Archive for September, 2008

Solar home tour counting on sunny skies

Energy-efficient homes powered by the sun will be shining brightly this weekend as part of the annual Solar Home Tour of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES). Two tours are being offered, one self-conducted and the other a formal guided bus tour of metro-area solar homes, including the carriage house […]

Alumnus’ old energy technology is new again

On Parkway Drive in the Englewood, Colo., neighborhood of Cherry Hills, a piece of history is for sale. Years ago, however, the technology which makes this item distinct was of little interest or value to anyone other than its owner. That’s because the heating system employed in the house on […]

‘Clark Kent’ alum honored by law school

Craig Joyce (JD ’80), the 2008 Law Star Outstanding Alumni award recipient, donates much of his time toSturm College of Law while heading up a 16-member litigation team at Fairfield and Woods. If that’s not enough, the family man can name the members of nearly every band, he plays on […]

Group harvests cabbage to benefit local food shelters

More than 70,000 people across Colorado will be enjoying fresh produce this week thanks in part to volunteers from the University of Denver. Seven undergraduate and graduate students, led by University Chaplain Gary Brower, spent Saturday at Petrocco Farms in Brighton, Colo., cutting and boxing cabbage in a gleaning project for […]

Convocation address ushers in University’s 145th year

In his Sept. 26 Convocation address, Chancellor Robert Coombe reflected on the successes of the past year and looked forward, sharing his vision for graduate studies and scholarship at the University. “The year we just completed was in many ways the best in our history,” he said, highlighting fundraising, athletics […]

Boutique owner aims to put Denver on the ‘fashion map’

Some women are born with the fashion gene, while others have to work at being stylish. No matter where the women of Denver fall in this spectrum, Lauren (Hachmeister) Metz (BSBA’02) says her new boutique, Delish Demure, has something for everyone. As a DU marketing student, she traveled to London, where […]

Eating disorder risk tied to female athletes

Female athletes and exercisers tend to exhibit more eating disorder symptoms and behaviors than those who do not exercise as regularly, researchers have found. Lead study author Jill Holm-Denoma, clinical associate and lecturer in DU’s department of psychology, worked with three researchers from other universities. They surveyed 274 female college undergraduates […]

DU hosts record number of Boettcher Scholars

The Boettcher Foundation has picked this year’s crop of homegrown scholars — superior young people from Colorado high schools selected to receive the prestigious Boettcher Scholarships. Among the 40 Boettcher scholars chosen from more than 1,100 applicants are 13 high school students who chose to enroll at the University of Denver […]

Artists mix variety of expressions in Newman Center performance

Universes, a New York based ensemble of multidisciplinary artists, will visit the Newman Center Oct. 2 to perform their unique theater piece,Slanguage. In Slanguage, Universes distills various forms of artistic expression — including slam-poetry, storytelling, rap, gospel, blues, jazz and Spanish boleros — to create a unique brand of theater. Like several […]

Choreographer explains how his art promotes civic dialogue

Award-winning choreographer Robert Moses will talk with DU students about performing arts and social issues Sept. 27 at 10:30 a.m. outside Margery Reed Hall. Moses frequently speaks about race, class, culture, gender and the environment. His talk Saturday morning will be held near Buchtel Tower, the proposed site for the […]

TVs top list of dorm room accoutrements

When students move into dorms they bring with them an assortment of survival essentials, remnants from home and electronic distractions. As frequent visitors of dorm rooms, five DU Resident Assistants (RAs) contributed to create a top-10 list of the most popular items in residence halls. 10. Prohibited items With the […]

Speaker challenges educators to trust and embrace the heart

Parker Palmer told educators not to factor out the heart when it comes to teaching. The author, educator and activist spoke to a crowd of nearly 1,400 people at the Ritchie Center Sept. 23 as part of the University’s Bridges to the Future lecture series. This year’s theme is “A Nation […]

Newman Center to host Robert Moses’ Denver premiere

Robert Moses’ Kin dance company will perform for the first time in Denver at the Newman Center on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. According to Newman Center Executive Director Stephen Seifert, hosting Robert Moses’ Kin achieves one of the center’s primary objectives — attracting a variety of artists in Denver. Denver […]

Professor predicts presidential campaign will get ‘plenty nasty’

Who says it never rains in Colorado? For the last few months the state has been flooded with political ads, hopeful rhetoric and campaign promises that no umbrella could possibly withstand. And according to one University of Denver professor, the forecast from now through Nov. 4 is for an even […]

Alumnus releases third book in vampire series

While on a case to collect the pages of The Undead Kama Sutra, a manuscript rumored to explain how to increase a vampire’s psychic energies and healing abilities through sex, vampire private-eye Felix Gomez encounters a dying alien who tells him to find his assassin, a man known as Goodman, in […]