Archive for March, 2010

University community makes donation to Haitian relief

The University of Denver community has exceeded its goals in raising money to help the earthquake-stricken Caribbean nation of Haiti. DU students, staff, faculty, organizations and departments donated $13,610 to the fundraising campaign. Originally, organizers had hoped to raise $10,000. “I’m just really proud that the University came together around […]

Army chief of staff addresses Founders Day crowd

Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey (MA ’80) told a packed audience gathered for the University of Denver’s Founders Day gala that his time at the University was foundational. During his speech at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, he said that when he entered […]

Land use conference kicks off with contrast

On a day when planners attending the Rocky Mountain Land Use Conference at DU were tasked with envisioning the next American landscape, the conference’s keynote speaker asserted that the vision behind most planning theories is wrong. The contrast Thursday underscored the title of the institute’s 19th annual gathering, “The New […]

Adjunct law professor nominated for federal court

President Barack Obama has nominated William Martinez, a DU adjunct professor of law, for a trial judge seat in the U.S. District Court of Colorado. The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee must confirm Martinez, a process that could take several months to complete. Martinez was born in Mexico City and immigrated […]

DU a sustainability beacon for business community

More than 500 business people showed up at the Colorado Convention Center on Wednesday to talk about sustainability. Many of them heard the University of Denver held up as both a shining example and a guide to attitudes on Wall Street. The example part at the Sustainable Opportunities Summit came […]

New class shows how religion influences history

Arthur Gilbert, who is known for his distinctive courses, once again has a full roster for his new class, Apocalypse Now. In the class, Gilbert, a DU professor of international studies, uses a historical approach to teach how global figures and events have shaped present day policies. His ultimate goal […]

New student club gets students footloose

New student club gets students footloose

Sophomores Caitlin Barrett and Janelle Ludowise were dancers without a stage. They came to DU with a love of dance and experience to back it up, but didn’t have a place to perform around campus. “I first began tap dancing when I was five years old but I didn’t really […]

Sophomore credits boxing with path to DU

Lorenzo Sanchez had been in fights before, but this one was different. A California transplant, Sanchez was new to Denver’s Skyview High School when one of his friends was shoved into a locker. Sanchez and his buddies retaliated against the bully and his buddies, and the ensuing melee ended with […]

University teams with National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The University of Denver is cranking up the power on renewable energy research, teaming in the past year with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on projects that may someday help the United States run cleaner and more independently. Robert Noun, executive director for communications at NREL, told attendees at […]

Justice O’Connor partners with DU institute to reform judicial selection

Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System will be initiative’s home base.

Essay: What’s next?

Essay: What’s next?

Essayist Janalee Card Chmel on turning 40 and an unexpected new arrival

Letters

Alum dedicated to saving wolf dogs

Steve Shaffer has found his heaven on Earth. His personal piece of paradise is WOLF — a rescue organization and sanctuary near Fort Collins, Colo., that is home to 30 captive-bred wolves and wolf dogs. WOLF’s 180 acres of pine and aspen forest are a sanctuary for Shaffer, too. For […]

Book captures Faulkner’s world in photography

Book captures Faulkner’s world in photography

William Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County—the Southern setting for classic novels such as Absalom, Absalom!, As I Lay Dying and The Sound and the Fury—is a fictional place, but as fictional places go it’s one of literature’s most enduring locales. Faulkner based Yoknapatawpha on the northeast corner of Mississippi where he lived […]

DU sports psychologist keeps athletes motivated

It’s common for college athletic programs to provide the best coaches, trainers, nutritionists and health science experts to their student-athletes. Now, DU student-athletes also have access to a full-time sport and performance psychologist. DU is one of about 12 programs in the country to offer the service to its students. […]