Archive for June, 2012

At 78, Dorothy McNeese finally gets her master’s degree

At 78, Dorothy McNeese finally gets her master’s degree

When Dorothy McNeese walked across the stage at the University of Denver Commencement ceremony on June 8, it was a moment decades in the making. At 78, McNeese is believed to be the oldest graduate of DU’s University College. McNeese graduated high school in 1951, married, had children and devoted […]

DU team wins first place at Global Spa & Wellness Summit

If the University of Denver ever decides to build a student spa, there are three undergraduate students who would make excellent consultants. Molly Tomkins, Jing Wan and Lian Duan, from the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, took first place at the fourth annual Global Spa & Wellness Summit student […]

DU helps Colorado Public Radio meet fundraising goal

The University of Denver helped Colorado Public Radio (CPR) kick off its latest fundraising drive in style, aiding the station in raising more than $80,000 over the first six hours of the nine-day effort. The pledge drive began June 6 with a University challenge grant: $10,000 if CPR received 1,000 […]

Alumna’s memoir chronicles secrets at nuclear weapons plant

Alumna’s memoir chronicles secrets at nuclear weapons plant

From the back porch of her childhood home in Arvada, Colo., Kristen Iversen (PhD English ’96) could see the water tower at the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant. The plant—built in 1952 on a swath of ranchland along the Front Range between Denver and Boulder—manufactured plutonium triggers for atomic bombs. […]

Sloan fellowship brought 1947 alum to DU

Sloan fellowship brought 1947 alum to DU

In 1942, John Capozzola passed up acceptances to the University of Chicago Law School, the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, a joint Tufts-Harvard program and the Fletcher School of International Law to attend DU as an Alfred P. Sloan fellow. It was one of the best decisions he ever made, […]

Movie producer Birnbaum encourages new grads to take chances

Movie producer Birnbaum encourages new grads to take chances

Roger Birnbaum had two words of advice Saturday for the 952 students who attended DU’s 2012 undergraduate Commencement ceremony at Magness Arena. “I’m in.” “This is the big lesson in my life, and it comes down to two words—‘I’m in,’” Birnbaum, co-chairman and chief executive officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and […]

Media mogul Singleton gives departing grad students realistic advice about the future

Media mogul Singleton gives departing grad students realistic advice about the future

William Dean Singleton, founder of one of the largest news organizations in America, had some good news for departing graduate students: They will have work in the years ahead. The bad news? That work includes cleaning up what Singleton said was the mess his generation has made of things. “You’re […]

Alumnus Tony Singer endows first professorship for School of Art and Art History

Alumnus Tony Singer endows first professorship for School of Art and Art History

Everett Anton “Tony” Singer (BA ’70) doesn’t consider his job work. Retired co-owner of the print business Four Seasons Litho Inc., Singer is the creator of VintageAutoPosters.com. “My company combines the three things I love: aesthetics, printing and cars,” he says. “I channeled my creative juices into my printing business […]

DU community remembers graduate student killed in hit-and-run

DU community remembers graduate student killed in hit-and-run

An overflow crowd came to the International House on the University of Denver campus Wednesday to remember the life of Masoud Bahramisharif, a graduate engineering student killed in a hit-and-run accident on May 31. Bahramisharif’s friends and colleagues remembered him as a positive, energetic person who enjoyed working in the […]

Graduating MBA student Mike Kemp needs shelf space for awards

Graduating MBA student Mike Kemp needs shelf space for awards

Mike Kemp hasn’t officially graduated yet, but he’s already running out of shelf space for all the awards he’s taken home. Kemp, who earned a dual undergraduate degree last year in international business and economics from the University of Denver and will get his MBA from the Daniels College of […]