Archive for February, 2010

University students are not too old for a Valentine’s Day dance

Members of the University of Denver community will have an opportunity to celebrate love and friendship without leaving campus during the first El Amor Valentine’s Day Dance Feb. 11. A performance by local band El Amore will kick off the evening at 8 p.m. There will be desserts, mocktails, refreshments […]

Just having a good enough relationship isn’t good enough

University of Denver (DU) researchers have found that couples who are happiest after five years of marriage are those who have had the highest levels of positive interaction over time.

DU creates first-ever certificate in childhood librarianship

Parents, caregivers and schools all play integral roles in building early childhood literacy, but local libraries — and their librarians — often are the tie that brings them all together. As a result, the Library and Information Science (LIS) program in DU’s Morgridge College of Education is partnering on a […]

Alum combines eco-tourism and service

Endangered sea turtles in Costa Rica can thank America’s bad economy for more miles of clean beach upon which to lay their eggs. When Bill Valaika (MS real estate and construction management ’03) saw his job prospects in real estate dwindling, he launched the nonprofit Habitat Healers to organize clean-up […]

Figure skating pair sacrifice for a life on the ice

Lisa Moore and Justin Gaumond compare their relationship to a marriage. They spend more time with each other than anyone else, they are completely committed and they have a trust that’s unmatched — which is a must considering Gaumond often flings and flips Moore up in the air while gliding […]

Spirituals Project documentary debuts at DU

The people who show up Feb. 9 can be the first to tell the world they’ve seen the documentary, I Can Tell the World. The film, which focuses on the Spirituals Project, will pre-screen at 6:30 that evening in Sturm Hall’s Davis Auditorium. Founded by DU Clinical Professor Art Jones […]

China environmental expert to speak at Bridges to the Future event

The next speaker in the University of Denver’s Bridges to the Future lecture series will be Elizabeth Economy, the C.V. Starr senior fellow and director for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Economy will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. […]

Hallams help make men’s basketball a real band of brothers

Ask men’s basketball coach Joe Scott if there are any more Hallam brothers to unleash on the Sun Belt Conference and he laughs. Scott recruited the first brother in 2008, snatching hard-nosed Travis Hallam away from Harvard and Yale and a slew of other schools. In 2009, Scott signed Chase […]

Students help lead conservation on campus

If the best carbon offset is the carbon that isn’t used at all, then University of Denver students who live in residence halls have set the bar high. A fall-quarter competition among residence halls saw students reduce energy and water use across the board. Overall, students doing everything from turning […]

Graduate student educates DU community about Haiti

Figaro Joseph, a current PhD candidate at DU’s Korbel School of International Studies, hails from St. Mark, Haiti. Since the Jan. 12 earthquake there, Joseph has been gathering support for his country. Joseph hasn’t traveled to Haiti since 2004 but his extended family remains in St. Mark. He shared with […]

Announcing Daniels one-year MBA program

The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver will launch a newly designed one-year MBA program.

Brothers target new eatery for South University’s restaurant row

Developers of a new restaurant called the Crimson and Gold hope DU colors do more for them than tobacco fragrance did for proprietors of the former Aroma Café. The Aroma recently closed after less than a year in business. Now brothers Kevin and Craig Caldwell are re-launching the 2017 S. […]

Bonomo loved life in the lab

Francis Bonomo was a great contributor to DU, even if he had a fairly quiet presence on campus, his colleagues say. His contributions at the University began as a student and spanned his entire career. He was great with students, says Research Professor Bob Amme, but Bonomo felt at home […]

Sport and performance psychology professor gives perspective on what athletes will face at the 2010 Winter Olympics

A University of Denver (DU) expert is available to comment on what the Olympic athletes will face as they compete in the 2010 games in Vancouver.