Archive for June, 2008

Researcher explores breast cancer survivors’ connection to spirituality

For the last six years, Caryn Aviv, a Judaic Studies lecturer at DU, has been working with researchers to improve breast cancer survivors’ quality of life. Aviv and researchers from San Francisco State University and California Pacific Medical Center are wrapping up a study this year that includes 165 participants and explores […]

Bradley-Doppes named AstroTurf Athletic Director of the Year

University of Denver Athletics Vice Chancellor Peg Bradley-Doppes is one of 29 winners of the AstroTurf Athletic Director of the Year Award announced June 9 by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). One winner was selected in each of seven categories and four geographic regions. NACDA Executive […]

Nagel Hall interior to become a work of art

Works by nearly two dozen acclaimed painters from Colorado and France will be permanently exhibited in the public spaces of DU’s new residence, Nagel Hall. The Nagel Hall Art Collection will be installed in July in anticipation of the Aug. 21 scheduled dedication and fall opening of the $39.8 million, […]

Student creates challenges for himself and others

He’s an artist, a writer, and now he’s heading to law school. Michael Lente just likes a challenge — and to challenge others’ expectations and stereotypes. “People have this idea that artists chain smoke and wear black,” says printmaking professor Catherine Chauvin, who had Lente in class last spring. “But […]

Vision for light-rail station takes Evans bridge bouncing in stride

Ask motorists how they like the bouncing they feel while crossing the Evans Avenue Bridge over Santa Fe Drive and often the response is alarm. Ask a bridge expert and it’s calm. “We get calls all the time about that bridge,” says James Barwick, chief infrastructure engineer for Denver’s public […]

DU Republican chair vows to combat apathy

Kevin Poyner wants the world to know: “Barack Obama is not everyone’s teddy bear.” The president of DU’s College Republicans chapterstresses the importance of voicing an opinion, even if it’s not a popular one. “You kind of feel like the low person out there,” he says, noting most conservatives feel that […]

Graduate and grandfather have DU in common

David Fishbein (BS ’08) and his grandfather Melvin Mogulof (BS ’49) graduated from the University of Denver 59 years apart. And while at DU, they took the same class from the same professor. Although Mogulof studied education and Fishbein real estate, the relatives both enrolled in Professor James Johnston’s business […]

Alumnus is both artist and entrepreneur

As a contemporary jewelry designer, Todd Moore (BA ’95) takes an iconoclastic approach — attempting to remove all limitations to his creativity. This push beyond the ordinary first led Moore to jewelry making. He apprenticed in Bozeman, Mont. — somewhere he never considered until a dream pointed him to the […]

Commencement speaker challenges graduates to face world problems

Graduate Commencement speaker Peter Groff (JD ’92) told a crowd of thousands June 6 at Magness Arena that the 2008 graduates were at a watershed moment in America’s history. “You will take your graduate degrees into a world with incredible challenges, issues and situations,” said Groff, president of the Colorado Senate […]

Alumna launches weapon for peace: education

Mujda Amini (BA economics, political science ’01) believes education is a way to achieve peace in the world. And she believes it enough to act — by raising funds to build libraries in Afghanistan. Her first library will go up this summer in the small, rural town of Chooqdakh, Afghanistan, […]

Dan Ritchie receives standing ovation at undergraduate Commencement

A capacity crowd in DU’s Magness Arena gave Chancellor Emeritus Dan Ritchie a standing ovation following his address at the undergraduateCommencement ceremony June 7. The Class of ’08 is the last one Ritchie welcomed to DU in 2004 before leaving his position as chancellor the following summer. Nearly 1,000 seniors received […]

Alums from 1940s, 50s yield advice to students

Graduates from 50 years ago and beyond celebrated their reunions on campus June 6 with an Emeritus Tea while reminiscing about times when DU had a football team and courses cost a mere $11. “I’m glad we don’t have present day tuition,” said Margaret Bettinger Weiland (BA ’49). But time […]

Hong Kong Cafe packs up, new bar on tap

The Hong Kong Café, a popular South University Boulevard dining spot for 14 years, closed its doors June 4 with a large helping of gratitude to the DU community and a side order of regret. “It’s very sad; it’s hard to leave,” says Lyn Diep while helping her husband, Vincent, […]

Students visit Scandinavian countries to yield business lessons

Before Darl Bien, a former DU professor in the physics department, died of cancer in 2004, Dennis Wittmer told him he’d keep a tradition alive that Bien had started: An annual student trip to Scandinavian countries. “I became so persuaded by the value of the trip and I wanted him […]

Student finishes bachelor’s degree after long hiatus

Degree interrupted. With his wife and children looking on, Mark Lemmons will walk down the aisle at the University of DenverCommencement Ceremonies June 7 to accept his diploma — a Bachelor of Arts degree in science and technology fromUniversity College — two decades after earning his high school diploma. “It […]