Archive for March, 2008

GSIS students discuss strategy with naval officers

High ranking officers of the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard brought their new sea-power strategy to the landlocked University of Denver campus on March 26 to convince students of the importance of global engagement to peace, security and commerce. They were preaching to the choir. “We need to build the […]

Volunteering can change attitudes about homelessness

If you believe homeless people are drug addicts and lazy, but you volunteer to help them, your belief might change. That’s the finding political science Assistant Professor Tom Knecht and sociology Professor Lisa Martinez, who learned in a recent research project that volunteering can change attitudes. Knecht and Martinez surveyed […]

DU hockey ends season after loss to Wisconsin

Michael Davies tallied two goals and an assist and Shane Connelly stopped 30 shots to lead No. 17 Wisconsin to a 6–2 win over No. 4/5 Denver in the NCAA Midwest Regional tonight before 9,968 fans at Kohl Center. The loss ends Denver’s (26–14–1) season and sends the Badgers (17–17–7) […]

DU grad programs make national ranking

U.S.News & World Report listed three University of Denver programs among the best in the nation in its annual graduate school rankings. The Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) ranked 36th; the Sturm College of Law ranked 88th; and the Clinical Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology ranked 57th in the national […]

Environmental education would benefit society, alum says

The way Christy Moroye (MA ’99, PhD ’07) sees it, if society wants to become more ecologically aware, that transition’s got to start in the classroom. “Environmental education in the U.S. is primarily supplemental or only housed in the sciences,” she says, noting that it needs to be integrated into […]

Westword’s Best of Denver includes DU people, places

The University of Denver made the 25th annual Best of Denver issue published by Westword on March 27. The newspaper spends months rating restaurants, retail outlets, sports and recreational opportunities and many other aspects of the Mile High City. Thousands of readers vote for their favorites, too. This year, Lawrence Argent, […]

Visiting scholar highlights plight of Aboriginal Australians

Claire Smith will address the impact the Australian government’s intervention has had on the Aboriginal communities in Australia’s Northern Territory. The lecture, “Headline Anthropology,” will take place April 2 at 6 p.m. in Sturm Hall Room 451. Smith is a professor of archaeology and a visiting Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences […]

Gajic’s competitiveness yields points on lacrosse field

Ilija Gajic has scars from his childhood. Actual physical scars. No, he’s not a victim of child abuse, at least not in the normal sense. “I have three older brothers and we all liked sports and we were very competitive, extremely competitive,” says Gajic, a 6-foot sophomore midfielder for the […]

Exhibit showcases photos taken by Tibetan children

Student art exhibits usually showcase student art. But, Lindsey Greising’s exhibit on display in Shwayder Gallery 023 throughout March showcases photographs taken by children in Tibet. The exhibit, “Undeveloped: Images by Tibetan Youth,” includes 20 images all taken on disposable cameras by a group of 12 boys, ages 8 to […]

Professor unravels magic of Harry Potter

No Harry Potter fan could miss J.K. Rowling’s references to witchcraft and wizardry, but M.E. Warlick, associate professor of art history, will reveal remarkable scientific and spiritual details woven into Rowling’s books as part of DU’s Humanities Institute Salon series March 31 and April 7. Based on the 18th century tradition […]

Students read for fun with Pioneer Book Club

The Pioneer Book Club draws students together to read books and discuss them — sans grades. Students often “forget that reading and communicating with other people can be an enjoyable past time, not just an arduous homework assignment,” says club President Sandra DiBrito, a graduating biology major. In its second […]

Pioneers claim 15th WCHA Playoff Title

Tom May netted the game-winning goal and Peter Mannino made 34 saves as No. 6 Denver claimed the 2008 Red Baron WCHA Final Five playoff championship with a 2-1 win over No. 12 Minnesota before 17,907 fans at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., on March 22. Tyler […]

Pioneers appeal to NCAA: Give Kummer an extra year

DU officials have formally asked college basketball authorities to extend the eligibility of Pioneers forward David Kummer, whose season ended Jan. 13 when he broke a bone in his right ankle during a victory over Arkansas-Little Rock. The application was submitted to the NCAA in late February. It argued that […]

Students spend spring break learning to fight urban blight

A dozen University of Denver students have spent their spring break this week in a less glamorous climate so they can get a firsthand look at problems plaguing some of Denver’s urban neighborhoods. The program, Denver Urban Immersion, is offered by DU’s Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL). […]

History majors unveil research into Denver race relations

Before graduating, DU requires its history majors to complete a significant research project, and this year two students embarked on original research into race relations in North Denver. “During the 1920s, the KKK were very powerful in Denver. They controlled many of the political offices, including mayor during this time,” says […]