Archive for April, 2007

Biology professor to celebrate spring with dawn dance

Associate Professor Dennis Barrett will move away from his scientific roots May 1, as he participates in a May Day dance to awaken the earth and celebrate the coming of spring. Barrett, a developmental biologist, has been a member of the Boulder-based Maroon Bells Morris Dancers since 1984, which since […]

López finishes 15th and 16th at NCAA championships

Sophomore psychology major Jessica López became the first gymnast in DU history to be a three-time All-American on April 26, finishing in the top-8 on uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. López competed in the NCAA National Championship finals on April 28, finishing 15th on balance beam with a […]

Lapchick stands for unpopular causes

Epiphanies of injustice shaped the racial conscience of University of Denver alumnus Richard Lapchick, molding him into a champion for equality in sports and society. DU recognized Lapchick’s lifelong commitment March 9 by awarding him the 2007 Founders Day Professional Achievement Award. Lapchick’s first realization of racism dawned in 1950, […]

DU clinic offers affordable mental health care

A mental health clinic in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology offers low-cost services to DU and the Denver community and at the same time gives graduate students valuable experience in counseling clients. For more than 30 years, the Professional Psychology Center has paired doctoral level graduate students who treat clients with […]

Von Stroh learned stewardship from farm life

Gordon Von Stroh, professor of management and director of the Daniels College of Business customized MBA program, grew up on a 320-acre farm that his great-grandfather purchased in 1881 in rural Missouri. That farm is now in his uncle’s care, but will pass to Von Stroh, who plans to care […]

Pioneers men’s basketball coaching staff now complete

Mike McKee, Jon Jordan, A.J. Kuhle and John Fitzgerald have been named to the Pioneers men’s basketball staff, head coach Joe Scott announced today. McKee and Jordan were on Scott’s staff and Kuhle played for Scott at Air Force when the Falcons won the Mountain West Conference title in 2004. […]

Developer scrambling to fill apartments near campus

University Lofts, a six-story, “premier student living” rental apartment building going up across from campus at the northeast corner of Evans Avenue and University Boulevard, has been through some tough sledding since breaking ground last year. The project — which is not affiliated with DU — has been scrambling to […]

Skaters take to the ice in annual show

“Headlines on Ice” will feature some of the country’s best ice-skating talent May 4–6 at DU’s Magness Arena. The show’s theme relates to newspapers and their sections: business, entertainment, travel, style and sports.  Toni Rogers, DU figure skating manager and ice show director, says the event will showcase more than […]

Students win hospital redevelopment plan contest

University of Denver students capped off months of work with their second straight Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge victory on April 26. They impressed a panel of judges with an all-encompassing plan for redeveloping the former Denver home of University Hospital. The facility, formally known as the University of Colorado […]

Estlow Center names New Orleans editor Anvil of Freedom winner

In an April 24 address at DU, New Orleans native and Times-Picayune editor Jim Amoss described Hurricane Katrina as “a disaster caused less by natures force than by the government’s incompetence.” Amoss spoke at the Democracy in the Eye of the Storm event, where he received the Anvil of Freedom Award. […]

Meyer creates DU team for March of Dimes walk-a-thon

When Brooke Meyer was born she weighed 2 pounds, 7 ounces and was just 16 inches long — 10 weeks premature. Today, she’s a 5-feet, 4-inch member of the Pioneers women’s basketball team. Even though she’s far from the biggest player on the court, she’s one of the highest scorers […]

Graduate School of Professional Psychology celebrates 30th anniversary

Three decades ago, three professors in the University of Denver’s psychology department founded the Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) to focus on preparing students for clinical practice. Launched in 1976, it was the third program of its kind in the country. GSPP will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Saturday, […]

Volunteers turn out in droves for Project Homeless Connect

Project Homeless Connect (PHC) turned DU’s Gates Field House into a one-stop shop for resources for the homeless on April 20. Some 525 homeless people showed up to get help with services that included health care, housing, job searches and on-site interviews, haircuts, food stamps and access to other benefits. […]

DU commemorates Earth Day

The University of Denver Environmental Team will host a variety of earth-friendly events to commemorate Earth Day. Events will take place April 24–26.  Do it locally on April 24 will provide opportunities for local environmental actions. A table will be set up for writing to Colorado elected officials regarding environmental […]

Gymnastics team to compete in nationals

For the first time since 2001, the University of Denver gymnastics team earned an automatic berth to the NCAA National Championships with its second place finish at the NCAA North Central Regional Championships on April 14 in front of 3,876 fans in Magness Arena. The Pioneers will compete in the […]