Archive for August, 2007

Summer workshop helps prepare minority high school students for college

While nearly three out of every four white students who graduated from high schools nationwide in 2004 went on to college, just a little more than half of their black classmates joined them, according to statistics from the National Center for Education. In an effort to close the college enrollment […]

Pioneer men’s basketball schedule announced

The Pioneers men’s basketball team will open the 2007–08 season at the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer before beginning its home schedule against regional rivals Wyoming (Nov. 13) and Colorado (Nov. 27), DU first-year head coach Joe Scott announced on Aug. 9. “This is a solid […]

Performance psych program gives athletes an edge

When triathlete Nicole Thibert returned to training following her pregnancy, she realized that a lot had changed with both her body and her mind. The psychology doctoral candidate realized that there were very few resources for female athletes who were returning to competitive sports following the birth of a child. […]

Send-off parties help students and parents prepare for DU

While students around the country are enjoying the last lazy summer days before heading to campus, incoming first-year DU students and their parents are gathering to meet and mingle. The University of Denver parent relations department hosts summer send-off parties in homes around the country from mid-July to mid-August. According to […]

Sturm College of Law environmental program ranks tops in the nation

The American Bar Association is honoring the University of Denver Sturm College of Law with the organization’s highest award for achievement in environmental law, emphasizing DU’s place among the nation’s top-ranked institutions in the field. The association, with more than 400,000 members nationwide, is presenting its annual Award for Distinguished […]

Alum’s backpack business thrives

University of Denver alumnus Ian Ivarson (BSBA ’04) has developed and patented a backpack that keeps schoolwork and books organized while reducing back pain. As a high school student in 1998, Ivarson created the Ivar System — a backpack with a main compartment that has an angled shelf to evenly […]

Summer Commencement ceremony takes place Aug. 17

The University of Denver Summer Commencement ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students will take place Aug. 17 on Carnegie Green. Approximately 500 students are expected to participate. Peter Buirski, Graduate School of Professional Psychology dean, will be the speaker. The Graduate School of Professional Psychology celebrated its 30th year in April. […]

DU marriage experts work to improve military marriages

The mental and emotional challenges faced by members of the armed forces have been the topic of much recent attention. Unfortunately, the challenges can carry over into a soldier’s home life and impact his or her marriage. The U.S. Army, in partnership with the DU’s Center for Marital and Family Studies, […]

Jayne Vahle’s passion makes her an accomplished teacher

Jayne Vahle (BA English ’99) grew up in Bartlesville, Okla., graduated at the top of her high school class and received a full scholarship to attend DU. She expected to study biochemistry and law and had a burning desire to prove that she could do great things despite her rural […]

Fellowship program creates community for gerontology students

In a profession where students more typically choose to work with abused children, troubled youth or battered women, it can sometimes be difficult to find others who share a passion for social work that focuses on older adults.  “Gerontology can be a bit isolating,” admits Jessica Haxton, a PhD student […]

College of Education dean stepping down

Morgridge College of Education Dean Ginger Maloney will resign at the end of the 2007 – 08 academic year, Provost Gregg Kvistad announced yesterday. In explaining her decision, Maloney said: “I have no specific plans for what might be next for me personally, but I know that this decision is […]

Grabel saw poverty early; she’s dedicated to war against it

Many children want to fight fires or chase down crooks when they grow up. Ilene Grabel knew from an early age, however, that her battle would be against poverty. Grabel is director of the Program in Global Finance, Trade & Economic Integration in the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS). As […]