Magazine Feature

Colorado listens when Von Stroh makes house call

When DU management Professor Gordon Von Stroh began his quarterly Denver rental housing survey in 1981, a standard apartment near campus was in a stark, box-like building with few amenities. Bedrooms were small, parking was on the street and few complexes had landscaping, let alone swimming pools or laundry facilities. […]

Uthgenannt remains a sports competitor

At 73, Ernie Uthgenannt (BS civil engineering ’58, MA mathematics ’59), is still a sports triple threat. Competing in the 70+ age bracket, last year Uthgenannt won the U.S. Tennis Association New England doubles championship and placed second with his brother at the Housatonic Regatta sculling event. Uthgenannt also helped his […]

Suzuki creates kaleidoscopic paintings

Suzuki creates kaleidoscopic paintings

Jack Suzuki (BA liberal arts ’47) is making a colorful splash at the University of Colorado at Denver’s Auraria Library. More than 40 of his kaleidoscopic abstract paintings hang on the library walls and he’s constantly adding to the display. The 92-year-old artist first picked up a paintbrush 15 years […]

DU enters emerging field of nanotechnology

The future of technology is hard to forecast, but scientists seem to agree on one prediction: Nanotechnology—the science of building materials and machines atom by atom—will play a major part in it. DU is taking steps to become a big player in the small technology. In the summer of 2005, […]

Pioneers Athletics creates, fills new community relations position

DU has created a new position in the Pioneers Athletics program devoted to developing diversity awareness and social-justice education initiatives. Anthony Daniels was hired as the associate athletic director for diversity and community relations. Daniels was the assistant athletic director at the University of Kansas (KU) where he managed the […]

DU ranked in U.S.News & World Report’s Top 100

U.S.News & World Report’s annual college rankings for undergraduate education, released this week, place the University of Denver among the nation’s top 100 doctoral universities. The University of Denver ranked No. 88, compared to No. 85 last year. DU tied with tied with Auburn University, Howard University, and the universities […]

Lamont School of Music offers master classes with world-respected musicians

On any given day, music pours out of the Newman Center for the Performing Arts as students at the Lamont School of Music practice under the watchful eyes, and ears, of their professors. Since last fall, Lamont has offered students the opportunity to play for visiting musicians through the school’s […]

Grandbois takes circuitous route to literary success

Peter Grandbois took a long and winding road—through Boulder, Chicago and Spain, through the fencing and business worlds. Now he’s living his dream. He graduated this summer from DU with a PhD in creative writing and literature, his first novel is on bookshelves and he started teaching. The Gravedigger (Chronicle […]

Better backpack launches alum’s career

Students, commuters and anyone else who has ever used a backpack knows how difficult it is to keep things organized while on the go. University of Denver graduate Ian Ivarson realized there’s a better way. He created the “Ivar System”—soft shelves that keep books, papers and other necessities separate and […]

Parking services gives violators the boot

Buddy Knox, manager of parking services at DU, says he wants to “make the fine fit the crime.” Come Sept. 1, Knox will implement several new changes to parking on campus, including installing boots on egregious violators’ vehicles.  Non-payment of three or more parking citations in a year, displaying an […]

Intern works in groundbreaking sensory therapy center

In the span of an hour, senior psychology major Jenny Oertell watched an inconsolable autistic boy transform after listening to Mozart through special headphones and playing in a gym where a variety of textures, activities and colors were at his disposal.  As an intern at the Sensory Therapies and Research (STAR) […]

High school grads get lessons for a lifetime

Joanna Burciaga hasn’t stepped foot into her first college class, but she’s already learned valuable lessons thanks to the Daniels Fund Scholarship program she attended at DU in mid July. “The whole week has made me really excited about college. But, I’ve also learned a lot that I’ll use for […]

Women’s group celebrates 50 years in the books

When a young Robert Coombe and his family moved to Denver in 1956, the University of Denver was facing the same tough financial times it would face when he joined the faculty nearly three decades later. While the 7-year-old Coombe was pulling books from his neighborhood bookmobile, DU officials were […]

Human rights advocacy the dream for recent grad

Anjali Nanda won’t earn a cent from her six-month internship starting next month, but the recent DU graduate is confident that the experience—working for the Robert Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights—will be worth the financial hardship. The Kennedy family founded the Washington, D.C., based memorial in 1968 to continue […]

Personal connections are the joy for Johnston

After 60 years of teaching—on three campuses and under nine chancellors—Daniels College of Business Professor James “JJ” Johnston administered his last test in June. Johnston, who taught business law at DU since 1946, will remain with Daniels for the next year as a special adviser to Dean Karen Newman. The […]