Archive for August, 2009

Women’s soccer team looking to ‘transition’

The University of Denver women’s soccer team completed one of the best seasons in program history last year, and after an off-season of team bonding, the Pioneers are ready for a “transition” year, according to head coach Jeff Hooker. Last season, the Pioneers posted a 19-3-2 record, tied with the […]

University of Denver environmental law reaches endangered plant settlement

University of Denver law students don’t back down when they head into court, even if their target is the United States government. Students and faculty at DU’s Sturm College of Law Environmental Law Clinic have been battling for years with the Department of the Interior on behalf of an Arizona-based […]

Water leak repairs crimp University-area traffic

University Boulevard was reduced to one lane of traffic in both directions at Asbury Avenue today so Denver Water could cap a leaking water line at the second of two locations. Work ripping up the concrete to get at the water lines should be completed by late afternoon, according to […]

Denver and DU land creative writing conference

DU’s creative writing program is one of two local major sponsors of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs’ 2010 annual conference, which is slated to take place in Denver April 7–10, 2010. The convention is expected to bring more than 500 teachers, publishers and writers to Denver, including keynote […]

Alumnus markets revolutionary burn treatment bandage

DU alumnus Michel Hewitt (BA political science ’02) has always been interested in the medical field and knew he wanted to give back. He has found a way to do both. Hewitt is marketing a product that he says could revolutionize the wound-care industry. The product is BurnStat, a bandage […]

University of Denver environmental law reaches endangered plant settlement

The University of Denver (DU) Sturm College of Law Environmental Law Clinic has reached a settlement with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Department of the Interior.

Writing prof Laird Hunt publishes experimental new novel

After a death in his family, Harry attempts to escape his grief by fleeing overseas to a city that sounds like Barcelona but is never named as such, where he begins life anew, meeting different people and falling in love with a woman named Solange, who works on the street […]

Summer Commencement includes message from Dalai Lama

An estimated 300 graduate and undergraduate students in cap and gown took their final steps in pursuit of degrees Aug. 14: that important walk across the stage to accept a diploma from Chancellor Robert Coombe. But before the assembled doctoral, law, master’s and bachelor’s degrees were handed out, Sturm College […]

DU pool closing for annual maintenance

Some people’s work-out routine might change in the next two weeks. El Pomar Natatorium, the University of Denver’s Olympic-size pool, will be closing for its annual maintenance. The pool will be closed from Monday, Aug. 17, until Sunday, Sept. 6. However, Coors Fitness Center has arranged an exchange program with […]

Forbes ranks DU among America’s best colleges

DU has moved up on a list of America’s best colleges. In their second-annual ranking of America’s best colleges, Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP) rank DU at 187, up from 378 in 2008. Six hundred undergraduate programs are included in the report. The rankings were […]

Debate continues over Denver zoning revision process

Postcards are being mailed to every property owner in Denver to underscore the importance of what University of Denver officials and more than 130 neighbors are already on top of: The zoning rules are changing. The changes affect nearly everything in Denver: college campuses, residential neighborhoods, commercial zones, airports, open […]

Former residence of legacy professor is demolished

A University Park “professors’ row” home that was the former residence of DU professor Ammi Hyde has been demolished. The Victorian-style structure at the northwest corner of East Evans Avenue and South Milwaukee Street was torn down early this week to improve prospects for sale of the land, according to […]

Summer Link connects high school students with college, community service

For the more than 50 high school students who came to the University of Denver campus in August, the Summer Link program offered a taste of college life and a little more: an introduction to community service. Cathy Grieve, director of the University’s Special Community Programs, which runs Summer Link, […]

Alumnus raises autism awareness with cast of NBC’s ‘Heroes’

Though DU alumnus Greg Cohen (BA art history ’93) works on the set of a television show, he is anything but a couch potato. Cohen recently founded and produced the benefit “Heroes for Autism,” fusing Autism Speaks and the NBC show ‘Heroes,’ to increase awareness and help raise funds for […]

Professional MBA program offers new scheduling, specialty options

DU’s Daniels College of Business has expanded its popular Professional MBA (PMBA) program. The program, which allows participants to work full time while finishing their degree in two years, launched in 2008 as a Saturday-only option. Now, students can choose between two different formats, a weeknight program from 6–10 p.m. […]