Archive for March, 2012

‘Big Picture’ event features DU experts, TEDx simulcast

On the heels of live-streaming a full day of the TED2012 conference in February, DU is giving the campus community another chance to take part in a TED event. An April 5 TEDxDU Salon — titled “The Big Picture” — will combine live presentations from two faculty experts with a […]

Game of the week: Men’s lacrosse vs. Hobart

The No. 10-ranked University of Denver men’s lacrosse team begins its three-game home stand by welcoming ECAC foe Hobart to Peter Barton Stadium at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Pioneers will look to stay perfect in their series with the Statesmen, as DU holds a 3–0 record all-time record against Hobart. The Crimson and […]

DU well-represented in Westword’s Best of Denver

DU well-represented in Westword’s Best of Denver

Underscoring the University of Denver’s impact on the Mile High City, Westword’s 2012 Best of Denver Awards, which were announced Wednesday, boast multiple DU connections. The award for Best Annual Festival went to the Denver County Fair, co-created by alumna Dana Cain (BA ’81). Returning Aug. 10–12 at the National […]

Title IX pioneer Donna Shavlik to speak at Morgridge event

In the early 1950s, high school student Donna Shavlik had her heart set on pursuing studies in botany at Colorado State University. Until, that is, she met the chair of the botany department. “This gentleman,” she recalls, “he was one of the old-time people. … When I said that I […]

Hockey players Zucker, Shore, sign with NHL

Hockey players Zucker, Shore, sign with NHL

Two University of Denver hockey players are going pro. Sophomore forward Jason Zucker has signed with the Minnesota Wild, and junior center Drew Shore has signed with the Florida Panthers. Both players have decided to forgo their final years of collegiate eligibility. Zucker is expected to make his NHL debut […]

Anthropology prof’s new book explores Hispanic heritage of southeastern Colorado

Anthropology prof’s new book explores Hispanic heritage of southeastern Colorado

The prairie of southeastern Colorado can be foreboding. There is little vegetation, fewer trees and a sense of never-ending emptiness. But to Bonnie Clark, an associate professor of anthropology at DU, the region is rich in Hispanic history. In her new book, On the Edge of Purgatory, An Archaeology of […]

See Yoda and much (much) more at professor’s place

See Yoda and much (much) more at professor’s place

When students visiting from China and Taiwan attend Robert McGowan’s annual backyard barbecue, they often have an odd request: They want their photo taken holding an old British military rifle and wearing a vintage army helmet, standing next to a replica of Yoda, the wizened creature from the “Star Wars” […]

Korbel’s Center for the Study of Europe and the World hosts Andrea Herrmann lecture

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies’ Center for the Study of Europe and the World (CSEW) has launched a three-year collaboration with the University of Colorado’s Colorado European Union Center of Excellence (CEUCE). The venture aims to promote research, reflection and policy analysis on a series of European and […]

Game of the Week: Women’s lacrosse at George Washington

Game of the Week: Women’s lacrosse at George Washington

Following a pair of games this week in Berkeley, Calif., the Denver women’s lacrosse team returns home for a meeting against George Washington at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Pioneers are 3–1 against the Colonials, winning the past three games. The Pioneers are on a three-game winning streak, outscoring their opponents […]

Coach Gwozdecky looks back on 2001-02 season’s unhappy ending

Coach Gwozdecky looks back on 2001-02 season’s unhappy ending

Like his players, George Gwozdecky was still simmering from the stunning loss when he received some words of consolation from an unlikely source. It was late in the spring of 2002 when the University of Denver’s hockey coach attended the dinner for the Hobey Baker Award, college hockey’s equivalent of […]