Archive for August, 2008

New restaurants on the menu for University Park area

An Asian bistro and sushi bar, a Mexican-style pub and a Mediterranean grill are the newest restaurants on the doorstep of DU. The Asian eatery opened its doors in mid-July at 2022 S. University Blvd. in space formerly occupied by Isle of Singapore. The restaurant operates as Jason’s Thai, offering […]

Scientist predicts stellar catastrophe

Get ready for a celestial “doomsday event.” Well, it won’t be doomsday for those of us on Earth, but DU Astronomy Professor Robert Stencel says new findings he presented at a June conference show that a far-distant star may be headed for big trouble within a few decades. The star, called […]

Alumnus rescues drowning woman from Colorado River rapids

On Aug. 4, brothers Jay and Drew Nelson (BA’ 02) were enjoying the end of a long weekend, parking their camper for some fishing and dinner along the Colorado River. What the two Valparaiso High School graduates didn’t expect was to be swept into a treacherous rescue of a barely […]

Johnston touched thousands of lives, colleagues say

James “JJ” Johnston thought if you were going to connect with students, it was probably a good idea to first learn their names. Johnston made it a point to learn the names of every student during the first week of class, even filing note cards with biographical information for each […]

Alumnus explores South Broadway in historical book series

Since establishing the University Park campus in the 1880s, DU has been an influential force in the surrounding community. The Spirits of South Broadway (New Social Publications, 2008), by Phil Goodstein (MA ’75), explores the University’s pioneering role in South Denver and the history of the South Broadway corridor from […]

DU honors Post and News reporters with Morton Margolin award

Denver Post reporters David Olinger and Aldo Svaldi and Rocky Mountain News reporter Gargi Chakrabarty have been awarded the Morton Margolin Prize for Distinguished Business Reporting from the University of Denver. The prize, awarded annually for 29 years by DU’sSchool of Communication and Daniels College of Business, recognizes outstanding reporting about Colorado […]

DU gymnast prepares for Olympic games in China

DU student-athlete Jessica López is in Beijing, readying herself for the biggest competition of her life — the 2008 summer Olympics. López, a gymnast from Caracas, Venezuela, has already achieved many honors: She’s a three-time All-American and a three-time Venezuelan national champion on the floor and two-time national champion on […]