Archive for October, 2007

Wine is main course in enrichment program

It’s one of those classes where students pray for homework.  Wine sampling. Yep, you read that right.  Cheers! DU’s University College Enrichment Program, which holds classes for the public, is sampling a new course on wine as DU prepares to host the third annual Denver International Wine Festival Nov. 1-4. The course […]

Professor spills thoughts on passion for the vine

Victor Castellani should have never been a wine lover. When he was just 12 growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., he remembers sitting with his mother at the dinner table (she was told to drink a glass of red wine with supper for her health) and she offered him a sip. […]

Rwandan survivor to screen film at DU

Immaculée Ilibagiza survived the genocide in Rwanda in 1994 by silently, fearfully, huddling in a bathroom with seven other women for 91 days while machete-wielding killers hunted for her. She lost most of her family members, but gained her life’s mission. Ilibagiza wrote about her horrific ordeal in Left to Tell […]

Geography students help Guatemalans capture and clean water

Geography is more than studying a map. A lot more. For Assistant Professor Matthew Taylor and his courses in DU’s geography department, study goes beyond land and environment. It’s the interaction people have with the planet. And to really teach, Taylor gets students involved, tackling real world problems affecting real people. […]

McRae honored for outstanding scholarship and teaching

Cyndy McRae’s desire to serve others permeates her teaching and research as a professor at DU’s Morgridge College of Education. McRae, who is being honored as this year’s co-recipient of the United Methodist Church University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award, joined the counseling psychology program in 1988. Since then, she has […]

Gwozdecky ‘blessed’ with 300 DU wins, 450 in career

Gwozdecky ‘blessed’ with 300 DU wins, 450 in career

When the decibels of the final buzzer faded into the cool air of University of Notre Dame’s arena on Oct. 19, it marked a magnificent milestone for DU hockey coach George Gwozdecky. The 3–1 win over the Fighting Irish gave Gwozdecky his 300th win at the University of Denver and […]

Chancellor welcomes new students at first-year dinners

Chancellor Robert Coombe recalled one man’s history Oct. 22. John Evans came to Denver in the 1860s with a dream of bringing civilization to the city, which was then “a vast, empty space.” “For him, that meant two things: religion and education,” Coombe said.  But Coombe told a group of […]

University to help California students affected by wildfires

The University of Denver is responding to the wildfire emergency in California by identifying ways to help students that are from the areas devastated by this week’s wildfires. DU’s student life office will use zip code information to find students who are from the affected areas. The students will be […]

Political theorist tells DU audience happiness is not for sale

Political theorist Benjamin Barber told a crowd of nearly 600 on Oct. 23 that the U.S. Declaration of Independence provides the right to pursue happiness, but Americans have forgotten how to pursue it. The author of 17 books and professor of civil society at the University of Maryland spoke at […]

O’Toole to lead ethics program modeled after military training

O’Toole to lead ethics program modeled after military training

DU’s Daniels College of Business recently named James O’Toole, author of The Executive Compass(Oxford University Press, 1995), the inaugural Daniels Chair in Ethics.  O’Toole will help lead the Daniels Compass, a new initiative within the College’s graduate business programs designed to provide students with the ethical foundation needed to make decisions in […]

Students learn to lead from the edge

On an overcast, drizzly September day at Camp Hale near Leadville, Colo. — where soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division trained during World War II — a group of Daniels College of Business MBA students walked in the footsteps of history while making some of their own. They were the […]

Whitt’s passion for civil rights spans fiction, nonfiction

Margaret Whitt is fascinated by how people learn history by reading fiction. She has spent years teaching students about the civil rights movement by having them read short stories. “I believe of all literary genres, the short story is the one most likely to reflect the time in which it […]

Sellout crowd rocks Ritchie Center step show

Members of the historically black fraternities and sororities who performed in the “Step It Up!” step show Oct. 20 could teach other Greeks a thing or two about Panhellenic pride. The show drew a sellout crowd of more than 2,600 to DU’s Hamilton Gymnasium, which was awash in Greek insignia […]

Communication students work with latest technology

Communication students work with latest technology

Director James Cameron has one. So does Fox News Channel. And, now students at the University of Denver School of Communication have six new top-of-the-line cameras. The Panasonic camera, called a P2 based HVX200, is a hit in the film, broadcast and education fields because it is one of few […]

Sports psychology students learn from hands-on approach

Growing up in Texas, Jessica Dale started cheerleading in junior high school, but that’s not why she spends 10 hours a week volunteering at Cheer Central, a competitive cheerleading program in Broomfield.  Dale also is a University of Denver student pursing a Master of Arts in Sport and Performance Psychology (MASPP). […]