Archive for January, 2011

Winter storm closes University of Denver

Due to inclement weather, the University will be closed the afternoon and evening of Jan. 31 and all day and evening on Feb. 1, 2011. Denver is under a Winter Weather Advisory until midnight tonight, and a wind chill advisory has been issued. Forecasts call for snow to taper off […]

African drum master to teach and perform at DU for Black History Month

African drum master to teach and perform at DU for Black History Month

Lamine Touré, an African sabar drum master, will teach and perform at the Lamont School of Music as part of DU’s Black History month programming. Touré, who was born into a family of percussionists in Senegal, will hold dance and drumming master classes with students Jan. 31–Feb. 4. The week […]

MSNBC rolls into DU

MSNBC rolls into DU

More than 200 University of Denver students and community members grilled a panel of experts on technology and innovation Jan. 28 as MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan rolled into Denver on his national Steel on Wheels tour. Ratigan took the stage at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts calling for […]

DU selected to host 2011 NCAA gymnastics regional

The University of Denver will host an NCAA regional gymnastics meet on April 2 at Magness Arena. The University also hosted NCAA regionals in 2002, 2004 and 2007. The DU gymnastics team advanced to the national championship meet after competing well at the 2007 regional hosted at the DU. “It […]

Men’s basketball attendance up 55 percent

Attendance at DU men’s basketball games continues to rise. Average attendance is up 55 percent from last season after 11 home dates heading into this Saturday’s Sun Belt Conference showdown against 2010 SBC conference champion and NCAA tournament participant North Texas. The Pioneers are averaging 3,064 fans per game this […]

Chancellor modifies senior advancement leadership

Staff changes are occurring in University Advancement that are designed to further strengthen DU’s fundraising efforts as ASCEND: The Campaign for the University of Denver continues. Chancellor Robert Coombe announced today that Ed Harris, vice chancellor of University Advancement, is moving into the newly created position of chief development officer […]

Harris’ time at DU launches NASA career

Harris’ time at DU launches NASA career

Philip Harris’ degrees in computer science and Russian from the University of Denver will allow the 24-year-old to launch a career in flight planning and operations for the International Space Station — splitting time between Moscow and NASA Mission Control in Houston while he works on flight control software and […]

Former DU art teacher was a ‘dynamic, tremendous’ artist

Former DU art teacher was a ‘dynamic, tremendous’ artist

When Ed Stein (BFA ’69) walked into Roger Kotoske’s introductory art course, he immediately felt intimidated.  “I realized fast I wasn’t very good at what I did,” Stein says. “There were all kinds of things that kids knew that I didn’t. In spite of all that, [Kotoske] was an inspiring […]

Expert panel discusses ‘why boys fail’

Lynn Gangone, dean of the Women’s College, will be featured on an education-focused panel of experts discussing the issue of a gap between female and male educational achievement. Over the past couple of decades, women have begun to outnumber men on college campuses by a ratio of about 60-to-40. Women […]

Stastny to play in first NHL all-star game

Stastny to play in first NHL all-star game

Former University of Denver All-American Paul Stastny has been added to the 2011 NHL All-Star Game roster. Stastny joins Colorado Avalanche teammate Matt Duchene at the 58th NHL All-Star Game, which will start a 2 p.m. MST on Jan. 30 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, N.C. Stastny, 25, will […]