Archive for September, 2008

‘Sweet William’ comes to Newman Center Sept. 12

Shakespeare devotee Michael Pennington will start off the sixth annualNewman Center Presents series Sept. 12 at the Byron Theatre with his one-man show Sweet William. American audiences may recognize Pennington from his role as Moff Jerjerrod in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, however, the British-born actor/director has a […]

Women’s volleyball team wins Pioneer Classic

The Pioneers women’s volleyball team (5-1) defeated the University of Tennessee (3-3) 3-0 to win thePioneer Classic hosted by DU at Hamilton Gymnasium Sept. 6 in front of more than 400 fans. The Pioneers swept the Lady Volunteers in three straight sets (25-22, 25-16, 25-18) to stretch their unbeaten streak […]

Education this year’s Bridges to the Future focus

The University of Denver’s Bridges to the Future lecture series begins another year of programming by focusing on the challenges of America’s education system with the theme “A Nation Still at Risk: The Future of Education.” “America’s educational system faces many challenges in the years ahead, and many view our public […]

Pioneers celebrate start of new athletics season

With a national championship, seven conference titles, eight coaches of the year, 13 All-Americans and a record 12 of the University’s 17 intercollegiate teams competing in the NCAA post-season, the Pioneers’ phenomenal 2007–08 season will be a tough act to follow. But with true pioneering spirit, DU aims to try. […]

Summer Link a sneak peak at college for high school juniors

A few years ago, Pablo Moreno wasn’t sure about college. Attending Denver’s West High School, he was on the fence, uncertain whether higher education was for him. Fast forward to a day in August 2008: The DU senior is poised to graduate from the Daniels College of Business next May […]

Filling up on DU campus is a (natural) gas

DU’s facilities management department is living up to the University’s “Pioneer” spirit by installing what’s believed to be the first compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle refueling station on a Colorado university campus. The natural gas “pump,” a fueling station for a growing fleet of maintenance and other vehicles that run […]

Summer job leads alumna to career as a winemaker

Amy Lillard (BSBA ’93) says DU helped her find her calling. It started when she got a summer job through the school’s career center as a bike tour guide in France. She learned to appreciate French cuisine and tasted her first French wines while traveling through Burgundy and Provence. “That’s […]

Campus mourns death of internationalization colleague

Associate Vice Provost of Internationalization George Boyd died Sept. 2 at Denver Hospice. He was 72. Boyd joined DU nearly eight years ago after more than 30 years at Trinity University in San Antonio. At DU, Boyd developed more than 100 Cherrington Global Scholars study-abroad sites. Colleagues remember him as […]

Library program gets grant of nearly $1 million

The University of Denver Morgridge College of Education Library and Information Science Program and its partners — DU’s Westminster Law Library (WLL) and the Sturm College of Law — will recruit and educate ten new law librarians, known as the Law Librarian Fellows, thanks to a grant of $999,360 from the Federal Institute […]

Professor says security, privacy a tough balancing act

The next time passengers fly out of Denver International Airport, they may be strip-searched and not even realize it. That’s how privacy expert and DU Sturm College of Law Professor John Somadescribes what a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) machine does to travelers. The TSA admits the device, which it uses to scan […]

Former Secretary of State Albright’s remarks

[Editor’s Note: The following is an unofficial transcript of remarks on foreign policy challenges delivered Aug. 27, 2008, by former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright at a luncheon sponsored by the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, the Council on Foreign Relations and the […]

Learning how things work intrigues math student

Nathan McNew isn’t interested in the practical applications of what he studies. What draws him in is “being able to understand the underlying theory.” Although McNew won a half-tuition scholarship to DU as a seventh grader at the state geography bee, he came to DU primarily to study mathematics. The […]

Quilter Nancy Sampson captures DU in stitches

Quilter Nancy Sampson captures DU in stitches

This intricate quilt, made by Daniels College of Business Professor Nancy Sampson over the course of a summer, depicts the distinctive architectural forms found along DU’s skyline. Although the quilt is made mostly of leftover scraps of cloth, Sampson also included a pin that commemorates DU’s 2005 NCAA Hockey Championship […]

Mary Reed: DU’s Lady Bountiful

Mary Reed: DU’s Lady Bountiful

The only thing most people know about Mary Reed is that her ghost is said to haunt the DU building that bears her name. But there is more to her story. Born in Bucyrus, Ohio, on Oct. 8, 1875, Mary Dean Johnson traveled to Colorado in the late 1800s, met […]

Vernon Perry is there to listen to people’s problems

Vernon Perry is there to listen to people’s problems

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 […]