Archive for May, 2007

Class of 1947 to join Commencement procession

Class of 1947 to join Commencement procession

Check out these new bits from the University of Denver in 1947:  – DU posts 16-4 record and earns berth in NCAA baseball tournament; Pioneers fall to eventual national champion California.  – Football team defeats Colorado 26-20 before 28,063 at DU Stadium in final meeting between the two teams. As […]

Former DU roommates turned entrepreneurs enjoying success

It seems unlikely that Craig Harrison (BSBA ’03) and Ryan Boykin (BA ’02) would become business partners considering their complaints about each other as roommates at the University of Denver. “Ryan has this over-the-top progressive lifestyle. Who really eats tofu and bean sprouts anyway?” Harrison says.  Boykin shoots back, “Craig […]

Thesis explores cultural identity at WWII Japanese internment camp

Thesis explores cultural identity at WWII Japanese internment camp

To Stephanie Skiles, shards of porcelain scattered in the southern Colorado soil tell a story — one of ethnic heritage, identity and cultural revitalization. The anthropology master’s degree candidate has spent the last two years studying the expression of cultural identity in the historic archaeology of Camp Amache, a World […]

International student finds something good in every new culture

Eszter Vakarcs is an international student who just completed her first year at the University of Denver. But before you imagine a young woman struggling with a new culture, staring blankly at a teacher speaking English, desperately attempting to participate in college life, consider this: Vakarcs has lived on four […]

Fulbright Scholar loves history in all its forms

German-language newsreels about expelled Germans probably wouldn’t make it into most people’s movie watch list, but for history buff Derek Holmgren, they’re just the ticket. For his senior thesis, Holmgren, who will graduate in June with a BA in history and minors in German and political science, has been analyzing […]

New social work course tackles bias and prejudice

Social work Assistant Professor Eugene Walls expects more than a few tears in his newest class. And Walls says that’s OK. In his spring-quarter course Disrupting Privilege Through Anti-Oppressive Practice, Walls challenges students at DU’s Graduate School of Social Work to confront personal biases and prejudices and recognize and address those […]

DU’s historic observatory serves as eye to the sky

DU’s historic observatory serves as eye to the sky

The University of Denver’s historic Chamberlin Observatory is the proverbial peephole to stars that’s been giving humans a visual outlet for their cosmological curiosity since 1894. “The observatory is many things: an architectural marvel unique in Denver, the center of the University Park community and it codifies the past, present and […]

Thousands cheer as hundreds graduate from Sturm College of Law

Thousands cheer as hundreds graduate from Sturm College of Law

Calling law one of the world’s noblest professions, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers congratulated more than 300 Sturm College of Law graduates on May 19 as they prepared to join the ranks of the legal community. Suthers accepted an honorary doctor of laws degree from DU’s law school and told graduates […]

Scott signs Colorado prep leader in rebounds

The University of Denver men’s basketball team signed Rob Lewis from Evangelical Christian High School in Colorado Springs to a National Letter of Intent, head coach Joe Scott announced on May 17. Lewis is the first DU recruit signed by Scott, who was announced as head coach on March 21. […]

University of Denver hosts high school graduations

This month, the University of Denver will play a part in one of the most anticipated moments in the lives of thousands of area youth. Because Magness Arena can accommodate large numbers of youth and their families, it will host high school graduation ceremonies for Cherry Creek and Aurora Public […]

Pioneers women’s golf team earns its first NCAA Championships berth

The University of Denver women’s golf team made program history on May 12, finishing in fourth place at the NCAA West Regional and earning the program’s first entrance in the NCAA National Championships May 22–25 in Daytona Beach, Fla.  Senior Emily Hoeper shot 69, sophomore Dawn Shockley shot 71, freshman […]

Cycling team goes to nationals for second year in a row

The University of Denver club cycling team placed 13th in Division II in the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships. The competition was held May 11–13 in Lawrence, Kansas. On May 11, the men’s team took third place out of 19 teams in the time trial. Steve Forbes, Taylor Shelden, Eric […]

FBI and justice department recognize student’s courage

For most people, it would be enough to successfully recover from the physical wounds, violent trauma and loss of a spouse caused by a deadly ambush in a foreign country. But MA candidate Pasty Spier also had to make sure it would never happen again by bringing the killers to […]

DU research may lead to happier children

Not many kids know Brian Wolff (MA ’05) but what he’s doing as a fourth-year PhD candidate in DU’s clinical psychology program may help prevent depression and anxiety later in their lives. Wolff has spent much of his adult life learning how stress affects children living in poverty. In his master’s […]

Job outlook rosy for ’07 grads

Parents of this year’s University of Denver graduates can breathe a sigh of relief: The job market for their sons and daughters is continuing to improve. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Job Outlook 2007 Fall Preview survey found that the nation’s employers are planning to hire 17.4 […]