Archive for March, 2011

Nuclear Disaster and Crisis Experts Available for Interviews

The University of Denver offers insights on disaster in Japan

Alumna peeks into purses, finds film

Most purses carry a woman’s everyday essentials, from her breath mints to her cell phone. But what a woman carries in her purse can reveal much more about her than her favorite shade of lipstick. Coleen Hubbard (MLS ’07) directed, wrote and narrated The Contents of Her Purse, a documentary […]

DU Law ranked in U.S.News & World Report’s Top 100

For the tenth straight year, the Sturm College of Law is ranked among the top 100 law schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Researchers at the University of Denver find that headway being made fighting communicable diseases globally

Those working for healthier humans around the globe are making headway in fighting communicable diseases such as AIDS, malaria and diarrheal illness, according to research from the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures in the University of Denver’s (DU) Josef Korbel School of International Studies.

Students take a break to travel, help underprivileged communities in need

Most people think students party, hit the slopes, escape to the beach or simply relax during spring break. But at DU, several campus departments and organizations — including the Sturm College of Law, the Orthodox Christian Fellowship and Young Life — will host “alternative” spring break programs where students can […]

Pioneer skiers take three individual titles at NCAA national championships

University of Denver junior Ida Dillingoen of Oslo, Norway, won the individual title in women’s giant slalom and senior Seppi Stiegler of Wilson, Wyo., won the title in men’s giant slalom at the NCAA skiing championships on March 9.  Also, freshman Sterling Grant of Amery, Wis., completed an undefeated season in women’s […]

DU creates sustainability center, seeks faculty director

The University of Denver is stepping up its commitment to sustainability by creating the DU Center for Sustainability and embarking on a search for the center’s first director. The new center will be at the hub of DU’s sustainability efforts and those involved will work closely with the Sustainability Council, […]

Federal appeals court holds DU law session

One of the highest courts in the country settled in March 10 at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law for a session, giving students a chance to see judges from the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in action. And make no mistake, the judges were “in […]

Senior Ostrow leads Pioneers into postseason play

At first, Kyle Ostrow assumed he had unwittingly tweaked an abdominal muscle during practice earlier in the week. Or that perhaps something he ate simply was not agreeing with him. Whatever the case, it never crossed Ostrow’s mind that one of the penultimate road trips against the University for Minnesota […]

Korbel’s Peace Corps program places master’s students directly in the field

While many students in the United States learn about international relations from thousands of miles away, master’s students in the Peace Corps International Program at DU’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies learn about the subject by immersing themselves in the field. The program incorporates Peace Corps service with a […]

Alum connects kids with lacrosse

Soccer practice has just ended and Erik Myhren is loading a chatty group of 9-year-old girls into his van for the two-hour drive home, with half a dozen stops spread out between northeast Denver and east Aurora. An urban elementary school teacher in the Park Hill neighborhood for the past […]

Designing sites where memories last is topic of Marcus Lecture

James Young will be the featured speaker at the annual Fred Marcus Holocaust Memorial Lecture. The lecture is sponsored by the DU Center for Judaic Studies’ Holocaust Awareness Institute. Young’s lecture, “The Stages of Memory in Berlin and New York,” will take place at 4 p.m. March 13 at the […]

“Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell” plays March 11–12 at the Newman Center

With pieces like Monster in a Box, Swimming to Cambodia and Gray’s Anatomy, Spalding Gray essentially created a new kind of performance art. Taking to the stage with nothing but a chair, a notebook and a glass of water, the writer and actor performed trademark monologues that were hilarious, heartbreaking […]

Conference hockey tournament tickets on sale

Tickets for No. 2 seed Denver vs. No. 11 seed Minnesota State in the first round of the 2011 Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) playoffs are currently on sale. The best 2-of-3 series between the Pioneers and Mavericks is set for March 11–13 at Magness Arena. DU, which finished with an overall record […]

Film professor builds audience while building film

Sheila Schroeder, an associate professor in DU’s Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies, has tackled the topics of activism and non-violence in her films before. Now she’s looking at the topic while sharing a moment of the University’s history. “Woodstock West: Build Not Burn” will highlight the events of […]