Archive for May, 2007

Student peddles beads to send African girls to school

Student peddles beads to send African girls to school

Thirty African girls were able to attend high school this year thanks largely to the efforts of one person: DU’s April Guy, who helped provide scholarships for the girls by selling bead necklaces they had made. Guy had decided to go to Africa for an internship after learning about a […]

Spring commencement ceremonies to feature streaming video

The University of Denver’s spring Commencement ceremonies will include live Web coverage, including real-time streaming video, for the first time this year. As in the past, there will be three Commencement ceremonies: law, graduate and undergraduate. “It’s like a long snake of data from the camera to the user’s Web […]

Neighborhood group softens opposition to high-rise development

Having lost a key battle to defeat plans for a high-rise apartment at the University of Denver light-rail station, a neighborhood group has vowed to continue, but soften, its opposition even as plans for the project move ahead. Board members of the West University Community Association (WUCA), which represents homeowners […]

Film tour stops at DU to show entertaining side of environmentalism

Throughout spring quarter, University of Denver students have galvanized around the issue of environmental sustainability. In April, students demonstrated the amount of recyclables thrown away in one day, offered free bike tune-ups and educated the community about conservation. These projects were part of a larger effort to launch a long-term […]

Bridges lecture series closes year with message of peace

Citizens of every culture and religion must act locally to support the paradigm shift necessary to mitigate global conflict, according to Marc Gopin, author of Holy War, Holy Peace. Gopin, director of George Mason University’s Center on Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution, discussed his book at the final Bridges to the […]

DU hosts explosives class for law enforcement

DU hosts explosives class for law enforcement

This week, DU’s Denver Research Institute hosted more than 30 police and firefighters from across the country in a federal pilot program about the dangers of improvised explosive devices. The event was held at DU’s forensics explosives range. These homemade bombs — often crafted from chemicals available at grocery stores and […]

University of Denver to offer employees three new benefits

The annual employee benefit fair took place May 9 in the Ritchie Center’s main concourse. Among the options this year are three new benefits designed to give employees greater peace of mind. Identity theft assistance will provide credit monitoring and help employees report fraudulent activity on their credit cards to […]

Newman Center season tickets are on sale now

The Newman Center for the Performing Arts has begun selling subscriptions for its 2007–08 season. The center’s fifth season will feature more dance companies and fewer traditional theatrical offerings while continuing to serve up an eclectic mix of modern and classic productions. Newman Center Presents will feature 14 performances of […]

District 7 holds runoff election

The race to represent District 7 on Denver City Council had four candidates in April and two in May. On June 5, there will be only one. Either Chris Nevitt or Shelly Watters — the top two vote-getters in the May 1 election — will be declared the winner of […]

DU is on right track for diversity

The University of Denver Diversity Summit has grown into one of the largest and most important annual events on campus, according to Chancellor Robert Coombe. “Diversity is a prerequisite to excellence,” Coombe told several hundred participants at the morning kickoff to the all-day summit May 4. “There can be no […]

Neighbor urges city to change zoning for garage apartments

Bob Sperling’s back yard is a tangle of grass, a mop of trees and a plain-vanilla one-car garage on the alley behind his 114-year-old Victorian home just a mile from campus in the Platt Park neighborhood. But what Sperling sees there is not a beckoning spring improvement project, but a […]

DU invention helps prevent falling

DU invention helps prevent falling

Ian Welch never planned to get into biomechanics, and he certainly never expected to go into business. It’s funny how things work out. With Associate Professor Corinne Lengsfeld and Dean Rahmat Shoureshi of DU’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, the grad student helped develop a new product, and DU […]

Summer camp allows kids to major, minor in sports

Kids yearning to be the next University of Denver student athlete will have the opportunity to practice like one this summer. The Pioneer Athletic Super Summer Camp (PASS) at DU allows campers, ages 6 to 12, to practice on the same fields and courts as DU student athletes, skate on […]

Tennis star hands in season of 18 singles wins, 1 blistering loss

The only opponent the University’s best male tennis player hasn’t been able to top in 19 matches this season is a foe called “bad luck.” DU’s Adam Holmstrom has beaten the 13th ranked college player in the nation, Pepperdine’s Andre Begemann, and he’s humbled the former 12th-ranked player, Bojan Szumanski […]

Graduate School of Social Work names new dean

James Williams has been named the new dean of the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW). He starts his new job on June 15. “DU’s Graduate School of Social Work is poised to make great strides in social work during the next decade,” says Provost Gregg Kvistad. “GSSW […]