Archive for July, 2011

The Clock is ticking: The Debt Ceiling showdown

The University of Denver offers broad expertise in looming deadline

Recent grads contribute to student scholarships

DU’s Recent Graduate Committee is on a mission to give back to University of Denver students. The group — which consists of alumni who’ve graduated in the past 10 years and is sponsored by DU’s Office of Alumni Relations — founded the Young Alumni Endowed Scholarship to provide financial assistance […]

Diabetes fundraising ride is personal crusade for DU librarian

When Christopher Alexander was diagnosed with diabetes in April, he was “really freaked out about it.” But when the shock of the diagnosis wore off, he decided to do something to help himself — and others. The Penrose Library assistant will ride his bike 31 miles around Boulder County in […]

DU study on Colorado finances earns national accolades

DU study on Colorado finances earns national accolades

The University of Denver Center for Colorado’s Economic Future has earned national recognition for its recent work on state finances from the Governmental Research Association (GRA), an organization that encourages public interest study and analysis. The GRA recognized the center’s phase one report on state finances, “Financing Colorado’s Future: An […]

Lamont grads redefine classical music form

Lamont grads redefine classical music form

For singer Nathan Bird, becoming part of the Massif Trio — and performing with two guitars instead of a piano — took some getting used to. “A lot of singers don’t get this kind of ensemble experience. When you’re performing with a piano, it’s just you and this envelope of […]

Men’s swimming is best academic team in nation

Men’s swimming is best academic team in nation

The University of Denver men’s swimming and diving team topped all NCAA Division I programs to earn the Scholar All-America Team honor for the 2010–11 academic year. The College Swimming Coaches Association of America gives the honor each year to a team with the highest cumulative GPA. Sixteen DU swimmers […]

Professor delves into the study of privilege

When you parked your car on campus today, did you think about how far you’d have to walk later, or whether your car was under a light? If you answered, “Yes,” you’re probably a woman. “What toll does it take having to think about [the possibility of sexual assault] every […]

University achieves award for sustainability program

University achieves award for sustainability program

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has given DU a Gold Award for the University’s ongoing sustainability efforts. DU is one of 13 schools nationwide to achieve gold recognition.  AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Ratings System (STARS) awards points in three main areas: education and […]

DU achieves Gold Award for sustainability program

The University of Denver has received the Gold Award for its ongoing sustainability efforts from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The University is among just 13 schools nationwide to achieve Gold recognition.

DU to install 80 lifesaving AED devices on campus

DU to install 80 lifesaving AED devices on campus

Sudden cardiac arrest claims more than 300,000 lives each year. The Mile High chapter of the American Red Cross aims to reduce this number by making automated external defibrillators (AEDs) widely available to the public through its “Save A Life Denver” program. DU will distribute 80 AEDs throughout campus, and […]