Current Issue – Fall 2013

Jim Montgomery is the new Pioneers hockey coach.

Behind the bench: Meet the Pioneers’ new hockey coach

Jim Montgomery, former head coach of Tier 1 junior ice hockey team the Dubuque Fighting Saints, was named DU’s head coach in April. Montgomery replaces George Gwozdecky, who had been behind the Pioneers bench since 1994. The 2013–14 season will mark the beginning of the Montgomery era, and the coach […]

From left, Courtney Merage, Montana Knapp and Jessica Markowitz are the team behind "Americano." Photo: Jake Schuus

Film students go behind the camera to shoot their own short documentaries

Each year, students in the University of Denver’s film studies and production program get the chance to put their technical training to the test, dividing into teams to conceptualize, shoot and edit their own short films. Students alternate each year between narrative films — fictional movies with a script — […]

DU athletics teams gear up for a season of new challenges

DU athletics teams gear up for a season of new challenges

Don’t feel bad, Pioneers fans, if you have to consult a scorecard to make sense of some of your favorite teams’ new rivalries. Given that it is a time of unprecedented change in DU’s athletics department, keeping a few notes handy will be perfectly understandable. Old rivalries have passed by […]

Alums open new restaurants in DU neighborhood

Alums open new restaurants in DU neighborhood

Three new alumni-owned establishments have opened in the DU neighborhood since January. Here’s a look at the new spaces and their Pioneering owners.   Slotted Spoon Meatball Eatery, 2730 S. Colorado Blvd. Unit #19; slottedspoon.com Owner: Alex Comisar (BSBA ’07) Backstory: Taking a cue from homegrown chains such as Chipotle […]

Body of work: Alumnus Phil Heath talks about his journey to Mr. Olympia

Body of work: Alumnus Phil Heath talks about his journey to Mr. Olympia

Phil Heath thought basketball was his destiny. He was wrong. Though Heath came to the University of Denver on a basketball scholarship, he ended up finding much more success in the world of bodybuilding. In 2012 he claimed his second consecutive Mr. Olympia title, and in September 2013, he’ll return […]

University announces gifts to fund new building and STEM initiative

University announces gifts to fund new building and STEM initiative

The largest financial gift in University of Denver history will support the construction of a new campus home for engineering and computer science. Chancellor Emeritus Daniel Ritchie has donated property valued at $27 million to the School of Engineering and Computer Science, which in May was renamed the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science in honor of Daniel Ritchie’s father. The […]

Julie Sarama and Douglas Clements. Photo by Wayne Armstrong

Morgridge duo developing new innovations in childhood learning

Preschoolers may not be able to calculate the circumference of a circle or ponder the delights of pi, but they’re more than ready to enjoy a standing play date with patterns, shapes and numbers. In fact, says Professor Douglas Clements of the Morgridge College of Education and the Marsico Institute […]

"They are the most peaceful species I have ever had the opportunity to work for," Sarah Bexell says of the giant panda. Photo: Wayne Armstrong

Interview: Sarah Bexell on the giant panda

Conservationist Sarah Bexell serves as scholar-in-residence at the Graduate School of Social Work’s Institute for Human-Animal Connection. She also is director of conservation education at China’s Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, where she works with DU social work students to staff an education program that highlights the connection […]

Junior swimmer making the most of DU life

Junior swimmer making the most of DU life

What does University of Denver junior Ryan Holly like about swimming? As you might expect from a molecular biology major, his answer is very scientific. “I like that you can quantitate how well you’re doing,” he says. “You can mark your progress as you go. In basketball or football, there’s […]

In his new book, “Fortune in My Eyes,” David Rothenberg (BA ’55) shares stories from his theatrical career and tells how his work in the theater led to a life of activism, advocating for gay rights and the rights of prisoners.

Alum chronicles adventures in activism and show biz

In 1958, three years after he graduated from the University of Denver, David Rothenberg arrived in New York City, hoping to find a job in the world of theater. By 1966, Rothenberg was working with the biggest playwrights on Broadway, including Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee and Harold Pinter. In his […]