Archive for April, 2010

Condoleezza Rice to speak at Korbel Dinner

The University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies will honor former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, MillerCoors CEO Leo Kiely and his wife, Rev. Susan Kiely, and J. Landis Martin, founder and managing director of Platte River Ventures, at the 13th annual Korbel Dinner on Aug. 27. Rice […]

University of Denver dedicates soccer stadium

A sellout crowd of 2,083 helped DU dedicate its new soccer pitch — CIBER Field — April 17 as the Pioneers took on Wyoming and Fort Lewis College. The field is named for CIBER Inc., a pure-play international IT outsourcing and software implementation and integration consultancy based in Greenwood Village, […]

History professor awarded Guggenheim fellowship

Susan Schulten, associate professor of history at DU, has received a fellowship from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Edward Hirsch, president of the foundation, announced the grants to Schulten and 179 other artists, scientists and scholars April 15 as part of the foundation’s 86th annual competition. The fellowships, according to the […]

Wildlife takes the spotlight in ethics conference

Earth Week isn’t just about the environment; it’s also about animals. And when it comes to animal ethics, humans must speak up. In honor of Earth Week, DU’s Institute for Human-Animal Connection at the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) will host its second annual conference, “Animals Matter: Perspectives in […]

Author of Blood Diamonds to speak at DU

Greg Campbell, author of Blood Diamonds (Westview Press, 2002), will speak at noon April 20 at DU’s Driscoll Ballroom as the Fourth Annual Library Author’s Lecture. “The Penrose Library/Provost’s Annual Author’s Lecture gives us the opportunity to not only showcase the importance of books as a gateway to knowledge about […]

DU amateur swim team wins state championship

The Aquaholics, the University of Denver’s Masters swim team, won the Colorado Masters Swimming Association State Championships this weekend after three days of events. DU’s Aquaholics came in first with a combined total of 3,366 points for the 48 events, which included backstroke, freestyle and relays. The championship took place […]

AHSS prof’s dance company stays in motion

Every professor has that outside-the-classroom activity that helps define him or her as an academic. For some it’s scientific research; for others it’s novels or poetry. For DU Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Professor Jim LaVita, it’s modern dance. LaVita is the co-founder (with his wife, choreographer Katie Elliott) and […]

U.S. News ranks Sturm College of Law among nation’s top 100 law schools

For the ninth straight year, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law is ranked among the top 100 law schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report, while five of the school’s specialized programs are listed among the highest-ranked programs in the country. The publication’s “America’s Best […]

Phipps Mansion’s doors to swing open April 18

The Phipps Conference Center, a historic former mansion owned by the University of Denver since 1964, is opening its doors for public view on April 18. The gesture is in tandem with more than 80 other architecturally rich Denver properties participating in Doors Open Denver, an annual event that celebrates […]

The University of Denver Hosts First-Ever Black Male Summit

The first Black Male Initiative Summit (BMIS) will take place at the University of Denver on Thursday, April 29.

International food, performances highlight Festival of Nations

The 27th annual Festival of Nations will be held April 17 to celebrate culture and diversity. Sarah Hillis-Kauffman, a senior international business major and one of the organizers of the event, says the Festival of Nations is the final event of International Education Week, which is sponsored by International Student […]

Two DU gymnasts qualify for national championship

Senior gymnast Kelley Hennigan and sophomore Brianna Artemev will represent the University of Denver at the 2010 NCAA national championships April 22–24 in Gainesville, Fla. At the NCAA regional meet in Salt Lake City, Utah, last week, Artemev posted a 39.20 in the all-around competition, tying for second-highest individual all-around […]

Newman Center announces 2010–11 season

Innovators in bluegrass, modern dance, flamenco and jazz will be on stage at the University of Denver’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts during the 2010–11 Newman Center Presents series, organized this year around the theme of “legacies.” The concert series opens Sept. 30 with mandolin phenom Chris Thile and […]

Geographer traveled the world but loved teaching the most

Geographer traveled the world but loved teaching the most

Larry Herold could talk about any area of the world. Mention any place on the map and he’d know it — and he’d strike up a conversation about it. “He was a renaissance geographer,” says DU geography department Chair Andy Goetz, who worked with Herold for years. “The number of […]

DU’s Italian program hosts Italian Film Festival

DU’s Italian program is hosting its first Italian Film Festival, which will premiere five recent Italian films. The festival — sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago and the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago — is free and open to the public. Each film will be shown at […]