Archive for August, 2010

Gas line work to crimp southbound University Blvd.

Gas line work to crimp southbound University Blvd.

University Boulevard commuters take notice. Starting Aug. 24, southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane for up to five days so Xcel Energy can expand gas service to Zingers restaurant. For Zingers, the work couldn’t come too soon. Earlier this month, the new chicken nuggets and chili restaurant opened […]

Social work dean named first recipient of the Morris Endowed Chair

Chancellor Robert Coombe has named James Herbert Williams, professor and dean of the DU’s Graduate School of Social Work, the first recipient of the Milton Morris Endowed Chair. The Morris Endowment for Faculty Enhancement is given to a faculty member with a record of excellent scholarship and teaching. “I’m very […]

Alum finds peace in triathlons

Alum finds peace in triathlons

Celeste Callahan has a lengthy list of accolades and accomplishments that would impress most anyone. Such a list, however, likely wouldn’t capture Callahan’s winsome personality: her welcoming manner, the energy she brings to a conversation, and her habit of peppering her monologues with knowing bon mots. That list is her […]

University Park concrete house given landmark status

University Park concrete house given landmark status

An experimental concrete house in University Park built in 1932­–33 for a woman who helped create DU’s Graduate School of Social Work has been designated a landmark structure in the city of Denver. The Denver City Council on Monday unanimously approved landmark status for Holland House at 2340 S. Josephine […]

Dining halls recycle everything from boxes to burgers

Dining halls recycle everything from boxes to burgers

If you’re not going to finish that hamburger, there are some plants across campus that might want a taste. Last fall, two University of Denver dining halls took recycling a step beyond paper and plastic. At students’ urging, campus food service provider Sodexo moved into “food recycling” of a sort. […]

U.S. News ranks DU among top 100

U.S. News & World Report’s annual college rankings for undergraduate education — released Aug. 17 — ranked the University of Denver 11th on its national universities “Up-and-Comers” list. DU was tied with the University of Southern California, the University of Georgia, the University of Cincinnati and Binghamton University. The report […]

Art tour highlights DU’s hidden treasures

An art walk taking place Aug. 19 at DU not only gives visitors a chance to learn more about the public art on campus, it gives them the opportunity to hear about some of the works from the artists who created them. “You can give a tour from an art […]

DU mints new alums

DU mints new alums

Under a perfectly clear blue sky in front of a lawn packed with students, friends and family, the University of Denver on Aug. 13 welcomed about 700 new graduate and undergraduate alumni into the fold. With each name called, families and friends let out cheers and a smattering of applause. […]

DU graduate is ambassador for Youth Olympic Games

DU graduate is ambassador for Youth Olympic Games

Beginning Aug. 14, more than 3,600 athletes will convene in Singapore to compete in the first-ever Youth Olympic Games. Athletes from all over the world, ages 14–18, will compete in 26 sports and take part in a culture and education exchange. DU graduate Erin Kennedy will be there as the […]

Strategic Issues Program opens to gloomy fiscal forecast

Strategic Issues Program opens to gloomy fiscal forecast

The University of Denver’s Strategic Issues Program (SIP) began its fifth major study Aug. 12, aiming to understand the role of state governments in the 21st century and develop recommendations for governance. From what panelists heard from the program’s first speakers, Colorado — in its current incarnation — just might […]

Author says he was an ‘ambitious but bad’ writer before DU

Author says he was an ‘ambitious but bad’ writer before DU

Michael White’s latest novel idea came to him while he was watching a show on the History Channel. While watching a special, White (PhD creative writing ’88) became captivated by Lyudmila Pavlichenko, a Soviet sniper who killed 309 Germans during World War II and is regarded as the most successful […]

Spotted! DU’s best of the web roundup for August 12, 2010

Strategic Issues Program to study the future role of state governments

Strategic Issues Program to study the future role of state governments

The University of Denver’s Strategic Issues Program (SIP) has assembled a panel of 21 experts in industry, advocacy, government and academia to develop recommendations for state government operations in the 21st century, Program Director Jim Griesemer announced Aug. 11. During a news conference at the Colorado state Capitol in Denver, […]

Gwozdecky makes hometown hall of fame

Gwozdecky makes hometown hall of fame

The University of Denver’s George Gwozdecky will be inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 25. Gwozdecky’s hockey teams have won 523 games during his 24-year collegiate head coaching career. In addition to guiding the DU Pioneers to back-to-back NCAA titles in 2004 and 2005, Gwozdecky […]

University of Denver Strategic Issues Program tackles state government

The Strategic Issues Program (SIP) on August 11th launched a yearlong study to understand the future and role of state governments.