Archive for December, 2008

Some drivers may be green with (parking) envy

Some drivers may be green with (parking) envy

Move that Suburban over. There’s no parking here for that Hummer. The University of Denver begins a pilot program today designating 12 premium parking spots in the E parking garage (on High Street next to Nagel Hall) as parking for environmentally friendly vehicles only. The vehicles allowed to park there […]

Trailblazer seeks out challenges even in her nineties

Trailblazer seeks out challenges even in her nineties

For her upcoming birthday, 94-year-old Marion Downs (MA audiology ’51) says she plans on going skydiving — again. Even as she approaches the century mark, Downs — who went skydiving for the first time to celebrate her 90th birthday — rarely allows her age to interfere with her desire for […]

Study-abroad students partake of overseas educational resources

Study-abroad students partake of overseas educational resources

The University’s Cherrington Global Scholars program offers DU students a way to spend time abroad while meeting their degree requirements and paying the same amount of tuition as they would on campus. DU students take advantage of the university’s study abroad program, many choosing enrich their interests while they’re overseas. […]

University of Denver receives $10 million from alumnus Jim Kennedy

The University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education has received a $10 million gift from James “Jim” Cox Kennedy to create the James C. Kennedy Institute for Educational Success. The gift, made in part through the Denver Foundation, will endow three faculty chairs and a program/research endowment in the college. […]

Faculty senate president aims to make organization more proactive

DU’s new Faculty Senate president, Michael Levine-Clark, is an associate professor and the collections librarian with Penrose Library, which he thinks gives him a broad perspective on the faculty’s priorities. “As a librarian whose responsibility is to oversee all library collections, a major aspect of my job is to understand research and […]

Social Work professor says animals are ‘co-therapists’

Philip Tedeschi, clinical associate professor in the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW), has hairy co-workers. His favorites are the horses, but goats come in at a close second, followed by dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs, in no particular order. Tedeschi has been running the animal-assisted therapy program at the University […]

Romanoff ran a state while attending law school

Anyone who has dreamed of pursuing higher education but thinks they’re too busy should take a look at the outgoing Colorado Speaker of the House. When he walks across the stage Dec. 19, Andrew Romanoff will receive his law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and complete […]

New faculty member researches influences of social environment

Julia Dmitrieva grew up in Moscow at a time when there were major political and economic changes in the country. She saw dramatic changes in her high school classmates. “I saw good students turn to drugs and alcohol and vice versa,” says Dmitrieva, an assistant professor of psychology at the University […]

University teams with Marines, mission for donation drives

DU is getting in the holiday spirit by giving back, sponsoring a toy and coat drive. Pioneers athletics has teamed up with the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign. New, unwrapped toys can be delivered to any athletic game, or in the 4-North lobby, now through Dec. 20. Marines […]

DU neighbors hope to form new association

Residents of Rosedale and Harvard Gulch want a louder voice for their neighborhoods and are organizing in hope of getting it. An exploratory panel has been meeting for several months with the intention of applying in January for formal status as a Registered Neighborhood Association (RNO) with the city of […]

Forecaster funds futures center at DU

Frederick Pardee has always taken the long view. His first job was working on a report about the future of space for the U.S. government at a time when humans had only just sent the first man-made satellite into orbit. And when President John F. Kennedy announced his plans to […]

Economy to lead Obama’s priorities, Groff and others predict

Dealing with the economic recovery could slow down the rest of President-elect Barack Obama’s agenda, a group of African-American political leaders predicted last week. “Issues like health care could be put on the back burner while the new president tries to push through his economic stimulus package,” said Peter Groff, […]

Researcher targets ‘orphan disease’

Jeff Stonebraker is an engineer, a decision analyst and a medical sleuth. The assistant professor in DU’s Daniels College of Business has spent the better part of the last decade researching hemophilia A, a rare blood disorder. Working with two medical doctors in the U.K. and Canada and a PhD from […]

Public Achievement program pairs area youth with DU ‘coaches’

Youth in Denver Public Schools are working to make an impact on issues that matter to them — from gang violence to teen pregnancy to the desire to have off-campus lunches — under the guidance of University of Denver community members who function as coaches. Through the DU Center for […]

Asian Chamber of Commerce honors business college

DU’s Daniels College of Business received the 2008 Community Partnership Award from the Asian Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 5. The award recognizes the achievements and commitment that a person, committee, agency or business has shown in a working relationship that promotes diversity, awareness and economic development with the Asian Chamber […]