Archive for November, 2006

Pioneers men’s basketball hosts CSU in annual Pack the House game

Tonight the Pioneers men’s basketball team hosts Colorado State University in Magness Arena in the fifth annual Pack the House game starting at 7 p.m. University of Denver students are admitted free with a valid ID. Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for children. Attendees have the opportunity to […]

Shneer suggests modern Jews are ‘at home’

David Shneer revels in challenging assumptions, shattering stereotypes and provoking conversations. The director of the University of Denver Center for Judaic Studies and an associate professor in the history department, he has made it his mission to better the world through learning. A specialist in modern Jewish culture and the […]

Young writers getting ‘feet wet’ in Foothills

For nearly 60 years, aspiring writers in the University of Denver undergraduate community have found a creative outlet in the Foothills Literary Magazine. Founded in 1946 by the Department of English, Foothills is an annual collection of poetry, prose, photographs and drawings by undergraduates and a portal into the publishing world. The […]

Top cop looking out for her own neighborhood

It never hurts to have a cop as a neighbor. DU-area residents have one in Tracie Keesee, the new Denver Police Department District 3 commander. She grew up on Evans just minutes from the campus, so she knows the University area as well as she knows her badge number. And what’s […]

Student helps environment alongside rock music’s greats

When sophomore psychology major Liz Pattison began looking for a work-study position earlier this year, she wanted to make a difference. With Rock the Earth, she found a way to utilize her environmental interests while learning what it takes to run a nonprofit. “I gained a better understanding of planning, […]

Book Stack’s holiday sale features children’s day

The Women’s Library Association is wrapping up its annual half-price holiday sale Nov. 28–Dec. 9 with a children’s day Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prompted by the donation of new children’s books from a local publishing house, the first-time event for children will feature face painting, games and food.  […]

Pioneers No. 1 women’s tennis player works to make DU No. 1

Annette Aksdal, DU’s No. 1 woman tennis player, has until Jan. 12 to fix her forehand. That’s the first day of the Michigan Invitational in Ann Arbor. If by then, her forehand stroke hasn’t improved, she won’t be able to handle the top-flight national competition she’ll face. Aksdal’s forehand weakness […]

Students find history on a plate

In We Are What We Eat, history Associate Professor Carol Helstosky is teaching students the relevance of food to economics, national identity and culture.  And rather than simply plowing through reading assignments and taking copious lecture notes, students are personally contributing to the historiography by digging into the archives and […]

Law building attracts environmental conference attendees

Visitors tour the Sturm College of Law nearly every day, but on Nov. 17 two busloads of people paid $50 each for the privilege. They were participants in Greenbuild, an annual U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) international expo. More than 13,000 attended this year’s expo held at the Denver Convention Center. […]

Secretary Spellings’ report gets mixed review

For DU and some other colleges and universities, a recent Department of Education report calling for higher-ed reforms is not entirely good news.  Moving quickly to implement the recommendations of a federal higher education commission, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings issued the report in September and is holding hearings this fall. She […]