Archive for July, 2010

Festival is love’s labor found for theater professor

Festival is love’s labor found for theater professor

For the first time since 2004, Rick Barbour won’t be spending the summer in Winona, Minn. The chair of DU’s theater department will be overseeing the unit’s move from Margery Reed Hall to Johnson-McFarlane Hall, so he’ll be sticking around the Denver area. But the Great River Shakespeare Festival, which […]

Students involved in Denver’s Living City Block

Students involved in Denver’s Living City Block

With the guidance of their professors, five DU students are developing tactile ways people can learn about what it’ll take to have a “Living City Block.” The mission of Living City Block, a Denver nonprofit organization, is to create sustainable living in cities. The sustainability has to be replicable, scalable […]

Alum turns trash into cash

Alum turns trash into cash

Reid Husmer (BA international business ’96) despises clutter. When he feels his life is disorganized, he cleans. He boasts that his home has achieved a bare minimum of efficiency — TV, couch, kitchen table, bed. His 7-year-old son’s room, though, is a different story. “I get to the point with […]

DU garners another strong finish in NCAA Director’s Cup

DU garners another strong finish in NCAA Director’s Cup

The University of Denver capped the 2009–10 athletic season with a No. 65 finish in the NCAA Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The Pioneers sent eight teams as well as individuals from four sports programs to NCAA postseason competition to finish with 306.8 points. DU also finished first among […]

Spotted! DU’s best of the web roundup for July 1, 2010

University of Denver names U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Christopher Hill, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, has been chosen to lead the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, one of the top international studies schools in the world founded in 1964 by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s father.

Student installs giant avocado on campus

Student installs giant avocado on campus

When Terrie Taziri proposed that she study how public art can change or enhance the environment around it, she thought she would merely study the topic.  Instead, her capstone adviser preferred a more hands-on approach. Taziri will install a giant avocado sculpture at two campus locations to observe the changes […]

Iraq Ambassador Christopher Hill to head Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Iraq Ambassador Christopher Hill to head Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Christopher Hill, U.S. ambassador to Iraq, has been named dean of the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, DU Chancellor Robert Coombe announced today. Hill has served as the U.S. ambassador to Iraq since 2009; prior, he was assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific […]

Soul-blues star Janiva Magness to headline Blues & Brews fest

Soul-blues star Janiva Magness to headline Blues & Brews fest

Better hope Pearl Street is as fire resistant as pearls are. When blues singer Janiva Magness brings her scorching style and soulful swagger to the Blues & Brews festival on July 10, the effect on music lovers will be a lot like a spark on black powder. Blinding. Furious. Searing […]