Archive for January, 2008

Groff’s first day as Senate president makes history

In the stately chamber of the Colorado Senate, under the admiring eyes of friends, family and supporters looking on from the gallery, Peter Groff became the first African-American in the state’s history to be sworn in as president of the Senate Jan 9.  “I understand that it is not just […]

Myhren Gallery showcases student and alumni artwork

Myhren Gallery showcases student and alumni artwork

The “Juried Student/Alumni Exhibition” opens Jan. 10 at DU’s Myhren Gallery, featuring works by School of Art and Art History students and alumni. The show’s theme is contemporary approaches to art making.  Robert Gratiot (MFA ’73) likes the challenge of painting multiple plains of space. For example, inMax’ims, his painting of a […]

Bestselling author and architect to share ‘not so big’ message

Author and architect Sarah Susanka continues the Bridges to the Future theme on “The Pursuit of Happiness” by sharing her message of downsizing. Susanka’s speech is Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Gates Concert Hall at DU’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts.  “All of my books written to date […]

Professor writes tribute to deceased DU faculty, staff

“Want a fossil?” asks an eager Bernard Spilka, professor emeritus of psychology and University of Denver employee for more than 50 years. Spilka’s office is filled with rocks, which is not something one expects from a renowned psychology scholar. He’s also got sticky notes with mathematical notations on his bookshelves, […]

Alumna’s language school grew from desire to explore background

Although she grew up in an Italian-American family, Carolina “Carrie” Gengo Di Domenico (BA mass communications ’85) says she never learned Italian from her immigrant grandparents because they insisted only English be spoken at home. “I was very aware that I came from an Italian family, and I was also […]

Alumna changes the way health care is delivered in Peru

Katrina Berg (MA ’07) put her international development and global health studies to the test last summer in Peru. Her work there garnered her the first Global Health Summer Achievement Award from DU’s Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS). Eight global health affairs students entered the competition and gave presentations on […]

University of Denver panel recommends constitutional review

A panel of scholars, business professionals and experts assembled by the University of Denver is calling for key modifications to the state’s constitution and constitutional amendment process in a bid to improve a document they see as laden with conflicting requirements and muddled intent. The 2007 Colorado Constitution Panel, convened […]

Holiday spirit continues with campus donation drives

Although the holidays have wound down, the holiday spirit hasn’t. Two campus organizations are sponsoring donation drives and are looking for contributions. The Women’s College is sponsoring a donation drive for the Family Tree, an organization that provides a broad range of services and shelter to metro Denver families overcoming child […]

Men help women’s b-ball team sharpen skills

In the 2004 film Dodgeball, coach Patches O’Houlihan, played by Rip Torn, tries to instruct his team by flinging a metal wrench at a line of players. “If you can dodge a wrench,” he growls after the wrench knocks over a player, “you can dodge a ball.” The technique isn’t far […]

Dean credits faculty, students with GSSW success

As a survivor of poverty and discrimination, James Herbert Williams has lived through the perils and possibilities offered a black man in American society. A strong internal drive and a supportive network of family and friends have led to academic success that he refuses to take for granted. “When you […]

Exhibit explores life of Colorado’s oldest inhabitants

Exhibit explores life of Colorado’s oldest inhabitants

As visitors step into the Nuche exhibit at the DUMuseum of Anthropology, they get a sense of the people who have lived in Colorado for at least 1,000 years. The Ute Mountain Tribe, or Nuche as they call themselves, inhabit southwestern Colorado along with the Southern Utes. “Citizens of Colorado […]