Archive for June, 2007

DU sculptor brings past to life with ‘Ghost Trolley’

DU sculptor brings past to life with ‘Ghost Trolley’

Professor Lawrence Argent, from DU’s School of Art and Art History, has connected past and future in a way. Argent’s Ghost Trolley sculpture was installed on June 28 in the East End Arts District in Aurora, Colo. The sculpture — 10-feet tall by 20-feet long by 2-feet deep — depicts a single trolley […]

Vaccine reaction is life changing for alumna’s family

There was a time in Tiffany Neese’s life when everything was just as it should be. That was when she was 6 months old. Today she’s 24. Her older sister is an attorney. Her parents are saving for retirement. Tiffany is still learning to brush her teeth. Medical science had […]

HPV vaccine to be covered by student health insurance

A vaccine that protects against major strains of the virus that causes cervical cancer will be covered by student health insurance starting Sept. 1. The vaccine, marketed as Gardasil by manufacturer Merck & Co., has been available at the Health and Counseling Center since fall 2006 but was not covered by […]

Writing Program boasts successful inaugural year

Whether it’s a law brief, a letter to the editor, an e-mail to a client or a post on a blog, most people find themselves writing on a day-to-day basis. But relatively few are adept at writing in all its forms. The 21 faculty members in the University Writing Program have […]

Students help change Colorado wage law

When the law didn’t seem to meet the needs of clients coming into the Sturm College of Law’s clinic, Visiting Professor Wendy Hickey’s students did something about it. They set out to change the law. Hickey’s DU law clinic classes spent a year researching and then pressing for a new state […]

International student finds a bit of home wherever he goes

The first time MBA candidate Akash Vijay experienced culture shock it was actually “weather shock.” He was born in Hyderabad, India, and had lived in that country for 13 years when his father accepted a job in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. “We landed in Dubai at night and […]

Natural Sciences and Mathematics to welcome a new dean

The University of Denver’s Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will welcome a new dean Sept. 1. Longtime Ohio State University administrator and mathematics Professor Alayne Parson will replace Jim Fogleman, who is returning to the Department of Biological Sciences faculty. Parson says she’s excited about the move to the University […]

Professor studies resiliency in children

Norman Watt has spent almost 30 years at the University of Denver as a professor of clinical psychology. Outside the classroom, his endeavors over the last 10 years have taken his life in a new direction. This month, Watt will relinquish his tenure at the University to pursue his research.  Watt […]

City Council considers relinquishing claim to light-rail station property

Denver City Council will be taking up a vacation plan later this month, but it’ll be no day at the beach. The discussion could reignite a fiery, two-year dispute over a proposal to build a high-rise on public land just west of the platform at the University of Denver light-rail […]

Marketing students compete to draw new fans to Outlaws

From viral marketing on facebook.com to hosting volleyball tournaments on Campus Green, students in Sandra Young’s Sports Marketing class are bursting with ideas to draw attention to collegiate and professional sports teams.  Young developed two unique assignments for the graduate and undergraduate students in her spring quarter class, designed to […]