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Alumnus digs dirt

Alumnus digs dirt

Brian Brandy (BSBA ’01) is into dirt. Literally. As co-owner of a new Denver-based landscape company, Higher Ground, Brandy finds himself in the dirt a lot. And there’s no place he’d rather be. “I absolutely love being outside,” he says. “I’ve had a couple of suit-and-tie jobs and they seemed […]

New buildings give campus a fresh look

Students returned in September to a campus community jangling with more change than a Black Hawk casino. Buildings are going up, buildings are coming down. Merry Mac, a two-story campus office that stood for 53 years, was knocked down, dragged away and replaced — temporarily — by four trailers. Centennial […]

Architect finds beauty in ‘breweriana’

Architect finds beauty in ‘breweriana’

If the world’s beer can collectors formed their own country, Mark Rodgers would be secretary of state. By day, Rodgers is the architect for the University of Denver, designing buildings and overseeing campus cohesiveness. But by evening he’s a tireless accumulator of distinctive beer cans from around the world. His […]

Denver voters to receive mail ballots Oct. 12-22

Mail ballots will begin arriving at the homes of 163,000 registered Denver voters Oct. 12–22, seeking decisions on school board candidates, infrastructure and marijuana. The largest issue on the ballot is a $480 million bond issue and mill levy increase aimed at improving streets, parks, libraries, rec centers, public safety […]

New tennis court surface creates better playing grounds

DU’s tennis courts have gotten a facelift. The age cracks that blemished the faded green asphalt of the six Stapleton Tennis Pavilion courts have been concealed by a new composite material that won’t crack, is less jarring for players and offers a strategic advantage to DU’s tennis teams. The material […]

Islam is multi-faceted, professor says

Professor Liyakat Takim wants everyone who’ll listen to know that Islam is not monolithic. On the contrary, he says, there are “different expressions and manifestations of Islam in America.” Takim, an assistant professor in DU’s Department of Religious Studies, has research interest in the historical development of theological literature in Islam’s […]

DU hosts night of satellite gazing to commemorate Sputnik’s launch

It was a day that changed everything. Oct. 4 marks 50 years from the day Americans looked up to find a Russian satellite, dubbed Sputnik, orbiting overhead. The curious crowded the streets and gazed into the night sky, and the country was launched into a race to outer space that […]

DU’s future to be focused on ‘public good,’ chancellor says

The University is in the strongest condition of its 143-year history, Chancellor Robert Coombe said in his Sept. 28Convocation address to 610 faculty and staff members gathered in Magness Arena. That strength, he said, comes from a faculty of “nationally competitive scholars who are as committed to teaching and their […]

University receives $7.45 million gift to expand global forecasting program

DU’s Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) has received a $7.45 million gift from investor-philanthropist Frederick Pardee to support and expand the school’s International Futures program.  The gift will be used to create the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures at GSIS, funding its endowment and operating costs from 2008 […]

DU transit passes to continue in ’08 despite fare increases

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) fare increases approved Sept. 26 are not expected to affect re-issue of the University of Denver’s 2008 Eco Pass to benefited employees or the College Pass to students. Human Resources Director Richard Gartrell says he expects eligible DU employees to receive the 2008 Eco Passes […]