Archive for May, 2011

Farmers’ market, music fests highlight summer on South Pearl

Summer is about to sprout on South Pearl Street, with the arrival of the annual farmers’ market on June 5 and a trio of music festivals — including the brand new Old South Pearl Jam — on the second Saturdays of June, July and August. Featuring around 70 vendors selling […]

Dual degree graduate Portman thrives on diversity

Dual degree graduate Portman thrives on diversity

Joel Portman started his career at DU as a management major. But try as he might, he couldn’t shake the notion that he was learning more about leadership from his extracurricular activities than from his classes. Then again, he didn’t spend his free time just hanging out or going to […]

Graduate McCutcheon sees busy summer ahead

Just listening to Ericca McCutcheon’s summer plans is exhausting. The senior, who will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with minors in economics and leadership, already has been accepted into a program at the University of Notre Dame that will give her a two-year scholarship to earn her […]

Pioneers turn in historic lacrosse season

Pioneers turn in historic lacrosse season

The DU men’s lacrosse team has turned in the greatest season in program history, culminating with the program’s first-ever trip to the NCAA Final Four. While the magical season ended with a 14-8 loss to eventual NCAA champion Virginia in the national semifinals on May 28, the program can look […]

Former Cisco CEO to address undergraduate Commencement

Nearly 1,130 undergraduate students are expected to receive their DU diplomas at Commencement this year. Former Cisco President and CEO John Morgridge will be this year’s speaker. Morgridge joined computer networking company Cisco in 1988 as president and CEO and took the company public two years later. In 1995, he […]

Showcase features student-produced documentary films

An undocumented college student’s experience advocating for immigrant rights, an inside look at Denver’s bike-riding culture and a glimpse into the world of online dating are just a few of the themes explored in DU’s annual student film showcase. Now in its third year, the 2011 showcase — INSHORT:DOCS — […]

Bowen uses PhD to bolster career in international relations

Bowen uses PhD to bolster career in international relations

DU international studies Professor Jonathan Adelman describes Nicholas Bowen as a throwback in the very best sense of the word. Most university students enroll to forge a career, prepare to join a think tank or to build upon an existing academic body of work. Bowen simply wanted to absorb as […]

Former deputy director of the CIA to address audience at graduate Commencement

Nearly 1,000 graduate students are expected to receive their DU diplomas at Commencement this year. Jami Miscik, a former deputy director of the CIA, will be the featured speaker. During Miscik’s 20-year intelligence career, she was responsible for all of the CIA’s intelligence analysts, the production of all source analysis […]

Artist found inspiration in POW camp

Artist found inspiration in POW camp

He lived through the earliest battles of World War II, and barely survived some of its cruelest crimes. Before Ben Steele earned his master’s degree at the University of Denver in 1955, his life as an artist began in a Japanese prisoner of war camp in the Philippines. The first […]

Professor’s patent checks big rig emissions

Professor’s patent checks big rig emissions

For four decades, University of Denver chemistry professor Donald Stedman has collected, analyzed and categorized just about everything that comes out of passenger vehicle tailpipes. He’s logged tens of thousands of emissions samples from every manner of car, motorcycle and small truck as they whizzed by his ever-present emission detection […]