Archive for March, 2012

Men’s basketball in the ESPN2 spotlight

It seemed fitting that the University of Denver campus was covered in more than a foot of snow when the ESPN2 trucks assembled on Feb. 4 to cover the Pioneer men’s basketball game versus Middle Tennessee that afternoon. People often associate the Mile High City with snow, and DU has […]

DU community turns out for TED simulcast

“You should be nice to nerds. In fact, if you don’t already have a nerd in your life, you should get one.” With those words, Regina Dugan kicked off day three of the TED2012 conference in Long Beach, Calif., on Wednesday. The full day’s lineup of speakers was simulcast to […]

Letter from the Chancellor

Triennial show features work by DU art faculty

Triennial show features work by DU art faculty

Author’s sci-fi thriller draws on his real-life experiences

Author’s sci-fi thriller draws on his real-life experiences

Explosives, world travel and wars. Marc Meyers’ personal and professional adventures in these areas inspired his science fiction thriller Chechnya Jihad (Sunbelt Publications, 2010). Meyers (PhD materials science ’74), an explosives expert and a distinguished professor of materials science at the University of California, San Diego, wove elements of his […]

Lifelong learning sessions come to alumni around the country

DU alumni, prospective students and parents around the country now can engage in academic discussions with DU professors without setting foot on campus. In November, the Office of Alumni Relations partnered with Undergraduate Admission to bring lifelong learning events to DU alumni chapter cities in conjunction with the Ammi Hyde […]

Alum’s iTriage app lets your phone do the diagnosing

Alum’s iTriage app lets your phone do the diagnosing

Fred Ricles was running errands last spring when the vision in one of his eyes became blurry. “It looked like somebody had splashed coffee all over my contact lens,” the Centennial, Colo., man says. Using iTriage, an iPhone application co-developed by emergency room physician Dr. Wayne Guerra (MBA ’07), Ricles […]

Alumna and former Miss America Rebecca Dreman battling cancer with help of her family

Alumna and former Miss America Rebecca Dreman battling cancer with help of her family

Rebecca (King) Dreman (JD ’77) is a former Miss Colorado who was named Miss America in 1974. But today she’s more like a boxer in a knock-down, drag-out fight — a fight for her life. In September 2010, after she felt a marshmallow-like lump in her arm, doctors gave her […]

Mark Condon adds a green touch to Red Rocks Country Club

Mark Condon adds a green touch to Red Rocks Country Club

Mark Condon is focused on making putting greens even greener. Condon (MA ’84) is the general manager of Red Rocks Country Club, a private golf club located in Morrison, Colo., near the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The club has gardens, two private lakes and 1,000 acres of private open space […]

Chef Boiardi pays tribute to family legacy in new cookbook

Chef Boiardi pays tribute to family legacy in new cookbook

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 […]

Alumni video goes viral

DU has its own viral video star: In 2008, Marlow Cowan (MSW ’49) and his wife, Fran, gave an impromptu concert on the piano in the Mayo Clinic atrium in Rochester, Minn., while killing time between medical tests. Their rollicking performance of “Put on Your Old Gray Bonnet” was filmed […]

Ed Estlow’s life in ink

Ed Estlow’s life in ink

When DU trustee and former news executive Edward Estlow (BA ’42) recounts the stories of his storied life, he subscribes to a maxim out of his industry’s early primers: Just the facts, please. Consider this crisp anecdote, served with a pinch of dry humor and a stealth punch line: “With […]

Northwest lavender farm inspired by study-abroad trip to France

Northwest lavender farm inspired by study-abroad trip to France

As a DU student in the 1970s, Sarah Richards definitely inhaled. But it’s not what you think. It was 1972, and 21-year-old Richards and her friends spilled out of the bus that had dropped them on the edge of the town of Grasse, in Provence, France, the center of the […]

Former Miss America battling cancer with help of her family

Former Miss America battling cancer with help of her family

Rebecca (King) Dreman (JD ’77) is a former Miss Colorado who was named Miss America in 1974. But today she’s more like a boxer in a knock-down, drag-out fight — a fight for her life. In September 2010, after she felt a marshmallow-like lump in her arm, doctors gave her […]

Alum Rory Vaden shoots to top of self-help book charts

Alum Rory Vaden shoots to top of self-help book charts

What is the key to Rory Vaden’s success? It’s all in his bestselling book, Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success (Perigree Trade, 2012). Since it was published on Feb. 7, the self-help book has jumped to the top of its category in bestseller lists published by The […]