Archive for March, 2014

19 DU hockey players honored as NCHC Academic All-Conference

The University of Denver had a total of 19 players honored as Academic All-Conference selections, including sophomore Gabe Levin, who was selected to the eight-member National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Scholar-Athlete Team, conference officials announced Tuesday. Joining Levin as Denver’s NCHC Academic All-Conference selections were Grant Arnold, Wade Bennett, Sam […]

Women’s basketball loses to South Dakota in Summit League Championship

University of Denver senior forward Desiree Hunter had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, but the No. 6-seeded Pioneers fell 82-71 to No. 4-seeded South Dakota in The Summit League Championship at Sioux Falls Arena on Tuesday. Sophomore guard Paige Bradley earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team, […]

Men’s basketball falls to North Dakota State in Summit League Semifinals

The University of Denver men’s basketball team fell 83-48 to No. 1 seed North Dakota State in The Summit League Championship Semifinal at Sioux Falls Arena on Monday night. Senior Chris Udofia had 12 points and six rebounds for the Pioneers, ending his career with 1,501 points, 603 rebounds, 349 […]

Milberg and Corea make DU swimming history with conference three-peat

University of Denver student-athletes Kyle Milberg and Samantha Corea became the first NCAA Division I swimmers to be named Swimmers of the Year in three different conferences after picking up their third straight conference honors at The Summit League Swimming and Diving Championships on Feb. 22. “Both of these athletes […]

Men’s basketball advances to Summit League Semifinals

University of Denver junior Brett Olson led the Pioneers to a 71-55 win over South Dakota in The Summit League Championship Quarterfinals Sunday night at Sioux Falls Arena. The Pioneers finished the game on a 21-10 run to advance to the Summit League Championship Semifinals on at 5 p.m. MDT […]

Denver Skiing Wins 22nd NCAA Championship

University of Denver junior Espen Lysdahl won his second NCAA individual championship in slalom, helping the Pioneers secure their 22nd skiing national title last week in Park City, Utah. This marks the eighth championship since 2000 and fourth title for the Pioneers in the past seven years. “We didn’t miss […]

DU sophomore places sixth in 2014 Sochi Paralympics

University of Denver sophomore Jamie Stanton earned the highest finish for an American in the men’s Super G at the 2014 Sochi Paralympics on Sunday. Stanton began the day with a bib number of 37 and finished 3.74 seconds behind Austria’s Markus Salcher. “It is an unbelievable feeling to be […]

Hockey team opens postseason play Thursday in Omaha

Hockey team opens postseason play Thursday in Omaha

After losing to the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks in their regular-season finale Saturday night at Magness Arena, the University of Denver Pioneers will open the 2014 National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) playoffs Thursday night at No. 3 seed Omaha in the opening game of the best-of-three series at CenturyLink Arena. Puck […]

Public Policy alum leads the way in education

Dan Schaller (MPP ’10) started the master’s program at the University of Denver’s Institute for Public Policy Studies as a high school teacher interested in exploring ways he could engage in and influence the larger education debate. Now he is leading the way as director of advocacy with the Colorado […]

DU at 150: Art Professor Maynard Tischler left his mark on the University

DU at 150: Art Professor Maynard Tischler left his mark on the University

Brewster Hanson (BFA ’74) recalls one night in the early 1970s when DU ceramics Professor Maynard Tischler and his students stayed up all night firing pieces in a wood kiln. When Tischler took his piece—a large platter—out of the fire, he set it on the ground right in front of […]

DU athletes headed to Sochi for Paralympics

DU athletes headed to Sochi for Paralympics

Closely following the Winter Olympics, the 2014 Paralympic Games begin Friday, also in Sochi, Russia, and just like at the Olympics, the University of Denver will be well represented. Two alpine skiers, alumna Allison Jones (BSME ’07) and current student Jamie Stanton, are among the 80-person American team that comprises […]

"Hopefully we’ll see people get health care, and get healthier, and see health care costs go down — that’s my motivation for of all this,” says Melanie Hererra Bortz. Photo courtesy of Melanie Hererra Bortz

Alumna helps spread the word about Obamacare

It hasn’t been an easy path for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). October’s launch of the exchanges — the online marketplaces where Americans shop and sign up for health plans under the law — was rocky, at best. Sign-ups have been lower than expected, and as the March 31 deadline […]


Engineering researchers team with student-athletes for injury study

Researchers from the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering in the University of Denver’s Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science have been spending a lot of their time in the Ritchie Center for Sports & Wellness lately, helping DU swimmers avoid injury and improve performance. Recognizing that […]

Women’s basketball team earns No. 6 seed in Summit League Tournament

The University of Denver enters as the sixth seed in this year’s Summit League Women’s Basketball Championship. The tournament begins Saturday in Sioux Falls, S.D., where one of seven teams will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Denver will play third seed Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) […]

1864 Challenge shoots for 186,400 community service hours

At the University of Denver, community service is a way of life that starts with the University’s vision — to be a great private university dedicated to the public good — and continues through the lives of students, alumni, faculty and staff. “Universities have choices about how they are going […]