Archive for February, 2013

"I believe in supporting these girls’ dreams because they will make a difference in their community and maybe even globally,” says EduKate founder Allison Grenney. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Tote bag company supports education of girls in need

Allison Grenney (BA ’10) believes in the power of girls. She also believes in the value of an education. Combining these two passions, Grenney has set out to make a positive change in the lives of young girls around the world through her socially conscious business, EduKate. Founded in November […]

Former GSSW dean Jack Jones dies

Former GSSW dean Jack Jones dies

John “Jack” Jones, dean emeritus and research professor at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW), died Feb. 20, 2013, from pulmonary fibrosis. He was 83. A native of Ireland, Jones earned a bachelor’s degree from the National University of Ireland. He then moved to the United […]

Center for Judaic Studies founder dies

Rabbi Dr. Stanley Wagner, founding director of the Center for Judaic Studies (CJS) at the University of Denver, died Feb. 23. During his 24-year tenure at DU, Rabbi Wagner made many scholarly contributions with broad impact on the Denver community. Born in 1932, Wagner also was rabbi emeritus of BMH-BJ, […]

Lamont, theater students join forces for ‘Fiddler’

The University of Denver’s annual winter musical always is a chance for students from the theater department to work side by side with students from the Lamont School of Music, but this year there’s another collaborator in the mix. For “Fiddler on the Roof,” opening Feb. 28, director Pamyla Stiehl […]

Grilling society founders start farm-to-consumer business

It was as founders of the DU Grilling Society that Nick Phelps (BSBA ’09) and Jason Lundberg (BSAC ’10, MBA ’10) began to learn the lessons that led them to starting a food-related company after graduation. “We learned a lot about local sourcing and a lot about food in general […]

Center for Middle East Studies looks to enhance understanding

Turmoil in Syria. Elections in Egypt. A Twitter revolution in Iran. So much news; so little context. That’s the dilemma the new University of Denver Center for Middle East Studies (CMES) aims to address. Via public programming and research, the CMES hopes to provide the context that will enhance understanding […]

Student-athletes honored for academic performance

Eighty University of Denver student-athletes received honors for performing at the highest level in the classroom during the fall quarter. Eighteen student-athletes were honored as Hornbeck Scholars, while 62 were named to the Dean’s List. The Hornbeck Scholars List recognizes undergraduate students who, in a given quarter, have earned a […]

Lamont students to perform with international choreographer in ‘The Oracle’

Russian composer Igor Stravinsky debuted his most famous ballet, “The Rite of Spring,” 100 years ago in Paris. In honor of the anniversary, the Newman Center Presents series will host a special performance Feb. 13 featuring the Lamont Symphony Orchestra and work by Australian choreographer Meryl Tankard. Titled “The Oracle,” […]

Lacrosse season opens with high hopes

One year removed from an Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) title, the University of Denver men’s lacrosse team is looking to bounce back from last season’s 9–7 record to win the ECAC title again this season and contend for a national title. The Pioneers will open the season Feb. 9 […]

Alumna survives swim with ABC’s ‘sharks’

Many University of Denver grads make the world a better place. Meet Megan Gage (MSW ’06) — she’s making the world a better-looking place. More specifically, she’s making kids better looking with a product that means fewer bad hair days for the younger set. It all started in 2009, after […]

DU ranks second in the U.S. for graduate school Peace Corps volunteers

The University of Denver took the No. 2 spot on the 2013 list of top Peace Corps volunteer-producing colleges and universities in the graduate school category, and No. 18 in the undergraduate medium school category. The annual list recognizes the highest volunteer-producing colleges and universities for small, medium, large and […]