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University College offers Jewish culture courses

For the first time this fall, the Center for Judaic Studies’ ALEPH Institute for Jewish Culture is offering courses through the Enrichment Program at DU’s University College. Three new ALEPH courses are among the offerings. Named after the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, the ALEPH Institute seeks to explore Jewish culture […]

Romney stakes claim as conservative during DU visit

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is staking his claim this week to the conservative end of the GOP spectrum. On Oct. 10, he told an audience of hundreds at DU’s Sturm College of Law that he is the only true Republican in the race. Cheered repeatedly by a crowd built […]

Education about judicial branch is key, O’Connor says

Accepting an award from a University of Denver-based institute aimed at reforming America’s court systems, retired Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O’Connor praised the group’s mission and said judges are under more scrutiny today than they’ve ever been. O’Connor spent Oct. 10 on the DU campus at the invitation of […]

O’Connor urges law students to ‘persevere’

Forty minutes with a former U.S. Supreme Court justice may not seem like much, but for the DU law students who packed the Ricketson Law Building on Wednesday to see Sandra Day O’Connor, it was 40 minutes with a legend. “She’s my hero — for her integrity and her decisions,” […]

Kathak dancers bring a taste of India to DU

Kathak dancers bring a taste of India to DU

This week — Kathak — one of the six major classical dances of India, is being presented at DU. Dancers Pandit Das and Jason Smith are in Denver for a week-long residency, which culminates with a free performance in Gates Hall at the Newman Center on Oct. 12 from 2:30–3:30 p.m.  […]

Workshop helps bridge generation gaps between workers

Consider this: Today, for the first time in U.S. history, the workforce has four generations all bunched together on the same proverbial assembly line.   The four groups are: Traditionalists (born from 1900–45), Boomers (born from 1946–64), Xers (1965–80) and Millennials (1981–99). And now more than ever, experts say they all […]

Report says ‘huffing’ is linked to adolescent suicide

Report says ‘huffing’ is linked to adolescent suicide

Inhaling, or “huffing,” the vapors of common household solvents strongly correlates with suicidal thoughts and behavior among adolescents. That’s what researchers found in a study of 723 incarcerated youth — the first work to categorize inhalant use into levels of severity and to relate this to suicidal ideas and suicide […]

Gerlach stays busy to keep happy

Joel Gerlach rarely relaxes. “I’m not happy unless I’m really busy,” says Gerlach, a new intern for DU’s diversity and community relations department. “I really don’t like idle time.” He says it’s a characteristic born from tragedy. When Joel was a small boy, his dad, a cab driver, was murdered […]

Symposium ‘exceeds expectations,’ alums say

They already have diplomas and jobs, their graduations are past and final grades forgotten. But on Oct. 5–6, University of Denver alumni gathered in the Sturm College of Law for the inaugural Alumni Symposium to take classes. The symposium brought more than 100 alumni together to re-connect with each other, […]

Panel examines state-by-state constitutional reforms

DU’s Strategic Issues Panel wrapped up the first phase of its study of Colorado’s Constitution on Oct. 5 with a look at what other states have done to reform their constitutions. The panel begins the next phase of its deliberations Oct. 12, moving past a month of comprehensive presentations by local […]