Archive for June, 2006

Letters

The first lady Pioneer

The first lady Pioneer

This June, more than 1,400 women will graduate from DU — nearly 57 percent of the graduating class. Things weren’t so different 120 years ago, when women comprised exactly half of the graduating class. The distinction was, in 1886 DU only graduated two students. Helen Fuller Officer was one of […]

Changing perceptions

Changing perceptions

Driving through the Wyoming countryside with my American host on Thanksgiving, I noticed what seemed to be giant balls of dry twigs rolling across the street and getting caught in the fence lines on both sides. My friend explained that these “tumbleweeds” get bunched up and caught up in the […]

Setting the scene

Setting the scene

Anyone who says that appearances don’t matter is lying. DU theater students can attest, as appearance is particularly important for those who spend time on stage. An actor’s costume can have a dramatic effect on his or her creative process, influencing character development, movement, confidence, timing and comfort in a […]

Rediscovering Yiddish

Rediscovering Yiddish

Lori Goldberg was exposed to Yiddish when she began interviewing Holocaust survivors for Steven Spielberg’s Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation nearly a decade ago. Her 18-year-old daughter, Alana Goldberg, grew up hearing the rich sounds of Yiddish interlaced in the broken English spoken by her paternal grandmother. Both […]

Chancellor Robert Coombe inaugurated

Chancellor Robert Coombe inaugurated

On April 20, in a ceremony rich with tradition, Robert Coombe was inaugurated as the University of Denver’s 17th chancellor. The University community celebrated Coombe’s inauguration with grand pageantry. The carillon heralded the start of the ceremony at Magness Arena while faculty from DU and 30 other U.S. and international […]

Building a financial foundation

My inauguration in April was a wonderful event — surely a major milestone in my life and, I hope, in the life of the University. To all of you who attended and those who sent expressions of support and good will, thank you so much. Your trust in me means […]

Namesakes

Namesakes

From benefactors to beloved professors, Pioneer legacies endure in the names of DU buildings.

The View Inside

The View Inside

DU researchers are developing powerful new ways to examine the human body at the molecular level.

Worlds Apart

Worlds Apart

Dharamsala, India, is a real-world classroom where learning and a commitment to service intertwine.

For the bookshelf: Mindful Eating 101

For the bookshelf: Mindful Eating 101

In Mindful Eating 101, Susan Albers presents a guide to healthy eating and self acceptance that will help readers navigate the weight-obsessed, diet-crazed, fast-food saturated college environment.