Archive for August, 2010

Adjunct professor says investing should be simple

Adjunct professor says investing should be simple

Allan Roth thinks kids can teach adults something about investing. The key to wise investing really comes down to simplicity, says the DU adjunct professor and author of How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street (Wiley, 2009). Roth’s book follows the story of his son Kevin, who learned simple investing […]

Two U.S. secretaries of state take the stage at 2010 Korbel Dinner

Two U.S. secretaries of state take the stage at 2010 Korbel Dinner

Only three women in U.S. history have served as secretary of state. Two of them spoke before a record crowd at DU’s annual Korbel Dinner on Friday. Madeleine Albright, 64th U.S. secretary of state, and Condoleezza Rice (BA ’74, PhD ’81), 66th U.S. secretary of state, appeared together to discuss […]

DU makes Forbes’ best colleges list

The University of Denver is included on Forbes magazine’s 2010 list of America’s Best Colleges. DU ranked 207th out of the 610 schools that were included in the magazine’s third annual college rankings, released last week. The rankings were prepared by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP), in […]

Event to serve a smorgasbord of language education

DU’s University College is offering “A Taste of Languages” for individuals interested in learning or refining a foreign language. The event  is Aug. 31 from 6–8 p.m. in Sturm Hall. The program features 30-minute lessons in select languages accompanied by dishes from their traditional cuisines. Languages include: Arabic, Chinese, French, […]

Liquor license approval puts Crimson and Gold in the pink

Liquor license approval puts Crimson and Gold in the pink

Crimson and Gold, a new bar and restaurant targeted for south University Boulevard, has won permission to sell booze with its burgers. Owners of the new restaurant at 2017 S. University Blvd. reached an agreement with the University of Denver that cleared away DU’s opposition to liquor and music licenses […]

Changing state government means changing culture and attitudes, official says

Making real, positive change in the way state government operates will take a real, definitive change in the culture of state government, a state official told the University of Denver Strategic Issues Program panel Aug. 26. Karen Beye, executive director of the Colorado Department of Human Resources, told panelists state […]

Supreme Court justice shares secrets, passions during DU visit

Supreme Court justice shares secrets, passions during DU visit

Many of the questions asked of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor during her visit to DU on Thursday came from students trying to talk like lawyers. The justice’s answers sounded like a lawyer talking to students — simple, straightforward and from the heart. She spoke about how duties as […]

Alum’s poetry tasks readers to think about the world

Alum’s poetry tasks readers to think about the world

Like many poets, inspiration for Dan Beachy-Quick (BA English ’95) can hit at any time: while researching the 19th century in America, reading Moby Dick for the 10th time, taking a walk or watching his newborn daughter. “What I’ve been reading often drives me to write, or just being in […]

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice delivers keynote address at 2010 Korbel Dinner

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies honored former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, MillerCoors CEO Leo Kiely and his wife Reverend Susan Kiely, and J. Landis Martin, founder and managing director of Platte River Ventures.

DU sociology and criminology professor given lifetime achievement award

DU sociology and criminology professor given lifetime achievement award

Peter Adler, a DU sociology and criminology professor, and his wife, Patti, a sociology professor at the University of Colorado, received the George Herbert Mead Award for lifetime achievement at the American Sociological Association meeting in Atlanta on Aug. 16. “Winning the Mead Award is beyond my wildest dreams,” Adler […]