Archive for January, 2014

Three DU lacrosse players drafted to major leagues

Three DU lacrosse players drafted to major leagues

The University of Denver men’s lacrosse program had three players drafted in Friday’s 2014 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) draft. This is the second year in a row that DU players have been drafted to the major leagues. Seniors Jeremy Noble, of Orangeville, Ontario, Jamie Faus, of Lakeville, Conn., and Terry […]

Prizewinning poet turns attention to helping caregivers

Prizewinning poet turns attention to helping caregivers

Heather McHugh (MA ’73) has run the gamut since her days at the University of Denver. She is a respected poet with a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” to her name, a professor at the University of Washington, and the executive director of CAREGIFTED, a nonprofit committed to the well-being of […]

This photo from the Kynewisbok shows students at Winter Carnival in 1963.

Winter Carnival: Frosty fun for Pioneers since 1961

Winter Carnival is a favorite Pioneers tradition. The first Winter Carnival was held the weekend of Jan. 13, 1961, and was sponsored by the Pioneer Ski Club. Although that weekend included a Friday the 13th, the date was selected because it coincided with NCAA skiing finals competition at the Winter […]

Rob Gleeson, left, plays Jeffrey, a quiet, intense “numbers guy,” on season three of Showtime’s comedy series “House of Lies.” Photo courtesy of Showtime

Business-school grad is a new cast member on Showtime’s ‘House of Lies’

Rob Gleeson (BSBA ’10) isn’t just a business-school grad in real life — he also plays one on TV. Gleeson, 26, has been cast as Jeffrey, a quiet, intense “numbers guy,” on season three of Showtime’s comedy series “House of Lies,” which stars Denver native Don Cheadle as a ruthless […]

Students man the social-media hub during a recent hockey game. Photo: DU Athletics

Social-media hub lets Pioneers fans follow their teams online

Pioneer pride has gone digital. During Homecoming and Family Weekend in October, DU’s Division of Athletics and Recreation launched Denver Digital, the first social-media hub on campus. The cyber-heart of Pioneer sports is in a corner of the Magness Arena press box, overlooking the hockey rink and basketball court. With […]

Morgridge graduate students participate in research and hands-on learning experiences through the Fisher Early Childhood Learning Center.

Donne and Sue Fisher make $5 million gift to University of Denver

Donne and Sue Fisher are investing $5 million in the future of early childhood education through a gift to the University of Denver. Longtime supporters of the University whose generosity named the Fisher Early Learning Center at its inception, the Fishers demonstrate their ongoing visionary commitment to young children through […]

Korbel directors team up for book on the ‘Syria dilemma’

Korbel directors team up for book on the ‘Syria dilemma’

Editor’s note: In a recent New York Times op-ed, Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel of the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies argue that it’s time to use force to save starving Syrians.  Their acclaimed book, “The Syria Dilemma,” puts the country’s challenges in context. For the world’s […]

Former Pioneer Paul Stastny named to 2014 U.S. Olympic hockey team

Paul Stastny, a former University of Denver hockey standout and current member of the Colorado Avalanche,  has been selected as a member of the 2014 United States Olympic Ice Hockey Team. The announcement was made at Michigan Stadium Wednesday as part of the festivities at the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter […]

The DU campus as it looked in the early 1900s.

University celebrates 150th anniversary with calendar of special events

It took many decades for the University of Denver to become the school it is today, but the institution has its roots in 1864, when the Colorado Seminary — as the University was chartered — was founded by John Evans and a group of prominent Denver citizens. Evans previously had […]

An interdisciplinary faculty-student-robot research team based out of the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science is conducting a pilot study exploring whether humanoid robots like NAO can improve social and communication skills in children with autism spectrum disorders. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Tech-savvy research team aims to help kids with autism disorders

A year ago, when her son Bobby, now 10, was first diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Jamie Lee wasn’t surprised. “By age 2, he didn’t crawl,” she recalls. “And there were other developmental issues.” Although she wasn’t taken aback by the diagnosis, she was daunted by the parenting […]

Erin Husi, a senior environmental science and international studies double major, worked an unpaid internship at Sprout City Farms, a Denver-based nonprofit that cultivates urban farms on underutilized land.

Summer internships give students a taste of the working life

There’s no doubt University of Denver students learn a lot in the classroom. But savvy students know that taking that classroom experience into the real world is a great way to boost a resumé and to explore career options. Students look for internships in a variety of ways, but many […]

Susan Claassen has staged her one-woman show “A Conversation With Edith Head” all over the world. Photo: Tim Fuller

Alumna pays tribute to a show-biz legend

When she died — in 1981, at the age of 83 — costume designer Edith Head was, in show-biz parlance, a tough act to follow. In her decades-long Hollywood career, Head won a whopping eight Oscars and dressed everyone from Ginger Rogers and Bette Davis to Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor […]

Hellen Kassa helped create the film "Sincerely Ethiopia" to shed some light on the positive things happening in the country. Photo courtesy of Hellen Kassa

Alumna Hellen Kassa spreads the good word about Ethiopia

Growing up in Denver, Ethiopia-born Hellen Kassa (BA ’12) knew her classmates weren’t getting the whole picture when it came to her homeland. “Any time I was in school or in class, people were like, ‘Oh, you’re from Ethiopia? What’s that like?’ It was very negative,” she says. “It was […]

The sold-out Korbel Dinner featured two-term former President George W. Bush as its special guest and keynote speaker. Photo: Bernard Wooten

George W. Bush is featured guest at Korbel Dinner

The University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies raised more than $670,000 at its 16th annual Korbel Dinner on Sept. 9. The funds will support scholarships, faculty research and programs. The sold-out event featured two-term former President George W. Bush as its special guest and keynote speaker. The […]

Inside Lacrosse magazine ranked DU’s incoming class No. 11 — the highest rank since Tierney joined the Pioneers in 2009. Photo: DU Athletics

Lacrosse teams look to build on successes of last season

After the dust had settled and the tears had dried, in the months after the University of Denver men’s lacrosse season ended so discouragingly, coach Bill Tierney could only shake his head, recalling how the bitter end unfolded. “There hadn’t been any penalties the whole game,” Tierney says. “Then, to […]