Archive for November, 2008

City award honors student-gathering spot for enticing design

DU students who meet and study at the Pajama Baking Co. on Old South Pearl Street may go there because the coffee’s good, the bread’s fresh and the homemade ice cream is sinful. But to the city of Denver, the beckoning hand is the building itself, with a design that’s […]

DU research shows in-law relationships impact marital happiness

With the holidays approaching, some people might be trying to figure out how to avoid their in-laws. Six years of research at the University of Denver suggests that is a bad idea. Mary Claire Morr Serewicz, associate professor in Human Communication Studies, has studied the relationship between newlyweds and their […]

City praises Ruffatto project, passes rezoning

Praising the University of Denver for its commitment to “educating the educators,” the Denver City Council on Nov. 17 approved rezoning to allow construction of a new home for DU’s Morgridge College of Education on East Evans Avenue. Final approval for rezoning the 2.5-acre site between High and Race streets was […]

Alumnus shows pioneer spirit, buys gold mine

Some people spend their whole lives looking for their proverbial pot of gold. Others just buy a gold mine. Meet Paul Hintgen (BSBA ’86), the owner of Country Boy Mine in Breckenridge, Colo. It was established in 1887, and it’s the only mine with an underground tour in Summit County. It’s […]

Social Work professor featured in new political book

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Suskind had already ridden a wave of media attention emanating from the revelations in his newest book before coming to the University of Denver Nov. 12. In The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism (Harper, 2008) Suskind wrote […]

Science students learn about politics from state’s most powerful politicians

It’s been said that all politics is local. Turns out, some science is politics. Chemistry and biochemistry Professor Lawrence Berliner is introducing 15 freshmen students to the real world, where lobbying politicians and government officials in the halls of the legislature and on Capitol Hill can be as important as […]

DU hand washing study offers new weapon against bugs

Getting undergraduates to do what’s good for them may be more about what they think is disgusting than what they think is smart, research at DU indicates. Moreover, if the message offers an easy way to avoid what’s disgusting, many students will change their ways. The 2007 study that led […]

National report ranks DU first for undergraduate study abroad

The University of Denver ranks first in the nation among doctoral and research institutions in the percentage of undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs, according to the 2008 Open Doors report released Nov. 18 by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The report, which reflects data from the 2006–07 academic […]

Emergency message sent in error

During the noon hour on Tuesday, Nov. 18, a test message was inadvertently sent to the University of Denver campus community, mistakenly informing them by phone, text message and e-mail that one of DU’s buildings was being evacuated and advising DU community members to stay away from barricaded areas. Minutes […]

Life is anything but downhill for Ferries

Even though Chuck Ferries has spent much of his life racing down mountains, his life has been anything but downhill. “I’ve done pretty much whatever I wanted to do my whole life, so I guess you’d say I was free spirited,” says Ferries, a Pioneers skier who helped lead the […]

New book tells DU’s architectural story

Financial trouble nearly leveled the University in the 1980s, but just a decade later DU began the most dramatic physical transformation in its history. A new book, Built for Learning (University of Denver, 2008), traces DU’s architectural renaissance and tells the story of Chancellor Emeritus Dan Ritchie, Architect Emeritus Cab Childress […]

DU Strategic Issues Program tackles contentious immigration issue

The University of Denver’s Strategic Issues Programhasn’t been shy in the past about tackling big, tough issues: Colorado’s economy, the future of the state’s water supply and the state constitution. The tradition continues with an issue so broad and controversial it could be the panel’s most ambitious project to date. At […]

New civic engagement programs receive funding

DU’s Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) has received a $315,000 grant from the Morgridge Family Foundation to create a variety of civic engagement opportunities for DU students. The Morgridge Community Scholars program is for DU students interested in moving from critical thinking into critical action. Student participants […]

New program makes getting an MBA easier for professionals

Free time is a precious commodity for working professionals. Recognizing that time constraints often present an obstacle for people interested in obtaining an MBA degree, theDaniels College of Business has launched a new Professional MBA (PMBA) program. Participants enter a greatly accelerated MBA program that allows them to work full-time while […]

Students give DU high marks on faculty-student engagement

Eighty-eight percent of DU freshmen report a favorable image of the institution, and 81 percent of seniors would choose DU again if they could start their college career over, according to the 2008 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) released Nov. 10. DU students continue to rank their education higher than […]