Archive for February, 2009

Alumnus an expert on personal finance for youth

Joshua Holmberg (MBA ’98) is doing his part to help tomorrow’s generation avoid the financial problems plaguing today’s adults. How? He wrote The Teen’s Guide to Personal Finance: Basic concepts in personal finance every teen should know (iUniverse, 2008). Within the first three months of its release, it became a […]

Alumnus advocates for new American dream in documentary film

Growing up in the Denver suburb of Montbello, David Edwards (BA ’97), president and CEO of Emotion Pictures Productions, spent his adolescence coveting cars and the freedom they offered. Today, as the producer, writer and director of the documentary film Sprawling from Grace: The Consequences of Suburbanization, Edwards argues that […]

At 21, DU’s oldest player leads nation’s youngest team

You could say Nate Rohnert is a junior and a senior. At the ripe old age of 21, Rohnert is the oldest player on the Pioneers‘ basketball team — clearly senior status. Academically, he’s a junior, one of only two on the team, which has no seniors. That makes the […]

Forensic pathology course a lesson in Grossology 101

The giant image of a decomposing human face looking down from the overhead screen might be the first indication that this is not the usual biology class. Or maybe it’s the real human skull on the desk next to the professor. Welcome to Forensic Pathology, a class offered in alternate […]

Alumna helps cash-strapped artisans become more profitable

One University of Denver alumna has found a way to put her education to work around the world. Kathleen Campbell (MA ’99) is the first artisan development specialist for Ten Thousand Villages. Campbell has worked at the company’s headquarters in Akron, Pa., since March 2008. As the first person to […]

DU installs carbon monoxide detectors in all sleeping quarters

The University of Denver is installing more than 1,800 carbon-monoxide detectors in all University-owned residences following the death of graduate student in early January. The project will cost about $50,000 and will be funded through DU’s facility maintenance budget. Lauren Johnson, a student in DU’s Korbel School of International Studies, […]

Alumna says she’s addicted to change

In 2007, Tammy (Rivera) Berberick (BS accounting ’83, MBA ’90) decided to begin an early retirement, leaving her executive position with MolsonCoors after 19 years. “I thought I’d walk my dog more, spend more time with my kids,” she says. But Berberick quickly realized that she was not a person […]

Panel of local educators to discuss K-12 reform

A panel of educators will discuss K-12 reform from their points of view as part of the University of Denver Bridges to the Future programming Monday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. in the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall at the Newman Center. Adam Schrager, political reporter at 9news, will moderate […]

Transportation should be at center of stimulus package, DU experts say

University of Denver transportation experts have released 10 recommendations for the Obama administration’s economic stimulus package making its way through Congress. Patrick Sherry, director of DU’s National Center for Intermodal Transportation (NCIT), released the recommendations Jan. 23 at “Operation Stimulus,” the Denver Transportation Club’s 28th annual conference on the future […]

Ceramic artist’s work displayed at Myhren Gallery

An exhibition by celebrated Colorado ceramicist Paul Soldner is open at the Victoria Myhren Gallery. The show features 45 works by Soldner, who is often called the father of American raku — a technique he developed that relies on the experimental use of non-traditional materials following the traditional Japanese quick-firing […]

Lincoln documentary to premier at DU

As part of Colorado’s celebration of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln, a University of Denver audience will get a sneak preview of the new PBS documentary Looking for Lincoln Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in Davis Auditorium. “The documentary examines the way Americans have shaped and reshaped Lincoln’s historical […]

Professor’s new book rich in data on poverty

One billion human beings live on less than $1 a day. Not surprisingly, social scientists say that categorizes them as officially living in what’s called extreme poverty. But there’s good news in a new book, Patterns of Potential Human Progress: Reducing Global Poverty, by Barry Hughes, a professor in the […]