Archive for October, 2009

Alum plays key role in solar power development

Martha Symko-Davies says that she “took a gamble” upon graduating from the University of Denver in 1997 with her PhD. As the first female graduate of the materials science program offered by DU’s Department of Physics, Symko-Davies had many doors open to her but decided to take a position with […]

Business students grill Waffle House CEO

For Joe Rogers Jr., it’s all about people. Rogers, CEO of Waffle House Inc., told students at the the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business his secret to success is focusing on customers and employees. “If you hire good, friendly people and teach them to be good waiters and […]

The Aspen Institute ranks Daniels College of Business MBA program as one of the best in the world

The Daniels College of Business demonstrated significant leadership in integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into its MBA program.

DU participates in National Day on Writing

The University of Denver is celebrating National Day on Writing with writing activities — both frivolous and serious — contests and prizes. The DU Writing Center and the DU Writing Program are hosting activities between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Chan Classroom in Penrose Library. Members […]

Fiscal Wake-Up Tour comes to DU

Two events designed to stir debate about U.S. fiscal policy are coming to DU on Oct. 22. The University’s Institute for Public Policy Studies and the Washington, D.C., based Concord Coalition are co-sponsoring the Fiscal Wake-Up Tour and Paying for America Summit in the Cable Center at DU. The Fiscal […]

Daniels students to plan inaugural “DU Vin” wine festival

Twelve students from the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business will plan and implement the first annual DU Vin Wine Festival on Nov. 8, 2009.

Dance troupe waltzes into Newman Center

The athletic and exuberant dancers of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will step their way onto the stage at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 20. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Jim Vincent, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2009. The company has […]

Daniels Executive MBA program ranked among top in the world

The Financial Times ranked the Daniels College of Business’ Executive MBA Program as one of the top EMBA programs in the world. According to the Times’ 2009 EMBA rankings released Oct. 18, Daniels ranked No. 85. The Daniels EMBA Program is an 18-month curriculum designed for students with 10 years […]

DU scores high marks on green report card

The University of Denver hit the books last year on sustainability, and this month’s “Green Report Card” shows the rewards of hard work. The 2010 Sustainable Endowments Institute’s College Sustainability Report Card gives DU a B-plus grade, an improvement over last year’s B-minus. The higher grade stems from improvements in […]

International excellence: Daniels is ranked by the Financial Times among the best in the world

The Financial Times ranked the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business Executive MBA Program as one of the top EMBA programs in the world.

2009–10 first-year class one of the biggest in DU history

In the news media’s stream of gloomy economic news, higher education has been a target of dire headlines about declines in enrollment. Not so at DU. At the end of the third week of classes, total fall enrollment — including undergraduate and graduate students, the Women’s College and University College […]

Alum keeps service industry on its toes

When Howard Troxel graduated from the University of Denver in 1958 with a hotel and restaurant management degree, he landed the mother of all summer jobs: traveling the countryside with his wife, Lois, posing as typical customers but secretly inspecting restaurants, hotels, motels and vacation spots for corporate giant Duncan […]

Hiroshima survivor recalls atom bomb

Nuclear weapons are the “devil’s weapon” and should be banned from the planet, one atomic bomb survivor said in an Oct. 15 speech at DU’s Driscoll University Center. “We have to learn from the past to help live our future,” said Keijiro Matsushima, who was 16 when the United States […]

New program helps undergrads explore Denver

Denver offers many cultural and scientific facilities, and now DU undergraduate students can explore some of the city’s gems for free. The new Explore Denver program provides free tickets to undergraduates for the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Zoo, the Denver Botanic Gardens and the Denver Museum of Nature and […]

Public skate to benefit American Cancer Foundation

DU’s Ritchie Center is holding a Skate for the Cure event as a way of contributing to Breast Cancer Awareness month. Five percent of the fees collected from public skating in Joy Burns arena will benefit the American Cancer Foundation. The sessions will be from 7:30–9 p.m. on Oct. 16 […]