Archive for January, 2014

Daniels mentoring program connects grad students with alumni and other executives

The Executive and Alumni Mentoring program in the Daniels College of Business is booming. More than 60 business mentors and 200 MBA students are participating in the program this year — the best numbers ever. “Mentoring is a way of giving back and to help a young generation get better […]

DU skier Taylor Shiffrins tays in touch with his superstar sibling, Mikaela Shiffrin — who soon will be off to Sochi, Russia, for the Winter Olympics — almost every day,

DU skier maintains special bond with Olympian sister

While 18-year-old U.S. alpine skiing sensation Mikaela Shiffrin is off traversing the slopes of some destination along the World Cup tour, her older brother Taylor Shiffrin is back in the pair’s home state of Colorado, training as well. He also is doing a little accounting and physics homework on the […]

Alumnus Ed Estlow recognized as an honorary life trustee

When Ed Estlow came to the University of Denver in 1939, it was the beginning of a relationship that would last more than 75 years. A standout athlete and scholar during his time at DU, and later chair of the Board of Trustees and founder of the University’s Edward W. […]

47 student-athletes honored for academic excellence

Forty-seven University of Denver student-athletes were honored for their academic performance last week. Eighteen student-athletes from men’s soccer, volleyball and women’s soccer were named to the Fall Academic Distinguished Honors list for having a 3.60 GPA in the fall quarter; while an additional 29 student-athletes were named to the Fall […]

Psychology alum’s career in child care services comes full circle

Margot Lacey (BA ’77) began her years at the University of Denver on her 18th birthday: a day that remains an enduring memory of a college experience where she made lifelong friends, met her future husband and was set on an academic path that led to a career in psychology. […]

Anthropology museum exhibit explores Rwandan genocide 20 years later

Twenty years ago this April, as today’s undergraduates were cutting their first teeth and pronouncing their first words, a private jet carrying the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi was shot down near Rwanda’s capitol city of Kigali. In combustible Rwanda, where tensions between the predominant ethnic groups — the Hutus […]

DU welcomes Holocaust hero’s daughter

Irene Gut Opdyke was only a teenager when she made the decision to save 12 lives despite the risk to herself. During World War II, the Polish nurse hid 12 Jewish friends in the basement of a Nazi major’s house. She was a simple housekeeper there, but her courage and […]

Soccer standout Kristen Hamilton to join Western New York Flash

Soccer standout Kristen Hamilton to join Western New York Flash

Senior finance major Kristen Hamilton made University of Denver history Friday, becoming the first DU women’s soccer player to be drafted to the National Women’s Soccer League. The Western New York Flash picked Hamilton up in the fourth round as the 36th pick of the draft. “It’s an absolute honor […]

Soccer player Zach Bolden drafted by Chicago Fire

Soccer player Zach Bolden drafted by Chicago Fire

University of Denver senior Zach Bolden was selected by the Chicago Fire with the 61st overall pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft on Tuesday. “This is an absolute dream for me to be selected by the Chicago Fire,” Bolden says. “I can’t thank the University of Denver enough. Everyone at […]

Amanda Sanders was named a Summit League swimmer of the week after her performance Saturday against Wyoming. Photo courtesy of DU Athletics

DU swimming and diving dominates Wyoming

The University of Denver swimming and diving teams were victorious by 40-plus point margins over Wyoming Saturday at El Pomar Natatorium on campus, and three team members – swimmers Tanner Krall and Amanda Sanders and diver Ross Edfort – were named Summit League players of the week. After falling to […]

Through the Nathan Yip Foundation, Jimmy and Linda Yip have raised more than $2.5 million to help some 6,000 underprivileged children around the world. Photo courtesy of the Nathan Yip Foundation

Alumnus heads foundation that helps kids around the world

When Jimmy and Linda Yip lost their 19-year-old son, Nathan, to an automobile accident in 2001, they carried on his dream of helping underprivileged youth by forming a foundation in his name. “I had just named [the Yips] the godparents to my son six months prior, so I went through […]

DU’s OLLI program earns $1 million grant

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Denver’s University College has received a $1 million grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation for its sustained success in creating lifelong educational opportunities for the Denver community. Founded by Bernard Osher in 1977, OLLI has adult learning programs around the […]

Chancellor Coombe to step down in June

Chancellor Coombe to step down in June

University of Denver Chancellor Robert Coombe has informed the Board of Trustees that he will retire from the University on or about June 30, 2014. Coombe has served the University for 33 years since joining as a member of the faculty. He was provost from 2001 and 2005 and became […]

Lawrence Argent's “Pieces Together” will be installed in late January outside a new wing of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of Lawrence Argent

DU sculptor’s newest installations aim to foster awareness, conversation

The two sculptures couldn’t be more diverse or distant — multiple interlocking lips on the grounds of a Los Angeles hospital and a panda peering over a building in China. For all their differences, both public art projects share a common thread: The work of University of Denver art Professor […]

"The Country Church," by painter William Sanderson, is among donations by alumna Helen Driscoll on display in the "Gifts and Discoveries" exhibit.

New Myhren Gallery exhibit showcases rediscovered and donated treasures

Artistic treasures from the University of Denver’s collection are on display at DU’s Victoria H. Myhren Gallery in “A Decade of Gifts and Discoveries” — an exhibition featuring artworks rediscovered or donated to the University in the past 10 years. Featured artists include Andy Warhol, a leading figure in the […]