Archive for July, 2009

DU music students record strong finish in competition

A two-student team from the audio production program at DU’s Lamont School of Music was this year’s runner-up in Shure Inc.’s Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition. Clark Smith, a senior music performance major, and Dylan Johnson (BA ’09) entered the competition with a recording of a jazz performance by DU faculty […]

Former DU swimmer competing with world’s best

Former DU swimmer Blake Worsley (BS marketing ’09) posted strong performances at the FINA world championships in Rome as a member of the Canadian national team. Worsley finished 23rd in the 200m freestyle event on Monday morning with a time of 1:48.17, setting a new personal best time. Germany’s Paul […]

Digital collection hits the million mark

DU’s Penrose Library has crossed a milestone in the digital age by adding the millionth URL to its catalog. Over the past few years, librarians have been converting items in Penrose Library to a digital format and have compiled a substantial number of online periodicals, journals and resources as part […]

Author-alumna looks for the next plot twist

There are plot twists in the books of Denver-based author Sandra Dallas that surprise even her. “The thing I’m writing now, I have various characters, and all of a sudden, out of nowhere, this couple dies. And they have this daughter,” says Dallas (BA journalism ’60). “I thought, ‘OK, we […]

MBA students help spread the word about cancer foundation

Raymond Wentz was only 17 when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Without family support, Raymond and his sister Michelle lived on their own in a small apartment, worked at the grocery store and rode their bikes everywhere. Raymond even rode his bike to chemotherapy treatments — more than 20 […]

Dozens of street newspaper staffers join forces on DU campus

Journalists from “street newspapers” around the country will be discussing strategies and stories during the eighth annual North American Street Newspaper Association (NASNA) conference on the DU campus July 30 to Aug. 2. Street newspapers started in the 1970s in the Pacific Northwest as a grassroots effort to raise awareness […]

New picture book puts DU community into focus

If you think looking at pictures is a breeze, DU archivist Steve Fisher’s new book of vintage photographs, University Park and South Denver, may prove you wrong. The 120 images Fisher chose for his newly published collection take close scrutiny to fully appreciate the wealth of people, landmarks and historic […]

DU included in top colleges list

DU is featured in the Princeton Review’s 2010 guidebook, The Best 371 Colleges. About 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book. The guide contains detailed profiles of each college and assigns rating scores for eight categories. DU scored high in several of the categories, including […]

University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business unveils new business minor for undergraduate students from all disciplines

Students at the University of Denver will soon have the opportunity to earn a minor in business in a new program designed specifically for non-business majors.

Alumna opens art gallery in Breckenridge despite weak economy

Teal is not just the color greenish blue. It is also alumna Stephanie Sadler’s (BSBA ’07) middle name and the inspiration for the name of her new art gallery in Breckenridge, Colo. “I have always loved the color and thought it would be appropriate to name an art gallery after […]

Cello Festival gives public week of free concerts

DU’s Lamont School of Music will host the Rocky Mountain Cello Festival Sunday, July 26, through Thursday, July 30. This is the fourth year Cello Fest has hosted the four-and-a-half day program at Lamont.  This year, 33 participants will attend daily master classes, technique classes, enrichment classes and supervised practice […]

Love of literature prompted Twining to teach

Edward Twining didn’t have the usual resumé of a full-time professor. It boasted little published work or commitments outside the classroom, a reason his salary was “accordingly modest” compared to many of his colleagues, University records show. “Ed was no friend of the postmodern university with its modern dialog, strategic […]

School of Engineering adds dual degree program

DU students interested in combining two specialty areas within the School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS) can now look forward to a dual-degree option. The new dual-degree program allows students to obtain a bachelor’s and master’s degree within the School. The program takes five years to complete. “For example, […]

Professor questions racial perceptions in book

Bernadette Calafell, associate professor of human communication studies at DU, has a PhD in communication studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She also is a Mexican-American. The two are equally a part of her, but she questions whether she’s perceived that way in “Your Education Wipes Out […]

Law course on zoning code to be a study in public good

It’s 721 pages of mind-numbing charts, numbers and technical jargon that is as riveting as a manual for assembling furniture. But to land-use and sustainability expert James van Hemert, Denver’s proposed new zoning code is an extraordinary real-world teaching device for his class and a chance for DU to promote […]