Archive for May, 2012

Lowe off to Germany on a Fulbright after graduation

Lowe off to Germany on a Fulbright after graduation

Even though she enjoyed her time growing up outside of Boston, Mass., Stephanie Lowe has for many years felt a pull from across the Atlantic. More specifically that pull, she has since learned, was coming from Germany. “I remember when I was in middle school and high school, my family […]

DU artist places new installation at Denver Art Museum

DU artist places new installation at Denver Art Museum

Standing inside the giant cube that’s at the heart of Laleh Mehran’s new site-specific installation at the Denver Art Museum, you may feel like a ruler looking down on his subjects, or like a character in AMC’s zombie show “The Walking Dead,” about to be devoured. With its motion-sensitive video […]

Exhibit enlists archaeological artifacts to explore life at internment camp

Exhibit enlists archaeological artifacts to explore life at internment camp

A child’s plastic barrette. A jar of pumpkin seeds. An enameled tin cup. An empty ink jar. A glass candy container. Three marbles. These are among the telling artifacts on display at Connecting the Pieces: Dialogues on the Amache Archaeology Collection, a new exhibit at DU’s Museum of Anthropology. The […]

Panel discusses role of new media in campaign politics

Panel discusses role of new media in campaign politics

Can a presidential candidate tweet his way to victory? Not yet, maybe, but it’s undeniable that social media and social networking have altered the way political campaigns are conducted and covered by the press. “New Media Influence on Campaign Politics,” a May 11 panel discussion at the University of Denver, […]

Psychology Professor Wyndol Furman wins Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award

University of Denver psychology Professor Wyndol Furman is the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, presented by the International Society of Behavioral Development (ISSBD). The award, which is given out every other year, honors a single individual who has made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research, […]

Women’s College ‘Madrid Six’ reunite after 40 years

Women’s College ‘Madrid Six’ reunite after 40 years

In 1966, the Colorado Woman’s College offered a year-abroad program. Six adventurous young women signed up to travel to Madrid, Spain, where they lived with local families, attended classes and went on field trips. After graduating in 1967, the women, who had been such good friends in college, lost touch. […]

Seminar students develop PR efforts for start-up nonprofit

When Denver nonprofit Smart-Girl, known for mentoring adolescent girls, decided to expand its services to boys, it faced a problem. How do you publicize the launch of a new program if you have a tiny staff and no budget for promotion? The answer came in the form of a partnership […]

Athletics achieves 100 percent participation among student-athletes and staff in annual giving

Athletics achieves 100 percent participation among student-athletes and staff in annual giving

The University of Denver Division of Athletics and Recreation has achieved an unprecedented 100 percent participation rate among its student-athletes and staff in annual giving during the 2011–12 calendar year. A total of 326 student-athletes donated to the Pioneers Reinvesting in Denver Excellence (PRIDE) Fund, while 128 full-time DU athletics […]

Profiles of Excellence Awards honor contributions to inclusive excellence

The 10th annual Profiles of Excellence Awards Thursday will recognize the outstanding accomplishments of members of the DU community who contributed to inclusive excellence through exemplary leadership. Members of the DU community are invited to attend the awards ceremony and graduation celebration, which runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Cable […]

DU student headed to Henry Clay Student Congress

Political science major Andrew Struttmann has been selected to attend the prestigious Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship conference, held June 16–23 in Lexington, Ken. Each year, full scholarships are provided to 51 college seniors from across the nation to attend the Henry Clay Center Student Congress. This intensive five-day program […]