Archive for October, 2007

Wine is main course in enrichment program

It’s one of those classes where students pray for homework.  Wine sampling. Yep, you read that right.  Cheers! DU’s University College Enrichment Program, which holds classes for the public, is sampling a new course on wine as DU prepares to host the third annual Denver International Wine Festival Nov. 1-4. The course […]

Professor spills thoughts on passion for the vine

Victor Castellani should have never been a wine lover. When he was just 12 growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., he remembers sitting with his mother at the dinner table (she was told to drink a glass of red wine with supper for her health) and she offered him a sip. […]

Rwandan survivor to screen film at DU

Immaculée Ilibagiza survived the genocide in Rwanda in 1994 by silently, fearfully, huddling in a bathroom with seven other women for 91 days while machete-wielding killers hunted for her. She lost most of her family members, but gained her life’s mission. Ilibagiza wrote about her horrific ordeal in Left to Tell […]

Geography students help Guatemalans capture and clean water

Geography is more than studying a map. A lot more. For Assistant Professor Matthew Taylor and his courses in DU’s geography department, study goes beyond land and environment. It’s the interaction people have with the planet. And to really teach, Taylor gets students involved, tackling real world problems affecting real people. […]

McRae honored for outstanding scholarship and teaching

Cyndy McRae’s desire to serve others permeates her teaching and research as a professor at DU’s Morgridge College of Education. McRae, who is being honored as this year’s co-recipient of the United Methodist Church University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award, joined the counseling psychology program in 1988. Since then, she has […]

Gwozdecky ‘blessed’ with 300 DU wins, 450 in career

Gwozdecky ‘blessed’ with 300 DU wins, 450 in career

When the decibels of the final buzzer faded into the cool air of University of Notre Dame’s arena on Oct. 19, it marked a magnificent milestone for DU hockey coach George Gwozdecky. The 3–1 win over the Fighting Irish gave Gwozdecky his 300th win at the University of Denver and […]

Chancellor welcomes new students at first-year dinners

Chancellor Robert Coombe recalled one man’s history Oct. 22. John Evans came to Denver in the 1860s with a dream of bringing civilization to the city, which was then “a vast, empty space.” “For him, that meant two things: religion and education,” Coombe said.  But Coombe told a group of […]

University to help California students affected by wildfires

The University of Denver is responding to the wildfire emergency in California by identifying ways to help students that are from the areas devastated by this week’s wildfires. DU’s student life office will use zip code information to find students who are from the affected areas. The students will be […]

Political theorist tells DU audience happiness is not for sale

Political theorist Benjamin Barber told a crowd of nearly 600 on Oct. 23 that the U.S. Declaration of Independence provides the right to pursue happiness, but Americans have forgotten how to pursue it. The author of 17 books and professor of civil society at the University of Maryland spoke at […]

O’Toole to lead ethics program modeled after military training

O’Toole to lead ethics program modeled after military training

DU’s Daniels College of Business recently named James O’Toole, author of The Executive Compass(Oxford University Press, 1995), the inaugural Daniels Chair in Ethics.  O’Toole will help lead the Daniels Compass, a new initiative within the College’s graduate business programs designed to provide students with the ethical foundation needed to make decisions in […]