Archive for November, 2007

Ruffatto put thoughts into action

Joan Ruffatto, a DU benefactor and former staff member at DU, died Nov. 18. She was 55. Ruffatto recently left after two years as a study skills specialist and academic counselor for DU’s Learning Effectiveness Program (LEP). “She was very nurturing, very passionate about what she did,” says Jenna Wilson, […]

Curator catalogs Colorado’s history

Tucked in the basement of the Colorado History Museum and surrounded by row after row of filing cabinets, associate curator Alisa Zahller (MA art history ’97) works painstakingly to research and preserve history. It’s a job that requires careful attention to detail along with some basic detective work. Who created […]

Neighborhood activist Charles Howard dies

Elected representatives of the 26th largest city in the United States bowed their heads in tribute Monday to a DU graduate who worked tirelessly to make Denver a better place to live. Charles R. Howard (BA ’52) died Nov. 25 at Exempla Lutheran Hospice in Wheat Ridge after a long […]

DU law clinic files federal Supermax lawsuit

The Sturm College of Law Student Law Office filed suit Nov. 28 in federal court against the U.S. government, alleging the incarceration of longtime inmate Tommy Silverstein amounts to unconstitutional cruel and unusual punishment. Silverstein, 55, has been in prison since 1975 and in solitary confinement since 1983.  Convicted of […]

Alum recounts breast cancer trial

Alum recounts breast cancer trial

A cancer diagnosis can take an ordinary life and turn it upside down. In The Heroics of Falling Apart: One Couple’s Breast Cancer Journey (iUniverse, Inc., 2007) Dan Gordon (MLS ’99) and Judy Gordon describe falling apart — and how that helped them keep it together. In 2003, the Gordons were […]

Professor says stress gets in the way of an authentic life

The holiday season is upon us, and for all the joys it brings, it also carries with it an extra dose of stress. There’s traveling during the busiest time of year, meeting family and social obligations, spending more on gifts and celebrations — all while maintaining everyday work and familial […]

Senior works to reform high school

As a junior at North High School, Julieta Quinonez thought she was receiving a great education. She took accelerated and advanced placement courses and earned good grades. But when a simple survey asked about her college plans, she was at a loss. “I had never met with a counselor. No […]

Judaic Studies hones new concept for long-term residencies

Performing artist Amichai Lau-Lavie doesn’t mind being a guinea pig for a new out-side-the-box idea. It seems he’s never been inside the box. When Lau-Lavie was asked to be the Center for Judaic Studies’ first artist-in-residence at the University of Denver, he didn’t hesitate. “I think it’s a good concept,” […]

Tax team wins championship

In what’s becoming something of a tradition, the University of Denver’s Graduate Tax Program is celebrating another championship win at the 2007 Deloitte Tax Case Study National Competition, which took place in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 16–18. Team adviser Professor Edward Roche says the team worked hard to get ready and handled […]

Air travel to get more expensive, professor predicts

Travelers planning to take to the air this holiday season can expect more of the same woes troubling the airline industry all year: long lines at security, fickle weather and crowded planes. But they should be thankful. Next time, the trip will be just as difficult, and it’ll probably cost […]