Archive for April, 2008

Men and women’s tennis selected for NCAA championships

The University of Denver men and women’s teams will compete in the 2008 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships, the NCAA has announced. The No. 28 DU women will make their second NCAA championship appearance after earning the Sun Belt Conference’s automatic berth, while the No. 44 DU men make their […]

Erik Johnson named head coach of women’s b-ball

Boston College assistant coach Erik Johnson has been named the 10th head coach of the University of Denver women’s basketball program, athletics Vice Chancellor Peg Bradley-Doppes announced April 30. “Erik comes highly regarded to DU and is a student of the game,” Bradley-Doppes said. He’s a strong recruiter and has a […]

Six faculty members receive top University honors

The Office of the Provost has announced the 2007–08 faculty award winners, who will be recognized at the University’s fall Convocation ceremony. Michelle Meyer, an adjunct professor in the Daniels College of Business marketing program, has received the Ruth Murray Underhill Teaching Award in recognition of excellence in teaching by an […]

Students host Iraq-focused tent city teach-in

Junior international studies and Russian major John McMahon was the driving force behind last week’s “Change the Status Quo” event intended to foster dialogue about Iraq. Held April 24–25, the event featured a “tent city teach-in.” Thirteen tents were set up in front of Sturm Hall on the Driscoll lawn […]

Education professor emeritus remembered as outstanding educator

Ray Kluever was a man inspired by things that sparked his curiosity. “When he got interested in something, he got very interested in it,” says longtime friend Kathy Green, a professor in the Morgridge College of Education. Kluever, a DU professor emeritus of education, died April 15 at the age of […]

Speakers selected for spring Commencement ceremonies

Three distinguished Colorado citizens with strong connections to the University of Denver will provide the words of inspiration that usher 2008 graduates into the next stages of their lives. “We are fortunate to have such prominent members of the DU community to turn to in choosing our Commencement speakers,” says Claire […]

Project Homeless Connect still seeking volunteers

Volunteers are still needed for Project Homeless Connect 6 (PHC 6), a one-day event at DU’s Ritchie Center on Friday, May 9. PHC 6, a partnership between DU, Denver’s Road Home and the Mile High United Way, serves as a one-stop shop connecting homeless individuals to needed services, including employment, housing, health care, […]

Russian Jewish pianist in residence at DU

Jascha Nemtsov, a Berlin-based Russian pianist, will perform, lecture and teach during his stay at DU April 28–May 2. Nemtsov is an artist-in-residence for the Center for Judaic Studies’ year-long project called “Shema: What Jewish Culture Sounds Like.” Shema, which means “listen” in Hebrew, explores the sounds of Jewish culture […]

Conference sparks religious talk on campus

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Denver hosted a one-day conference April 25 on “Religion on the Secular University Campus.” About 125 people attended the event, which was designed to start a dialogue about how campuses and society can accommodate and respect a multitude of beliefs, even if […]

Iraq war critic speaks at Sturm College of Law

Examine the United States’ foreign policy since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, as a lawyer, and the fissures between action and the standards of international law are apparent, according to an expert in global and international studies. Richard Falk, Princeton University professor emeritus of international law, currently visiting at […]

Benefits enrollment begins April 28

DU employees can sign up for benefits during the 2008 annual enrollment period April 28–May 16. The benefits fair is set for May 7, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Ritchie Center. “We have finalized the new benefits for 2008 and the big news is that we are moving to Delta […]

Law students consider global climate change

Imagine an increase in global temperatures, melting polar ice caps and rising sea levels forcing a nation of 150 million to abandon a flooded homeland and resettle in another country. Then imagine the lawsuits. As nations and industries wrangle with the emerging science of global climate change, a new generation […]

Rwandan genocide survivor to speak at DU

The University of Denver student organization Never Again! is planning its second annual Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week April 28–May 4. Joseph Sebarenzi, former head of the Rwanda Parliament, will be the keynote speaker April 29, at 7 p.m. in Sturm Hall’s Lindsay Auditorium. During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Sebarenzi lost […]

Pioneers women’s and men’s golf teams earn SBC championships

The Pioneers women’s golf team is rewriting the history of the sport in the Sun Belt Conference. Sophomore Stephanie Sherlock shot a career-low 7-under par 65 April 23 in Muscle Shoals, Ala. She set a conference record with a 54-hole score of 208 for a 10-shot individual victory and led the […]

Student helps develop technology for prosthetic limbs

Chris Aasted was one of those children who could be counted on to take things apart, just to see how they work. At 24, he’s turned to putting things together, to see if they work. As a graduate student at DU, Aasted is working closely with Rahmat Shoureshi, dean of […]