss by 0.24 seconds.  On March 7, junior Rene Reisshauer won the individual national championship in the men’s 10K freestyle. The Pioneers […]

DU to host international wine festival

As many as 4,000 wine and food lovers may flock to the University of Denver this November for the third annual Denver International Wine Festival. The event will blend a wine tasting of more than 400 imported and domestic wines with an Iron Chef-style wine and food paring contest and […]

Voltaire Society rolls out welcome mat

You might think an honor’s club named after the cantankerous and highly intelligent French philosopher Voltaire might be, well, uh, a little stuffy.  Not true, according to one of its own. “Our society is not exclusive in any way,” says Laura Johnson (BA ’06), a literature studies master’s candidate and […]

Tuition increase to enhance ‘educational experience’

DU’s Board of Trustees in January approved a 6.075-percent tuition increase for the 2007–08 academic year, bringing the cost of a DU education to $31,428 for full-time undergraduates and most graduate students. Room and board costs also are increasing, as are some student fees. The tuition and fee increases help […]