Archive for January, 2010

Pioneers chosen in professional soccer drafts

DU soccer stand-outs Kris Banghart and Taryn Hemmings recently were chosen in their 2010 professional soccer drafts. During his time as a Pioneer, defenseman Banghart served as senior co-captain. He was part of the Pioneers’ first Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship and their first NCAA tournament appearance in 2008. Banghart, […]

University collects hundreds of coats for Denver Rescue Mission

Thanks to the efforts of the University of Denver community, some of the city’s neediest people will stay warmer this winter season. Approximately 600 winter items were donated during the DU Staff Advisory Council’s “Pioneers for People” coat drive, which benefits the Denver Rescue Mission. Items — including coats, hats, […]

ISIME announces interim director

The Institute for the Study of Israel in the Middle East (ISIME) at the University of Denver has named Deborah Schlueter its interim director. ISIME, a part of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, is dedicated to promoting peace in Israel and providing educational and interfaith programming to college […]

Morgridge College of Education receives new technology

The University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education will receive a Cisco TelePresence videoconferencing system thanks to a $200,000 gift from the Morgridge Family Foundation’s 21st Century Classroom Collaboration grant program. Morgridge will be the first college of education to use the technology and allow its students and teachers the […]

Alumna builds libraries in Ethiopia

For years, Janet Lee (MA library science ’78) had two separate interests: libraries (her profession) and Ethiopia (her Peace Corps past). When she discovered how to combine her expertise in library science and her passion for Ethiopia, Lee found her ultimate role as a powerful advocate for Ethiopia Reads, a […]

Professor’s site dedicated to solar talk

It’s Christof Demont-Heinrich’s dream to power his house and electric car with solar energy. In fact, the University of Denver assistant professor of mass communications and journalism studies is so passionate about powering cars and homes with solar energy, he built a Web site to spread information to anyone with […]

DU announces changes to communication programs

The University of Denver is re-aligning a part of its Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in an effort to provide greater choices to communications students. The new arrangement — approved by the DU Board of Trustees — dissolves the School of Communication as an academic and administrative unit. […]

DU skier makes Norwegian Olympic team

University of Denver alpine skier Leif Kristian Haugen was named to Norway’s Olympic team and will compete in the Vancouver Games next month. Haugen, a sophomore international business major from of Lommendalen, Norway, has won two slalom races and placed second in two giant slalom races for the Pioneers this […]

Women’s College hosts local White House Project panel

The Women’s College at the University of Denver was the first stop in a nationwide tour to present comprehensive details of “The White House Project Report: Benchmarking Women’s Leadership.” The report released in late 2009, looked at the status of women’s leadership across 10 American sectors, from business and politics […]

DU alum opera star to shine on PBS

Rocky Mountain PBS will broadcast world-renowned opera singer Hao Jiang Tian’s (MA ’87) one-man show, From Mao to the Met, at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 31. The show is based on Tian’s autobiography, Along the Roaring River: My Wild Ride from Mao to the Met (Wiley, 2008), which describes the […]

Sports psychologist included on DU athletics roster

It’s common for college athletic programs to provide the best coaches, trainers, nutritionists and health science experts to their student-athletes. Now, DU student-athletes also have access to a full-time sport and performance psychologist. DU is one of about six programs in the country to offer a full-time sport and performance […]

H1N1 vaccine stocks prompt new call to arms

It wasn’t very long ago that H1N1 shots were hard to come by and availability limited to high-risk groups. No more. DU’s Health and Counseling Center has some 1,300 doses of the vaccine left and is working hard to find people willing to be inoculated. The call to arms is […]

Border to reopen; no passport required

The Border, a fixture of the DU bar-and-restaurant scene for decades, changed hands Jan. 22 and its new owners plan to reopen as soon as today. There will be few noticeable changes, says co-owner Brian Haddad. He and partner David Weiss like the cozy wooden booths and semi-circular bar and […]

Art exhibit open until it melts

Lawrence Argent’s latest art exhibit is on display in Vail, Colo., until it melts. Argent, a DU art professor, and Scott Rella, a Vail-based artist, have created seven ice sculptures along Gore Creek Promenade in the Vail Village. The exhibit is titled “are you listening….” Argent is known for I […]

Korbel students make connections in Washington, D.C.

DU’s extended break between Thanksgiving and early January gives students an opportunity to do a variety of things while they’re away from campus. For instance, a group from DU’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies spent one week making connections in the nation’s capital. The 35 students participated in Korbel’s […]