Archive for February, 2011

Pioneers Top 10: Ways to show your partner you love them

Pioneers Top 10: Ways to show your partner you love them

DU astronomer earns a view from space

DU astronomer earns a view from space

University of Denver Professor Toshiya Ueta deals in the big picture, looking at what’s not visible to human eyes from a platform cloaked in shadow high above the Earth. His quest is to understand the life cycle of stars. As an astronomer, he studies the very biggest questions of how […]

Pioneers hockey player checks in with figure skating coach

Pioneers hockey player checks in with figure skating coach

Broken teeth. Shattered jaws. Fist fights. Fair or not, we tend to think of hockey players in blustery, macho terms rather than in images of precision and grace. So it might be surprising to learn that Dustin “Dusty” Jackson — a 6-foot-3-inch, 205-pound forward for the University of Denver Pioneers […]

Boston chamber orchestra makes A Far Cry at Newman Center

Boston chamber orchestra makes A Far Cry at Newman Center

Music has long been heralded for its power to bring people together, but the Boston-based chamber orchestra A Far Cry takes the idea of musical community to a whole new level. The collaborative group of 16 young string players performs without a conductor, connects with fans via blogs and online […]

For the bookshelf: The People Reloaded

For the bookshelf: The People Reloaded

The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future Edited by Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel Melville House Publishing, 2011 Since June of 2009, the Islamic Republic of Iran has seen the most dramatic political upheaval in its three decades of rule. What began as a series […]

For the bookshelf: Patrick’s Home Run

Patrick’s Home Run By Elizabeth McCarthy Tate Publishing, 2010   War has many victims. But one group of people affected by the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan can’t fend for themselves, and Elizabeth McCarthy is determined to do something about it. “When a parent is deployed, children don’t fully understand […]

This month in history: February

This month in history: February

Pioneers basketball vs. People’s Republic of China February 1980   On Feb. 2, 1980, the DU Fieldhouse played host to an international athletic competition when the Pioneers men’s basketball team took on the People’s Republic of China’s Junior National Team in an exhibition scrimmage. Although the young team was “quick […]

University resumes classes

The University of Denver resumed classes and operations on Wednesday. Students, faculty and staff should sign up for the University’s Critical Incident Notification System to receive information regarding weather alerts and campus closures. The system will notify people in case of an emergency or a closure due to weather. If […]

DU expected to open Wednesday after wintry weather

DU expected to open Wednesday after wintry weather

DU is closed today after a powerful winter storm moving across the country hit Colorado on Monday with ice, snow and cold temperatures. The University closed late Monday afternoon and is expected to open again on Wednesday. All classes were cancelled and faculty and staff were told not to come […]