Archive for December, 2009

Alum makes art from the everyday

Alum makes art from the everyday

An airplane flies over a row of suburban houses. Parents have a conversation while watching their children play baseball. A woman stands inside a bedroom, peering through a window to the sunny street outside. They’re scenes of mundane, everyday life, but as depicted by painter Joel Sheesley (MFA ’74), they […]

Job is a slam dunk for Denver Nuggets administrator

Lisa Johnson (BA psychology, communications ’80) came close to getting an NBA championship ring last year. But the Denver Nuggets fell to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals during the 2008–09 season. Johnson wishes the team would have advanced to the finals, and she certainly would have […]

Alum edits book on New Orleans cuisine

Possibly no other city in America is as closely identified with certain types of food as New Orleans. Chicago has its hot dogs, New York has its pizza, but New Orleans has gumbo, red beans and rice, trout amandine, crawfish etouffee, beignets and many other popular dishes that have ended […]

Women’s College names 2009 Vision Scholars

The Women’s College at the University of Denver has announced the recipients of its 2009 Vision Scholarships. Phyllis Mann, Rose Yolanda Caro, RoShae’a Alford and Wendy Lopez received the scholarships, which are designed to facilitate the students’ continuing education and leadership development. The scholarships cover half the students’ tuition until […]

Giving was Rosie Meyer’s motto

It’s easy to say the University of Denver was an important part of Rosie Meyer’s life. Meyer earned a psychology degree from DU in 1949. She met her husband, Dick (BA’51), at DU, her brothers also were alumni and her granddaughter currently is studying for a master’s degree at the […]

Wells Fargo Denver Cup showcases top college hockey teams

The University of Denver welcomes another first-class field to the 18th annual Wells Fargo Denver Cup at Magness Arena on Jan. 1–2. Boston College, Nebraska-Omaha and St. Lawrence are set to join second-ranked Denver in the holiday tournament. A showcase format will match the Pioneers against Nebraska-Omaha on Jan. 1 […]

Healthcare reform is one of many ‘hard choices’

While healthcare reform is getting its share of press these days, it is not the only public policy issue facing the United States. Hard choices face the nation on many fronts: federal debt, the environment, social welfare and immigration. But politicians are not the only ones debating the merits and […]

Alumna sees the green with marijuana dispensary

There’s a new gold rush going on in Colorado — only these nuggets are grown, not mined. Empowered by a 2000 amendment legalizing medical marijuana in Colorado and emboldened by a liberal new presidential administration, entrepreneurs are opening medical-marijuana dispensaries at a record rate across the Front Range. One of […]

Center for Multicultural Excellence awards curriculum diversity grants

Four faculty members have received grants from DU’s Center for Multicultural Excellence (CME) to fund their efforts to increase diversity on campus. Fernando Guzman, assistant provost for multicultural faculty, says the CME created the Curriculum Diversity Grant Fund to provide resources for the creation of programs and research that foster […]

Ricks Center students show dogged determination and can-do spirit

When third and fourth graders at DU’s Ricks Center studied architectural design, they decided to get some hands-on experience of the four-legged kind. The first step for the 16 students in Gay Carlson’s class was to talk to an expert:  Keith Conner, who owns an architectural design firm in Denver. […]

DU announces 2010 Founders Day Awards

The University of Denver has announced the recipients of the 2010 Founders Day Awards, which recognize accomplishments of alumni, faculty and staff. The 2010 awards will be handed out at a gala reception March 4 at the Seawell Grand Ballroom in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Mike St. […]

Magazine names DU lacrosse coach person of the year

Lacrosse Magazine has named DU lacrosse coach Bill Tierney its 2009 person of the year. Earlier this year, Tierney left Princeton University—where he coached for the past 22 years — to head to the University of Denver men’s lacrosse team. Tierney arrived at DU earlier this year after at 22-year […]

Jerusalem mayor’s remarks to air on Rocky Mountain PBS

A speech delivered at DU by the mayor of Jerusalem will air on Rocky Mountain PBS at noon Dec. 27. The program, which was produced by the University of Denver, is part of a public affairs partnership with the station, which is available in the Denver area on Channel 6. […]

Alumna born to fly — and litigate

It’s probably safe to say there are few people who are at home trying a case in a courtroom and flying through the air waiting for someone to catch them by their ankles. But flying through the air as a member of the Westminster-based Imperial Flyers trapeze and circus arts […]

Exhibit highlights 150 years of Denver Jewish life

“Blazing the Trail: Denver’s Jewish Pioneers,” an exhibit that documents Denver’s first Jewish residents, will be on display at DU’s Penrose library through mid-February. The story is told through 12 panels illustrated with photos and includes other documents and household items. Jeanne Abrams, professor of Judaic studies at DU and […]