Archive for August, 2009

Student center now features Fielder artwork

Student center now features Fielder artwork

Works from famed Colorado photographer John Fielder grace the walls of the Driscoll University Center as part of a new art installation. Nine large photographs of Colorado scenery have been purchased and installed in the Fireside Room, the hallway outside of the meeting rooms, Jazzman’s Café and the Campus Activities […]

Summer graduates have obligation ‘to make a difference’

As hundreds of graduates prepare to take their newly minted degrees into the world at Friday’s Commencement, they will be reminded they will be picking up something in addition to a diploma when they cross the stage: an obligation. Ved Nanda, a Sturm College of Law professor renowned for his […]

Professor emeritus leaves legacy of activism

As a professor of political science and former chair of the Colorado Democratic Party, Bill Leavel’s career relied on strong adult relationships. But in the later part of his life, he found a new passion — volunteering to teach elementary school. “He didn’t think he would like kids — he […]

Library struck by vehicle

A mid-size SUV careened off eastbound Evans Avenue shortly before 10 a.m. August 10, veering across two lanes of traffic before crashing into the north side of the DU’s Penrose Library. The impact shattered windows in one of the library’s quiet study rooms near the northeast corner of the building, […]

Myhren Gallery announces 2009–10 schedule, Warhol exhibit

“Andy Warhol in Colorado,” an eagerly awaited show featuring photographs and films by the pop-art legend, will open Sept. 23, 2010, in DU’s Victoria H. Myhren Gallery in the Shwayder Art Building. But before that, the gallery will feature displays of innovative photography, digital art, paintings and more as part […]

New diplomacy and security center opens at DU

DU joined Anna and John Sie in the establishment of the SIÉ CHÉOU-KANG Center for International Security and Diplomacy at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies in a festive and at times emotional dedication ceremony August 7. Joined by Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and a host of University leaders […]

University of Denver establishes the SIÉ CHÉOU-KANG Center for International Security and Diplomacy

The University of Denver and the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation today announced the establishment of the SIÉ CHÉOU-KANG Center for International Security and Diplomacy.

The Women’s College of the University of Denver to offer new certificate programs

The Women’s College of the University of Denver will offer new certificate programs in Entrepreneurial Studies and Philanthropic Studies beginning in September.

Women’s College expands certificate offerings

DU’s Women’s College will offer new certificate programs in entrepreneurial studies and philanthropic studies beginning in the fall quarter. A new certificate program in community-based research will begin in January 2010. Certificate programs allow students to explore new areas of interest, combine fields of study and enhance current skills. Students […]

Law students file suit against Xcel Energy

DU’s Environmental Law Clinic filed suit Aug. 6 in federal court against Xcel Energy over the operation of the Cherokee Station coal-fired power plant on behalf of WildEarth Guardians. The suit contends Xcel has repeatedly violated federal standards for limiting and monitoring opacity levels from the emissions of four coal-fired […]

Class takes students out of the library

Being inside a classroom all day is the last thing most students want their summer schedule to entail. And for students enrolled in DU Professor and Archivist Steve Fisher’s library and archival preservation and conservation class, spending hours in a classroom isn’t part of the plan. Each week, the class, […]

Piano professor feeling the music again

Ted Lichtmann said when he retired from DU’s Lamont School of Music in 2007 after 37 years of teaching, “musicians cannot really retire.” Indeed. After the classroom, Lichtmann continued to play recitals to the delight of many. But then he faced the sound that haunts musicians the most: silence. Debilitating […]

Institute teaches the art and business of publishing

One hundred students from across the nation have gathered at the University of Denver to learn all they can about publishing. Each summer DU’s Publishing Institute offers an intense four-week program to train students in publishing. The students learn from more than 50 faculty and professionals in the field. “It’s […]

Millsap was a bridge between University, students

Ken Millsap’s worst habit may have been that he would show up for dinner or a party about 15 minutes early, says retired DU professor Steve McCarl. Beyond that, the political science professor emeritus was considered a “delightful guy who loved students” and a man former students called their role […]

Alumna’s love for dogs breeds million-dollar business

Studies have shown that pet ownership has numerous health benefits, from relieving stress to lowering cholesterol. But for Heidi Ganahl (MHS ’99), dogged affection from her furry friends not only helped the 42-year-old survive a personal tragedy but also inspired a million-dollar idea. Ganahl and her husband, Bion Flammang, started […]