Archive for June, 2009

New sustainability minor starts this fall

Sustainability has been a major issue on the University of Denver campus in recent years,  and now it will also be a minor. Starting in fall 2009, undergraduates from most fields of study across campus can compliment their major with a minor in sustainability tailored to work with their selected […]

Art professor helps people see smell

Art professor helps people see smell

In Mia Mulvey’s world, odors aren’t just things you can smell. You can see them, too. Mulvey, an assistant art professor at DU, has an exhibit of ceramic sculptures of molecules on display at Detroit’s Pewabic Pottery through June 28. Inspired by research on smell, Mulvey crafted her sculptures to […]

University adds full-time Arabic faculty

Come fall 2009, DU students can learn Arabic from a new faculty member, the first full-time Arabist in DU’s long history. Maha Foster, who also speaks French and German, will join the languages and literatures faculty in September as a lecturer in Arabic. She has taught Arabic for more than […]

DU Army ROTC cadets march a marathon in the desert

Most freshmen at the University of Denver have never marched 26.2 miles in the desert with 35-pound rucksacks on their backs. Jamie Crownover and Michael Burnet have. Both are members of DU’s Army ROTC program and recently traveled to White Sands, N.M., to take part in the Bataan Memorial Death […]

Women’s College students reach across the world to help Sudanese girls

In southern Sudan, a small thing like a pair of underwear can dramatically enhance a young girl’s educational experience. Students, faculty and administrators from the Women’s College at the University of Denver are working to fix this problem through the “Bookpacks and Panties” campaign. The Women’s College and its Business […]

Alumnus rolls up burritos and rolls out nutrition and value

In an industry where success is measured by inches in the grocery-store freezer aisle, entrepreneur Phil Anson (BA communications ’00) has managed to increase his company’s dimensions without sacrificing quality. Last year, Phil’s Fresh Foods, Anson’s Boulder-based burrito company, increased its revenues by 33 percent—doing $1.6 million in sales—and received […]

DU seeks carbon neutrality by 2050

More than a year in the making, the University of Denver’s plan for achieving carbon neutrality has been approved and the goal is set. Under the plan, by the year 2050, DU will achieve climate neutrality. The plan is one of the promises the University made in 2007 when Chancellor […]

Pioneers announce 2009-10 hockey schedule

The seven-time NCAA champion DU hockey team will open its 2009-10 season by hosting 2009 NCAA Frozen Four participant Vermont during the 60th anniversary celebration of its program on Oct. 9-10, two-time National Coach of the Year George Gwozdecky announced today. DU will play 11 games against 2009 NCAA Tournament […]

Paving the way: academics, government and industry convene at DU for transportation summit

Faced with increasing demand for goods, congested and crumbling roads and bridges and railroads stretched to capacity, transportation leaders and policy makers descended on the University of Denver in late May in the quest for a sustainable transportation future. “Beyond the Crossroads,” a two-day conference hosted by the National Center for […]

DU students take on the (business) world

Nobody told Nichole Parker and Jake Sager some challenges are just too big to take on in their first year of college, so they set their sights high. The two first-year DU students — both 19 years old — came up with a business plan to elevate rural residents of […]

DU names new men’s lacrosse head coach

Princeton men’s lacrosse coach Bill Tierney has been named the head men’s lacrosse coach at the University of Denver. “Bill is one of the best coaches of any sport at any level and is highly regarded in collegiate lacrosse. He demands a lot of his student-athletes on the playing field, […]

University College to offer health care leadership master’s degree

As the debate over what to do about the U.S. health care system rages on in the nation’s capital, the University of Denver is set to launch a new master’s degree in health care leadership. The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) will be offered in the fall through University College, […]

Disney to make an appearance at DU

Disney hits the road this month and has picked Denver as one of its stops. DU’s University College is hosting the Disney Institute’s traveling professional development program in an all-day event on June 10. The program, “Disney Keys to Excellence,” will present an opportunity to learn the best business practices […]

Graduate ends college career, begins military career

Like many college graduates, Brian Gaudette will look back on his Commencement day with fond memories. But for him, Saturday is doubly meaningful — it signifies both the end of his college career and the beginning of his career as an Army officer. Gaudette will receive a bachelor’s degree in […]

DeGette challenges DU Class of 2009 to change the world

Gazing across the University of Denver’s Magness Arena at nearly 1,000 graduating seniors June 6, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette offered her congratulations and a hefty challenge: Change the world. “Your generation just may be the next great generation,” she said. “We need every one of you.” DeGette, who represents Colorado’s […]