Articles written by: Elizabeth Fritzler

DU bowls over competition in bioethics conference

DU bowls over competition in bioethics conference

Organs are sold on the black market. Ethnic minorities unwittingly become subjects for medical research. Medical students practice on cadavers without consent. Sound like a horror movie? DU junior Tiffany Montano doesn’t think so. The public policy and philosophy major from Denver debated these topics and others with her team […]

DU student group aims to eradicate polio

The motto, “Service above self,” says it all. With 1.2 million members worldwide, Rotary International is a massive network of individuals dedicated to community service. But DU’s own Rotaract Club, a student chapter of Rotary International, strives to involve even more people — especially a younger demographic — by completing […]

Wildlife takes the spotlight in ethics conference

Earth Week isn’t just about the environment; it’s also about animals. And when it comes to animal ethics, humans must speak up. In honor of Earth Week, DU’s Institute for Human-Animal Connection at the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) will host its second annual conference, “Animals Matter: Perspectives in […]

DU alumnus knows the ropes in new overseas youth project

DU alumnus knows the ropes in new overseas youth project

In Gulu, Uganda, Ben Porter (BM ’01) is a long way from his favorite instrument, the cello. The Lamont School of Music grad left his home in Fort Collins, Colo., in 2002 to pursue rehabilitation projects around the globe, but he has never abandoned his love for music. After developing […]

No need for hysteria, Mayan expert says

Watch out, Hollywood. A real 2012 expert is about to contradict the catastrophe predicted for the end of the Mayan calendar. Some people think Dec. 21, 2012 will be an apocalypse. Others don’t believe the hype and think it’ll be just another day in history. But Mayan spiritual guide Miguel […]

DU alum thinks out of the box for latest mystery

DU alumnus and mystery writer C.J. Box (BA ’81) will sign and read excerpts from his latest book, Nowhere to Run at 5 p.m. April 9 at Denver-area murder mystery bookstore Murder by the Book. Nowhere to Run is part of a 10-book series featuring protagonist Joe Pickett, a Wyoming […]

Progress comes in volumes from DU’s Pardee Center

Three DU researchers recently released Advancing Global Education, the second volume of the Patterns of Potential Human Progress series. Each year, the series provides a thorough analysis on an array of issues, such as poverty and health, and then predicts trends based on the data. “We look at what’s going […]

DU to host third annual HIV/AIDS fundraiser, Cook-Off for a Cause

The third annual Cook-Off for a Cause, a fundraiser for the Women’s Lighthouse Project (WLP) runs from 6–10 p.m. March 12 at DU’s School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. The WLP is a nonprofit advocacy group for women with HIV/AIDS. Four local chef and celebrity pairs will team up […]

New class shows how religion influences history

Arthur Gilbert, who is known for his distinctive courses, once again has a full roster for his new class, Apocalypse Now. In the class, Gilbert, a DU professor of international studies, uses a historical approach to teach how global figures and events have shaped present day policies. His ultimate goal […]

DU-based amateur swim club reaches top of the hill

The DU Hilltoppers swim team recently won a 2010 gold medal from the USA Swimming Club Excellence Program. This makes the Hilltoppers the only Colorado team ever to achieve gold medal status. The Hilltoppers earned 26,115 points, placing them 13th among the highest point-scoring clubs in the program. To earn […]

Penrose to offer more extended hours for winter quarter

Due to high student demand, Penrose Library will increase its extended hours this quarter to accommodate the study period for finals week. “We’ve noticed that students are staying later and later,” said Bethany Sewell, Access Services Librarian. “Last fall quarter there were up to 300 students still in the library […]

Pioneers chosen in professional soccer drafts

DU soccer stand-outs Kris Banghart and Taryn Hemmings recently were chosen in their 2010 professional soccer drafts. During his time as a Pioneer, defenseman Banghart served as senior co-captain. He was part of the Pioneers’ first Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship and their first NCAA tournament appearance in 2008. Banghart, […]

Three DU alumni are named among Denver’s most influential people

University of Denver alumni Terrance Carroll (JD ’05), Pete Coors (MBA ’70) and Ted Trimpa (BA economics ’89, JD ’93) recently were named among 5280 magazine’s “50 Most Influential People in Denver.” 5280 is an arts and entertainment magazine featuring Denver’s culture and events. Carroll, Coors and Trimpa were recognized […]