Archive for July, 2009

BrewGrass, Picnic in the Park lead summertime fun near DU

They’ll be pickin’ and grinnin’ on South Pearl Street and partyin’ in Platt Park this summer as part of a number of community festivities in July and August. All events are within hollerin’ distance of the DU campus. Platt Park picnic The Platt Park People’s Association on July 24th meets […]

Instructor teaches fitness, swordplay

Jenn Zukowski Boughn wanted to develop a fitness class that was both fun and effective. So, rather than dumbbells, she had students in her NinjaFit class use wooden swords to tone muscles throughout the body. The use of swords is in keeping with the atmosphere of the Boulder Quest Center […]

Katz takes the helm at Sturm College of Law

As a professor and attorney, Martin Katz has specialized for years in employment law. Now, he’s the boss. Katz began the summer as the new interim dean at DU’s Sturm College of Law. It’s a temporary title as DU embarks on a search for a permanent replacement for recently departed […]

DU introduces nanotech graduate program

The study of nanotechnology does not just affect the production of the latest mini iPod. Nano-scale science and engineering are the foundation for the next generation of technological breakthroughs, says Rahmat Shoureshi, dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS), and DU will begin playing a role in […]

Dragon Boat Festival makes an example out of DU grad

When you’re looking for someone to serve as a role model for young people in Denver’s Asian-Pacific-American community, it’s hard to imagine a better candidate than Judge Kerry Steven Hada (JD ’88). A Denver native whose community-service resume includes time with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Denver Kids, the Rocky Mountain […]

Author takes teacher-turned-sleuth on another gay adventure

With his second novel, Lee Patton is finally a first-time author. The author’s new mystery, Love and Genetic Weaponry: The Beginner’s Guide, is his second featuring gay teacher-turned-sleuth Ray O’Brien, but it’s the first novel Patton has published under his own name. Patton (MA English ’82) authored O’Brien’s previous adventure, […]

University of Denver professor named among top Northern Illinois alumni

University of Denver Professor and Dean Emeritus Jim Griesemer is being honored by his alma mater, Northern Illinois University (NIU), as one of 50 Golden Anniversary Alumni award recipients from NIU’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Selected from more than 70,000 graduates, Griesemer is recognized for his service to […]

Alum achieves success by taking the stairs

Even as a student at the University of Denver, Rory Vaden talked to people incessantly about how to be successful. The key, he said, was self discipline. To be successful, you had to do the things other people weren’t willing to do. His college roommate — and a fellow member […]

Bridges to the Future theme announced

James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, will be the first speaker in the 2009–10 Bridges to the Future series. Titled China Rising, the three-lecture series focuses on China and its role in the world. Fallows has worked for the magazine for more than 25 years. He has written […]

DU professor’s artwork accepted into Holocaust Art Museum

DU professor’s artwork accepted into Holocaust Art Museum

Four portraits drawn by Deborah Howard, associate professor of art and art history, were accepted into the permanent collection at the New Holocaust Art Museum in Jerusalem. The museum is part of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. It houses some 10,000 works and according to the museum is the largest […]

Theater program provides summer entertainment

It’s summertime and the kids are bored at home all day. This boredom could lead to trouble. That’s why DU professor Anthony Hubert started a day-camp theater program that takes place for two months each summer on campus. Hubert and his wife, Jamie Roehrig-Hubert, founded the Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre […]

Study shows couples who live together before engagement are more likely to struggle

DU researchers have found that couples who live together before they are engaged have a higher chance of getting divorced than those who wait until they are married to live together, or at least wait until they are engaged. In addition, couples who lived together before engagement and then married […]

Student researcher puts green tea to the test

In the popular press, green tea has become a magic elixir with the power to prevent Alzheimer’s, smooth wrinkles and ward off cancer. In Dan Linseman’s lab at the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, his team of undergraduate and graduate student researchers has started investigating natural products such as green tea to […]

Summer music camp is a high note for brass players

DU is going heavy metal this week, as the annual Rafael Mendez Brass Institute takes over the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. In its third year at DU — and 25th overall — the weeklong Mendez Institute welcomes horn players from all over the country to study with 20 […]

Residence halls receive upgrades

Students returning to several residence halls in the fall will receive a pleasant surprise—new furniture, windows and modernized common spaces. Workers are spending the summer sprucing up areas in Johnson-McFarlane Hall, Centennial Towers, Centennial Halls and in furnished on-campus apartments with nearly $1 million worth of improvements, according to student […]