Archive for November, 2008

Student business group places second in Green Challenge

The Daniels College of Business chapter of Net Impact, an international organization whose mission is to change the world through business, has won second place in Net Impact’s 2008 Green Challenge. The Green Challenge recognizes and rewards Net Impact members who are working on tangible projects that make a positive environmental […]

Effort to identify new ‘Pioneer’ symbol kicks off

More than 50 faculty, staff and students set forth Nov. 6 on a path some hope will lead to a new mascot to embody the spirit and capture the enthusiasm of the University of Denver campus and community. In the first of what is expected to be a series of […]

Love for Colorado led former science dean to DU

John Kice knew how to balance his passions. The professor and dean emeritus of natural sciences, mathematics and engineering had remarkable self-discipline, says chemistry professor Andrei Kutateladze. “Normally deans do not have time for active research, but John was running a productive research group, having weekly meetings and discussing current […]

Heart condition freezes hockey career but gives player a mission

David Carle is glad this story isn’t an obituary — more specifically, his obituary. It easily could have been. Carle, a freshman at the University of Denver, was a top recruit and scholarship recipient to play hockey for the Pioneers this fall. But this summer doctors at the Mayo Clinic in […]

Planners to unveil light-rail station neighborhood design Nov. 13

For nearly 11 months, Denver city planners have been wrestling with how to plan the future of three prominent neighborhoods near the Evans Avenue light-rail station. They’ve fielded comments from hundred of citizens at public meetings and harnessed the expertise of residents in a focus group that has met regularly […]

Univision to air Holocaust segment featuring DU professors

Univision Colorado will air a two-part series on the Holocaust, No Podemos Olvidar, (We Cannot Forget), during their 5 and 10 p.m. newscasts Nov. 10 and 11. It includes interviews with professors in DU’s Center for Judaic Studies (CJS) and the Holocaust Awareness Institute (HAI). The segments, specially produced for the November ratings […]

Kronos Quartet to set music to political dialogue Nov. 8

The Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet will perform at the Newman Center Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in collaboration with “Alternative Radio” host David Barsamian and environmental activist Diane Wilson. Barsamian created “Alternative Radio,” a worldwide independent radio program, to bring issues and insights ignored by mainstream media sources into the public […]

Alumnus is therapist turned tea master

In 2000, Greg Fellman (MSW ’98) had been serving as a therapist to sex offenders for two years when he hit burnout. “I wanted to get as far away from sex offenders as possible,” he says. And he did just that. In March 2001, Fellman moved to China, where he […]

Teaching is both theoretical, practical for Meyer

In academia, a line is often drawn between those who are practitioners of a craft and those who study the craft. Michelle Meyer does both. The adjunct professor in the Daniels College of Business marketing department was presented the Ruth Murray Underhill Teaching Award at the University’s 2008 Convocation ceremony. The […]

Denver faces a rise in homelessness, experts say

Homelessness is going to increase slightly in Denver over the next year, according to a representative from Denver’s Road Home, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s 10-year program to end homelessness. Speaking at a forum on homelessness at DU Oct. 30, Jerene Petersen, project administrator for the Department of Human Services, said […]

Alternative gift market benefits artisans worldwide

Twenty-one nonprofit organizations will participate in an alternative gift market Nov. 7–8 at the University Park United Methodist Church located across from the DU campus at 2180 S. University Blvd. The event was the idea of DU staff and students involved in the International Society ABA (Anywhere but Antarctica) and International […]