Archive for March, 2010

Neighborhood burglar pleads guilty

A man accused of committing at least a dozen burglaries in the University of Denver area over a year’s time pleaded guilty in Denver District Court on March 25. Tarius Simes, 33, pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary, aggravated robbery, and second-degree burglary in a plea agreement that represents all of […]

Opera Web site plays to younger crowd

Opera Web site plays to younger crowd

In cartoons, movies and TV shows, opera is often portrayed as the ultimate in stuffy, boring entertainment: blue-haired ladies and their blueblood husbands perched in a booth, watching overweight singers over-emoting in various foreign languages. But opera can be a lot of fun, too, says singer Erica Papillion-Posey — who […]

DU faculty and students work to improve Kenyan slum

DU graduate students are providing essential research to help provide potable water to one of the largest slums in the world — Kibera, located on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. With nearly 1 million people living in one square mile, Kibera is the picture of extreme poverty. Finding water in […]

Business college to launch one-year MBA program

DU’s Daniels College of Business will launch a new one-year MBA program specifically for students who have recently graduated with an undergraduate degree from an AACSB-accredited business school. The program, which launches in August 2010, is designed to encourage undergraduate students to move directly into the graduate school track. The […]

DU shines at Paralympics

Two DU students and an alumna burned up the slopes at the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Vancouver, B.C. DU’s Luba Lowery, a Russian major, competed in two sit-skiing events. She finished 9th in women’s slalom and 10th in women’s giant slalom. Lowery was born in the Russian Federation but grew […]

Beloved theater space to have new purpose

DU’s Department of Theatre held its last departmental performance in the Little Theatre in Margery Reed Hall in February 2010 with a production of Closer. While students have already been working in the Byron Flexible Theater and the University’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts, the Little Theatre is a […]

DU’s debt rating raised

The University of Denver’s long-term debt rating has been upgraded to A+ from A by Standard & Poor’s. The agency also reports that the University’s rating outlook is stable. “The upgrade is based on Standard & Poor’s assessment of the University’s continued strong demand trends and healthy financial profile, including […]

Hearing officer asks that liquor license be denied

Plans for a bar and restaurant called the Crimson and Gold in the 2000 block of South University Boulevard have been affected by difficulty obtaining a liquor license. On March 3, a hearing officer for the city of Denver recommended that the license application be defeated on grounds that the […]

Pioneers Top 10 April 2010

Pioneers Top 10 April 2010

Circulating DVDs at Penrose Library 1. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) 2. No Logo: Brands, Globalization, Resistance (2003) 3. Crash (2004) 4. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) 5. Bowling for Columbine (2002) 6. Fargo (1996) 7. Big Fish (2003) 8. Girl With a Pearl Earring (2003) 9. Amelie (2001) 10. Gattaca (1997)   […]

Alum coaches and manages pro hockey team

Rich Preston (BSBA ’74) started playing hockey at age 4. Add it all up and he’s pushing nearly six decades on the ice playing the game or a step off the ice coaching the game. And this summer, he continued that tradition in impressive form. He was named head coach […]

DU alumna inducted into Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame

Two Colorado women with strong ties to the University of Denver have been inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. Madeleine Albright, the first female U.S. Secretary of State, and Maria Guajardo, an educator, psychologist and Latina advocate, were recognized in a special ceremony on March 18 with eight […]

Sturm College of Law raising the bar on diversity

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law, with a new dean and a newly developed strategic plan, is taking on yet another new goal in 2010: diversity. Dean Martin Katz announced in March the appointment of Catherine Smith to the post of associate dean of institutional diversity and inclusiveness. […]

Teaching was artist’s first priority at DU

When William “Reed” McIntyre’s taught at DU during the 1960s and 1970s, art courses were packed full and were held in an old World War II barracks near campus, recalls Professor Emeritus Maynard Tischler. The art department was among the largest at DU, garnering attention because of famed artist Vance […]

Ladysmith Black Mambazo hits the Newman Center

Ladysmith Black Mambazo hits the Newman Center

The Newman Center will release a few standing-room-only tickets for the sold-out Ladysmith Black Mambazo show March 16. The tickets will go on sale at the Newman Center box office starting at 6 p.m. the day of the show and will cost $30. Ladysmith Black Mambazo became widely known after […]

DU wins 21st NCAA skiing national championship

DU wins 21st NCAA skiing national championship

University of Denver junior Nordic skier Antje Maempel won the women’s 15K freestyle on Saturday, completing the Nordic sweep for the second-straight year, as the Pioneers won their record 21st overall and third-straight NCAA Championship. Maempel became just the second women’s skier in NCAA history to win both the classical […]