Archive for September, 2007

DU brainstorming led to unique venture capital firm

It seems unlikely that Craig Harrison (BSBA ’03) and Ryan Boykin (BA economics/international studies ’02) would become business partners considering their complaints about each other as roommates at the University of Denver. “Ryan has this over-the-top progressive lifestyle. Who really eats tofu and bean sprouts anyway?” says Harrison (pictured on […]

Patsy’s Story

Patsy’s Story

An alumna’s quest for personal justice has changed a nation.

DU roommates prepared alum for job in governor’s office

DU roommates prepared alum for job in governor’s office

Mary Kay Hogan’s (JD ’96) fondest memory of her time at the University of Denver was sharing a house with fellow law students Bob Stubblefield (JD ’96) and Chris Eng (JD ’96). “It was like living with Felix and Oscar from [the TV show] ‘The Odd Couple,’” she says. Turns […]

Radar Man

Radar Man

So long, shovel. Technology is archaeologist Larry Conyers’ tool of choice.

Life on the Fly

Life on the Fly

Fishing guide Tad Howard can’t remember every trout his clients have hooked, but he’ll never forget the guy who caught a cow.

Dodgeball bounces back

Dodgeball bounces back

Sports are usually about throwing a ball to others — a fastball to the catcher, a pass to a receiver. But then one day, someone, perhaps having a bad day, thought about throwing a ball at someone. And there you have it: dodgeball, a game where players do their level best […]

Engineering a super sneaker

Engineering a super sneaker

Ian Welch never planned to get into biomechanics, and he certainly never expected to go into business. It’s funny how things work out. With Associate Professor Corinne Lengsfeld and Dean Rahmat Shoureshi of DU’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, the recent graduate helped develop a new product, and DU […]

A woman with wings

A woman with wings

Sarah (Gorelick) Ratley is a Pioneer who has truly lived up to the moniker. In the early 1960s, when the prevailing female occupations were wife and mother, Ratley (BS mathematics ’55) joined the first group of women to be part of the U.S. space program. Then 26 years old, Ratley […]

DU-formed band still rocking 40 years later

DU-formed band still rocking 40 years later

After a 30-year hiatus, Little Brown’s Electric Band—a popular ’70s DU student group—has reunited and is once again writing and recording original songs. In 1969, you’d find several students, instruments in hand, gathered around the Centennial Towers grand piano. Singer and keyboardist Richard Gollub, keyboardist and trumpeter Bill Brindis (BA […]

French-born alum made impact on education in U.S.

French-born alum made impact on education in U.S.

Esoteric rules often change lives, and it was such a force that brought French-born Michele (Tolela) Myers (MA ’66, PhD ’67) to America. Her academic journey began with the ink barely dry on a degree in economics and political science. “By 1963 I was working for a GE-type company doing […]

Interview: Chancellor Robert Coombe on serving the public good

Interview: Chancellor Robert Coombe on serving the public good

Allergist uses puns to ease the pain

Allergist uses puns to ease the pain

Coughing, sneezing and watery eyes are annoying symptoms of common allergies, but Dr. Robert Boxer (BA major ’53), an allergist, believes laughter may provide some relief. Nearly 20 years ago Boxer sat in a cafeteria surrounded by other doctors and discovered his ability to evoke a hearty laugh from them […]

Editor’s note

Editor’s note

Before all you anglers out there write in to correct us, let me just say: We know. The fishing fly on our cover is a bass lure, even though our article about fly fishing only mentions trout. We went with a bass fly, because, well, it simply made a better […]

Senior Eva Bonilla keeps busy with double major, campus activities

Senior Eva Bonilla keeps busy with double major, campus activities

The only way senior Eva Bonilla is ever going to catch a break is when she travels to Greece this fall to study abroad. “It will be a nice change from having so many commitments,” Bonilla says. Commitments indeed. The senior Spanish and psychology double major is not only committed […]