Archive for November, 2012

Interview: Provost Gregg Kvistad on Renew DU

Interview: Provost Gregg Kvistad on Renew DU

In 2011, Provost Gregg Kvistad charged a task force of faculty members and administrators with creating — and testing — new ways to improve learning at every level of the University. The initiative is called Renew DU.   Q: What is driving Renew DU? A: There are a few drivers […]

Alumna helps prison lifers brighten their space with an organic garden

Alumna helps prison lifers brighten their space with an organic garden

Drabness inspired Terry Meyer in late summer 2010. As a volunteer Pilates instructor in one of the women’s prisons of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, she would walk by the women’s minimum facility, where prisoners soon to be released were jabbing at trash with spiked sticks. Meyer (BA ’75), […]

TV experience informs alum’s debut crime novel

TV experience informs alum’s debut crime novel

James Conway (BA ’71) has worked in film and television for more than 30 years, so it’s only fitting that he set his debut novel, the mystery thriller Dead and Not So Buried, in the world of show business. Inspired by legendary mystery writers such as Dashiell Hammett and Raymond […]

Alumna Sharon Orlopp champions diversity, inclusivity at Walmart

Alumna Sharon Orlopp champions diversity, inclusivity at Walmart

Sharon House Orlopp grew up knowing about hatred and intolerance. Her parents — who were from very different religious and socioeconomic backgrounds — faced animosity even within their own families. “Both sets of my grandparents were not happy that my parents married,” says the University of Denver alumna (BA ’81), […]

Summer class teaches students about urban farming

Summer class teaches students about urban farming

Eleven University of Denver students got their hands dirty studying agriculture, food production and more as part of a summer quarter class called Urban Farming. Through site visits, guest speakers and in-depth discussions, students learned about food production, the local-food movement and how food travels from farm to table. They […]

Senior Laura Hendrickson on path to bioengineering career

Senior Laura Hendrickson on path to bioengineering career

Bestselling author Karen Salmansohn said, “Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret, or fear.” This is the motto by which University of Denver senior Laura Hendrickson lives her life. Hendrickson, who hails from the small town of Los Gatos, Calif., says she fell […]

Alum photographer creates 360-degree view of campus

Alum photographer creates 360-degree view of campus

Photographer Jim Doolittle (MBA ’95) created this 360-degree view of campus by stitching together 12 separate photographs in Photoshop. Doolittle, senior vice president of business development for Colorado-based marketing agency Digital Globe Services, got serious about photography nine years ago and now moonlights shooting landscapes, portraits, long exposures, fashion and […]

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Yearbooks, photos and more archived on new Digital DU site

Yearbooks, photos and more archived on new Digital DU site

There’s a lot of official University history available for perusal at the new Digital DU website: archival photographs, meeting minutes, media guides. But for those who want a more authentic glimpse at what was going on at the University during any given year, the site’s collection of digitized yearbooks is […]

Professor’s new book challenges views of the American Revolution

Professor’s new book challenges views of the American Revolution

According to Alan Gilbert, there were two revolutions in America in the mid-1770s — one for American independence from the British and the other for the emancipation of slaves. In his new book, Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independence (University of Chicago Press, 2012), […]

Students help shape campus sustainability efforts

Junior Jessica Morton, an electrical engineering major, is an active voting member of the University of Denver Sustainability Council. She started the outdoor recycling program her freshman year.   Q: What is the Sustainability Council?  A: The Sustainability Council is a group of faculty, staff and students who are dedicated […]

University of Denver Magazine wins regional awards

The University of Denver Magazine has received two awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

University of Denver Poll “Spot On” with Election Results

Exit polls of Colorado voters on Election Day were consistent with the post-debate poll conducted by the University of Denver in early October — following the first Presidential Debate on Oct. 3.

Women’s soccer team advances to second round of NCAA Tournament

Women’s soccer team advances to second round of NCAA Tournament

The University of Denver women’s soccer team got a goal in the first half and two more in the second to upend Colorado College 3-1 in the NCAA Tournament First Round on Saturday afternoon at CIBER Field at the University of Denver Soccer Stadium. DU’s victory is the Pioneers second […]

DU Strategic Issues Program to probe campaign finance

With an estimated $6 billion spent on campaigning in the recently completed 2012 election cycle and with Colorado voters demanding change, the University of Denver Strategic Issues Program (SIP) announced Nov. 9 it will study the role of money in American politics. SIP Director Jim Griesemer announced the program’s focus […]