Archive for December, 2008

‘Pete’s List’ helps departments swap surplus equipment

Craig, meet Pete. Pete, meet Craig. As the University of Denver Sustainability Council looks for ways DU can cut its carbon footprint and lessen the impact on the environment, sometimes a little idea is a big deal. That’s where “Pete’s List” comes in. On Dec. 4 the council launched an online […]

Rocky Mountain PBS to air Bridges to the Future series

The first of three one-hour DU television specials will air on Rocky Mountain PBS Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. The specials will focus on the 2008–09 Bridges to the Future theme, “A Nation Still at Risk: The Future of Education.” “The Bridges to the Future theme this year is particularly […]

High school showcases computer gaming

A Denver high school is celebrating the first partnership between the University of Denver’scomputer game design program and a public school. DU Professors Debra Austin, Rafael Fajardo and Scott Leutenegger trained their first group of high school teachers in a new computer game design curriculum, helping them incorporate elements of […]

Blending business and compassion creates Women with a Cause

EMBA could stand for Executives Making Bold Achievements. That’s exactly what two students in DU’s DanielsCollege of Business Executive MBA (EMBA) program are doing by sharing their business acumen with women in India who desperately need the help. This story starts in 1996 when Katie Kramer visited India and saw firsthand […]

Adolescent depression topic of study for psychology professor

If Benjamin Hankin can figure out why depression comes on and dramatically increases during adolescence, he hopes he can spare many people and their families from its debilitating affects. “Depression is a significant public health concern,” says Hankin, associate professor of psychology at DU. “It affects all areas of your life: […]

Groff to join scholars in D.C. to discuss Obama

An African-American think tank headquartered at the University of Denver is gathering leading black scholars from across the nation at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 10 to take a look at what the black community and the nation can expect from an Obama administration. The University […]

Tips for staying in shape during holidays from one of America’s fittest men

Tim Hola has been teaching a 6 a.m. spin class every Friday at the University of Denver for five years. But that’s just for fun. Hola also competes internationally in Iron Man competitions for Team Timex (his best race was in 2006 when he finished 43rd overall and fifth among […]

Alumna scores in the art of sports

Perhaps it’s fitting that an artist describes her career today as a geometric shape: the circle. As a small girl growing up in Ontario, Gail Slatter Folwell (BFA ’83) would make and sell “crazy wire sculptures” of skiers and golfers. Then she fell in love with graphic design for many years […]

DU astronomy department is up to big, big things

Astronomers think big. Really big. Big as in spaces so vast that light itself takes thousands of years to bridge them, and big as in spans of time that are measured in billions of earth years. When it comes to thinking that big, often exploration isn’t done solely with a […]

Turtle Island Quartet performs holiday music Dec. 6

In celebration of the holiday season the Newman Center for the Performing Arts will host the Turtle Island Quartet Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall. The Solstice Celebration performance will feature holiday music from around the world including English carols, 16th century Scottish reels, Jewish songs […]

DU research reveals bad news, good news scenario for economy

First, the bad news: Colorado appears to have joined the rest of the country by officially slipping into a recession, according to Tom Dunn, the author of new research on Colorado’s economy from the University of Denver’s Center for Colorado’s Economic Future (CCEF). “I believe Colorado is in recession based […]

Daniels professors advise execs: Seize post-election moment

In an economy likely to drive business toward cost cutting and tunnel vision, three faculty members at DU’s Daniels College of Business urge executives to resist that narrow impulse. John Holcomb, Don Mayer and Mike Pfarrer say the new political and economic landscape calls for business leaders to tend to their […]

Professor urges chasing ‘real rabbits’

There was a moment, fresh out of law school, when Corey Ciocchetti (BA ’98, MA ’99) thought, “Is this the rest of my life?” He had just started a new job at a prestigious law firm in downtown Denver when one of the firm’s attorneys barged into his office, slammed the […]

University announces 2009 Founders Day award recipients

The University of Denver will celebrate its 145th anniversary March 5 with a gala presentation of DU’s annualFounders Day Awards. “The Founders Day gala is a remarkable celebration of the University of Denver,” says DU Executive Director of Alumni Relations Jeffrey Howard. “It is a time for us to honor […]

Million Dollar Man: Donald Sturm is an expert at making money—and giving it away.

Million Dollar Man: Donald Sturm is an expert at making money—and giving it away.

When the man whose name sits atop diplomas at the Sturm College of Law showed up at DU in 1955 to begin classes, the law school dean looked at him and blustered: “What are you doing here?” Don Sturm was four months late for class. Sturm may have said he […]