Archive for October, 2011

DU public policy institute to host education reform debate

DU’s Institute for Public Policy is tackling one of the most hotly debated policy topics in Colorado: education reform. The DU and Denver communities are invited to hear from four of the state’s leading reformers at “CounterPoints: School Reform,” a panel debate moderated by former Gov. Richard Lamm. In a […]

The rising NHL tide wasn’t able to wash away DU’s Shore line

The rising NHL tide wasn’t able to wash away DU’s Shore line

Drew Shore could not have been blamed if he had opted for a one-way ticket out of Denver earlier this year. The trend in big-time college hockey, after all, is for elite players to jump into the professional ranks as soon possible. As the leading scorer for the University of […]

Forecast is sunny for alumna’s solar power career

Forecast is sunny for alumna’s solar power career

Martha Symko-Davies (PhD ’97) had a memorable May 20. She got to meet Vice President Joe Biden and show him around the Process Development and Integration Laboratory (PDIL) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Both Biden and his boss are very interested in that work. […]

As the Fall Classic commences, grad student recalls a summer internship in Cooperstown

As the Fall Classic commences, grad student recalls a summer internship in Cooperstown

Jenny Rodger did what any Chicago Cubs fan might do upon entering the plaque gallery in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for the first time. She went looking for Cubs great Ryne Sandberg. Rodger, who will complete course work for a master’s of library and information science […]

Artists display their botanical illustrations at DU’s anthropology gallery

Artists display their botanical illustrations at DU’s anthropology gallery

Work by students and instructors from the Denver Botanic Gardens’ Botanical Illustration program is on display in Art Meets Science, running through Oct. 28 at the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology Gallery in Sturm Hall 102. The show features more than 50 botanical plates, plus field journals, samples from […]

Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute dissects green energy issues

While generating clean energy from renewable sources such as wind farms and solar arrays may sound like the kind of energy solutions everyone agrees with, there’s a hitch: getting the power to the people. Wind farms and the huge arrays of solar panels that can generate significant amounts of energy […]

Sporting Event of the Week: Pioneer Athletics Day

Sporting Event of the Week: Pioneer Athletics Day

The University of Denver is being recognized with dual proclamations from Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock that declare Oct. 22, 2011, “University of Denver Pioneer Athletics Day.” The proclamations recognize DU’s fourth-consecutive Learfield Sports I-AAA Directors Cup, which is awarded annually to the highest achieving non-football […]

New degree to focus on technology and innovation

DU students will now have a new degree option: emergent digital practices. The degree combines the digital media studies (DMS) and electronic media arts and design programs (eMAD). Professors hope the new degree program appeals to students who want to work on the cutting edge of technology and innovation, generating […]

Research Updates October 2011

J-Mac residence hall earns Energy Star certification

Johnson-McFarlane, we’re going make you a star. An Energy Star, that is. The University of Denver’s three-year overhaul and energy upgrade at Johnson-McFarlane residence hall — commonly known as J-Mac — has earned the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star certification, placing the facility in the top 25 percent of college […]

Murray takes over the crease for the Pioneers

Murray takes over the crease for the Pioneers

There is not a single person in head coach George Gwozdecky’s vaunted hockey program that would ever be caught reveling in a teammate’s misfortune — especially among the team’s goaltenders. The netminders are a tight fraternity, often relying on one another for technical advice and emotional support after tough games. […]

Free Press receives Estlow Center’s Anvil of Freedom award

Craig Aaron, president of Free Press, on Oct. 11 accepted the 2011 Anvil of Freedom Award from the Edward W. and Charlotte A. Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media. “I’m honored to be here and accept the award on behalf of the staff,” Aaron said to a luncheon […]

Lamont Featured Performance: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet Master Class

Lamont Featured Performance: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet Master Class

The Berlin Philharmonic has more than 100 musicians and is considered one of the best orchestras in the world. The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet has only five members, but has been described as “arguably the best ensemble of its kind in the world” by the Manchester Evening News. And DU […]

DU offering workshop on Islam and Arab spring

DU’s Religious Studies Department is hosting a workshop called “Teaching Islam.” While the workshop is aimed at graduate students and high school teachers, it is also open to any interested community members. “This program is a great opportunity for graduate students in religious studies, international studies, and related fields to […]

Gwozdecky’s coaching tree stretches far and wide

Gwozdecky’s coaching tree stretches far and wide

It is the sort of trip down memory lane George Gwozdecky simply has been too busy to take. Sitting on the cusp of his 400th victory as the head coach of the University of Denver hockey team, Gwozdecky is about to begin his 18th season at DU. He has collected […]