Archive for April, 2009

Researcher fills inaugural position at GSSW

A professor and researcher in the field of the human-animal bond will fill the first American Humane Endowed Chair at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW). GSSW Dean James Herbert Williams appointed Frank Ascione to the position, which is one of the first in the U.S. Ascione […]

Alumnus honored for bringing government to the people

Former Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives Andrew Romanoff (JD ’08) is being recognized for putting the House sessions on TV. Romanoff, a Denver Democrat, was presented with the Sue O’Brien Award for Public Service at a brief ceremony on the west steps of the Colorado Capitol building on […]

Technology has changed business geography, Burns scholar says

Grant Thrall’s first involvement in real estate and geography was at the tender age of six. He wrote a letter to the tax assessor for Big Sur, Calif., asking to be notified if a property went into default so that he would have the first opportunity to purchase it. As […]

American Humane Endowed Chair at the University of Denver to be filled by prominent researcher in the field

A prominent professor and researcher in the field of the human-animal bond will fill the first American Humane Endowed Chair at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW).

Chancellor’s Coombe’s letter to the DU community

Dear Campus Community, As of April 27, the number of swine flu cases worldwide continues to grow even though the vast majority has occurred in Mexico. In the United States, cases have been reported in New York, California, Ohio, Kansas and Texas. The University of Denver has a plan for […]

Platt Park residents express concern over city’s new zoning code

If Denver City Councilman Chris Nevitt had any doubts about whether Platt Park residents were in a stew over the city’s new zoning code, his uncertainty was erased April 23. More than 100 people showed up for a community meeting Nevitt organized, a good number of them bubbling with anxiety […]

Social work dean proposes bridging ‘achievement gap’ through systemic change

The growing achievement gap between minority students and white students presents a challenge for school administrators, teachers, parents and community members. “It can’t be business as usual, and we can’t just repackage what we are already doing. That doesn’t work anymore,” James Herbert Williams told a packed Driscoll Ballroom at […]

Local eateries serve up help for Project Angel Heart

Eating out on Thursday, April 30 could help those with a serious illness get a meal, too. Numerous restaurants in the DU community are participating in this year’s Dining Out for Life event. Dine at any participating restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner and 25 percent of the bill goes […]

New director appointed at Center for Judaic Studies

The University of Denver Center for Judaic Studies announces a new model for Jewish studies collaboration between DU and the University of Colorado-Boulder (CU). David Shneer, who has directed the DU center since 2003, has accepted a new position as an associate professor of history and director of CU’s newly established […]

New research shows children take a toll on marital bliss

What married couples have suspected for years has now been proven by researchers at the University of Denver (DU) and Texas A&M — children can add problems and stress to a marriage. According to an eight-year study of 218 couples, 90 percent of the couples experienced a decrease in marital […]

Australian Chamber Orchestra to perform with countertenor Andreas Scholl

The Australian Chamber Orchestra will perform with the German operatic singer Andreas Scholl at the Newman Center on Thursday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. Steve Seifert, executive director of the Newman Center, anticipates that the acoustics in June Swaner Gates Concert Hall will perfectly compliment the combined sound of the […]

It all adds up to art for DU math professor

Sometimes a mathematical formula can be so perfect, so elegant, those who understand it might call it art. Other times, a mathematical formula actually creates art. DU mathematics professor Stan Gudder has seen the beauty in math since the 1960s, plugging instructions and formulas into graphics programs to create artwork […]

University community volunteers for Project Homeless Connect 7

More than 600 homeless people were assisted with a full array of community services during Project Homeless Connect 7 at the University of Denver on Friday, April 24. The one-day event, which was held at DU’s Ritchie Center, provides homeless people with basic medical care, food stamp benefits, veteran’s services, […]

DU implements flu readiness plan

With health officials identifying cases of swine influenza (H1N1) in five states, the University of Denver is taking steps to deal with a possible outbreak in Colorado. As of April 27, there have been no cases of the illness reported in Colorado, and DU health officials report no cases on […]

DU students share art with elementary schoolers

DU students share art with elementary schoolers

What started out as a paper for a leadership and engagement assignment blossomed into a project that brought visual arts to a Denver elementary school and the experience of a lifetime for four DU students. DU sophomores Faith Williams, Cristina Gonzales, Kristen Medina and Shannon Bradley, were working on a […]