Archive for August, 2007

Fulbright scholar teaches English in South Korea

For Laura Johnson (BA ’06, MA ’07) teaching English in an Asian country was always an aspiration. After getting her master’s in literature this spring, Johnson’s teaching aspirations have been paired with a desire to also communicate her understanding of the English language to students. The Fulbright Program is allowing Johnson […]

Alumnus provides Christian entertainment in Sin City

Alumnus provides Christian entertainment in Sin City

For Dale Davidson (BA mass communications ’72), leaving Las Vegas isn’t an option. He’s there to use his 30-plus years of broadcasting experience at a Christian TV station to bring a positive message to “Sin City.” As general manager of KEEN 17 TV, a station owned by Total Living Network […]

No boundaries in sight for DU’s Conflict Resolution Institute

No boundaries in sight for DU’s Conflict Resolution Institute

“It’s a win-win.” This simple phrase can bring tranquility to boardrooms, neighborhoods and across the globe, according to Tamra Pearson d’Estree, director of the Center for Research and Practice in DU’s Conflict Resolution Institute (CRI).  “We see the phrase as a positive cultural shift that has caused people to reexamine how […]

Rockies’ Matsui speaks to University College gathering

Rockies’ Matsui speaks to University College gathering

Colorado Rockies second baseman and Japanese native Kazuo Matsui spoke to a group of Japanese teachers and University College staff members on Aug. 10 as part of the college’s Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Program. The reception with Matsui was intended to connect visiting teachers from […]

Kumosa escaped ‘the plan’ to find balance

Kumosa escaped ‘the plan’ to find balance

Maciej Kumosa, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science in the Department of Engineering, grew up with “a plan” in Communist Poland. “There is a color for Communism and that color is gray,” Kumosa says in his thick, rolling accent. “From the moment you’re born, you can predict your end. You […]

Hundreds gather to celebrate summer Commencement

Nearly 500 students gathered on Carnegie Green this morning to become the University of Denver’s newest graduates. “This is a day, a great day, of celebration for you, our graduates,” Chancellor Robert Coombe said as he welcomed graduates to the 2007 summer Commencement ceremony.  “It is also a day to honor […]

U.S.News & World Report ranks DU in top 100 universities nationwide

U.S.News & World Report’s annual college rankings for undergraduate education, released this week, again placed the University of Denver among the nation’s top 100 universities. DU climbed from 88th to 85th in the rankings, tied with Iowa State University, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, SUNY College of Environmental Science […]

Universities changing undergraduate recruiting strategies

It used to be that students didn’t think about college until their senior year of high school, with the more clueless waiting until just before they graduated to apply. But today’s students have pretty much identified their first-choice college midway through their junior year, admission officials say. That shifting timeline […]

Iraqi and Israeli teens meet during videoconference

Approximately 24 Iraqi high school students sat in a theater at the Cable Center on the University of Denver campus Aug. 9, staring at the big screen as the virtual images of students thousands of miles away in Israel appeared. About a dozen Israeli students, seated around a table in […]

Public health trainer aims to change built environments

Leanne Jeffers, public health training manager for the Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership at DU’s University College, says some places are built for healthy lifestyles and others aren’t. She’d like to see planners who are designing built environments — neighborhoods, apartment complexes, offices, and such — think about […]

Summer program gives high school students college experience

DU’s Summer Link to College program, in partnership with the Rita Bass Foundation and the Denver Foundation, this summer brought together 42 juniors from Denver-area high schools for a week of campus life. Students played and worked alongside DU students and professors on topics ranging from literature to computers. “The […]

Recent grad credits Women’s College with changing life

“Without the Women’s College, I would be in the ghetto and maybe not here at all.” Rhonda Richmond (BA ’03, MA ’07) isn’t exaggerating. Hers is a shocking story: in an abusive marriage, hiding money in a sock behind a loose board, watching family members die from drugs and guns; […]

Digital art gallery offers improved capabilities

In the late 1990s, DU’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) developed the Visual Art Gallery Application (VAGA), a tool for using digital images in the classroom. It’s replaced outdated slides and projectors and has changed the way learning happens at DU. Earlier this year, the center released the second-generation application, […]

Success is in the genes for DU alum

For gamblers who think they know all they need to know about a horse they’re wagering on, University of Denver graduate Dustin Gilbert has a word of warning: Don’t bet on it. Betting on the storied sport of horse racing has always been a gamble, but for savvy players who […]

Sailing brings alums together

Not all hobbies teach you lessons you can use every day. But a few DU staff, alumni and students have found one that does. Sailing.  “My favorite saying is ‘Get your head out of the boat,’ which means to always look ahead and be aware of what is around you […]