Archive for November, 2010

DU earns good grades for going green

The University of Denver goes to the head of the class when it comes to sustainability, a national survey finds. The Sustainable Endowments Institute of Cambridge, Mass., surveyed the 322 institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada with endowments of more than $160 million and graded them […]

Students design ‘cool looking’ ski poles

In a writing class during his freshman year at DU, Colin Wayne was asked to create a brochure for a new product. A competitive skier who spent every winter working in ski shops, he designed a brochure for some “cool looking” ski poles. His twin brother, Ben Wayne, meanwhile, was […]

Former library professor worked to support literacy

Former DU library Professor Anne Mathews died Oct. 21 at the Life Care Center of Evergreen, Colo. Mathews was born in Philadelphia in 1928. She earned an AB at Wheaton College in Illinois in 1949, majoring in speech. She earned an MA in library science at DU in 1965, and […]

Rhodes named University Lecturer

Comparative labor market governance, wage bargaining systems, welfare states, social pacts — to most these words almost seem a different language. But to Professor Martin Rhodes, it is the language of comparative political economy — a language in which he is fluent. A prolific researcher and writer, Rhodes thrives on […]

Send your thoughts to Jesse Martin

Use the comments section below to send your thoughts and well wishes to Jesse Martin as he recovers from neck fractures. Martin was injured during a game against North Dakota Oct. 30; he underwent surgery to stabilize a broken C2 vertebra Nov. 8. Updates: Nov. 29:… Injured hockey player […]

Women’s basketball team ganging up on a new beginning

When the DU women’s basketball team ran into the gym in South Alabama for pregame warm-ups last season, fans were shocked. Coach Erik Johnson had only seven players. Fans scratched their heads, he recalls, and looked around as if to say: “Hey, coach, did you leave the rest of your […]

Hockey player’s surgery goes as planned

University of Denver senior center Jesse Martin underwent surgery Nov. 8 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., to stabilize a broken C2 vertebra in his neck. The surgery went as planned, doctors said. The surgery was performed by doctors Alex Mendez and Robert Morgan at Regions Hospital’s Center for […]

DU named a best value in private education

The University of Denver has been named one of America’s best values in private higher education by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. DU ranks No. 65 on Kiplinger’s 2010–11 “Best Values in Private Colleges” rankings. The University is the only school in Colorado included on the list of 100 private institutions. […]

Sushi Den’s ‘younger brother’ to reopen on Pearl as Ototo

An incarnation of Den Deli and Seafood Market will open on South Pearl Street later this month, but with a new name, new dishes paired with wine and sake, and organic Japanese vegetables from the owners’ farm. The reinvented restaurant at 1501 S. Pearl St. is the younger brother of […]

For the bookshelf: This Nest, Swift Passerine

“This Nest, Swift Passerine” By Dan Beachy-Quick Tupelo Press, 2009   In this Colorado Book Award nominee, Dan Beachy-Quick (BA English ’95) entwines original and scavenged texts, lyric fragment and lyric song. Language, Beachy-Quick says, is a nest where the minds of poet and reader can dwell. A migratory bird’s […]

This month in history: November

This month in history: November

Business school takes new direction Nov. 14, 1988 When Bill Daniels bestowed the University of Denver with a $10 million gift, he did so with two caveats: that DU generate matching donations and incorporate courses emphasizing integrity, ethics and professional conduct into its MBA curriculum. Daniels, a Denver cable TV […]

DU musician joins Venezuelan ensemble for Newman Center show

Though they were both trained in Venezuela and are considered masters of Venezuelan music, it took Denver’s Biennial of the Americas to finally bring Eddy Marcano and Ricardo Iznaola together. Although they didn’t perform together publicly at the 2010 celebration of the arts in Denver, Marcano and Iznaola — director […]

Men’s basketball team to be a different animal this season

The first dozen opponents the Pioneers men’s basketball team will come up against this season are ducks, rams, bison, broncos, cowboys, gauchos, gaels, braves, aggies, matadors, pilots and bears. No cream puffs, marshmallows or teddy bears. No walk-overs, push-overs or turn-overs. Ducks the size of elephants, braves tough as Geronimo, […]

Myhren selected for Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame

DU has a new hall of famer roaming its halls. Trygve Myhren, chairman of DU’s Board of Trustees, will be inducted into the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame at the 34th annual induction gala on Nov. 6. Each year, roughly 25 individuals are nominated, and five or six […]

Pioneers honor coach’s son

Davis Johnson always was uniquely wise beyond his years, even if his years were far too few. Johnson, the four-year old son of University of Denver women’s basketball coach Erik Johnson, was very specific about how he wanted to celebrate his 3rd birthday less than two years ago. Channeling the […]