Archive for April, 2009

Artist Helen Davis receives DU award for professional achievement

Artist Helen Davis receives DU award for professional achievement

Helen Davis (EdD ’61) believes that her doctoral degree opened many doors for her but, ironically, some doors nearly closed while she was trying to earn it. “I was asked, ‘Does your husband have his doctorate? We don’t grant doctoral degrees to women if their husbands don’t have one first.’” […]

Judaic Studies hosts a seriously funny event

The Center for Judaic Studies (CJS) will host a Jewish Humor Decalogue Sunday, April 26, as part of its year-long theme, “Seriously Funny,” which focuses on the humor of Jewish culture. “The Jewish Humor Decalogue: 10 Judaic Theorists in Conversation” will take place at 7 p.m. at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret […]

DU Law, Psychology ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Top 100

Two University of Denver graduate programs are ranked among the top 100 of their kind in the entire country in the latest U.S. News & World Report annual graduate school rankings.

City revises zoning code; University to host community meetings

Changes affecting nearly every piece of property in Denver are being rolled out in May, and the University of Denver will be a site for part of the public education effort. The changes are part of a revision of the city’s zoning code and are aimed at updating the rules […]

Despite a slumping economy, ethics and service help people ‘eat mor chikin’

Chick-fil-A is four years into their “extreme service makeover,” which sets the growing fast-food giant apart from its competitors, the company’s president and chief operating officer, Dan Cathy, said during an April 22 speech at DU’s Daniels College of Business. Cathy said the company’s foundation of ethics and values prompted […]

Project Homeless Connect logistics finalized

More than 1,000 DU students, faculty, staff and community members will work one-on-one with homeless individuals at Project Homeless Connect 7 (PHC 7), a one-day event at DU’s Ritchie Center on April 24 from 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m. PHC 7, a partnership between DU, Denver and the Mile High United Way, […]

DU law students take on international competition

First they took on the nation. Then, they tackled the world. DU’s Jessup International Moot Court team lived up to its reputation in international law this spring, fending off U.S. law schools in regional battles to win a place at the international competition, then turned in a top-level performance on […]

Best-selling author Margaret Coel comes to DU

New York Times best-selling mystery novelist Margaret Coel will be the featured speaker for DU’s annual Penrose Library Author’s Lecture on Thursday, April 30. Coel will be discussing her work, writing process and the art of writing mysteries from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Driscoll Ballroom. Her latest […]

Daniels College of Business to present speech by Amar Bhide

The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver will present a Power Breakfast with Dr. Amar Bhide, author of “The Venturesome Economy,” on Friday, April 24 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the School of Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management.

University of Denver hosts one-stop shop for resources for the homeless

Kristen Medina’s passion for serving the homeless began during her sophomore year in high school when she traveled to Seattle for a church mission trip to do inner city work.

DU PhD student scores academic feat

University of Denver PhD student Kyle Pula has been awarded two prestigious academic honors that will allow him to study mathematics in Australia. Last week, Pula was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Scholarship and found out he has been accepted into the National Science Foundation’s East Asia and Pacific Summer […]

Student environmentalists will be out in force during Earth Week

One day just isn’t enough anymore. DU student organizations will host a week’s worth of activities to celebrate Earth Week, which starts April 20. Here’s a breakdown of the events: Trayless Wednesday and more The DU Environmental Team (DU-ET) will staff information tables on Driscoll Bridge for the entire week […]

City commemorates Newman Center “fixture”

High atop a sign pole on the northwest corner of University Boulevard and Harvard Street is a simple message in white letters on a field of blue. The words speak softly to those who hurry past: “In Memory of Ruth Jourdan. Please drive safely.” Jourdan died Dec. 19, 2008. Two […]

Holocaust and genocide events to raise awareness

The University of Denver student organization Never Again!, along with the Holocaust Awareness Institute, has organized a week’s worth of activities for Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week April 19–24. The 2009 theme is “Resist” and is meant to educate the community on past acts of resistance. “Whether through actions during the […]

DU professor known for unusual courses now examining illegal drugs

Illegal drugs account for 8 percent of international trade. A drug dealer from Mexico recently landed on Forbes Magazine’s list of the richest people in the world. Those are just two facts DU students will learn this spring from Arthur Gilbert, an associate professor in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies with […]