Archive for June, 2007

DU students tutor teen immigrants

When South High School teacher Dennis Smith needed tutors, he called the University of Denver. Smith teaches at South’s Newcomer Center, a program that teaches English and other basic skills to immigrants from Africa and Mexico. He called DU’s Graduate School of International Studies in 2005 to see if students […]

DU student helps disconnect dots between crime and homelessness

When Denver enacted a new law against panhandling, Megan Gall decided to test it with new technology. Gall, a master’s candidate in Geographic Information Science (GIS) from Charleston, W.Va., became one of the first researchers in the U.S. to use computer-assisted mapping to evaluate the effectiveness of anti-panhandling laws. Working together […]

Technology helps soldier experience wife’s graduation

They were married on Thanksgiving. He shipped out to Iraq in February. But they were united in the virtual world as she walked across the stage of Magness Arena June 9 to receive her diploma from the University of Denver. “We knew when he deployed that we would be apart […]

DU students challenge the federal government

Long before passing the Bar exam, a team of recent University of Denver Sturm College of Law graduates gained experience arguing in a legal arena many attorneys never visit. In a cavernous federal courtroom, the freshly minted grads went toe-to-toe with the U.S. government the week of May 28. Under a […]

DU confers more than 1,300 graduate degrees this spring

The University of Denver awarded more than 1,300 degrees at its Spring Graduate Commencement exercises on June 8. Fifty-eight graduates earned doctoral degrees, and 1,254 students earned master’s degrees in diverse fields, including library and information science and social work management. Following a call to order by DU Trustee Leo Goto […]

Professor appointed to state ethics commission

DU Human Communication Studies Chair Roy Wood was recently named to Colorado’s new Independent Ethics Commission. He will take the post on July 1. The commission was created with the passage of Amendment 41 — now Article 29 of the Colorado constitution — last November. The article deals with standards […]

Professor builds understanding between U.S. and Azerbaijani Muslims

Liyakat Takim is on a mission to build bridges between the U.S. and Muslim countries. Takim, associate professor of Islamic studies, was recently tapped by the State Department to visit the Republic of Azerbaijan to share his thoughts on Muslim life in America.  “The State Department is interested in building […]

Shooting for gold: DU student is a 2008 Olympic hopeful

Even though DU junior Greg Patton is an expert marksman, some say his aim is a little high. Indeed. The accounting major is shooting for gold at the 2008 Olympics in China. “My goals include winning a gold medal in the 2008 or 2012 games and to be consistently ranked […]

DU reestablishes University chaplain position

Gary Brower will join the University of Denver this summer as the new University chaplain, bringing with him 17 years of experience as a campus minister at major universities. The University last had a chaplain in 1968 when Maurice Mitchell was Chancellor. By reestablishing the chaplain position, Patti Helton, associate […]

University to divest holdings in companies tied to Sudan

In response to a student-led initiative, on April 14 the University of Denver Board of Trustees approved a plan to divest its financial interests in foreign companies doing business with the government of Sudan. According to the Washington, D.C.-based Sudan Divestment Task Force (a project of the Genocide Intervention Network), Sudanese […]

University to host theater arts summer camps

This summer, DU’s Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre will host a new theater camp for youth ages 6–16. Assistant Professor Anthony Hubert will lead two three-week sessions June 11–29 and July 2–20, during which children will learn and practice putting on a musical show. “My camps are really an immersion into […]

Sturm College of Law hosts Senior Law Day

The ninth annual Senior Law Day drew more than 650 Denver-area senior citizens June 2. Participants met with more than 30 area attorneys, DU Sturm College of Law professors and scores of volunteers. The event featured hours of free seminars in topics critical to seniors, such as Social Security, wills and […]

Kornacki’s passion sparks DU environmental movement

While the majority of University of Denver students come straight out of high school, senior Eric Kornacki didn’t find his place at DU until he’d already done a stint at the University of Colorado, more than year of full-time work and earned an associate degree from Front Range Community College. […]

University signs commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Chancellor Robert Coombe has signed a commitment to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions at the University of Denver as part of an effort initiated by students at DU and hundreds of colleges across the nation to combat global warming. As part of the commitment, the University plans to form a […]

Speaker hopes to infuse grads with ‘disease of curiosity’

During his 40-plus years in education, Jerry Wartgow has been involved with every academic age group. He taught graduate courses at the University of Denver, oversaw the three-college Auraria campus, led the state’s community college system and — after a short, failed stint at retirement — was called on to […]