Archive for April, 2008

Wells Fargo and DU accept donations for critically injured staff member

Donations are being accepted to help defray medical costs for Timber Dick, the director of marketing and recruitment for DU’s School of Engineering and Computer Science. Dick was critically injured and suffered severe burns in a car accident March 29. Dick is expected to remain in the burn care unit at […]

Sexual Assault Awareness Week to examine media’s portrayal of sex

Media’s sexist depictions, conceptualized gender roles and concern for sexual violence will be called to question by DU advocates as part of this year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Week. “However, pornography, hip-hop and advertising are not only to blame,” says Lisa Ingarfield, program director of gender violence education and support services. […]

Student leads team into robot combat

DU student Kathy Geise led her troops into the “robot wars” and emerged unscathed and wiser. Geise, a 48-year-old mother in her 10th year of working part time toward a bachelor’s degree in physics, led a troop of area high school students into a national robot construction and competition program […]

Millennials’ comfort with posting personal info online could harm careers

By now, the stories are legend: College students with every door open to them suddenly see those doors slam shut because potential employers discover their personal posting on MySpace or Facebook. The most recent example to blaze across the news is of Stacy Snider, a senior at Millersville University who […]

Professor says neo-conservatives strengthen jihadi terrorism

Neo-conservatives are unintentional enablers of the jihadi terrorists. That’s one of many seminal points in a new book by Tom Farer, dean of the DU’s Graduate School of International Studies. “Neo-conservatives have helped to shape foreign policies that have strengthened the jihadi narrative, a narrative centered on the theme that the […]

Students compete for DU scholarship at geography competition

The Danube River, the golden-headed lion Tamarin and Malaysia are found nowhere near each other, except in the National Geographic Geography Bee. More than 100 students from across Colorado descended on the University of Denver campus April 4, and anything — or anywhere — in the world was fair game. […]

University to assess student learning outcomes

With academic accreditation just three years away, the University of Denver is taking an introspective look beyond accreditation requirements to determine what students need to learn, assess how well they are learning and find ways to improve that learning. “As a university, we need to do this for us,” says […]

Paley leaves legacy of wit, research

Evelyn Paley was a woman who always had something to say, friends and family recalled April 1 at Evans Chapel. Whether it was sharing research on children or marriages, or telling her granddaughter she looked better when the hair was swept back so she could see her face, Paley was […]

DU figure skating team to compete at nationals

The University of Denver club figure skating team has put in the hours. The 20 skaters, of whom 14 skate competitively, practice every weekday from 7:45 a.m.–9:15 a.m. honing their skills. Now all that time on the ice is paying off with a chance to compete at the U.S. Figure […]

DU to host Frozen Four pre-game party

After losing to Wisconsin on March 29, the Pioneers won’t be at the big dance — the NCAA Frozen Four — but the University of Denver has an important role as co-host with the Metro Denver Sports Commission. It will be the Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship’s first time in […]

DU buildings included in Denver celebration of architecture

Five University of Denver properties and the Iliff School of Theology will be open for public tours April 12–13 as part of a citywide celebration of architecture and design. The fourth annual Doors Open Denver will give lovers of architecture a free, two-day hall pass to poke through more than […]

Tanner ends long run as women’s basketball coach

Three-time coach of the year Pam Tanner will not return to coach the Denver Pioneer women’s basketball team next year. The announcement was made April 1. “I am grateful for the opportunity to mold a program at the University of Denver for 13 years,” Tanner said. “I was fortunate to […]

Business school celebrates centennial

One-hundred years ago, a mere 12 students comprised the entire student body of the University of Denver’s business school. Today, there are 2,300 undergraduates and 900 graduates enrolled in theDaniels College of Business — the eighth oldest collegiate school of business in the country. This month, the college will launch […]

DU art professor helps create ice sculpture in Vail, Colo.

DU art professor helps create ice sculpture in Vail, Colo.

Lawrence Argent, [a University of Denver art professor], and Scott Rella’s Verdant Meadows, a first-time collaboration between the two artists, brings humor and magic to winter in Vail. The project combines Rella’s expertise in ice sculpture with Argent’s long experience in public art to creative and dynamic effect. Argent says, “It […]

Gymnastics selected to compete in regional championship

The 2008 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships regional selections were announced March 31 by the NCAA, and the 13th-ranked University of Denver gymnastics team will make its 10th-consecutive appearance on Saturday, April 12 at the Northeast Region Championships in University Park, Pa. The Pioneers (16–4) will be one of six […]