Archive for May, 2008

Alumna caters to those who appreciate good food

p>What’s cooking in Lisa Dahl’s kitchen? Well … something “dahlicious.” Whether she’s frosting cupcakes or preparing Asian crab cakes, Dahl’s attention to thoughtful flavor combinations and her stylish presentation is making a mark through her new catering company — Simply Dahlicious. Over the years, Dahl (BSBA ’87) and her husband, Eric […]

Sturm College of Law welcomes 300 new alumni

In a ceremony marked by plain-spoken advice, solemn tradition and even some lighter moments, DU’s Sturm College of Law graduated 300 new alumni May 17 before an Ritchie Center arena packed with family and friends. Watch the video. In congratulating the new graduates, Dean José Juárez recognized not only their accomplishments and […]

Swimming pool a highlight on kindergartners’ tour of DU

Some students were especially excited to be on campus May 16 — they even spread their arms out imitating airplanes to get around the University of Denver as fast as possible. Of course, it was the first time the kindergarten class at Brown International Elementary had ever seen a college campus. […]

University bookstore aims to reduce plastics with new Borrow-a-Bag program

Diamonds are forever; plastics are too. When DU Bookstore Supply Buyer Dave Beaumont realized that, he decided to do something about it. Last year Beaumont and his son Ryan, 7, read aTIME Magazine article about ways to help the planet. When they got to “just say no to plastic bags,” Beaumont […]

New study shows race influences death penalty cases

New research by Scott Phillips, DU associate professor of sociology and criminology, delves into racial disparities in death penalty cases in Harris County, Texas. The research, recently featured in The New York Times, suggests that the district attorney was more likely to pursue the death penalty against black defendants and on behalf […]

Cycling team goes to nationals for third year in a row

The University of Denver club cycling team placed ninth in Division II in the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships. The competition was held May 9–11 in Fort Collins, Colo. At nationals, the 11-person team competed in a team time trial, road race and a criterium. The eight-man, three-woman team was […]

CDOT Chief: Roads are fine — for now

Colorado’s roads, bridges, railways and airports are in good condition, considering the condition that they’re in, says Colorado’s chief transportation executive. But the time for complacency, neglect and under-funding is over, and the time to make hard decisions and put up some real money is now, according to Russell George, […]

DU professor to appear on History Channel

When Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull debuts in movie theaters May 22, audiences will wonder if real-life archaeologists come close to the adventures of Dr. Jones. It’s a question the producers of an upcoming History Channel special try to answer. One of the interviews included in the […]

Building in line to get DU’s first solar power system

The roof of Cherrington Hall may get the first solar power system in the University’s history. If the agreement is finalized, the solar array would provide about 23 percent of the power consumed by Cherrington and the two additions that are slated to begin construction in late summer. “We’re going […]

Lance Armstrong shares story of survival with DU audience

Hundreds crammed into DU’s Driscoll Ballroom May 13 to join retired cycling sensation Lance Armstrong as part of a national celebration of life and call to action through Armstrong’s cancer-fightingfoundation. Armstrong, a 36-year-old seven-time Tour de France cycling champion and a cancer survivor, chose the University of Denver as one […]

Lamont’s artist diploma attracts professional performers

When pianist Aldo Ragone applied to the artist diploma program at DU’s Lamont School of Music, he had already graduated from the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome, had a doctorate from the University of Maryland, performed at the Kennedy Center and won numerous piano competitions across Europe. “The artist diploma program […]

Artist’s work is grounded in nostalgia

Sarah Gjertson says jumping out of a plane is the most peaceful thing she’s ever done. “It really is, because when you skydive you have to be in the moment and you can’t think about anything else,” says Gjertson, an assistant professor at DU’s School of Art and Art History. “It […]

Buchar and López earn top student-athlete honors

Skier John Buchar and gymnast Jessica López, both juniors, were named Male and Female Athlete of the Year, respectively, at DU’s 73rd annual student-athlete awards banquet May 12 at the Ritchie Center. The celebration, which was hosted by student-athletes Peter Mannino and Alyssa Hampton, honored each of Denver’s 17 intercollegiate sports […]

Project Homeless Connect helps more than 800 people

More than 680 homeless adults and 139 children — including 64 families — were assisted with job opportunities, housing, child care, health care and other vital services May 9 at Project Homeless Connect 6. The one-day event at DU’s Ritchie Center helped people overcome barriers to self-sufficiency by offering a full […]

Grilling society serves up food and fun

Everybody has to eat. The simple logic behind the DU Grilling Society(DUGS) has helped the year-old club fire up campus, filling the bellies of DU students and faculty with new and old grilled favorites. Founded last April by five students with a passion for grilling, DUGS now includes about 15 “grillmasters.” […]