Archive for March, 2008

Skiers win 19th NCAA Championship

Pioneers men’s skier John Buchar won the men’s slalom for his second individual national title, helping the Pioneers claim their 19th team title at the NCAA Championships in Bridger Bowl, Mont., March 8. “I could not be more proud of this team,” alpine head coach Andy LeRoy says. “All of […]

Conference considers ‘wind power revolution’

Wind turbines may be good for generating power but they can be tough on birds and people who live near them. As many as 40,000 birds annually are killed by flying too close to wind turbines, said Ray Young, an attorney and law professor at the University of British Columbia. […]

DU students lend voices to national education initiative

One of the highest ranking federal officials in education came to the University of Denver campus March 7 to sit with students, not to speak, but to listen. Sara Martinez Tucker, the Bush Administration’s under secretary of education, says before she leaves office next year, she wants to initiate something […]

Green solutions create unforeseen problems, NOAA expert says

Putting up “green” buildings is fine, said Scott Shuford of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, but if people have to commute to use it, that green building is more of a problem than a solution. That’s because Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) is far more critical to heading off climate change, […]

Emergency message system has successful first test

The first University-wide test of the Critical Incident Notification System was a success, according to system administrators. A test message was sent on March 6 to more than 5,000 students, faculty and staff registered for emergency messages. Last fall, DU became one of the first universities in Colorado to launch […]

Conference addresses need for renewable energy development

In Professor Martin Hoffert’s view, saving the world is a choice: Either find new technologies to replace the oil and gas that the world has left or do nothing, use it all up and by the end of the century revert to being hunter-gatherers. Those are the choices if you […]

Colorado sites open for Women’s History Month

For the 20th anniversary of Women’s History Month in March, homes of notable American women are being opened to the public as never before, including two Colorado sites — Boggsville and the Molly Brown House Museum. Bonnie Clark, assistant professor of anthropology at DU, is on the board of theNational […]

Frozen Four returns to Colorado after 32 years

The Pioneers still have a long road to travel in the world of college hockey, just to make it back home. As the regular hockey season winds down, the playoffs loom and the college hockey world looks to Denver, host to this year’s NCAA championship series, the Frozen Four. The University […]

BusinessWeek ranks Daniels among top 75 undergraduate schools

The Daniels College of Business is ranked No. 67 nationally according to BusinessWeek’s 2008 ranking of undergraduate programs released Feb. 28. Daniels also is the top undergraduate business school in the state, according to BusinessWeek, which ranked Colorado State University No. 73 and Leeds School of Business at CU-Boulder No. 83. “There are nearly […]

Lacrosse player has unique offseason conditioning program

Lacrosse is easy for Andrew Bourke these days. Diminutive in stature, the 5-foot-7, 165-pound senior never had it easy on the lacrosse field — until recently. Constantly battling with Division I college players much taller or heavier than him, Bourke has earned every minute of playing time he gets as […]

Swim teams take second and third at conference championship

The Pioneers took home numerous individual honors and a number of special awards at this year’s Sun Belt Conference (SBC) Championships, held Feb. 28–March 1 in Nashville, Tenn. The Pioneers men’s team finished second with a team score of 654 points and the Pioneers women’s team finished third with 705 points. […]

Corporate leaders talk about sustainability

The way Pepsi and Wal-Mart tell it, sustainability is more than just saving the planet. It’s about making money while you do it. “It’s very hard to do good things if you’re not profitable,” Pepsi sustainability executive Tim Carey told a DU audience Feb. 27. “The pressure to stop anything […]

Women’s College students repair, donate old computers

Warren Kuehner and members of the DU Women in Technology student group have made it their mission to ensure that no deserving Women’s College student is without her own computer. Group members have refurbished more than 100 donated computers and given them to fellow students. The eight-year-old group receives donations from […]

Four DU entities collaborate to exhibit Soviet photography

Four DU entities collaborate to exhibit Soviet photography

When history Associate Professor David Shneer began research for an upcoming book — Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War and the Holocaust — he found that large collections of Soviet photographs had made their way to the U.S. Some were works by the most well-known 20th century Soviet Jewish photographers, including […]

Financial aid a topic of Chancellor’s Roundtable

One message from the Chancellor’s Roundtable Feb. 27 was loud and clear: As with other schools, the cost of DU keeps rising, and students want help. Help, Chancellor Robert Coombe said, could come from increased financial aid, which could occur if the University’s endowment was larger. “We worry about [the cost […]