Archive for November, 2009

University announces MBA in school leadership

The University of Denver has created an MBA program in school leadership designed to teach students business and management skills necessary to open and lead charter schools. The new program pulls together resources from the Daniels College of Business, the Morgridge College of Education and Get Smart Schools, a nonprofit […]

Psychology students care for CARE workers

Kristen Frost and Alysha Damratowski have taken numerous courses on public health, disaster mental health, clinical psychology and humanitarian aid as students in the University of Denver master’s program in international disaster psychology. This summer, they were able to put their knowledge into practice. Frost and Damratowski spent eight weeks […]

Pioneers win Sun Belt Conference title, advance to NCAA tournament

University of Denver women’s soccer earned its fourth-straight Sun Belt Conference title as the Pioneers beat the University of Arkansas-Little Rock 1-0 in the finals of the SBC tournament Nov. 7. The win earns Denver a trip to the NCAA tournament in College Station, Texas, Dec. 4 – 6. Junior […]

The Women’s College of the University of Denver celebrates 100 years

The Women’s College (TWC) of the University of Denver is kicking off its year-long centennial celebration by reflecting on its rich history and building a strong foundation for the future.

DU alum to be inducted into skiing hall of fame

Three-year-old Otto Tschudi (BSBA ’75) had been skiing well over a year when the 1952 Winter Olympics arrived outside his door in Norefjell, Norway. His parents owned a hotel on the edge of the slope where Stein Eriksen — young Otto’s idol — won his first giant slalom gold medal. […]

Students pour it on with wine festival

Students from the University of Denver’s School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) will host the first annual DU Vin Wine Festival on Nov. 8. The festival will focus on sustainability by employing recycled products, sustainable glassware, green cleaning methods and locally-grown foods. Proceeds from the student-conceived festival will […]

Lamont Society of Music season begins

The Lamont Society of Music hosts exclusive concerts throughout the year for its members to raise money for the Lamont School of Music’s students and programs. “Music is capable of bringing people together,” says Andrea Howland Cobb, president of the Lamont Society. “Please join me and the Lamont Society to […]

Walls come tumblin’ down at Spirituals Project gala

For songs that ended up as staples at church services and youth camps, spirituals have a subversive history. “A lot of the songs had all kinds of secret meanings that were passed from person to person and community to community,” says Arthur Jones, founder of the DU-based Spirituals Project. “The […]

‘E-cycling’ event to give electronics, old computers the boot

Ever wanted to get even with your cell phone, computer or TV? Here’s your chance. University Neighbors is sponsoring an “e-cycling” event at which you can discard pesky pieces of electronics while ensuring they are properly recycled. In the case of computer hard drives, you can even have them “degaussed” […]

Hanson tells students they can make a difference in poverty fight

Teeny-bopper rock band Hanson visited the University of Denver to lead a one-mile barefoot walk to fight poverty in Africa on Nov. 3. “You have the tools you need to truly change the course of somebody’s life,” Taylor Hanson, now a father of four, told more than 60 students and […]

Mayor of Jerusalem addresses large crowd on campus

The mayor of Jerusalem said Tuesday that one of the goals of his administration is to increase the number of tourists visiting the city to 10 million per year from the current two million. According to Nir Barkat — who has served as Jerusalem’s mayor for one year — it’s […]

DU alumna receives Boren Alumni Award

Alumna Tamara Crouse (MA global studies ’04) received the prestigious Sol Linowitz Award from the National Security Education Program (NSEP) in September. The award is presented annually to a former Boren Graduate Fellow for their federal service and academic achievement. NSEP is a U.S. Defense Department program that strengthens national […]

Men’s soccer players divulge pre-game rituals

Blame the frigid weather or the game time changes. Blame bad luck and injuries. Blame the flu. Just don’t blame the chicken Parmesan. No, sir, the chicken Parmesan Mike Schettler (BSBA ’83) cooks up for the University of Denver’s men’s soccer team at pre-game chow-downs is the real deal. “I […]

New DU virtual video tour now available

A new virtual video tour produced by DU’s Office of Admission aims to give prospective students a taste of life at the University before they ever arrive in Denver. “Many students are unable or unwilling to visit campus until they have applied and been admitted, so the video tours give […]

Prof was expert on stratosphere

David Murcray, a professor and well-known physicist who was honored with DU’s highest academic honor, died Oct. 13. He was 85. In 1990, Murcray was named DU’s first John Evans professor along with co-winner Marshall Haith of the psychology department. Evans Professorships, named after DU founder John Evans, are granted […]