Archive for May, 2009

Newman Center Presents series to conclude with the eclectic Provenance

Classically trained cellist Maya Beiser will wrap up the 2008–09 Newman Center Presents series on Saturday, May 9, with a 7:30 p.m. performance of the eclectic work Provenance. Beiser grew up on an Israeli kibbutz at the base of the Galilee Mountains in a region where Muslim, Jewish and Christian villages […]

DU golf teams shoot for NCAA tournament

The DU men’s and women’s golf teams will compete in their respective NCAA tournaments this week. The women’s golf team is competing in its eighth consecutive NCAA tournament. This year, they will be taking aim at schools in regional action in Gainesville, Fla., at the Mark Bostick Golf Course. They’ll […]

‘Snooze’ is a quiet success

If the story of the Denver breakfast restaurant Snooze were to be made into a Hollywood movie, the studio synopsis might read like this: “Three DU fraternity brothers find meaning in marmalade, creating an over-easy, hash-brown ‘breakfast experience’ that turns pancakes and eggs Benedict into culinary magic. “The film will star […]

Research shows caucuses fostered polarization among DNC delegates

The supposed role of national political conventions is to promote unity within a particular party. Instead, new research conducted in part by DU political science Professor Seth Masket during the 2008 Democratic National Convention (DNC) found caucuses may have hurt, rather than helped, party unity. The study, funded by the […]

DU law professor Erik Bluemel dies in apparent bicycle accident

DU’s Sturm College of Law community is mourning the loss of Assistant Professor Erik Bluemel, who died May 6 from injuries suffered in what authorities are investigating as a bicycle accident. Bluemel came to DU last fall for the 2008–09 academic year. He taught courses in administrative, environmental and indigenous […]

Student-athletes score well in the classroom

Two University of Denver sports programs are among nearly 800 Division I sports teams being recognized for top academic performance as part of the NCAA’s academic reform program. Based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR), the DU women’s volleyball team and women’s tennis team have earned NCAA […]

DU filmed from the student perspective

Attention amateur filmmakers: The division of Student Life needs your help. Videos are currently being accepted for DU Tube, a showcase of ‘minidocumentaries’ about college life from the viewpoint of students. The videos will be shown at the Discoveries 2009 orientation program for incoming freshman. The Student Life division started […]

Korbel School ranked 12th in the world, survey says

A DU master’s program in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies was recently ranked 12th in the world. Foreign Policy magazine released a survey in their March–April issue that ranked the professional master’s program among the top-20 PhD, master’s and undergraduate programs. “While I am pleased to have the […]

Special envoy to the Dalai Lama to speak at DU on the topic: “Is a Negotiated Settlement for Tibet still Viable?”

Lodi Gyari, special envoy to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, will speak at the University of Denver on Friday, May 8.

Former admissions dean helped DU increase enrollment

Admission Dean Emeritus Roger Campbell, who was credited with increasing enrollments at the University in the 1980s, died April 26 at his home in Poinciana, Fla. He was 75. “Roger developed a fine admissions staff which—in an amazingly short time—reversed the downward trend in admission. That contributed in large measure […]

“Happy Life” sculpture adorns Penrose Library

“Happy Life” sculpture adorns Penrose Library

Sometimes you have to seek out art, explore its subtleties and ponder its muted hue. And then there’s Happy Life # 8, a bold, bright new sculpture that stands tall and proud in DU’s Penrose Library lobby. The fiberglass sculpture by artist Chen Wenling features a smiling Chinese farmer hoisting an […]

Professor’s book examines role of Jewish physician in early treatment of TB

While it’s common knowledge that “gold-fever” attracted settlers to Colorado in the 1800s, few people realize that an entirely different sort of affliction contributed to the state’s early growth, according to DU’s Jeanne Abrams, a professor of Judaic studies. Colorado’s fresh, dry air, frequent sunshine and high altitude made it […]

DU’s Renaissance Room turns a page

The Renaissance Room in DU’s Mary Reed Building has been going through a renaissance of its own, but it’s not especially easy to tell. The craftsmanship is so precise and the improvements so cleverly disguised that when you walk in, you may have a funny feeling it’s 1932 again and […]

Current student senate VP moves into presidential seat

DU has new student leadership. Junior Antoine Perretta and sophomore Jim Francescon were voted DU’sAUSA Senate president and vice president, respectively, for the 2009–10 school year. Students voted online April 27–29. Perretta was the AUSA Senate vice president during the 2008–09 school year, serving with president Monica Kumar. The Hotel, Restaurant, […]

Alum moves computer shop into DU neighborhood

Oscar Hasbun (MS engineering and computer science ’04) knows computer problems are frustrating, especially for students with plenty of assignments and limited time. “Students don’t want to make an appointment and drive; they want to be served on-campus and in between classes,” Hasbun says. That’s why he’s moved his full-service […]