Archive for June, 2008

Former WWII internee volunteers to help DU archaeologists

When Gary Ono heard that DU’s archaeology team welcomed volunteers for their dig at Camp Amache, he jumped at the opportunity. Sixty-three years ago, Ono was an inmate at the World War II internment camp in Southeastern Colorado. “Although, I was only 3 to 5 years old in Amache, I […]

Athletic Hall of Fame inductees announced

Four individuals and the 1957–58 hockey team will be inducted to the DU Athletic Hall of Fame’s Class of 2008. The 12th annual celebration for the Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place Oct. 23 at the Westin Tabor Center in downtown Denver. With these additions, the Athletic […]

Alums recall DU’s first Earth Day

It looked like a spaceship moving down University Blvd., students said. The floating contraption-carried five blocks by 17 students-was a geodesic dome 30 feet in diameter and 17 feet high made in celebration of the first Earth Day at DU. April 22, 1970, was a snowy day in Denver, recalls […]

Alum won’t reveal secrets to his artwork

The 18th annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival is days away, and Richard Cohen couldn’t be more excited. After a three-year hiatus, the DU alumnus is getting ready to make his 15th appearance at the July 4–6 event. Approximately 350,000 visitors participate in festivities that feature a select group of visual artists […]

Participant numbers spike in annual Bike to Work Day

Participants in Bike to Work Day 2008 rode into the sunset June 25 in record numbers. Metrowide, 25,130 people registered for the event, up from 15,497 in 2007, according to data from the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), which organized the event. Organizers estimate that an additional 30 percent […]

Adjunct DU law professor named Anti-Defamation League chair

Karen Steinhauser, a University of Denver Sturm College of Law adjunct professor, is the new chair of the regional Anti-Defamation League (ADL) chapter. A former prosecutor and longtime instructor at DU, Steinhauser will lead theADL Mountain States Regional Office, which describes itself as a civil rights and human relations agency dedicated […]

Alumna helps Nicaraguans gain access to water

Jami Duffy has a big place in her heart for a small village in Nicaragua. Duffy (BA journalism, political science ’03) lived in Linda Vista, a community of 200, in the mountains of northern Nicaragua where she served as a Peace Corps volunteer from 2004–06. The journey from the capital […]

DU finishes 47th in Directors’ Cup

The University of Denver capped its finest year in NCAA Division I history by finishing No. 47 in the U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced today. A record-breaking 12 teams represented the Pioneers in NCAA postseason competition, and Denver finished with […]

Virginia Woolf conference brings scholars to campus

About 150 people gathered at the University of Denver June 19–22 to discuss author Virginia Woolf as part of the 18th Annual Virginia Woolf International Conference. “The University of Denver is proud to have had this opportunity to bring internationally recognized scholars and common readers and lovers of Woolf to campus […]

Pioneers ski team meets President Bush

President George W. Bush welcomed the 2008 NCAA Champion University of Denver ski team at the White House on June 24. The event was part of Champions Day, which included 20 NCAA Division I national championship teams from the 2007–08 season. “It is an honor to be here with so […]

Students gain experience producing all-youth theater

While Dorothy and Toto are learning the ways of Oz, four DU students and two recent graduates are learning how to put on an all-youth production of The Wizard of Oz. It’s the idea of the play’s director, Anthony Hubert, an assistant professor in DU’s theater department and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain […]

Volunteer interviews Holocaust survivors

Toni Binstock jokes that she has secondary post traumatic stress syndrome. It’s a possibility since she hears personal stories of starvation, imprisonment, torture … unthinkable torment and anguish. Binstock (MSW ’79) has been volunteering to interview Holocaust survivors since 1996. She has no intention of quitting even though she often […]

DU student engineers a better future for remote village

Engineering can be all about charts and graphs and numbers, or it can be about mud, leeches, and changing the lives of some of the most isolated people on the planet. For University of Denver master’s candidate Jeff La Frenierre, making a difference is paramount. Working with Engineers Without Borders (EWB), […]

DU opened doors to Japanese-Americans imprisoned during WWII

Rose (Hanawa) Tanaka, (BS ’48), was just 15, a sophomore in high school, when President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 on Feb. 19, 1942. That order placed approximately 120,000 Japanese and Japanese-Americans in 10 internment camps. Tanaka was taken to Manzanar, a War Relocation Center in California. “My father was […]

Incoming freshman is first-round NHL draft pick

Incoming recruit Joe Colborne is the second player in University of Denver hockey history to be selected in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft. Colborne was selected 16th overall by the Boston Bruins on June 20 in Ottawa. Craig Redmond was selected sixth overall by the Los Angeles […]