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DU students to mark MLK holiday

DU students, faculty and staff will participate in several events to mark the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 17. DU’s Black Student Alliance is coordinating group participation in Denver’s annual Marade — a combination march and parade — from City Park to Civic Center Park. The annual event […]

Neighborhood group WUCA gives last gasp at age 35

The West University Community Association­ (WUCA) — which has represented residents west of DU since 1976 — has decided to disband. A general meeting to elect officers Wednesday failed to field the 12 people the city requires by Jan. 31 of each year so the group is recognized as a […]

Carl’s Jr. on Evans shuts down the grill

The Carl’s Jr. hamburger stand at 1535 E. Evans Ave. closed Dec. 30 and is seeking a new tenant for the property, a spokesman says. “We control the building and are exploring all our options,” said Austin Rosen, vice president of real estate and business development for By The Rockies […]

Winter Carnival celebrates 50 years of frosty fun

Winter Carnival celebrates 50 years of frosty fun

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Winter Carnival, a favorite Pioneers tradition. The first Winter Carnival was held the weekend of Jan. 13, 1961, and was sponsored by the Pioneer Ski Club. Although that weekend included a Friday the 13th, the date was selected because it coincided with NCAA […]

Two DU poets win national arts grants

Two DU poets win national arts grants

Two poets with DU ties were among 42 poets from across the nation awarded literature fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in November 2010. Sandra Meek (PhD poetry ’95) and current PhD student Jennifer Denrow each were awarded $25,000, as were the 40 other grant recipients. According […]

Here come the judges, Supreme Court hears case on campus

The Colorado Supreme Court is coming to the University of Denver Jan. 20 to hear two cases at the Sturm College of Law as part of the court’s annual outreach program. Among the cases will be one that law professor Don Smith says experts are calling the “Colorado water law […]

Smugs closes to gather itself for possible new run

Smugs, a DU student and neighborhood gathering place on South Downing Street and Evans Avenue, has closed for major renovations. New Year’s Eve was the bar and grill’s last evening, pending resolution of plumbing and sewer line issues that led to the decision to shut down, says proprietor Matt Landy. […]

Middle East expert says we’re worse off 10 years after 9/11

Fawaz Gerges, an expert on the Middle East, told the Bridges to the Future audience that America’s response to the 9/11 attacks has backfired and put the country in a more dangerous situation than it was 10 years ago. Gerges, professor of international relations of the Middle East from the […]

Colorado native and DU alum Pete Coors named Citizen of the West

Colorado native and DU alum Pete Coors named Citizen of the West

The National Western Stock Show recently honored DU alumnus Pete Coors (MBA ’79) as its 2011 Citizen of the West. With a family history dating back to before Colorado’s statehood, Coors is a fourth generation Coloradan and the second in his family to receive the honor. William Coors, Pete’s uncle […]

Skew infuses quick-casual Asian cuisine with four-star style

Skew infuses quick-casual Asian cuisine with four-star style

Skew — a new restaurant that seeks to turn steak, chicken, pork and seafood into “art on a stick” — opened its doors Jan. 10 in space vacated by Stick-e Star in April 2010. The new eatery at 2070 S. University Blvd. offers 41 grilled or fried “skews” for eat-in […]

History professor writes for NYTimes “Disunion” series

On Oct. 31, 2010, the New York Times began an unusual news series that tracks the nation’s secession crisis and ensuing Civil War. The “Disunion” series follows the events of the crisis on a daily basis from several angles. DU’s Susan Schulten, associate professor of history, was asked to contribute […]

Alum runs one of the world’s top ski complexes

Alum runs one of the world’s top ski complexes

A lifelong skier who learned the sport on a tiny ski hill in Wisconsin, Aspen Skiing Co. CEO and President Mike Kaplan (MBA ’93) now runs one of the world’s top ski complexes at four resorts in the Rockies. Kaplan hopes SkiCo will build on its success in the 2009–10 […]

Research updates January 2011

Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Siavash Pourkamali has received a National Science Foundation CAREER grant—one of the NSF’s most prestigious awards. It supports junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission […]

New law school adjunct to teach resiliency

New law school adjunct to teach resiliency

When she steps into a classroom at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law this semester, Rebecca Watson will draw her lesson plans from real life rather than the pages of a law book. And what she’ll tell her students — many of whom are on the verge of […]

DU gymnastics tumbles into a tough season

DU gymnastics tumbles into a tough season

The DU gymnastics team is chalking up its hands for its home opener this weekend. And, they’ll have those hands full. The seventh-ranked Georgia Bulldogs, winners of 10 NCAA national championships, visit Magness Arena along with BYU and Air Force. “Our preseason is fairly long so everyone’s anxious to get […]