Archive for August, 2011

Student law clinic sues feds to protect sharks

Student law clinic sues feds to protect sharks

In the midst of television’s popular “Shark Week” this August, it’s hard to imagine nature’s most fearsome predators are in danger. But DU’s Sturm College of Law Environmental Law Clinic on Aug. 4 filed a federal lawsuit to protect the porbeagle shark from overfishing that has pushed the species to […]

Kibera Working Group gaining accolades (w/video)

DU’s Kibera Working Group (KWG) was selected as one of the 15 best student innovation teams in the country to participate in Open Minds — a video competition and exhibition hosted by the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance and the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. […]

DU law students seek protection for predators during “Shark Week”

In the midst of television’s popular “Shark Week,” it’s hard to imagine nature’s most fearsome predators are, in fact, defenseless against human beings. But the University of Denver (DU) Sturm College of Law Environmental Law Clinic filed a federal lawsuit today to protect the powerful porbeagle shark because it cannot protect itself from overfishing that has pushed the species to the brink of extinction and left it in desperate need of federal protection.

Pioneers Top 10: August 2011

The top 10 countries hitting www.du.edu: 1. United States (Obvious) 2. India (Would have thought China. Chinese students are DU’s largest international student population.) 3. China (There you are! Indian students are DU’s third largest international student population.) 4. Canada (Maybe because we have a hockey team. A good one.) 5. United […]

Vo is an ace at raising money for nonprofits

Vo is an ace at raising money for nonprofits

LoAn Vo surveyed the scene of endless golf tournaments and saw no need for another. She wanted to help local charities and couldn’t bear to build one more high-dollar get-together on the greens. “My friends and I play tennis and, in the tennis community, there’s not a lot of events,” […]

Nagel Art Studios provide function and inspiration

Nagel Art Studios provide function and inspiration

One work of Austin Zucchini-Fowler is striking both in size and in artistry, and it would not have been possible in DU’s former facilities. Zucchini-Fowler, a senior art major from Phoenix, is painting a massive mural on one of the walls of the new painting studio. He’s employing techniques he […]

For the Bookshelf: Werewolf Smackdown

For the Bookshelf: Werewolf Smackdown

For the Bookshelf: Poets on Teaching

For the Bookshelf: Poets on Teaching

Research Updates August 2011

This month in history: August

This month in history: August

Aug. 5, 1967 Denver Broncos play at DU Today we take the National Football League’s AFC and NFC conferences for granted, but there was a time when the long-established NFL and the upstart American Football league absolutely hated each other. In 1970 the two leagues would merge, but prior to […]

Observatory to host NASA “Vesta Fiesta” (w/video)

The University of Denver and the Denver Astronomical Society will host a “Vesta Fiesta” at the University’s historic Chamberlin Observatory. The event celebrates the beginning of the NASA Dawn mission’s year-long visit to the protoplanet Vesta. The Dawn spacecraft left Earth on Sept. 27, 2007, and will reach Vesta this month […]

Professor researches meaning of food in Quechua culture

Professor researches meaning of food in Quechua culture

Eating a meal with Alison Krogel is never just about the food. Krogel, an assistant professor of Spanish at DU, recently wrote a book that explores the way food and cooks appear in various art forms — oral narratives, photographs, poems, songs, novels — among the Quechua, the rural people […]