Archive for April, 2012

Alumnus Max Ben-Hamoo builds a better water bottle

Alumnus Max Ben-Hamoo builds a better water bottle

It may surprise Max Ben-Hamoo’s former classmates to learn that he recently launched a bottled-water company, given his opinions about the industry when he was an undergrad at the University of Denver. “I was strongly against bottled water,” Ben-Hamoo says. “I didn’t allow my friends to drink it because of […]

DU to host international admissions conference

The University of Denver will host the 19th annual Overseas Association for College Admissions Counseling (OACAC) Summer Conference July 10–12. More than 700 high school and college admissions counselors from around the world will attend the event, which is the largest conference ever hosted by the University. The counselors — […]

Russian ambassador: Syrian opposition forces used protesters as “human shields”

Speaking April 27 at the University of Denver, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations said armed opposition groups in Syria used protesters there as “human shields” as they attacked government institutions at the start of the ongoing crisis. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin spoke with reporters at the University before delivering […]

Staffer Bob Mesko dances against cancer as part of Newman Center show

Staffer Bob Mesko dances against cancer as part of Newman Center show

As a former dancer, Bob Mesko is familiar with the rigors of the art form. But before he auditioned for Saturday night’s AXIS Dance Company performance at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Mesko had to consider his body’s limitations. That’s because Mesko, director of development in the Office […]

Presidential Debate Event Series seeks volunteers

Presidential Debate Event Series seeks volunteers

University of Denver faculty, staff, students and alumni now have the opportunity to sign up to volunteer at lectures, seminars and forums that are part of the Presidential Debate Event Series. DU will host the first of the three 2012 presidential debates on Oct. 3. Times, dates and requirements for […]

Korbel professor to read from new book Friday at Tattered Cover

Korbel professor to read from new book Friday at Tattered Cover

Alan Gilbert, a professor at the Josef Korbel School of International studies, will be at the Tattered Cover Book Store on Colfax Avenue Friday night to read from his new book, Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independence (University of Chicago Press, 2012). According to […]

Medical marijuana the topic of 2012 Penrose Lecture

Medical marijuana the topic of 2012 Penrose Lecture

When medical marijuana burst into the mainstream in Colorado, author Greg Campbell says his reaction was “a big shrug of the shoulders.” “I don’t smoke marijuana, I don’t need medical marijuana, so I was right in the middle,” says Campell, author of Pot, Inc: Inside Medical Marijuana, America’s Most Outlaw […]

DU names Kerry Cremeans new women’s basketball head coach

DU names Kerry Cremeans new women’s basketball head coach

It’s finally safe for Kerry Cremeans to wear crimson. Cremeans, the new head coach of the University of Denver women’s basketball team, told reporters at a press conference Wednesday that at her previous job — associate head coach at Auburn University in Alabama — the shade was forbidden due to […]

Three Questions: Ray Suarez on religion and the 2012 election

Ray Suarez brought his unique political perspective to the DU campus on April 24, when he spoke as part of the Bridges to the Future lecture series. Suarez authored the book The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America, and as an analyst with “PBS NewsHour,” he brings a […]

Longtime journalist Suarez surprised by religion’s role in 2012 election

Author and journalist Ray Suarez thought that after three decades covering politics and American society, he knew how to gauge the country’s sentiment. When it came to handicapping the leading topics in this year’s presidential election, Suarez told an audience at DU April 24 that he counted on a tough […]