Archive for September, 2011

New singers for Faust announced

New singers for Faust announced

Due to other commitments, famed opera singer and DU alumnus Hao Jiang Tian (MA ’87) has bowed out of the Lamont School of Music’s inaugural fall opera production of Charles Gounod’s Faust. DU professor and opera director Kenneth Cox, who was scheduled to alternate the role of Mephistopheles with Tian, […]

Beer Stick cracks open business opportunity for grad, former coach

Beer Stick cracks open business opportunity for grad, former coach

It’s not easy starting a business in one of the worst economies in history. It’s not easy starting a business while working a full-time job. And it’s not easy starting a business while raising two children. But somehow, law alumna Suzanne Wilson (JD ’04) and husband Ben Focht, a DU […]

Ballet Hispanico opens Newman Center’s ‘Convergences’ season Oct. 1

Ballet Hispanico opens Newman Center’s ‘Convergences’ season Oct. 1

Those who associate ballet with the stylized moves in Swan Lake or Don Quixote are in for a surprise when they see the fiery performances staged by New York-based Ballet Hispanico. While the 41-year-old company has its share of graceful dances set to classical music, it also has pieces like […]

Professor brings students, homeless women together through writing

Professor brings students, homeless women together through writing

DU Writing Program Lecturer Geoffrey Bateman’s first-year advanced writing seminar is anything but a typical class students take to fulfill a graduation requirement. In the Gender of Homelessness, Bateman uses his connections at the Gathering Place to give his students a chance to engage in service learning and write narratives […]

Bridge Project helps student achieve dream of attending DU

Bridge Project helps student achieve dream of attending DU

Many children who live in public housing drop out of school at a young age to help support their families. They slip through the system largely unnoticed without an opportunity to finish high school or attend college. Amy Nguyen’s experience was different. Nguyen — who was born in Lam Dong, […]

Sporting Event of the Week: DU vs. Air Force in men’s soccer

Sporting Event of the Week: DU vs. Air Force in men’s soccer

Denver men’s soccer begins its defense of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation regular season crown when the Pioneers take on in-state rival Air Force at CIBER Field at 7 p.m. Saturday. DU is 23-25-4 all-time against the Falcons but is 6-0-1 in the past seven meetings and 15-3-1 since 2000. […]

Deputy secretary of labor says Obama jobs package benefits middle class

Deputy secretary of labor says Obama jobs package benefits middle class

With President Barack Obama touching down in Denver to stump for his vision of recovery, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Seth Harris was at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Sept. 27 to back the president’s newly revealed jobs plan. Speaking at the law school’s Workplace Law Annual […]

Astronaut tells DU students there’s a place in space program for all disciplines

Astronaut tells DU students there’s a place in space program for all disciplines

Kjell Lindgren didn’t really know how he was going to get there, but from childhood he knew he wanted to explore outer space. Lindgren — now a NASA astronaut — told DU students on Sept. 26 that today’s space programs don’t require students to follow a path through the military […]

DU’s Playground Ensemble releases debut album of modern chamber music

DU’s Playground Ensemble releases debut album of modern chamber music

The Playground Ensemble is an anomaly in the world of classical music: Rather than performing works by Beethoven, Bach and the other usual suspects, the group takes the bold step of performing pieces by composers who are still alive — or were alive in the 20th century. “Modern music has […]

Professors’ book on self-injury receiving attention

Professors’ book on self-injury receiving attention

For the past decade, DU sociology Professor Peter Adler and his wife Patti, professor of sociology at the University of Colorado-Boulder, have been studying self-injury. Their book, The Tender Cut (New York University Press, August 2011), has been getting national attention. It offers new insights into people who deliberately injure […]