Archive for September, 2009

Daniels Fund scholarship winner seeks to become ‘a man of value’

When Sam Granados was a sixth grader at Lake Middle School in Denver, his grades were low and his motivation to do any better was even lower. “My early life was vague, I don’t remember doing much good in middle school,” says Granados, who won a Daniels Fund scholarship to […]

Summer building projects show off plenty of elbow grease

With all the construction projects on campus this summer, DU might think about changing its motto to “Sanctus bovis, nos es districtus,” which loosely translates as “Holy cow, we’ve been busy!” Consider some of what’s happened on campus since most students and faculty left in June: a $3.6 million addition […]

Engineering student puts her academic pedal to the metal

Ellen Classen wasted no time revving her academic career into high gear at the University of Denver. In January 2009, the first-year student set her sights on a prestigious and highly selective automotive engineering program in Germany, the cradle of high-performance car production. Despite the long odds, she was accepted […]

DU players, coaches, alums ready to racquet and roll at tennis open

This year’s Colorado State Open tennis tournament promises to be a glimpse of where DU is going and where it’s been. Eight varsity players from the men’s team and two from the women’s team entered the Open as well as a standout alumna from last year’s women’s team, four current […]

Finding her voice on stage

When Regan Linton was a junior in college, she was in a car accident that caused an upper-chest-level spinal cord injury; she will have to use a wheelchair for the rest of her life. The experience ultimately led her to star in a wildly successful local production of Man of […]

Rankings, security center opening add to DU’s list of summer highlights

Here are the campus headlines you may have missed this summer: The SIÉ CHÉOU-KANG Center for International Security and Diplomacy at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies was completed and dedicated in a ceremony Aug. 7. The SIÉ Center will provide leadership training for SIÉ Fellows, a program consisting […]

Student aims to make DU even more LGBT inclusive

Christopher Turner is on a mission. He wants DU to be among the top 100 LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) inclusive campuses in the nation within the next five years. He has spent the last six months working on his goal through the Center for Community Engagement and Service […]

Redesigned DU homepage headlines new branding initiative

A new brand strategy is at the heart of the redesigned DU Web site that launches Sept. 14. Visitors to will find a new homepage with links for different audience groups and top-level pages that focus on prospective students. But the Web site is just one component of a […]

Homecoming tickets now on sale

Registration is now open for Homecoming and Parents Weekend, Oct. 28–Nov. 1. This year’s celebration includes a free, family friendly “Boo Bash” Halloween carnival with trick-or-treating from 1–3 p.m. on Oct. 31, followed by a parade at 3 p.m. The Pioneers hockey, volleyball, soccer and swim teams will compete on campus […]

New ‘Blood’: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance returns to DU

The world has changed a lot since Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater premiered choreographer Donald McKayle’s Blood Memories in 1976. A deeply symbolic piece about the black experience, Blood Memories centers on two rivers — the Nile in Africa and the Mississippi in America — as centers of community life. […]

Student-athletes help undergraduates move in

At DU, student-athletes help incoming undergraduate students move into their residence halls. It’s one of the many traditions that are part of Discoveries Week, DU’s incoming undergraduate orientation program. The weeklong program is designed to give first-year and transfer students a strong start to their DU experience through workshops, small […]

Alumna named first Hispanic president of American Library Association

Camila Alire (MLS ’74) fondly remembers her first experience in a library. “I was in grade school, and I went with my friend who had a library card,” Alire says. “The first book I ever checked out was The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss.” Today, Alire is the […]

Late law dean remembered as legendary trial attorney

Daniel Hoffman’s life sounds like a story. He was a bright student who graduated high school at age 15 and enrolled at the University of Colorado by 16. He took up law and became one of the most respected professionals in the community. He marched with Rev. Martin Luther King […]

Dylan at Magness Oct. 21; tickets on sale Saturday

The University of Denver’s Magness Arena is packing the rock ’n’ roll into one October week this fall. The venue has announced an Oct. 21 concert by rock legend Bob Dylan, the 68-year-old composer of timeless hits including “Like a Rolling Stone,” “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They […]

Chancellor takes questions from parents of new undergraduates

From questions about honor, ethics and the University of Denver’s place in the world to a simple inquiry about the University’s flip-flopped initials, Chancellor Robert Coombe covered a variety of topics during the annual question-and-answer session for parents of new undergraduate students on Sept. 8. The session allows direct communication […]