Archive for December, 2010

Pianist Cedar Walton was once a DU jazzman

In 2010, Dallas-born and University of Denver-educated pianist Cedar Walton received the prestigious Jazz Masters Fellowship from the National Endowment for Arts. That award, established in 1982, is “the highest honor that our nation bestows on jazz artists” who, like Walton, “have reached the highest pinnacles of their art.” For […]

Research updates December 2010

Law Professor Rock Pring presented “Challenges in Creating and Improving Environmental Courts and Tribunals” at the University of Chile in Santiago, Chile, Oct. 27. Andrew Welch, a third year law student, wrote an article about full-body screenings and TSA procedures that will be published in the Transportation Law Journal. He […]

WeeCycle offers a helping hand to new moms

As new moms, Sunny Heydorn (JD ’02) and Jayme (Ship) Ritchie (JD ’04, LLM ’04) found out firsthand just how expensive baby gear — strollers, cribs, car seats — really is. And they realized just how quickly kids grow out of things, often leaving perfectly good items behind. So, inspired […]

This month in history: December

This month in history: December

Science Hall completed December 1912   Although it was the fourth building to pierce the skyline on the University Park campus — already home to University Hall, Chamberlin Observatory, and the Carnegie Library — Science Hall was the first University of Denver edifice devoted exclusively to the study of science. […]

For the bookshelf: Buffy in the Classroom

For the bookshelf: Buffy in the Classroom

Buffy in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching with the Vampire Slayer Edited by Jodie Kreider and Meghan Winchell McFarland & Co., 2010   Buffy in the Classroom explores the ways in which Buffy the Vampire Slayer is taught through both interdisciplinary and discipline-based approaches. Essays describe how Buffy can be […]

For the bookshelf: The Summit

For the bookshelf: The Summit

The Summit: Faith Beyond Everest’s Death Zone By Eric Alexander New Leaf Publishing Group, 2010   In 2001, DU alumnus Eric Alexander (BA ’92) successfully led blind climber Erik Weihenmayer to the summit of Mount Everest. The Summit details that climb and chronicles Alexander’s adventures guiding people with disabilities as […]

China on the Rise

China on the Rise

Professor Suisheng Zhao is documenting China’s return to global prominence.

Trygve and Victoria Myhren: The gift of a gallery

Trygve and Victoria Myhren: The gift of a gallery

He is inspired by intersections, by the marriage of communication, technology and creativity. She is drawn by color and abstraction and the expression of artistic passion. Together, Trygve and Victoria Myhren are a mixed-media portrait in innovative arts philanthropy. Within Denver arts circles, they’re celebrated for their support of cutting-edge […]

Essay: Jersey girl

Essay: Jersey girl

I’m from New Jersey — there, I said it. To clarify, I’m not a part of the mob, my hair doesn’t look like Snooki’s — at least not intentionally — and I don’t call it New Joisey (and neither does anyone else who lives there, by the way). Although I’ve […]

Club Figure Skating heats up the ice

Club Figure Skating heats up the ice

If the University of Denver’s Club Figure Skating gets any hotter, it’ll need to take up swimming. Last year the team placed fifth in the nation, but that feat was far out of the spotlight. The club is just that: a club, and not a sanctioned varsity DU sport. But […]

Sterling Nelson keeps the jazz playing in Evergreen

To Sterling Nelson, classical music doesn’t mean Beethoven and Bach — it means Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and Fats Waller. And as founder and music director of the Evergreen Jazz Festival, Nelson (BSBA ’56, MBA ’71) has made it his mission to share the uniquely American art form with as […]

Editor’s note

Editor’s note

Library science grad Janet Lee helps spread the word about Ethiopia Reads

Library science grad Janet Lee helps spread the word about Ethiopia Reads

For years, Janet Lee (MA library science ’78) had two separate interests: libraries (her profession) and Ethiopia (her Peace Corps past). When she discovered how to combine her expertise in library science and her passion for Ethiopia, Lee found her ultimate role as a powerful advocate for Ethiopia Reads, a […]

DU is a family affair for the Von Strohs

When the Von Stroh family sits down for a holiday dinner, they can hold their own University of Denver alumni meeting — or an academic conference. Since patriarch Gordon Von Stroh joined the University as a professor of administration in 1967, his wife, Patrice, and their three children have earned […]

DU study shows health care reform is good for Colorado’s economy

It’s been described by President Barack Obama as a way to meet a “core ethical and moral obligation” and couched as a matter of social justice among advocacy groups who believe access to quality health care is a basic human right. But morals and ethics aside, is health care reform […]