Archive for October, 2009

Student travels far and wide to learn about microfinance

Julie Markham stumbled upon an article in Forbes magazine ranking the top-50 microfinance institutions in the world. Little did she know it would have a profound impact on her education, and possibly her career. After reading the article, Markham — who’s on track to graduate in June 2010 with a […]

Stimulus program incentivizing successful companies would generate 978,000 new jobs

The University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business and the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado – Boulder today announced the findings of a three-month research project on a new program design for U.S. economic stimulus.

Student Curated Exhibition Chronicles John E. Thompson’s Modernist Vision

John Edward Thompson: Colorado Modernist opens at the University of Denver (DU) Myhren Gallery Nov. 12, 2009.

The Women’s College at the University of Denver names Vision scholarship awardees

The Women’s College at the University of Denver announced Phyllis Mann, Rose Yolanda Caro, RoShaea Alford, and Wendy Lopez as the recipients of its 2009 Vision Scholarship.

80th anniversary of stock market crash; DU expert available

University of Denver History Professor Susan Schulten says President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration introduced several programs which fundamentally altered the place of government in the economy.

CJS celebrates 150 years of Denver Jewish life

DU’s Center for Judaic Studies will celebrate 150 years of Jewish life in Colorado with nine months of events under the theme “Pioneering Jews: Cowboys, Rebels and Trailblazers.” The center’s events will begin with an exhibition about Denver’s first Jewish residents at the Jewish Community Center’s Singer Gallery. Jeanne Abrams, […]

Evans Avenue high-rise on track for summer start

An 11-story apartment building envisioned for the southeast corner of University Boulevard and East Evans Avenue could be under construction as soon as early summer, developers say. Phil Caplan and partner David Elowe have lined up nearly all the financing they need to get the 213-unit retail-residential mixed-use project ready […]

Lecturer helps determine true cost of wildfires

Wildfires are a part of life in the west. Recently, California’s Station Fire, the largest wildfire in Los Angeles County’s recorded history, burned nearly 250 square miles and has been estimated to have cost more than $100 million. But DU lecturer Lisa Dale says that while fire suppression costs tend […]

Dance library reels in new gift

DU’s Carson-Brierly Dance Library already has one of the largest square dance collections in the West — the Lloyd Shaw archive, which boasts 72,000 items. Now the collection has grown even larger thanks to a gift from Bob and Becky Osgood and Paul Moore, who drove the collection from California […]

Alums reunite to celebrate 60 years of DU hockey

Even though the game is played on ice, the memories of former DU hockey players and coaches are some of the warmest of their lives. More than 300 faces and voices from DU’s legendary hockey heritage recalled stories, re-lived past glories and rekindled friendships at an Oct. 10 reunion honoring […]

DU professor emerita with ties to Nobel Prize for Literature

Sieglinde Lug, professor emerita at the University of Denver, translated Nobel Prize winning author Herta Müller’s “Nadirs.”

DU’s observatory ready to shine like a star

Just in time to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the telescope, DU’s own window to the stars is wrapping up a renovation more than 100 years in the making. Crews have been banging, digging, patching and painting at DU’s historic Chamberlin Observatory since spring, cleaning up after decades of heat […]

Pioneer swim teams looking to make big strokes in 2009-10 season

DU’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams had historic seasons last year, but none of the student-athletes or coaches on the 2009-10 roster are using the strong showing as an excuse to tread water. “We want to be known as one of the best programs in the West, if […]

DU monitors as NASA crashes the moon for science

University of Denver Associate Professor Robert Stencel opened the University’s historic Chamberlin Observatory early Oct. 9 and joined members of the Denver Astronomical Society to watch as NASA sent a probe crashing into the moon’s surface. The DU-based moon gazers hitched a video camera to the end of the observatory’s […]

Sturm College of Law recognizes late instructor with clinical scholar position

DU’s Sturm College of Law is remembering late law instructor Erik Bluemel by naming a new international scholar program in his honor. Bluemel, who taught environmental and indigenous peoples law, died May 6 as a result of injuries suffered in an early morning bicycle crash a day earlier in Denver. […]