Archive for June, 2007

DU sculptor brings past to life with ‘Ghost Trolley’

DU sculptor brings past to life with ‘Ghost Trolley’

Professor Lawrence Argent, from DU’s School of Art and Art History, has connected past and future in a way. Argent’s Ghost Trolley sculpture was installed on June 28 in the East End Arts District in Aurora, Colo. The sculpture — 10-feet tall by 20-feet long by 2-feet deep — depicts a single trolley […]

Vaccine reaction is life changing for alumna’s family

There was a time in Tiffany Neese’s life when everything was just as it should be. That was when she was 6 months old. Today she’s 24. Her older sister is an attorney. Her parents are saving for retirement. Tiffany is still learning to brush her teeth. Medical science had […]

HPV vaccine to be covered by student health insurance

A vaccine that protects against major strains of the virus that causes cervical cancer will be covered by student health insurance starting Sept. 1. The vaccine, marketed as Gardasil by manufacturer Merck & Co., has been available at the Health and Counseling Center since fall 2006 but was not covered by […]

Writing Program boasts successful inaugural year

Whether it’s a law brief, a letter to the editor, an e-mail to a client or a post on a blog, most people find themselves writing on a day-to-day basis. But relatively few are adept at writing in all its forms. The 21 faculty members in the University Writing Program have […]

Students help change Colorado wage law

When the law didn’t seem to meet the needs of clients coming into the Sturm College of Law’s clinic, Visiting Professor Wendy Hickey’s students did something about it. They set out to change the law. Hickey’s DU law clinic classes spent a year researching and then pressing for a new state […]

International student finds a bit of home wherever he goes

The first time MBA candidate Akash Vijay experienced culture shock it was actually “weather shock.” He was born in Hyderabad, India, and had lived in that country for 13 years when his father accepted a job in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. “We landed in Dubai at night and […]

Natural Sciences and Mathematics to welcome a new dean

The University of Denver’s Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will welcome a new dean Sept. 1. Longtime Ohio State University administrator and mathematics Professor Alayne Parson will replace Jim Fogleman, who is returning to the Department of Biological Sciences faculty. Parson says she’s excited about the move to the University […]

Professor studies resiliency in children

Norman Watt has spent almost 30 years at the University of Denver as a professor of clinical psychology. Outside the classroom, his endeavors over the last 10 years have taken his life in a new direction. This month, Watt will relinquish his tenure at the University to pursue his research.  Watt […]

City Council considers relinquishing claim to light-rail station property

Denver City Council will be taking up a vacation plan later this month, but it’ll be no day at the beach. The discussion could reignite a fiery, two-year dispute over a proposal to build a high-rise on public land just west of the platform at the University of Denver light-rail […]

Marketing students compete to draw new fans to Outlaws

From viral marketing on to hosting volleyball tournaments on Campus Green, students in Sandra Young’s Sports Marketing class are bursting with ideas to draw attention to collegiate and professional sports teams.  Young developed two unique assignments for the graduate and undergraduate students in her spring quarter class, designed to […]

Retiree has spent decades singing in choir

Since retiring more than 20 years ago, Harvey Herbst (BA speech communication ’43) can’t stop singing — literally. Herbst is part of a musical group that has been traveling and performing throughout Texas at least once a month since 1983. That’s when Liz Carpenter — who served under President Johnson […]

Alcohol policy violations down in ’07

Significantly fewer students are running afoul of the University’s alcohol policy, and experts on the front lines of the DU alcohol policy say they are pleased as punch that the numbers are falling. As of June 18, total alcohol violations for the academic year that began July 1, 2006, were […]

General in charge of nation’s nukes visits DU

Gen. James Cartwright, commander of United States Strategic Command(USSTRATCOM) and officer in charge of the nation’s nuclear weapons, spoke at the University of Denver June 15. Cartwright addressed leaders in the field of international relations who were gathered at DU as part of the American Assembly of Columbia University’s Next Generation […]

Karen Newman resigns as Daniels College of Business dean

Karen Newman resigns as Daniels College of Business dean

University of Denver Chancellor Robert Coombe announced today that Karen Newman, dean of the Daniels College of Business, has resigned effective June 30. Newman will take a one-year leave of absence before joining the faculty as a full professor in the college’s Department of Management beginning in September 2008. Newman, a […]

Alumna leaves behind comfy job, finds passion in tea leaves

Lisa Biro (BA French ’98) had reached a point in her life when she could stay in her comfortable job as benefits manager for the University of Denver and retire nicely in a few years. But an image of herself as a kindergartner kept tugging at her shirtsleeve. “I kept […]