Archive for September, 2011

Penrose website offers new search options

In mid-August, Penrose Library launched two new Web search interfaces: Summon@DU and Credo. Both interfaces make research easier and more efficient for students. “With Summon and Credo, students will have quick and easy access to a vast, interdisciplinary collection of scholarly books, articles and reference works,” says Carrie Forbes, instruction […]

Astronaut to land at DU

Astronaut to land at DU

NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren will visit with students and deliver a presentation in the Boettcher Center auditorium from 3:30–5 p.m. Sept. 26 as part of the agency’s traveling “Destination: Station” program. Lindgren was selected in June 2009 as one of 14 members of the 20th NASA astronaut class. He recently graduated […]

Classical guitarist Masakazu Ito to hold benefit concert for Japan

Classical guitarist Masakazu Ito to hold benefit concert for Japan

On March 11, 2011, the world watched as an 8.9-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan triggered a tsunami on the northeastern coast of the country. Masakazu Ito watched in disbelief. “The devastation, the overpowering force of the water … I just knew I wanted to do my part to […]

Research Updates September 2011

Ricks students carry umbrellas for peace

Ricks students carry umbrellas for peace

To celebrate the International Day of Peace, the students and staff at DU’s Ricks Center for Gifted Children walked throughout the University of Denver campus on Sept. 21 carrying colorful, self-decorated umbrellas to raise awareness of the value of an attitude of peace.

Former DU basketball player wins Mr. Olympia

Former DU basketball player wins Mr. Olympia

Former DU men’s basketball player Phil Heath won the 2011 Mr. Olympia contest, beating out four-time winner Jay Cutler (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010). The contest ran from Sept. 15–18 in Las Vegas. Nicknamed “The Gift,” Heath became the 13th Mr. Olympia winner since the contest started in 1965, joining the […]

Sporting Event of the Week: DU vs. Middle Tennessee in women’s soccer

Sporting Event of the Week: DU vs. Middle Tennessee in women’s soccer

Last year, DU’s women’ soccer team plowed its way through the Sun Belt Conference regular season, sweeping all 11 conference opponents en route to the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. DU won its first two tournament games to earn a spot against Middle Tennessee for the conference title […]

Daniels ranked 15th in the world by the Aspen Institute

The University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business has demonstrated significant leadership in integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into its MBA program, according to the Aspen Institute’s 2011-2012 edition of Beyond Grey Pinstripes.

DU student film wins top honors at Estes Park film fest

Right Click > Find Date, a short film about online dating made by graduate students in a  Department of Media, Film and Journalism studies documentary class, took home the prize for best student film at the Estes Park Film Festival on Sept. 18. “We really enjoyed this one; it really […]

Eco-friendly grad student speeds her way to world record

Eco-friendly grad student speeds her way to world record

Eva Hakansson’s need for speed is of world record proportions. Hakansson rocketed “KillaJoule” — a 19-foot, 1,200-pound electric streamliner motorcycle — to the first world record for that class of motorcycle at the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah on Aug. 30. The DU grad […]

University Park celebrates 125th anniversary

In the 1880s, when the University of Denver announced plans to move its campus from downtown to south Denver, developers started planning University Park, a colony that would be home to scholars and to serious religious men and women lured by the promise of “pure air, no smoke, no saloons, […]

Professor recognized for preserving Spanish literature

DU Spanish Professor Ralph DiFranco has spent decades unearthing poetry that has been buried in manuscripts and rare books for up to 400 years. For his work, he’s been chosen as the recipient of the José Vasconcelos International Award, which is given each year by the Mexican cultural organization Frente […]

Karger runs longshot bid for president

Karger runs longshot bid for president

Since announcing his intention to run for president in 2012, Fred Karger has made a name for himself as the openly gay Jewish Republican candidate whose platform includes reforming education, lowering the voting age and bringing a spirit of cooperation back to Washington. Lately, though, Karger (BA speech communication ’72) […]

Vocal music major part of ‘Sing-Off’ contestant Urban Method

Vocal music major part of ‘Sing-Off’ contestant Urban Method

Being a member of DU a cappella group the Idiosingcrasies was sophomore Katie Turley’s ticket to appearing on season three of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” but not in the way she expected. While the DU ensemble was recording its debut CD with local music producer Tony Huerta, Huerta asked Turley if […]

Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site to commemorate milestone

DU’s Center for Judaic Studies and Holocaust Awareness Institute will host a ceremony to mark the completion of the first phase of the Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site. The event, which is free, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the site, which is located at the base […]