Archive for November, 2009

Graduate student is online in Antarctica

While penguins and seals call it home, there are no permanent human residents on Antarctica. However, anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 people reside at the research stations scattered across the continent throughout the year. This fall, DU master’s student Sarah Rush is one of them. “Breathe, exhale. Breathe, exhale. WOW. […]

The Border restaurant seeking new owner for landmark bar

The 30-day suspension for a liquor law violation that closed The Border Restaurant and Lounge expires Nov. 18, but the business’ owner is hoping the familiar watering hole near DU doesn’t have to reopen. The goal is to sell the business, says listing agent Shawn Sanborn of Sanborn & Co., […]

Grape expectations: DU alumna one of four female wine masters in U.S.

A few years after graduating from DU with a degree in international business, Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan had a business lunch that changed her life. She was working for Citibank in London, and on the lunch menu was herb-crusted salmon and Sancerre — a white wine from the Loire valley in France. […]

‘Timeless’ music of Rebel plays at Newman

Rebel, a New York-based baroque ensemble, will play in Denver on Tuesday, Nov. 17, as part of the Newman Center Presents series. The ensemble has earned an impressive international reputation. “The music and sound of Rebel is timeless. They have a unique, highly expressive approach to baroque and classical music,” […]

University of Denver law clinic sues National Park Service

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law Environmental Law Clinic is suing the National Park Service, arguing that a proposal to kill more than 80 percent of the deer at Pennsylvania’s Valley Forge National Historical Park violates federal law. The suit, filed Nov. 12 in U.S. District Court in […]

DU health center receives accreditation

There aren’t many slow days at DU’s Health and Counseling Center between September and June when the majority of students are on campus, but hard work by the center’s staff hasn’t gone unnoticed. Recently, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) recognized the center by granting it accreditation. The […]

Mariza brings ‘Portuguese blues’ to the Newman Center

Mariza, a Portuguese fado singer, will perform at the Newman Center for Performing arts on Nov. 14 as part of a three-month, 47-city tour of North America. Mariza is the reigning “Queen of Fado.” Fado is called the “Portuguese blues” because of its mournful tone. As a musical form, it […]

With nine players, women’s hoops team tries to stay above the rim

Second-year DU women’s basketball coach Erik Johnson says his team has the system, culture and work ethic in place to be successful. There’s only one problem. He’s only got nine players. Without a lot of depth, the team will need to stay strong throughout the season, Johnson says, and all […]

Freshman soccer standout leads charge to NCAA tournament

With a 1–0 victory over the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in the finals of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament on Nov. 7, the DU women’s soccer team made history by winning its fourth straight conference title. For the team’s seniors, the victory means they will get to close […]

Men’s basketball raises expectations

The University of Denver men’s basketball team finished 15-16 with the youngest team in the nation last year. This season, the Pioneers return their top nine players, who contributed a combined 98 percent of Denver’s scoring and rebounding, and add three freshmen to the roster. “This year, 12 guys know […]

DU prof, students collaborate on Denver Art Museum exhibit

A DU professor and some of his students will be part of one the largest site-specific art commissions in an American museum this fall. The commission — called “Embrace!” — features 17 artworks by top American and international artists that were created to ‘develop a dialogue’ between the art and […]

Alum skiing off into the sunset — and the movies

In the world of skiing, it might have seemed as if Karine Falck-Pedersen had reached a summit that was hard to top by the time she graduated from the University of Denver last year. In four seasons on the DU ski team — including the NCAA champion ski teams of […]

BusinessWeek ranks Daniels nationally for its part-time MBA program

For the third time in 30 days, the Daniels College of Business graduate programs were ranked nationally for their focus on excellence.

University offers new major in socio-legal studies

The University of Denver will offer a new major in socio-legal studies beginning in fall 2010, formally drawing together a number of departments on campus that have a long history of interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching in law and society. The new major will bring together resources and teachers from departments […]

DU student film accepted into Starz Film Festival

When Ryan Carroll’s great-grandmother passed away in spring of 2009, he struggled to finish an assignment in his Found Footage Filmmaking class. His professor, Tony Gault, suggested he pour his emotions into making a new film. And, it seems, Carroll’s emotional investment paid off. The film, Beneath This Smile, was […]