Archive for August, 2012

Skiier Jamie Stanton latest recipient of Willy Schaeffler Scholarship

When Jamie Stanton learned he’d won the University of Denver’s Willy Schaeffler Scholarship, he was on his way to do something you might not expect a young man with just one leg to do. “I was in my car picking up a friend to go wakeboarding,” says Stanton. Actually, Stanton […]

University of Denver dedicates John Moye Hall, new home of legal institute

The University of Denver celebrated a longtime collaboration with Denver attorney John Moye on Aug. 23, naming the new campus home of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System in his honor. The newly dedicated John Moye Hall sits along DU’s Driscoll Green, adjacent to the Sturm […]

The University has played host to presidents and candidates alike

The University has played host to presidents and candidates alike

While Oct. 3 marks the first time that the University of Denver—or, indeed, Colorado—has hosted a presidential debate, it is hardly the University’s first encounter with the nation’s highest elected office. Over the years, the University has been visited a number of times by sitting, future and former U.S. presidents. […]

First-year seminar lets students design campaign video games

First-year seminar lets students design campaign video games

To teach first-year students about the machinations of campaign politics this fall, computer science Professor Scott Leutenegger intends to speak to the freshmen in a language he knows they will understand. He’s having them create their own video games. “You have this medium that kids want to engage with—they’re all […]

Mehran takes on science, politics and religion in new museum exhibit

Mehran takes on science, politics and religion in new museum exhibit

Standing inside the giant cube that’s at the heart of Laleh Mehran’s temporary, site-specific installation at the Denver Art Museum, you may feel like a ruler looking down on his subjects, or like a character in AMC’s zombie show “The Walking Dead,” about to be devoured. With its motion-sensitive video […]

Hockey: Goaltenders jockey for position

The Pioneers will lack some of the firepower they boasted last year, as the team’s top two scorers, Drew Shore and Jason Zucker, opted to forgo their college eligibility to sign pro contracts. However, the cupboard is hardly bare for coach George Gwozdecky’s crew. Junior Nick Shore emerged as a […]

Men’s basketball: WAC is a welcome challenge

The bad news for head coach Joe Scott is that the Pioneers will have to make up for the graduation of Brian Stafford, who started all 124 games during his career (a school record) before finishing fourth on the program’s all-time scoring list. The good news? DU returns three starters […]

Women’s basketball: New coach brings new style of play

Curious though she was, new head coach Kerry Cremeans didn’t immediately review video of her new team and players in action from last season. Cremeans wanted a fresh, untainted perspective once she finally got the Pioneers into the gym. And what has she learned about her DU squad? Although the […]

Volleyball: Playing at a quicker pace

Coach Jesse Mahoney has hit the ground running since he was hired in January, and he hopes that theme remains in effect during his inaugural season with the Pioneers. Mahoney, who helped lead Colorado State University to the NCAA Tournament during each of his seven seasons as an assistant with […]

Men’s soccer: Offense on the attack

The Pioneers will look to press the reset button after a discouraging 2011–12 season. A year of high expectations spiraled into a 5–11–3 disappointment that included losses in five of the Pioneers’ final six games. DU scored only 26 goals all season, and head coach Bobby Muuss has spent much […]

Women’s soccer: Looking forward to a competitive season

Women’s soccer: Looking forward to a competitive season

Jeff Hooker has compiled a 270–101–33 record as he enters his 21st season as DU’s head coach. The Pioneers have won at least 13 games in each of the past six seasons, and yet few of Hooker’s many talented teams have entered a season with as much firepower as the […]

Undergraduate student president just one entry on junior’s DU resume

Balancing campus activities, schoolwork and fun can be a challenging task, but one DU student tackles all three and makes it look easy. Junior Sam Estenson, the Undergraduate Student Government president, is involved in a multitude of activities at the University. Originally from the small town of Northfield, Minn., Estenson […]

Students take advantage of debate opportunities

The first debate of the 2012 presidential election marks a turning point for the country, and for the University of Denver. DU students have taken a keen interest in the debate and the presidential election and are getting involved in various activities, no matter their political stance. Six student committees […]

Denver Law named among top 20 most innovative law schools in U.S.

In the upcoming back-to-school issue of its preLaw magazine, The National Jurist has named the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law as one of the 20 most innovative law schools in the country. Sturm was recognized for its “medical school model,” in which clinics, externship and other hands-on opportunities […]

State Rep. Crisanta Duran dedicated to community service

State Rep. Crisanta Duran dedicated to community service

The first time state Rep. Crisanta Duran met Barack Obama was in 2007 at the University of Denver, when she was asked to introduce Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of President John F. Kennedy, at an Obama campaign rally. “That is one of the memories I cherish most,” Duran (BA ’02) […]