Archive for October, 2007

Colorado’s ski industry fights climate change

Today, talk about climate change no longer revolves around whether it’s real, but how humans can adapt. Or, in the case of Colorado, how the ski industry can adapt.  “The skiing industry is at particular risk from higher temperatures. With rising temperatures, snowpack seasons are very likely to shorten,” according […]

Conference to examine gambling problems

The second annual conference on Problem Gambling in Colorado will be held Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m., in DU’s Craig Hall Community Room, 2148 S. High St. The Problem Gambling Treatment and Research Center and DU’s Morgridge College of Education is hosting the conference.  The keynote speaker, John Norcross, an internationally […]

DU Greeks host Halloween carnival

Halloween came early to children in the DU neighborhood.  The DU Greek houses came together to host a Halloween Carnival in the Driscoll Ballroom on Oct. 19. More than 100 children attended and participated in a variety of games. Shannon Winckel wanted her 18-month-old daughter, Annabelle, to have a good trick-or-treat […]

Award-winning culinary educator first called to priesthood

Award-winning culinary educator first called to priesthood

Angelo Camillo just wasn’t cut out for the priesthood. “I wanted to pursue religious studies and become a Catholic priest,” Camillo says, “However, my own priest did not think I was a good candidate. Instead, he gave me a letter of recommendation to pursue a degree in hospitality management.” That […]

Improved parade to highlight Homecoming weekend

Hockey games and a parade will highlight the University’s Homecoming and Parents Weekend, taking place Oct. 25–28. Both hockey match-ups against Minnesota-Duluth — Friday at 7:35 p.m. and Saturday at 7:05 p.m. — are sold out. The weekend will kick off Thursday night with an Athletic Hall of Fame banquet […]

Terrorism threat creates homeland security career opportunities

For two hours on Oct. 15, the University of Denver campus was probably the safest place in Denver. The FBI, CIA, Colorado State Patrol and U.S. Border Patrol were among more than 20 organizations that attended the Global Security Career Fair hosted by DU’s Graduate School of International Studies(GSIS) and Sturm College […]

Political theorist to take on consumerism in Bridges to the Future lecture

Internationally known political theorist Benjamin Barber will speak about what he feels is the root of happiness Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Newman Center’s Gates Concert Hall. The free lecture — “Not for sale! Why consumers can’t buy happiness, and how citizens can” — will kick off DU’s sixth […]

Volunteers help sexual assault survivors cope

DU’s Campus Safety For the Record reports eight sexual assaults or attempted sexual assaults in 2006. National statistics are worse, indicating that one in four women is sexually assaulted while in college. Yet, only one in 10 of these women report their assault, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report.  […]

Residence of former chancellor goes on market

Yearning for a 6,000-square-foot, five-bedroom, seven-bath property steeped in DU history? You’re in luck. The residence of Chancellor Emeritus Dan Ritchie came on the market in late September and can be had for $4.3 million. Initial showings, says listing agent Nancy Wolfe, have been good. The University of Denver owns […]

Student-professor bond survives decades

Student-professor bond survives decades

Once in a while a student and professor just click. That was the case for International Studies Professor Arthur Gilbert and Steve Wallace (MA ’66). Gilbert interviewed Wallace as part of the admission screening process in 1964. That fall, Wallace took Gilbert’s American Diplomatic History course, and they discovered a common […]

University College offers Jewish culture courses

For the first time this fall, the Center for Judaic Studies’ ALEPH Institute for Jewish Culture is offering courses through the Enrichment Program at DU’s University College. Three new ALEPH courses are among the offerings. Named after the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, the ALEPH Institute seeks to explore Jewish culture […]

Romney stakes claim as conservative during DU visit

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is staking his claim this week to the conservative end of the GOP spectrum. On Oct. 10, he told an audience of hundreds at DU’s Sturm College of Law that he is the only true Republican in the race. Cheered repeatedly by a crowd built […]

Education about judicial branch is key, O’Connor says

Accepting an award from a University of Denver-based institute aimed at reforming America’s court systems, retired Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O’Connor praised the group’s mission and said judges are under more scrutiny today than they’ve ever been. O’Connor spent Oct. 10 on the DU campus at the invitation of […]

O’Connor urges law students to ‘persevere’

Forty minutes with a former U.S. Supreme Court justice may not seem like much, but for the DU law students who packed the Ricketson Law Building on Wednesday to see Sandra Day O’Connor, it was 40 minutes with a legend. “She’s my hero — for her integrity and her decisions,” […]

Kathak dancers bring a taste of India to DU

Kathak dancers bring a taste of India to DU

This week — Kathak — one of the six major classical dances of India, is being presented at DU. Dancers Pandit Das and Jason Smith are in Denver for a week-long residency, which culminates with a free performance in Gates Hall at the Newman Center on Oct. 12 from 2:30–3:30 p.m.  […]