Archive for May, 2008

Mother-daughter alumnae coordinate weddings

Angela Johnston’s childhood dream was to be a wedding planner — growing up she adored the wedding scenes in every movie she saw. So when it came to planning her own wedding, Johnston (BSBA ’99) and her mother Pamela Drennan (BBA ’96) used the event to test the wedding planning […]

DU archaeologist popular after debut of History Channel documentary

Just hours after Indiana Jones and the Ultimate Quest debuted on the History Channel May 18,Lawrence Conyers’ e-mail inbox experienced an influx. The DU associate professor of archaeology was featured in the two-hour documentary produced by Prometheus Entertainment. “Our rating for the premiere on May 18 was a 1.2 rating, which roughly […]

Newman Center Presents season tickets on sale now

The Newman Center for the Performing Arts has begun selling subscriptions for its 2008–09 season. The center’s sixth season will serve up an eclectic mix of modern and classic productions. Newman Center Presents will feature 14 performances of music, theater and dance, all in Gates Concert Hall except for Aquila Theatre […]

DU names international studies school for founder Josef Korbel

The University of Denver is looking to its past to inspire leaders of the future, renaming the Graduate School of International Studies in honor of the late Josef Korbel, an internationally recognized diplomat, scholar and professor. Korbel’s family — including his daughter, former sec. of state and United Nations representative Madeleine […]

Next president must reach out, restore name of democracy, Albright tells students

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told University of Denver students that next presidential administration will have its work cut out for it on the world stage. Calling the war in Iraq “the greatest disaster in international relations in American history,” Albright warned that the next president, whoever it may […]

Students to see Vienna’s problem-solving savvy

Several University of Denver students will be getting firsthand lessons this summer in how Vienna has become what some say is a showcase for solving the problems of globalization. Students will be traveling to the city as part of a course called Vienna: Religious and Social Justice, which is part […]

Retiring professor reflects on life in the lab

From molecular structures to atmospheric ozone, painting stubborn window sashes or carrying a briefcase on the back of a bicycle, Professor Donald Stedman has had his eye on the next big thing. After spending the last 25 years at the University of Denver, the 65-year-old chemist and creator will retire […]

Former athlete takes to law

Life was in freefall for Nora Pincus after she left high school at 15. But that was a good thing. Pincus, 26, was an avid ski racer who left school to pursue her dreams on the slopes. She devoted her life to a career in the thin air and snow, […]

‘I will never surrender in Iraq,’ McCain tells DU crowd

Sen. John McCain delivered a foreign policy speech to a crowd of about 400 in the Cable Center this morning, telling them that the U.S. not only has to be strong but must be a model for other countries in the 21st century. Although his roughly 24-minute speech was interrupted four […]

New DNA program at DU could help solve property crimes

A burglar makes off with a homeowner’s valuables and disappears into the night, leaving not so much as a fingerprint for detectives to go on. But he may have left something even more valuable — that drop of blood from where he broke a window to gain entrance, a few […]

Lamont voice students to perform in Italy

Fourteen voice students from the Lamont School of Music have been accepted to the International Lyric Academy in Viterbo, Italy. The academy provides students with lessons, coaching and multiple performing experiences. Lamont students were offered key roles in several operas, some performing at the Tuscia Opera Festival, which hosts thousands of […]

Groff chosen to serve on Democratic Party’s platform committee

Peter Groff (JD ’92), president of the Colorado Senate and executive director of the University of Denver Center for African-American Policy, has been chosen to serve on the 2008 National Platform Committee by Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean. The announcement was made May 19. The Platform Committee is responsible for […]

DU’s May Days draws national music acts

As the first hint of summer weather warms the University of Denver, the campus heats up with a lineup of nationally touring acts for the May DaysMusic Festival on May 22. Organizers are bringing Philadelphia hip-hop artist RJD2 to campus, along with the Denver-based hip-hop band The Flobots, who signed this […]

DU to rename Graduate School of International Studies in honor of Josef Korbel

His legacy has long been at the bedrock of the University of Denver Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS). Now, the institution he founded and raised to prominence as one of the world’s leading schools of international affairs will bear the name of the late Czechoslovakian diplomat and professor Josef Korbel. […]

From mowing greens to reading them, Shockley’s a natural

Dawn Shockley’s introduction to golf was far from typical for someone who has risen from weekend hacker to a ranking of 81 in the country among collegiate golfers in just six years. Her introduction wasn’t about lessons from top pros, not about the finer points of swinging a driver and […]