Archive for March, 2010

Penrose exhibits rare books and art

The exhibit “Nature Through the Artist’s Eyes,” which highlights the beauty of nature and the relationship between art and science, opened Feb. 26 at Penrose Library. The exhibit will feature works by contemporary artists, illustrations from books and historic botanical prints. Books include a rare John James Audubon edition from […]

Freshman duo starts alcohol awareness program on campus

Gordie Bailey was an 18-year-old freshman at the University of Colorado when he died in 2004 of alcohol poisoning resulting from a fraternity initiation ceremony. University of Denver freshmen Gabby Masucci and Juliet Ourisman want to keep such a tragedy from happening at DU. Together, they have formed a chapter […]

DU to host third annual HIV/AIDS fundraiser, Cook-Off for a Cause

The third annual Cook-Off for a Cause, a fundraiser for the Women’s Lighthouse Project (WLP) runs from 6–10 p.m. March 12 at DU’s School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. The WLP is a nonprofit advocacy group for women with HIV/AIDS. Four local chef and celebrity pairs will team up […]

Alum recognized for educational innovation

Kristin Waters (PhD ’06), who honed her vision for secondary education at the University of Denver, was recognized Thursday for her “transformational leadership” and effectiveness. Waters — the top innovative schools officer in Denver Public Schools — received the “Be More Award” in recognition of “outstanding innovative management and direction […]

Alumnus and polio survivor works to eradicate disease

Alumnus and polio survivor works to eradicate disease

On April 12, 1955, it was announced that Jonas Salk had successfully developed a vaccine for the prevention of poliomyelitis, arguably the most notorious disease of the 20th century. Salk’s intravenous vaccine and Albert Sabine’s oral vaccine — developed in 1961 — helped make polio a thing of the past […]

Geography professor receives peer recognition

Andrew Goetz, chair of the University of Denver’s geography department, is getting the kind of award that speaks volumes about his life’s work: recognition by his peers. The Association of American Geographers’ Transport Geography Specialty Group (TGSG) will give Goetz the Edward L. Ullman Award, which has been presented each […]

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DU Sturm College of Law announces 2010 “Law Stars”

The University of Denver (DU) Sturm College of Law has named its Law Stars recipients for 2010.

New course puts students face to face with the challenges facing people and animals

A new University of Denver travel-abroad course — Social Work in Kenya: Context, Empowerment, and Sustainability — introduced graduate students to the complexities facing conservation efforts for the protection of animals and people living in economic poverty, though rich in cultural heritage, last quarter. The course, inaugurated by DU’s Graduate […]

Conference to examine changing nature of motherhood

DU Sturm College of Law Professor Kristian Miccio recalls the early battles in the feminist and post-feminist movements of the 1970s and early 1980s. But times have changed, and today women — mothers in particular — face challenges society couldn’t have imagined back then. A new conference — Motherhood: Reclaiming […]

DU to sell Phipps estate

DU to sell Phipps estate

MARCH 8, 2010 — DU is selling the 6.5-acre Phipps estate, valued at $9 million.

BusinessWeek ranks Daniels tops in Colorado

BusinessWeek magazine has announced that the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business is ranked No. 74 in the 2010 BusinessWeek undergraduate programs ranking. Daniels also is the top undergraduate business school in the state, according to BusinessWeek, which ranked Colorado State University No. 84 and Leeds School of Business […]

University of Denver to host TEDx conference

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore discussed the “inconvenient truth” about climate change. Novelist Isabel Allende shared tales of passion. Global health expert Hans Rosling offered new insights on poverty. They had different messages but a common venue: TED, an annual gathering of leading “thinkers and doers” who come together […]

Holocaust Awareness Institute hosts author of The Last Album

Holocaust scholar Ann Weiss will be the featured speaker at the Eighth Annual Fred Marcus Holocaust Memorial Lecture on March 14. During a visit to Auschwitz in 1986, Weiss came across a forgotten cache of 2,000 personal photographs locked in an archive. For some reason, the photos were not destroyed […]