Archive for September, 2009

Hollywood producer Roger Birnbaum speaks at Alumni Symposium

With credits on some of the biggest movies of the past 15 years — including The Sixth Sense, Rush Hour, Shanghai Noon and Bruce Almighty — Roger Birnbaum (attd. 1968–71) has made his mark in Hollywood. He returns to his alma mater Oct. 2–3 as a keynote speaker at DU’s […]

DU alumna gets high marks for school leadership

So far in 2009, Shannon Hagerman has earned a PhD from DU, given birth to daughter Emmery and had the U.S. secretary of education stop by the school where she’s principal to say she’s doing a terrific job. The doctorate was in educational administration, the daughter was her second and […]

DU’s Ricks Center celebrates 25th anniversary with its students

The University of Denver’s Ricks Center in the Morgridge College of Education celebrated its 25th anniversary much the way it began – engaging students in enriching, thematic activities.

DU celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

DU’s Latino Center will be holding several events on campus for National Hispanic Heritage Month. The month recognizes the anniversary of the independence of seven Latin American countries. “Latino Heritage Month provides an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and community members to learn about a variety of Latino cultures,” says […]

Business professor offers hope, advice for transitioning baby boomers

During times of life transition, baby boomers should focus on enhancing their skills and celebrating existing strengths, says Karen Newman, a Daniels College of Business management professor. For many boomers, the economic conditions facing the country are necessitating a return to the job market or a postponement of retirement plans. […]

DU sign maker is third-generation staffer

Working at the University of Denver just seemed natural to Dave Ostrom because he’d been around the school most of his life. As young boy, Ostrom’s grandfather, John Ostrom, would usher him around campus to different events. “He’d take me to almost all of the hockey games and let me […]

African art display helps fight AIDS

It’s often been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. In the case of the Zimbabwe AIDS Treatment Assistant Project (ZATA), a picture has the potential to save a thousand lives. Founded five years ago by Denver doctors Thomas Campbell and Robert Schooley in cooperation with the University […]

Daniels unveils new strategic plan

DU’s Daniels College of Business recently launched its “Daniels Tomorrow” strategic plan, which will guide the college through 2014. “All top corporations today have detailed strategic and operational long-term business plans to ensure future success and make certain that they are working toward it,” says Daniels Dean Christine Riordan. “It […]

DU tennis teams to make racket this season

The University of Denver’s women’s tennis team has a new head coach, new players, and a rejuvenated excitement for the upcoming season. Jeremy Wurtzman, formally the assistant coach for the DU men’s program from 2006–08 and at his alma mater, Ohio State, in 2008¬–09, replaces Amy Jensen, who resigned May […]

Newman Center presents Bolero Colorado

An eclectic blend of reflection and visions for the future of Colorado will kick off the 2009–10 Newman Center Presents series on Sept. 26. Bolero Colorado will consist of collaboration from the professional dancers of Larry Keigwin and Company from New York City, EcoArts Connections from Boulder, the Denver School […]

DU’s Ricks Center celebrates 25th anniversary

More than 250 students, parents and school staff helped DU’s Ricks Center celebrate its 25th anniversary on Friday, Sept. 25, with sustainability in mind. Students planted bulbs, vines, trees and shrubs in the center’s courtyard; painted rocks in the style of the book Only One You; and created mobiles made […]

Campus Safety director discusses burglaries and safety

A rash of off-campus burglaries near DU may have been solved thanks to an arrest last Saturday by the Denver Police Department. But DU’s director of campus safety says the capture of one man near campus doesn’t mean the community should let their guard down. In a letter e-mailed to […]

2009 Faculty and Staff Convocation award recipients announced

This year’s Faculty and Staff Awards Convocation will take place on Friday, Oct. 2, in Magness Arena. DU Chancellor Robert Coombe will deliver a speech at the annual luncheon addressing the state of the University. Additionally, notable faculty and staff members will receive recognition for their contributions to the University. […]

University bike library gets rolling

Getting around — and off — campus got a little easier Sept. 24 as the University of Denver launched a free bicycle library with high-tech bikes available on request for all-day use. The DU Undergraduate Student Government — in partnership with local businesses, the city of Denver and DU academic […]

Alumna knitting to benefit Komen Foundation

Leslie Petrovski (BA English ’82, MA English ’91) is nuts about knitting. A knitter since she was 7 years old, Petrovski writes about knitting for Vogue Knitting, Knit Simple Magazine, Knit.1 Magazine and Yarn Market News. And she authors a knitting blog, But her latest knitting adventure may be […]