Archive for June, 2009

Nanotechnology conference is full of big ideas

From solar panels to electric circuitry, the next big thing may be really tiny. Global leaders in nanotechnology — the science of the very, very small — spent two days at the University of Denver June 22–23 at the second annual Nano Renewable Energy Summit. The event drew scientists, government […]

Former mayor joins DU students in Juneteenth parade

DU students were present among the thousands who flooded Denver’s streets for the annual Juneteenth celebration. Around 10 members of DU’s Black Student Alliance (BSA) participated in the Juneteenth parade, which has been a part of Denver’s observance for more than three decades. “We were incredibly excited to participate, particularly […]

DU talent dominates City Open tennis tournament

Talk about a sweet treat for DU. When the last ball was struck on June 21 at the 93rd Denver City Open tennis tournament, DU was on the winner’s platform in four of the five top events. The surge of Pioneers was lead by Mallory Voelker, this year’s women’s team […]

Famous Chinese artist spends one year at DU

He is so mild mannered, unassuming and soft spoken, you’d never know Chen Hao is one of China’s premier landscape painters. Chen, an associate professor and deputy director in the painting department of the Xu Beihong School of Arts at Renmin University in Beijing, is living and working at DU […]

University of Denver turns up the heat on greenhouse gasses

Things are about to heat up at the University of Denver (DU) this summer.

DU library science program receives $917,000 grant from the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

The University of Denver’s Library and Information Science (LIS) Program in the Morgridge College of Education has been awarded $917,891 to support ten students earning master’s degrees in librarianship.

Mastering new zoning is no day at the beach

For many of the 200 or so homeowners who crowded into Driscoll Ballroom on Wednesday, June 17, to get their first look at the city’s new zoning map, the evening might have felt like the first day of French class. Or algebra. Mastering the map, it turns out, means learning […]

No love lost in DU coaches’ friendly clash

If Chris Lam, DU’s assistant men’s tennis coach, is looking for work on Monday, blame his backhand and his forehand and his kick serve. And all the parts of his tennis game that pushed him past his boss, men’s head tennis coach Danny Westerman, it the quarterfinals of the prestigious […]

Collection given to Penrose tells extraordinary family story

Andrea Sears-Van Nest donated her family’s archival collection to the University of Denver Penrose Library.

DU takes its temperature for cleaner air

Global warming may be coming to your classroom or office this summer. In a bid to conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the University of Denver this summer will cut back on air conditioning. Facilities management expects to boost the temperatures in centrally controlled buildings by about four degrees […]

Bike to Work Day to measure DU’s mettle to pedal

On Bike to Work Day last June, a gallon of gasoline in the Rocky Mountain region cost about $4.03. At the end of May this year, gasoline was around $2.36. Keri Olmstead of the Denver Regional Council of Governments isn’t impressed. The need to get out of the car and […]

Lamont graduate receives competitive scholarship

Marcus Ostermiller, who just completed his piano performance degree at DU, has received a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree at New York University. The highly competitive scholarship is awarded to students with a record of academic achievement and who have overcome significant obstacles to […]

Alumni bring East and West together – with smiles

Like many people, Jon Niermann and Stacey (Strahs) Niermann (BSBA ’88) think the world could use a few more smiles. So they’ve decided to do something about that: create a David Letterman-style talk show that Jon will host called “Asia Uncut.” “‘Asia Uncut’ is truly West meets East,” Niermann says. […]

DU officials, neighbors to look at new zoning code

DU officials and community members will be on campus Wednesday evening in pursuit of the same goal: Learn more details about how the city’s new zoning code will affect them. For the first time since the rezoning process began four years ago, residents will be able to see a map […]

Bike-sharing program makes national news

The legacy of two recent DU graduates is garnering national attention. Mary Jean O’Malley and Zoee Turrill, who graduated from DU on June 6, created a bike-sharing program on campus that will launch this fall. The program will be part of bike-sharing program the city of Denver is starting in 2010. There will […]