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 […]

Alumnus Ben Funk was a key figure in U.S. space program

Alumnus Ben Funk was a key figure in U.S. space program

Retired U.S. Air Force Major Gen. Ben Funk, a commanding officer in World War II and a key figure in developing America’s ballistic missile program and launching the Mercury and Gemini spacecraft, died Jan. 21—three months before his 99th birthday—at his home in Long Beach, Calif. Born Ben Ivan Funk […]

Three Questions: George DeMartino on the World Economic Forum

Three Questions: George DeMartino on the World Economic Forum

George DeMartino, professor of international economics at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, has been invited to speak at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Author of The Economist’s Oath: On the Need for and Content of Professional Economic Ethics (Oxford University Press, […]

Conductor returns to the podium for celebration of a golden age

Conductor returns to the podium for celebration of a golden age

The absence has ended, and the void it created has vanished for Joe Martin. After a wonderfully creative sabbatical during fall quarter, Martin will again conduct the Lamont Wind Ensemble on Wednesday night at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. The free performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Gates […]

Pioneers point guard assists her way into the DU history books

Pioneers point guard assists her way into the DU history books

Sometimes it’s all about who you know. Erik Johnson, head coach of the University of Denver women’s basketball team, will never argue that point. Particularly when he considers the fortuitous recruitment of junior point guard Emiko Smith. Smith recently etched her name in Pioneers lore by breaking the program’s all-time […]

DU names former CSU coach Jesse Mahoney volleyball head coach

Colorado State Volleyball Associate Head Coach Jesse Mahoney has been named volleyball head coach at the University of Denver, Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation and Ritchie Center Operations Peg Bradley-Doppes announced recently. Mahoney succeeds Beth Kuwata and becomes the sixth head coach in DU volleyball history since the program’s […]