Archive for November, 2015

Former English professor’s influential novel celebrates 50th anniversary

Former English professor’s influential novel celebrates 50th anniversary

Initially, the book sold barely 2,000 copies. But, through a series of reviews in publications ranging from The New Yorker to Time and The Guardian, “Stoner” found new fans and emerged as a cult classic, leading to rereleases and additional printings domestically and internationally. On Nov. 3, New York Review Books released a special 50th-anniversary hardback edition, complete with previously unpublished correspondence between Williams and his agent about the book’s writing and publication

Law school’s strategic plan targets the student experience

“When I became interim dean in 2009, I thought it would be good if everyone was on the same page. And if that page was heavily informed by high-quality data and feedback from our stakeholders, all the better,” Katz says. “A lot of people at that time talked about the importance of a dean’s vision. But to me, it seemed silly to talk about a vision if that vision wasn’t in line with the goals and aspirations of the key stakeholders — particularly the faculty, who are the people who get things done at a law school.”

Campus Safety receives international accreditation from CALEA

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA) has awarded the Division of Campus Safety (DCS) at the University of Denver with its Campus Security Accreditation. Members of Campus Safety received the award on Nov. 21 at the commission’s conference in Miami. The CALEA accreditation program is voluntary […]

Social work student inspired by health care internship

Social work student inspired by health care internship

Kayley Carson, a second-year student in the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW), has been passionate about social work since she was an undergraduate. While studying psychology at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo., she was inspired to pursue social work after completing an internship in palliative care with the […]

Sports, music and dance on tap for campus over the holidays

Sports, music and dance on tap for campus over the holidays

Nov. 23 marks the end of the fall quarter for the University of Denver, but campus won’t be completely empty. Three varsity teams have games, and the Newman Center for the Performing Arts will be abuzz with holiday concerts by national and local performers from ballet to brass bands. Visit […]

DU to launch interdisciplinary center for entrepreneurship and innovation

DU to launch interdisciplinary center for entrepreneurship and innovation

Dubbed Project X-ITE, the initiative looks to position DU as a global leader in entrepreneurship-related higher education, and to increase the University’s visibility in Denver’s startup scene. The University-wide initiative will be kicked off in December by the Daniels College of Business, the Sturm College of Law and the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science; eventually it will grow to include expertise and contributions from across campus.

DU’s Strategic Issues Program issues recommendations for holding legislators accountable

In an era of polarized politics, finger-pointing and gridlock, U.S. citizens are becoming increasingly frustrated with the performance of their legislatures, both at the federal and state levels — and many people feel powerless to hold these institutions accountable. It is this troubling trend — declining public trust in a […]

Internationalization office sends updated information after attacks in Paris and elsewhere

You may have received — as has the Office of International Education — some inquiries from students and parents regarding the continuation of study-abroad programs for fall 2015. At this time there are no plans to bring DU students home early. There also are no plans to cancel faculty-led courses to Europe scheduled for later this month.

Men’s soccer takes Summit League title, hosts first-ever NCAA Tournament home game Sunday

Men’s soccer takes Summit League title, hosts first-ever NCAA Tournament home game Sunday

The top-seeded University of Denver men’s soccer team won its third straight Summit League Championship Saturday afternoon with a 2-0 win over Oral Roberts at CIBER Field at the University of Denver Soccer Stadium. The Pioneers have earned the No. 13 seed in the 2015 NCAA Tournament and will play the winner of SMU and Utah Valley on Sunday in Denver in the first NCAA Tournament home game in program history.

Photography major distills her talents into top slot at Hangar 1

Photography major distills her talents into top slot at Hangar 1

Since January 2014, Caley Shoemaker (BFA ’09) has been head distiller at California-based Hangar 1 Vodka, headquartered at an old airplane shelter at the Alameda Naval Air Station near San Francisco. She’s one of the few female distillers in the country, and she’s making a name for herself — and her product — in the Bay Area’s bustling artisanal beverage and cocktail scene.