Archive for November, 2010

Professor receives grant to study effects of good health in Bangladesh

Professor receives grant to study effects of good health in Bangladesh

In the United States, television shows like “The Bachelor” and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” suggest that to attract a man, women need only be sexy, fashionable and fun. So it might surprise some to learn that in developing nations, the first step toward better marriage prospects is—wait for it—eliminating […]

DU ranks fourth for study abroad, according to new report

DU ranks fourth in the nation among doctoral and research institutions in its percentage of undergraduate students who study abroad, according to the 2010 Open Doors report released Nov. 15 by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The report, which reflects data from the 2008–09 academic year, shows DU sent […]

Injured Pioneer Martin, ‘lucky to be here, happy to be here’

Injured Pioneer Martin, ‘lucky to be here, happy to be here’

For University of Denver hockey standout Jesse Martin, the biggest difference in his life may have been made by a tiny sliver of bone. Martin, 22, was looking to get the puck out of his own zone in the second period of an Oct. 30 game at rival North Dakota […]

Men’s soccer team qualifies for NCAA tournament

Men’s soccer team qualifies for NCAA tournament

The University of Denver men’s soccer team will play the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos in Santa Barbara, Calif., in the first round of the NCAA tournament Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. This marks the second NCAA tournament appearance for the Pioneers under Denver head coach Bobby Muuss, who also led DU […]

Flobots member guest-directs Spirituals Project’s ‘home’ concert

Flobots member guest-directs Spirituals Project’s ‘home’ concert

The Spirituals Project had a lot of issues it wanted to tackle with its annual concert this year: immigration, racism, homophobia and more. To guest artistic director Stephen Brackett — aka rapper Brer Rabbit of Denver-based hip-hop band Flobots — it all boiled down to one concept: home. “A good […]

DU students rate education experiences higher than students at peer institutions, survey shows

Eighty-six percent of surveyed first-year University of Denver students reported a favorable image of the institution, and 79 percent of surveyed seniors would choose DU again if they could start their college career over, according to the 2010 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).      NSSE’s annual survey results provide diagnostic, […]

New professor debuts clarinet skills in Nov. 18 concert

New professor debuts clarinet skills in Nov. 18 concert

Jeremy Reynolds wants to hike every 14er in Colorado. Although he’s already hiked two, the rest are going to have to wait. Reynolds — the Lamont School of Music’s newest faculty member and the school’s first full-time clarinet instructor — is too busy practicing four hours a day to get […]

Widow honors husband’s memory with career

Nannette Byrne-Haupt (BA psychology, criminology ’05) shares a memory of her husband, Ryan. While on leave from Iraq and dressed in camouflage (as a sniper, invisibility is a must), he set out for the backyard to hide from his two dogs. “He told me to wait a minute and then […]

Penrose Library extends hours for fall finals

Penrose Library will once again extend its hours to accommodate students studying for finals. The library will be open 24 hours a day beginning Nov. 14 through midnight Nov. 22. The BookDrop Café will be open until midnight during this time. The café will offer free drip coffee and cookies […]

Changes are in store for campus e-mail accounts

University Technology Services is making broad changes to student and alumni e-mail accounts. Starting this month, DU will forward e-mail to off-campus e-mail accounts. Students and alumni will keep their firstname.lastname@du.edu mailing address but will be required to set up a “preferred” off-campus e-mail address, which will receive their campus […]

DU to join Western Athletic Conference in 2012

After years of growth, the University of Denver marked one of the biggest moments in its athletic history Nov. 11 as school officials announced that DU will move into the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) beginning in the 2012–13 season. “This is a day we all envisioned, we just didn’t know […]

TEDxDU talk about Native American reparations goes global

When photojournalist Aaron Huey (BFA ’99) took the TEDxDU stage in May and called for the U.S. to honor its treaties with American Indians, his message reached a few thousand people. Now he has the potential to reach a global audience of millions. Huey’s TEDx presentation — “America’s native prisoners […]

Historic piano donated to Morgridge College of Education

In the late 1880s, many of Colorado’s early pioneers — including artists, civic leaders, educators, clergy and members of the Navajo and Ute Nation tribes — were invited to the Durango, Colo., home of Senator Charles Newman and his wife, Marian Chestnut Newman, for a slice of civility in the […]

National survey shows DU students rank education experiences higher than students at peer institutions

Eighty-six percent of surveyed first-year University of Denver (DU) students report a favorable image of the institution, and 79 percent of surveyed seniors would choose this school again if they could start their college career over, according to the 2010 National Survey of Student Engagement.

Fourteen Seventy-Two aims to become Pearl Street’s latest pearl

What’s the difference between dining at Fourteen Seventy-Two, a new restaurant on South Pearl Street, and eating at home? Home doesn’t have bison green chili, bouillabaisse Pacifica, meatloaf with curry sauce, bacon-wrapped asparagus, plantains or homemade ice cream. But Fourteen Seventy-Two will when the new eatery opens in the spring. […]