Archive for July, 2007

‘Making of a Scientist’ program offers teens college credits

The University of Denver recently offered students from across the country a taste of college life, a start on their college careers and an intensive jump start on a future in mathematics, computers and science through the Making of a Scientist program. Julanna Gilbert, a DU chemistry professor and director of […]

Volunteer teaches children about grizzlies

At an age when most retirees are slowing down, Carolyn (Brown) Hackstaff (BA history ’50) is leading young naturalists through wild bear territory and pitching a tent just feet away from wild grizzlies — at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, that is. Hackstaff, 79, is the museum’s longest-serving […]

University Lofts contractors press on to complete building by fall

Contractors at the student-only rental complex on the northeast corner of University Boulevard and East Evans Avenue are pressing to complete the building by the announced move-in date of Sept. 1.  A furnished second-floor model opened in mid-June to let potential residents see how some of the 96 units will […]

Light-rail retail on track

Plans to open retail shops in the RTD parking garage at the University of Denver light-rail station are picking up steam. RTD says it will select a concession management company to come on board in “mid- to late summer.” Among top priorities for the company is to determine potential retailers for […]

DU researchers have a new, green way to follow government regulations

Mountains of paperwork at DU’s Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) will soon be replaced by bits and bytes as the university prepares to cut the paper out of required government regulated paperwork. After a year of study, negotiation and development, OSP started rolling out its new computerized compliance system on June […]

Bourbon to join wine in festival lineup

The third annual International Wine Festival slated for DU in November won’t only be for wine lovers. Also included will be a seminar on small-batch bourbons presented by Frederick Booker Noe III. Noe is a seventh-generation descendant of the Beam family that created Jim Beam bourbon in 1795 and filled […]

Alumni celebrate the Fourth with music

Alumni celebrate the Fourth with music

Three DU alumni play in the 20-member Colorado State Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) band. Bill Smyth (BFA ’49) plays first and second clarinet; Ray Hodson (BME ’50, MME ’51) plays French horn; and Jim Hurlbut (MA ’49) plays bass clarinet. The three were on hand for the band’s annual […]

Denver Water begins main line work along University Boulevard

Water main work underneath University Boulevard may disrupt traffic for the next few weeks as crews work to rehabilitate an underground pipe that provides water to the University of Denver campus and surrounding area. Denver Water Project Engineer Jon Fischer says prep work will begin by July 6, and crews […]

Mary Mac Building demolition complete

Mary Mac Building demolition complete

It took two guys about three hours Tuesday to batter the Mary Mac Building into a pile of debris. When they’d finished chewing up the building with their diesel-powered excavator, the three-story structure that stood at 2190 S. High St. for 53 years was gone. Gone were the alcoves and […]

Skin protection a must during summer months

Poolsides on hot summer days in Denver are lined with lounge chairs and occupants lying in the sun. Days at the pool can bring relaxation and fun but can also bring along a hazardous side effect — skin damage. According to Lakewood, Colo., dermatologist and former DU health clinic specialist […]

Fulbright scholar to study religion in Uruguay

When it comes to religion in Latin America, most assume the predominance of the Catholic Church. Todd Martinez (BA ’07) doesn’t make such assumptions. Beginning next spring, the Fulbright Program will support Martinez by sending him to Uruguay to study what is arguably the most secular state in the hemisphere. […]

Alum turns bicycle passion into tour service business

When Andy Levine (BA ’92) was 10-years-old, he built a ramp on his lawn so he could “get air” on his bicycle. Fast forward 12 years. The day after Levine grabbed his diploma from the University of Denver on June 5, 1992, he hopped on a plane for some serious […]

Alumna’s legal career is full of firsts

When Sheila Hollis (JD ’73) was 6 she tagged along with her mom as she traveled around Denver buying and selling real estate. Evidently little Hollis paid close attention to all the wheeling and dealing because it wasn’t long before she began regurgitating the lingo. “Adults actually called me the […]