Archive for October, 2010

Alum works to build DU school spirit

Alum works to build DU school spirit

Damien Goddard may be part rebel, but he’s all Pioneer. The University of Denver graduate, blogger and DU hockey uber-fan doesn’t always toe the school line, but his devotion to the hockey program, the fans, and ultimately to DU school spirit is unquestionable. Goddard, 45, graduated with a business management […]

Colorado facing a new reality and slow recovery, speakers say

The recession hit Colorado hard, and simply trimming budgets won’t be enough to avoid a catastrophic loss of services or crippling debt, speakers told the Strategic Issues Program panel on Oct. 21. Don Marostica, executive director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, said that despite shrinking […]

Professor receives grant to study children exposed to animal abuse

Professor receives grant to study children exposed to animal abuse

Here’s what we know about the effects of animal abuse on children who witness it: It can’t be good. Here’s what we don’t know: Everything else. What mental health problems arise when children are exposed to brutality against a much-loved pet? How do children cope when they see an animal […]

DU hosts debate on tax reform measures

Tax reform proponents squared off Oct. 19 against an unlikely pair of opponents — leaders of both the Democratic and Republican parties in Colorado’s State Senate who have crossed the aisle to oppose tax slashing measures on Colorado’s November ballot. Republican Josh Penry, who served as minority leader in the […]

Women’s College to host internationally known business lecturer

Donna Fenn, an internationally known writer and lecturer on entrepreneurship, will discuss “Women in Entrepreneurship: the Changing Face of Business” at the University of Denver. Fenn’s 2005 book, Alpha Dog, lays out eight strategies for becoming “leader of the pack.” The strategies include innovation, customer service, branding, employee engagement, alliances, […]

Daniels’ microfinance class named to Forbes list of most innovative business classes

Daniels’ microfinance class named to Forbes list of most innovative business classes

The Deutsche Bank Microfinance Class at DU’s Daniels College of Business has been named to the Forbes.com list of the 10 Most Innovative Business School Classes. The list includes courses from business schools around the country that “appeal to a different kind of student — one who increasingly looks to […]

University dedicates new Nagel Art Studios

University dedicates new Nagel Art Studios

The University of Denver celebrated its new center for drawing and painting with a dedication ceremony Tuesday afternoon that drew around 300 people to the Ralph and Trish Nagel Art Studios, the new copper-plated structure located between the Shwayder Art Building and the Ritchie Center. Classes began there in September. […]

Student attempts land speed record at famed Utah race course

Student attempts land speed record at famed Utah race course

For Eva Hakansson, even the world famous Bonneville Salt Flats can be a classroom. In September, the University of Denver graduate engineering student and her husband, Bill, hauled her custom all-electric motorcycle KillaJoule to western Utah for speed trials. Hakansson was strapped into what looks like a huge red rocket […]

DU inducts 13th Athletic Hall of Fame class

DU inducts 13th Athletic Hall of Fame class

The 1968-69 NCAA championship hockey team and five individuals became the 13th class of the University of Denver Athletic Hall of Fame in an Oct. 14 ceremony at DU’s Ritchie Center. The 1968–69 Pioneers, coached by Murray Armstrong, won the WCHA title and capped their 26-6 season with a 4-3 […]

Women’s College announces Vision Scholarship recipients

DU’s Women’s College and the Women’s Vision Foundation have named the 2010–11 Vision Scholarship recipients. Four women will receive the scholarships: Jacquise Gary, Amy Ruppeck, Ruth Starr and Teri Thompson. The goal of the Vision Scholarship is to support women in overcoming obstacles that might deter them from pursuing an […]

Alumna rescues woman from coursing floodwaters—halfway around the world

Alumna rescues woman from coursing floodwaters—halfway around the world

Elizabeth Tromans has sterling credentials: an MA in international human rights with a humanitarian assistance certificate from DU’s Korbel School of International Studies, a stint in the Peace Corps, numerous international service trips, fluency in Spanish and Bengali, and now an International Development Fellowship with Catholic Relief Services (CRS). But […]

Newest sport and performance faculty brings exercise and injury focus to DU

Newest sport and performance faculty brings exercise and injury focus to DU

Jamie Shapiro’s mother never learned how to do a cartwheel, so she enrolled Jamie in gymnastics at the age of 4. Shapiro went on to compete at the college level and is now the newest member of DU’s Sport and Performance Psychology Department in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology. […]

Tradesmen mind their p’s and q’s with Knoebel school’s new name

Tradesmen mind their p’s and q’s with Knoebel school’s new name

The Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management may be a mouthful for many, but for stone carver Scott Davis it’s a musical title. That’s because Davis, whose job is to carve the Knoebel school’s new name into stone on the east side of its building, is paid by the letter. […]

DU psychology professors receive grant to study positive thinking

Kateri McRae and Iris Mauss, DU assistant professors of psychology, have received a  $180,000 grant from the Positive Psychology Center of the University of Pennsylvania and the John Templeton Foundation. McRae and Mauss plan to study people who have been through stressful situations, such as a loss of a job […]

Research updates October 2010