Articles written by: Lorne Fultonberg

Former Pioneers basketball player Tyesha Lowery is a a quarterback and wide receiver on the Mile High Blaze women’s football team. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Former DU basketball player reinvents herself on the football field

The knees don’t bend like they used to. The aches and pains are pretty much a constant now. Still, Tyesha Lowery’s gold-cleated feet dance nimbly around the cones on the grass. The way they used to on the basketball court. “They call me ‘Smooth’ now,” says Lowery (BSBA ’06, MA […]

Studying the relationship between dementia and money management

Studying the relationship between dementia and money management

To detect heart disease, doctors test cholesterol. To catch diabetes, they examine blood sugar. But uncovering Alzheimer’s? An accountant may have the edge, according to research under way at DU’s Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging (KIHA). “We know through research that the first clinical markers of cognitive decline are found […]

Julia Farrell graduated in June with a double degree in math and computer science. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

A new graduate takes flight

This was not what Julia Farrell had envisioned for the summer before senior year. She was supposed to be spending those few months nurturing and accelerating her startup, not stuck in an office. But when her business partner left suddenly for another team, a last-minute telecommunications internship offered an immediate […]

Digitized Clarions preserve DU’s printed past

Digitized Clarions preserve DU’s printed past

Some 47 years after their publication, the yellowing pages of an archived Clarion show their age with every crinkling turn. But the smile on the face of the sexagenarian flipping through them looks like it came fresh off the morning presses. “We were so proud of this,” says Steve Lang […]

Innovation Floor has DU community on the make

Innovation Floor has DU community on the make

Behind the hum of the 3-D printers, obscured by students and their computer monitors, sits Austin Armstrong’s little herb garden. Alongside the parsley and rosemary, technology sprouts. Tiny sensors monitor the temperature, soil moisture and humidity. With the data they collect, Armstrong and co-founder Isaiah Silva think their company, Automata, […]

As deputy superintendent at Denver Public Schools, Susana Cordova now leads the district that raised her.  Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Susana Cordova sticks to her roots

Getting ahead in life meant getting out of the community. At least that’s what everyone told Susana Cordova when they urged her to leave her Latino Denver neighborhood behind. An education was her chance to rise up, they said. To be more than a secretary or a factory worker like […]

Stuart Portman is Orrin Hatch’s resident expert and most trusted voice on the Affordable Care Act. Photo courtesy of Stuart Portman

Alum Stuart Portman brings health care expertise to Senate post

When the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history needs help understanding health care, Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), 84, turns to a fresh-faced kid from St. Louis who is young enough to be his grandson. Stuart Portman (BA ’13), at just 27 years old, is the senator’s resident expert and most trusted […]

Peg Bradley-Doppes: Leaving an enduring legacy

Peg Bradley-Doppes: Leaving an enduring legacy

Peg Bradley-Doppes, DU’s longtime vice chancellor of athletics and recreation, has spent the last half hour talking about her life. About her humble upbringing with eight siblings in Cincinnati. About her success as a scholarship athlete and Division I coach. And most of all, about her remarkable 13-year run leading […]

Alumna shares the human side of climate change

Alumna shares the human side of climate change

When Dayna Reggero was younger, she was a talker. The University of Denver alumna took every opportunity to put her face on TV or get her name in the newspaper as she fought to protect the environment. Now, at age 37, she’s figured out it’s even more powerful to listen. […]