Archive for March, 2008

University hands out honors during Founder’s Day Gala

The University of Denver recognized the achievements and contributions of six individuals during the annual Founder’s Day celebration March 14. The event marked the University’s 144 years in Denver, making it the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain region. Donald Sturm received the Evans Award, which is named after […]

Anthropology exhibit explores World Heritage sites

A Department of Anthropology student exhibit explores how the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage sites are selected and addresses how some aren’t being preserved. The exhibit, “Debating Heritage: UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Program,” is on display through March 28 at the Museum of Anthropology in […]

Pioneers heading to Final Five

Freshman Anthony Maiani scored the only goal and senior Peter Mannino captured his 15th career shutout to lead No. 8 Denver (24–13–1, 16–11–1) to a 1–0 win and WCHA first round series sweep over Minnesota Duluth (13–17–6, 9–14–5 WCHA) March 15 before 4,820 fans at Magness Arena. With the win, […]

Muslims reconstructing themselves as American-Muslims, professor says

There’s been a “silent revolution” for Muslims living in America since Sept. 11, religious studiesprofessor Liyakat Takim said at a Humanities Institute faculty lecture March 13. “Before Sept. 11, there were Muslims living in America; now there are American-Muslims,” he said. “They realized their American citizenship was at stake.” Takim said […]

Pianist and conductor connect through Lamont

Before this year, Gergana Argirova and Linda Shea were strangers. Now, they’re friends with deep connections that lead back to DU. Argirova, a sophomore piano performance major at the Lamont School of Music, started playing piano at home in Bulgaria when she was five. She came to Lamont two years ago […]

Basketball scorekeeper’s got ‘best seat in the house’

He’s in the middle of Division I action — he’s at Magness Arena at each DU basketball game. He’s got his eye on the ball, mind on the score. Sometimes he’ll get lip from coaches and attitude from fans. He loves DU he says, but he can’t take sides and […]

Benham leaves marks in hoops record book

From shooting hoops with her dad and two older sisters on a dirt driveway in Muleshoe, Texas, to the bright lights of college basketball in DU’s Magness Arena, Sara Benham has come a long way. Benham (BA communications and business ’07) is currently working toward a master’s of accountancy at […]

DU law students convince wildlife officials to ponder prairie dogs’ fate

They endured nearly two hours of questioning and emotional opposition, but two students from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law at least have Colorado wildlife officials’ ear. Working through the law school’s Environmental Law Clinic on behalf of the conservation group WildEarth Guardians, students Jessica Torbin and Rebecca Wimmer […]

Doctoral candidate’s opinion yields ugly consequences in Cuba

When Arturo Lopez-Levy was a 22-year-old student at the Higher Institute of International Relations in Havana, Cuba, studying to be a Cuban diplomat, he learned a tough lesson: Expressing an opinion in a communist country can have grave consequences. His opinion in a debate at the school: that Cuba should […]

Operatic singer’s life has taken him ‘from Mao to the Met’

The first American song that world-class opera singer Hao Jiang Tian (MA ’87) knew by heart was “Red River Valley,” which was scandalous. Tian grew up during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, working in an electrical boiler factory with 3,000 other young men for more than six and a half years. […]

DU panel’s recommendations help legislative committee draft reforms

A Colorado legislative committee has proposed a concurrent resolution that, if approved by voters, would make it easier for citizens to initiate changes to state statutes but harder to amend the state constitution. The Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Reform announced its recommendations at a news conference at the state […]

Students will spend break studying war

Between the winter and spring quarters at the University of Denver, March 17–21, some students are going to get a lesson in war. They won’t be gearing up for battle, but they will be arming themselves with knowledge on how war is portrayed in American movies and books. Several students […]

TED talks connect audiences to well-known thinkers and doers

In April 2007, a Web site devoted to technology, entertainment and design (TED) was launched. Millions of people now log on to view the latest TED talks — 18-minute lectures or performances from the likes of Bono, Al Gore, Isabel Allende and many more. The University of Denver is hosting […]

DU to host Project Homeless Connect on May 9

The University of Denver will host Project Homeless Connect 6 (PHC 6) on May 9 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. in the Ritchie Center. The event, a partnership between DU, Denver’s Road Home and the Mile High United Way, serves as a one-stop shop. It will connect homeless individuals to services, including employment, […]

Boettcher Scholar earns USA Today honor

No one can accuse Jordan DeHerrera of slacking his way through college. The MBA candidate was recently honored byUSA Today for commitment to scholarship and community service during his college career. De Herrera received honorable mention status in the USA Today 2007 All-USA College Academic competition. Fellow DU student Alex Ruehle […]