Archive for October, 2015

Professor maps ancient burial sites using radar technology

Professor maps ancient burial sites using radar technology

Lawrence Conyers knows just how challenging and rewarding field research can be. The University of Denver anthropology professor has crisscrossed the globe — from El Salvador to Australia — exploring and mapping ancient burial sites using ground-penetrating radar (GPR) technology. Conyers’ latest project returned him to the rugged Australian outback, […]

Business students learn to look dapper at annual ‘Dress Code’ fashion show

Business students learn to look dapper at annual ‘Dress Code’ fashion show

On a cool fall evening in October, more than 30 undergraduate DU business students received coaching in one of the least-taught but most-important business skills: how to dress appropriately for interviewing and for holding down the all-important first job. The fifth annual “Dress Code” fashion show, hosted by the Daniels […]

Author uncovers the ‘ghosts of DU’

Author uncovers the ‘ghosts of DU’

Goodstein uncovered plenty of bones in his latest book, The Ghosts of University Park, Platt Park and Beyond (New Social Publications, 2010), in which he examines historic south Denver and the stories — good and bad — of its people and places.

Alumna receives $30,000 creative writing award

Alumna receives $30,000 creative writing award

When Amanda Rea came to the University of Denver as a freshman, it was only the second time she had ever seen a city. “I came to Denver once, when I was 14, for the state spelling bee,” she says. “My English teacher brought me, and that was the first […]

Former University College dean Peter Warren dies at 77

Peter Warren — who served the University of Denver as a visionary dean of University College, as vice provost for global development and as an associate professor of mathematics — died on Oct. 15 at his home in Lower Downtown Denver. He was 77. Born in 1938 in New York, […]

Class matches hospitality students with refugees for a lesson in managing human capital

Class matches hospitality students with refugees for a lesson in managing human capital

The award-winning class was born in 2012, when Cheri Young, an associate professor in the Knoebel School, established a relationship with Denver’s African Community Center (ACC). The ACC helps refugees who have fled to America after suffering persecution in their home countries. The Knoebel students work directly with refugees through ACC’s Commercial Food Safety and Service Training Program, a 90-hour course that provides hands-on education about food service sanitation, customer service and American work culture.

Campus K-8 school seeks to deepen partnerships with DU

Campus K-8 school seeks to deepen partnerships with DU

Students at DU’s Ricks Center for Gifted Children take full advantage of their location on a college campus, performing school plays at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, taking gym class at the Coors Fitness Center, researching projects at the Anderson Academic Commons and enjoying access to experts across […]

Panel explores the potential of interdisciplinary collaboration

Through new collaborative efforts among colleges, interdisciplinary education is taking shape at DU. Consider the recent Master Scholar CEO panel discussion, sponsored by the Sturm College of Law and featuring alumni from four colleges and five industries, who gathered on campus to share their professional experiences with students and community […]

Students, seniors come together in unique croquet partnership

Students, seniors come together in unique croquet partnership

Once a month, a group of roughly 10 DU students and staff gather in the Centennial Towers ballroom to play croquet. The sound of mallets smashing balls across the fake grass raises the curiosity of many passersby — many of who watch and ask questions. What is going on? Why […]

Electrical engineering major expands his horizons with fellowship in Brazil

Electrical engineering major expands his horizons with fellowship in Brazil

Arriving in Brazil in July as a Global Fellow with education-based nonprofit US-Brazil Connect, University of Denver junior Jake Sigmond was faced with a huge challenge. He was in the country to teach English to a group of public high school students, none of whom spoke a word of English. […]