Archive for March, 2007

Reisshauer wins freestyle national title

Junior Rene Reisshauer won the individual national championship in the men’s 10K freestyle, one of three Pioneers to earn All-America honors in the first event of the 2007 NCAA Championships on March 7. The win marked Reisshauer’s third individual national championship and his first since sweeping both the classical and freestyle […]

New Women’s College dean announced

Lynn Gangone will become dean of the DU Women’s College June 1, 2007, Provost Gregg Kvistad announced on Feb. 28. Gangone currently serves as a visiting assistant professor in the higher education administration program at George Washington University and is a senior consultant at Kaludis Consulting in Washington, D.C. “It is […]

Ambassador hopes for peace, stability in Africa

The new U.S. ambassador to the African Union (AU) arrived at her post in Addis Ababa, Africa, last month. For Cindy Courville (MA ’80, PhD ’88), the journey involved more than traveling from Washington, D.C. Her job as the first U.S. envoy to the AU brings her full circle from her […]

College of Education, LEP receive $5 million

To honor a program they say opened doors for their daughter, Joan and Mike Ruffatto have donated $5 million toward the construction of a building to house DU’s Learning Effectiveness Program (LEP) and College of Education. The building — named Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall after the donors’ daughter — will be constructed […]

Lichtmann to take a bow after 37 years

The one word that surfaces consistently from those who know Theodor (Ted) Lichtmann is “gentleman.” LamontSchool of Music Director Joe Docksey calls Lichtmann, chair of the piano program at Lamont,  “a deep and profound thinker” who was a “major underpinning of the Lamont School of Music.” Lichtmann will retire at […]

Lacrosse Face-Off Classic takes place this weekend

The No. 20 Pioneers men’s lacrosse team will host the seventh annual Face-off Classic this weekend. Three teams are coming to Denver: Villanova University, Air Force Academy and University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).  Denver (1-2, 0-0 GWLL) will face Villanova at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and No. 19 UMBC […]

DU to change leadership of men’s basketball program

The University of Denver will make a change in the leadership of its men’s basketball program, and head coach Terry Carroll will not return to the position, Athletic Director Peg Bradley-Doppes said today.  The announcement comes two days after the Pioneers lost 83-67 in the first round of the Sun Belt […]

Light-rail high rise put on hold

Neighbors’ objections to building a 12-story high-rise next to the University of Denver light-rail station delayed the project on Feb. 28 but haven’t defused it. City Councilwoman Kathleen MacKenzie advanced three conditions she said were in response to neighbors’ discomfort with plans for a 210-unit rental tower over a detention […]

Art and discourse shine at modern day salons

Watch, discuss and learn. Those three words (along with some warm buttered popcorn) sum up the idea behind an upcoming event by DU’s Humanities Institute dubbed “Crimes & Misdemeanors: Woody Allen on Faith, Love, and Human Frailty.” The event — part of the institute’s “salon” series — is on March […]

Editor’s note

Editor’s note

Sandee Walling honored for community service

Sandee Walling honored for community service

Sandra “Sandee” Walling (MSW ’65) says that her ability to volunteer for so many organizations is a skill she learned as a single mother. “I could cook, talk on the phone and help my kids with homework,” says Walling, whose sons are now 35 and 36. One skill she says […]

Aksdal on the ball

Aksdal on the ball

Put a new name on your “A” list of national caliber athletes at the University of Denver. Maybe on the “AA ” list, too. It’s Annette Aksdal, the first woman tennis player at DU to earn her way into a national singles tournament — the 2006 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Indoor […]

Campus art collection ranges from Warhol to Wells

Campus art collection ranges from Warhol to Wells

For curator Dan Jacobs, working with DU’s extensive art collection is a bit like rummaging through Grandma’s attic. He’s discovered thousands of unique pieces tucked away throughout campus, from English engravings to an uncast sculpture relief. Jacobs, director of the Myhren Gallery, is working to catalog, preserve and coordinate the […]

History’s going to the dogs

History’s going to the dogs

Ingrid Tague was busy writing a book about aristocratic women in 18th century Britain when another book idea hit her. Why not write about 18th century European attitudes toward pets? Tague, associate professor and chair of the history department, had been studying an elderly woman’s letters to her son and […]

Interview: Chancellor Robert Coombe on study abroad

Interview: Chancellor Robert Coombe on study abroad