Archive for March, 2009

Coffee shop run, managed by HRTM students

The distinctive sound of the espresso machine cuts through the quiet murmurs of students studying together at Beans, DU’s newest spot for a cup of joe. The small student-run coffee shop in the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) building has been serving students, faculty and staff since […]

Poczwardowski’s passions align with sport and performance program at DU

Artur Poczwardowski, associate professor of sport and performance psychology, is passionate about advancing people into excellence in every area of their lives. “We tend to emphasize sport, but we want people to experience excellence in living in all aspects—health, relationships, work and sport,” says Poczwardowski, who teaches at DU’s Graduate […]

Alumna’s career takes her from operating rooms to board rooms

Ruth Nauts (EMBA ’01) is optimistic about the future of health care in America. That’s rather comforting given that she intimately knows the challenges ahead thanks to her dual roles as an orthopedic surgeon and as a medical business administrator. Nauts works for Kaiser Permanente and, in April, she will […]

Law enforcement officials tell DU they’re positive on “positive ID”

Local law enforcement officials say policing in Colorado and around the country is made more challenging by the lack of a functioning immigration policy, tamper-proof identification and sufficient staffing. And, in a discussion with DU’s Strategic Issues Program panel, the officials agreed that much of what ails the United States’ […]

Alert system sends out the message about snow closure

Nearly 7,000 DU students, faculty and staff learned of Thursday’s snow closure through DU’s Critical Incident Notification System (CINS). It was the first time since the system was installed that it was a activated due to heavy snow. In 2007, DU became one of the first universities in Colorado to […]

Student group raises money for pediatric research, to host benefit concert

The Up ‘Til Dawn campus organization will host a benefit concert on March 29 featuring the band Braddigan at the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall in DU’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts. Up ’Til Dawn raises funds to help support the cutting-edge research and treatment of pediatric cancers and […]

Research aims to improve military, civilian interface

From the start, the U.S. military’s Human Terrain Team program, which assigns anthropologists and other social scientists to units in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been controversial. Proponents say that the cultural insights provided by the teams help prevent conflict and contribute to more successful initiatives; critics consider the program an […]

Philosophy students compete at Harvard

When the National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference took place at Harvard earlier this month, five DU philosophy students debated their views on a number of bioethical issues. “Each student did a huge amount of empirical, philosophical, and ethical research on at least two bioethical issues,” says Candice Upton, assistant professor of […]

Aquila Theatre Company to perform Homer’s The Iliad at the Newman Center

The Aquila Theatre Company will deliver three performance of Homer’s The Iliad as part of DU’s Newman Center Presents series. The first performance will be March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Byron Theatre. Prior to the performance, the company will give a master class for theater students at 2 […]

Author to speak at upcoming Bridges to the Future event

Popular science author Steven Berlin Johnson will speak Tuesday, March 31 at 7 p.m. at the final Bridges to the Future event of the 2008—09 academic year. Johnson is the best-selling author of six books, including Everything Bad is Good For You: How Today’s Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us […]

Project Homeless Connect 7 seeks volunteers

The University of Denver will host Project Homeless Connect 7 (PHC 7) on Friday, April 24 from 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m. in the Ritchie Center. The event serves as a one-stop shop for homeless individuals and families to access more than 60 Denver-area service organizations. Services include basic medical care, food […]

Alumni open Native American eatery

When close friends Ben Jacobs (BA history ’05) and Matt Chandra (BA digital media studies ’05) decided to start a restaurant together they already had the perfect business model to build on. Although many have compared their restaurant to Chipotle, 25-year-old Jacobs says that he and 26-year-old Chandra modeled Tocabe: […]

DU hosts human trafficking forum

David Arkless, a human trafficking expert and president of corporate and government affairs for Manpower Inc., wants to launch a global coalition to fight human trafficking. Arkless made the announcement to a group of DU faculty and students, business people and government representatives gathered for a human trafficking forum at […]

City Council recognizes DU alumni with justice center naming honors

Five judicial luminaries from Denver’s municipal history were chosen for public honors on March 16 and two of the notables have professional roots at DU. James Flanigan (JD ’46), Denver’s first black county court judge and the grandson of a slave, was chosen along with District Judge Benjamin Lindsey for […]

DU eMAD students take part in exchange with Iranian artists

Morehshin Allahyari believes Americans could better understand her home country of Iran, which is why the DU digital media studies graduate student developed an exchange between artists in Tehran and Denver. Two teams of artists mailed or e-mailed incomplete works from Tehran to Denver and Denver to Tehran. The other […]