Archive for January, 2009

DU takes on other universities in RecycleMania

For the next few months, the big blue recycling bins spread across campus will give students, faculty and staff a chance to extend the University of Denver’s friendly rivalry with Colorado College. “We are really excited about RecycleMania,” says MJ O’Malley, head of the All Undergraduate Student Association’s Sustainability Committee. […]

The mystery of the dislocated grave

Here lies a tale about the past, and the mysteries in its wake. Sit down, have some hot tea, stir the fire, make yourself comfortable on a cold winter’s night. Hear a story about events long ago transpired, people long since dead, and old tombstones mostly — but not entirely […]

Law professor emeritus recalls JFK inauguration

Looking back at Jan. 20, 1961, John Carver knew he had a good seat for a great speech. He didn’t realize he was a witness to history. Carver, professor emeritus at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, has seen a lot in his 90 years. But as president-elect […]

Chaplain’s book discussion series kicks off

Death and the dying process are topics that many people prefer to avoid talking about, but the end is a mystery that many people quietly fear. In his book Will the Circle be Unbroken, the late Studs Terkel interviewed a broad spectrum of people from various socio-economic classes and religious […]

Bad pizzas in college leads alumnus to career in pizzeria

All the ingredients for a successful future pizza shop were right at Jeff Rogoff’s (BA psychology ’93) fingertips as a DU student. He learned what bad pizza tasted like. “Unfortunately, I didn’t have much spending cash to go out and eat, so I lived on terrible pizza delivery,” Rogoff recalls. […]

Zeal for big air leads alumna to Winter X Games

When Keri Herman (BSBA ’05) started college at DU she intended to use her finance and marketing degree in the ski industry. But even before graduation it became apparent that her aptitude for big air could lead to big rewards. Herman learned to ski at an early age but spent […]

Alumni gather in nation’s capital to celebrate Korbel School

More than 350 DU alumni and other friends of the University gathered in downtown Washington, D.C., on Monday to celebrate the naming of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Korbel’s three children — former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Kathy Silva and John Korbel — also were in attendance. […]

Battery-powered vehicles help campus safety patrol, save money

Campus Safety is trying to save some green and go green, purchasing two battery-powered vehicles in lieu of new patrol cars. “We needed to replace two patrol cars,” explains Don Enloe, director of Campus Safety, “so instead of buying another gasoline-powered car we thought we would look for something a […]

Students learn to be instruments of change

Human service providers and nonprofit agencies are experiencing unprecedented demand for services, and providers must work together to find new ways to meet the need, says a group of community leaders. Governmental and nonprofit leaders from across Denver spoke with University of Denver students Jan. 7 during the first session […]

Alumna fought enemy, history in Afghanistan

Celeste Gamache (BA ’86, JD ’89) says fighting for her country, especially during two tours in Afghanistan, caused to her realize just how much she loves America and Colorado. “I’m willing to do anything to protect them, to include giving my life,” says Gamache, a major in the U.S. Air […]

Community protests Israeli occupation in Gaza

About 250 Denver-area residents and University of Denver students and faculty — armed with Palestinian flags and signs — marched across campus Jan. 8 calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. International studies Lecturer Robert Prince called Israel’s militant occupation of the area “inhumane.” “This is not a […]

Grad student was driven by desire to help others

Lauren Johnson was just days away from going to Israel for a 10-week internship with Rabbis for Human Rights, an organization that helps Palestinians and Israelis. Although the region is mired in conflict, it was “her dream to go and see peace there,” said Micheline Ishay, one of Johnson’s professors […]

Immigration issue is subject of DU panel probe

As a University of Denver panel began its yearlong study of immigration, experts warned panel members of the difficulty they face crafting immigration policies that are more practical than political. “I think the dishonesty about this issue is killing us,” said U.S. Attorney Troy Eid. “Let’s just grow up on […]

Buchar named 2008 Colorado male college athlete of the year

University of Denver alpine skier John Buchar was named the 2008 Colorado Male College Athlete-of-the-Year, the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame announced this week. Buchar will be honored at the 2009 Colorado Sports Hall of Fame banquet on April 14 at the Denver Marriott City Center Hotel. Additionally, former DU […]

Burglaries near DU prompt action by University officials

Campus Safety officials are increasing patrols in the neighborhoods surrounding the University of Denver following a series of home burglaries that began in late 2008. The break-ins have occurred at off-campus private residences that are not owned by DU. However, students live in several of the homes, which concerns University […]