Archive for August, 2008

Scholars descend on law school to debate the ‘Obama Phenomena’

More than 100 scholars and students from around the country rolled into Denver as the Democratic National Convention was pulling out Aug. 29, ready to dissect Barack Obama’s rise to power and four days of history at the DNC. At an all-day conference at DU’s Sturm College of Law titled “Obama […]

‘Discoveries’ to help new students adjust to college life

From pep rallies and dodgeball to lectures and frank discussions about alcohol and stress, incoming freshmen and transfer students at the University of Denver will find plenty of activities to introduce them to college life at the annualDiscoveries orientation week, kicking off Sept.1. Discoveries is designed to help new undergraduate […]

Taste of Languages offers morsels of culture

Prospective students gathered in Sturm Hall’s Lindsay Auditorium Aug. 27 for University College’s sixth annual Taste of Languages event, which encourages interest in modern languages. The event gives prospective students the opportunity to meet language instructors and attend a 30-minute introductory lesson for a language of their choice while sampling […]

Korbel School has roundtable on international ‘headaches’

On the day Barack Obama officially won the nomination of the Democratic Party, the University of Denver was bringing focus to the international perils that whoever is elected president will quickly face. It was a long list. The list began with the need to restore America’s stature in the world, […]

Alumnus helps supply power to rural Alaskans

Brent Petrie (BA geography ’72) makes life better for people. An example: When people in remote Alaskan villages flip on their lights, they may have Petrie to thank. He’s one of the folks behind the scenes getting people electricity — sometimes for the very first time in their lives. And […]

Nader visits DU, rails against politics as usual

Ralph Nader was the latest presidential candidate to speak at DU, bringing an estimated 4,000 to Magness Arena on Aug. 27. The long-time consumer rights advocate and four-time presidential contender — fifth if the 1992 write-in campaign is included — maintains a passionate anger against both the Democratic and Republican […]

Alumnus is passionate about finance and politics

Ryan Greenawalt (BSBA ’02) is senior vice president at Jefferies & Company, a publicly traded bond firm on Wall Street, where he works in the Fixed Income Group Group serving the needs of public entities. He also is a founding member of the DU’s Young Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund and […]

Comedy fans flock to campus for ‘Daily Show’ convention coverage

The proceedings of the Democratic National Convention — as well as its state host — were satirized as Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” taped its first of four shows at DU’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts Aug. 26. Stewart thanked the 250 people in the Byron Theatre […]

Pioneers announce 2008–09 basketball schedules

The Pioneers men’s and women’s basketball teams will face some of the nation’s top squads when they hit the court this fall. The men’s basketball team will host regional rivals Colorado State and Northern Colorado as well as 2008 NCAA Tournament participants South Alabama and Western Kentucky. The women’s team […]

Community dedicates ground for new Holocaust memorial at DU

About 100 community members, including many Holocaust survivors, gathered outside Margery Reed Hall Aug. 26 to dedicate ground for the University of Denver’s new Holocaust memorial, learning and social action site. “The University of Denver is proud to be home to a project so strongly dedicated to raising social consciousness […]

Masket featured in popular YouTube video about DNC

Denver-based video production company Fireside Production features DU political science Assistant Professor Seth Masket in their latest YouTube video, Convention 101. The video features the co-founder of Fireside Production, Naomi Binkley, firing questions at Masket about how and why conventions work the way they do. “What we’ve found is that people […]

Lowe creates popular baby bedding

Renee Pepys Lowe, founder, president and CEO ofCoCaLo Inc., has been in the juvenile retail business since she herself was juvenile. Her mother was a pioneer in the concept of coordinated baby bedding in the early ’70s and included Pepys Lowe and her three siblings in the entrepreneurial endeavors. But […]

Latino issues should get presidential commission, profs say

The University of Denver Latino Center, in conjunction with Azteca America Fundación, released a preliminary report Aug. 25 on the state of Latinos that calls for a presidential commission on Latino issues. Debora Ortega, a professor at DU’s Graduate School of Social Work, directs the University’s Latino Center for Community Engagement […]

High-rise east of DU could include a grocery

A bold new vision for the southeast corner of University Boulevard and Evans Avenue that could include a supermarket took a large step forward Aug. 20. The Denver Planning Board unanimously agreed to recommend rezoning for seven properties starting with the Wesley Apartments — a two-story, red-brick building at 2100 […]

U.S.News & World Report ranks DU in nation’s top 100

U.S.News & World Report’s annual college rankings for undergraduate education, released Aug. 21, again placed the University of Denver among the nation’s top 100 universities. DU ranked 89th, tied with the University of California-Riverside, the University of Kansas, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Vermont. DU’s ranking is […]