Archive for July, 2012

Pioneers join effort in support of gay athletes

In June, the University of Denver Pioneers became the latest athletes to join the You Can Play Project, releasing videos in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes. DU’s videos were among the first made by colleges after the project launched in March. You Can Play kicked off with […]

Art school alum spreads the power of the mural

Art school alum spreads the power of the mural

Mark Elder likes to explain his unlikely transformation at age 35 from physical education teacher to painter—and ultimately to accomplished muralist—as something magical. “One night, the art fairies came into my room, picked me up and carried me away,” Elder says. “That was that.” If only it were that easy. […]

Professor’s new book challenges views of the American Revolution

Professor’s new book challenges views of the American Revolution

According to Alan Gilbert, there were two revolutions in America in the mid-1770s—one for American independence from the British and the other for the emancipation of slaves. In his new book, Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independence (University of Chicago Press, 2012), Gilbert tells […]

Three Pioneers set for 2012 Olympic Games

The University of Denver Division of Athletics will be well represented at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, beginning Friday with the opening ceremonies. Senior gymnast Simona Castro (Santiago, Chile), former DU gymnast Jessica Lopéz (Caracas, Venezuela) and former swimmer Blake Worsley (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) will compete for three different […]

Recent graduates raise more than $38,000 for ASCEND campaign

The University of Denver Recent Graduate Committee, along with other recent graduates in Colorado, has raised more than $35,000 in support of DU’s ASCEND campaign. The committee, which includes alumni who graduated within the past decade, rose to the challenge set forth by Board of Trustees member Margot Gilbert Frank […]

Recent DU graduate among those killed in theater shooting

DENVER—Alex Teves, a 24-year old Phoenix, Ariz., native, and a recent graduate of the University of Denver, was among the victims of yesterday’s shooting at an Aurora movie theater. Teves graduated in June with an MA in Counseling Psychology within the Morgridge College of Education. The University extends its deepest […]

Alumnus Ha Hau is the brains behind Red Rocks’ Global Dance Festival

Alumnus Ha Hau is the brains behind Red Rocks’ Global Dance Festival

No less a musical authority than Rolling Stone magazine, in a recent cover story, declared electronic dance music (EDM) the next big thing, citing the growing popularity of DJ/producers like deadmau5, Skrillex and Swedish House Mafia. None of it was news to Denver-based concert promoter Ha Hau, whose Global Dance […]

DU part of effort to bring more international students to Colorado

A new statewide initiative to encourage international students to attend Colorado colleges and universities was announced Thursday at a press conference at the University of Denver. StudyColorado, a partnership among the state, the business community and institutions of higher education, will work to attract international students through unified outreach efforts. […]

Alumna’s future starts out with a bit of the culinary past

If you didn’t know Whitney Turnbull, you might think she took the easy route to success. After all, she graduated from DU in May 2011, and by July she was helping run her family’s longtime business along with her sister, Katy, and her dad, Wayne. Scratch the surface a little, […]

Innovation Center of the Rockies will help market DU research

The DU Office of Technology Transfer has partnered with the Innovation Center of the Rockies (ICR) to help commercialize inventions and intellectual property developed by DU researchers. The ICR was chosen after a national search in part because of its roster of volunteer mentors and advisers who will help find […]