Archive for September, 2010

Research updates September 2010

Andrew Goetz of the geography department has been appointed to the editorial board of the UK-based journal Transport Reviews. He has also been invited to present a research lecture for the Transport Studies unit at Oxford University.   Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Alison Schofield was invited to have her recent monograph, […]

DU site to generate social action through Holocaust memory

The University of Denver (DU) Center for Judaic Studies (CJS) dedicates the on-campus Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site (HMSAS) Sunday, Oct. 10.

Government officials a big part of what you may have missed over the summer

Just because students and faculty might have been on hiatus over the summer doesn’t mean a lot hasn’t happened. Here’s some news you might have missed: DU has taken on the government — in a new panel study. DU’s Strategic Issues Panel (SIP) began its fifth major study Aug. 12, […]

World a different place when today’s freshmen were born

Most of DU’s incoming first-year students are 18 years old, which means they were likely born in 1992. Also born that year were the Clinton political dynasty — Bill Clinton beat out George H.W. Bush and Ross Perot in for the presidency in November 1992 — the European Union (the […]

Alums take on Hollywood with their own independent feature

Alums take on Hollywood with their own independent feature

As a student at DU, Mardana Mayginnes traveled the so-called “loneliest road in America” — the Nevada stretch of U.S. 50 between California and Utah — several times each year as he drove back and forth between campus and his home in northern California. After graduation, when Mayginnes (BA ’06) […]

State must change ways or fall behind in roads, law enforcement and college, officials say

On Sept. 9, the SIP panel— led by Director Jim Griesemer — heard from Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director Russell George, who delivered his agency’s chilling prediction. Without dramatic changes in funding, Colorado’s roads and bridges will be in “maintenance only” mode. And that’s if a proposed ballot amendment […]

Scout Troop 5’s centennial to mark 100 years ‘by the book’

Scout Troop 5’s centennial to mark 100 years ‘by the book’

It isn’t a coincidence that the neckerchiefs of Boy Scout Troop 5 are crimson and gold, their logo sports a covered wagon and their nickname is the Pioneers. DU faculty and staffers helped form Troop 5 back in 1910, and the troop has met in University Hall or the United […]

Author encourages parents to act as consultants, not managers during the college years

A family is like a delicate mobile, says parenting expert Helen Johnson. When a piece is removed — as when a child goes away to college — the whole mobile bobs and sways until a new balance is achieved. Parents need to be sensitive to these changes in the family […]

Hillel celebrates holy days

Rosh Hashanah — the holiday known as the Jewish New Year — will begin DU Hillel’s high holiday season. The Jewish student organization will host events at the Merage and Allon Hillel Center on Sept. 8 with a service at 6:30 p.m. and an Erev Rosh Hashanah dinner at 7:30 […]

Chancellor, parents look to the future during Discoveries week

With scores of new University of Denver parents in attendance, Chancellor Robert Coombe appropriately cast an eye to the future at the parental question-and-answer session that traditionally kicks off the academic year. Fresh from moving DU’s newest students into their residence halls on Labor Day, parents participating in the Sept. […]

Discoveries program welcomes new students to campus

Discoveries program welcomes new students to campus

Students attend a Discoveries activity on DU’s lacrosse field in 2008. Photo: Wayne Armstrong Many first-year students enter their first week at college with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. The University of Denver’s annual Discoveries orientation week is designed to ease some of that anxiety and give first-year and […]

Spotted! DU’s best of the web roundup for Sept. 3, 2010

DU anthropologist Bonnie Clark digs into the history of Camp Amache, a Word Waw II internment camp in Colorado. Spotted via an email tip from DU employee Kristal Griffith   Alumna Susan Kochevar runs the last drive-in theater in the Denver metro area. Spotted via the Denver Post   Alumna […]

Entrepreneur hoping to make gluten-free her bread and butter

Baking bread isn’t easy no matter how you slice it. And getting some of Denver’s better bakeries to sell your bread can be even rougher. But entrepreneur Catherine Boe is hoping to pull it off, producing a new brand of gluten-free bread and distributing it — fresh and frozen — […]

Childhood memories trigger lifelong investigation for DU professor emeritus

In 1947, a gang of men from outside of Will Gravely’s hometown of Pickens, S.C., forced the local jailer to hand over Willie Earle, an African-American man who had been accused of stabbing and killing a white taxi driver. According to an account of the incident in Time magazine, the […]

Interview: Seth Masket on the 2010 midterm elections

Interview: Seth Masket on the 2010 midterm elections

Seth Masket, an associate professor in DU’s political science department, specializes in political parties, campaigns and state legislatures. He is the author of No Middle Ground: How Informal Party Organizations Control Nominations and Polarize Legislatures (University of Michigan Press, 2009). Q: What would you say is the No. 1 issue […]