Archive for December, 2007

Social work student looks forward to grassroots service work

During a service-learning trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, when she was 18, Jacquelyn Eisenberg taught a family to brush their teeth for the first time. One of the children was a girl Jacquelyn’s age. That experience set Eisenberg on the path of social work. Since then, she’s been a mentor and […]

Professor works to create seamless connection between brain and prosthetics

Professor works to create seamless connection between brain and prosthetics

When it premiered on television in the 1970s, the “Six Million Dollar Man” and lead character Steve Austin’s bionic limbs were the stuff of science fiction. Today, that technology is on the verge of becoming science fact. Rahmat Shoureshi, dean of Engineering and Computer Science at DU, received a $295,000 National […]

Frank Zappa performed at DU in 1971

Frank Zappa performed at DU in 1971

On Oct. 24, 1971, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention played to a jammed University of Denver arena. According to event coverage by Clarion reporter Steve Marsh (BA ’74), many students didn’t know what to expect from the legendary rocker, who was known for his anarchical shows. In the […]

Interview: Chancellor Robert Coombe discusses the role of research

Interview: Chancellor Robert Coombe discusses the role of research

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

Joe Scott: More than just tough talk

Joe Scott: More than just tough talk

The way Joe Scott talks about toughness, you’d think he grew up swallowing glass, some hard-luck kid fighting his way through grade-school one bloody nose at a time. “Making lay-ups is toughness,” DU’s new men’s basketball coach growls with a voice like a road-grader on gravel. “Making fouls is toughness,” […]

People and the pizza pie

People and the pizza pie

Whether it’s the battle over what makes an authentic pizza margarita or defending the merits of barbequed chicken as a topping, DU associate history professor Carol Helstosky knows people take their pizza seriously. And with more than a billion tons of pizza consumed a year in the U.S., not to […]

A man with map madness

A man with map madness

Curtis Bird may be the only person who can talk about Pegasus, Lewis and Clark, Asian elephants, dragons, the Ku Klux Klan, Prohibition, Spanish novels, World War II Allied pilots and brontosauruses in the span of 45 minutes — and relate them all to one topic. All of the aforementioned […]

Campus blanketed by season’s first snow

Campus blanketed by season’s first snow

Fading blooms in DU’s Carnegie Green perennial gardens were blanketed with autumn’s first snow Oct. 21. Buchtel Tower (far left) and the Daniels College of Business provided a backdrop for the changing seasons. Photo: Justin Edmonds

Letters

The marching band’s last hurrah

The marching band’s last hurrah

When the football program filed out of DU in 1961, the Pioneers marching band — a 45-year institution that launched scores of alumni into musical careers — followed suit. On Jan. 9, 1961, Chancellor Chester Alter announced that football would be discontinued because it was “prohibitively expensive.” The program operated […]

A moment captured

A moment captured

I found it in a box of odds and ends, with some buttons, keys, thread and an old measuring tape. I could tell by looking at the faded packaging that the film was old; it was made when capturing images was a tiny miracle. It sat on my desk for […]

Aviva VP offers retirement planning advice

Q: I’m changing employers. What do I do with my money in the qualified plan? A: The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the average person changes jobs more than three times during their lifetime (not including all of those jobs you held while going to school). That would explain […]

Music in motion

Music in motion

They’re tired, virtually homeless, and living their dream. It’s been a good year for the Kinetix. For the five members of Kinetix, a funk/rock band that sprang from DU’s Lamont School of Music, it’s all about the music and the road and doing what they love. As their passion for […]

Leading at the edge

Leading at the edge

On an overcast, drizzly September day at Camp Hale near Leadville, Colo. — where soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division trained during World War II — a group of Daniels College of Business MBA students walked in the footsteps of history while making some of their own. They were the […]