Archive for October, 2008

New outdoor art gives shopping plaza splash of color

New outdoor art gives shopping plaza splash of color

A garden of colorful public art with DU as one of the themes was unveiled Oct. 10 on a busy commercial corner of Colorado Boulevard that the University once owned. The $250,000 splash of free-standing and wall sculpture is intended to dress up the revamped shopping plaza between Buchtel Boulevard […]

Opera star returns to DU

When Hao Jiang Tian came to DU in 1984, he knew so little English, he first had to take classes at DU’sEnglish Language Center (ELC). On Oct. 18 he will return to campus as an author and opera star. His book, My Wild Ride from Mao to the Met (Wiley, 2008), […]

Coach scores 17-year mark in soccer

When Jeff Hooker began coaching women’s soccer at the University of Denver most of his current players were kicking around in baby cribs. That was 17 years ago — a long time, especially considering Hooker never wanted to be a coach. “I told myself that’s the one thing I wouldn’t […]

West Wash Park gears for rezoning fight

A plan affecting more than 2,800 homes in West Washington Park was pulled out of the legislative hamper Wednesday, shaken out and held up for public airing. Billed as a device to preserve the “predominantly single-family character” of West Wash Park against “rampant multi-unit development,” the plan is being advanced […]

Film screening, discussion explore bigotry

In the documentary Laramie Inside Out, filmmaker Beverly Seckinger wanted to chronicle how her hometown reacted to the brutal murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard. Seckinger shared her film and her own coming out story with DU students Oct. 9. The film and a panel discussion on lesbian, […]

Tradition renewed with artist mentoring

It was common years ago for young artists to be mentored by someone experienced in the field. DU’sSchool of Art and Art History is bringing the tradition back by hosting German painter Jonas Burgert as an artist-in-residence during fall 2008. “This is an established tradition in the art world,” says […]

Nonpartisan DU research group clarifies ballot issues

Colorado voters might be scratching their heads a little more than usual when they enter the election booths Nov. 4. That’s because they’ll see 18 statewide ballots — the most since 1912. To reduce some of that head scratching, DU’s Center for Colorado’s Economic Future has written summaries of four […]

University and Evans development to be mixed-use apartment building

Developers of Lux at DU, a new building on the southeast corner of University Boulevard and Evans Avenue, are still deciding details of their project, but they know some things for sure: It won’t be a condo and it won’t be geared to students. “It is a market-rate building, a […]

Art exhibit raises funds for DU scholarship

The Helen B. Davis Endowed Scholarship fund of DU’s Women’s College is $8,000 richer thanks to the fundraising efforts of a local gallery. In celebration of 25 years in business, the Show of Hands Gallery in Cherry Creek North hosted “Give Us a Hand,” a traveling art exhibit. Sixty-five artists from around […]

Freshman beats odds making education top priority

Indya Clark says school has always been what she calls her “getaway time.” And in her short life, most would agree she has needed some getaway time. She spent fifth grade homeless. “It felt like the longest year of my life because you never knew where you were going to […]

DU’s observatory ready to shine like a star

Just in time to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the telescope, DU’s own window to the stars is wrapping up a renovation more than 100 years in the making. Crews have been banging, digging, patching and painting at DU’s historic Chamberlin Observatory since spring, cleaning up after decades of heat […]

Denver Scholarship Foundation provides funding for 23 DU students

Less than two years ago, a group of Denver community leaders came together to create the Denver Scholarship Foundation, whose mission is to encourage and help finance post-secondary education for Denver Public Schools (DPS) students. Last year, the foundation provided more than $300,000 in total scholarships to its first recipients, and […]

Pioneers volleyball to play for ‘Dig for the Cure’

When the Pioneers volleyball team plays Oct. 17 and 18, they’ll be playing for more than a win. The team will play at DU’s Hamilton Arena, facing Western Kentucky Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. and Middle Tennessee Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. Their matches will benefit the James Graham Brown […]

DU’s Idiosingcrasies open for The Basix Oct. 11

Danish powerhouse group The Basix will make an appearance at the University of Denver Oct. 11. The a cappella sextet performs a variety of original work and innovative arrangements of timeless songs spanning pop, jazz, rhythm and blues, soul and rock. The Basix have produced four albums, which have received […]

Alumna taps creativity, media to help teens

Joy Zarra didn’t set out to help teens. In fact, after earning her master’s degree in counseling psychology in 2003 from the University of Denver, she was more focused on grade-schoolers or adults. And when a friend told her about a job opening working with teenagers, the first question she […]