Archive for February, 2014

Winter Carnival welcomes DU community

Winter Carnival welcomes DU community

Winter Carnival, a University of Denver student tradition for 53 years, carved new ground this year, opening its gates to faculty, staff, alumni and their guests. “We’ve had opportunities for the faculty and staff to register before, but officially, this was the first year,” says Jill Duffy, assistant director of […]

Pioneers shine at Sochi, have Paralympics presence

The Games of the XXII Winter Olympiad in Sochi, Russia, have come to a close, and once again, the University of Denver was well-represented. Performing to the greatest level of achievement for the Pioneers was Kevin Dineen, head coach of the Canadian women’s hockey team. Dineen (attd. 1981–83), a former […]

University celebrates sesquicentennial with 1864 Week

Every March the University of Denver celebrates its legacy with Founders Day, a celebration of the people that have helped shape the school. This year, in honor of DU’s 150th anniversary, the Founders Day celebration will last all week. Dubbed 1864 Week, the week of Feb. 28 through March 7 […]

Korbel students claim No. 1 spot on Peace Corps list

The University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies is the No. 1 Peace Corps volunteer-producing graduate school in the U.S., with 23 students currently serving abroad. Most of the Korbel students are enrolled in the school’s Peace Corps Master’s International Program. Students enrolled in the program typically spend […]

Swimming and diving teams win Summit League Championship

The University of Denver swimming and diving teams claimed 10 event wins to clinch the Summit League Championship title in the final day of competition at IUPUI in Indianapolis on Saturday. DU’s men won the title with 1018.5 points, while the women claimed the title with 1017.5 points. This is […]

“Colorado Experience” will feature the University of Denver in a new episode premiering Feb. 27.

DU history episode kicks off new season of RMPBS’ ‘Colorado Experience’

Editor’s Note: For those who missed the February broadcast of Rocky Mountain PBS’ “Colorado Experience: University of Denver,” the episode is posted below. In addition, Chancellor Robert Coombe sat down with RMPBS CEO Doug Price to discuss his pending retirement and years as the institution’s chief executive on the Feb. […]

Iranian foreign minister makes virtual return to his alma mater

More than 200 students, faculty and community members came to the University of Denver’s Anderson Academic Commons on Tuesday to sit in on a historic conversation between Mohammad Javad Zarif, minister of foreign affairs for the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Christopher Hill, former U.S. ambassador and current dean of […]

Interview: Luc Beaudoin, associate provost for internationalization

Interview: Luc Beaudoin, associate provost for internationalization

As the University’s associate provost for internationalization, Luc Beaudoin oversees the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), the English Language Center (ELC) and the Office of International Education, which administers study abroad programs. Beaudoin sat down with the University of Denver Magazine to discuss DU’s internationalization efforts. This […]

The Global Game Jam challenged teams to create a video game in 48 hours. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Video game makers assemble at DU for global jam

It’s not often you see students giving up a weekend in the pursuit of art. But such was the case in late January, when approximately 50 University of Denver students joined other members of the city’s game-making community for the 2014 Global Game Jam, a worldwide event that challenges teams […]

Matt Damon and George Clooney in "Monuments Men."

History professor tells the real story behind Clooney’s ‘Monuments Men’

Based on Robert Edsel’s book of the same title, George Clooney’s latest film, “The Monuments Men,” tells the true story of American and European art experts who recovered several million cultural objects from Nazi art repositories at the end of World War II. Elizabeth Campbell Karlsgodt, an associate professor of history […]

Author consults DU cookbook collection for study of soul food

Author consults DU cookbook collection for study of soul food

Part of the Special Collections at the University of Denver’s Anderson Academic Commons, the Husted Cookery Collection consists of more than 9,000 books, magazines and pamphlets published over a span of 400 years, all about food and cooking. There’s more than inspiration for a special meal here. There is, in […]

Political science professor blogs on political parties for Washington Post

In a blog published today on the Washington Post website,  Seth Masket, a political science professor at the University of Denver, argues that political parties today aren’t fragmented, as is often argued, but rather are networked. “The modern American party is a network in this sense: It is a collection […]

Senior fuses biology and geography in study of health care

Senior fuses biology and geography in study of health care

When senior Jacqueline Smith came to the University of Denver four years ago, she intended to prepare for a career as a physician. “Originally I wanted to go to med school,” she recalls. “I’d always wanted to since I was a child.” That goal shifted over time, as she took […]

Lamont Symphony remembers Ansel Adams at Feb. 13 concert

The Lamont Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the legacies of iconic American artist Ansel Adams and pioneering composer Ernst Bacon at a special concert on Feb. 13. The concert features the Colorado premiere of Bacon’s “Remembering Ansel Adams,” his tribute to the famed photographer of the American West. Adams’ black-and-white images […]

Professor studies childhood immunization issues

The number of parents who opt out of required vaccinations for their children is growing, and Jennifer Reich, associate professor in the department of sociology and criminology, has been studying this behavior and potential ramifications for children and society. Reich’s research started with a focus on parents who reject vaccines […]