Archive for July, 2008

Magazine ranks DU athletics in top 25

A new Sports Illustrated ranking has lauded the University of Denver for having one of the top collegiate athletic programs in the country for 2007–08. DU was tied with Wisconsin for 23rd among the top 25 athletics programs of the 330 Division I schools in the country. The rankings were published […]

Traffic squeezes past Asbury as crews ‘hit the road’

The change forced motorists to converge to a single stream both north and south and allowed construction crews to begin ripping up the asphalt portion of the roadway. The plan is to replace the asphalt with quick-hardening concrete. Workers also set up bright orange fencing to keep pedestrians from crossing […]

Archaeology students uncover remnants of life at Camp Amache

Cooking pots turned into planters, pieces of porcelain Saki cups and red fingernail polish are a few of the items a DU field crew found when excavating at Camp Amache. The World War II internment camp in Southeastern Colorado housed nearly 7,300 Japanese and Japanese-Americans from 1942–45. Camp Amachewas one of […]

Earning a degree from DU was Younkerman’s ‘dream,’ family recalls

Marie Younkerman could have used a few more hours in the day. “I think her days had 34 hours,” friend and former DU staff member Pat Larsen says. Larsen worked with Younkerman on DU’s Staff Women’s Association and Network (SWAN) for 10 years. “She never missed a meeting, always had […]

Construction to begin on University Boulevard Friday morning

Motorists using University Boulevard to get to work on Friday might want to bring a book. At 9 a.m. that morning, crews will crimp traffic at Asbury Avenue into two lanes — one northbound, one southbound — as part of a major reconstruction of the intersection. They also will block […]

Student comic majors in stand-up

Sophomore finance major Rob Gleeson had just presented a market analysis of projected revenue for a fictional company to his Introduction to Marketing class. At the end, a classmate stood up and, having clearly enjoyed the presentation, announced, “Bro. You should do comedy.” Unbeknownst to him, “bro” already did. “It […]

Denver parents seek respite through unique DU childcare program

When parents of special-needs children want a night out, finding childcare can be an expensive and frustrating endeavor. The Night Owls program at DU’s Fisher Early Learning Center gives families a night out every month — and it’s free. Night Owls Coordinator Amy Mohraz suggested the program last year, when she was […]

Chancellor Duncan helped turn around DU’s financial instability

When Chancellor Frederick Hunter abruptly quit in 1935, DU trustees seized upon David Shaw Duncan, a dean renowned for his popularity with faculty and students, self-discipline and “capacity for patience.” Duncan had come to DU in 1906 as an instructor in the department of history and economics. He rose to […]

Building may replace history on corner of University and Evans

The 77-year-old former residence of DU’s sixth chancellor may be demolished as part of an emerging plan to put a 10–12 story building on the southeast corner of University Boulevard and Evans Avenue. If the project is implemented, it may spell the end for the distinctive Art-Deco style structure. The […]

The Welcome Table dishes up food and activism

Sustenance will be liberally mixed with social justice in a weekend event geared toward high school students. “The Welcome Table: Food, Culture and Community Building” takes place July 18–20 at the Iliff School of Theology. Focusing on social justice, the program highlights the role of food, hospitality and art in various […]

Dallal takes pleasure in traveling the world — and photographing it

Henry Dallal (BSBA ’77) offers advice that is clear and simple: “Travel and appreciate a more global culture. The world is big. Experience it in all its shapes and forms.” It’s advice he has clearly followed himself, and he’s done so with a keen eye. Along his path around the […]

Daniels’ Younkerman remembered for women’s advocacy

The University of Denver community is mourning the loss of staff member Marie Younkerman, who died July 8. She was 58. She was assistant to the director in the department of statistics and operations technology in Daniels College of Business. Colleagues said it was a primary goal of Younkerman to […]

Aging buildings get tucked

While the architectural styles of University Hall and the Mary Reed Building have held up well over time, the mortar which holds these brick and stone buildings together has become a bit too antiquated. For more than a month, workers have been completing a process known as tuck-pointing, which involves […]

Wildcatter finds energy to fight for low-carbon future

For 35 years, wildcatter Fred Julander (MBA ’84) has been punching holes in the ground in search of natural gas. Today he’s punching holes in arguments against an energy future that blends natural gas with renewables. “There’s a lot more natural gas in the planet than we realize, and we’ve […]

Alumna’s high school travel leads to career direction

She always thought she would teach elementary school. But on a trip to the Republic of Uzbekistan when she was in high school, a light bulb turned on for Emily Pierce. The Fort Lupton, Colo., native — who recently graduated from DU with a bachelor’s degree in international studies and […]