Archive for September, 2007

Pardons for criminals common during Buchtel era

On Dec. 24, 1908, Gov. Henry Buchtel issued a “full, free and unconditional” pardon to Mile Mandarich, a man sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a saloon keeper. Mandarich was released on Christmas Day to create “a wholesome effect upon the prisoners now in the penitentiary at […]

Restored Buchtel Bungalow has storied past

Restored Buchtel Bungalow has storied past

On Aug. 4, 1911, the University of Denver’s third chancellor, Henry Buchtel, was in Maryland writing birthday greetings to his wife, Mary, in Denver. She was at the couple’s home at 2100 S. Columbine St., two blocks from campus. On Aug. 4, 2007, the University’s 17th chancellor, Robert Coombe, was […]

Sturm professor awarded Fulbright to teach domestic violence law in Ireland

For two decades, DU Sturm College of Law Associate Professor Kristian Miccio has worked to change the quality of battered women’s lives in her work as a lawyer, public policy analyst, professor and scholar.  In January, she takes that passion overseas as a Fulbright Scholar. She’ll teach scholarship and advocacy at […]

Stamp addict turns passion into philatelic library

Don Beuthel has been collecting stamps for as long as he can remember. His father was an avid collector and introduced Beuthel to the hobby. The childhood pastime turned into a lifelong interest, and Beuthel’s 75,000-piece collection has connected him to the rest of the world.  “Stamps are mirrors of […]

DU filmmakers produce documentary about Soulforce march

Shot by shot and edit-by-edit, the makers of the documentary SoleJourney hope to shed light on how lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are speaking out against religious and political oppression.  University of Denver employees Sheila Schroeder and Kate Burns are life partners and co-directors and co-producers of the film. Schroeder […]

DU-educated diplomat returns to work with students

DU-educated diplomat returns to work with students

Robert Perito (BA international studies ’64) brought his many years of experience as a diplomat back to DU when he visited the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) spring quarter. Perito spoke to GSIS students about his career, worked closely with them in the classroom and delivered a lecture about […]

Letters

Letters

The house that Henry built

The house that Henry built

The house two blocks from campus that DU’s third chancellor, Henry Buchtel, built in 1906 had a coal furnace, “tuberculosis” porch, wood-fired kitchen stove, a hutch for chickens and a shed for cows. When DU’s 17th chancellor, Robert Coombe, moved into the renovated house in August, it had central air-conditioning, […]

Essay: Time well spent

Charlotte’s panties have just landed softly, elegantly, on the carpeted floor of the darkened hotel room … and I’m about as engrossed as any human can be in a book. It’s a hot, sunny afternoon, and I’m flat on the couch devouring Tom Wolfe’s new novel, I Am Charlotte Simmons, […]

Songs of wine and moon

Songs of wine and moon

In the year 762, during China’s Tang Dynasty, there lived an itinerant poet, Li Bai. He wrote of peach blossoms and battles, daydreams and drunkenness. Deep into his cups, China’s Poet Immortal drowned in the Yangtze River after falling from his boat while trying to embrace the moon. In July […]

First, know thyself

First, know thyself

Ordinarily, management Professor Nancy Sampson teaches creative problem solving, business strategy and sport management in DU’s Daniels College of Business. But for the last decade Sampson has moved beyond the ordinary during spring and summer interterms, taking students to a ranch in Guffey, Colo., to learn, well, self-awareness. Sampson knows […]

DU establishes ‘science island’ in virtual world

DU establishes ‘science island’ in virtual world

A team of University of Denver researchers is attracting some real money for their work in a virtual world. Research professors Robert Amme and Zeev Shayer of DU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, working with research associate Jeff Corbin, are preparing to spend a $200,000 grant from the federal Nuclear […]

Psychology prof adds to understanding of reading disabilities

Psychology Professor Jan Keenan has set out to answer a pressing question: To what extent are reading comprehension disabilities attributable to our genes and to what extent are they traced to our environment? The answer to that question will undoubtedly have significant repercussions for parents, educators and students themselves. Keenan’s […]

Research offers options for educating kids with fragile X

Karen Riley, an assistant professor at DU’s Morgridge College of Education, is working to extrapolate remediation strategies from the latest and best medical knowledge about fragile X syndrome. “Fragile X is the leading inherited cause of mental retardation. Down syndrome is the leading genetic cause,” Riley explains, noting that the […]

Educating Out of the Box

Educating Out of the Box

The Learning Effectiveness Program has put a DU degree within reach for thousands of students with learning disabilities.