Archive for March, 2014

Geography students use unmanned aerial vehicle to explore development in Nicaragua

Associate geography Professor Matthew Taylor, who began taking students to Nicaragua in 2005 to study issues related to development, made his latest trip there in December. Taylor and his students brought along a new teaching tool: an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), this one a quadcopter whose four propellers are controlled […]

Hockey team exits NCAA championships after first round

The University of Denver hockey team allowed three goals in the first period and was never able to recover as it dropped a 6-2 decision against No. 1 seed Boston College in the NCAA Northeast Regional Semifinals on Saturday afternoon at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. Denver closes out […]

Hockey team wins NCHC championship, starts NCAA championship play Saturday

Hockey team wins NCHC championship, starts NCAA championship play Saturday

Junior Zac Larraza and freshman Emil Romig each scored third-period goals to break open a 2-2 deadlock and lift the University of Denver hockey team to a 4-3 victory over Miami in the 2014 National Collegiate Hockey Conference Championship Game Saturday night at the Target Center in Minneapolis. With the […]

Reid Hukari in action with the Pioneers. Photo: Sarah Ritter

Men’s soccer player overcomes disease, surgery, to return to field with Pioneers

As a student-athlete, it is easy to get caught up in the excitement of everyday life. However, while others were enjoying their routine of going to practice or sitting in class, one individual could only stare out the window from his hospital room, hoping for the opportunity to return to […]

Sie family donates $17 million for new Korbel School building

Denver philanthropists Anna and John Sie have donated $17 million to the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies to fund the construction of a 43,000-square-foot building for the school. The donation is the largest single private gift in the Josef Korbel School’s 50-year history. “Anna and I […]

Gymnastics team wins Mountain Rim Championship with season-high score

The No. 20 University of Denver women’s gymnastics squad earned a season-high score of 196.925 on its way to win the first-ever Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championships. The team score is the seventh highest in school history. In addition, the Pioneers broke the school’s vault record, posting a 49.475. Five Pioneers […]

First-year student Zach Miller, who grew up on an Indian reservation in New York, is a starter on the men's lacrosse team. Photo: Clarkson Creative

Lacrosse is part of first-year player’s Native American legacy

It’s said that Native Americans invented lacrosse, its origins taking root as early as the 12th century, played by the Iroquois in what is now New York state, southern Quebec and Ontario, Canada. European immigrants have changed the game some since then, but what hasn’t changed is the zest and […]

Hockey team takes home major NCHC awards on eve of playoffs

The University of Denver hockey team took home three major individual awards at the 2014 National Collegiate Hockey Conference Awards Celebration on Thursday night at the Muse Event Center in Minneapolis. Senior goalie Sam Brittain was recognized as the NCHC Goalie of the Year, while junior Joey LaLeggia was honored […]

Engineering school launches program in electric power and energy systems

Behind every blazing light bulb, humming computer and thrumming refrigerator is a complex system that generates, transmits and distributes electric power. And behind that complex system is a dwindling cadre of skilled engineers with the expertise to ensure that the juice keeps flowing. “There is a shortage of graduates who […]

Seven Denver swimmers and divers receive academic all-league team honors

Seven University of Denver swimmers and divers were named to The Summit League Academic All-League Team, conference officials announced Thursday. To be eligible for The Summit League Academic All-League team, student-athletes must have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.30 (on a 4.0 scale), completed at least one […]