Archive for August, 2013

"They are the most peaceful species I have ever had the opportunity to work for," Sarah Bexell says of the giant panda. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Interview: Sarah Bexell on the giant panda

Conservationist Sarah Bexell serves as scholar-in-residence at the Graduate School of Social Work’s Institute for Human-Animal Connection. She also is director of conservation education at China’s Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, where she works with DU social work students to staff an education program that highlights the connection […]

Junior swimmer making the most of DU life

Junior swimmer making the most of DU life

What does University of Denver junior Ryan Holly like about swimming? As you might expect from a molecular biology major, his answer is very scientific. “I like that you can quantitate how well you’re doing,” he says. “You can mark your progress as you go. In basketball or football, there’s […]

In his new book, “Fortune in My Eyes,” David Rothenberg (BA ’55) shares stories from his theatrical career and tells how his work in the theater led to a life of activism, advocating for gay rights and the rights of prisoners.

Alum chronicles adventures in activism and show biz

In 1958, three years after he graduated from the University of Denver, David Rothenberg arrived in New York City, hoping to find a job in the world of theater. By 1966, Rothenberg was working with the biggest playwrights on Broadway, including Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee and Harold Pinter. In his […]

Eryn Green received the 2013 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Creative writing PhD named one of country’s best young poets

Eryn Green got quite the send-off from the University of Denver’s creative-writing program. Shortly before receiving his PhD in June, Green found out he had won the 2013 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize for his book “Eruv.” Green is now counted among a distinguished group of American poets who […]

DU wins Colorado Cup with 3-0 win over UNC

DU wins Colorado Cup with 3-0 win over UNC

Senior Kristen Hamilton netted two goals and senior Jessy Battelli added another to lead the University of Denver women’s soccer team to a 3-0 win over Northern Colorado Sunday at Prentup Field in Boulder, Colo., on the final day of the Third Annual Colorado Cup. Denver secured its first-ever Colorado […]

Alumna Wendy Calvin is a pioneer in geothermal energy research

Wendy Calvin (BS ’83) has a passion for science. Director of the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy in Reno, Nev., Calvin believes geothermal energy will help solve the global environmental crisis. Founded in 2002, the Great Basin Center is part of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering […]

Jami Duffy is helping to create a state-of-the-art youth media studio where thousands of at-risk and underserved students will get a hands-on education in the musical arts from world-class musicians. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Alumna helps to change lives through music

Jami Duffy’s message is simple: Career options exist outside traditional paths. She should know. She’s taken traditional, wadded it up, kissed it goodbye and tossed it in the trash. But back in 2000, when she entered the University of Denver, Duffy (BA ’03) admits she was on that traditional path. […]

‘Kindness of strangers’ sets alumna on path to DU

Rose Hanawa Tanaka (BA ’48) is many things: a DU alumna, a Denver public school teacher, a Japanese American internment camp survivor and, most recently, a scholarship founder. From humble beginnings in California to becoming a successful DU student and community leader, Tanaka always has been grateful to the University […]

Alumnus Bob van der Linden oversees Smithsonian’s aeronautic treasures

Bob van der Linden (BA history ’77) likes to say history is in his blood and that he couldn’t have escaped a career involving the subject even if he wanted to. Van der Linden grew up in Washington, D.C., where his father was a newspaper reporter for 50 years and […]