Archive for October, 2010

Car wash to raise money for alums’ nonprofit

Running an errand this Friday afternoon can help underprivileged infants and toddlers in the Denver area. Chaplain Gary Brower will host a car wash Oct. 8 from 3:30–6 p.m. at DU parking lot 108, located at Buchtel Boulevard and Josephine Street. Proceeds benefit WeeCycle, a nonprofit run by two DU […]

Alum goes from farm to foreign affairs

Alum goes from farm to foreign affairs

Thumbing through old issues of National Geographic in her attic as a child, Deborah Sisbarro gazed into the far corners of the world from her small farm in Kansas. She knew from that point that she couldn’t settle for the quiet wheat fields of her hometown. Sisbarro (MGS ’08) is […]

Kehn hits new note with music for kids

If you get an e-mail from Conrad Kehn (BM ’96, MM ’00) you’ll see a quote from pianist and poet Cecil Taylor that reads, “You practice so that you can invent. Discipline? No! The joy of practicing leads you to the celebration of the creation.” The quote helps you understand […]

For the bookshelf: How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street

How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street By Allan Roth Wiley, 2009 Allan Roth thinks kids can teach adults something about investing. The key to wise investing really comes down to simplicity, says the DU adjunct professor. Roth’s book follows the story of his son Kevin, who learned simple investing […]

Knoebel School to be dedicated Oct. 19

Knoebel School to be dedicated Oct. 19

DU’s Daniels College of Business will change the name of the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management to the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management at a private naming event on Oct. 19.  Betty Knoebel, widow of Denver food services pioneer Ferdinand “Fritz” Knoebel, gave DU $17.5 million in […]

DU students spend summer in impoverished area of Cairo

DU students spend summer in impoverished area of Cairo

Erin Walrath has a passion for working with children. Liz Gerdeman enjoys the relationship between mental and physical health. They both found what they were looking for as they served in the health and education programs of the Al-Darb Al-Ahmar community of Cairo, Egypt, — one of the oldest and […]

Professor’s new book addresses human side of disaster

Professor’s new book addresses human side of disaster

Whether it is ongoing war or recent natural disasters, there is no shortage of calamity in the world. Thomas Drabek, DU’s John Evans professor and professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology and Criminology, has explored how humans react to all kinds of disaster in his new book The Human […]

Hilltop Stadium opened in 1926

Hilltop Stadium opened in 1926

On Oct. 2, 1926, the University of Denver football team stepped onto the gridiron of Hilltop Stadium for the first time, achieving a 27-7 victory over archrival Colorado School of Mines. With room for up to 25,000 fans, the new stadium far surpassed the makeshift field at University Park — […]

Pioneers Top 10 October 2010

Pioneers Top 10 October 2010

Most-watched videos on DU’s YouTube channel 1. Skiing on Carnegie Green 2. Pioneer Passage 3. Why I Chose DU 4. Free Bike Library Launches 5. Finding DNA Markers in Forensic Testing 6. Graduate Commencement 2009 7. Centennial Residence Hall Tour 8. Archaeological Dig at Amache Internship 9. Around Campus 10. […]

For the bookshelf: Cats’ Night Out

For the bookshelf: Cats’ Night Out

International Disaster Psychology professors receives Fulbright

Psychology Professor Thomas Barrett has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach at the University of Zagreb and to do research on mental health services in Croatia.

Spotted! DU’s best of the web roundup for October 4, 2010

Emergency notification system keeps campus informed

Last week, college students across the country were given a grim reminder of just how important emergency notification can be when Colton Tooley, a sophomore math major at the University of Texas-Austin shot himself with an AK-47 at UT’s Perry-Castañeda Library. While the bloodshed was limited to Tooley, other campus […]

NYT editor not worried about the future of newspapers

Andrew Rosenthal (BA ’78), editorial page editor of The New York Times, told a room of about 25 media, film and journalism students that the future of newspapers is not online. Rosenthal said newspapers will eventually be replaced, but until someone develops something as useful as the paper — where […]

Women’s 2010 soccer off on the right foot

Women’s 2010 soccer off on the right foot

In sports, when a team of 25 has 11 freshmen and five sophomores, you invariably hear the phrase rebuilding year kicked around. And yes, you could call the University of Denver Pioneers women’s soccer team a lot of things: young, small, even inexperienced. But another term that’s fitting like a […]