Archive for December, 2009

Sing and Sleigh to give Observatory Park some holiday pop

University Park residents are hoping wintry conditions are a lot less wintry on Dec. 19, the rescheduled date of the community’s annual Sing and Sleigh. The holiday celebration — originally scheduled for Dec. 6 — was postponed due to frigid cold and snow, which organizers thought might be a burden […]

1901 alum was a master of Western art

1901 alum was a master of Western art

The work of Western artist Allen Tupper True (attd. 1899–1900) ranged from the very small to the very large, and a new exhibit at three different Denver-area art institutions shows just how big his scope was. “Allen True’s West” — running through March 28 at the Denver Art Museum (DAM), […]

DU carillon concert to ring bells, celebrate holidays

People looking for a little holiday tintinnabulation can find it this weekend at the University of Denver’s 11th annual holiday carillon concert. The concert — which has become a DU holiday tradition — will feature the University’s Williams Carillon and serve as an introduction of sorts for Carol Jickling Lens, […]

Alumna gets her hands on history at Loveland museum

Alumna Jennifer Cousino (MA anthropology ’97) never imagined that becoming a museum curator would give her the opportunity to learn blacksmithing. While working as a curator for the Loveland Museum/Gallery in Loveland, Colo., Cousino prepared the Foote and Stoddard Blacksmith and Livery Stable exhibit. In creating the display, she was […]

Town hall hopes to build trust and understanding between U.S., China

China is rapidly developing into a major world power, and the country is drawing global attention for the speed, as well as the implications, of its growth. The scale of change in China also impacts the United States. These impacts were the focus of the third annual “China Town Hall:  […]

DU panel calls for national immigration reform

Immigration reform will not be easy. It will not come without struggle. And as an issue, it will not be ignored, a University of Denver panel finds. DU’s Strategic Issues Program (SIP), a nonpartisan panel of leaders in business, government and education, worked throughout 2009 studying one of the country’s […]

University of Denver panel calls for immigration reform: Put U.S. security first

A nonpartisan panel of leaders in business, government and education says it’s time to put United States interests first as immigration reform takes center stage in 2010.

Children to perform Miracle on 34th Street

Nearly 40 children plan to convince audiences that Santa Claus is real in Miracle on 34th Streetat the University of Denver’s Little Theatre beginning Dec. 11. Anthony Hubert, assistant professor of theatre and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Conservatory Theatre (RMCT), describes the tale in which Kris Kringle proves his […]

’Tis the season for charity giving at DU

DU is hosting a number of holiday donation drives over the next two months. Two student groups at the Women’s College (TWC) — the Law and Society Student Association and the Student Advisory Board — are partnering to collect toiletries, cleaning supplies and children’s books for the Women’s Crisis and […]

Immigration panel calls for real reform, puts U.S. interests first

A University of Denver panel of experts will call for United States immigration reform and will make 25 specific recommendations that put national interests first when dealing with immigration. The report, “Architecture for Immigration Reform: Fitting the Pieces of Public Policy,” is the work of the nonpartisan DU Strategic Issues […]

Calafell receives research award

Bernadette Calafell, an associate professor in DU’s Department of Human Communication, has received a national award for her research. Her book, Latina/o Communication Studies: Theorizing Performance, (Academic Books, 2008) was recognized by the National Communication Association with the 2009 Lilla A. Heston Award for outstanding research in oral interpretation and […]

Book helps women who want to start their own business

Ever since she was a young girl, Clara Villarosa has had a passion for books. First, reading them, then selling them and now, writing them. The self-proclaimed bibliophile recently published a book to help women start their own business calledDown to Business: The First 10 Steps to Entrepreneurship for Women. […]

Asbury youngsters help DU pep band ‘rock’ Magness Arena

They were off-key but happy. Eighteen bubbly, ramped-up, fourth- and fifth-grade musicians from Asbury Elementary School playing “We Will Rock You” during time-outs at the DU men’s basketball game in Magness Arena on Wednesday night. They wore DU T-shirts and chanted “Let’s go Denver, let’s go!” They jumped to their […]

Cantus returns to Newman Center

Two Minneapolis-based performing groups — all-male chorus Cantus and Theater Latté Da — present a true story from World War I in All is Calm, the Christmas Truce of 1914 at DU’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts on Dec 10. The story is about a young German soldier who […]

DU record label gets second spin

Malcolm Lynn Baker’s first stab at starting a DU record label didn’t go so well. Fresh from a 10-week sabbatical during which he studied 32 college labels around the country in fall 2007, Baker, the director of jazz studies and commercial music at DU, returned to campus full of ideas. […]