Archive for October, 2008

Financial Times ranks Daniels Executive MBA program No. 90

London-based newspaper The Financial Times ranked DU’s Daniels College of Business Executive MBA (EMBA) Program No. 90 in the world (tied with Brigham Young University). According to the rankings released Oct. 27, Daniels is the sole Colorado school named to the list, joining Columbia, the London Business School, Wharton, NYU, the […]

Student Dems, Republicans encouraging youth vote

f the majority of DU students have their way, Barack Obama will be president. It’s not a secret the Democratic candidate is the more popular contender among DU students. He was treated like a rockstar during his campus visit in January, and students cut class and waited in line for hours […]

Lamm calls for discussion about cultural success, achievement

If the country is to achieve a national dream of equality and prosperity for all people, all races and all cultures, we will all have to talk, former Colorado Governor and DU scholar Richard Lamm told a packed luncheon Oct. 30. Lamm, a University professor and co-director of the Institute for […]

McIntosh earns teaching, research honors

Twenty-one years ago Daniel McIntosh graduated from DU with a degree in psychology. Last month the DU psychology professor was awarded the United Methodist Church University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award. “It’s an honor to be recognized for teaching and research,” McIntosh says. “I appreciate that DU values both.” McIntosh […]

Lessons on tap for students at wine fest

Pop! Let the sipping begin. The University of Denver is playing host to the 4th Annual Denver International Wine Festival Oct. 29 to Nov. 1. Festivities will take place at the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM). But this year’s event isn’t just about the wine. “We’ve placed […]

Web site helps women learn to manage finances

Going through a divorce or losing a spouse is emotionally devastating. But it can also cause financial upheaval. Louis D’Antonio, a professor of finance and co-director of the Reiman School of Finance at the Daniels College of Business, is working on a project to provide basic financial education to underserved women. […]

Kevin Costner urges DU students to vote

November 4 will be the day that the world starts to change, if Kevin Costner has his way. The actor, producer and award-winning director spoke to a crowd of students and community members at the University of Denver’s Driscoll Commons Oct. 28. Costner appeared at a get-out-the-vote rally sponsored by […]

Wine fest to uncork new uses for empty bottles

There’ll be no whining about what to do with the empty bottles at this year’s Denver International Wine Festival, Oct. 29 to Nov. 1 on the DU campus. For the second-consecutive year the bottles opened at the festival will be repurposed into goblets and tumblers, not just dumped into landfills. “Last […]

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet glides across stage Nov. 1

If previous years are any indication, Gates Concert Hall will be at maximum capacity Nov. 1 for Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s 7:30 p.m. performance. Based in Aspen, Colo., and Santa Fe, N.M., the contemporary ballet company is a favorite in Denver and consistently sells out shows, says Newman Center Executive […]

Study will shed light on how children with Down syndrome learn

Researchers at DU’s Morgridge College of Education are conducting a study that will compare two early literacy intervention approaches to educating young children with Down syndrome. The study is underwritten by a $130,000 gift from the Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Educational Fund, $10,000 from the McDonnell Foundation and $10,000 from the […]

Rail riders come aboard for Art-on-the-Line

Art enthusiasts will have an opportunity to tour the public art on the southwest and southeast lines of the RTD light-rail system Nov. 8 beginning at 9:45 a.m. DU ART!, a volunteer support group for the School of Art and Art History at the University of Denver, is sponsoring the tours. […]

Student-athletes get lectures on game of life

This fall 80 freshmen DU student-athletes are attending workshops designed to help them score not only on the field, but also in the classroom and in life. Student-Athlete Support Services at DU is using messages from Randy Pausch, the charismatic young college professor at Carnegie Mellon University who chronicled his […]

DU research center finds a costly flaw in Colorado election laws

A last-minute deal resulting in the withdrawal of four proposals from this year’s ballot has highlighted a costly flaw in Colorado’s election laws, according to a new report from DU’s Center for Colorado’s Economic Future (CCEF). The flaw is that the deadline for withdrawing ballot proposals falls after the sequence for […]

Pioneers basketball tickets now on sale

The Pioneer’s men’s and women’s basketball single-game tickets are now on sale and are available at the Ritchie Center Box Office, by phone at 303-871-2336 and online at “We added two home games to our schedule this year because we know it is critical to create a home-court advantage,” head coach […]

Gospel choir’s performance to benefit African orphans

South Africa’s Soweto Gospel Choir will perform at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Founded in 2002, the choir has quickly ascended to international fame, winning several awards, including Grammy Awards in 2007 and 2008 for Best Traditional World Music Album. Made up of 26 […]