Archive for February, 2009

Two Pioneers receive Sportswomen of the Year honors

Sportswomen of Colorado has named University of Denver women’s golfer Stephanie Sherlock and gymnast Jessica López as Colorado Sportswomen of the Year in their respective sports for their efforts during the 2008 season. Selected as an NCAA All-American in 2008, Sherlock led the team in scoring average (73.82) and posted […]

Tweet, Tweet: DU all a Twitter

From cave paintings to the Gutenberg press to cell phones, methods of communication are ever evolving. “Social networking” is the latest trend to burst on the scene networking; it includes services such as Facebook, Myspace, text messaging applications and more. The University of Denver is on board, recently establishing a […]

DU Sturm College of Law dean stepping down

University of Denver Sturm College of Law Dean José Roberto (Beto) Juárez announced today he will step down as dean effective July 1 to dedicate more time to scholarship and teaching. Juárez has been DU’s law dean since 2006. He plans to spend the 2009 – 10 academic year engaged […]

Labor and industry agree on need for immigration reform

Representatives from industry and labor can agree on one thing: The country’s immigration policies are in disarray and in need of a big, big overhaul. From there, the views diverge. Union and industry speakers joined the University of Denver Strategic Issues Program on Feb. 12 to provide panelists with a […]

RFK Jr. spreads the word on green

Author, activist and environmental advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. told a standing-room-only crowd in DU’s June Swaner Gates Concert Hall that Colorado should be the flagship state for renewable energy. And he offered a glimpse into the way he sees the future without dependence on foreign oil. “Colorado is well […]

Alumnus says students should work abroad

Rodney Broome (MTEL ’96) believes University of Denver students should get out of the country. “I would advise any student to work abroad for some part of their careers,” says Broome, who’s now in Kabul, Afghanistan, working for MPRI, a U.S.-based company that’s helping train the Afghan national army. And […]

Women’s athletics promotes breast cancer awareness Feb. 14, 15

Pink is the new red for Valentine’s Day weekend this year as DU’s gymnastics, women’s basketball and women’s lacrosse teams band together for two days of breast cancer awareness. The weekend starts off at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, as the women’s basketball team takes on New Orleans in […]

University of Denver launches new think tank

The University of Denver has created the Center for New Politics and Policy (CNPP), a new nonprofit, nonpartisan policy center encouraging greater public discourse, civic participation and policy analysis in the 21st century. The CNPP was formerly known as the Center for African American Policy (CAAP), which was founded in […]

American jazz ensemble to complement Ethiopian vocalist on Feb. 14

A rare performance will take place on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m., as Boston’s Either/Orchestra shares the stage of DU’s June Swaner Gates Concert Hall with one of Ethiopia’s most famous vocalists, Mahmoud Ahmed. Either/Orchestra began collaborating with Ahmed in 2006, but the jazz ensemble and singer have only […]

Local educators discuss challenges in education at Bridges to the Future event

A panel of educators spoke about the challenges and successes in K-12 education to an audience of about 350 at the University of Denver Bridges to the Future program Feb. 9. “Education is the civil rights question of this generation,” said Michael Johnston, principal of Mapleton Expeditionary School of the […]

Historical narrative tells of alumnus’ life under Chilean dictator

While the 11th day of September became significant to Americans in 2001, the day had long held significance for Heraldo Muñoz (MA ’76, PhD ’78), Chile’s ambassador to the United Nations. On that day in 1973, a military coup overthrew the government of Salvador Allende, Chile’s democratically elected socialist president. […]

Lawyer seeks alternative to prisons

Sometimes where you grow up can make a big difference in your life. Exhibit one: Hannah Seigel (BA English, gender and women’s studies ’04), who grew up in a small town in Alaska called Seward. Its main industry? A maximum security prison. Seigel’s profession today: a Colorado deputy public defender. […]

Business sustainability topic of Feb. 12 campus address by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Activist, attorney and author Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will visit the University of Denver campus on Thursday, Feb. 12, as part of the Daniels College of Business Voices of Experience lecture series. Kennedy serves as senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper […]

Estlow Center honors Global Voices with Anvil of Freedom Award

DU’s Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media honored Global Voices Online with the University of Denver’s 2009 Anvil of Freedom Award at the center’s “Globally Speaking” conference Feb. 5. “This is the first time we have recognized an organization,” said Lynn Schofield Clark, director of the Estlow Center. […]

DU partners with Denver Public Schools on new teacher program

DU and Denver Public Schools (DPS) officials today announced a new partnership designed to attract, cultivate and support exceptional teachers in high-needs subjects and schools within the district. When the Denver Teacher Residency program reaches its peak enrollment in a few years, almost one-quarter of new teachers DPS recruits each […]