Archive for March, 2013

The new Anderson Academic Commons is a catalyst for connection

When Penrose Library was completed in 1972, learning was largely a matter of lectures, books and labs. Today’s learning model involves experience, collaboration and access to information in forms barely imagined 40 years ago. Computer databases have replaced card catalogs and microfilm; group projects have replaced individual reports; and mobile […]

Anderson Academic Commons debuts with fanfare

About 500 students, staff, faculty, alumni, donors and friends gathered in the new Anderson Academic Commons Monday morning for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to introduce the new building to campus. Chancellor Robert Coombe began the ceremony by asking audience members to reflect on where they were 10 years ago, when the […]

Cutting-edge artists take center stage at Newman Center in 2013–14

The 2013–14 Newman Center Presents series is a great mix of old and new — with an emphasis on the new. Having honed his ear for the post-classical crowd that mixes Radiohead and Rachmaninoff, laptops and leitmotifs, Newman Center Executive Director Steve Seifert has put together a season featuring artists […]

Students collaborate on international research effort

Two University of Denver students have combined their talents and academic interests to develop a research project that has allowed them to study different cultures on multiple continents. Sam Estenson, a junior majoring in intercultural communications and foreign languages, and Hannah Parkes, a junior studying international business with minors in […]

Korbel professor’s journey takes him to Erdemli and back again

For the would-be contender in a geography bee, Erdemli is an obscure speck on the map of Turkey, a little-known burg between the Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. For Joseph Szyliowicz (BA ’53), founder of the University of Denver Intermodal Transportation Institute and a professor at the Josef Korbel […]

Whole Foods CEO shares business lessons at campus talk

Speaking as part of the Voices of Experience series, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey came to the Daniels College of Business on Jan. 28 to share some of the lessons he writes about in his 2013 book, Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. Talking about one of the […]