Archive for August, 2006

Publishing Institute reveals mysteries of book world

The University of Denver’s Publishing Institute recently wrapped up its 31st year with a record 100 students enrolled in the month-long intensive program. This summer, as in the past, some of the publishing industry’s top executives came to Denver as faculty. Along with lectures, the institute provides hands-on editing and […]

Scholars’ Network connects students, businesses

The Scholars’ Network, designed to connect higher ed students with local businesses and government agencies, started in 2004 as a DU Pioneer Leadership Program community change project. Scholars’ Network President Christopher Dirgo came up with the idea for an organization that capitalizes on students’ economical impact. Last year, the network […]

Martinez paying it forward with enthusiasm

A sociology assistant professor is commanding attention for her teaching methods and research, and she is making inroads toward intercultural understanding of Latino communities. But she remembers what it was like to be on the other side of the lectern. When Lisa Martinez was a freshman at the University of […]

Sports and writing spur Edelman to Lone Star state

Brandon Edelman has been preparing for a sports writing career since high school, but the recent DU graduate says he’s going to Texas in two weeks to try his hand at media relations. He’ll intern with the MasterCard Alamo Bowl in San Antonio until next January. In high school, Edelman’s […]

Prado counsels Latina girls

The fact that almost one in three Hispanic female high school students considers suicide motivated Lydia Prado (PhD psychology ’94) to create a suicide prevention program named Voz y Corazon—Spanish for voice and heart. “It is a huge challenge for Latina teens to negotiate a healthy bicultural identity in the […]

Merritt’s blog covers crime and justice

Jeralyn Merritt’s entire career has focused on defending the rights of the criminally accused. Whether it’s writing multiple times a day on her popular blog,, serving on Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh’s defense team or appearing as a legal analyst on MSNBC and Fox News, Merritt has always had the […]

Art aficionado focuses on western art

When Peter Hassrick arrived on campus in the 1960s to study 19th- and early 20th-century western American art, he was treading new ground. “At that time, no one was particularly interested in western American art, but DU allowed me to tailor my studies,” says Hassrick, MA art history ’69. Because […]

Summer Commencement ceremony marks personal and institutional milestone

“By the power vested in me…” Beginning with those words, Chancellor Robert Coombe conferred undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees on more than 300 graduates who marched in the University of Denver summer Commencement ceremony Aug. 18 on Carnegie Green. Approximately 150 undergraduates and 550 graduates earned degrees this summer. Coombe […]

GSSW rebuilding social work profession in China

Tong’s career choice remains a mystery to many Chinese because, for many years, their government denied the existence of social problems and the need for social work. But now a unique partnership between the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) and Beijing’s China Youth University for the Political Sciences (CYUP) […]

Fee makes ‘good works’ look easy

As associate director of DU’s Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL), Glenn Fee is paid to care about social issues. He works with student social-action groups, coordinates the community work-study program and alternative breaks, which connect students with community organizations. And when he goes home for the evening, […]

University launches new Web site Sept. 1

On Sept. 1, users who log on to will see a new home page. The changes are part of a long process to make the University’s Web sites more user-friendly and effective. Chris Stewart, Web communication director, says the new site is the result of a strategic approach to online […]

Colorado listens when Von Stroh makes house call

When DU management Professor Gordon Von Stroh began his quarterly Denver rental housing survey in 1981, a standard apartment near campus was in a stark, box-like building with few amenities. Bedrooms were small, parking was on the street and few complexes had landscaping, let alone swimming pools or laundry facilities. […]

Uthgenannt remains a sports competitor

At 73, Ernie Uthgenannt (BS civil engineering ’58, MA mathematics ’59), is still a sports triple threat. Competing in the 70+ age bracket, last year Uthgenannt won the U.S. Tennis Association New England doubles championship and placed second with his brother at the Housatonic Regatta sculling event. Uthgenannt also helped his […]

Suzuki creates kaleidoscopic paintings

Suzuki creates kaleidoscopic paintings

Jack Suzuki (BA liberal arts ’47) is making a colorful splash at the University of Colorado at Denver’s Auraria Library. More than 40 of his kaleidoscopic abstract paintings hang on the library walls and he’s constantly adding to the display. The 92-year-old artist first picked up a paintbrush 15 years […]

DU enters emerging field of nanotechnology

The future of technology is hard to forecast, but scientists seem to agree on one prediction: Nanotechnology—the science of building materials and machines atom by atom—will play a major part in it. DU is taking steps to become a big player in the small technology. In the summer of 2005, […]