Archive for March, 2013

Environmental journalist Bill McKibben to receive DU’s Anvil of Freedom Award

Journalist Bill McKibben, known for his impassioned reporting on environmental issues, will receive the University of Denver’s Anvil of Freedom Award at an upcoming Journalism That Matters (JTM) gathering on campus. Presented each year by the Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies and the University’s Edward W. and Charlotte […]

"I don’t think one should be pigeonholed," says Evans Award winner Margot Gilbert Frank. "If you have a wide variety of interests, they should be encouraged.” Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Margot Gilbert Frank receives highest alumni honor at Founders Day

Margot Gilbert Frank (BA ’71) has done so much for the University of Denver that it would be easy to imagine that she does nothing else. And yet her professional and community activities have touched so many that it’s a bit staggering to read her resumé. For her tireless work […]

Donor Ed Anderson sees Academic Commons as a ‘game changer’ for DU

The founder of a successful venture capital firm, Ed Anderson (BFA ’71) is always on the prowl for game changers. As an investor, he’s looking for comapanies chasing a billion-dollar market and pursuing solutions to big problems. As a philanthropist, he’s looking to put his money behind education-focused enterprises that […]

History professor blends a book and website for a study of maps

History Professor Susan Schulten had visions of a book brimming with lots and lots of maps. They would be detailed and complex, brought to life by bursts of color and precise shading — aesthetic treasures, really. All well and good, except her editor told Schulten that Mapping the Nation: History […]

Men’s lacrosse is now Bill Tierney’s team

It took just a few days for legendary coach Bill Tierney to put his stamp on the University of Denver men’s lacrosse program. Tierney owned six national championships with Princeton before he arrived at DU in 2009, and in his first season with the Pioneers, Tierney led his new team […]

Pioneer athletics programs shuffle conferences in 2013–14

For the majority of the University of Denver varsity athletics programs, the 2013–14 academic year will find the teams traveling to new places and welcoming new foes. The nationally ranked DU hockey team will begin play in the inaugural season of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), while 11 other […]

Korbel Dean and former ambassador Christopher Hill talks about 10th anniversary of Iraq invasion

Editor’s note: On March 19, 2003, the United States invaded Iraq. With the 10th anniversary of that event approaching, the University of Denver Magazine asked noted journalist Danny Postel, associate director of the University’s Center for Middle East Studies, to discuss the invasion and its ramifications with Christopher Hill, dean […]

Echoing Green fellowship helps law alumna Rachel Armstrong help farmers

Rachel Armstrong (JD ’12) didn’t plan on becoming a lawyer. The founder of Farm Commons, a nonprofit legal-services firm, and the recent recipient of an $80,000 fellowship from a global entrepreneurship foundation had something more pastoral in mind. “As a kid, when people asked me what I wanted to be, […]

Lamont alum behind the boards for composer John Williams’ movie scores

On Oscar night, Robert Wolff was watching the best original score category very closely. That’s because Wolff (BM ’83), a Lamont School of Music alumnus, did editing duties on John Williams’ music for Lincoln, which was nominated for best score. Lincoln is Wolff’s latest outing as part of the famed […]

Carter Prescott receives Professional Achievement Award at Founders Day

Carter Anne Prescott (BA ’71) wrote the speech that was delivered by International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, which means that her words were heard by 4 billion people. When Rogge addressed the United Nations and the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations/Economic Club […]

Recent achievement award winner sets sights on Hollywood

What does a young, successful man do when he’s “reached the ceiling” at an investment banking company in New York City? Why, start a film and television production company, of course! That, in a nutshell, sums up the decade-old career of Ryan Greenawalt (BSBA ’02), recipient of this year’s Ammi […]

Senior associate athletics director honored for service to the University

Ron Grahame (BA ’73) knows the University of Denver from just about every perspective possible. Since the 1960s, Grahame has been a student-athlete, hockey coach, parent and administrator. He once skated on a campus ice rink that no longer exists, and more recently, he has shoveled snow off of the […]

Bob Newman Sheets receives award for service to alumni

Robert “Bob” Newman Sheets (BA ’61), recipient of the 2013 Randolph P. McDonough Award for Service to Alumni, actually knew Randolph P. McDonough. In fact, Sheets dated McDonough’s daughter for several years. “Randy was known all over the state as Mr. DU,” recalls Sheets, who received his award at the […]

Alumna Karen Mathis honored for community service

“You’ve heard of white-collar families and blue-collar families,” says Karen Mathis (BA ’72). “Mine was a no-collar family.” An Army brat, the oldest of four children and witness to her parents’ traumatic divorce, Mathis looks back and realizes she had a lot of odds stacked against her. And yet, from […]

First-year student dedicated to community service

First-year student Paige Jones has a passion for helping others. Through her humanitarian work, Jones is a leader making a positive impact in the University community and around the globe. A Broomfield, Colo., native, Jones was drawn to the University because of its small size and academic programs. The deciding […]