Archive for April, 2007

Historic mural hidden in Margery Reed Hall

Historic mural hidden in Margery Reed Hall

Up behind the 16-foot-high proscenium arch in the Little Theatre in Margery Reed Hall, tucked amid lighting instruments and thick stage ropes, is a mysterious strip of painted plaster about 10 feet long and 2 feet high. The ribbon of rich yellow sharply contrasts the thick, dark paint shrouding the […]

DU reviewing security measures, exploring new technologies

University of Denver officials are reviewing existing security measures in the wake of the Virginia Tech tragedy, continually looking for new ways to incorporate technology and keep DU a safe place to learn. University Provost Gregg Kvistad stresses that campus safety never takes a back seat, with the school taking […]

Publishing Institute names new director

Joyce Meskis, owner of the Tattered Cover Book Store, will become the director of the University of Denver Publishing Institute in January 2008. She will succeed Elizabeth Geiser, who is retiring as the founding director of the program.  Founded in 1976, the Publishing Institute is an intensive four-week, graduate-level course devoted […]

Restoration an option for DU’s Thompson mural

Restoration an option for DU’s Thompson mural

An art restoration expert has concluded that a rediscovered mural painted in Margery Reed Hall in the 1930s by a famous Colorado artist and former University of Denver educator can be successfully restored. “I’m thrilled. I’m absolutely thrilled,” says Karen Newman, dean of the Daniels College of Business, which is […]

District 7 council candidates discuss neighborhood issues at forum

City Council District 7 candidates met April 17 for what was one of the last organized chances to distinguish themselves to voters. With less than two weeks to go and thousands of completed ballots already received by elections officials, candidates are finding that many voters’ minds are already made up […]

DeBoer property designated historic

DU is still deciding what to do with its recently rediscovered mural by pioneering Colorado painter John Edward Thompson, but the fates of Thompson’s former studio and the former office of famed planner S.R. DeBoer have been set. On March 12, Denver City Council voted 8-2 to preserve the Tudor-style […]

University of Denver responds to Virginia Tech shooting

The University of Denver has joined the rest of the country in support of the Virginia Tech community after today’s tragedy, while reaffirming DU’s commitment to campus security. Campus Safety Director Don Enloe says his department is adding patrols, keeping an eye out for anything unusual and reminding everyone that […]

DU student wins Truman Scholarship

Junior public policy and political science major Kelsey Yamasaki recently received the Truman Scholarship.  Established by Congress in 1975, the scholarship provides $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. He is one of 65 scholars chosen from more than 700 nominations and 233 finalists from across […]

‘Buddies’ give blind students a feel for DU hockey

To understand hockey from Robin Ennis’ point of view, try closing your eyes at a game. Slap shots sound like gunshots; checks on the boards seem like cars crashing; shouts at the referee are raw and intimidating. You can guess where the puck is, but not if it’s being passed […]

Voters can drop ballots for city election

Voters who prefer to deposit their city election ballots in a secure ballot box rather than mailing them can do so beginning April 23 at one of a dozen drop-off locations throughout Denver. The location closest to the University of Denver is the District 3 police station at 1625 S. […]

Statistics reflect safe campus, officials say

It’s the unusual that gets the most attention. And in the case of a recent on-campus carjacking and a robbery nearby, the attention is an example of how safe the University of Denver campus has been. Tyrone Mills, associate director of Campus Safety, says both statistics and anecdotal evidence shows […]

Students, faculty collaborate on Nacchio blog

Two University of Denver professors are attracting national media attention for their contributions to a blog chronicling the Joe Nacchio trial, which is now in deliberations. Sturm College of Law Professor Jay Brown and Kevin O’Brien, an associate professor of ethics in the Daniels College of Business, and their students have […]

District 7 City Council candidates face off

When Denver District 7 City Council candidates faced off April 10, one stark contrast quickly emerged: Candidate Chris Nevitt disclosed he has raised $45,000 so far, while opponent Dennis Smith said he didn’t believe in contributions and hadn’t collected a dime. The other two hopefuls in the race, Julie Connor […]

Neighborhood residents picket proposed high-rise development

As angry neighbors had promised, pickets appeared April 9 at the University of Denver light-rail station. The group of about eight was there to emphasize neighborhood opposition to plans for a 12-story high-rise on public land just west of the station platform. Holding signs that read, “No High-Rise Here” and […]

Panel tackles court reform at DU legal summit

Harry Woolf, an architect of English civil law reform and the retired Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, had a message for an assembled panel of legal experts at the University of Denver on April 10: Simplify. Woolf, who authored the “Woolf Report” on alternative dispute resolution in England, […]