Archive for March, 2011

DU to host religion, human trafficking and slavery conference

DU and the Iliff School of Theology are sponsoring an international conference on Religion, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery March 31–April 2 on the campuses of the two institutions. The conference will draw attention to the contemporary problems of human trafficking and slavery and address what faith-based organizations are doing […]

Award-winning journalist and poet speaks to Bridges to the Future audience

Eliza Griswold traveled 9,000 miles to two continents and 10 countries over the past seven years for her latest book, The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line between Christianity and Islam (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010). Griswold, an award-winning American journalist and poet, gave a talk about the book […]

Entrepreneur cultivates sustainable attire

Fred Scott (MBA ’00) had a simple idea to help save the planet: produce T-shirts with sustainable business practices. It turned out to be a good idea, too. Scott’s company has more than 60 locations in 13 states and he’s gone from a small-time T-shirt salesman to Chief Executive Officer. […]

Project honors DU student killed after carbon monoxide poisoning

Even though Lauren Johnson passed away a few years ago, her legacy lives on. Johnson, a 23-year-old graduate student studying international relations at DU’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, died of carbon monoxide poisoning in her off-campus apartment Jan. 5, 2009. In her memory, people close to her started […]

Jazz artists, Titanic tribute converge for Newman Center’s 2011-12 season

Jazz fans will find a lot to like about the 2011–12 Newman Center Presents series, which includes performances by vocalist Jane Monheit on Oct. 18, pianist Chucho Valdes and his Afro-Cuban Messengers band on Feb. 14 and pianist Brad Mehldau on May 11, 2012. In keeping with the season’s “Convergences” […]

Bike sharing program rolls back in for spring

The bikes are back in town. The Denver B-cycle program — which had been closed for winter since December — officially re-opened March 14. All 50 bike kiosks around Denver — including two on campus and one near the DU light-rail station — will be stocked with the popular red […]

Father-son team explores ‘legacies’ at Newman Center

As it nears the end of its “Legacies”-themed season, the Newman Center Presents series is gearing up for a show that is practically a definition of the word “legacy.” On March 25, acclaimed pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane — former music director of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra — will share […]

DU Bookstore introduces textbook rental program

Students’ days of having to purchas expensive textbooks or waste time scouring the Internet to find the best deals are officially over. The DU Bookstore recently implemented a textbook rental program that allows students to rent textbooks for an academic quarter at up to 50 percent off the cost of […]

Lamont students to learn from American String Quartet

Students at the Lamont School of Music will get a chance to learn from one of the world’s foremost chamber music groups — the American String Quartet. The quartet will teach a master class March 22 at 3:30 p.m. at DU’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts. The class is […]

Campus community reacts to Japanese disasters

DU’s Study Abroad Office has been monitoring the situation in Japan during the past week. Given the ongoing nature of the crisis, the office has decided to cancel its spring semester programs in Tokyo and Osaka. DU currently has three students in Japan.  Earlier this week, administrators in DU’s Study […]

Professional MBA program climbs in US News and World Report’s rankings

The Professional MBA (PMBA) program at DU’s Daniels College of Business was ranked No. 59 out of 166 part-time MBA programs in U.S.News & World Report’s 2011 grad school rankings, which were announced on March 15. The ranking reflects an upward stride for the program, which was ranked No. 70 […]

Award-winning journalist and poet to speak at Bridges to the Future

Eliza Griswold, an award-winning American journalist and poet, will be the spring 2011 Bridges to the Future speaker. Her lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 22 at DU’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts. A former Harvard Nieman Fellow, Griswold reports on religion, conflict and human rights. She’s won […]

Penrose features professor’s photography

Roddy MacInnes, associate professor of photography at DU, will share part of his “Jim River” project starting March 22 at Penrose Library.   The project covers MacInnes’ fascination with family albums, which began about 19 years ago after finding the album of Nina Weiste of Dickey County, N.D., in a […]

DU law school ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s top 100

For the 10th straight year, the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law is ranked among the top-100 law schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report, moving up three spots to No. 77 in the top tier of American law schools. The publication’s annual “America’s Best Graduate […]

Women’s hoops squad makes NIT field

The University of Denver women’s basketball team was picked to play Brigham Young University in the first round of the women’s National Invitational Tournament on Thursday at the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. MT. “Our goal at the beginning of the season was […]