Archive for March, 2009

Sturm College of Law international law moot court team heads to finals

As winter ends, the hockey team isn’t the only DU team in the playoffs. The University of Denver Sturm College of Law international moot court team battled past 22 other teams in super-regional competition in Portland, Ore., to emerge as one of just two teams to make the world championships […]

The Academy of Ancient Music to perform at Newman Center

The Academy of Ancient Music will perform J.S. Bach’s “Brandenburg Concertos 1-6” at the Newman Center on Thursday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m in June Swaner Gates Concert Hall. The Academy of Ancient Music, formed by Christopher Hogwood in 1973, performs classical and baroque music in the original style by […]

Pioneers head to Final Five

No. 2 seed Denver (22-10-5) plays No. 3 seed Wisconsin (19-15-4) in the semifinals at the 2009 Red Baron WCHA Final Five on Friday, March 20. Puck drop is set for 1:07 p.m. MT at the Xcel Energy Center. The game will be televised by Fox Sports Net North and […]

Construction on Cherrington Hall additions under way

The Cherrington Global Scholars program sends DU students to the world; two new additions to Cherrington Hall will bring the world to DU. Bustling on the building’s south side are construction crews hard at work creating a distinctive 5,460-square-foot office and classroom annex, and a 1,656-square-foot office and video-conference complex […]

Alumna prosecuting Charles Taylor for war crimes in Sierra Leone

Brenda Hollis (JD ’77) calls Denver home, but she currently lives in The Hague, Netherlands, serving as principal trial attorney in the prosecution of Charles Ghankay Taylor, the ex-president of Liberia who is accused of crimes against humanity and war crimes for his involvement in the armed conflict in Sierra […]

Alumni perform in play influenced by ‘Dukes of Hazzard’

Either by chance or through an act of fate, four DU alumni were chosen to collaborate on the Aurora Fox Arts Center’s production of “Hazzard County,” playing through March 15. The play will feature Phil Luna (BA ’85) and Luciann Lajoie (BA ’00) as lead the characters, Blake and Ruth, […]

Pioneers win 20th skiing national championship

University of Denver women’s Nordic skier Antje Maempel (Stuelzerbach, Germany) won her second NCAA individual championship with a victory in the 15K freestyle on Saturday, leading the Pioneers to their second-straight NCAA Championships and record 20th team title overall. After entering the day with three teams within three points, Denver […]

Noodles & Company to move into University Park neighborhood

The menu of food options near DU continues to grow. The latest addition is a Noodles & Company restaurant that is seeking to open on the north side of Evans Avenue at Williams Street in a location presently occupied by a Blockbuster video store. “We have plans to open in […]

DU Chancellor Robert Coombe’s message about the burglaries

Dear Members of the DU Community: As you likely know, a number of residences near campus have been burglarized during the past few months, the majority of them occupied by DU students. On four occasions, including the two most recent incidents, these have involved a confrontation between the residents and […]

New scholarship available for students in VIP program

High school students who participate in DU’s Volunteers in Partnership (VIP) program have a new scholarship available to them. The Daniel L. Ritchie VIP Scholarship, named in honor of the former DU chancellor that created the program in 1990, will help pay tuition and expenses for VIP students who enroll […]

Immigration unsustainable, former governor tells DU panel

Immigration laws have become ineffective at stopping the flood of unskilled workers into this country while at the same time becoming too effective in choking the flow of needed skilled professionals, speakers told the University of Denver Strategic Issues Program panel March 12. Ralph Christie, chairman and CEO of Aurora-based […]

Burglary suspect attacks woman; police intensify their search

Denver Police say the man responsible for a string of burglaries around the DU area attacked a young woman during his latest house break-in on March 11. The woman, who is not a DU student but lives near campus in the 2000 block of South Josephine Street, sustained minor injuries. […]

DU faculty work with Aurora Mental Health to treat and research adolescent depression

Two University of Denver professors are teaming up to see if what they’ve discovered in their research will work in the real world of a community mental health clinic. Psychology Professor Stephen Shirk has been developing effective methods for treating depression in adolescents at DU for years. Anne DePrince, associate […]

Construction underway on soccer stadium and art annex projects

Winter winds blow, snow flurries fly, but construction crews keep pushing ahead with DU’s new $9.2 million soccer stadium, training center and art annex. The driver is the soccer piece of the project — stadium, field and lights. This has to be ready for the ball to drop by the […]

Alumna uses movement, light to create performance-based images

Lia Chavez (BA ’03) admits that her parents were justified in opposing her decision to pursue a career in art on the grounds that the lifestyle of an artist is “too unstable.” Nonetheless, Chavez’s upbringing nurtured her artistic proclivities. She remembers her Midwestern childhood home as a creative and magical […]