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Campus art collection ranges from Warhol to Wells

Campus art collection ranges from Warhol to Wells

For curator Dan Jacobs, working with DU’s extensive art collection is a bit like rummaging through Grandma’s attic. He’s discovered thousands of unique pieces tucked away throughout campus, from English engravings to an uncast sculpture relief. Jacobs, director of the Myhren Gallery, is working to catalog, preserve and coordinate the […]

History's going to the dogs

History's going to the dogs

Ingrid Tague was busy writing a book about aristocratic women in 18th century Britain when another book idea hit her. Why not write about 18th century European attitudes toward pets? Tague, associate professor and chair of the history department, had been studying an elderly woman’s letters to her son and […]

Interview: Chancellor Robert Coombe on study abroad

Interview: Chancellor Robert Coombe on study abroad

Santa gets his groove on

Santa gets his groove on

Brad Bolton hasn’t attended a holiday party in more than a decade, but he’s no grinch. Why, he’s the Dancing Santa! Bolton — an adjunct professor in DU’s Sturm College of Law and clerk of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court — dons tap shoes, a familiar red suit and snowy beard […]

Denver's story of Marade madness

Denver's story of Marade madness

He was Denver’s first black mayor. His wife, Wilma, fought tirelessly in the legislature to pass a law recognizing Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a state holiday. Yet, in 1992, Wellington Webb threatened to cancel Denver’s annual Marade (march/parade) honoring the memory of the civil rights advocate and Nobel […]

Essay: A baseball band of brothers

Essay: A baseball band of brothers

“Hey Spike! Whazzup Spiker?” As I walked into my 25-year baseball reunion on a warm Friday night last summer, I was instantly transported back to a simpler time — a time free of the pressures and responsibilities that would mount in the ensuing two-plus decades. Spike was my baseball nickname and […]

Community involvement runs deep for Arlene and Barry Hirschfeld

Community involvement runs deep for Arlene and Barry Hirschfeld

Arlene Hirschfeld (BA English ’66) doesn’t talk about her own achievements, so it’s a good thing she’s married to a man who isn’t afraid to gush about her. Barry Hirschfeld (MBA ’66) says he’s not half as busy as Arlene. She, on the other hand, reminds him of his business […]

Learning in Las Vegas? You bet.

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas — or so the saying goes. But students in statistics Professor Robert Hannum’s Risky Business course leave Las Vegas with information casinos probably don’t want them to share. The students get an insider view of gaming regulations, law, marketing, casino operations and the […]

University light-rail station opens

University light-rail station opens

Commuters to and from DU got some relief from traffic and parking woes when the University of Denver light-rail station opened Nov. 17. The station and accompanying 540-vehicle parking garage are located at the intersection of East Buchtel Boulevard and South Race Street near Centennial Towers and the Ritchie Center. […]

A Dutiful Life

A Dutiful Life

Jim Nicholson has built his career around one thing — service to country.