Archive for October, 2008

Neighbors line up behind 10-story Lux at DU apartment project

Rezoning approval crucial to developers’ plans for a 10-story apartment building at Evans Avenue and University Boulevard was unanimously passed Oct. 20 by Denver City Council. The vote gives developers David Eloe and Phillip Caplan the green light to build Lux at DU, a high-rise rental apartment with ground-floor retail […]

Historic ties noted at first-year dinner with chancellor

The University’s Denver roots go deeper than those of the various trees that adorn campus, Chancellor Robert Coombe told students, faculty, staff and alumni at a recent first-year student dinner. “For as long as there has been any Denver at all,” Coombe said, “the University of Denver has been here.” By […]

Players and coaches are soccer stadium’s biggest fans

Next season, soccer games at DU won’t always be duels in the sun. With construction of a new soccer stadium, night games under lights will replace the mid-day and late afternoon sweat-fests that have deterred scheduling big name opponents and kept crowds small. For men’s coach Bobby Muuss, a new […]

DU to add soccer stadium, strength and conditioning complex to Ritchie Center

The University of Denver will begin construction this winter on a $6.3 million, 2,000-seat soccer stadium and strength and conditioning complex. The stadium — complete with lights for nighttime games, new grass surface, drainage system and a synthetic, all-weather practice field — is expected to open in time for the […]

Free lunchtime concert features The Playground

The Playground, artists-in-residence at the Lamont School of Music, will begin this season’s Lamont Community Concert Series with a performance featuring the music of the French composer Oliver Messiaen. The free concert will take place Oct. 24 at noon in Hamilton Recital Hall. Starting in 2004, the Playground emerged as […]

Author says nuclear power is the new green

Author Gwyneth Cravens first became interested in nuclear power as a protester, but she says the more she learned, the more she realized she had to change her views. Visiting the University of Denver Oct. 17 and speaking to physics students, Cravens talked about her eight-year investigation into nuclear power […]

Homecoming combines new and old traditions

Organizers of Homecoming and Parents Weekend, Oct. 24–26, say this year’s schedule of festivities is planned to inspire parents, alumni, students and community members. This year’s theme is “Live the Tradition,” and last year’s was “Create a Tradition,” signifying the committee’s goal to make Homecoming more cohesive by involving the […]

Social Work celebrates doctoral students

For DU’s Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW), 2008 is a year recognizing history with a celebration of firsts. The institution, a pioneer in doctoral education in social work, kicked off its 40th year of doctoral research on Oct. 15 with a reception for students pursuing a PhD. The event celebrated […]

Retired professor devotes life to race relations

William Gravely, a retired professor of religious studies at the University of Denver, says he doesn’t remember when he first heard about what happened on Feb. 17, 1947. But the horrific event that occurred that day has stuck with him. Early on that Monday, a mob of men snatched a […]

Chancellor issues decision on student effort to ‘bring back Boone’

A student-initiated effort to replace Ruckus and reinstate Boone as the DU mascot has come to an end, Chancellor Robert Coombe announced today. The decision comes after more than a year of consideration by University of Denver administration. Boone was the University’s mascot from 1968–98, when the pioneer character was […]

Libertarian presidential candidate says voting for Democrats, GOP is a waste

Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr slammed Sarah Palin during a visit with University of Denver students Oct. 17, saying that she showed “arrogance of the highest order” when she refused to address certain questions during the vice presidential debate earlier this month. By doing so, he said, she “thumbed her […]

First-year student surveys aim to evaluate University programs

While first-year students were learning what the University of Denver expects of them during this year’s Discoveries orientation, the University was using a new assessment tool to learn what students expect of DU. Volunteer proctors from Student Life and the Office of Academic Assessment attended 80 first-year seminars during the […]

From cell division to clarinets, professor finds joy in all

Passion and intellectual curiosity and drive and goals are great. But so is balance, says University of Denver ProfessorSusan Sadler, winner of this year’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Balance isn’t just her message to students; it’s her way of life. Intense lab research into hormone-induced cell division is only part of […]

Women’s Library Association volunteer was longtime DU employee

As a longtime member of the Women’s Library Association (WLA), Dorothy von Drehle ascribes to founding member Marion Gottesfeld’s belief that “a great university must have at its heart a great library.” Von Drehle also demonstrates that a great university must have at its heart dedicated and selfless volunteers. Despite her […]

Army chief of staff reminisces about DU during Korbel Dinner

Gen. George W. Casey Jr., chief of staff of the U.S. Army, thanked several of his former professors at theJosef Korbel School of International Studies Oct. 14 while delivering the keynote address during the 11th annual Korbel Dinner. Casey (MA ’80) was presented with the school’s Distinguished Alumni Award before […]