Archive for October, 2008

London Symphony Chorus to perform with Lamont Symphony Orchestra

On Oct. 15 and 16 the Lamont Symphony Orchestra will perform Verdi’s Requiem with what Newman Center Executive Director Stephen Seifert considers “one of the greatest symphony choruses in the world.” The London Symphony Chorus’ first collaboration with the Lamont Symphony Orchestra was two years ago. This year the chorus will travel […]

Alumni reconnect with University at second annual symposium

“We like to think the success of the University is measured by the success of our alumni,” Chancellor Robert Coombe told the multi-generational capacity crowd at DU’s second annual Alumni Symposium Oct. 3–4. “We really need to be an asset to you throughout your life.” The symposium is one way […]

Schaffer, Udall throw soft punches at debate

With the stock market a swinging gate, presidential politics at full speed and scores of ballot issues struggling for the voter’s eye, it isn’t surprising that the race for U.S. Senate isn’t center stage. The University of Denver and 9News did their best to remedy that Monday with a dynamic […]

DU adds powerful new tool in the quest for knowledge

It takes the next big thing to study the next tiny thing. This academic year, DU brings a powerful new laser-powered microscope to the table, offering researchers glimpses inside cells and a chance to see how living things work on a molecular level. Biology Associate Professor Joe Angleson worked with […]

Students get lessons from topsy-turvy market

On Monday, Sept. 29, University of Denver students watched $21,000 disappear from their investment portfolio in the wake of the stock market’s historic plunge of 777 points. That was real money, not play money like in other stock market simulations. Real life. Real lessons. “As soon as the vote [in […]

Light-rail station planning panel in the home stretch

Residents and planners struggling to craft a long-term plan for the Evans Avenue and South Broadway area are finally starting to see their vision come into focus. The general public may get to look at it within a few weeks. The vision, termed by city planners the Preferred Alternative Plan […]

Creation of a climate neutral campus next on sustainability agenda

Still fresh from its summer rollout of a campus-wide recycling program, DU’s Sustainability Council is embarking on an effort that promises to be its most ambitious and lasting yet. The council on Oct. 2 embarked on a six-month bid to develop an all-encompassing plan for creating a campus that is entirely […]

Beall initiated growth of political science department

Charles “Mike” Beall, the DU professor emeritus who helped expand the size and recognition of the political science department, died at his Longmont, Colo., home Sept. 22. He was 84. During Beall’s four-year stint as chair of the political science department beginning in 1966, the size of the department increased […]

Alumni relations executive director announced

The University of Denver Office of Alumni Relations has new leadership. Jeffrey Howard returns to DU after recently serving as Director of Education and Outreach Programs for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), which included oversight of the alumni relations department. Howard worked in a senior media relations position in […]

Free textbooks are DU professor’s aim with e-book project

For U.S. students, spending $150 on a textbook is an annoyance. But for many students in Uganda, purchasing a single textbook is simply impossible. There, the average price of a textbook is $51; a family’s annual income averages only $250. DU Professor Don McCubbrey is working to solve the problem. […]

Scholar award winner sets sights on human rights

Micheline Ishay gets thank you notes from people living in war zones. “They write me for having inspired them. There is nothing more rewarding than that,” says Ishay, a professor in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. She’s also the winner of the 2007–08 Distinguished Scholar Award, given annually by […]

Alumnus takes play seriously

David Sapia (BSBA ’91, MHS ’98) has found a shortcut to health and happiness: “Don’t let your career rule your world.” Sapia takes his shortcut on a motocross dirt bike — he plays hard and rides harder. At 45, Sapia admits he’s one of the older riders racing on the […]

DU creates its first Race for the Cure team

We’ve all heard the staggering statistics: The American Cancer Society says one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. About 182,460 women in the United States will be found to have invasive breast cancer in 2008 and about 40,480 women will die from the disease this […]

Election 2008: Opportunity to excel or recipe for disaster

It’s been eight years since election turmoil roiled the nation and “dangling chads” became part of the lexicon. It’s been eight years. So even with a presidential race many see as neck and neck, things should be fine this time around. Right? Maybe, or maybe not, according a University of […]