Archive for December, 2012

University of Denver professor available to comment on Mayan calendar

Dr. Annabeth Headrick, associate professor of Precolumbian Art at the University of Denver, is available to comment on the end of the Mayan calendar. She offers the following perspective: “Despite the New Age hype about doom and gloom, visions of the world imploding on December 21 were never really part […]

Senior Laura Hendrickson on path to bioengineering career

Senior Laura Hendrickson on path to bioengineering career

Bestselling author Karen Salmansohn said, “Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret, or fear.” This is the motto by which University of Denver senior Laura Hendrickson lives her life. Hendrickson, who hails from the small town of Los Gatos, Calif., says she fell […]

Botany Professor Moras Shubert dies at age 100

Botany Professor Moras Shubert dies at age 100

Former University of Denver botany Professor Moras Shubert, who died Dec. 10, at age 100, lived a rich and productive life. Born on a farm in Nebraska near a town that bore his family name, Shubert grew up in nearby Falls City and later attended Peru State Teachers College. There, […]

Top 10 of 2012: DU’s biggest news stories of the year

Top 10 of 2012: DU’s biggest news stories of the year

The presidential debate on campus was undoubtedly the biggest the story of the year, but there was other big news at the University of Denver this year, including a new logo and a move to a new athletic conference. As voted on by the staff of the University Communications department, […]

Top 10 of 2012: Most-read stories on DU Today

The presidential debate, Olympic athletes and scholarships were among the most important topics to DU Today readers in 2012. Here are the top 10 most-read stories for the year. 1. First round of students selected to attend debate 2. Three Pioneers set for 2012 Olympic Games 3. ‘Tis the season […]

Alumni gifts endow experiential-learning chair at Sturm College of Law

Talking about reinventing the way law is taught is one thing. Doing it is another. The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is doing it. Last year, Denver Law announced it was joining a consortium of law schools determined to produce graduates better prepared to enter the working world. […]

Senator comes to campus to launch immigration reform initiative

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado assembled scores of leaders from across the state at the University of Denver on Dec. 9 to launch a bipartisan call for comprehensive national immigration reform. Bennet’s initiative, the Colorado Compact, has the endorsement of more than 100 leaders in Colorado’s political, business, agriculture, […]

Geography students travel to Guatemala to collect tree-ring data in the wild

Geography students travel to Guatemala to collect tree-ring data in the wild

The things a tree can tell you can change the fate of a civilization. That’s why since 2007, Associate Professor Matthew Taylor of the geography department has been taking University of Denver graduate and undergraduate students to Guatemala to study tree-ring data. The light and dark bands of wood, he […]

Gifts Lift Denver Law’s Commitment to Developing Client-Ready Graduates

$2.25 million gift will help Denver Law transform the very way law is taught

Law school’s Civil Rights Clinic scores victory for prisoner in solitary

Law school’s Civil Rights Clinic scores victory for prisoner in solitary

The Civil Rights Clinic at the Sturm College of Law emerged victorious Aug. 24 in a battle it had been waging for years on behalf of Troy Anderson, an inmate at the Colorado State Penitentiary who has spent a quarter century in prison. Anderson has spent the last 12 years […]