Archive for April, 2009

Worsley finishes strong at national meet

Blake Worsley saved his best for last. A senior on the DU men’s swim team, Worsley closed out his collegiate career with three personal best times at the NCAA swimming and diving championships at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. “It was great moment for me. It’s been something […]

DU makes Denver’s ‘Best of’ list

Westword’s annual “Best Of” collection of the weird, wacky and wonderful in Denver is on the streets, and as usual, DU hasn’t been left out. For 2009, the University has garnered meritorious mention in two distinct categories: ceramics and cookbooks. The culinary citation offers praise to Penrose Library for the 9,000 […]

Bee smart Alden Savoca

Where in the world is Alden Savoca? It probably doesn’t matter, because no matter where the 14-year-old De Beque resident travels, Savoca will probably know where he is, where the nearest mountain ranges are, what the chief export is and what rivers, oceans, lakes, bays, seas and deserts are nearby. […]

Graduate students offer relationship workshops

Need some help with your relationship? DU can hook you up. DU will host six workshops on April 10 on various relationship topics ranging from interracial relationships to dating after college. “These short workshops will teach skills that can be used for a lifetime,” says Howard Markman, DU psychology professor. […]

Police continue stepped-up patrols in neighborhood hit by burglaries

Five DU students have taken advantage of the University’s offer of free on-campus housing for students living in the University-area neighborhood hit by a recent string of burglaries. There are 150 beds available for the remainder of the spring quarter, says Justin Price, director of housing and residential education. “Students […]

Key to education: All fun and games, researchers say

Games aren’t just about fun and they aren’t just for kids, a panel of researchers told teachers gathered March 31 for the DU symposium “The Pedagogy of Innovation.” The event included a panel discussion and an educational technology fair that exposed educators to the latest in high-tech classroom applications. Among […]

Alumni program returns to DU to engage students

Some of DU’s most successful alumni are coming back to campus for the Master’s Program, a one-day event that connects alumni with current students. The event, which is scheduled for April 7, has been on a four-year hiatus, but the Office of Alumni Relations resurrected it as a way for […]

Top mental health experts converge at DU to discuss public policy

Forty of the top mental health experts in the United States met at DU on April 1 to develop a public awareness message for children’s mental health. Colorado First Lady Jeannie Ritter opened the “Healthy Development” summit by conveying her passion for mental health issues and promising to help deliver […]

Popular science author says all types of media have their place

Steven Berlin Johnson, popular science author and contributing editor toWired magazine, said every type of media—from video games to television—has learning value. Johnson, the author of Everything Bad Is Good For You: How Today’s Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter, spoke to an audience of nearly 400 at the final […]