Archive for July, 2008

Hockey alums take home gold in Snoopy seniors tournament

For the first time, a team of Pioneers alumni won a gold medal at Snoopy’s Senior World Hockey Tournament in Santa Rosa, Calif. The Pioneers won the 60–64 “Marcie” division July 20 by defeating the University of Michigan Wolverines in the championship. This year, 56 teams competed in the annual […]

Alumnus stars on ‘Million Dollar Listing’ TV show

Talk about getting watched over at work. In August hundreds of thousands of people will be watchingChad Rogers (BA ’99) in his job as a Realtor to the rich and famous in Southern California. Rogers will appear on a Bravo show called Million Dollar Listing that features him and two other […]

Light rail high-rise will downsize to mid-rise

Plans for a high-rise apartment building at the University of Denver light-rail station have gone from a tall order to a short stack. The proposal for a 12-story building that just over a year ago sent neighbors spilling into the streets with picket signs and running to City Hall with […]

Political science professor to be a DNC delegate

It’s been Seth Masket’s life work to study politics, but he’s never been a politician until now. The DU political science assistant professor campaigned and won one of the 70 delegate spots Colorado contributes to the Democratic National Convention (DNC). “I study campaigns and have worked on a number of them, […]

Light-rail drop off needs improvement, critics say

When critics such as City Councilman Chris Nevitt call RTD’S University of Denver light-rail station “a disaster,” they usually mean problems for kiss-n-riders. Drivers who drop off passengers at the station have a more difficult time doing so than they should, critics say, because of the way the station is […]

Law school ‘boot camp’ gives future lawyers a head start

They came from around the country on their summer vacation to be worked almost to death. And the more than 30 attendees at the American Bar Association’s Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) summer program actually applied to be part of what many called a “boot camp” atmosphere, cramming months […]

Lamont student hopes long days pay off

Twelve hour days are common for Laura Anderson, a second-year graduate student at the Lamont School of Music. The full-time violin and harp student also is a graduate teaching assistant, a supervisor at theNewman Center box office, concert master for the Littleton Symphony, teaches private lessons, plays in a string quartet […]

Recycling program to launch Aug. 1

Moving rapidly, the University of Denver will be rolling out its campus-wide recycling program Aug. 1 in a massive quest to slash the University’s carbon footprint and the amount of waste DU sends off to landfills and incinerators. Custodial Services Director Alfredo Abad unveiled the full plan July 16 to more […]

Alumna works to heal wounds of war

It’s interesting that Mary Dolan-Hogrefe (MA ’96) was born in 1968 — a year fraught with civil unrest over the Vietnam War — given her current career path. “Some of my earliest memories are of hearing about the war,” Dolan-Hogrefe says. Today, 40 years later, Dolan-Hogrefe has been named to […]

Kwan, Rice chosen to serve on presidential delegation for Olympics

President George W. Bush has chosen a seven-member delegation — including two who have ties to DU — to represent the United States at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing on August 24, the White House announced today. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (BA ’74, PhD ’81) […]

Alumnus’ Boulder eatery offers diners organic, raw options

Phil Thyen (MBA ’89), a restaurateur in Boulder, Colo., preaches organic foods as salvation for the body and the planet. He founded Organic Orbit in Boulder last year after a five-year run with a restaurant of the same name in Denver. In the 1990s, he prepared and delivered organic salads to […]

Nanotech conference offers up big plans for tiny things

Some of the world’s top innovators in nanotechnology descended on the Cable Center July 21 for the first annual Nano Renewable Energy Summit. Rahmat Shoureshi, dean of DU’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, told the assembled crowd of educators, researchers, government leaders and business professionals that at least seven countries […]

John Edwards visits DU, speaks about war on poverty

Former North Carolina Senator and two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards told reporters and activists at a University of Denver news conference July 22 that he is committed to fighting poverty “as long as I’m alive.” Edwards, who based his 2008 candidacy on fighting poverty in the U.S., said he […]

Hummingbirds, ladybugs create harmony for flower farm owner

For Marc Kessler (BA environmental science ’85), embracing his love of nature and the great outdoors meant always choosing a job that allowed him to be outside. Today, as owner of California Organic Flowers, he not only gets to spend every day under the sun, but he gets “to be […]

Alumna to direct defense education

Shirley Miles (PhD ’01) is the new director of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). She has served as the department’s associate director for education and principal deputy director since June 2007. David Chu, under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, made the announcement in July. “Dr. Miles […]