Archive for May, 2010

For the bookshelf: No Middle Ground

For the bookshelf: No Middle Ground

Dean has history fighting for human rights

Dean has history fighting for human rights

  Thirty years ago, Tom Farer was on the ground in Latin America, investigating mass killings, torture and violations of due process as a member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Farer and his six colleagues delivered scathing reports documenting gross human rights violations to the very governments committing […]

For the bookshelf: Yoknapatawpha

For the bookshelf: Yoknapatawpha

Sigma Chi’s Derby Days raises money for cancer research

  To cheers and applause, Kate Thorne beat out nine other students and was named the 32nd annual Miss Derby on May 5. Competition was fierce as the women showed off their talents, withstood an evening gown session and a mystery event of musical chairs. In the end, the final […]

Home smoke detector inventor dies

Home smoke detector inventor dies

Most Americans can thank Duane Pearsall for making their lives a little safer. Pearsall, the University of Denver alumnus who invented the home smoke detector in 1965, died April 11. He was 88. The discovery of one of the most important safety contributions of the 20th century wasn’t on purpose. Pearsall […]

No instruments required for DU’s Idiosingcrasies

No instruments required for DU’s Idiosingcrasies

As a vocal performance major in DU’s Lamont School of Music, junior Paul Lannon is surrounded by music all day, every day. But his favorite people to sing with are his fellow members in the Idiosingcrasies, a campus a cappella group that includes music majors and non-music majors. “We do […]

Research Updates May 2010

Men’s tennis team to play Michigan in NCAA tilt

Men’s tennis team to play Michigan in NCAA tilt

The University of Denver men’s tennis team received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament and will play the University of Michigan in first-round regional competition. “We’re really excited. I think it’s a winnable match,” head coach Danny Westerman said after DU’s selection was announced on ESPN on Monday afternoon. […]

This month in history: May

This month in history: May

Pioneers Top 10 May 2010

Pioneers Top 10 May 2010

Shred-a-thon to be ‘hotbed of heave-ho’ for unwanted documents

Those who think “shredding” has more to do with snowboarding than document destruction may not appreciate the community Shred-a-thon coming up. But those with basements and garages full of old bank statements and canceled checks might want to put the morning of May 8 on their calendar. On that day […]

DU Student Law Clinic suing state prison, charging cruel and unusual punishment

University of Denver (DU) law students are suing Colorado prison officials, claiming authorities are refusing care to a mentally-ill inmate.

Alum finds there’s more than one way to tell a story

Alum finds there’s more than one way to tell a story

There’s more than one way to tell a story, and Zak Kadison wants control over all of them. Through his company, Blacklight Transmedia, Kadison (BSBA ’03) is pioneering a new approach to show business, developing original stories that can be told across multiple platforms: movies, video games and comic books. […]

KVDU celebrates Denver rock compilation with show at the hi-dive

KVDU celebrates Denver rock compilation with show at the hi-dive

KVDU has its finger on the pulse of the Denver music scene, and to prove it, DU’s web-only radio station has put together a 13-track CD of live in-studio performances from a who’s who of local bands, including Everything Absent or Distorted, Paper Bird, Widowers, Kissing Party and Dualistics. All […]

DU’s Italian program to host Denver’s 1st Annual Italian Film Festival

The University of Denver (DU) Italian program in the Department of Languages and Literatures is hosting the 1st Annual Italian Film Festival April 6 through May 18.