Archive for January, 2009

Professor to President: Engage countries where U.S. interests lie

Jack Donnelly, a professor of human rights at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, wants to see President Barack Obama talking with countries where the United States has interests. “I’d like to see the president and his administration engage with those countries that were […]

Host of Christian talk show stresses value of dialogue

Lori Carrell (PhD speech communication ’91) has regular conversations about God — in front of a television camera. Carrell hosts “Ask God,” a weekly Christian TV talk show. The program, offered on the Total Living Network and JCTV, is available to 60 million viewers in five cities in the Midwest, […]

‘Bush had it right’ Gov. Ritter tells DU immigration panel

Colorado’s Democratic governor endorsed a Republican president’s proposed guest worker policy Jan. 29 before a University of Denver panel studying immigration. “George Bush had it right,” said Gov. Bill Ritter. “It’s time we bring these immigrants out of the shadows and recognize their contribution to the economy.” Ritter endorsed the […]

English lecturer explores shades of black

Sidra Smith Wahaltere likes to explore how people define themselves racially, especially between the 1880s and 1920s. It’s a topic up for discussion at Wahaltere’s upcoming salon, “Shades of Black: Words and Images of the Harlem Renaissance,” Feb. 9 and 16. Wahaltere, a lecturer in DU’s English department, says authors […]

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet to perform eclectic repertoire Jan. 31

Anyone who loves the guitar should see the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet perform on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall, says Stephen Seifert, executive director of the Newman Center. The quartet has performed for 27 years, recorded over a dozen albums and won […]

DU joins lawsuit against Amendment 54

The University of Denver has joined a lawsuit against Colorado’s Amendment 54, asserting that it is unconstitutional. The case was filed today in district court in the City and County of Denver. Voters passed the constitutional amendment in November; it went into effect on Dec. 31, 2008. Amendment 54 restricts […]

Civic engagement center appoints Van Leeuwen to lead immersion programs

The University of Denver’s Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) has hired mayoral appointee Jamie Van Leeuwen, project manager of Denver’s Road Home and chair of the Mayor’s Drug Strategy Commission, to coordinate and lead the center’s domestic and international immersion programs. Immersion programs — on-site programs ranging […]

Water to have greener, cleaner future

It’s a problem that affects everyone — cities, rural areas, farms, factories and countries both rich and poor: waste. But a team of scientists at the University of Denver is exploring breakthrough technologies that use simple properties to solve the vexing problem. Using what’s known as a Vertical Tube Reactor […]

Outdoors is the in thing with alumnus

To most people getting a roof over their head is part of the American dream. Don’t count Ford Church (BSBA ’98) as “most people.” For him, the sky and stars make the best roof. It’s something he’s thought since he was an eighth grader when a weeklong backpacking trip in […]

Polar Bear Run to kick off Winter Carnival

DU Pioneers will celebrate the sunny days of winter during the Winter Carnival, a weeklong series of events culminating in an on-mountain celebration at Winter Park Resort. Winter Carnival is one of three flagship events hosted each year by the DU Programs Board. The 49th annual Winter Carnival kicks off […]

DU will be part of Denver’s new bike sharing project

Starting this summer, the University of Denver will be part of a new citywide bike sharing initiative announced Jan. 14 by Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and community partners. The “Denver B-Cycle” project will distribute 500 bikes at 30–40 kiosks across the city. Most will be in the downtown area, but […]

DU professor tells history of pizza in new book

Although Carol Helstosky’s father ran the neighborhood restaurant when she was a child in Connecticut, she doesn’t consider herself a foodie. Yet somehow the associate professor of history at DU wrote the third book in Reaktion Books’ the Edible Series, Pizza: A Global History. “I grew up around a restaurant […]

Buildings pay homage to their makers

At the University of Denver, buildings are more than just structures. They offer places for students to learn, faculty to teach and staff to work. More importantly, they offer places for people to connect. It’s in the University’s buildings that nearly everything that makes up the academic life happens. And […]

Traditional MLK celebration promises a historic ending

For this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, DU organizers scaled back the traditional number of programs, partnering more with outside organizations in an effort to celebrate with the entire Denver community, says Tracey Peters, director of the Center for Multicultural Excellence. This year’s celebration promises to be both traditional […]

Students display artwork at Denver International Airport

Students display artwork at Denver International Airport

Sarah Soriano spent much of her youth in airports traveling back and forth between her parents’ homes in Indiana and Arizona. She used those memories as inspiration for her portion of the “No Place Like Home” exhibit at Denver International Airport (DIA). Soriano, along with four other Electronic Media Arts […]