Archive for May, 2008

Students feel the effect of physics

Dylan DeTroye tries to explain what he likes about physics. Then he stops in mid sentence. “Hang on, my head it is hurting. I was just on the roller coaster,” he says. “I went on it two times in the last two minutes.” DeTroye, a 12-year-old from Falcon Bluffs Middle […]

Myhren Gallery presents annual graduate exhibit

DU’s Myhren Gallery will showcase the works of 17 graduating students beginning May 15. An opening reception will be held May 15 from 5–8 p.m. For the first time, the “BFA/MFA Exhibition” will include works from students graduating from the Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) program and the Masters of Fine […]

Fight for equality won’t stop with guilty verdict, couple says

Their day in court ended in a guilty verdict, but the DU professor and staffer convicted May 7 in Denver County Court say their fight to be legally married isn’t over. “We felt like we got a public hearing,” says Kate Burns, an office assistant in the department of digital media […]

AUSA Senate president elected

Junior Monica Kumar and sophomore Antoine Perretta were voted DU’s AUSA Senate president and vice president, respectively, for the 2008–09 school year. The results were announced May 7 after students voted Monday–Wednesday online. Kumar, a finance and marketing major, is currently the director of marketing and records in the AUSA Senate. […]

Ramke’s poetry combines imagination, experience

When he presented Bin Ramke with DU’s John Evans Professorship at Convocation in September 2007, Provost Gregg Kvistad described Ramke as “elegantly modest.” “Bin’s entire being is against fluff and bombast,” Kvistad said. Indeed, the DU English professor and poet looked like he might rather be anywhere else, and as the audience […]

Memorial service set for student

A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, May 8, in honor of Gabriel Richardson, a 22-year-old University of Denver student who passed away at his off-campus job May 5. Richardson, a senior finance and marketing major and member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, collapsed while working to control a patient […]

Diversity Summit focuses on inclusive action

As attendance has grown for the University of Denver’s annual Diversity Summit, so too have expectations grown for spreading inclusive excellence across campus. “We’ve been making great progress, but we need to do more,” said Chancellor Robert Coombe. “We need to extract excellence from the energy of our diversity.” Registrations […]

Cable industry leaders meet political gurus, discuss presidential election

As the host of C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, Steve Scully has 
unique insight into presidential politics. He shared his thoughts with about 20 cable industry leaders at the Cable Center May 8. Scully, along with Pace University political science Professor Chris Malone, fielded
questions about the media and the
Democratic National Convention, which will be […]

Campus mourns student’s passing

The University of Denver community is mourning the death of a 22-year-old student who passed away at his off-campus job May 5. Authorities are still investigating what caused the death of senior finance and marketing major Gabriel Richardson, but there is no evidence of trauma and no foul play suspected. […]

Lance Armstrong to appear on campus

The University of Denver will host a special appearance by seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong on Tuesday, May 13. Armstrong’s appearance in Denver will be one of his four stops on a daylong cross-country trek to support the 2008 LiveStrong Day. LiveStrong Day is the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s […]

Mexican restaurant hopes to brighten up corner of Evans and Williams

Illegal Pete’s, a Colorado-based bar-and-restaurant chain, plans to open in August in the former Piccolo’s at the southwest corner of East Evans Avenue and South Williams Street. The opening will follow extensive renovations to the 54-year-old building, company founder Pete Turner says. Changes to the exterior will be among the […]

Project Homeless Connect logistics finalized

On Friday, May 9, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m., more than 800 University of Denver students, faculty and staff will work one-on-one with homeless individuals at Project Homeless Connect 6 (PHC 6), a one-day event at DU’s Ritchie Center. PHC 6, a partnership between DU, Denver’s Road Home and the Mile High United Way, […]

Student thesis takes a look at Soviets during Cold War

After World War II, the Soviet Union saw itself as a liberator, rehabilitator, modernizer and deliverer of democracy with a historical right to involve itself in the Baltic states, according to a DU history student. That’s the case senior history major William Burke makes in his recently completed thesis, “Through the […]

Award-winning film about homelessness kicks off PHC 6

A bit of Hollywood will come to campus on May 7 when the film Where God Left His Shoes is screened at Gates Concert Hall in the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. The screening will kick off and celebrate DU’s involvement with Project Homeless Connect 6. The film stars John Leguizamo and […]

Riordan to lead Daniels College of Business

On May 5, Chancellor Robert Coombe announced that Christine Riordan was appointed dean of the Daniels College of Business. Riordan is a nationally recognized expert in leadership development and diversity. For the past three years, she was at Texas Christian University as an associate dean. There, she led a branding and […]