Archive for March, 2009

Ending resistance to sustainability

Sustainability isn’t achievable without ending resistance to it, two CU professors said March 6. Resistance to density, diversity, affordable housing and alternative energy are just a few examples, they said. “How do you get people to think 100 years out?” queried Nestor Davidson of the CU School of Law. “The […]

Housing market down, but not out

Looking back at the past few years in the housing market isn’t pleasant, but it is easy to see what went wrong. Looking forward isn’t easy, but it sure looks a lot better. Speakers at the University of Denver Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute’s annual conference March 5 took a […]

Commuting isn’t the problem

Only 16 percent of vehicle trips in the United States are for commuting, consultant James Charlier said as part of the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute annual conference March 5. The rest is discretionary travel, which is to blame for strangling traffic and the huge increase in vehicle miles. That […]

DU business students take top honors at Race & Case competition

A five-member team from DU’s Daniels College of Business edged out competitors from some of the nation’s leading business schools to take top honors in the sixth annual Race & Case competition. The event combines a business ethics case competition and NASTAR ski/snowboard challenge at Vail Mountain Resort. This year’s […]

Police, Campus Safety step up neighborhood patrol to thwart burglaries

Denver Police suspect a single person is responsible for 11 burglaries near campus in the past two months. In two cases, residents were home during the break-in and were threatened by an armed suspect, says DU Campus Safety Director Don Enloe. The break-ins happened after Jan. 1, according to police, […]

Salt Lake City Mayor urges crowd to approach officials on sustainability efforts

The way Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker sees it, sustainability pros need to get out of the office and onto the stump. “I’d love to see all of you running for elective office,” he quipped Thursday. “I’d help.” Becker aimed his candidacy call at more than 500 professional planners, […]

Alumnus brings ballooning prices down to earth

Not many can say they’ve helped others reach the sky. John Kugler (BSBA ’80) can. An avid hot air balloonist from McCook, Neb., Kugler has put the hobby within reach for many more folks by refining an old way to utilize alternative lifting gasses and build the massive orbs. When […]

Chakrabarty wins Margolin prize

The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver has awarded former Rocky Mountain News reporter Gargi Chakrabarty the 2008 Morton Margolin prize for Distinguished Business Reporting. The award, first given in 1980, recognizes outstanding business reporting about Colorado business or its economy and is the longest running award […]

New online resource offers early childhood services information

Coloradans interested in learning more about early childhood services now have a free one-stop resource available online. The University of Denver’s Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy—building on the Smart Start Colorado Web site and research by the Piton Foundation—established the Early Childhood Colorado Information Clearinghouse. The clearinghouse will […]

DU basketball players score conference honors

If DU basketball wasn’t already hot, it got considerably warmer March 3 with the announcement of Sun Belt Conference honors for starting forwards on the men’s and women’s teams. Kaetlyn Murdoch of Temple, Texas, was named conference Freshman of the Year and Nate Rohnert of Parker, Colo., was selected to […]

DU huddles high school students to solve world’s pressing problems

If President Barack Obama’s foreign policy hits any snags, he might consider a visit to the University of Denver for advice. That’s where nearly 300 high school students will gather March 7 to compete in solving some of the world’s most pressing problems (the global economy, alternative energy, human migration […]

Brain imaging research shows that readers create ‘movies’ in their minds

New brain imaging research shows that when people read, they create vivid simulations in their minds to relate to what the characters in the book are doing. Jeremy Reynolds, assistant professor of psychology at DU, co-authored the study which will be published in the journal Psychological Science. He and three […]

Sustainability conference aims to move past triteness

Ask 600 average citizens to get together and talk about sustainability and you might hear slogans like: Mandate hybrid cars! Ban plastic bags! Bring on bike-sharing! No more paper cups! Put 600 sustainability experts together and it would sound more like: “Do something substantial.” Just what “substantial” might look like […]

Leland Becenti, MSW ’08

Leland Becenti, MSW ’08

Leland Becenti, who is Navajo and Apache, describes growing up immersed in cultural teachings. Becenti is doing his best to pass on the traditions, not only as a father of five, but also as a consultant providing cross-cultural training in schools, behavioral agencies and his community. He and his wife […]

A new direction

A new direction

Through a program in the Four Corners, DU’s Graduate School of Social Work is educating social workers about the region’s unique needs.