Archive for January, 2008

Alumnus’ art keeps Holocaust memory alive

When Martin Mendelsberg (MFA ’72) was 10 growing up in Denver near First Avenue and Grape Street, horrifying images leapt from the television screen and seared their way into his mind: the Nuremberg crimes. “It scared the hell out of me,” says Mendelsberg. “I sat there not believing it or […]

Alumna directs programs for autistic children

Robin Gabriels (PsyD ’97) loves children and challenges. So it makes sense that she embarked on a career path that combines both. In 1985 Gabriels founded and directed a children’s art therapy program at National Jewish Medical and Research Center, where she worked for 12 years. But after beginning her […]

DU cheerleader rebounds after losing leg

What do you do when you lose a leg to cancer?  If you’re Lacey Henderson, first, you learn to walk again, and then you start skiing, snowboarding, yoga, rock climbing, running track and playing volleyball and soccer. Then you top it all off with collegiate cheerleading. “After I learned to […]

Author says meaningful life begins with passion

Architect and author Sarah Susanka shared her life story to demonstrate how others can pursue a happier and more meaningful life at her Bridges to the Future speech in Gates Concert Hall Jan. 15. Susanka explained to a capacity crowd of nearly 1,000 that through her natural ability and training […]

Professor’s work chosen for Sundance Film Festival

Tony Gault’s latest short film, Count Backwards from Five, was accepted into the 2008 Sundance Film Festival’s Short Film Program, which runs Jan. 17–27 in Park City, Utah. “It was totally unexpected,” says Gault, associate professor of mass communications and journalism studies. “A programmer from Sundance suggested that I send in […]

Pioneer ski team finishes second at Utah competition

The Pioneers had two second-place finishes Jan. 12 with junior Jenny Lathrop in slalom and senior Rene Reisshauer in freestyle, helping DU finish second at the University of Utah Invitational. The Pioneers finished with 550 points, behind host Utah’s 585.5 points. That despite two serious injuries on the Denver team: Junior […]

MLK III urges students to resolve issues with peace, justice

It has been 40 years this April since Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. The nation has progressed toward his father’s dream since then, said Martin Luther King III, but not nearly enough. “I am happy to observe my father’s birth,” King told a crowd of 600 Jan. 14 […]

Alumnus makes travel a priority

The first foreign trip Richard Logan (BSBA ’48) ever took, he got on a greyhound bus, went to the Mexican border and didn’t come home for 28 days. “I didn’t speak any of the language and lost my dictionary,” he says. He had only a small camera, two shirts, two […]

Nothing gets by Peter Mannino, especially hockey pucks

The guy’s a wall. And to see what he does to other teams you only have to look as far as the last letter of his last name — o as in zero. That’s the score squad after squad has to settle for when they face DU’s standout senior goalie […]

Civil rights activist speaks of change

It’s easy to celebrate a great idea, civil rights activist Richard Lapchick reminded DU listeners Monday. The hard part is deciding what to do “tomorrow or the day after.” Lapchick has a suggestion. “Take one small step of action and you’ll begin a chain of reactions,” he said. “It’s never, […]

Mannino’s ‘artful’ head is in the game

There’s little doubt dejected opponents of DU’s hockey team leave the ice with images of Peter Mannino’s helmet seared into their troubled minds.  If anything, the DU standout goalie’s head gear is memorable, artful and nearly as busy as Mannino is when he’s fending off flurries of pucks in a […]

DU students volunteer in Ecuador

Instead of an elaborate winter vacation, six DU students, a professor and two project directors chose to spend their winter break in an impoverished area of Ecuador. They volunteered at two schools as part of the University’s newest international service-learning program, Project Ecuador. “You get completely immersed in the culture,” says […]

Talks begin about future of old Pearl Street establishment

The first stirrings of a new restaurant on Old South Pearl Street rose from the ashes of BB’s nightclub Jan. 8 when the city of Denver granted an approval package loaded with safeguards for neighbors. Building owners David and Wendy Phillips agreed to the city’s terms, which would modify their […]

MLK III to kick off two-week multicultural celebration

Martin Luther King III will speak on campus next week as part of a series of multicultural events honoring his father, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. King, the second oldest child of the slain civil rights leader, has dedicated the past two decades to writing, speaking and activism in […]

Law student joins city hall

The University of Denver community walks the halls of power across the country, from DU alumna and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, to U.S. Senators Pete Domenici (N.M.), Byron Dorgan (N.D.) and Mike Enzi (Wyo.) and speaker of the Colorado State House and DU law student Andrew Romanoff. Extend […]