Archive for November, 2009

Alumna’s career spent counseling military personnel

For many American soldiers, getting used to life in the war zone is tough enough. But University of Denver alumna Donna Finicle has seen firsthand how difficult it can be for soldiers and airman to re-adjust to life off the battlefield. Finicle (BA ’67, MSW ’72) spent more than two […]

In ties with China, DU is the little engine that ‘can’

When The Atlantic magazine correspondent James Fallows spoke at DU in September, he called American universities the “secret engine” for improving relations with China. But faculty and administrators at DU say their engine has been purring along for some time now — and it’s no secret. Programmatic ties with China […]

Law grad is ready to fight for Denver school reform

When Mary Seawell (JD ’01) is sworn in Nov. 30 as a new member of the Denver school board, don’t be surprised if she’s wearing 10-ounce boxing gloves and protective headgear. The at-large seat she was elected to fill could feel more like 12 rounds in the ring than four […]

Engineer turns up the heat on energy costs

If anyone got a little hot under the collar at the University of Denver this past summer, it was for a good cause … and it was just the beginning when it comes to saving energy. DU Energy Engineer Tom McGee says turning up the temperature to 76 degrees — […]

Campus chugging toward January smoking ban

The University of Denver will become one of the first major universities in Colorado to be smoke free under a new policy that goes into effect Jan. 1, 2010. Effective New Year’s Day, smoking will be prohibited everywhere on campus and on University owned or operated buildings or grounds. Exceptions […]

DU professors bring developmental research to public

When doctors, pediatricians or parents have questions about the latest research in childhood development, they now can turn to a single source thanks to DU psychology professors Marshall Haith and Janette Benson. Benson, associate professor of psychology, and Haith, professor emeritus, are authors of the Encyclopedia of Infant and Early […]

DU scores high with graduate success rate

Ninety-three percent of University of Denver freshmen student-athletes who entered college in 2002 earned their degrees, according to the latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) data. DU bested the NCAA Division I overall GSR of 79 percent by 14 percent. DU’s student-athlete four-class average of 76 percent was also 3 […]

Alum teaches social graces

Kanye West grabbing the mic from Taylor Swift. Rep. Joe Wilson shouting “You lie!” during a speech by President Obama. Tennis player Serena Williams cussing out a line judge. Has an age of incivility come to America? Not if Jon Williams (BA ’76) has anything to say about it. Sixty […]

Former real estate chair was a leader in the home building industry

Lee Evans’ impact on the housing industry was so monumental that he was named one of the 100 most influential people in the industry in the 20th century, according to an article by Builder magazine. Evans, who helped develop DU’s real estate program in the 1940s, died Nov. 7 from […]

DU bar passage hits highest rate in modern times

Leaders at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law were beyond pleased when the initial results of the July 2009 Bar Exam passage rates were released in October. And then, results moved higher after appeals of the exam results were complete. In the final tally, released Nov. 17, DU’s […]

The reward debate students receive: not up for debate

David Milavetz is the first to admit he’s always been a little argumentative, but the senior international studies major from West St. Paul, Minn., says he decided to do something constructive with his affection for dispute. Milavetz joined the University of Denver’s debate team. Now competing in his fourth season, […]

Daniels Professional MBA ranked by BusinessWeek

For the third time in 30 days, a Daniels College of Business graduate program has received a national ranking. Daniels’ Professional MBA program for working professionals was ranked 53rd in the country and 8th in the Southwest by BusinessWeek magazine last week. It was the only Colorado business school in […]

DU students give their education experiences high marks in national survey

Eighty-eight percent of first-year University of Denver students report a favorable image of the institution, and 81 percent of seniors would choose DU again if they could start their college career over, according to the 2009 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The 2009 report details results from a survey […]

National report ranks DU third for undergraduate study abroad

The University of Denver ranks third in the nation among doctoral and research institutions in percentage of undergraduate students studying abroad, according to the 2009 Open Doors report. The report, which was released Nov. 16 by the Institute of International Education (IIE), reflects data from the 2007–08 academic year and […]

Engineering students explore life after graduation

At times, students wading through classes such as Introduction to Continuum Mechanics or Composite Materials might decide the road to an engineering degree seems long, hard and, well, what’s the point? Is there life after graduation? DU engineering majors spend a day each fall hearing answers to that question at […]