Archive for October, 2012

University of Denver’s First Presidential Debate: It’s a Wrap

While the first Presidential Debate at the University of Denver is now a memory, the excitement lingers along with banners and signs that remind the campus community that history happened at our doorstep. The effects also are evident in the number of University of Denver news mentions associated with the […]

Awards honor outstanding research, teaching and service

The University of Denver prizes research that benefits the public good and teaching that transforms the lives of students. Purposeful research and inspired teaching are celebrated each year with an awards presentation at the fall Convocation ceremony, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17 in Magness Arena. The University’s top award for […]

Language center helps students prepare for 21st century careers

At the University of Denver’s Center for World Languages and Cultures, linguistically adventurous students can brush up on their Hindi, chat in Swahili or learn how to ask directions in Korean. They can also revive their lapsed French, add Japanese to their skill set or explore the mysteries of Arabic. […]

Alumni Symposium and Homecoming combine for a weekend of fun

The University of Denver is combining two of its signature fall events, Alumni Symposium and Homecoming & Family Weekend, for a weekend full of activities and fun on Oct. 26 and 27 An annual event since 2007, Alumni Symposium gives alumni, parents and guests the opportunity to return to campus […]

New coaches, new players and a new conference highlight Pioneer athletics in 2012-13

Spring typically is the season of new beginnings, but at the University of Denver, fall is the time of change—at least when it comes to athletics. As new and returning students prepare to fill the seats of Magness Arena to cheer on their Pioneers, there are changes happening behind the […]

DebateFest, watch parties draw large crowds

With the presidential debate happening just a few blocks away in Magness Arena, those who didn’t score a ticket to the big event weren’t upset. They were having just as much fun taking part in the historic event in and around campus. While all was quiet in the debate hall, […]

University steps into national spotlight on debate day

After months of planning, the University of Denver finally took the spotlight Oct. 3 as it hosted the first presidential debate of the 2012 election. Thousands of DU students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members, plus hundreds of media outlets, were on campus Wednesday. MSNBC broadcast from a temporary stage […]

First round of students selected to attend debate

The first round of University of Denver students have been selected to attend Wednesday’s presidential debate — and hopefully they checked their email. The lucky ones were chosen at a lottery Monday morning on the Driscoll Green. Student government leaders — including undergraduate student government president Sam Estenson, undergraduate student […]

Time editor David Von Drehle will cover debate at his alma mater

David Von Drehle has covered a lot of presidential debates. But this year will be a first for the longtime political reporter and Time magazine editor-at-large — covering a debate at his old stomping grounds. “It’s very exciting,” says Von Drehle (BA ’83), who began working at Time in 2006, […]