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Budget reflects solid foundation, new challenges

The University’s fiscal-year 2007 budget shows strong financial underpinnings, and DU will increase its operating margin from $3 million to $5 million, according to the budget proposal approved in June by the Board of Trustees. The purpose of the operating margin increase is to build reserves as a hedge against […]

DU duo, Lamont hit high note in tuba world

Tuba-teaching is a forte at the Lamont School of Music. The Lamont faculty includes two of the tuba world’s premiere figures. Kathy Aylsworth-Brantigan and Warren Deck—each with decades of experience in pedagogy and performance—tutor tuba with the best of them. And this summer, DU was the center of the known […]

Students build homes from start to finish

From groundbreaking to closing, students in the Daniels College of Business Residential Practicum course experience homebuilding firsthand. Part of the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management (RECM) program, the course pairs student teams with home building companies to build a home from start to finish. The teams form […]

Denver art scene finds strength in numbers

Denver is generally known for its mountains and microbrews, but as the city grows, it is also commanding attention for its art. Art districts are everywhere in metro Denver. While there isn’t one in University Park, concentrations of galleries and studios have cropped up within a short drive—on Santa Fe […]

DU task force formed to address child care

Finding quality, affordable child care near the DU campus can be a challenge. Ask any faculty or staff member who has tried to find daycare, and you will often hear frustrating tales of yearlong wait lists and expensive tuition. A University task force has been formed to address the problem. […]

MBA candidate fishes to provide sustainable seafood

Luke Wiedel was fishing by the age of 2 and even has photos of himself in diapers holding a fishing pole. His love for fishing, fascination with the environment and curiosity about the Alaskan wilderness and the Pacific Ocean led him to start his own company, Fera Alaskan Seafood LLC. […]

Sex offenders no longer safe to surf

Convicted sex offenders don’t always go to prison. “Between 60 and 70 percent of all convicted sex offenders are placed on probation,” says Jim Tanner, president of KB Solutions Inc., a Boulder, Colo., consulting firm serving criminal justice and social service agencies. Since 2003, Tanner has been training parole and […]

Online ethics center guides users through deliberation

Some people make lists of pros and cons, others ask a friend for guidance and some send anonymous letters to advice columns. DU has another way to help people solve their ethical predicaments. Last January, the University launched the Center for Ethical Deliberation (CED), a Web site that guides the […]

Donnelly a pioneer in human rights scholarship

Jack Donnelly didn’t intend to become a pioneer in the study of human rights. As a PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, in the 1970s, Donnelly says he stumbled upon the topic while searching for a dissertation subject. He was a political theory and international relations student at […]

Councilwoman MacKenzie’s roots run deep at DU

Kathleen MacKenzie’s connection to the University of Denver has a history. The daughter of a DU graduate, some of her earliest memories include skating with her father at the old DU ice arena. As the second-term councilwoman for south Denver’s District 7—which includes DU and the surrounding neighborhoods—MacKenzie works with […]

Alumnus helps others make a difference

Paul Fischer received his MA in American history from DU in 1976, just a year after returning from Ethiopia where, as a Peace Corps volunteer, he taught English in a rural high school. Since then, he’s been a business owner, public affairs specialist and even a diplomat for the U.S. […]

DU genetics center studies trumpeter swan populations

A new study by DU’s Rocky Mountain Center for Conservation Genetics and Systematics (RMCCGS) is helping wildlife conservationists manage western trumpeter swan populations. Before their feathers became a fashion accessory in the late 1800s, the swans (Cygnus buccinator) lived throughout North America. By the 1930s, hunting had reduced them to […]

DMS links students with nonprofits

Businesses increasingly rely on Web sites and digital media to communicate with their clientele. But nonprofits often struggle to afford the services of a Web designer or marketing agency to help them capitalize on the medium. A program of the Digital Media Studies (DMS) department solves this problem by linking […]

Web site helps students grade professors

A hottie with a body. Speaks French, English, German, Russian and Japanese. An astounding scholar who is interested in philosophy and psychodynamic psychology. Helpful, easy to talk and listen to and very, very easy on the eyes.  Sound like a personal ad? It isn’t. It’s an evaluation of a DU […]

Arts program helps Aurora youth, strengthens neighborhood

The Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA) organization offers free, after-school art programs weekdays for youth from low economic levels and high crime areas. DAVA serves approximately 700 students per year.   When DAVA was created 12 years ago, the area had no after-school programs. Executive Director Susan Jenson, MA ’98, […]