Archive for August, 2010

DU graduate degrees are a family affair for the studious Von Strohs

DU graduate degrees are a family affair for the studious Von Strohs

When the Von Stroh family sits down for a holiday dinner, they can hold their own University of Denver alumni meeting … or an academic conference. With the Aug. 13 summer Commencement ceremony, the Von Strohs add their 10th graduate degree to the family as Jonathan Von Stroh accepts his […]

Mason stayed committed to DU, connected to students

Mason stayed committed to DU, connected to students

Art Mason’s relationship with DU spanned decades. It began in 1948 when he became chairman of the insurance department. In 1966, he became the dean of the business school. He cheered on DU hockey for years, mentored students and donated funds to athletics. And weeks before his death, Mason was […]

DU’s Chan to lead Colorado Bar Association

As he takes the helm of the Colorado Bar Association, University of Denver general counsel Paul Chan makes it sound as if leading 17,777 lawyers isn’t such a difficult task. That’s 17,777 people who argue for a living. But Chan (BA English ’81) sees an opportunity to serve, not a […]

Research updates August 2010

Professor helps student see underground

It’s like the old joke: Someone is “outstanding” in his field. But really, Larry Conyers is often out standing in a field, trying to figure out what’s underneath him. It seems fair to say Conyers, a University of Denver anthropology professor, is outstanding in his field. He’s written three books […]

University College instructor brings Gulf oil spill into the classroom

University College instructor brings Gulf oil spill into the classroom

When Walt Burns arrived in the Gulf of Mexico as part of the oil spill response in May, he was tasked with establishing security and communication for several thousand people coming in and out of St. Bernard Parish’s command base in the middle of the Mississippi River bayou — a […]

Alum’s lacrosse team of inner city kids captured on film

Alum’s lacrosse team of inner city kids captured on film

City Lax: An Urban Lacrosse Story, a feature-length documentary that tells the story of an inner city lacrosse team from Denver, will make its Mile-High debut on Aug. 7.  DU alumnus Erik Myhren (MA education ’03) founded the team, which is made up of 12-year-olds who learn the sport to […]

Nevitt giving city council a new way to work

Nevitt giving city council a new way to work

Denver City Councilman Chris Nevitt, recently elected board president, is wasting no time reorganizing the council. Gone is the smorgasbord of 11 committees the panel previously used to do its work, replaced by four standing groups and a special issues committee on medical marijuana. Nevitt sees the new structure as […]

Sturm College of Law to host visit by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Sturm College of Law to host visit by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will visit the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law on Aug. 26, 2010. Sotomayor will speak at 1 p.m. to more than 200 high school and college undergraduates and an array of legal scholars, law students, community leaders, and members of the […]

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to visit DU Law

United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will visit the University of Denver Sturm College of Law on Aug. 26.

Jimmy John’s running hard to reach opening day

  At the south end of the five-plex at 2075 S. University Blvd., speedy sandwich-maker Jimmy John’s is sprinting to open by Sept. 1. The upbeat club and sub hub is in quarters formerly occupied by the Petfitters store in the five-plex next to Mustard’s Last Stand on the west […]