Archive for April, 2008

Health officials continue to monitor stomach virus

Denver health department officials have declared the University of Denver campus safe after students reported symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea. Since April 13, a total of 84 students have reported ill. Health officials say a Norovirus caused the stomach flu that affected 84 of the University’s more than 11,000 students. […]

Estlow Center hosts conference and honors journalist

Renee Montagne, host of NPR’s Morning Edition, told a crowd of nearly 200 students and community members at the Cable Center that she has dedicated her career to telling untold stories. Montagne was the keynote speaker and recipient of the 2008 Anvil of Freedom Award, which was presented to her […]

Craftsman shares knowledge of basketmaking, tomahawk throwing

Whether he’s throwing a tomahawk, weaving a pine needle basket or turning wild gourds into flowers, George Tippin (MSW ’62) teaches lessons that go far beyond a social worker’s usual repertoire. Tippin’s second career as an arts and crafts guru started with the Boy Scouts; he was a scout master […]

Religious authority to speak about happiness at Bridges to the Future event

José Casanova, a leading authority on religion and world affairs, will speak at the University of Denver Bridges to the Future event at Davis Auditorium in Sturm Hall April 22 at 7 p.m. Casanova is a sociology professor and senior fellow in the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World […]

Science writer discusses research on the brain

“Today, we take for granted that the brain is the center of our existence,” said acclaimed science writer Carl Zimmer. But, it wasn’t always so. Zimmer spoke at Craig Hall on April 15 for the second annual Penrose Library Author’s Lecture about his most recent book, Soul Made Flesh: A History […]

Officials declare DU campus safe, identify stomach virus

Denver health department officials have declared the University of Denver campus safe after 63 students reported symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea during a four-day period beginning April 13. Health officials report that a Norovirus caused the stomach flu that affected 63 of the university’s more than 11,000 students. The virus […]

Tennis teams are No. 1 seeds for Sun Belt Conference Championships

For the first time in school history, the Pioneers men’s and women’s tennis teams are the No. 1 seeds for the Sun Belt Conference Men and Women’s Tennis Championships to be held April 18–20 in Monroe, La. The Pioneer men are seeking their first title. The No. 45 DU men […]

Students cast votes for DU’s best professor

Nominations are being accepted for the William T. Driscoll Master Educator Award — given annually to a faculty or staff member for excellence in teaching or mentoring. The award is named after William Driscoll, who came to the University in 1944 to teach zoology. He was an associate dean of […]

DU staffer is ‘dead, not gone,’ family says

Nearly a thousand mourners joined Timber Dick’s family April 15 as they expressed “the holes in our hearts” caused by the loss of a selfless, brilliant and decent man. Dick, the director of marketing and recruitment for DU’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, died April 10 at the University of […]

Archaeology illuminates the here and now, prof says

Professor Dean Saitta argues with the belief that archaeology studies only the dead and done. He instead teaches that an archeological study of the past is imperative to understand the complex issues society faces today. “A lot of problems we have today need to be studied with a deep historical […]

DU still looking for cause of student illnesses

Between late Sunday, April 13 and Monday, April 14, a total of 37 University of Denver students became ill with symptoms that included vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps and dehydration. Of those reporting symptoms, 13 have been treated at University Health, and 24 have been seen at Porter Adventist Hospital, with […]

Psychologists help families tackle financial stress

University of Denver research shows conflict over money is the single greatest challenge couples face. And now, more and more couples are facing that challenge. According to the Federal Reserve, the median U.S. household income is $43,200, and the typical family’s credit card balance is almost 5 percent of their […]

Club baseball no beer and T-shirt league

With the slap of leather, an umpire barking out balls and strikes, and the thunk of an aluminum bat, the sounds of baseball have returned to the University of Denver. DU’s varsity program disappeared in 1997. But in 2008, baseball is back at the University as a club sport, joining a […]

Officials investigating cause of student illnesses

Twenty-eight students have been treated by medical personnel for possible food poisoning. Thirteen students were treated at the University Health Center, and 15 were treated at Porter Hospital; one student was hospitalized. All of the ill students are expected to make a full recovery, says Dr. Sam Alexander, director of […]

Fast-filling summer camp lets area youth dabble in sports

Kids yearning to be the next University of Denver student athlete will have the opportunity to practice like one this summer. The Pioneer Athletic Super Summer Camp (PASS) at DU allows campers, ages 6 to 12, to practice on the same fields and courts as DU student athletes, skate on […]