Archive for June, 2009

Editor’s note

Editor’s note

My West — the West of my youth — was one of blue-ribbon biscuits baked for the county fair; gathering eggs, still warm, from under the cushion of a hen who would peck you ferociously on the back of the hand if you didn’t move fast enough; stalking through a silent, frosted […]

For graduate student, film is an advocacy tool

While most aspiring filmmakers tend to consider themselves movie buffs, Joe Brown, a first-year graduate student studying filmmaking, says he’s never been well versed in pop culture. “I never even saw Home Alone,” jokes Brown, who studied philosophy and history as an undergraduate at the University of Colorado. Then again, […]

Attention to ‘learning differences’ at DU inspires record gift from Galena Foundation

The $35 million campaign for the Morgridge College of Education, and particularly for its new home, Ruffatto Hall, was nearing completion. Just over $1 million of the fundraising goal remained. Ginger Maloney, dean of the college at that time, remembers sitting down with Maureen Silva, associate vice chancellor and campaign […]

Marsico Institute founders dedicated to early childhood education

Within Ruffatto Hall — the stunning new home of the Morgridge College of Education — there will be a new center dedicated to advancing the research and results of early childhood education. It developed from the shared vision of two women who have come to believe this issue must jump […]

Lamont graduate prepares for his next act

As Thomas Kittle looks at his future, settling is not in the picture. “I have always thought that if I set my goals high, then I have nothing to lose,” Kittle says. “DU gave me an immense amount of knowledge of my area of study, which creates the perfect basis […]

Lacrosse player sets all-time DU scoring records

Karen Morton is leaving the University of Denver, but she’s also leaving her mark. In April, the graduating senior and women’s lacrosse senior midfielder entered her name in the DU record books as the school’s all-time goal scorer — a staggering 188. “Now that I’m finished playing at DU, it’s […]

Boettcher Foundation gift to DU honors retiring board member

Within the Morgridge College of Education’s future home, Ruffatto Hall, there will be a very special conference room dedicated to creating a safe, neutral space where education leaders can grapple with some of society’s most fundamental questions. The Claudia Boettcher Merthan Community Boardroom was made possible by a $500,000 capstone […]