Archive for September, 2009

Students learn about international study opportunities

Mark Twain once said: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” While Twain was […]

Rubber meets the road for DU’s sustainability campaign

Cutting back on energy use, dedicating resources to buy electricity generated by renewable sources and aiming for carbon neutrality by 2050 are important parts of the University of Denver’s sustainability drive. But DU’s newest initiative is more “hands on,” or at least, “feet on.” The University’s bike lending library kicks […]

Humanitarian encourages Korbel students to embrace culture, languages

The most pragmatic solutions to the issues the United States faces in Afghanistan come from the military and not our politicians — and that’s a problem, Greg Mortenson told graduate students in the Korbel School of International Studies on Sept. 21. A crowd of about 200 gathered in Hamilton Hall […]

Fallows tells capacity crowd to remain optimistic about China

There are 10 things Americans should know about China, James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, told a capacity crowd of 1,000 gathered Sept. 21 for the first Bridges to the Future event of the 2009–10 academic year. Fallows, who’s lived in China for the past three years, shared […]

DU student learns life (saving) lessons from tae kwon do

Megan Westervelt had always thought the world was fairly harmless. That changed abruptly in 2006 — when two men accosted her while she was living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They followed her into her apartment building lobby early one evening and cornered her by an elevator. “They were yelling in […]

Women’s golf team is on par with nation’s best

Last season, the University of Denver women’s golf team had one if its finest seasons in program history and proved to be a force in women’s college golf. The team secured its sixth consecutive Sun Belt Conference title, its first NCAA regional victory and finished fifth in the nation at […]

Family photos get artistic makeover in new Myhren exhibit

Family photos get artistic makeover in new Myhren exhibit

Family pictures are as old as photography itself, but many artists still find ways to put their personal stamps on the classic family portrait. Three such photographers — Janet Delaney, Todd Hido and Cecil McDonald Jr. — are featured in “The Family Stage,” a new exhibit opening Thursday, Sept. 24, […]

The Women’s College and St. Mary’s Academy to present annual girls leadership conference

The Women’s College of the University of Denver and Denver’s St. Mary’s Academy will present the ninth annual Leadership Conference for Girls on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Men’s golf takes aim at short game for 2009–10 success

The University of Denver men’s golf program had a successful 2008–09 campaign and is planning to tee off this season with continued success. Last season, the team posted nine top-five finishes, one tournament win and its seventh consecutive NCAA regional tournament appearance. The Pioneers had their strongest overall performance of […]

Alumna wins Miss Montana competition

Having a positive attitude may sound cliché, but it worked for Brittany Wiser (BA communication ‘09). Wiser entered the 2009 Miss Montana scholarship program as a 21-year-old first-time contestant. She navigated her way through reams of pageant-preparation books, countless tapes of other competitions and hours of garment fittings but she […]

Lewises inseparable in name and much more

Their looks are about the only thing they don’t have in common. Rob is white and 6-foot, 7-inches tall. Kyle is black and 5-foot, 11-inches tall. They even have the same last name: Lewis. They both love basketball and play for the University of Denver Pioneers. They’re both Coloradans. They […]

DU a different place when class of 2013 was born

Most of DU’s incoming first-year students are 18 years old, which means they were likely born in 1991. Also born that year were the grunge revolution — Nirvana released its landmark Nevermind album in September — trash-TV staple “The Jerry Springer Show” and Operation Desert Storm. Top movies in 1991 […]

Agricultural upbringing cultivates leadership in business student

As international business major Cassidy Woodard navigated through her first-year of college, “The Big Texas Shindig 2” undoubtedly cropped up in her mind from time to time. Out of context, “The Big Texas Shindig 2” sounds a bit like a horror movie that may or may not involve chainsaws, but […]

Denver philanthropist and Korbel Dinner founder lived a ‘selfless life’

Georgia Imhoff (BS pharmacy and nursing ’56) was simply selfless, family and friends say of the Denver philanthropist who founded DU’s Korbel Dinner. Imhoff died Sept. 6. She was 76. Imhoff was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May and suffered a massive heart attack in August. The Korbel Dinner pays […]

Atlantic Monthly correspondent to speak at first Bridges to the Future event

James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, will be the first speaker in the 2009–10 Bridges to the Future series. Fallows, who’s lived in China for the past three years, will speak about the country’s role in the world and its future at 7 p.m. Sept. 21, in DU’s […]