Archive for July, 2010

Celebrities to smile on campus—for a good cause

Celebrities like Jessica Simpson get to show off their smiles on a regular basis but not everyone is that lucky — something the pop star and International Youth Ambassador for Operation Smile knows. That’s why Simpson will give the opening night keynote address for Operation Smile’s 18th annual International Student […]

Pioneers Top 10 August 2010

Pioneers Top 10 August 2010

Progressive rock albums   1. The Beatles: Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) 2. The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Ladyland (1968) 3. Yes: Close to the Edge (1972) 4. Genesis: Foxtrot (1972) 5. Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon (1973) 6. Led Zeppelin: Houses of the Holy (1973) […]

For the bookshelf: Gall-Lakota War Chief

For the bookshelf: Gall-Lakota War Chief

Gall: Lakota War Chief By Robert Larson (BA ’50, MA ’53) University of Oklahoma Press, 2007 Retired history professor Robert Larson has written the first-ever scholarly biography of the Gall, a Lakota leader who fought alongside Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. Drawing on six years of research, including interviews with […]

This month in history: August

This month in history: August

Gas line rocks Zingers’ plans to roll

The dining area is decorated and the chicken nuggets are at the fryer. The secret seasoning’s been mixed and the salads are aching to be tossed. Ma’s Coleslaw waits in the wings. All Zingers needs to be the newest restaurant at 2075 S. University Blvd. is a bigger gas line. […]

DU to host Maccabi Games events

Shalom, young Jewish athletes.  This weekend, thousands of competitors from across the country will arrive at DU to participate in the Maccabi Games, or the “Jewish Olympics.” DU will host several athletic competitions, along with other Denver-area venues, Aug. 1–5. The Maccabi Games introduce a range of Olympic-style sports designed […]

Art Jones recognized by musician’s organization for putting spirit into spirituals

Art Jones recognized by musician’s organization for putting spirit into spirituals

Arthur Jones, clinical professor of culture and psychology at the Women’s College, has spent a good portion of his career preserving the songs and music of enslaved Africans in America. Recently, his work was recognized by the National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM). Each year, the organization honors the work of […]

Spotted! DU’s best of the web roundup for July 29, 2010

DU’s Morgridge College of Education to help K-12 private and charter schools better manage and integrate student information

The Morgridge College of Education will implement a new data management tool to help school districts better manage, store and retrieve student data.

Alum captures military experiences in memoir

Alum captures military experiences in memoir

David Ballentine has many titles: PhD, DU alum, college instructor, Marine. But the one whose significance he finds increases with age is the designation Vietnam combat veteran. “I think the older a person gets, the larger looms the experience of war in his life,” Ballentine says. “When I got back, […]

Pioneer Leadership students tackle big issues

Global poverty, the self-esteem of teenage girls, affordable access to health care, education and senior resources were some of the issues tackled by this year’s Pioneer Leadership Program (PLP) students.  At the beginning of the year, the 13 sophomore teams started their projects with a simple question: “When you think […]

DU program director moves from the lecture hall to council chambers

DU program director moves from the lecture hall to council chambers

Not only is Linda Olson talking the talk, she’s walking the walk.  Olson directs the University of Denver’s Pioneer Leadership Program, which is dedicated to developing leadership in the University’s most talented undergraduate students and encouraging them to work to improve communities around the world. But Olson recently took on […]

Spotted! DU’s best of the web roundup for July 22, 2010

Alumna mixes religion, art at Mother Cabrini shrine

Of all the volunteer “missioners” serving at Mother Cabrini Shrine in Golden, Colo., this summer, Mary Beth Koszut is probably the only one who also has paintings on display at a major Denver gallery. Her work is featured in Collective Singular, a group show at Core New Art Space that […]

Natatorium upgrades to make a big splash for swimmers

It’s time to clear the air over swimming pool water. It’s understandable that competitive swimmers would like water as fresh and clean as possible. Turns out, though, that the foot or so of air above the water is just as important. “The 12 inches of air that floats on the […]