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WeeCycle offers a helping hand to new moms

As new moms, Sunny Heydorn (JD ’02) and Jayme (Ship) Ritchie (JD ’04, LLM ’04) found out firsthand just how expensive baby gear — strollers, cribs, car seats — really is. And they realized just how quickly kids grow out of things, often leaving perfectly good items behind. So, inspired […]

China on the Rise

China on the Rise

Professor Suisheng Zhao is documenting China’s return to global prominence.

Trygve and Victoria Myhren: The gift of a gallery

Trygve and Victoria Myhren: The gift of a gallery

He is inspired by intersections, by the marriage of communication, technology and creativity. She is drawn by color and abstraction and the expression of artistic passion. Together, Trygve and Victoria Myhren are a mixed-media portrait in innovative arts philanthropy. Within Denver arts circles, they’re celebrated for their support of cutting-edge […]

Essay: Jersey girl

Essay: Jersey girl

I’m from New Jersey — there, I said it. To clarify, I’m not a part of the mob, my hair doesn’t look like Snooki’s — at least not intentionally — and I don’t call it New Joisey (and neither does anyone else who lives there, by the way). Although I’ve […]

Club Figure Skating heats up the ice

Club Figure Skating heats up the ice

If the University of Denver’s Club Figure Skating gets any hotter, it’ll need to take up swimming. Last year the team placed fifth in the nation, but that feat was far out of the spotlight. The club is just that: a club, and not a sanctioned varsity DU sport. But […]

Sterling Nelson keeps the jazz playing in Evergreen

To Sterling Nelson, classical music doesn’t mean Beethoven and Bach — it means Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and Fats Waller. And as founder and music director of the Evergreen Jazz Festival, Nelson (BSBA ’56, MBA ’71) has made it his mission to share the uniquely American art form with as […]

Editor’s note

Editor’s note

Library science grad Janet Lee helps spread the word about Ethiopia Reads

Library science grad Janet Lee helps spread the word about Ethiopia Reads

For years, Janet Lee (MA library science ’78) had two separate interests: libraries (her profession) and Ethiopia (her Peace Corps past). When she discovered how to combine her expertise in library science and her passion for Ethiopia, Lee found her ultimate role as a powerful advocate for Ethiopia Reads, a […]

DU is a family affair for the Von Strohs

When the Von Stroh family sits down for a holiday dinner, they can hold their own University of Denver alumni meeting — or an academic conference. Since patriarch Gordon Von Stroh joined the University as a professor of administration in 1967, his wife, Patrice, and their three children have earned […]

DU study shows health care reform is good for Colorado’s economy

It’s been described by President Barack Obama as a way to meet a “core ethical and moral obligation” and couched as a matter of social justice among advocacy groups who believe access to quality health care is a basic human right. But morals and ethics aside, is health care reform […]

States of Change

States of Change

A one-year, nationwide journey changed Dafna Michaelson’s life. Now she’s trying to change the world.

DU General Counsel Paul Chan is the new president of the Colorado Bar Association

DU General Counsel Paul Chan is the new president of the Colorado Bar Association

University of Denver General Counsel Paul Chan, the new president of the Colorado Bar Association (CBA), makes it sound as if leading 17,777 lawyers isn’t such a difficult task. That’s 17,777 people who argue for a living. But Chan (BA English ’81) — who took the reins of the CBA […]

Interview: Robert Hardaway on birthright citizenship

Birthright citizenship — the concept that anyone born in the United States is automatically a U.S. citizen — has become a hot topic in politics and the immigration debate, with some lawmakers proposing bills to end automatic citizenship for children of illegal immigrants. Sturm College of Law Professor and constitutional […]

Alum David Ballentine details Vietnam experience in ‘Gunbird’ memoir

Alum David Ballentine details Vietnam experience in ‘Gunbird’ memoir

David Ballentine has many titles: PhD, DU alum, college instructor, Marine. But the one whose significance he finds increases with age is the designation Vietnam combat veteran. Ballentine (PhD philosophy ’79) recently put his Vietnam experiences into a memoir, Gunbird Driver: A Marine Huey Pilot’s War in Vietnam (Naval Institute […]

Business major JoAnna Burciaga balances school, work, motherhood

Business major JoAnna Burciaga balances school, work, motherhood

Don’t bother telling JoAnna Burciaga she can’t do something. That’s only going to give her the motivation she needs to go ahead and do it. Burciaga grew up in a poverty-ridden Denver neighborhood that had “a lack of motivation and a lack of knowledge,” she says. Her family didn’t give […]