Archive for January, 2009

Professor to President: Engage countries where U.S. interests lie

Jack Donnelly, a professor of human rights at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, wants to see President Barack Obama talking with countries where the United States has interests. “I’d like to see the president and his administration engage with those countries that were […]

Host of Christian talk show stresses value of dialogue

Lori Carrell (PhD speech communication ’91) has regular conversations about God — in front of a television camera. Carrell hosts “Ask God,” a weekly Christian TV talk show. The program, offered on the Total Living Network and JCTV, is available to 60 million viewers in five cities in the Midwest, […]

‘Bush had it right’ Gov. Ritter tells DU immigration panel

Colorado’s Democratic governor endorsed a Republican president’s proposed guest worker policy Jan. 29 before a University of Denver panel studying immigration. “George Bush had it right,” said Gov. Bill Ritter. “It’s time we bring these immigrants out of the shadows and recognize their contribution to the economy.” Ritter endorsed the […]

English lecturer explores shades of black

Sidra Smith Wahaltere likes to explore how people define themselves racially, especially between the 1880s and 1920s. It’s a topic up for discussion at Wahaltere’s upcoming salon, “Shades of Black: Words and Images of the Harlem Renaissance,” Feb. 9 and 16. Wahaltere, a lecturer in DU’s English department, says authors […]

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet to perform eclectic repertoire Jan. 31

Anyone who loves the guitar should see the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet perform on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall, says Stephen Seifert, executive director of the Newman Center. The quartet has performed for 27 years, recorded over a dozen albums and won […]

DU joins lawsuit against Amendment 54

The University of Denver has joined a lawsuit against Colorado’s Amendment 54, asserting that it is unconstitutional. The case was filed today in district court in the City and County of Denver. Voters passed the constitutional amendment in November; it went into effect on Dec. 31, 2008. Amendment 54 restricts […]

Civic engagement center appoints Van Leeuwen to lead immersion programs

The University of Denver’s Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) has hired mayoral appointee Jamie Van Leeuwen, project manager of Denver’s Road Home and chair of the Mayor’s Drug Strategy Commission, to coordinate and lead the center’s domestic and international immersion programs. Immersion programs — on-site programs ranging […]

Water to have greener, cleaner future

It’s a problem that affects everyone — cities, rural areas, farms, factories and countries both rich and poor: waste. But a team of scientists at the University of Denver is exploring breakthrough technologies that use simple properties to solve the vexing problem. Using what’s known as a Vertical Tube Reactor […]

Outdoors is the in thing with alumnus

To most people getting a roof over their head is part of the American dream. Don’t count Ford Church (BSBA ’98) as “most people.” For him, the sky and stars make the best roof. It’s something he’s thought since he was an eighth grader when a weeklong backpacking trip in […]

Polar Bear Run to kick off Winter Carnival

DU Pioneers will celebrate the sunny days of winter during the Winter Carnival, a weeklong series of events culminating in an on-mountain celebration at Winter Park Resort. Winter Carnival is one of three flagship events hosted each year by the DU Programs Board. The 49th annual Winter Carnival kicks off […]