Archive for June, 2009

Engineering staffer posthumously honored with University’s distinguished service award

In his all-too-short career at the University of Denver, Timber Dick had such a profound impact on faculty, staff and students that he is receiving one of the institution’s most prestigious awards: Distinguished Service to the University. Dick’s life was cut short by a car accident that left his wife, […]

Young alum Craig Harrison recognized for recent grad achievement

Craig Harrison (BSBA ’03) sits in his Cherry Creek North corporate office, the window behind him offering a stunning view of the snow-frosted Rockies, discussing one of several companies he’s launched in the last five years. For the latest, US Capital, Harrison managed more than $10 million in investments before […]

Real-life lawyer plays serial killer on soap opera

It looks like Sean Moynihan has two lives to live after all. In the early 1990s, Moynihan (JD ’04) was a regular on the soap opera “One Life to Live.” Now, he’s a Denver deputy district attorney living a “normal” life. But, most normal attorneys don’t get calls from television […]

Professor searches for ALS treatments

The process of discovering the etiology of a disease like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) follows the narrative arc of a mystery: There’s a dire problem, clues, red herrings, villains and plot twists. In Dan Linseman’s lab, the most recent villain to emerge even has a name […]

Alumnus Anthony Graves recognized for community service

Anthony Graves (IMBA ’04) is a person who does whatever it takes. When he was 26 and raising his 16-year-old nephew, Graves’ management job in the technology industry disappeared, so he took a job filing for the Colorado Department of Human Services to make ends meet. He realized he needed […]

Volunteer Louise Atkinson receives DU alumni service award

Louise Atkinson graduated from DU with an MBA in 1979 and has since achieved professional success in the telecommunications and technology industries, rising to her most recent role as senior vice president at First Data Corp. Along the way, she’s also become a wife to Bill Atkinson and a loving […]

Pioneers finish strong in Directors’ Cup

The University of Denver capped its second-finest year in NCAA Division I history by finishing No. 54 in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics announced June 29th. The Pioneers sent 11 sports programs to NCAA postseason competition and finished with 396.50 points. DU […]

Library science program receives $917,000 grant

DU’s Library and Information Science (LIS) Program in the Morgridge College of Education has received a $917,891 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program to support 10 students earning master’s degrees in librarianship. All of the students will specialize in early childhood […]

Pioneers announce men’s basketball schedule

The University of Denver men’s basketball team will play 16 home games in Magness Arena in 2009–10, DU third-year head coach Joe Scott announced today. This marks the most Division I home games in Denver’s history. “One of our goals since we started here was to develop a challenging schedule […]

Professor researches wine, teaches entrepreneurship in China

Bordeaux. Tuscany. Napa Valley. Xinjiang? While France, Italy and the United States have reputations as leading wine producers, figures indicate that China could become the world’s primary wine producer within 10 years, according to Angelo Camillo, an assistant professor in the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM). And […]

Environmental initiatives bloom during a green year in sustainability

It’s been said that nothing stifles a good idea faster than a committee, but DU’s Sustainability Council emerged from the 2008–09 academic year boasting a slew of “green” accomplishments and an eye toward more in the coming year. Chief among the committee’s to-do list was the creation of a plan […]

Alums go together like wine and cheese in new Wash Park bistro

It may have taken a jaunt across the Atlantic Ocean for Noah Stephens (BA art history ’05) and Emily Welch (BA international studies ’06) to cross paths, but when they did, the two alums formed a friendship over food. The two met in Paris after they graduated from DU. Both […]

Strategic Issues Panel considers use of biometrics in immigration reform

As the University of Denver Strategic Issues Program (SIP) panel grapples with the problems presented by immigration, a recurrent question has emerged: how do officials tell whether someone is in this country legally if they can’t positively identify them? “It appears that some form of identity card is going to […]

Penrose collection tells extraordinary family story

Penrose collection tells extraordinary family story

The family of former DU Professor Edwin Sears has donated a collection of his archival papers to Penrose Library. The gift includes numerous items relating to a number of World War II-era events and people, including the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, the Nuremburg trials and Albert Einstein. Andrea Sears-Van […]

Bike to Work Day shows Denver’s people power

Next year they might have to call it Bike [or Paddle] to Work Day. “One guy in Boulder e-mailed in to say that he and his friends were going to ‘kayak’ to work. Carpool to a spot and kayak,” said Keri Olmstead of the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). […]