Archive for October, 2009

Lamm calls for discussion about cultural success, achievement

If the country is to achieve a national dream of equality and prosperity for all people, all races and all cultures, we will all have to talk, former Colorado Governor and DU scholar Richard Lamm told a packed luncheon Oct. 30. Lamm, a University professor and co-director of the Institute for […]

Professor’s book sheds light on fascination with paranormal

Halloween 2009 is expected to be a $4.75 billion retail event in the United States, and 18-to-24-year-olds spend the most money on the holiday. Why is Halloween such a popular American celebration, even in a down economy? Many young adults just want an excuse to dress up and party. But […]

Gwozdecky notches 500th win: A look at the coach off the ice

Trust hockey coach George Gwozdecky to know where the thin ice is. And how to skate around it on his way to 350 wins as DU’s head coach and 500 wins overall. Both marks came Oct. 24 in a road win against Minnesota. Both add to Gwozdecky’s legacy of two […]

University can help with students’ problem gambling

While nearly half of U.S. college students reported gambling during the past year, a recent report by the National Center for Responsible Gaming shows only 22 percent of colleges and universities in the U.S. have gambling policies. DU’s Karin Dittrick-Nathan wants to change that. The assistant clinical professor in the […]

Alumni use basketball to bridge race, mentor at-risk kids and launch an NBA superstar

Harry Hollines and Rick Callahan were unlikely friends in 1964. Hollines was a high school All-American who had been recruited to play basketball by every major American university — except those that didn’t allow blacks on their teams. After traveling the country visiting campuses, he decided the University of Denver […]

Learning Effectiveness Program welcomes new director

The University of Denver has hired Jimmie Smith as director of the Learning Effectiveness Program (LEP). The fee-based program, founded in 1982, offers comprehensive individualized services to more than 200 students with learning disabilities and ADHD at DU.  Academic counselors work with LEP students to enhance existing abilities, develop new […]

Community invited to participate in Homecoming festivities

DU neighbors and members of the Denver community are invited to campus to help the Pioneers celebrate Homecoming and Family Weekend Oct. 28–Nov. 1. On Friday, Oct. 30, DU will host a “Pioneer Pre-Game” featuring free food from the DU Grilling Society, a beer garden and a contest for the […]

Lambda Chi Alpha donations benefit people with disabilities

It’s common practice to sponsor someone in a race or walk-a-thon for charity, but growing a moustache? DU Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity brothers set up a moustache-a-thon, in which donors paid participants a set amount of money for each day fraternity brothers went without shaving. The fundraiser is just one […]

Daniels ranks 20th on list of socially-responsible MBA programs

The University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business demonstrated “significant leadership in integrating social, environmental and ethical issues in its MBA program,” according to the Aspen Institute’s 2009–10 edition of Beyond Grey Pinstripes, a biennial survey and alternative ranking of business schools. The survey, released Oct. 21, ranked Daniels 20th […]

Pioneers set to take on Outlaws in lacrosse showcase

The University of Denver men’s lacrosse team and Major League Lacrosse’s Denver Outlaws will face off for the first time in the inaugural Colorado Lacrosse Showcase on Oct. 24. The game will be the first scrimmage of the 2009–10 season for DU and the first time the Pioneers have squared […]

Columbine tragedy spurs new research tool

The Columbine High School shootings in 1999 left 15 dead, 24 injured and thousands more traumatized by the violence at the school. Two years later, Carolyn Mears, the parent of a Columbine student in the school that day, enrolled in a doctoral program at DU’s Morgridge College of Education so […]

DU’s Haugen to ski in World Cup

DU sophomore Leif Haugen, captain of the ski team and a native of Lommendalen, Norway, will compete at the World Cup skiing events this weekend in Soelden, Austria, for the Norwegian national team. Haugen has already built an impressive résumé at the University, posting the most successful freshman ski season […]

Economic guru tells students their future is being mortgaged at record rates

The message to hundreds of University of Denver students Oct. 22 was simple and stark: America is going broke fast, and the younger generation will suffer the most when the bills come due. David Walker, former comptroller general of the United States and head of the General Accountability Office, joined […]

Gates Foundation deputy director emphasizes importance of vaccination to global health

Walter Orenstein, deputy director of vaccine-preventable diseases at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, spoke about the importance of collaborative vaccination efforts during an early morning program at DU’s SIÉ CHÉOU-KANG Center on Oct. 22. Orenstein cited the belief that all human lives have equal value as the core motivating […]

New sushi, seafood market to bring the oysters to Pearl Street

The sushi empire that has helped shape the Old South Pearl Street restaurant scene is expanding its presence. Den Deli and Seafood Market plans to open Nov. 15 in the shadow of its sister sushi restaurants that dominate the intersection of Florida Avenue and South Pearl Street — Sushi Den […]