Archive for September, 2007

Professor says technology is more pervasive than we realize

Stephen Haag believes technology is more pervasive — and often more invasive — than most people realize. An example? Iris scans can tell if a woman is pregnant. “So if iris scans become a primary identification device, say, for example, at an ATM, then your ATM could tell you if […]

Scholar travel fund takes undergrad to China

After finishing his first year at DU, international business major Carl Cabrera spent part of this summer in China for a conference. While this might not seem remarkable considering his major, Cabrera didn’t travel the globe to learn about marketing or finance. He attended an academic conference on plant genetics […]

Alumna to speak at Italy symposium

As recently as five years ago, very little archival information existed on the history of Denver’s Italian community. The same can’t be said today, thanks to Alisa Zahller (MA art history ’97 ). She spent the past five years conducting extensive research on the topic, culminating in the opening of […]

University honors outstanding faculty, staff

DU faculty and staff members will receive awards for excellence during the 2006–07 Faculty and Staff Awards Convocation on Sept. 28. Education Professor Cyndy McRae and English Professor Margaret Whitt will receive the United Methodist Church University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award. McRae teaches courses in counseling psychology; Whitt’s area of focus […]

Wall Street Journal ranks Daniels College of Business No. 7 in ethics

For the fifth year in a row, DU’s Daniels College of Business has been ranked among the top business schools by The Wall Street Journal. According to The Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive 2007 rankings of graduate business schools released Sept. 17, Daniels was rated No. 7 in the world for producing students with strong […]

Faculty to display ‘beautiful’ artwork

Faculty to display ‘beautiful’ artwork

Piles of plastic figurines, dozens of wood plates and even toothpicks will be turned into art when the University of Denver’s faculty display their work at theMyhren Gallery beginning Sept. 27.  Myhren Gallery Director Dan Jacobs asked DU faculty members to share their most exciting work.  “We want the wider […]

Lamm and Owens paint grim picture at governor’s breakfast

Two of Colorado’s last four governors focused their 20 combined years of experience on the issues Thursday and agreed: It’s the end of the world as we know it, but both feel fine. It isn’t that America’s problems aren’t vast, said former Democratic Gov. and Dick Lamm, a DU public […]

Professor says students ill prepared to use knowledge wisely

Cynthia Fukami says that for too long educators have focused on teaching instead of learning. And the problem with that?  “It results in graduating students who may have knowledge, but don’t know how to use that knowledge wisely,” says Fukami, a Daniels College of Business management professor, who’s been described as […]

Althaus claims consolation singles title at tennis invite

University of Denver junior Benny Althaus won two matches to claim the consolation singles title in the green flight to highlight final day action for the Pioneers at the Virginia Invite Sept. 16. Seniors Adam Holmstrom and Niklas Persson won the A-1 doubles consolation flight, while Holmstrom finished second in […]

DU is poised for nanotechnology burst

With the scientific community’s emerging focus on nanotechnology, the University is poised to seek a leading role in the study of those teeny, tiny components that could be the building blocks of great, new things. DU hosted the first Rocky Mountain Nanotechnology Showcase and Conference Sept. 17–18, bringing together regional […]

University to host Project Homeless Connect 6

The University of Denver will host Project Homeless Connect 6 next spring, Associate Director of Community Engagement and Service Learning Katie Symons announced at the Homelessness Research Symposium Sept. 14. Project Homeless Connect (PHC), a partnership between Denver’s Road Home and Mile High United Way, is one-day event that offers […]

Contemporary artists will use sound to teach about Jewish culture

Jewish culture will come alive through music, sounds, sermons, theater and language during “Shema,” an eight-month program starting in October at DU. Organizers of the program — co-sponsored by Hillel of Colorado and DU’s Center for Judaic Studies (CJS) — hope it will encourage young Jews in particular to learn more […]

Neighborhood garden shop will bloom again

The owners of the Garden Patch have finally left the building. Three generations of the Vestal family have run the familiar garden shop at East Evans Avenue and South Washington Street since the 1950s. That ended July 6, when Fred and Carole Vestal sold the business to Ayers Enterprises Inc. […]

Alumna returns from war zone with gift for DU

Alumna returns from war zone with gift for DU

Even in a war zone half a world away from the University of Denver, Air Force Maj. Celeste Gamache’s thoughts were still with her alma mater. Gamache, a 1986 DU sociology and a 1989 Sturm College of Law graduate, has spent her entire career traveling the world as an attorney in […]

Enrichment program targets the intellectually curious

Intellectually curious adults have another place besides bookstores and libraries to hang out: the University of Denver. Every fall and winter, DU’s University College serves up generous helpings of knowledge in history, contemporary issues, science, literature and the arts. It’s all part of the Enrichment Program, which features noncredit courses, […]