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This month in history: February

This month in history: February

Pioneers basketball vs. People’s Republic of China February 1980   On Feb. 2, 1980, the DU Fieldhouse played host to an international athletic competition when the Pioneers men’s basketball team took on the People’s Republic of China’s Junior National Team in an exhibition scrimmage. Although the young team was “quick […]

Chancellor modifies senior advancement leadership

Staff changes are occurring in University Advancement that are designed to further strengthen DU’s fundraising efforts as ASCEND: The Campaign for the University of Denver continues. Chancellor Robert Coombe announced today that Ed Harris, vice chancellor of University Advancement, is moving into the newly created position of chief development officer […]

Harris’ time at DU launches NASA career

Harris’ time at DU launches NASA career

Philip Harris’ degrees in computer science and Russian from the University of Denver will allow the 24-year-old to launch a career in flight planning and operations for the International Space Station — splitting time between Moscow and NASA Mission Control in Houston while he works on flight control software and […]

Former DU art teacher was a ‘dynamic, tremendous’ artist

Former DU art teacher was a ‘dynamic, tremendous’ artist

When Ed Stein (BFA ’69) walked into Roger Kotoske’s introductory art course, he immediately felt intimidated.  “I realized fast I wasn’t very good at what I did,” Stein says. “There were all kinds of things that kids knew that I didn’t. In spite of all that, [Kotoske] was an inspiring […]

Stastny to play in first NHL all-star game

Stastny to play in first NHL all-star game

Former University of Denver All-American Paul Stastny has been added to the 2011 NHL All-Star Game roster. Stastny joins Colorado Avalanche teammate Matt Duchene at the 58th NHL All-Star Game, which will start a 2 p.m. MST on Jan. 30 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C. Stastny, 25, will […]

Pioneers to head to the hills for Winter Carnival

A lively DU tradition will break up the winter doldrums and give students a chance to celebrate the season on campus and at Winter Park Resort. DU’s annual Winter Carnival — organized by the DU Programming Board (DUPB) — will be held from Feb. 4–13. “Winter Carnival is one of […]

Research equals policy, passion for alum

Research equals policy, passion for alum

Lisa Piscopo (PhD geography ’05) is busy. The adjunct professor, sought-after public speaker and vice president of research for the Colorado Children’s Campaign spent a good part of late last year preparing an assessment of children’s well being over the past 10 years to better inform state legislators about what […]

Daniels to offer Summer Business Institute for non-business majors

Marketing, finance and leadership are everyday topics for workers in corporate America. Now, non-business majors at the University of Denver can be exposed to these concepts through the Daniels College of Business Summer Business Institute. The intensive, three-week business and leadership crash course will give students the confidence and knowledge […]

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 […]

Pioneers Top 10: States where DU alumni reside

Pioneers Top 10: States where DU alumni reside

Most DU alumni hail from Colorado, followed by California and Texas.

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 […]

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 […]

Higher education is a public good and civil right, says state higher ed leader

Higher education is a public good and civil right, says state higher ed leader

In Nov. 2009, Gov. Ritter appointed Rico Munn (JD ’96) executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Munn says it’s important for Coloradans to remember that higher education benefits everyone. “It’s not just to the advantage of individuals, but it serves our entire community when we have an […]

The last living member of the Beat inner circle, alumna Carolyn Cassady has her own tale to tell.

It is both a legacy and a burden to be at the epicenter of a social movement. Alumna Carolyn Cassady, a DU theatre and fine arts master’s student in 1946–47, is the last surviving member of the original Beat clan. She has spent a lifetime recounting the colorful life and […]