Archive for July, 2010

Alumni turn to University for job help

Mary Reiter (MA education ’78) was looking for a part-time, challenging position doing rewarding work. The retired Denver Public Schools teacher contacted DU’s Office of Alumni Relations for advice. Two months later, she landed her ideal job doing community organizing. The position was the result of a connection made by […]

Daniels Hires Sharon Lassar as Director of Accounting

The University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business names Sharon Lassar, Ph.D. and CPA, as Director of the College’s School of Accountancy.

DU alum is the brains behind the Evergreen Jazz Festival

DU alum is the brains behind the Evergreen Jazz Festival

To Sterling Nelson, classical music doesn’t mean Beethoven and Bach — it means Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and Fats Waller. And as co-founder and music director of the Evergreen Jazz Festival, Nelson (BSBA ’56, MBA ’71) has made it his mission to share the uniquely American art form with as […]

DU professor’s paper leads to name change in the Lone Star State

DU professor’s paper leads to name change in the Lone Star State

Academic papers often provide important information for those in academia. That part is expected. But when studies and papers seep outside the walls of universities and beyond academic publications and journals, that’s when they can make a difference to everyday people. A recent paper by University of Denver Sturm College […]

DU programmer moonlights as electronic musician

DU programmer moonlights as electronic musician

One may be just a little more creative than the other, but as Joseph Labrecque sees it, there are a lot of similarities between programming computers and composing music. “To do any sort of programming, it’s very similar to composition, in my mind anyway,” he says. “Things happen in a […]

VIP program turns 20

While attending Denver’s West High School, Angela Romero wasn’t sure that she wanted to go to college or what she wanted to do with her life — an idea she’s still pondering. The one thing she is sure of, though, is that the Volunteers in Partnership (VIP) Program changed the […]

Rule change gives new hope to Crimson and Gold restaurateurs

The city of Denver has reinstated the liquor license application for the Crimson and Gold restaurant, a steak and burger place preparing to open in the former Aroma Café at 2017 S. University Blvd. A hearing is set for Aug. 2 to decide whether restaurateurs Kevin and Craig Caldwell should […]

Alumna takes skills to nation’s greatest institution

Alumna takes skills to nation’s greatest institution

When Marguerite Roby (BA ’00, MLIS ’08) became a graduate assistant at Penrose Library, her career path was changing trajectories. She had bartended for six years but decided to return to DU to get a master’s degree in library and information sciences. Her experience as a graduate assistant at Penrose […]

Puksta Scholars work hard to make a difference

For Puksta scholars, hard work is the key to reaping great rewards. “Puksta scholars aren’t just college students; they are catalysts for change on campus and in their local communities,” explains Jenny Whitcher, the Puksta program director and associate director of DU’s Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL). […]

Research updates July 2010

Basil Vendryes, an adjunct instructor of viola, chamber music in the Lamont School of Music, was invited to perform as guest Principal Viola of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra during the 2009–10 season. He acted as leader of the viola section for 5 weeks, including performances with world-renowned pianist Lang Lang […]

Professor endorses collision between ‘parallel universes’ of documentary and feminist film

Diane Waldman is known for juxtaposing her areas of interest to discover where convergences and divergences lie. Her research projects combine subjects like law and culture. She co-edited an anthology on feminism and documentary that continues to garner attention more than a decade after its publication. Feminism and Documentary (University […]

Spotted! DU’s best of the web roundup for July 9, 2010

Interview with rock band Kinetix, members of which are all DU grads. Spotted via Kentucky’s  DU alum Peter Grof picked to head National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. Spotted via the Denver Post’s site  DU to join the Western Athletic Conference? Hmmm… Spotted via Irv Moss at Lets Go […]

Interview: University of Denver Chaplain talks ‘Twilight’

The Twilight films aren’t just a big hit with the tween set. College students are also choosing sides in the Team Edward/Team Jacob battle for Bella’s heart. The University of Denver recently invited students to discuss the film series and why it strikes a chord with their demographic. The event, […]

Alums help overnighters travel back in time

Alums help overnighters travel back in time

Just as the castles of yore protected their inhabitants from enemies, Castle Marne protects its guests from the hectic, technology-tweaked pace of modern life. There are no cell phones ringing here, no televisions blaring, no computer cursors blinking, begging you to type about what’s on your mind.  There’s a grandfather […]

Graduate researchers speed up book completion

When Galen Smith took a work-study job at Penrose Library’s research center, he thought it would pay some bills and help him learn to research better. It did that and considerably more. For starters, it helped him earn a research assistant position with George DeMartino, associate professor and chair of […]