Archive for November, 2010

Bike sharing program announces winter closure

While many people receive bikes during the holidays as gifts, some folks at DU are getting their wheels taken away. The red bikes seen around campus over the past 18 months, which are part of a bike-share program overseen by B-cycle and the city of Denver, will be taken out […]

DePrince receives honor for scholarship and teaching

DePrince receives honor for scholarship and teaching

Anne DePrince, a DU associate professor of psychology, just completed a three-year research project that studied victims of intimate partner abuse with the Denver Police Department and the Denver District Attorney’s office. DePrince wanted to learn more about women’s lives in the year after incidents of intimate partner abuse and […]

Law professor builds classrooms a world away

As a war crimes tribunal prosecutor for the United Nations in Rwanda, Sturm College of Law visiting professor David Akerson saw firsthand the ravages of war and the price of ignorance. So he went a step further than prosecuting those who committed crimes in the past. Working with a team […]

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Math plus fiction equals DU freshmen seminar

‘Once upon a time’ is not a phrase most students think of when signing up for a math course.  But DU mathematics Professor Allegra Reiber’s first-year seminar, Mathematics through Fiction, offered more than just numbers and calculations. It focused on the creative aspects of math by introducing students to mathematical […]

TEDxDU 2011 “call for nominations” deadline Dec. 1

The TEDxDU organizing committee is welcoming speaker nominations from the community to recommend local, national or international nominees who are “DUing” something to improve the world.

Alumni take home energy award

Alumni take home energy award

Barbara Walz (MS ’94) and Lee Boughey (MS ’04) have a fair amount in common: they both work at Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a nonprofit wholesale electricity supplier in Westminster; they’re both enamored by the energy industry; and they both hold master’s degrees in environmental policy and management from […]

Thanksgiving Day marks 50 years since last Pioneers football game

Thanksgiving Day marks 50 years since last Pioneers football game

The DU Bookstore sells a shirt that says, “University of Denver Football — Undefeated Since 1961.” It was 50 years ago this month — on Thanksgiving Day 1960 — that the University of Denver played its last football game. At the time, no one knew it was the last game, […]

Gorgens’ message about brain injury prevention goes global

Gorgens’ message about brain injury prevention goes global

When head injuries sidelined NFL stars Ben Roethlisberger and Kurt Warner in 2009, Kim Gorgens saw a surge of interest in concussion-related work. The assistant clinical professor in DU’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology says there are many issues at play, including the cumulative effects of multiple brain injuries and […]

University collects items for overseas military

Throughout November, DU will be collecting “everyday items” to send to troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Lainey Hamrick, founder of Colorado Supporting Our Troops, says many troops overseas receive little or no mail throughout the year and appreciate any item that reminds them of home. “We are able to send […]

Conyers receives teaching award for doing what he loves

Conyers receives teaching award for doing what he loves

When most teenagers were still learning how to drive and getting ready for their junior or senior year in high school, Larry Conyers was in classes at Oregon State University. The DU professor of anthropology remembers taking his first college class at age 17. “The professor was dynamic and engaging; […]

Common Grounds founder switches focus to urban farming

From community-supported agriculture and farm-to-table restaurants to bestselling books by Michael Pollan and Barbara Kingsolver, fresh, local food is all the rage in culinary America. The problem, says Lisa Rogers, is that fresh and local isn’t as easy to come by as people think. All looks good at Whole Foods […]

CJS adds faculty with specialties in Hebrew and Middle East history

The Center for Judaic Studies (CJS) has added two new professors to its program: Sari Havis, lecturer of Hebrew, and Jonathan Sciarcon, assistant professor of history. “In addition to being wonderful teachers and colleagues, Sari and Jonathan bring with them areas of expertise that fit very powerfully into our ever-growing […]

Jamba Juice closes store near DU

Jamba Juice, a familiar food and beverage business in the University Lofts building at University Boulevard and Evans Avenue since 2007, has peeled its last pineapple and whipped up its final smoothie. The store at 2076 S. University Blvd. closed Tuesday night and by midday Wednesday, crews were removing lights […]

Book buyback is sandwich shop’s latest chapter

Students hungry for more than knowledge will be able to turn their used textbooks into cash and eat lunch at the same time. For the second time since spring, the Subway sandwich shop at 2008 S. University Blvd. will offer a textbook buy-back program at its location Thursday through Nov. […]