Archive for September, 2008

Mexican-style restaurant opens its doors

The Pioneer, a fresh-Mexican-style restaurant with a DU theme, officially opened Sept. 3 on the site of the former Hong Kong Café. The restaurant, at the corner of South University Boulevard and Wesley Avenue, was almost completely gutted and rebuilt, says manager Eric Young. The Pioneer’s freshly painted walls are […]

Alumnus spends retirement helping others

When it comes to giving advice, Vernon Perry’s approach is simple: “I just try to keep my mouth shut and my ears open.” This humble tactic has served him well over the years as people have come to him for wisdom on all sorts of matters. But, when Perry felt […]

Student explores American Indian urbanization

Even though as many as 30,000 American Indians live in the Denver metro area, social work doctoral candidate Nancy Lucero has regularly confronted social workers telling her, “I don’t encounter Native people in my work.” At the same time, she says, many American Indians say they feel “invisible” in the […]

DU installs locks, introduces video to maximize safety on campus

As students return to some buildings on campus this fall, they’ll notice a new safety feature on virtually every door. During the summer, thumb latches were installed on classroom doors so they can be locked from the inside with one action. The locks are another in a series of safety […]

Alumna takes home silver medal in summer Paralympic

On Sept. 12, DU alumna Allison Jones clenched a silver medal in the women’s cycling time trials at the summerParalympics in Beijing, with a time of 44:42.88. Jones entered the race ranked third in the world. In addition to taking home a silver, Jones (BSME ’07) placed sixth the 500K-time-trial […]

Bologna program to address concerns over urban life

In 2008 — and for the first time in human history — most people on the planet will live in cities. Given this monumental transition, societal concerns about the long-term sustainability of urban settlements, and urban life in general, are at an all-time high. The University of Denver-Bologna International Center […]

Olympic internship brings student experience, maturity

When asked ‘What did you do this summer,’ Cory Schaeffler has a great answer: Interned for NBC at the Olympics in Beijing. Schaeffler, a senior business management major, went to New York City two years ago to interview for the position. Since then, he worked to complete the paperwork required. […]

Students recall DNC experiences

Although a handful of students described themselves as “glorified gophers” when speaking about their experiences working for the Democratic National Convention, they sure don’t regret their recent gig. “You’ll be able to tell your kids and grandkids about this,” said political science Professor and DNC delegate Seth Masket, who led about a […]

DU’s Class of 2012 has a more international flavor

The University of Denver welcomed approximately 1,150 new first-year students the first day of classes Sept. 8, according to Todd Rinehart, admission director and assistant vice chancellor of enrollment. (Official enrollment numbers will be available the third week of the quarter.) Where they’re from This year’s freshman cohort is geographically diverse: […]

Retired psychiatry prof is now children’s author

After retiring as professor emerita from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Department of Psychiatry, Sara Goodman Zimet (EdD ’67) turned to writing fiction — something she had always aspired to do. But rather than writing the great American novel, Zimet took to children’s literature, finding inspiration in her […]

DU community gathers to celebrate the life of George Boyd

Friends, family and colleagues gathered at the International House Sept. 10 to honor George Boyd, calling him a scholar, gentleman and mentor. Boyd, who was the associate vice provost ofinternationalization, died Sept. 2 at Denver Hospice. He was 72. “He made an enormous mark at the University of Denver,” Chancellor […]

University to welcome alums back on campus for symposium

University of Denver alumni will have the opportunity to sharpen their pencils — and their minds — by returning to campus for a weekend of learning, engaging discussions and a chance to reconnect with others on Oct. 3–4. The 2008 Alumni Symposium will feature keynote addresses, campus tours, faculty seminars […]

Alum leads national committee, attends GOP convention

Presidential hopeful John McCain wasn’t the only star in St. Paul, Minn., during the Republican National Convention. Charlie Smith (BSBA ’07), national chairman of the College Republican National Committee (CRNC), attended his first GOP convention this past week and wasn’t just an attendee — he was invited to speak. Because of […]

Parking Services offers advice on avoiding tickets

Parking Services hands out an average of 12,400 parking citations during the school year, but contrary to popular belief, parking services is not “out to get you,” manager Buddy Knox says. In fact, he wants to help University drivers avoid getting a ticket by sharing some advice. First up: Buy […]

University purchases wind energy credits

A small part of all the wind coming out of Texas over the next two years will belong to the University of Denver. DU bought it on Sept. 2. “We couldn’t get any Colorado wind,” says Facilities Director Jeff Bemelen. “It was all spoken for.” The “green power” purchase is […]