Archive for January, 2011

Yale’s Whiffenpoofs bring classic a cappella sound to Newman Center

Though they’ve been around longer than all of them, Yale University’s Whiffenpoofs don’t sound much like the beat-boxing, current-hit-performing a cappella groups that are all the rage on college campuses these days. It’s a point that was driven home when the Whiffs appeared on the second season of NBC’s a […]

Guitar legends Frisell, Fisk to share Newman Center stage

Guitar legends Frisell, Fisk to share Newman Center stage

Guitarist Bill Frisell is no stranger to collaboration. Over a career spanning more than 30 years, he’s played with a host of jazz and pop luminaries including Elvis Costello, Ginger Baker, Rickie Lee Jones, Ron Carter, John Scofield and Lucinda Williams. When Frisell performs at the Newman Center on Jan. […]

“Pioneers for People” coat drive helps the community

Denver’s neediest people have been faced with finding ways to survive in the cold amidst some of the coldest temperatures of the winter this past week. Many rely on the help of the Denver Rescue Mission. For the fourth year in a row, the DU community will help the Denver […]

TEDxDU Xpress luncheons to spotlight overcoming adversity

What do a professor, an injured hockey star and an ex-con have in common? They’re all experts in overcoming adversity. And they’ll all be part of a series of student-organized luncheons called TEDxDU Xpress. The first event, themed “Overcoming Adversity,” will feature three speakers in short TED-style talks. Speakers include […]

Lecture series explores the 10th anniversary of 9/11

The University College Enrichment Program at DU has partnered with Bridges to the Future to present a series of lectures and classes that focus on the 2010–11 Bridge theme, 9/11: Ten Years After. The program will explore the Sept.11 terrorist attacks, how the United States responded and how the event […]

Nova Yogurt to offer frozen treats by the ounce

Nova Yogurt to offer frozen treats by the ounce

The owners of Nova Yogurt, a new “you-make-it” confection concept, are hoping to turn South University Boulevard into a dessert destination for the sweet-tooth set by April. That’s when proprietor Jaejun Lee hopes to begin scooping out a living in the former Motions dancewear store at 2060 S. University Blvd., […]

DU students to mark MLK holiday

DU students, faculty and staff will participate in several events to mark the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 17. DU’s Black Student Alliance is coordinating group participation in Denver’s annual Marade — a combination march and parade — from City Park to Civic Center Park. The annual event […]

Neighborhood group WUCA gives last gasp at age 35

The West University Community Association­ (WUCA) — which has represented residents west of DU since 1976 — has decided to disband. A general meeting to elect officers Wednesday failed to field the 12 people the city requires by Jan. 31 of each year so the group is recognized as a […]

Carl’s Jr. on Evans shuts down the grill

The Carl’s Jr. hamburger stand at 1535 E. Evans Ave. closed Dec. 30 and is seeking a new tenant for the property, a spokesman says. “We control the building and are exploring all our options,” said Austin Rosen, vice president of real estate and business development for By The Rockies […]

Winter Carnival celebrates 50 years of frosty fun

Winter Carnival celebrates 50 years of frosty fun

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Winter Carnival, a favorite Pioneers tradition. The first Winter Carnival was held the weekend of Jan. 13, 1961, and was sponsored by the Pioneer Ski Club. Although that weekend included a Friday the 13th, the date was selected because it coincided with NCAA […]

Two DU poets win national arts grants

Two DU poets win national arts grants

Two poets with DU ties were among 42 poets from across the nation awarded literature fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in November 2010. Sandra Meek (PhD poetry ’95) and current PhD student Jennifer Denrow each were awarded $25,000, as were the 40 other grant recipients. According […]

Here come the judges, Supreme Court hears case on campus

The Colorado Supreme Court is coming to the University of Denver Jan. 20 to hear two cases at the Sturm College of Law as part of the court’s annual outreach program. Among the cases will be one that law professor Don Smith says experts are calling the “Colorado water law […]

News mentions, 1/12/11

University of Denver in the News

Smugs closes to gather itself for possible new run

Smugs, a DU student and neighborhood gathering place on South Downing Street and Evans Avenue, has closed for major renovations. New Year’s Eve was the bar and grill’s last evening, pending resolution of plumbing and sewer line issues that led to the decision to shut down, says proprietor Matt Landy. […]

Pioneers Top 10: States where DU alumni reside

Pioneers Top 10: States where DU alumni reside

Most DU alumni hail from Colorado, followed by California and Texas.