Archive for January, 2012

DU teams with Denver Rescue Mission for fifth annual coat drive

Even though the days have been warm this January, there still are people in Denver who need a helping hand when it comes to staying warm this winter. For the fifth year in a row, the DU community will help the Denver Rescue Mission — a nonprofit dedicated to providing shelter, […]

Beloved engineering professor succumbs to cancer

Beloved engineering professor succumbs to cancer

Longtime DU engineering Professor Roger Salters died at his home on Jan. 13, 2012. He was 72. Salters had been under treatment for prostate cancer since October. Salters was born in Switzer, S.C., on Aug. 5, 1939. He was born into a military family and spent his early years in […]

Alum Elliot Martin inducted into theater hall of fame

Alum Elliot Martin inducted into theater hall of fame

Famed Broadway producer and Tony Award winner Elliot Martin, who attended the University of Denver from 1943–46, was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in New York on Jan. 30. Martin studied theater under one of DU’s most noted professors, Camden Bell. Instead of completing his bachelor’s degree, […]

Grass Confusion: DU symposium tackles tangled marijuana laws

Grass Confusion: DU symposium tackles tangled marijuana laws

The level of confusion over marijuana laws in Colorado and the nation is high. As experts gathered at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law Jan. 27 for an all-day symposium, “Marijuana at the Crossroads,” the assembled attorneys, faculty and law students heard just how difficult it has become […]

Former State Department official to speak at Bridges to the Future

Former State Department official to speak at Bridges to the Future

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Princeton University professor of politics and international affairs, continues DU’s Bridges to the Future lecture series on Feb. 2. The theme for this year’s series is “Undercurrents of the 2012 Election.” Slaughter’s talk will stream live at www.du.edu/bridges. Slaughter will talk about the fundamental and far-reaching changes that […]

Three Questions: Journalist Mike Chinoy on China

Sharing insights about China from an insider’s point of view, Mike Chinoy, a career journalist and senior fellow at the University of Southern California’s (USC) U.S.–China Institute, recently spoke to a University of Denver audience about his experiences as a working journalist covering China. Chinoy was at DU as part […]

Professor discusses political polarization with Seattle alums

Hanson’s presentation was part of DU’s lead-up to the first 2012 presidential debate, scheduled for Oct. 3 in Magness Arena at the Ritchie Center for Sports & Wellness. For more debate-related events, visit DU’s 2012 Presidential Debate website. Have questions or a debate-related event you’d like to add to the […]

Speaker Edward Curtis: Today’s American Islamaphobia has roots a century deep

It all started with 9/11. Except it didn’t. Visiting lecturer Edward Curtis IV, who serves on the religious studies faculty at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, spoke at the University of Denver Jan. 25 as part of the Marsico visiting scholar program. In a lecture titled “The Black Roots of American […]

Game of the week: Gymnastics home opener Saturday

Game of the week: Gymnastics home opener Saturday

The No. 18 University of Denver gymnastics squad opens its 2012 home schedule after a grueling three-meet road trip against squads in the nation’s top 25. The Pioneers will host Air Force and Centenary College on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. in Hamilton Gymnasium. Saturday’s meet will be streamed […]

Peace Corps director tells returned DU volunteers their service matters

Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams greeted almost 50 University of Denver returned Peace Corps volunteers Wednesday at a luncheon at the University’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. When Williams asked the students in the room to share the names of the countries where they had volunteered, the students answered […]