Archive for February, 2010

Women’s lacrosse team returns to friendly turf

When the women’s lacrosse team takes the field Feb. 18 against Stony Brook at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium for its home opener, it’ll be playing on home turf for the first time this season. The Pioneers started the season three weeks ago with a conference game in California and just […]

Alum’s site offers hope to family caregivers

Had Ed Menaker known then what he knows now, he says, his father’s struggle with Alzheimer’s might have been easier for him to deal with. “I watched my mother try to take care of him by herself in their small home in Florida, and it took her about a year […]

DU posts best student retention since 2001

After the fall 2009 quarter, 97.2 percent of students who entered the University of Denver as first-year, first-time students returned for winter quarter 2010.  It is the highest fall-quarter-to-winter-quarter persistence rate since 2001, when 97.5 percent of students returned. Last academic year, the rate was 96.1 percent. Based on numbers […]

Internship lets DU student cover the world from Denver

Like many University of Denver students, Jessica Karpilo is hard at work in an internship program, building a resumé and amassing that precious “real world experience.” But there’s a twist. She could do her entire internship and never leave her room on campus. It’s an online internship with the massive […]

Mile High Voltage Festival tries to redefine classical music

The Mile High Voltage Festival, featuring artists from the Cantaloupe Music Label, takes place Feb. 19 and 20 at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. The event explores the ways popular and alternative music can change perceptions of what kind of music can be considered “classical.” “We want classical […]

DU is well represented at the Olympics

DU alpine skier Leif Kristian Haugen will hit the slopes for Norway in the Winter Olympics, but he isn’t the only connection the University has with the Vancouver games. Former Denver Pioneers hockey standout Paul Stastny will play for the United States hockey team. Stastny played for the Pioneers from […]

Psychology award recognizes DU prof’s research on adolescent depression

Benjamin Hankin, associate professor of psychology at DU, has received the American Psychological Association’s 2010 Distinguished Scientific Award for early career contribution to psychology. The association gives out one award in each field of psychology every two years. Hankin received the award for contributing to field of psychopathology. “I’m extremely […]

DU alpine skier ‘psyched’ to be an Olympian

The trajectory of Leif Kristian Haugen’s ski career is decidedly not downhill. Haugen, an alpine skier on the University of Denver’s ski team, reached the upper echelons of his sport when he was named to the Norwegian Olympic ski team for the Vancouver games this February. Racing for a team […]

Student learning video goes viral

They wanted to reach a conference of educators, but a classroom video produced by University of Denver students to introduce attendees to a survey on technology and teaching reached the world instead. Lynn Schofield Clark, an assistant professor of mass communication and journalism at DU, was discussing with her media […]

Curriculum changes to help students apply knowledge across disciplines

When the class of 2014 arrives at DU in the fall, its members will participate in a new general education program — known as the common curriculum — designed to help students integrate and apply knowledge from across disciplines. All DU undergraduate students will be required to complete 52–60 credits […]

Alumna goes all-natural with skin-care line

What started as a remedy for her daughter’s sensitive skin has turned into a full-time career for Nova Covington (MA ’99). “When she was 5 months old we discovered she was allergic to sulfates, which are the synthetic foaming agents in most bubble baths and shampoo,” Covington says of daughter […]

DU prof says nothing about Alzheimer’s disease research is easy

Nothing has been easy in the scientific community’s battle against Alzheimer’s disease: not finding a cure, not settling on a cause, not figuring out who might become afflicted, and not even diagnosing it, assistant professor Christina Coughlan told visitors Feb. 10 at DU’s Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics winter […]

China environmental expert speaks to Bridges to the Future audience

China faces environmental challenges on every front, Elizabeth Economy, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), told a crowd of 660 gathered Feb. 9th for the second Bridges to the Future event of the 2009–10 academic year. Economy, the C.V. Starr senior fellow and the CFR’s director […]

At this new sub shop, a working class hero is something to see

Coloradans who think a “famous Brooklyn hero” is second baseman Jackie Robinson or center fielder Duke Snider are in for a tasty bit of re-education. Deli Zone, a regional chain of sandwich shops, plans to open a DU area restaurant Feb. 12 with proof that the phrase has nothing to […]

Law school welcomes ‘new’ dean

The University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law is welcoming a familiar face as its new dean. Chancellor Robert Coombe announced on Feb. 8 that Martin Katz will lead the law school. Katz has been a professor at the Sturm College of Law since 2000 and has served as interim dean […]