Archive for December, 2011

University studying feasibility of establishing new medical school

Colorado is facing a critical shortage of primary care physicians, amplified by the aging of the baby-boom generation and population growth in the state. Responding to this critical shortfall, the University of Denver on Dec. 1 announced that it will launch a study to determine the feasibility of a new […]

Holiday CD features Lamont musicians getting in the spirit

Holiday CD features Lamont musicians getting in the spirit

When the members of Denver-based rock band Opie Gone Bad started making a list of local musicians they wanted to join them on their new Opie Gone Christmas CD, they immediately thought of two Lamont School of Music faculty members: classical guitar instructor Masa Ito and jazz piano instructor Eric […]

Boiardi’s cookbook takes cuisine out of the can

Boiardi’s cookbook takes cuisine out of the can

You won’t find recipes for Beefaroni or canned lasagna in Anna Boiardi’s new cookbook, Delicious Memories (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2011). Instead you’ll learn to make gourmet dishes like ravioli with ricotta and squash filling, cotechino with lentils, and baked fennel with butter and Parmesan. Boiardi (BA ’94), whose great […]

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

Alumna Keri Herman is at the top of the freeskiing slope

Alumna Keri Herman is at the top of the freeskiing slope

Keri Herman raced toward the jump going backward. She hit it fast and launched into the air. Herman whipped her body to the right, spun around 720 degrees (two complete revolutions) and grabbed one of her skis. She glided back to earth, landed backward and sped off to the next […]

Pioneers Top 10: Issues impacting the 2012 election

1. The economy. If it recovers, Obama’s in. If it goes into another recession, he’s toast. 2. Wars. If the death toll rises substantially anywhere, that hurts Obama. 3. The ideological extremism of the Republican nominee. 4. The Supreme Court’s ruling on health care reform. 5. Voter turnout efforts. 6. […]

Student documentary on Tuskegee airman wins top honors at film festival

Student documentary on Tuskegee airman wins top honors at film festival

It took communication majors Shane Carrick (BA ’08) and Bobby Deline (BA ’07) a few tries to find the right subject for their documentary film, but when they met Lt. Col. James Harvey they knew they had their man. Harvey, who lives in Denver, was a member of the Tuskegee […]

Interview: Presidential candidate Fred Karger

Interview: Presidential candidate Fred Karger

Since announcing his intention to run for president in 2012, longtime campaign consultant Fred Karger (BA speech communication ’72) 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. […]

For the Bookshelf: Condoleezza Rice

For the Bookshelf: Condoleezza Rice

No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington (Crown Publishers 2011) Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of My Family (Three Rivers Press 2011) By Condoleezza Rice On Nov. 1, Condoleezza Rice (BA political science ’74, PhD international studies ’81) released her second book: No Higher Honor: A Memoir […]

For the Bookshelf: The Tender Cut

For the Bookshelf: The Tender Cut

The Tender Cut By Patricia Adler and Peter Adler New York University Press, 2011 For the past decade, DU sociology Professor Peter Adler and his wife Patti, professor of sociology at the University of Colorado-Boulder, have been studying self-injury. Their book, The Tender Cut (New York University Press, August 2011), […]

Corps Values

Corps Values

For half a century, the Peace Corps has provided DU alumni and students with a life-changing chance to serve.

15 Colorado Artists collective pioneered modern art in Denver (VIDEO)

15 Colorado Artists collective pioneered modern art in Denver (VIDEO)

In 2011, when pretty much anything goes in the world of visual art, it’s hard to imagine what a big deal it was 60 years ago when a handful of Colorado artists left the realm of the real behind to go in a more abstract, modern direction. With 10 DU […]

Symposium brings alumni back to DU classrooms

More than 250 alumni and friends attended DU’s fifth annual Alumni Symposium Sept. 30–Oct. 1. The event highlighted the University’s rich academic tradition and connected alumni with the intellectual life at DU. This year’s keynote speakers were Peter Funt (BA mass communications ’69), a syndicated newspaper columnist and former host […]

Art grad Morehshin Allahyari knows the power of intercultural art projects

Art grad Morehshin Allahyari knows the power of intercultural art projects

Not long after artist Morehshin Allahyari came to the University of Denver from Iran in 2007 for her master’s degree in digital media studies, she says she became “uncomfortable and shocked” by people’s perception of her native country. “[Iran is] more than donkeys in villages, women in hijab, the poor […]

Leadership is serious business for junior Joseph Zhang

Leadership is serious business for junior Joseph Zhang

If you saw a dollar on the ground, would you pick it up? In his winning entry for the University of Denver Magazine “Communities of Change” video contest, junior international business major Joseph Zhang asks this question to explore the issue of community change through the value of a dollar. […]