Archive for December, 2013

Art major finds career building puppets for Cirque du Soleil and others

Art didn’t bring Todd Griffith (BFA studio art ’01) to the University of Denver. He was drawn by the close proximity of the mountains, the easy access to some of the best skiing in the country and DU’s four-year degree in engineering. But while studying engineering, Griffith realized he was […]

Professor’s new book looks at early American health care

Professor’s new book looks at early American health care

With bipartisan controversy over the Affordable Care Act, one may wonder what the founding fathers would think of today’s American health care system. Professor Jeanne Abrams’ recently published book, “Revolutionary Medicine: The Founding Fathers and Mothers in Sickness and in Health” (NYU Press, 2013), gives us a glimpse into the […]

Men’s basketball team beats Colorado State in Fort Collins

University of Denver junior Brett Olson scored a career-high 24 points, leading the Pioneers men’s basketball team to an 80–70 win over Colorado State Wednesday in Fort Collins. The win was the Pioneers’ first at Moby Arena since Jan. 6, 1979. Senior Chris Udofia had 15 points and nine rebounds, […]

International Disaster Psychology students help Colorado heal after flooding

The image of flood waters washing away highways, homes and businesses this fall is seared into the memories of many in Colorado. The state has suffered its share of disasters over the last couple of years – fires and floods chief among them. Yet renewal blooms. Within weeks of the […]

Erica Chenoweth has been named to Foreign Policy Magazine's Top Global Thinkers list. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Korbel professor on list of top global thinkers

University of Denver associate professor Erica Chenoweth has been named to Foreign Policy Magazine’s Top Global Thinkers list. Chenoweth, a faculty member at the University’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, is included in the “Healers” category. The editors of the December issue of Foreign Policy Magazine indicate that Chenoweth […]

Morgridge College of Education alumni Rebecca Stephens and Eric Bemiller helped build Tonga's first public library. Photo courtesy of Rebecca Stephens

Morgridge alums help build first public library in Tonga

Two recent graduates of the University of Denver’s library and information science program had the chance to put their training to the test this summer as they built a library from scratch in the Pacific island nation of Tonga. The project has its roots in 2009, when a massive tsunami […]

Alumnus challenged apartheid, attended Mandela’s inauguration

Alumnus challenged apartheid, attended Mandela’s inauguration

Editor’s note: This story first ran in 2004 and is being reprinted in honor of Nelson Mandela On Valentine’s Day, 1978, two men in stocking masks barged into Richard Lapchick’s Norfolk, Va., office. They tied him up, and for the next hour they smashed metal file cabinet drawers into his […]

Interterm course explores Denver dynamics

Many American cities — count Denver among them — are enjoying a renaissance. The best of them are laboratories for livability, hives of collaboration and hubs for innovation. Other cities — Detroit, say — are beset by seemingly insurmountable challenges. They’re mired in social problems, stymied by budget shortfalls and […]

Pioneers tap former player David Carle as new assistant hockey coach

Former University of Denver student-athlete and assistant coach David Carle has been hired as an assistant coach on the University of Denver hockey staff, head coach Jim Montgomery announced Monday. Carle will officially join the Pioneers’ staff on Jan. 1, replacing departing associate head coach Steve Miller, who has accepted […]