Archive for June, 2011

New book by Beth Karlsgodt, DU History professor, examines National Treasures

Elizabeth Campbell Karlsgodt, assistant professor of History at the University of Denver (DU), examines the ethical dimensions of museum acquisitions in her new book Defending National Treasures: French Art and Heritage Under Vichy (Stanford University Press, 2011). In the book, Karlsgodt examines lasting preservation policies created during the Nazi occupation, as well as the effort by French curators to acquire works of art from Jewish collections for the Louvre and other museums.

Passion for diversity drives student leader Vanessa Teck

Passion for diversity drives student leader Vanessa Teck

A lot of students make the journey to college to “find themselves.” Some, like Vanessa Teck, know their path long before. “I think just being Asian-American, being considered a minority, really made me passionate about diversity,” the DU junior says. “I wouldn’t want what my parents suffered through to happen […]

DU grad helps build economy in Palestine

DU grad helps build economy in Palestine

For a while there, Rob Jordan had a pretty cushy lifestyle. He was living in Bellingham, Wash., where he worked for an outdoor equipment company selling ankle weights for SCUBA shops. “I was 27 years old, had a house, two cars … and I was bored,” he recalls. Now, he’s […]

Accounting professor remembered for his enthusiasm in and out of the classroom

Accounting professor remembered for his enthusiasm in and out of the classroom

John Bazley, a highly decorated professor in DU’s School of Accountancy and executive MBA program, passed away on June 3. Bazley received many accolades throughout his 35-year career at DU, including the Distinguished Teaching Award, the Vernon Loomis Award for Excellence in Advising, the Alumni Award for Faculty Excellence, the […]

Jenson named fellow at national social work academy

Jenson named fellow at national social work academy

Professor Jeff Jenson of DU’s Graduate School of Social of Work (GSWW) has been named a fellow at the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. Jenson, the Philip D. & Eleanor G. Winn Professor for Children and Youth at Risk, also serves as GSSW’s associate dean for research. Jenson […]

Student-athletes give back to DU

Student-athletes at the University of Denver are not waiting until they graduate to give back to their alma mater; they’re doing it now.  Last year, 88 percent of student-athletes made a financial gift to DU through the Pioneers Reinvesting In Denver Excellence (PRIDE) fund. The fund, which was established to […]

Four Pioneers selected in NHL draft

Four Pioneers selected in NHL draft

One current and three incoming DU hockey players were selected on day two of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, held at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. The four DU players were drafted in the second, third, fourth and seventh rounds of the draft. Incoming freshman Scott Mayfield of […]

Student takes Arvada stage

Student takes Arvada stage

Some musical theater students at DU wait until after they graduate to look for their big break. Junior Faith Goins may have already found hers. Goins, 20, was cast as a chorus member and as one of the Dynamites — the trio of female singers who narrate the show — […]

Penrose at Driscoll is open

Library services began at the Driscoll Ballroom on June 20. Patrons will find most services there for the duration of a $32 million project to update the inside and outside of the Penrose Library. Services at Driscoll include circulation, document delivery, course reserves, the Research Center, the Writing Center and […]

Idiosingcrasies release first CD

Idiosingcrasies release first CD

Paul Lannon may have graduated from DU, but his heart is still on campus. Specifically it’s with the Idiosingcrasies, the a cappella group Lannon led during his last three years at DU. “I am so sad. Honestly, it’s been my favorite thing at school for the past four years,” says […]