Archive for July, 2007

Motivated by his students, Corrada finds his place

Law Professor Roberto Corrada says he’s gone from “happy, to happier, to even happier still” in his career. But he had to give up a couple of dreams before discovering his passion. When he was 7 years old, Corrada wanted to be an astronaut, but poor eyesight got in the way. […]

Colorado listens when Von Stroh makes house call

When DU management Professor Gordon Von Stroh began his quarterly Denver rental housing survey in 1981, a standard apartment near campus was in a stark, box-like building with few amenities. Bedrooms were small, parking was on the street and few complexes had landscaping, let alone swimming pools or laundry facilities. […]

DU researchers garner grant for virtual world

DU researchers garner grant for virtual world

A team of University of Denver researchers is attracting some real money for their work in a virtual world. Research Professors Robert Amme and Zeev Shayer, of DU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, working with Research Associate Jeff Corbin, are preparing to spend a $200,000 grant from the federal Nuclear […]

Martinez paying it forward with enthusiasm

A sociology assistant professor is commanding attention for her teaching methods and research, and she is making inroads toward intercultural understanding of Latino communities. But she remembers what it was like to be on the other side of the lectern. When Lisa Martinez was a freshman at the University of […]

Alumna rehabilitates orphaned fawns

Whether it means walking across three lanes of traffic to save an enormous dog named Leonard or helping build steel barriers to protect prairie dogs from a highway, for Sharon Greenleaf La Pierre (PhD education ’87), “driving on by” is not an option when she sees one of nature’s creatures […]

Neighborhood bids adieu to Fagan’s Restaurant

Fagan’s Restaurant, a popular Evans Avenue watering hole where rock star Tom Petty once lunched and DU students ate, drank and got engaged, has closed its doors after 34 years. The vintage establishment will re-open Aug. 15 as Smugs and have a companion American-style restaurant named Red’s Express. Steve Breslow, […]

Professor finds correlation between religion and the marketplace

Delivering class lectures and the seemingly unending stack of papers waiting to be graded are enough to bog down a typical college professor. Unlike most, mass communication Assistant Professor Lynn Schofield Clark has found time to write a plethora of books, including her latest, Religion, Media, and the Marketplace (Rutgers, 2007). […]

Summer camp offers at-risk youth cultural experiences

For most kids, the summer break is a welcome relief from school, homework and tests. But for some, the ones whose families aren’t taking vacations or even day trips to the mountains, the summer break can seem interminable. Summertime for many of the young people Bridge serves can get boring […]

Art aficionado focuses on western art

When Peter Hassrick arrived on campus in the 1960s to study 19th- and early 20th-century western American art, he was treading new ground. “At that time, no one was particularly interested in western American art, but DU allowed me to tailor my studies,” says Hassrick, MA art history ’69. Because […]

New hamburger restaurant opening near campus

East Evans Avenue is going from hot dogs to hamburgers. CKE Restaurants has announced plans to open a Carl’s Jr. store at 1535 E. Evans Ave. on the northwest corner of Evans and Franklin. The site was previously the home of Wienerschnitzel, a hot dog stand that closed at that […]

Alumna dogged in her pursuit of pet justice

Alumna dogged in her pursuit of pet justice

Attorney Jennifer Thomaidis made her debut in the field of pet litigation as a child more than 20 years ago, but it took those two decades to help her realize she was already on the path her life would follow. Thomaidis, 29, grew up surrounded by animals on a Maryland […]

City Council decision gives green light to developer

The battle lines were familiar and the antagonists no surprise. On one side was high-profile developer George Thorn. On the other was a determined cadre of neighbors living near the University of Denver light-rail station. In the middle was Denver City Council, agonizing over whether to let Thorn’s dream of a […]

Education student helps elementary students create newspaper

When readers picked up a copy of Highline Academy’s new student newspaper they found articles about administrators, staff and faculty, a look into the debate over school uniforms and original artwork — all created by third, fourth and fifth graders in six weeks. Besides writing, the students took the photographs […]

Organ recipient volunteers for Donor Alliance

Daniel Sise (BSBA ’74) is a man on two missions. The first finds him spreading the word about organ and tissue donation for the Donor Alliance. The second finds him listening to the birds sing through his open window and vowing — every morning — to live each day as […]

International student balances old, new cultures

International student balances old, new cultures

Tenzing Shrestha, a graduate international MBA student, has spent a good portion of his life assimilating to new cultures while, at the same time, trying to maintain family and cultural traditions. “My parents are originally from Tibet and they trekked into Nepal in the early 60s as Tibetan refugees to […]