Archive for December, 2011

Anonymous 4 visits Newman Center for a little holiday harmony

Anonymous 4 visits Newman Center for a little holiday harmony

From Gregorian chants to the Beach Boys to the pop-influenced groups on NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” there’s always been something about voices singing together in harmony that thrills the human spirit. “When you see people working together in harmony, whether it’s music or not, that kind of corporate unity of intent […]

Patent lawyer Ellen Winner is a shaman on the side

Patent lawyer Ellen Winner is a shaman on the side

Most patent attorneys don’t include shamanism in their list of hobbies, but for Ellen Winner, the combination is a natural fit. Winner (JD ’81) says her interest started in 1984 when she read The Way of the Shaman by Michael Harner. She attended a seminar and took classes, then traveled […]

DU researchers have a blast at ballistics lab

DU researchers have a blast at ballistics lab

The University of Denver blows up, shoots at and blasts holes in more stuff before noon than most universities do all day. Measuring and documenting havoc wreaked by .50-caliber bullets, cannon blasts of ball bearings and dozens of explosive concoctions, researchers at DU’s Applied Research and Technology Institute toil at […]

DU hockey blogger Damien Goddard does it all for the fans

DU hockey blogger Damien Goddard does it all for the fans

Damien Goddard may be part rebel, but he’s all Pioneer. The University of Denver graduate, blogger and DU hockey uber-fan doesn’t always toe the school line, but his devotion to the hockey program, the fans, and ultimately to DU school spirit is unquestionable. Goddard, 46, graduated with a business management […]

Novel details military service during ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Novel details military service during ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Dedicated to those who serve in silence, Don’t Tell (Lethe Press, 2011) chronicles a romantic relationship between two women in the military in the 1980s. Author Kathy Kron (JD ’99) says the story was inspired by her own experiences in basic training and military service at Fort Carson, Colo., before […]

Straight Shooter

Straight Shooter

Compromise and common sense mark the career of Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi.

Student Scott Larson saves a life in Colorado high country

Scott Larson, a 21-year-old senior international business major, is credited with saving a man’s life on June 18 near Buena Vista, Colo. That afternoon, as Larson was returning to his car after hiking Mount Antero, a man ran toward him, screaming for help. That man, Jim Denton, told Larson that […]

Stoked

Stoked

Alumna Keri Herman is at the top of her game as one of the best female freeskiers in the world.

Poetry: “Seed Starters,” by Meghan Howes

Research Updates December 2011

Blame the Banks?

Blame the Banks?

Professor George DeMartino says economists also had a hand in causing America’s Great Recession.

DU launches initiative to educate lawyers of tomorrow in a new way

DU launches initiative to educate lawyers of tomorrow in a new way

The University of Denver is leading a charge that will change the way today’s lawyers are taught to navigate tomorrow’s legal world, battle-testing students while they are still in the classroom and challenging them to think like lawyers instead of law students. In August, the DU-based Institute for the Advancement […]