Archive for January, 2008

Snowstorm doesn’t deter Clinton supporters

What the crowd lacked in size, it made up in volume. Nearly 4,000 Hillary Clinton supporters and Bill Clinton fans braved a late-night snowstorm to cheer the former president as he campaigned for his wife at DU’s Magness Arena Jan. 30. “You came through snow and sleet,” shouted Wellington Webb, […]

Provost conference focuses on environmental sustainability

If the earth is to survive, the turnaround is going to have to start on university campuses, and the clock is ticking. That announcement — grave, urgent and blunt — settled across an audience of University of Denver faculty, staff and students as they listed to a leading researcher of […]

Thousands gather on campus for Obama speech

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama stressed America’s need for change and new leadership to a crowd of 14,000 that gathered at DU Jan. 30. The oversized crowd filled Magness Arena and Hamilton Gym and overflowed onto playing fields outside of the Ritchie Center. The Illinois senator struck a conciliatory tone as […]

Spirits high in overflowed crowd

“I think we need a bigger boat,” quipped Barack Obama, smiling broadly at the overflow crowd of more than a thousand at DU’s Barton Lacrosse Stadium. The crowd cheered, apparently not minding that they weren’t able to squeeze into the packed Ritchie Center to hear Obama’s address. Campaign staffers had […]

Principal moves school toward independence

Kristin Waters (PhD education ’06) has been called inventive, energetic and a rebel. But when it comes to changing public schools, Waters, principal of Bruce Randolph School in northeast Denver, says she see herself “looking for any option to make instruction for my students easier.”  When Waters started at Bruce […]

Vigil receives lifetime achievement award

For Dan Vigil, a lifetime achievement award doesn’t mean he’s done achieving in this lifetime. But the assistant dean and adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law notes that it’s nice to be remembered for decades of work, even if it all went by so fast. […]

DU to be stop on presidential campaign trail

The University of Denver campus will be a popular spot for Democratic campaigns Wednesday, Jan. 30, as Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton will both be rallying supporters at DU’s Ritchie Center. The visits come less than a week before Colorado’s Feb. 5 caucuses.  Obama is coming […]

Physics student helps high schoolers meet in robotics challenge

Kathy Geise has a passion for learning, teaching and science. She’s bringing them together leading a team of volunteers in a program that challenges high school students to compete in a nationwide robotics tournament. In her 10th year working part time toward a DU bachelor’s degree in physics, Geise says […]

Alumnus gives back through Arc

Dean Boosalis (BSBA ’68) says he was shocked to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Arc Thrift Stores of Colorado — especially because the award has only been given one other time in the last 40 years. “I am graciously blown away with it,” he says. Boosalis, who works […]

Couple connects with young alums in Boston

Dan and Marty (Martha McGarvey) Benson met on the University of Denver campus in 1967 when Dan’s sisters introduced them. All the girls lived in Johnson-McFarlane Hall, so the Bensons are happy that, despite all of the magnificent changes on campus, their meeting spot still exists. Today the Bensons live […]

Winter Carnival expands this year

In its 48th year, DU’s Winter Carnival will return to Steamboat Springs, the original site of the DU mountain tradition. Sponsored by DU Programs Board (DUPB), the carnival runs Jan. 27–Feb. 3, and is working with a higher budget to attract more students.  “This year is a re-vamping year,” says Shelby […]

Thailand becomes science students’ classroom

For liberal arts majors averse to beakers and test tubes, or for science scholars eager to get out of the lab, a different kind of science class takes students off campus. Way off campus. For the past three years, Professor Lawrence Berliner, who chairs DU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has […]

Magnate Donald Sturm gives back to University, community

For Donald Sturm (LLB ’58), it isn’t enough just to run an interstate banking operation with billions in assets while also overseeing an array of investments and real estate holdings. His real passion, he insists, is giving back, both to his University and his community. And while his financial contributions […]

DU hockey crystallizes a career

Sometimes a college student’s career path can take a slippery turn. Take Doug Frank (BA ’76), for example. He chose the University of Denver back in the 1970s planning to attend the DU law school after his undergraduate work.  He didn’t know it then, but there was something outside of […]

DU launches innovation initiative

DU is bringing a new focus on the entrepreneurial spirit, calling on researchers, professors and students to bring innovation to the world’s markets. Presenting a program entitled “Welcoming Entrepreneurship Into University Life” to an audience of campus leaders on Jan. 17, Senior Adviser for Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer John Coombe […]